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CCAL Last Chance Virtual Conference - Friday 12/8/2023

  • 12/08/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Rachel Supalla and LDOE Updates
  • 10 minute presentation on the Last Chance Virtual Education Conference agenda

    December 8th and December 9th
  • 20 minute presentation on the Last Chance Virtual Education Conference agenda

    December 8th and December 9th


CCAL Last Chance Virtual Education Conference

Target Audience: Owners, Directors, Assistant Directors    

Six clock hours 

Friday, December 8, 2023 

Online Registration Check-In Begins         8:30 AM        

Welcome  - Tafta Miller, CCAL President    9:00 AM   

Keynote Presentation                 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Unleashing Potential: The Power of Play in Leadership

Rachel Supalla

Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey where the boundaries between work and play are not just blurred but beautifully intertwined. Rachel Supalla unveils the secret ingredient to transcend the conventional norms of leadership - the Power of Play!

  • Ignite creativity and innovation with playful leadership
  • Transform the work environment into a space of engagement and enthusiasm
  • Overcome the quit culture with playful strategies that inspire commitment and excellence
  • Dive into an hour of inspiring, silly, and empowering insights that redefines leadership

Together, let’s unfold the magic where play and leadership merge, crafting a world where every day at work is an exciting journey to excellence, creativity, and unmatched success!           

Rachel Supalla M.Ed could have easily become another statistic if it weren’t for the champions in her life that helped her access her inner power, spark her magic of play, and ultimately change her fate.

Now as a mother of four, multi-site childcare owner, speaker, consultant and trainer, she shares the personal and professional insights that she gained on her journey to help nurt ure children and businesses alike. Rachel Supalla has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, is Montessori Certified and a certified National Business coach. Today, she is transforming culture from the inside out.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    LDOE Updates

Louisiana Department of Education Updates

ModeratorShelia Campbell

  • EdLink and Kinderconnect Update – Daisy Grotsma
  • CCAP Update – Tamara Patrick
  • Bulletin 137/Licensing Updates –Andrea Burl
  • CC Criminal Background Check Update - Kayla Batiste 

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM                 Mid-Morning Break

11:45 AM - 12 Noon 

Update on Dollywood Foundation Imagination Library 

ECE Update - Mattilyn Karst,  Office of the Governor 

Overview of CCAL Membership Benefits    12 - 1:15 PM

Presented by Cindy Bishop, CCAL Executive Director

Overview of your CCAL membership benefits and special offers for CCAL members from our corporate partners.  This overview will highlight some of the most popular benefits for CCAL members. 

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Practically Perfect Performance Workshop

Presented by Rachel Supalla

Join us for a transformative 3-hour workshop designed exclusively for childcare owners and directors, aimed at elevating the effectiveness and accountability of your team. Dive deep into tailored strategies, enhancing your leadership skills and ensuring that your early learning center operates at its’ peak performance.

In the "Practically Perfect Performance Workshop," participants will explore proven systems of accountability and learn how to develop robust Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) tailored to the unique needs and goals of their early learning centers. Through interactive sessions, you’ll be guided on a journey to identify, analyze, and optimize these crucial metrics, ensuring they are aligned with your early learning center’s vision and objectives.

Get ready to unleash your creativity during our Post-It party and brainstorming sessions, where vibrant ideas and innovative solutions flow freely. Engage in dynamic breakout groups, fostering collaboration, and mutual support, as you dissect challenges and construct actionable plans.

One of the highlights of the workshop is the opportunity to create a vision board for your practically perfect early learning center. Visualize success, map out aspirations, and set a tangible course towards realization. Walk away with a clear, visual representation of your early learning center’s path to excellence, equipped with the tools, insights, and confidence to steer your team towards unprecedented success.

Emerge from this workshop empowered, with actionable strategies and a renewed sense of purpose, ready to elevate your early learning center to new heights of achievement. Witness the transformation that arises when accountability and performance coalesce, forging a practically perfect educational environment for every child in your care.

This workshop is a pivotal step towards a future where excellence is not just a goal but a tangible reality, every day, in every way. Your journey to a practically perfect early learning center begins here.

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Discover the art of developing and implementing effective KPIs
  • Foster a culture of accountability and excellence within your team
  • Engage in collaborative learning through breakout groups
  • Unleash creativity and innovation in solution-oriented brainstorming sessions
  • Create a vision board to visually map the pathway to your early learning center’s success

To register for the Saturday,  December 9th virtual conference, please register separately by going to

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