Friday, June 1, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235

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Kimberly Brickhouse
Child Care Aware of Virginia

The 2018 Child Care & Early Childhood Education Business Summit

The 2018 Child Care and Early Childhood Education Business Summit offers child care providers an opportunity to step up to the next level of success! ***Registration is from 8:00 am to 8:45 am

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  • If paying by check, it must be received by our office no later than Monday, 5/14/2018. Contact Kim Brickhouse at (804) 285-0846 if you have any questions.

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  • Session 1 (10:15 - 11:30)

  • Can you hear me now??? Enhance Parent Engagement with Mobile Technology.... This hands-on training will teach child care owners and directors how they can use technology to leverage mobile apps to deliver daily reports, pictures, newsletters, notifications, reminders, track curriculum, manage invoicing and track attendance. Attendees will also be provided free access to the myKidzday mobile app during the training session. Remember to bring your mobile phone/tablet/iPad to the session..... Presenter: Abhas Jain, Adjunct Professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI

  • Employment Law Demystified: Basics for Non-Lawyers.... Managing employment relationships in all phases is very important for child care managers and owners. Many employers struggle with the various issues that arise when managing employees. We will provide advice and techniques on hiring, properly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt, evaluating performance, and the proper way to end the employment relationship.... Presenter: Steve Brown, Managing Partner, Isler Dare’s Richmond office

  • Follow the Money: Cash Flow & Strategic Economic Decisions.... Budgets are tight and operating a child care business has never been more challenging or time-consuming. This workshop is designed to assist small businesses with cash flow planning, budgeting, and financial reporting to promote smart business decisions in the competitive child care market. Discussions will also include fraud identification and other compliance matters such as taxation.... Presenter: Celia L. Powell, CPA, Accounting Strategies to Solutions, LLC

  • Partnering for High Quality Child Care: An Overview of State Programs....Join this opportunity for discussion, updates and all the Q&A you can handle on Child Care Licensing, the Subsidy Program, and learn about participating in the Virginia Department of Health’s Child and Adult Care Food Program, which reimburses child care programs serving low-income children.... Presenters: Jamie Sipe, Sharon Lindsay and Mary Ward with VDSS and Ashley Smith with VDH

  • Protect Yourself & Your Business: Risk Management Strategies for Early Education Providers.... For early education providers, risk management practices need to support business continuity and safety. This can include having strategies in place designed to protect your property, enhance your transportation practices, and provide a safe environment for your families and staff. This workshop will provide a risk manager’s overview of what some of these strategies should be to help maintain a well-rounded risk management program at your child care business.... Presenter: Michael Swain, Senior Loss Control Specialist, Markel Insurance Company

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  • Session 2 (1:00 – 2:15)

  • HR Hot Tips! Building a Positive Culture.... Interviewing, hiring, orientation, performance reviews and building an enthusiastic culture are among the keys for creating a high quality program in which people want to work, kids want to play and learn, and about which parents tell their friends. This session offers an ‘insider's view’ from 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award winners on practices that make a great program!.... Presenters: Anissa Walker and Abeer Nagvi, Kindercare Learning Centers

  • How Adults Learn: Successful Strategies for Staff Training.... Teaching adults is not the same as teaching children. Do you provide professional development for your staff? In the back of your mind, do you wonder why you are standing in front of a room of tired grown-ups when you are far more comfortable leading four-year-olds at circle time? If so, this session is for you! Come learn quick and easy techniques to make your trainings ACTIVE and FUN so that your staff are excited to gain new knowledge and skills.... Presenter: Jaye Harvey, Coordinator, Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development Team

  • Let Your Voice Be Heard! Advocacy in Action.... Through peer-to-peer interactions and role play, learn to get comfortable speaking out for yourself, your business and your profession with the American Heart Association. This workshop will provide you with tools and strategies to confidently engage in political and community advocacy. Learn to speak-up and let your voice be heard!.... Presenter: Melissa Peeler, American Heart Association

  • Preparing for the Worst: Active Shooter Training for Early Learning Providers: NOTE this is a double session (1:00-2:15 and 2:30-3:45). YOU WILL NEED TO SELECT THIS SESSION AS YOUR CHOICE FOR SESSION 3 AS WELL.... While there have been numerous acts of violence during the past decade, including 427 incidents involving an active shooter in the past year alone, there has been little effort to better equip early learning professionals to prepare for and respond to these situations. In response to requests from the field, Child Care Aware® of America has developed the first active shooter response training crafted specifically for child care providers responsible for infants, toddlers and young children. Participants will learn lessons from prior mass shootings and strategies for responding to an active shooter incident.... Presenter: Andy Roszak, Child Care Aware of America

  • What We Can Do for You: Shared Services, PD & Quality Supports: Learn about all the professional development and quality support systems Virginia has in place to move your program to the next level! The Virginia Shared Services Network is an easy-to-use website offering discounts and resources. Child Care Aware offers FREE technical assistance. Virginia Quality supports your program’s achievements through levels of recognition, and the Infant Toddler Specialist Network nurtures the development of your youngest enrollees. There’s even a Scholarship Program! Get the latest from the experts and learn how these programs can build and support your business…. Presenters: Jodi Roberts and Peggy Watkins with CCAoVA, Kris Meyers with Virginia Quality, Amy Stutt with Infant Toddler Specialist Network and Kathy Gillikin with VDSS

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  • Session 3 (2:30 – 3:45)

  • Creating a Coaching Culture: How to Move People from Here to Full Potential.... As we become managers and leaders of people, we become responsible for the results of the people in our charge. Most of the leaders who’ve gone before us teach us that it’s our job to tell … to set expectations and give feedback. The problem is just telling people what to do and giving them sporadic feedback isn’t enough to get the most out of a team. This workshop covers the three most important skills you need to start coaching your team today: • The GEMS of coaching – what you can measure as a result of coaching • The mindset – what needs to change in how you think to be a successful coach • A framework for coaching conversations – the questions you ask that lead to big changes.... Presenter: Libby Dishner, Cresco Coaching & Consulting

  • Let's go Social!! Social Media Marketing for the Child Care Industry.... This training session will teach you to effectively market your program to "Free Agent Parents" using Social Media and other technology solutions. We will discuss best practices for Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp, Google AdWords, and Facebook Ads.... Presenter: Abhas Jain, Adjunct Professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI

  • STOP Child Care Expulsions: Top Tips for Managing Challenging Behavior.... Passing young children who exhibit challenging behavior from provider to provider does not fix the problem; research tells us it raises the odds they won’t make it through high school. Expulsion and suspension are stressful and negative experiences that too many young children encounter in early learning programs. Though each case is different, expulsions and suspensions may be products of misguided or absent policies, or insufficient training and support services for staff, especially in managing challenging behavior, recognizing trauma, and promoting social-emotional development. This session will guide participants through a process of managing behavior to strengthen your program and enhance your business model.... Presenter: Pam Booker, M.Ed., IMH-E II, Early Childhood Consultant, Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • What is Cultural Competence, Anyway?.... We do a great job with our customers - but what about our co-workers? Starting with oneself is the first step to providing culturally appropriate services to our customers and creating the welcoming and accepting work environment we all desire. Provocative and fun - this presentation will explore ways to achieve cultural competency on a personal level.... Presenter: Dina Hackley-Hunt, Catalyst Training & Consulting

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    Child Care Aware of Virginia
    804 Moorefield Park Drive
    Suite 101
    Richmond, VA 23236

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