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2018 EDUCATION CONFERENCES


2018 Fall Education Conference November 2 & 3, 2018

CCAL 2018 Fall Conference Registration Packet.pdf

2018 FALL Sponsorship Form


FRIDAY, November 2, 2018

General Session:

7:30 AM   Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast

                  Networking and Visit with Sponsors / Vendors

8:55 AM   Welcoming Remarks– Jonathan Pearce, President

9:00 AM – 10:00  Keynote Presentation - Don’t Waste a Crisis! – A Story of Perseverance During Tough Times! Vernon Mason

When bad things happen we have a choice to either give up and go home or stand up and fight!  Remember that saying “fight or flight”.  In this keynote I tell my story of being knocked down and how I decided to take control and do it on my terms.  It wasn’t always easy or pretty but I fought my way back.  This is an inspiring story of a director who brought his early childhood program through a natural disaster and came out on top!   I didn’t make it on my looks, brain or my family’s money because all 3 are mediocre! I will also share stories of some of the most seemingly talented people like Julia Child and Lucille Ball and how they were discouraged and told they would never make it. I’ll share my story of how my center was destroyed, how we came back and where we are now.  You’ll leave uplifted with a sense that anything is possible as long as you have humor and perseverance! 

Learning objectives:

  1. A leader must have compassion.  The director will be able to relate and form empathy for their employees by being able to see them as real individuals.  
  2. Teaching is an art so participants will be trained to look at employees as unique individuals and appreciate the diversity and not enforce uniformity. 
  3. Participants will learn that in the world of early childhood every day is different.  We will discuss techniques to allow the directors to work in a chaotic and hectic environment.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM LA Department of Education Updates

  • ·        Introductions – Lisa Brochard
  • ·        CCAP Updates – Melinda George
  • ·        Update on Ancillary Teaching Certificates – Erin Carroll
  • ·        Update on Licensing/Bulletin 137 – Shelia Campbell, Director of Licensing
  • ·        Update on Child Care CBCs – Lisa Brochard and Valerie Black

11:00 AM – 12 NOON Early Childhood Education – A Dialogue on access and quality

12 NOON – 1:30 PM    Networking Lunch with Door Prizes and Sponsor Recognition


FRIDAY, November 2, 2018

Afternoon Sessions 1:30-4:30pm - Pick One

A - Medication Administration - Dianna Constant

B - Risk Management - Bob Lansing & Juanita Lockhart

C - Language: What Is Being Said? What Is Being Heard? - Toni Duhon

D - Getting the Most out of Morning Meetings - Kerry Sheldon

E - Better Behavior Management: A Positive & Proactive Approach to Discipline - Suzanne Millerhebert

F - Communication: When S#!T Gets Real - Gina Carter Merckel

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Morning Sessions 9am-12noon- Pick One

G - Health and Food Safety - Dianna Constant

H - Better Behavior Management: A Positive & Proactive Approach to Discipline - Suzanne Millerhebert

I - Creative Capable and Curious: Creating Environments that Empower Children - Derrick Toups

J - Language: What's Being Said? What's Being Heard? - Toni Duhon

K - Getting the Most out of Morning Meetings - Kerry Sheldon

L - Using Play to Boost Brain Development - Kelisha Washington

M - Communication: When S#!T Gets Real - Gina Carter Merckel

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Afternoon Sessions 1:00-4:00pm Pick One

N - Better Behavior Management: A Positive & Proactive Approach to Discipline - Suzanne Millerhebert

O - Communication with Success - Dr. Sheika Square

P - Creative Capable and Curious: Creating Environments that Empower Children - Derrick Toups

Q - Language: What's Being Said? What's Being Heard? - Toni Duhon

R - Using Play to Boost Brain Development - Kelisha Washington

S - Reading Readiness: Beyond Alphabet Recognition - Leah Lormand
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  If your childcare center is a CCAL member, all of your employees are entitled to register. You must be a CCAL Member in order to attend our conference.  Click Here to Join

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