A Private Christian School Engaging Hearts and Minds

ChildLight Conference 2019

Thursday and Friday, October 3-4, 2019

Welcome to our ChildLight Conference 2019 site. Silverdale is excited to host this year with the theme of “Timely and Timeless.” Never before has the need been greater to help families and teachers take the Charlotte Mason philosophy into our culture and to enable our children to have a timeless education but in a timely way.

If Charlotte Mason were alive today to do what she did in the 19th century, what kind of changes would she propose?

  • She would advocate for experience instead of test scores to show mastery.
  • She would probably have loved the “flipped classroom” concept and despised evenings filled with paperwork instead of reading and outside playing.
  • She would definitely use open books instead of lecturing and images to help with retention.
  • She always saw the teachers role as “guide” and not “talking head.”

If you look closely, Charlotte Mason principles and philosophies are as valuable in 2019 as they were in the 19th century. So we hope you can join us as we refresh and reboot the timeless and timely education of Charlotte Mason.



Administrators: Use the link below to register your school for this year's ChildLight Conference.

COST: $50 per person

Checks should be made payable to Silverdale Baptist Academy. Conference payment will be accepted by mail in advance or in person at the event.

IMPORTANT: The final step of registration is to submit a roster of your attendees to childlight@silverdaleba.org via one of these templates:

Google Sheets (Google users only - make a copy to use)

Excel spreadsheet



This year we are offering over 30 individual workshops spread over 4 sessions. Take a look at the workshop descriptions at the link below to plan your individual sessions, refer to the conference schedule for workshop session scheduling, and use the sign-up link now. Also, find out more about our exciting new Affinity Groups!



Local Hotels

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chattanooga Hamilton Place

2321 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga, TN 37421



SpringHill Suites Chattanooga North/Ooltewah

8876 Old Lee Highway Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363


Find Us

Need help? Contact us! childlight@silverdaleba.org