Archived Webinars

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2018

 

What the New Tax Law Means for Family Child Care

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: January 9, 10, 16, 2018
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
Providers can expect some major changes in their taxes starting in 2018. How should providers prepare for these changes? This webinar will cover: 
• New 100% bonus depreciation rule will eliminate the need to depreciate most everything 
• How pass-through deduction will reduce your federal income taxes 
• Should providers incorporate to take advantage of lower corporate tax rates? 
• With new tax brackets and changes in the standard deduction and exemptions, how will this affect paying estimated taxes? 
• Do these new rules affect how providers can deduct their business expenses?

 

 

Top Tax Deductions for Family Child Care

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: February 8, 2018
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
Many family child care providers pay too much in taxes each year because they don’t know all the tax deductions they are entitled to claim. This webinar will cover: 
• The key tax deductions that will save you the most money on your taxes 
• How to defend your tax deductions 
• What records you need to have to claim your deductions 
• How to reconstruct your records if you don’t have them

 

 

The Basics of Family Child Care Record Keeping

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: February 26, 2018
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
Are your business records as organized as they should be? This webinar will tell you: 
• Which records you can keep and which you can toss 
• How long to keep your records 
• What records your tax preparer needs to have 
• How to organize your records to save time 
• How to use the space in your home to better manage your records

 

 

Advanced Family Child Care Record Keeping

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: March 21, 2018
Track: Business practices
CEUs offered: None
 
Beyond the basics of record keeping, what can you do to save money on your taxes? This webinar will cover: 

• What is taxable income and how to properly record it 
• How to avoid major mistakes when filing your taxes 
• How to conduct a spot check on your tax return to identify potential errors 
• How to conduct an inventory of your household items 
• How to protect yourself against an IRS audit
 

 

Stumps and Pumps: Creating Outdoor Learning Environments in Your Own Backyard

Presented by: Diann Gano, FCC Provider
Date: April 10, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
Share in my journey of taking our own family child care curriculum outdoors. Create rich learning environments that stimulate curiosity and allow children to become thinkers, problem solvers, and risk-takers. Learn through pictorial slides how very small changes in environmental spaces can add intentionality and focus to investigative learning.
 

 

Learning Through Routines

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Workshop
Date: April 25, 2018
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Morning, noon, or night, you can integrate learning into daily routines! In this webinar, we'll examine how everyday moments (getting dressed, preparing meals, cleaning up, or bedtime) offer opportunities to build math, language, and other skills that prepare kids for school and life.
 

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The Power of Open-Ended Materials

Presented by: Angela Fowler & Diann Gano, FCC Provider
Date: May 7, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
This webinar will explore the ways that open-ended materials can support children’s learning and development. Open-ended materials can be used in a variety of ways and encourage exploration, creativity and cognitive development. The discussion will focus on ways to best support children’s exploration of open-ended materials and different types of materials that you can offer to children in your family child care home.
 

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Creating Strong Contracts & Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: May 23, 2018
Track: Business practices
CEUs offered: 0.1 hour
 
For many family child care providers, it’s not the child that is the problem – it’s the parents! This webinar will help you create a strong contract and policies that will reduce potential conflicts with parents. It will cover: 

• The key elements of your contract 
• What to include in your policies 
• What to put in your contract so parents will never leave owing you money 
• What you should know before you sign a contract with a parent
 

 

 

Social Justice, Anti-Bias, Inequity, Diversity...What Does This Mean in Early Childhood?

Presented by: Tracy Ehlert
Date: June 5, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
A basic overview of what Social Justice, Anti-Bias, Inequity, Diversity are and why these terms are important in the early childhood world and should have a place in your classroom. Participants will 1) Have a better understanding of key terms such as: social identity, social justice, and anti-bias education. 2) Learn basics of anti-bias education. And 3) Have some activity ideas for anti-bias curriculum. 
 

 

 

Keeping Kids Safe: Violence Prevention and Active Shooter Threat Basics for Child Care Programs

Presented by: Child Care Aware® of America
Date: June 18, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
The news of recent school shootings has caused heightened stress for everyone, including child care providers and programs. What can you do to keep children in your child care program safe from similar threats? This webinar will introduce child care providers to some of the basic prevention steps to take to in dealing with violence, such as an active shooter incident.
 

