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The Virtual Experience

The Parent and Nanny Conference is a fully virtual experience. From the comfort of your own digital device, you will have access to over 30 expert parenting and childcare seminars and content.

 

Immediately after registering, you will receive an email to set up your online account. Through the online account, we'll periodically share conference news, announce new speakers and share the schedule of live events on Saturday, September 19, 2020. 


After registering, your online account will grant you access to all the webinars, seminars and content on Friday, September 18 at 7am EST. You can pick and choose what seminars you want to watch on-demand through Friday, September 25 at 11pm PST. For every seminar you watch, you have the option to download a certificate of attendance that will include your name, the seminar title, duration, and date.

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Meet our 2020 speakers

The Parent and Nanny Conference has 40+ expert speakers and we will be adding their information and biographies over the next few weeks. Check them out and if you are interested in being a speaker, contact info@usnanny.org.

 
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AMARA AGBIM

The Nanny Academy
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Amara Agbim has been an entrepreneur for fourteen years. She published the WORKLIFE Magazine from 2008 to 2011 before founding The Nanny Academy in 2010.Amara studied Media and Communication at the Pan-African University; holds a Master of Arts in English Language from the University of Lagos, and a first degree in English Education from Imo State University, Owerri.

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MIRELLA ALEXIS

Director of Nanny Advocacy
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For 18 years, Mirella Alexis has been a early childhood teacher (birth-2nd grade), professional nanny, daycare provider, and newborn care specialist. Mirella graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Columbia College in Music Business Management & Marketing, as well as Early Childhood Education. She also earned a Masters degree in Internet Marketing. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is trained in child nutrition, positive discipline, and baby sign language.

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ALEXANDRA LATTEN ARGOSINO

Newborn Care and Postpartum Doula
alexandralatten.com

Alexandra Latten Argosino is a highly recommended Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula. Alexandra graduated in 1989 with a Nursing Degree and worked several years in Pediatric care. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Alexandra has always worked with newborns as a sitter, au-pair, nanny, nurse and for the past 15 years, as a Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula.

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AMANDA BLAGMAN, MS

Early Childcare and Education

Amanda Blagman has worked tirelessly for the children and teachers, caregivers, and programs involved in the field of early care and education for more than 40 years. Working both within and outside of the Early Care and Education field, she has been a model for others to provide the leadership to design and coordinate training and technical assistance to child care providers.  Her expertise in child development, curriculum and program development and implementation, quality improvement, non-profit business management, training and grant writing have been recognized within New Jersey as well as through presentations at national conferences.

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JANET BONNIN

Fine Tuned Families

For the past 20 years, Janet Bonnin has passionately guided families, especially those with Tweens and Teens, to reduce the burden of stress & thrive! Janet coaches her parent-clients to develop awesome parenting skills, her Teen-clients to find inner motivation, all to deepen inter-family communication, and put the kids on the path to success as adults! As a Trained and Certified Life Coach and "Becoming A Love and Logic Parent" facilitator, Janet brings a wealth of training and experience to any parent's table.

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SARA E. BRENTON

Professional Nanny

Sara E. Brenton is a career professional nanny of 20+ years. She has degrees in culinary arts and food marketing, sales and management, but has always had a passion for working with children. Sara holds certificates in childcare and specializes in caring for children with special needs, including physical, psychological, and neurological conditions. Sara says that she feels called to work with children that are differently abled, citing that the patience for a child is easy to come by, and it doesn't really ever feel like "work". 

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DR. AMBER BROWN

Root Physical Therapy and Wellness, LLC
rootandwellness.org

Dr. Amber Brown, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, RYT is the founder and owner of Root Physical Therapy and Wellness. As a doctor of physical therapy she focuses on orthopedic conditions, oncology rehab, chronic pain management, Women’s Health, prenatal and postpartum care. Amber is also the founder and owner of Care 4 You First. As a certified financial coach and health coach, Amber shares financial and wealth tips to guide people on the pathway to financial freedom without sacrificing their health.

