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"You've always known you have the power, my dear!"

Internationally recognized keynote speakers, professional consultants, expert classroom teachers, musicians, and entertainers from around the world will convene July 20–22, 2023 to create a truly unforgettable professional development event! Remember, there's no place like Splash, so come join us for one of the most memorable conferences of the year!

Don't forget to register early for Splash 2023 as we sold out last year! Be on the look-out for the Save the Date and Splash 2023 registration opening in early January.

WHAT TO EXPECT

All of Your Questions Answered

A paid registration to the Splash 2023 Conference includes the Thursday night Keynote and Kickoff Concert, all educational sessions during the regular conference, the Friday evening Celebration Dinner and Dance, and the famous Splash Tote Bag and T-Shirt.

A special room block rate is offered for Splash attendees at the conference venue, The Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel, using a special passkey — see the Venue and Safety tab above for complete details. Be sure and make your reservations early as rooms fill up fast!

Overflow rooms are also available at the Courtyard/TownePlace Suites just down the road from the Gaylord. Numerous other off-site venues are available in the Grapevine area. Overflow reservation information will be available soon.

The Friday night celebration dinner will be provided to Conference attendees who selected this option at the time of registration and is included in the conference fee. In addition, for ease and convenience, meal options including grab-and-go and box lunches will be available to purchase in the conference area during scheduled breaks. The Gaylord also provides multiple dining options throughout the resort and convention center.

Curriculum Trainings are offered on the Pre-Conference day, in the morning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CST and/or the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST. These sessions require an additional registration fee and are designed for early childhood programs and districts that have purchased the Frog Street curriculum.

Participants will receive a certificate for continuing professional education credit for completion of the training. These trainings are for educators who are new to the Frog Street curriculum or those who need a refresher. These trainings will provide content specific to the curriculum and the effective use of its materials to ensure your new, comprehensive curriculum is being used with fidelity.

Check with your district/administration for suggestions on local grants that may be available in your area. Often local businesses, organizations, or Regional Service Centers provide grants/sponsorship for professional development for educators within their community.

Yes! Each year Frog Street awards 5 scholarships to early childhood educators to attend Splash! To apply, please complete the application form to be posted here by December 1, 2022. Include a short essay (no more than 100 words) telling us about your early childhood program and why you would like to be the recipient of this scholarship. Videos and/or photos may also be submitted.

All applications, complete with essays, photos and/or videos, must be received on or before midnight April 1, 2023. Winners will be notified by April 30, 2023.

Please note: This scholarship is for the Splash registration fee only and does not include travel expenses or Pre-Conference Training and Make and Take sessions. Complete details will be available on the Splash 2023 Friendship Scholarship application form.

The deadline to submit an application for the Splash 2023 Scholarship has now passed. Please refer back to this page early next year to apply for the Splash 2023 Scholarship!

Join us for an evening full of fun and surprises! Come dressed in your favorite themed attire and join in the celebration!

Yes, you can send someone in your place if you are unable to attend. Please have your alternate come to the registration booth and pick up your packet, and we will change the name tag and tickets to the various onsite events. It must be a confirmed paid registration. Refunds will not be given for Splash 2022.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate onsite registrations at Splash 2023 . Please do not come to the Gaylord for Splash 2023 if you do not have a confirmed registration. We apologize for any inconvenience, and remember to register early for Splash 2023 as Splash sold out in early June last year! Registration will be open in early January 2023.

TALK TO US ABOUT SPLASH 2023!

Splash 2023 offers early childhood educators the chance to reconnect, revive and be inspired to start the new school year strong! Don't miss out on one of the most engaging conferences of the year.