Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 2:45 PM EDT
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St. Mary's Learning Annex 
1 Phalanx Rd.
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

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Lynette Galante 
New Jersey Child Care Assoiciation 

New Jersey Child Care Association's Fall Leadership Symposium 

"If your actions inspire people to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams

Leadership in the early education environment comes in many forms... Join us for a day to focus on the leader in you!


7:30 - 9:00 Registration/Breakfast

Visit Exhibitors

 9:00 - 10:30 Keynote

10:45 - 12:15 AM Session

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch / Visit Exhibitors

1:15 - 2:45 PM Session

Keynote Speaker - Shannon Hendricks, Director of Children's Services, Bryan's House, Dallas TX:

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T Yourself. TCB, Aretha Style"

In order to take care of your business, you have got to take care of yourself. The Queen of Soul left us with an instruction manual. Let's take a step back in musical history as we discover Aretha’s words of wisdom. Together we will explore how taking care of you can make you "Think" about what is important... Y-O-U!

AM Sessions: 10:45-12:15

 1. Teacher Track: "Priorities of a Leader"  Shannon Hendricks, Bryan's House

As a teacher you embody the true definition of a leader. Each day you exhibit these characteristics, guiding and facilitating learning for all of the children in your classroom. Join me as we take a deeper dive into the true meaning of leadership and how to prioritize the many things you must accomplish each day.

 2. Director Track: "Quick Guide to Effective IT Solutions" John Ball and Sandeep Harjani, Infojini Inc.

Do the terms SEO and IT leave you scratching your head? Do you sit in front of the computer screen and just say, "Huh?"? Join us as we untangle your on-line web of confusion. This interactive discussion will highlight common web based marketing, parental communication and IT solutions for your child care program.

 PM Sessions: 1:15-2:45

 1. Teacher Track: "Inclusive Child Care - Supporting and Balancing the Needs of All Children" Adrienne Robertiello, Special Health Care Educator, Children's Specialized Hospital

This workshop will emphasize the benefits of inclusion for children with and with out disabilities as well as child care providers. Providers play a critical role in facilitating positive relationships and modeling interactions. Common issues such as communication with parents, fostering development, providing support and balancing children's needs in the classroom will be discussed.

 2. Director Track: "Effective and Not So Evil Evaluations" Lynette Galante, President, Future Generation Educational Consulting Services,

Do you dread evaluating your staff? Are the job descriptions for your program presenting an administrative challenge to you? Do you struggle with classroom observations and transferring them to a staff evaluation tool? Join me and together we will begin the journey down an effective evaluation path.