Gulf Coast Early Childhood Summer Symposium

June 19 – 21, 2023

The Island House Hotel; Orange Beach, AL

Bringing together early childhood professionals, business owners, faith-based early education leaders, advocates and state offices for a 3-day training and networking event along the beautiful beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

About Gulf Coast  Summer Symposium

The Alabama Association for Early Care and Education (AALECE) has been bringing affordable, quality training to early education professionals for over 30 years. Our attendees return year after year because this conference experience is unlike any other. The training is exceptional and relevant. The atmosphere is laid back. And the beach views are heavenly. Here are some exapmles of highlights from our past events…

Insightful Panel Discussions

From new programs and state initiatives to increased funding opportunities through the American Rescue Plan, we’re convening panels of experts and representatives to bring you the latest updates and answer your questions.

Classes & Workshops

The Gulf Coast ECE Summer Symposium always offers high-quality sessions on the topics you want for the professional development and CEUs you need. All offerings are categorized into Alabama’s Training Cateorgies and CDA Subject Areas to help you grow core knowledge, skills and attitudes to support your work with young children and families.

Networking Opportunities

When early childhood professionals connect, they create powerful communities of learning. You’ll find a variety of events and other opportunities to share knowledge, build relationships and make connections at the Gulf Coast ECE Summer Symposium.

Symposium Venue

The Island House Hotel – A Doubletree by Hilton

26650 Perdido Beach Boulevard

Orange Beach, AL  36561; 251-981-6100

Booking Link:
Group Name: Gulf Coast Early Childhood Summer Symposium

For booking via phone, use the 3-letter code GCE.

Pricing & Registration

There are a variety of ways that you can be a part of the 2023 Gulf Coast Early Childhood Summer Symposium!


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