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Immunization Resources in Family Child Care Settings

Presented by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: July 16, 2018
CEUs offered: none
 
Health and safety practices, including immunization, are the foundation of quality child care settings, but there have been outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in child care settings in the U.S. in recent years. This webinar will explain how family child care providers can create a healthy environment by staying up-to-date on their own vaccinations, verifying the immunization status of children, and educating parents about the benefits of following the CDC immunization schedule. Webinar participants will also learn about free immunization resources available to child care providers and ideas for celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month in August. Speakers include Dr. Mark Freedman and Jenny Mullen from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 

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5 of the Best Dramatic Play Experiences

Presented by: Stephanie Winkel, NAFCC Accredited Family Child Care Provider
Date: July 30, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
Dramatic play is an essential experience for preschool-aged children. They learn about and process their environment and relationships through dramatic play. Join us in viewing and exploring 5 of the best dramatic play set-ups! From costumes to homemade accessories, you’ll gain a plethora of ideas to use in your program.
 

 

 

Documenting Children's Learning

Presented by: Tracy Ehlert, FCC Provider
Date: August 16, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

When teachers/providers observe, interact, and document, decisions are purposeful and intentional. Teachers can do an even better job of supporting children and families. Learn how to document children’s learning for your own use, to share with families and to use with children. Participants will:

1) Understand why you should document children’s learning.

2) Know how to use documentation with families, students and staff.

3) Have a variety of methods to use to display and share documentation. 

 

 

Caring for Mixed Age Groups

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Street in Communities
Date: August 29, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
In this webinar, we'll discuss some of the challenges of caring for kids of different ages. We'll explore some strategies to help you get kids involved in routines, solve problems together, and learn from each other as they play. Finally, we'll offer a variety of playful activities that are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
 

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Reaching Your Retirement Goals

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: September 12, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
Learn how to reduce your expenses, increase your income, save more money for your retirement, and choose the best IRA for your family. Here’s what I’ll be talking about: 

• Identify ways to reduce expenses and increase income 
• Where to put money to meet long-term goals 
• Learn how to prioritize long-term financial goals 
• Understand the basics of retirement investing 
• IRA retirement plans for providers: Traditional IRA, Roth, SIMPLE, SEP, and Self Employed 401(k) 
 

 

Spreadsheets Made Simple: Tracking Income and Expenses

Presented by: Sasha Shunk, FCC Provider
Date: October 2, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
Using Google Sheets, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet to track your income and expenses. In this webinar, we will cover initial set-up, entering data, and creating simple formulas. We'll also discuss tips and tricks on how to stay organized and maximize your net income.
 

 

Offering Comfort

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Workshop
Date: October 24, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
During tough times—both everyday challenges and more serious experiences—support from caring adults can offer children comfort and reassurance. In this webinar, we will discuss how to guide parents and caregivers in showing they care. We will also encourage families to reflect on how love was expressed to us growing up, so we can make choices about how to express it to our children now.
 

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Family Child Care Environments 2.0

Presented by: Rocio Galarza, Sesame Street in Communities and Barbara-Ann Mattle
Date: November 28, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
Environment is so much more than physical space. Positive adult-child interactions matter too. In this webinar, we'll explore how child care providers can take a whole-child approach when designing your child care curriculum and organizing your space. We'll take a look at the variety of factors that affect a child's ability to learn, offering strategies and examples for maximizing children's learning while in your space and in your care. Later, we'll be joined by a family child care trainer and evaluator wh
 

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2017

 

Welcome to Sesame Street in Communities

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Workshop
Date: March 29, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Join Sesame Street in this informative webinar, where we’ll introduce you to our latest initiative, Sesame Street in Communities. We’ll talk about what it is, why we created it, and how it can help family child care providers, like you, in your work with kids and families. Finally, we’ll do a little happy dance as we celebrate the ongoing partnership between Sesame Workshop and National Association of Family Child Care!
 

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Family Circle: Tips, Tools, and Strategies to Enhance Family Engagement

Presented by: Beth Ehlis, FunShine Express
Date: April 24, 2017
CEUs offered: None
 
Research has shown that strong, positive relationships between caregivers and a child's family provide numerous developmental benefits for a child. But how can you create this? What elements ensure success in this area? What about those "problem" parents? Join us as we explore strategies to strengthen relationships with families! Participants explore research elements and demonstrated benefits of strong caregiver/family relationships. Specific situations (case studies/discussion) will be used to identify helpful strategies. Caregivers will leave with a "toolbox" that they can quickly implement to increase family engagement.

