2019 Pre-Conference Sessions

 

June 19-20, 2019, 8 AM - 5 PM

NAFCC Train the Accreditation Trainer

Presented by NAFCC

This two day training will certify professionals in the family child care field to offer NAFCC Accreditation training in their communities. This training will be facilitated by highly qualified experts in adult learning as well as early care and education.

You will:
- Discover strategies that motivate adults to take charge of their own learning
- Identify styles and characteristics that help you stand out as an exceptional trainer
- Review necessary skills for teaching adults
- Examine the accreditation process
- Recognize the intent of the NAFCC Quality Standards and the many right ways the standards can be met
- Learn to encourage trainees to make the necessary changes in their practice
- Be prepared to share the benefits of accreditation with providers, policy makers, funders, and community members to support NAFCC Accreditation in your community

Upon successful completion of this training, you will become a Certified NAFCC Accreditation Trainer and will be allowed to advertise yourself as such. Take advantage of this opportunity to become an integral part of moving high quality family child care forward in your community. You must be a member of NAFCC to attend.

PRICE:

Before May 20: $350

NAFCC Accreditation Observer Training

Presented by NAFCC

NAFCC Observers play an integral part in helping providers achieve this important professional development goal. Now is your chance to become an NAFCC Accreditation Observer! During this two-day (16 hour) training, participants receive specific information about their roles as observers and NAFCC observation procedures. Observer training incorporates a variety of adult learning techniques and practicum. Potential observers leave NAFCC Observation Training confident that they have the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to provide the accreditation mission with reliable observations. Attendance during the full two days is required. You must meet eligibility requirements to attend. View requirements at https://www.nafcc.org/Observer-Requirements

*Bilingual Spanish presenter available for questions as needed throughout this two-day training.

PRICE:

Before May 20th: $150

 

June 19, 2019, 8 AM - 3 PM

Leadership Day - Choose Your Own Journey

Presented by NAFCC

At NAFCC, we recognize that leaders need different information, skills, and tools to build the Leadership Tool Box that works for them. Join us for this year's leadership day where you will be able to choose 3 sessions out of 9 that best supports you in your professional journey. From board basis like buildilng a better board to more advanced sessions such as grant writing. Join us with leaders around the nation to network and strengthen your ability to make an impact.

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $150 for members; $200 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $210 for members; $260 for nonmembers

 

June 19, 2019, 8 AM - 12 PM

Advocacy and Engagement: Connecting with Families and the Community to Build Better Futures for Children

Presented by Robyn Kelton, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University

Advocating on behalf of young children and the field of family child care is an important responsibility, yet it can be difficult to know where to start or how to feel comfortable communicating with local, state, and federal officials. This workshop offers an introduction to a number of advocacy tools, guidance on how to develop a core advocacy message, and ways to incorporate families and community members into advocacy efforts.

Attendees will explore advocacy examples, tools, and platforms that are easy to use and do not require a lot of time. Participants will also work on developing a strong but concise "core" message to use whenever they are advocating for the importance of family child care. In addition, the workshop offers strategies for getting families and community members involved in advocating on behalf of family child care.

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Understanding Uniqueness of Family Child Care: Coaching and Mentoring Strategies for Successful Relationships with Providers

Presented by NAFCC

Supporting family child care providers can be a unique challenge for coaches and mentors that are embracing this demographic in our field, yet are used to working with center-based staff. This session will outline the stages of professional development for providers as they evolve as educators and discuss the important differences between a family child care program and a center-based program. Participants will leave with strategies for building successful relationships and fresh approaches to the professional development they offer providers.

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Mastering Record Keeping and Taxes

Presented by Tom Copeland

This seminar will cover the most important rules for providers and trainers to save time and money in reducing taxes:

- How new tax rules significantly benefit providers

- How to calculate an accurate Time-Space Percentage

- How to claim maximum business deductions

- The three most important record keeping tasks

- Hiring employees, finding a good tax preparer, and more!

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Never Kiss an Alligator!

