Online registration for Splash into California has now closed. Please contact Christine Feenstra at the California Head Start Association ( to register before the conference begins. We can’t wait to see you there!

Join us for Splash into California, an exciting professional learning experience for early childhood leaders! This two-day professional development event offers a unique welcome reception, nationally known early childhood speakers, engaging research-based content, VIP luncheon with a panel of experts and Q&A forum, spectacular door prizes, full day of collaboration and networking – and most importantly, the opportunity to celebrate YOU, our California educational heroes!

Mark your calendars now for Splash into California, February 4-5, 2019, The Mission Inn Hotel, Riverside, California. We can’t wait to see you there!

Splash into California Speakers

Frog Street’s annual Splash Conference in Dallas is known for featuring one of the best speaker line-ups in the industry – and the Splash into California roadshow will be no exception! The all-star cast for the Riverside, California Splash event includes:

Steve Spangler
Steve Spangler Inc.

Meet Steve

Dr. Kenneth Wesson
Ed. Consultant, Neuroscience

Meet Dr. Wesson

Mike Longoria

Meet Dr. Mike!

Dr. Brian Mowry
Frog Street Author

Meet Dr. Mowry

Annette Chastain
Conscious Discipline®

Meet Annette

Who should attend?

Early Childhood leaders including directors, specialists, principals, coaches, and education managers of public & private schools, childcare, Head Start, Migrant & Seasonal Head Start, and the Department of Early Childhood Education will benefit from this learning institute. 

What is the content?

The focus of this institute will be around the latest in early brain research, social-emotional wellness with Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline®, Literacy & Language through Music and STEM activities. You’ll also learn from best-selling author and Emmy award-winning speaker Steve Spangler how to use principles of engagement and building connections to create powerful science experiences that children will remember for a lifetime!

Presentations will focus on valuable expertise in a motivational atmosphere to celebrate California early childhood professionals. Eight hours of Professional Development credits will be issued to each attendee.

Where is the location?

Splash into California  will be hosted at the beautiful and historic Mission Inn Hotel, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. Framed by its “breathtaking Spanish Mission-style architecture,” the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa offers a secluded garden oasis, lushly landscaped pool and jacuzzi, historic museum, fitness center, award-winning spa, numerous onside dining options, and more! Don’t miss the chance to experience this grand hotel!

Contact the Mission in at 951.784.0300 for more info – or to reserve a room online, follow this link (or type this link in to your browser):

Request the Splash into California or California Head Start Association room block to receive the special rate. Hurry, book your room today as the room block ends on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Why should I attend?

The purpose of the Frog Street Early Childhood Leadership Institute is to provide awareness of current strategies and techniques for joyful instructional practices for Infants, Toddlers, Threes, and Pre-K children. Attendees will discover a deeper awareness of today’s hot topics in early childhood education. Session content will support the ultimate goal of creating a learning environment to ensure school readiness success!

What are the fees?

The registration fee to attend Splash into California is $179 per person. This includes the chance to experience some of the most dynamic speakers in early childhood education, the Welcome Reception & Paint Party sponsored by Discount School Supply, VIP Luncheon with Q&A Forum, Certificate of Attendance for PD hours, Door Prizes and Entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Round-Trip to Splash 2019 in Dallas, TX!

Hotel fees at the Mission Inn (host site for Splash) are separate and not included in your registration fees.