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    • 10/14/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10/15/2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen, Louisiana



    Fall Education Conference

    Friday, October 14, 2022  (6 Hours)

    Saturday, October 15, 2022  (3 Hours)

    Friday, October 14, 2022

    8:55 AM Welcoming Remarks Olivette Temple, President

    9:00 - 10:00 AM   Keynote Speakers:  

    DJ BATISTE AND DONNA PORTER

    Passionate. Dynamic. Motivational. Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early in his life, DJ Batiste was expelled from Head Start. His educational career was filled with constant discipline issues resulting in suspensions, expulsions, and enrollment in alternative education. In the fifth grade, he organized a gang and continued to effectively lead gangs throughout his high school years. In the community, he endured arrests and time spent in Juvenile Detention. DJ was traveling on a path of complete destruction until he stepped into Ms. Porter’s Oral Communications class his senior year. From their first novel encounter, both of their lives were forever changed through the power of a judgment free relationship.

    Our captivating speakers will share their personal testimony on how to effectively use the tools of conscious discipline. Their presentation contains great information on how these tools can have a life-long impact on children of all ages.

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   

    Louisiana Department of Education Update

    Introductory Remarks - Jenna Chiasson, Deputy 

    Superintendent, Office of Teaching and Learning 

    Moderator:  Karen Powell, Deputy Assistant Superintendent

    Early Childhood Care and Education 

    EdLink Update  – Daisy Grotsma, Director of Early Childhood Data

    Systems

    Child Care Assistance Program - Melinda George,  Program Director

    Licensing Updates (Bulletin 137) – Shelia Campbell,  Executive Director of Early childhood operations 

    Child Care Criminal Background Checks - Hayden Melancon,  Program Director 

    11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon   

    Early Childhood Education Lead Ready Start Networks Forum

    Moderator:   Janet Griggs, LDOE Ready Start Network

    Shenoah Warren, East Baton Rouge Parish Ready Start Network

    Amy Clancy, Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana

    Kim Gardner, St. Tammany Parish Schools 

    Cindy Rushing, Rapides Ready Start Network 

    Crystal Leon, West Baton Rouge Parish Schools 

    12:00 Noon  Lunch Provided

    1:00 - 4:00 PM    Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Select 1) 

    FIRST EVER CCAL MASQUERADE GALA 

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

    7:00 - 10:00 PM

    West Baton Rouge Conference Center

    Join us for music, dancing, food and fun! 

    $60/per person - Regular Registration

    (September 14th - October 14th)

    Cocktail Attire Recommended

    Register for this event Separately at 

    www.childcarelouisiana.org/events

      

    Friday Breakout Sessions:

    Select One when registering for Friday

    • Owners and Director's Roundtable Discussion (for Owners, Directors and Assistant Directors) - Jonathan Pearce, Stacey Byes, Virtual Moderator and Stacey Betz
    • Medication Administration - Dianna Constant
    • The Framework of a Center with Fidelity - Dr. DeShannon Burrell  
    • De-escalating Situations and Situational Awareness - Andrew Rozsak Institute for Childhood Preparedness Moderated by Bob Lansing, Central Early Learning Center
    • Controlling Chaos:  Maximizing the Potential of Your Curriculum - Gina Carter-Merckel Target  

    Saturday, October 15, 2022 

    9 AM - 12 Noon 

    Please Select One, Three-Hour Breakout Session When Registering for Saturday

    • The Three R's of Classroom Management: Relationships, Responsibility and Respect - Donna Porter -  Designed for Early Childhood Educators and Directors
    • Ready Set Eat Food Safety - Dianna Constant 
    • Breaking Down Walls: Focus on Early Childhood Struggles - Amy Metoyer-Roberson
    • De-escalating Situations and Situational Awareness - Andrew Rozsak, Institute for Childhood Preparedness Moderated by Bob Lansing, Central Early Learning Center
    • 10/14/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10/15/2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    VIRTUAL PLATFORM

    Fall Education Conference

    Friday, October 14, 2022 - 6 Hours

    Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 3 Hours

    Friday, October 14, 2022

    9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks  - Olivette Temple, President

    Keynote Speakers: DJ Batiste and Donna Porter 

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  LDOE  Update

    • Jenna Chiasson and Karen Powell - Staff Introductions
    • Child Care Assistance Program - Melinda George
    • Licensing/Bulletin 137 - Shelia Campbell
    • Criminal Background Checks - Hayden Melancon
    • Ed-Link - Daisy Grotsma 

    11:00 - 12 Noon   Ready Start Networks Panel Discussion

    12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM 

    Lunch Break 

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions

    1 - 4 PM  (3 Clock Hours) 

    Select One Breakout Session per Registrant

    1. Directors and Owners Roundtable Discussion          Target Audience: Owners, Directors and Assistant Directors                                                        Facilitated by Jonathan Pearce, Stacey Byes-Byarse and Stacey Betz
    2. Medication Administration - Dianna Constant 

    Saturday, October 15, 2022 

    9 AM - 12 Noon  (3 clock hours)

    Select One Breakout Session per Registrant

    • The 3 R's of Classroom Management - Donna Porter
    • Ready Set Eat Food Safety - Dianna Constant 
    • 10/14/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • West Baton Rouge Convention Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen, Louisiana
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    Join us for our First Ever

    CCAL Masquerade Celebration

    Friday, October 14, 2022

    7:00 - 10:00 PM

    West Baton Rouge Conference Center

    2750 N. Westport Drive

    Port Allen, Louisiana

    $50/per person early registration

    $60/per person regular registration (September 14 - Oct 14)

    Put on your finest threads and join us for an evening of

    Music - Dancing - Food - Fun

    Cocktail Attire Recommended

    Coat and Tie for Men

    Cocktail Dresses or Gowns or Pant Suits for Women

    • 10/15/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen, Louisiana
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    Fall Education Conference

    Saturday, October 15, 2022  (3 Hours)


    DJ BATISTE AND DONNA PORTER

    Passionate. Dynamic. Motivational. Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early in his life, DJ Batiste was expelled from Head Start. His educational career was filled with constant discipline issues resulting in suspensions, expulsions, and enrollment in alternative education. In the fifth grade, he organized a gang and continued to effectively lead gangs throughout his high school years. In the community, he endured arrests and time spent in Juvenile Detention. DJ was traveling on a path of complete destruction until he stepped into Ms. Porter’s Oral Communications class his senior year. From their first novel encounter, both of their lives were forever changed through the power of a judgment free relationship.

    Our captivating speakers will share their personal testimony on how to effectively use the tools of conscious discipline. Their presentation contains great information on how these tools can have a life-long impact on children of all ages.

      

    FIRST EVER CCAL MASQUERADE GALA 

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

    7:00 - 10:00 PM

    West Baton Rouge Conference Center

    Join us for music, dancing, food and fun!

    $50/per person - Early Bird Discount 

    $60/per person - Regular Registration

    (September 14th - October 14th)

    Cocktail Attire Recommended

    Register for this event Separately at 

    www.childcarelouisiana.org/events

      

    Saturday, October 15, 2022 

    9 AM - 12 Noon 

    Please Select One, Three-Hour Breakout Session 

    • The Three R's of Classroom Management: Relationships, Responsibility and Respect - Donna Porter -  Designed for Early Childhood Educators and Directors
    • Ready Set Eat Food Safety - Dianna Constant 

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