Presented by Gatorland Staff

Learn about safety to use around alligators, snakes, and other Florida wildlife. A one-hour training at Gatorland which includes park admission afterwards. Board the bus at 8:30 AM outside the transportation lobby. Return buses at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

 

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $65 for members; $75 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $70 for members; $80 for nonmembers

Safe Baby Training

Presented by Penney Norton and Ana Gonzalez

Research demonstrates that preventable infant deaths occur within all socio-economic backgrounds. Education is critical in preventing infants' deaths. This training provides direct information and enhances learning on three protective practices: choosing a safe caregiver, preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome, and promoting safe sleep practices. Attendees receive a free curriculum kit.

*Limit of 20 spots

 

PRICE:

Free with registration.

Early Learning Home Environments 1

Presented by Florida Family Child Care Home Association (FFCCHA)

Visit a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Early Head Start, and NAFCC Accredited homes. Bring your camera to capture great ideas for many right ways! This session includes bus transportation and box lunch.

 

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $65 for members; $75 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $70 for members; $80 for nonmembers

 

June 19, 2019, 1 PM - 5 PM

The Decline in Family Child Care: Why are Providers Leaving the Field and What Can Networks do to Help?

Presented by Juliet Bromer and Toni Porter

The number of licensed family child care providers has dropped by almost half in the past 10 years, and there has been a parallel decline in FCC subsidy participation. Yet we do not fully understand the reasons for the decline, nor have we identified strategies to reverse the trend. This pre-conference session will provide an opportunity to address these qusetions. With a presentation on findings from the National Study of Family Child Care Networks' interviews with network directors as a context, the session will engage participants in discussions about their experience with provider engagement and retention in their own communities, factors such as low demand, working conditions and income, and systems burdens that may influence decisions to leave the field, and who new providers might be. The session will also be an interactive exercise to help participants identify strategies they can test in their communities to engage individuals who may want to enter the field. 

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

How to Effectively Use Contracts and Policies with Parents

Presented by Tom Copeland

This seminar will cover how to establish a business relationship with parents and how to get what you want out of your contract and policies as well as:

- The four key elements that belong in each contract

- The difference between a contract and policies

- How to enforce your rules to resolve conflicts with parents

- What is the difference between legal and illegal discrimination

- How to handle parents who show up drunk, price fixing, holding fees, and more!

 

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Supporting Infants and Toddlers Cognitive Development in Play and Problem Solving

Presented by Nikki Darling-Kuria, Sponsored by Zero to Three

Supporting infant and toddler cognitive development requires providers to have a solid understanding of the infant-toddler developmental continuum, individual children's interests and temperament, and the way in which cognitive learning is scaffolded through responsive facilitation of play and exploration.

Family child care providers are central to young children's cognitive development because they provide consistent and supportive relationships in which both play and problem-solving skills are developed and nurtured. This 4-hour session, based on the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators TM will touch on 2 sub-areas:

1. Promotion Imitation, Symbolic Representation, and Play
2. Supporting Reasoning and Problem Solving

PRICE:

Free with registration

Sponsored by:

Early Learning Home Environments 2

Presented by Florida Family Child Care Home Association (FFCCHA)

Visit a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Early Head Start, and NAFCC Accredited homes. Bring your camera to capture great ideas for many right ways! This session includes bus transportation and afternoon refreshments.

 

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $65 for members; $75 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $70 for members; $80 for nonmembers

 

June 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 3 PM

Early Learning Home Environments 3

Presented by Florida Family Child Care Home Association (FFCCHA)

Visit a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Early Head Start, and NAFCC Accredited homes. Bring your camera to capture great ideas for many right ways! This session includes bus transportation and box lunch.

 

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $65 for members; $75 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $70 for members; $80 for nonmembers

 

June 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 3 PM

Early Learning Home Environments 4

Presented by Florida Family Child Care Home Association (FFCCHA)

Visit a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Early Head Start, and NAFCC Accredited homes. Bring your camera to capture great ideas for many right ways! This session includes bus transportation and box lunch.

 

PRICE:

Before April 22nd: $65 for members; $75 for nonmembers

Before May 20th: $70 for members; $80 for nonmembers

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*NAFCC does not endorse any product of our advertisers or sponsors. We believe each provider is able to make the best decision of products and curriculum for their program and the children in their care.