Friday November 18, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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St. Mary's Parish Hall 
1 Phalanx Road
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

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Curt Macysyn 

2016 NJCCA Fall Leadership Symposium

Join us on Friday, November 18, 2016 for the 2016 NJCCA Fall Leadership Symposium, which will be held at St. Mary's Parish Hall, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722. Registration begins at 7:30 am, and the Keynote Address begins promptly at 9:00 am. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Conference Registration/Visit Exhibitors (7:30 am to 9:00 am)

Keynote Address (9:00 am to 10:30 am):

"How to Effectively Leverage Email Marketing and Simple Social Media Strategies to Grow Your Center"

Maria Semple, the principal of The Prospect Finder, LLC, is an experienced researcher, trainer and frequent speaker on prospect research, email marketing and simple social media strategies. She is the author of Magnify Your Business, as well as two downloadable and interactive books filled with dozens of prospecting resources.

MORNING SESSIONS (10:45 am to 12:15 pm):

(1) "Why Sponsor a Special Event?"

Diane Bonanno, former executive director of recreation, Rutgers University

Special events are a good business strategy for recruiting new families, retaining the families you presently have, building a sense of community and enhancing your reputation as a good neighbor in town. Learn how to maximize the potential of a special event and get new ideas for events you can run.

(2) "Challenging Behaviors: Preventing Problems by Use of Visual Cues"

Dr. Keri Giordano, assistant professor Kean University

The easiest way to work with challenging behaviors is to prevent them! This session will demonstrate how to use a variety of visual cues in the classroom environment to help prevent challenging behaviors.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm)

(1) "Taking a Deeper Dive: Using the ECERS-3 as a Tool for Growth and Change"

Lisa Bresson, M.Ed., Grow NJ Kids Technical Assistance Supervisor

In this workshop, we will address some common questions that arise about this comprehensive tool. Participants will learn how to effectively utilize the ECERS-3 tool and will begin to understand the importance of implementing it for long-term growth and positive change in the classroom environment.

(2) "The New DCF Child Care Manual: Ask a Lawyer, Ask a Provider"

Ronald L. Perl, Esq., Law Firm of Hill Wallack (Princeton, N.J.) & Lynette Galante, executive director, Future Generation Educational Consulting Services, Member of the Citizen's Ad-hoc Committee on Child Care Manual Revisions

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Licensing has proposed several changes to the Child Care Manual that will affect your center. Get in on the ground floor in understanding these proposed changes and what you should do to achieve positive inspection results.