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KIMBERLY BROWN

Nanny Kim on the Go
 

For over two decades, Kimberly Brown has supported parents, by nurturing, guiding, and inspiring their children as a career nanny. She is a foster parent and an adoptive single mother. Kim obtained her Advanced Nanny Certification in 2009 from Alexandria School for Nannies, Ohio. Working with some of the industry's top placement agencies, helping train new nannies, she has solidified her career as a Newborn Care Specialist and mentor. Kim is also the owner of Nanny Kim on the Go, a parent consultant agency in Northern New Jersey.

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SARAH CARLISLE STEWART

Career Coaching for the Modern Nanny

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Sarah Carlisle Stewart has utilized her B.A. in Psychology for years dedicated to supporting families through behavioral therapy, parent coaching, respite, nannying and so much more. She is a child caregiver gone Coach empowering caregivers to rediscover themselves amidst burn out and make impact aligned with their integrity, authenticity, and self-worth.

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ASHLEY CUNNINGHAM

Professional Nanny

Ashley Cunningham is a professional nanny living in San Diego, CA. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development and is an advocate for child-led learning during the early years of child development. Ashley is a panelist for the Generational Views in Childcare seminar.

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STEPHEN AND DENISE BURKE

United for All Ages

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Stephen and Denise Burke set up United for All Ages in 2010 after careers in childcare and early education and in eldercare, health and local government. Between them, they have over sixty years’ experience of senior management and leadership across public, private and voluntary sectors. They are known for pioneering innovation and leading social change in the UK and beyond.

LA'KEISHA CIPRIAN, M.ED.

Well Positioned Early Childcare Solutions

wellpositionedearlychildcare.com

La’Keisha Ciprian is an Education Consultant & Coach for over 18 years in early childhood education, nonprofit, and higher education. La’Keisha's expertise is in education technology and she supports early childhood businesses with website design, staff training, and email marketing using the power of technology! La’Keisha has an inherent passion for developing educators; she believes that knowledge is power and strives to help others rise to the top!

CRYSTAL CRAWFORD

Elite Metro Nannies

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Crystal Crawford is a Certified School Social Worker. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals as an agent of support and guidance. Crystal studied Psychology at Tuskegee University and received her Master's in Social Work from Savannah State University. With Crystal’s educational background and overall passion for children, she has helped several families find their perfect match and has been coined as “The Nanny Broker.”

SUE DOUCETTE

President of Berkshire County Head Start's Board of Directors

Sue Doucette is an early childhood enthusiast. An educator and author, she has been an early childhood classroom teacher, administrator, workshop trainer, television producer and host, developer of curriculum materials and advocate for families and children. Sue has presented at statewide (MA) and national conferences (NAEYC Professional Development Institute 2011). She has taught early childhood and elementary school, and at the college level since 2015. Sue has partnered with community agencies to develop Wee Read, an early childhood initiative in Pittsfield, MA. Currently, Sue is President of Berkshire County Head Start’s Board of Directors.

MONIQUE DUPREE

Miss Nanny Monique
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As a child caregiver for over 20 years, Monique DuPree has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience related to early childhood education, learning through play, early age reading and the importance of diverse characters of color in children's fictional literature. Monique has recently been featured in several media outlets including articles published in Generation Nanny and Nanny Magazine.

ANA FELLINE

International Nannies in Zürich

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Ana Felline is a professional nanny who lives and works in Zurich, the Swiss German-speaking part of Switzerland. Originally from Portugal, she has many years of experience as an emigrant, where she has adapted well to a country with many different languages, unique culture and rules, especially surrounding caring for children.

JULIA GASKELL

Norland

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Julia is Head of Consultancy and Training , Agency & Alumni at Norland. Julia graduated from Norland College in 1985, and went on to set up her own award winning nursery in 2001.Since Julia trained at Norland, she has gone on to acquire a First Class honours degree in Early Years Care and Education, in addition to Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). In recent years Julia has been involved in many Early Years initiatives across the country and specialised in leadership issues and sustainability  in nurseries and children’s centres. This led to Julia being asked to make presentations and attend conferences across the country to make keynote speeches.

