• Friday, November 03, 2017
  • 6:30 AM
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen, Louisiana


  • Board Member
  • Friday and Saturday per person
  • $85 for Friday only per person
  • Promo Materials Only
  • $75 for Saturday only per person
  • Sponsor 1 Table
  • Sponsor 2 Tables


Friday, November 3, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017

CCAL is hosting our 2017 Fall Education Conference at the West Baton Rouge Conference Center in Port Allen, Louisiana on Friday November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Registration and Continental Breakfast Begins at 7:30 AM

 9:00 - 9:30 AM  

Keynote Speaker:   State Senator Beth Mizell

How to Effectively Advocate for Early Childhood Education

Overview of recent legislation impacting early childhood education

9:30 -  11 AM    

Louisiana Department of Education – Jenna Conway

  • Roll-Out of Performance Profiles – Nasha Patel
  • Update on Child Care Classroom Supports (Teacher Prep, Curriculum) – Erin Carroll
  • Update on Licensing (Bulletin 137) – Shelia Campbell, Director of Licensing
  • Update on Child Care CBCs – Lisa Brochard and Valerie Black

11 AM – 12 NOON     

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Panel Discussion

  • Miki Berger, MHS, Centralized Intake Manager, Louisiana Department of Children and Families/ Child Welfare Division
  • Mona Michelli, MSW, LCSW-BACS, Child Protective Services Manager, Louisiana Department of Children and Families
  • Shelia Campbell,  Director, Division of Licensing, Louisiana Department of Education

CCAL 2017 Fall Conference Registration Packet Link to Print 


Friday Afternoon Breakout Sessions

SESSION A: Using GOLD® and MyTeachingStrategiesTM to Seamlessly Link Curriculum and Assessment – Kathy Loeffler

SESSION B: Preparing Teachers to Become Proactive – Gina Carter-Merckel

SESSION C: Risk Management – Bob Lansing and Juanita Lockhart

SESSION D:  Focusing on the Curriculum: What’s in The Box? - Dianna Constant

SESSION E: Pathways Orientation – Jenny Cowan

SESSION F: Classroom Arrangement and How It Impacts Classroom Organization – Loretta Hall

Saturday Morning Breakout Sessions 

SESSION G: #What’s Your Jargon# - Lori Brown

SESSION H: Supporting Family Diversity in Early Childhood – Vanice & Arlendra Zenon

SESSION I:  Medication Administration -  Patti Endsley 

SESSION J: Pathways Orientation – Jenny Cowan

SESSION K:    Focusing on the Curriculum:  What’s in The Box? - Dianna Constant

SESSION L: Large Muscle Movement For The Win! – Amanda Rideaux

Saturday Afternoon Breakout Sessions

SESSION M: Medication Administration – Dianna Constant

SESSION N: Strategies for Promoting Children’s Receptive and Expressive Language –Addie Hester

SESSION O: Relationships With Families begins with you and leads to change! – Jonathan Pearce

SESSION P: Building a Solid Foundation – Paula Granger

SESSION Q: Going Verbal: Building Minds through Techniques from PRIME TIME Preschool -Holly Bender-Bell and Melissa Gemeinhardt 

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