Professional Development

One Childhood One Chance Annual Conference 2020

“Building Brighter Futures”


The 2020 Educational First Steps Annual Early Learning Conference offers a full day of professional development training courses that educate, equip, and empower educators with tools and resources for success in their school and classrooms.

The conference is offered at NO COST to the teachers and directors in our 100+ network of childcare centers throughout North Texas. This year’s conference, taking place on January 25, 2020 at the Las Colinas Convention Center in Irving, Texas, broke a registration record with 600 guests registered within 1 hour and 16 minutes! There will be a total of 20 trainers and presenters hosting 25 training sessions throughout the day. 


Ebony Smith, founder of Yoga N Da Hood, will be joining as the morning guest speaker where she will share how to implement mindfulness, self-healing, and self-love in our personal lives as well as our youth. 

Smith is a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist, Neuro Language Practitioner, and Wellness Coach that has been featured on Fox, Telemundo, CBS, The Dallas Morning News and countless other print and online platforms.

We are also thrilled to welcome back Caylin L. Moore as the Keynote Speaker.

His first book, A Dream Too Big: The Story of An Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford, was recently published in June of 2019 and has been featured by Good Morning America, ABC News, CBN, and TBN among others.

Caylin will share moments from his journey and the powerful, positive impact that educators can make in a child’s life.

For additional information about this event, please contact WaKeisha Chase, Academy Coordinator at Educational First Steps, directly at