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    • 12/16/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Virtual
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    Welcoming Remarks - Tafta Miller, CCAL President

    Keynote Presentation:  Vernon Mason 

    Louisiana Department of Education Updates

    Karen Powell and Jenna Chiasson

    Child Care Assistance Program - Melinda George

    EdLink - Daisy Grotsma 

    Licensing/Bulletin 137 - Shelia Campbell

    Child Care Criminal Background Checks - Hayden Melancon


    12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break 

    1:00- 4:00 PM  Breakout Session - Vernon Mason


    Reverse Engineering Your Success:
    Beginning with the end in sight!

    Where will you be in 10 years, where the world drags you or fulfilling your dreams?  Vernon will talk participants through the importance of having a plan to achieve success. The first step is defining it and developing action steps. Then in a peer review manner, participants will provide priceless feedback.  


    • 12/16/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen, Louisiana
    • 90
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    Last Chance Education Conference

    Onsite Registration

    Friday, December 16, 2022 

    9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks - Tafta Miller, President

    Keynote Speaker: Vernon Mason

    Practical Steps to Improve your staff’s Classroom Behavior Management

    Controlling a group of children can often seem like herding cats! We've all heard the description that "a well-run preschool classroom is controlled chaos." Some of the trouble areas are transitions, overused rules, disciplining the whole class, and using "No, don't quit and stop." Vernon will share what he’s learned from experts like Becky Bailey, the Environment Rating Scales, and from 30-plus years of experience as a director and owner. You'll leave with practical steps to share with your staff to help your new and seasoned members become more positive and effective in the classroom. 

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions  

    1:00 - 4:00 PM 

    Reverse Engineering Your Success, beginning with the end in sight!  Vernon Mason

    Where will you be in 10 years, where the world drags you or fulfilling your dreams?  Vernon will talk participants through the importance of having a plan to achieve success. The first step is defining it and developing action steps. Then in a peer review manner, participants will provide priceless feedback.  

    Early Brain Development, Nurtured by Language, and Impaired by Trauma - Desiree Collins, East Baton Rouge Parish Early Childhood Education Network

    This 3-hour training module will focus on early brain development and the effects that trauma can cause on the brain in early childhood. Participants will explore steps in the back-and-forth interaction between children and adults, and both executive function activities and self-regulation skills with children of all ages. Target Audience: Teachers, Directors

    Get Your EdLink On ! Daisy Grotsma, Louisiana Department of Education

    Bring your laptop computers and get ready for an interactive session on how to navigate the LDOE’s new EdLink system. Daisy Grotsma, the chief architect of the Department of Education’s new data management system, will walk participants through the process of completing their license renewal through EdLink.  She will be joined by a few early learning center directors who have successfully completed their license renewals on EdLink who will share their personal insights and experiences.  Target Audience: Owners & Directors

    How to Be an Enrollment Superhero at Your Early Learning Center - Misty Brown, Childcare Consultant, 1Core Solution

    What worked three years ago no longer what works today when it comes to attracting the right families to your early learning center. Enrolling the right families in childcare centers is getting more challenging than ever, with shifting expectations from families and increasing demands from licensing. For you to become an enrollment superhero and thrive in 2023 and beyond, you must have the right tools to operate your childcare center. To become an enrollment superhero, you need to master the following three areas:

    (1) Effective communication for prospective families to become raving fans.  (2) Unique and impactful marketing message  shared through the right media formats and channels. (3) Efficient use of technology that will allow you to manage everything in your center without compromising your peace of mind. Come join us to learn how you can supercharge your centers enrollment in 2023 and beyond!   

    Medication Administration - Dianna Constant, Agenda for Children

    This breakout session provides staff training on how to properly administer medication to children in early learning centers. Participants will learn the state’s policies and procedures to follow to implement a clear guiding principle for medical administration. Upon completion of this training session, participants will receive a certificate to demonstrate compliance with the Louisiana Department of Health.

    Navigating Unemployment Insurance and Workers’ Compensation 

    Margaret Mabile, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Workforce Commission and Tavares Walker,   JD, MPA, Deputy Assistant Security Louisiana Workforce Commission

    The presentation will give a brief overview of the Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration.  The briefing will cover all aspects of the office operations including our medical section, records management section, second injury fund section, fraud and compliance section, OSHA and workplace safety section, and most importantly our hearing section.  In addition, the presentation will cover topics of workplace safety and procedures when accidents or workers compensation claims arise.

    Target Audience: Center Owners and Directors





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