 

 

Tips and Tricks: Merging Research-Based Elements Into a Daily Schedule

Presented by: Beth Ehlis, FunShine Express
Date: May 4, 2017
CEUs offered: None
 
This session focuses on 10 important research-based elements of a daily schedule. Tools are provided to assist participants as they develop their own schedules. At the end of the session, participants will learn to critically evaluate current and newly developed daily schedules using a series of questions and a checklist to insure that research-based elements are adequately included in the routine.

 

 

Family Child Care Environments

Presented by: Rocio Galarza, Sesame Workshop and Barbara-Ann Mattle, NAFCC Accreditation Council
Date: May 24, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Environment is so much more than physical space. Positive adult-child interactions matter too. In this webinar, we'll explore how child care providers can take a whole-child approach when designing their child care curriculum or organizing their space. We'll take a look at the variety of factors that affect a child's ability to learn, offering strategies and examples for maximizing children's learning while in your space and in under care. 

Later, we'll be joined by Barbara Ann Mattle from NAFCC, who will address in more detail some safety and quality control issues you should consider as well. 
 

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Children's Environmental Health in Early Learning Programs

Presented by: Robin Joseph
Date: June 19, 2017
CEUs offered: None
 
Have you ever wondered how the environment or the chemicals used in your family child care program impact the children you care for, as well as you and your staff? Is there a connection between the chemicals used in everyday products, one's exposure to those chemicals and one's health? As a provider, there’s a lot you can do to improve the environmental health of your program. Armed with knowledge and support, making your program healthier and safer can be a reality. 
  • Learn about major environmental health issues affecting young children. 
  • Understand why children are uniquely vulnerable to environmental hazards. 
  • Learn free or low-cost preventative actions to reduce exposure to lead found in paint, water, soil and children’s toys. 
  • Be introduced to the Eco-Healthy Child Care® program and related endorsement opportunity.

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Communicating with Clients: The Importance of Strong Contracts and Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: August 10, 2017
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
It’s not the child that is the problem; it’s the parents! This webinar will help you communicate with parents about your business so that they will follow your contract and policies. This webinar will cover: 
 
• The key elements of all contracts 
• What to include in your policies 
• What to put in your contract so parents will never leave owing you money 
• What you should know before you sign a contract with a parent
 

 

Dealing with Difficulties: Enforcing Your Contracts and Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: September 13, 2017
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
Your contract and policies may be clearly written, but sometimes parents don’t follow all of your rules. This webinar will help you enforce both with the least amount of stress for you and the parents. This webinar will cover:
• How to establish consequences for parents who don’t follow your rules 
• How to negotiate changes in your contract and policies with parents 
• When and how to end your contract 
• How to collect from a parent: small claims court or a collection agency?

 

Handling Emergencies with Sesame Street

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Workshop
Date: September 27, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Preparing for emergencies is an important way to stay safe. It’s also something kids can be involved in, by learning family members’ whole names, important phone numbers, and the family address. Family Child Care providers need to take special precautions, and Sesame Street is here to help. In this webinar, we'll walk through some child-care specific considerations, and explore resources to help you prepare for emergencies, and offer strategies to help kids feel safe and secure in uncertain times.
 

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Traumatic Experiences

Presented by: Rocio Galarza, Sesame Workshop
Date: October 30, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Traumatic experiences change the way kids’ brains are wired. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. It helps when kids feel seen and heard by a caring adult and someone patiently teaches coping strategies and resilience-building techniques. Your friends at Sesame Street have created resources to help caring grown-ups like you mitigate the effects of traumatic experiences in the kids you care for. In this webinar, we'll walk through a selection of these resources to help you bring these protective factors to life.
 

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Parent Engagement is Power

Presented by: Debbie Mays
Date: November 8, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Engaging parents is not only crucial to early education and family child care success, but it can transform your program. What is the difference between involvement and engagement? Parents are busy and funding is limited. What can we do as family child care providers to build our school family?
 

