JULY 20-22, 2023
FOLLOW YOUR YELLOW BRICK ROAD AND JOIN US FOR SPLASH 2023!
Frog Street’s Splash 2023 Conference is a unique, professional learning experience and joyful celebration in honor of all heroes in early childhood education! Join us for this year's Splash education celebration and Follow Your Yellow Brick Road to Success!
"You've always had 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!
FAQ's for Splash 2023
All of Your Questions Answered
A paid registration to the Splash 2023 Conference includes the following:
- Kickoff Concert & Keynote Celebration (Thursday)
- Over 50 educational sessions and 4 keynotes during the regular conference (Friday)
- Lunch during the regular conference (Friday) – New this year!
- Reception, Celebration Dinner and Dancing with Live Band (Friday)
- Breakfast pastries and beverages (Saturday) – New this year!
- The famous Splash Tote Bag and T-Shirt
- Educational insights and memories to last a lifetime!
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.
Yes, here are the meals that are included in your registration fee this year:
- The Friday night Celebration Dinner in the Tate Ballroom of the Vineyard Tower
- Lunch on Friday in the Exhibit Hall, with shopping, entertainment, door prizes and give-aways galore!
- Breakfast pastries and beverages on Saturday morning in the Exhibit Hall, and coffee in the Vineyard Tower
- Lunch will also be provided during the Pre-Conference event (this event requires a separate fee)
The Gaylord also provides multiple dining options throughout the resort.
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! The link to the Friends of Frog Street Scholarship application form is available below. Please complete the form online and 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.
Join us for an evening full of celebration, camaraderie and surprises! Don your favorite themed attire or come dressed casually to enjoy the evening with your friends and peers. This evening is all about you, our beloved early childhood educators, so dress up or down, or whatever makes you feel the most comfortable!
YES! Frog Street will allow someone else to take your place if you are unable to attend the conference. These changes must be made prior to July 1, 2023. Due to space commitments based on registered attendees, refunds will not be given for Splash 2023.
TALK TO US ABOUT SPLASH 2023!
Splash 2023 offers early childhood educators the chance to reconnect, re-energize and find your inspiration to start the new school year strong! Don't miss out on one of the most engaging conferences of the year.