Join your colleagues in St. Augustine, Florida April 1-4, 2019 at FHSA 2019 annual conference & expo, "Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence | Advocacy | Leadership in Quality Early Childhood Education and Services. This years' conference will provide high-quality educational sessions for Florida staff and parents!  Attendees will be offered a variety of opportunities to engage and become empowered as we will offer in-depth education and focus on a particular subject of interest to Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant Head Start, and Child Care- Early Head Start Programs. 

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REGISTRATION RATES 

Member Type Early (12/11/18 - 01/01/19) Regular (01/02/19 - 03/15/19) On-Site (04/01/19 - 04/04/19)
 FHSA Member $350 $375 $400
 Nonmember  $400 $450 $475

 

Registration fee includes:

  • All educational programs including keynote and invited presentations, panel sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions
  • Entry to the FHSA 2019 Expo Hall
  • Opening exhibits reception Monday evening
  • All-conference breakfast, refreshment breaks, receptions, and Wednesday Celebration Dinner 

SPECIAL OFFER!

FHSA is offering a conference special by registering five (5) staff you will receive one (1) Parent Registration FREE!  To receive this special offer use code "FreeParent" in the discount code section during the check-out process. 

St. Augustine Excursion

On Tuesday, April 2 during our 20th Anniversary celebration, FHSA has arranged two excursions including transportation to take conference attendees into the downtown historic district of St. Augustine to take in sights, learn some history and explore Florida's historic coast. Read more about these excursions below. The choice is yours, but you will need to reserve your space when you register for the conference.

A bus will pick up all attendees choosing to participate in the excursions from the World Golf Village Resort and return all attendees to the hotel after the excursion has concluded. We recommend you to take an opportunity to dine-around either before or after the tour.

General details of the tour include:

5:30 - 6:00 PM Depart conference hotel for St. Augustine Visitors Center
6:00 - 7:00 PM Explore St. Augustine- grab some local cuisine 
7:00 - 8:00 PM Tours 
8:00 - 9:00 PM Explore more of what St. Augustine has to offer- grab a refreshing beverage 
9:00 - 9:30 PM Depart from St. Augustine Visitors Center
9:30 - 10:00 PM Arrive back at the conference hotel

Option 1: Saint Augustine Ghost Tour

$45/per person

What to wear and bring along: It is strongly recommended that participants wear cool, comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Participants may also want to bring along sunglasses, and/or an umbrella in case of rain.

REMINDER: DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA.

Our Ghost Tour passes by some of the scariest and most sacred sites including the Huguenot Cemetery, the final resting place of the victims of yellow fever…or was it final? Some visitors to the burial grounds have reported seeing eerie apparitions and translucent orbs floating about.

If you keep a watchful eye while passing the City Gates, you might catch a glimpse of Elizabeth, a child victim of yellow fever, waving to passersby.

You will also pass the Tolomoto Cemetery. Who’s playing games in the cemetery when the sun goes down? Is it the spirit of five-year-old James jumping from branch to branch in the trees or is it the Ghost Bride, still waiting for her walk down the aisle?

Plus, you’ll visit The Old Drug Store, Potter’s Wax Museum, and The Old Jail!


Option 2: Private Trolley Tour

$35/per person

What to wear and bring along: It is strongly recommended that participants wear cool, comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Participants may also want to bring along sunglasses, and/or an umbrella in case of rain.

REMINDER: DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA. 

 

Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you visit Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. Visit the world famous spring that Ponce de Leon deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first Mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.

We make exclusive stops at the Old Jail, St. Augustine History Museum, Potter’s Wax Museum, the Spanish Military Hospital, and the Ximenez-Fatio House.

You’ll also see the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida, lived in by British, Spanish and American colonists. Visit the San Sebastian Winery; Explore Flagler College, built by Henry Morrison Flagler, an industrialist, railroad pioneer and oil magnate, who originally used the building as a hotel then known as Ponce de Leon hotel

 

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