KELLIE GERES

Professional Nanny

With over 31 years in private service, Kellie Geres is a nanny industry veteran specializing in working with divorced parents, transitioning to household management and working with nanny organizations and agencies providing consulting, small business and social media services. Kellie is an active leader in the industry as the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) Administrative Assistant, co-Chair for National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW) and co-Founder with Sue Downey of Our Nanny Diary. Kellie was named the 1997 International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year and was honored in 2014 with the Domestic Estate Management Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

HILDE GROSS

Hilde, LLC

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As a Family Coach and Stress & Anxiety Relief Specialist, Hilde Gross has been working closely with families, individuals, couples, schools, teachers, organizations, and large corporations for over 18 years. Her mission is to help adults and children deal with today’s stresses and challenges, solve problems of everyday life and reduce stress, anxiety, traumas and other emotional challenges.

LAWRENCE HENDERSON

Boss Consulting, LLC

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Lawrence Henderson is a comfort disrupting leadership & organizational development speaker, coach, & trainer. As the Senior Development Partner for Business Operational Support Services (BOSS), Lawrence has an unquenchable desire to help bridge the gap for others in their understanding of identity and purpose by speaking from the TED stage, facilitating workshops, and sharing seminars that provide people the tools to lead today and well into the future.

ANGELA JOHNSON

Ask the Nanny

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Angela Johnson Sutherland has worked professionally in the childcare industry for over 30 years as a Home Daycare Provider, Preschool Teacher, Nanny, Nanny Mentor, Baby Sign Language Instructor, New Parent Educator, Newborn Care Specialist and Lactation Educator. Angela studied Business Administration at the University of Arkansas and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education at Prince George’s Community College.

HEIDI JOLINE

Nanny of the Year, 2019

Heidi Joline lives in the sunny area of Los Angeles California, where she currently works for an amazing family as their nanny. Heidi started working with children at a young age and enjoys creating a flexible lesson plan that works in her nanny life and with her nanny families. In 2019, Heidi was honored to be named The Nanny of The Year. She enjoys her local nanny community and also meeting nannies all over the world, learning and gaining knowledge from them. 

JOCELYN D JONES

Kappa Learning Group

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Jocelyn D Jones is from Atlanta, Georgia and has been an early educator for 24 years. Jocelyn is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University with a B.A. in Sociology and earned a Master's in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University. She is a Georgia Approved Trainer and founder of Kappa Learning Group. She is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society.

DR. LINDA KARGES-BONE

Educate Insite

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Dr. Linda Karges-Bone is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on the topics of creativity, differentiated instruction, and brain-body connections. She is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Charleston Southern University and earned her Ed.D. at the University of South Carolina in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Bone is the author of over 30 books in the fields of curriculum and assessment, including her most recent: “Brain Tips” and “Rich Brain, Poor Brain”.

SHADA LAMBERT

Nanny Sharz Limited

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Shada Lambert is an International Nanny, Parent Coach, Sleep Consultant and Potty Training Specialist. With her Performing Arts degree, Childcare Masters and worldwide childcare experience she offers a range of services to Parents and Nannies. Her work has seen her deliver childcare services in countries all over the world with children ranging from newborn to teenage years.

MICHELLE LAROWE

Nanny Training and Nanny Magazine

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Michelle LaRowe has over 20 years of nanny industry experience. A credentialed and award-winning nanny, author of several parenting books including Nanny to the Rescue!, editor of Nanny Magazine, and executive director of Houston's award-winning agency, Morningside Nannies, Michelle is passionate about empowering parents and nannies to be the best they can be. Michelle trains nannies in over 30 countries through her training platform, NannyTraining.com. 

