2018 Pre-Conference Sessions

June 28-29, 2018, 8 AM - 5 PM

NAFCC Train the Accreditation Trainer

Presented by NAFCC

IT'S OFFICIAL-You can be official. 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 you have to be an exceptional trainer
- Review necessary skills for teaching adults
- Examine the accreditation process
- Recognize the intent of the 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 June 1st: $499

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 will leave NAFCC Observation Training confident they have the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to provide the accreditation commission 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. In addition to registering, you will complete an application by June 29th, 2018 at  https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/qbaN5051YTW. With the application, you will need to submit a resume and 2 letters of recommendation. 

PRICE:

Before June 1st: $150

 

June 28, 2018, 8 AM - 3 PM

Coaching Strategies to Support Your Work With Family Child Care Providers

Presented by Patricia Dischler

This session aims to give coaches, mentors, and administrators a greater understanding of the coaching role along with practical strategies for improving their work with providers at all levels of implementation. Participants will discover practical ways to enhance the quality of their coaching and tailor it to the individual strengths, needs, and opportunities they observe programs.

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $150 for members; $200 for nonmembers

Before June 1st: $210 for members; $260 for nonmembers

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Finding Your Balance as a Family Child Care Professional: Using the Whole Leadership Framework to Create Positive Change

Presented by Michael Abel, Marie Masterson, Teri Talon, and Jill Bella

Discover a wealth of information and practical tools to help you renew your vision and recharge your practice while you grow as a family child care leader. This day-long interactive seminar will help you explore your developmental stage as a family child care professional and discover the tools to create meaningful balance in your role and job responsibilities. An in-depth self-evaluation activity will help you identify leadership self-efficacy beliefs that contribute to your leadership practices, and will assist you in using the Whole Leadership Framework to identify your professional development needs.

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $150 for members; $200 for nonmembers

Before June 1st: $210 for members; $260 for nonmembers

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June 28, 2018, 8 AM - 12 PM

How to Manage Your Money to Have More Money at Retirement

Presented by Tom Copeland

- How to gain more control over your expenses

- Savings strategies/reducing debt

- Where to put money to meet short and long-term goals

- Learn how to prioritize long-term financial goals

- What IRA plans are providers eligible for

PRICE:

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

Before June 1st: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Early Learning Home Environments

Presented by Robyn Kelton and Mary Quest

Join us for a hands-on opportunity to visit family child care environments in and around Chicago, Illinois. In this training, you will visit a variety of indoor and outdoor settings including NAFCC Accredited homes. Lunch provided. 

PRICE:

Before May 15th: $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers

Before June 1st: $65 for members; $75 for nonmembers

Using Research-Based Practices to Support Quality Experience

Presented by Angela Fowler

The importance of understanding what research says about brain development and how children learn cannot be over-emphasized.  Though children will naturally engage in experiences that support their learning and development, we know that what really matters is the quality of these experiences. Utilizing research-based practices ensures that you are doing everything you can to support children's development. But what does that mean for you as a family child care provider?  How can you interpret research in order to support best practices in your setting? At this session we will look at some key concepts in research-based practice, including open-ended materials, art explorations, and appropriate technology experiences, and discuss how those concepts translate into best practice in family child care programs.

PRICE:

Free with registration

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June 28, 2018, 1 PM - 5 PM

How Will the 2018 Tax Laws Affect Family Child Care

Presented by Tom Copeland

- Learn about the significant changes in 2018 that will benefit all providers

- The end of depreciation?

- How to take advantage of pass-through deduction, lower corporate tax rates and new, lower tax brackets

- What impact will these new rules have on your record keeping and estimated taxes?

- The key record keeping rules for 2018

PRICE:

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

Before June 1st: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

Stress and its Effects on Behavior

Presented by Susan Stewart and Levell Baker

When you are stressed, your mood and your behavior changes.  It's the same with children.  During this session we will discuss Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Executive Function skills and how they relate to stress and behavior.  We will also discuss how chronic stress can impede brain development and how that affects behavior.  Lastly we will talk about how your stress affects your own behavior and how self-care can help you manage your stress.

PRICE:

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

Before June 1st: $135 for members; $205 for nonmembers

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Supporting Infants and Toddlers Cognitive Development

Presented by Nikki Darling-Kuria

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 exploration and understanding of concepts are nurtured. This 4-hour session, based on the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators TM will touch on each of the 4 sub-areas:

1. Facilitating Exploration and Concept Development
2. Building Meaningful Curriculum
3. Promotion Imitation, Symbolic Representation, and Play
4. Supporting Reasoning and Problem Solving

PRICE:

Free with registration

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