 

Using Music in Your Family Child Care Home

Presented by: Debbie Mays
Date: November 27, 2017
Track: Working with Young Children
CEUs offered: None
 
Music has the power to set the tone for your family child care home. Music can help us learn language, aid in balance coordination, and facilitate cross lateral movement. This webinar will reinforce skills that you're already teaching in your day-to-day life.

 

2017 Tax Updates for Family Child Care

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: January 23, 2018
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
Each year, Congress passes new tax laws that affect family child care providers. This webinar will cover all of these new laws and explain how you can take advantage of them to reduce your taxes. The webinar will cover: 
• New mileage and standard meal allowance rates 
• New $2,500 rule for deducting items 
• Impact of new tax laws on your personal taxes 
• Expanded Saver’s Tax Credit 
• Bonus depreciation rule for 2017 and 2018 

 

 

Exploring Language and Literacy with Sesame Street in Communities

Presented by: Rebecca Honig, Sesame Workshop
Date: February 21, 2018
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Reading together opens doors to new and exciting worlds. In this webinar, we'll learn how to nurture an early love of reading to help prepare them to succeed in school and in life! Parents and caregivers can help even the very youngest kids acquire language through daily interactions. We'll take a look at SSIC's vast resources supporting language and literacy for families, caregivers, children, and educators. Then, we'll discuss ideas on making the most of everyday moments to enrich language and literacy.
 

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Count Us In: The Child Care Law Matters to All Family Child Care

Presented by: Mary Beth Testa, NAFCC Policy Consultant
Date: March 8, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) matters to all of family child care. CCDBG guides the subsidy program: family eligibility, the payment rates to providers, and the overall experience in the program for families and child care providers. But it doesn’t end there - so even if you don’t currently enroll families who pay with assistance/subsidy, it matters to you! Join this webinar to talk about the strategies and resources of state licensing departments and approaches to boost the quality of care, and how states prioritize family child care – or leave out family child care, and how all of this connects to CCDBG. We’ll talk about ways you can help shape child care decisions in your state and take action with NAFCC to promote the power of family child care.   
 

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Staying Healthy

Presented by: Kama Einhorn, Sesame Workshop
Date: March 28, 2018
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Routines are key to keeping healthy. In this webinar, we will identify daily habits like brushing teeth, washing hands, eating well, and exercising that help kids grow strong. You’ll also learn about “Every so often” routines (doctor and dentist checkups) needed to ensure that families have the support and information they need to stay well. Together, we’ll discuss creative ways to level up learning in your programs, and extend that learning to the families you serve.
 

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The Basics of KidKare Accounting

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: April 17, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
The new KidKare software can save you a lot of time and money on your taxes. Many providers aren’t using all the features of this software effectively. This webinar will show you how to take advantage of its key features, including how to: 

• Calculate your Time-Space % using the new attendance tracking tool 
• Report just your business miles, not your personal miles 
• Track the hours you work after children are gone 
• Enter expenses into the proper expense category
 

 

The Benefits of Incorporating the Arts

Presented by: Mary Quest, Town Square and Sarah Bucio, FCC Provider
Date: April 30, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
This webinar will explore ways that you can bring art experiences in every day in your family child care and how the arts support cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development in a variety of ways. The importance of the process of exploring rather than the end product for young children and the distinction between arts and crafts will be part of the discussion. Strategies for providers to support learning and relationships through arts experiences will be given.
 

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After the Disaster: Food Safety and Dealing with Mold in Your Child Care Setting

Presented by: Child Care Aware of America
Date: May 14, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
Loss of power, excess moisture, and standing water are common problems that exist as a result of natural disasters. During the webinar, get tips for determining safety of food after a power loss as well as information on understanding how to deal with mold in your child care program.
 

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Bright Financial Futures

Presented by: Brittany Sommer Katzin
Date: May 30, 2018
CEUs offered: none
 
In this webinar, we’ll explore ways to talk about money with young kids. Providers will learn strategies to help familiarize families with important concepts like saving, spending, and sharing. Together, we’ll explore resources for every age to help kids build a positive understanding of money, and a bright financial future. 

When children see you buy things at a store or use an ATM, they are beginning to understand what money is. In this webinar, we will discuss how to teach basic financial concepts. Sesame Street in Communities has created simple activities to help kids learn about making good choices; what has value; and spending, sharing, and saving. We will also explore how these early lessons will help your child grow up to make good financial decisions.
 