RACHEL LAWRENCE

Homework Solutions

homeworksolutions.com

Rachel has dedicated 15 years to the in-home childcare industry. She has worked as a nanny, has operated her own boutique nanny placement agency, and as a working mom, she has also been a nanny employer. Rachel has served as a Placement Specialist for a large nanny agency and a national newborn care specialist agency. She currently helps nannies and families as an Agency Partner Specialist at HomeWork Solutions.

MATTHEW LISTER, RBT, RLT

Mannypoppins

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Matthew Lister is a Registered Behavior Technician through the BACB and Registered Line Technician through the LBAB. With a nanny career spanning 27 years, Matthew sits on the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Platform Workers Council and is the Advocate for Special Needs for the US Nanny Association. Matthew's career and training has focused on child psychology and working with children with different abilities, including those with Autism, ADHD, ODD, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Matthew specializes in family coaching, behavioral challenges, and toilet training

CANDIE O'DELL-SHERER

Baby Basics by Candie

Candie O'Dell-Scherer is a professional Nanny with 22 years of experience,  and her current charges are 2, 4, and 6. She became interested in being able to offer her families more skills so she is trained as a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS), Postpartum Doula, Babywearing Educator, and Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). 

ELIZABETH MALSON, MS, MBA

US Nanny Institute

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Dedicated to supporting childcare providers and families, Elizabeth is the Founder of the US Nanny Institute, an online college for nannies. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.

JESSIE MARIE

Posh Nanny & Premier Educators

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Jessie Marie is the Founder and Owner of Posh Nanny & Premier Educators. She has devoted her life’s work to ensure every child has access to quality care by providing proper screening, education, and training. Jessie earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in human development. Over the years her experience in creating and teaching educational programs has allowed her to meet a broad cross-section of learners' needs.

STEPHANIE MCGRAW, JD

Shook, Hardy, & Bacon

Volunteer General Counsel and Director of Ethics

Stephanie McGraw is a litigator with the law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon. She is also a mother of two boys and has extensive experience with the childcare industry including volunteering as the general counsel for the US Nanny Association. Stephanie holds a BA in Sociology from Cornell University and received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

LORI MIHALICH-LEVIN, JD

Mindful Return

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Lori Mihalich-Levin is an advocate for working parents and the founder of Mindful Return, a program that helps new parents return to work after parental leave.  She is also a health care partner at a global law firm and is the author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, and mama to two boys, ages 7 and 9.

ZIPPORIAH MILLS

Center of Culture, Race & Equity

Bankstreet College of Education

Zipporiah Mills is an Equity Specialist at the Center on Culture, Race & Equity, and brings to the position over 30 years experience as both a teacher, school leader and former NYC DOE principal. At a young age, Zipp understood that education plays an important role in creating an anti-racist, equitable society. Zipp believes that equity begins with caring, supportive partnerships between teachers, parents, and students.

MAIMUNA MOHAMMED

Center of Culture, Race & Equity
Bankstreet College of Education

Maimuna Mohammed is an Equity Specialist at the Center on Culture, Race & Equity with over 30 years of teaching experience, and over 22 years working as an early childhood educator in community based programs in New York City. Ms. Mohammed earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and her M.S.ed in Early Childhood Education Leadership. Ms. Mohammed specializes in working with students of all types and abilities, reveling in the mysteries of creative classroom management skills, team work, and a play-centered teaching style

DR. BONNIE MOZER

Educational Leadership

Dr. Bonnie Mozer is an educator, author and professional development trainer with a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Educational Leadership, as well as certification as a Pre K-Adult Teacher, Reading Specialist, English Language Learner Specialist and Child Care Teacher. Dr. Bonnie has blazed many trails in the field of public and private school education by developing and implementing system wide teaching and social justice initiatives to increase adult expertise in Child Care, After School, In-School, Home School and Distance Learning settings for children and adults.

ALEXANDRIA PANKOKE, DC

Dr. Mama Bird

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Dr. Alex is a perinatal and pediatric chiropractor in Dallas, TX. She helps mothers from preconception through #momlife nurture their families without pouring from an empty cup. With additional post graduate training from The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Dr. Alex also treats newborns to high school athletes grow and thrive. 

