8th Annual Child Care Conference
Friday, February 19th
Saturday, February 20th , 2016
Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt
Co-author of: Circles of Love & Relationships, The Heart of Quality Care
Key Note Speaker:
Lynn has been teaching and caring for children of all ages - and their families, for more than 40 years, in every possible educational setting. She received her bachelor’s degree in ECE from GA State University in Atlanta and masters in Educational Leadership from Bank Street in NYC. Lynn is a nationally recognized early childhood expert, who with Amy C. Baker, co-authored Circles of Love (Redleaf, 1998) and Relationships, The Heart of Quality Care (NAEYC, 2004). Lynn re-opened her family child care home in 2009, using a Bank Street-inspired approach. She has been accredited by NAFCC and is working on receiving a Quality Rating from Bright from the Start: GA Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). Relationships with parents and children continue to be the heart of her work; child-led play is the soul. Lynn lives in Decatur, GA with her husband and business partner, Bob Watkins, a cat named Allison and an AMAZING garden in their front yard!
$20.00 AFSCME Members
$80.00 Non Members
Snacks, breakfast and lunch provided
Registration must be received by February 5th.
The Meaning Behind Challenging Behavior
2 hours, Set 2, CKC-UGB
Mellie Bukovsk-Reyes- Spanish only
Participants will examine the meaning behind challenging behavior and explore strategies and tools for the promotion of healthy development and relationship building utilizing social-emotional, behavioral and developmental skills that support children's success.
Challenging Children: Succes with Emotional Behavioral Disorders
2 hours, Set 2(Pending), CKC- SN
Anneliese Sheahan- English only
Working with children with special needs is never easy. Children with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD classifications) can be particularly challenging as well as present risks for your program and person, that other special needs classifications don't. Understanding EBDs, the importance of early detection, influences on their severity, and strategies to help children successfully function and cope with their EBD, are critical for child care providers caring for children with EBD in their programs.
Moving Beyond the Two-Minute Hand-Off: Authentic Adult Relationships Raise the Bar of Quality in ECE
3 hours, Set 3(Pending), CKC-UGB
Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt- English/Spanish
Authentic relationships among grown-ups who share children can be messy and frustrating. They take time, patience and persistence to blossom, but the pay-off is priceless! This keynote will examine in depth the joys and challenges of adult relationships and its impact on early brain development in children whose special adults surround them in a circle of care. Relationships = Quality Care! Pass it on!
Positive Behavior Guidance & Brain Development: Adding to your Bag of Tricks
3 hours, Set 3 (Pending), CKC-UGB
Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt-English only
We all know that even normal, typical behaviors of young children can be annoying and challenging for adults. Join this lively discussion to learn more about positive guidance and its connection to early brain development. Come ready to add to your bag of tricks for helping children WANT to behave.
Collective Impact: Developing Positive Connections with Families and Communities
3 hours, Set 2, CKC-FCS
Evelyn Salvatierra-Spanish only
One of the best parts of our role as early learning professionals is to build positive relationships with families and to help families build relationships with the community around them. This is especially true for families who may be new to the community or may be from different parts of the world. In this workshop, we will examine strategies for building positive relationships with families and explore strategies for helping families build positive relationships with community agencies. The positive communication strategies presented are universal and will not only assist the children and families we serve, but can also assist us as well.
Evening: Finger Foods
Lunch: Chicken Fajitas/Chicken Salad
*If you have special dietary needs please provide your own food*
Look for the conference brochure and registration form in the training folder on the left hand side of our webpage.