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Enforcing Your Contracts and Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: June 14, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 hour
 
Your contract and policies may be clearly written, but sometimes parents don’t follow all of your rules. This webinar will help you enforce with the least amount of stress for you and the parents. This webinar will cover: 

• How to establish consequences for parents who don’t follow your rules 
• How to negotiate changes in your contract and policies with parents 
• When and how to end your contract 
• How to collect from a parent: small claims court or a collection agency?
 

 

 

Creating & Adapting Curriculum to Fit Your Program Needs

Presented by: Tracy Ehlert 
Date: July 11, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
When teachers/providers observe, interact, and document, decisions are purposeful and intentional, teachers can do an even better job of supporting children and families. Learn how to document children’s learning for your own use, to share with families, and to use with children. Participants will: 1) Understand why you should document children’s learning. 2) Know how to use documentation with families, students and staff. And 3) Have a variety of methods to use to display and share documentation. 
 

 

 

Let's Get Ready - Planning Together for Emergencies

Presented by: Child Care Aware® of America and Sesame Street in Communities
Date: July 23, 2018
CEUs offered: none
 
Preparing for emergencies is something that families and child care providers can do together! Using Sesame Street materials, help children remember important information and create a family emergency kit and plan.
 

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Managing Money to Meet Short Term Goals

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: August 6, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
Are you having trouble making ends meet? Do you never have enough money for emergencies or to buy what you want? This webinar will focus on how to set and meet short-term financial goals (3-5 years). It will cover: 

• How to reduce spending and increase your savings so you can meet your goals 
• The difference between acceptable and unacceptable debt 
• How to make better financial decisions 
• How to plan ahead to buy larger items such as home repairs/improvements/playground equipment, etc. 
Where to invest your money that you will need in the next 3-5 years
 

 

Child Care Emergency Supply Kits: What to Pack and Where It's At

Presented by: Child Care Aware® of America
Date: August 20, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
Every child care program should have fully-stocked emergency supply kits ready to use—one that is portable for evacuations and another that is on-site for sheltering in place.  This webinar will provide you with a greater understanding of what to put in your kits and how to store them.
 

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Stress Free Marketing Techniques

Presented by: Tasheba Berry-McLaren, FCC Provider
Date: September 4, 2018
CEUs offered: None
 
In this webinar, we will talk about how to create an atmosphere where business owners can develop new ways to market their business, share marketing tips you can do at little to no cost, and learn strategies on how social media and apps can help to market your business. 
 

 

Incorporating STEM

Presented by: Rocio Galarza, Sesame Workshop
Date: September 26, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
Investigating STEM concepts early helps build a foundation for and love of STEM learning that will prepare children for success in school and beyond. In this webinar, we will discuss ideas to encourage young children and the adults in their lives to explore STEM concepts. SSIC resources include videos, games, and hands-on activities. We will also share ways to empower educators, caregivers, and parents in facilitating STEM learning, and create excitement around awareness of STEM in the early-childhood community.
 

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Budgeting for Family Child Care Programs

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: October 10, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
No one likes to budget! But, you are more likely to meet your financial goals if you incorporate them into a budget. This webinar will: 

• Define what a budget is and why you need one 
• Explain how to create a simple one-year budget to forecast your income and expenses 
• Explain how to incorporate short and long-term goals into a budget to make it more likely that you will meet them 
• Show how a budget can help you plan ahead and make better financial decisions
 

 

 

Growing and Expanding Your Family Child Care Business

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: November 15, 2018
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 
Have you ever thought of expanding your business so you could care for more children and make more money? What are the pros and cons of such a decision? This webinar will cover: 

• What are the costs/benefits of hiring an employee? Does it make a difference if you hire a family member? 
• What are the key marketing tips that can attract more parents to your program? 
• Should you move your business to another home? Should you operate two family child care homes? 
• What is the best business structure to operate under if you expand your business: sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, LLC?
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Facts, Not Fiction: The Financial Impact of Being on the Food Program and How to Claim Food Expenses

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: April 6, 2017
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
There are myths about the Food Program that need to be busted! This webinar will cover:
  • Why you are always better off financially by being on the Food Program
  • Common objections to the Food Program
  • Understanding the two-tiered system
  • How to report your Food Program reimbursements
  • How to calculate your food expenses

 

How Children Grow

Presented by: Tara Wright and Andrea Cody, Sesame Workshop
Date: April 26, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
In this webinar, we'll explore the brain development that happens in the earliest parts of life--laying out development milestones that caring adults can nurture and celebrate. We'll offer strategies and multimedia resources that family child care providers can use to help parents see these development milestones as opportunities to participate in their child's growth and enhance their parent-child interaction. 
 

