2020 Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-conference sessions are a great way to add on to the knowledge you gain from the regular conference. Pre-conference sessions are an additional cost and each session must be pre-registered for in addition to registering for the regular conference. Should attendees wish to attend pre-conference ONLY, they can register for pre-conference only at a discounted registration rate, but they will not be able to attend the rest of the regular conference. Rates for each session can be found in the session descriptions below.

 

July 15-16, 2019, 8 AM - 5 PM

Train the Trainer: NAFCC 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 15th: $350

Before June 15th: $425

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

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $150

Before June 15th: $200

 

July 15, 2020, 8 AM - 12 PM

Record Keeping Made Easy: How to Save Time and Money on Your Taxes

Presented by Tom Copeland

This session will identify the key record keeping rules providers must follow to save the most money on their taxes. We will cover new tax rules and identify all the record keeping resources available to providers and trainers.

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before June 15th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Promoting Self-Care and Addressing Trauma in the Family Child Care Profession

Presented by NAFCC Accredication Council

This session will address 2 related topics - self-care and managing trauma as a family child care provider. This session will teach attendees the concepts of self-care as a method to avoid burnout, and will provide attendees with suggestions of self-care practices to include in their routine. This session will also address trauma in the context of family child care, including how trauma is defined and methods to approach traumas experienced by the provider or the children in their care. 

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers

Before June 15th: $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers

 

July 15, 2020, 1 PM - 5 PM

Advocacy in Action - Leading Us to Our Future

We all want to make a difference, but how do we do that when we have such little time? If you want to learn how to put your attention and resources, however limited, where they will have the most impact at the local, state, and national level, join us for a 4-hour leadership training. This special leadership session will provide information and practice to support maximizing your effectiveness when advocacy requires action.

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before June 15th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

How to Organize and Manage the Business Side of Family Child Care

Presented by Tom Copeland

This session will help new providers create a start-up plan and will help experienced providers create a business plan. We will identify the key components of a business plan and how creating a business plan can help providers meet financial and programmatic goals.

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $90 for members; $160 for nonmembers

Before June 15th: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Building a Healthy Brain: Putting Brain Science Into Action

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

New research emerges routinely that continues to emphasize the importance the earliest years and how understanding brain development and the effects on young children's thoughts, feelings, and behavior is essential to providing high quality care. This session will provide participants with a vital understanding of what is necessary for building a healthy brain and how to use the science to explore the critical role of the earliest experiences and relationships.

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers

Before June 15th: $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers

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