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Worried About an IRS Audit? Preparing for the Possibilities

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: May 8, 2017
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
You won’t have to worry about being audited by the IRS if you have properly filed your tax forms. This webinar will cover: 
 
• How to conduct a quick review of your tax forms to identify any major mistakes made by your tax preparer 
• Key record keeping mistakes providers make and how to correct them 
• How to find a tax preparer that understands your business 
• How to defend yourself if you are audited and where to look for help
 

 

Don't Let Your Income Manage You, Manage Your Income

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: June 3, 2017
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 
Managing money can be a difficult subject to tackle for many providers. This webinar will cover: 
 
• How to set your rates and evaluate them over time 
• How to talk to parents about your rates 
• How to raise your income without raising your rates 
• How to keep more of the money you make
 

 

Caring For Mixed Age Groups

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Workshop
Date: June 26, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
In this webinar, we'll discuss some of the challenges involved when caring for kids of different ages. We'll explore some strategies to help you get kids involved in routines, solve problems together, and learn from each other as they play. Finally, we'll offer a variety of playful activities that are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
 

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Joyful Learning

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Workshop
Date: August 30, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
Play is joyful learning. It helps kids develop the skills they need for school and life. In this webinar we’ll invite providers to take delight in the wonder of play. We'll offer some strategies for providers to enhance kids learning through play, and finally, we'll encourage grownups to prioritize play in their daily routines.
 

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Big or Small - It's All Good! Creating Your Outdoor Classroom

Presented by: Corinne Carr
Date: September 21, 2017
CEUs offered: None
 
In this webinar, you will learn about the outdoor learning environment by giving children clear choices and defined spaces. Participants who attend this webinar will gain an understanding about the outdoor classroom as well as a basic overview of how to connect children to nature and enjoy nature through all the seasons. 
 

 

Internet Marketing: 6 Tricks to Make Your Business Shine

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: October 10, 2017
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 

Most young parents today turn to the Internet for almost everything, including when they are looking for a child care provider. If they do, will they find you? This webinar will cover how to use the Internet to promote your business. This webinar will cover: 

• How to identify the benefits of your program so you know what to say about your program on the Internet 
• How to effectively use Facebook using a business or personal page? 
• The most useful social media sites for your business 
• How to create a website/blog 
• What to avoid doing on the Internet and how to protect yourself

 

Two Languages = Two Brains

Presented by: Pilar Torres
Date: November 7, 2017
Track: Working with Young Children
CEUs offered: None
 
The fastest growing segment of the population are young children growing up in homes where English is not the first language, or dual language learners. More and more early childhood teachers and providers are likely to have DLL in their classrooms and programs. This presentation will introduce participants to the unique language acquisition needs of bi-literate children. It is designed to challenge myths and values and to raise questions and the urgency of learning more about how we can support children who bring this valuable asset into our family child care programs.
 

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Expect the Unexpected: How to Use Insurance to Protect Yourself from Real Life Scenarios

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: November 18, 2017
Track: Business Practices
CEUs offered: None
 

It can happen: children get injured in family child care, parents sue their provider, your house and property can get damaged. This webinar will discuss how having the proper insurance can protect yourself and what can happen if you don’t. It will cover: 


• Real life examples of lawsuits and insurance claims that can devastate your business 
• How to make sure your personal insurance (home, car) still covers you. It may not. 
• What to look for when buying homeowners, car and business liability insurance 
• How to work with an insurance agent

 

Seeing Amazing: Explaining Autism with Sesame Street

Presented by: Tara Wright, Sesame Workshop
Date: November 29, 2017
Track: Community and Family Engagement
CEUs offered: None
 
All children experience the world differently, and those differences are even greater for children with autism. Your understanding and support can help ease daily challenges…while celebrating the uniqueness of all children. In this webinar, we'll introduce the Sesame Street and Autism initiative, meet our new Sesame Street friend, Julia, and dive into resources that help us celebrate the amazing in all kids!
 

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