GLENDA PROPST

Nanny Transitions

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Glenda Propst spent 40 years caring for other people’s children. Glenda was a Child Care Center Director of a large child care center for 9 years. In 1984 she went through the St. Louis Child Day Care Association Nanny Training Program and worked for 31 years in the nanny industry. Glenda was a founding Board member of INA and a founder of the National Association of Nannies. Since 1998, Glenda has presented her Nanny Transitions workshop to help nannies and families.

DR. JANET ROSE

Norland

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Dr Janet Rose is currently Principal of Norland College, a specialist education and training  HEI for nannies and early years practitioners.  She is a former Reader in Education (Associate Professor) and has led various undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes at several universities, as well as various research projects in the early years. She has worked closely with the National College of Teaching and Learning and has presented her research at the House of Lords and the House of Commons. 

SARAH SALISBURY

DIY Nanny Adventure Camp

Sarah Salisbury has been a career nanny for 15 years and loves seeing how children learn as they play! Sarah, known for the fun and creative ways she engages her kids in unique activities, generously volunteered her time and talent to as one of the writers for DIY Nanny Adventure Camp.

CHESTER SANTOS

International Man of Memory

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With his unique ability to demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind and educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert. Through his entertaining & educational television and movie appearances, professional seminars, and best-selling books, Chester has helped millions of people around the world to realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind.

JULIETTA SKOOG, E.DS

Sproutable

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Julietta Skoog is a Certified Positive Discipline Advanced Trainer with an Ed.S Degree in School Psychology and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seattle University with over 15 years of experience in Seattle Public Schools. She is the co-founder of Sproutable, which offers online Positive Discipline certification courses and coaching specifically for nannies and parents. She is a former nanny and mom to three children, her greatest teachers.

FELICIA SUTHERLAND,MBA

Honest Care Nanny Agency, LLC

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Felicia Sutherland is the Founder/CEO of Honest Care Nanny Agency, LLC, a nanny placement service in Central New Jersey. Felicia is also an active professional nanny and newborn care specialist, with a focus on care for multiples. Over the past 12 years she has dedicated her life to assisting wonderful families of various backgrounds in their child rearing journey. Felicia earned her B.A. in Human Development from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Her experience as a daycare teacher, nanny, NCS, and agency owner has given her the privilege to educate parents on the best childcare practices to nurture their children's growth and development.

SAM SUTHERLAND,MBA

SAMLS & Associates Consulting

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Sam Sutherland is a strategic business veteran with more than twenty years in business leadership and building teams. He has an extensive background in law enforcement, government security technology as well as holding executive positions with GE and Honeywell, where he drove channel strategies and created go-to-market solutions that strengthened strategic alliances within those organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Hofstra University and an MBA from Cornell SC Johnson School of Business.

ALEXARAYE VALLEJO

The Mindful Care Collective

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Alexaraye Vallejo is a certified Adult and Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor with over 20 years’ experience working with children as a professional nanny, labor-birth and postpartum doula. She trains caregivers of children, nannies, au-pairs, daycare providers and parents through in-person consulting, coaching and virtual platforms to embody and model behaviors to children to guide improvement in executive functions of the brain including cognitive control, working memory, and social emotional skills.

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On-Demand Seminars

Register today and watch 30+ expert parenting and childcare seminars anytime between September 18-25. The Parent and Nanny Conference will also have live events and networking on September 19, 2020.

 

For every seminar you watch, you have the option to download a certificate of attendance that will include your name, the seminar title, duration, and date.

 

Becoming the Mindful Nanny

Alexaraye Vallejo will discuss how becoming a “Mindful Nanny” can enhance your career as a caregiver, help you to support the emotional and social needs of children and families, and guide you on a path to success, enhancing your skill sets to thrive in the future world of caregiving. The seminar will define “mindfulness”, dispel common misconceptions, and most importantly discuss how practicing and embodying mindfulness can provide you with essential skills to improve your life and career.

Becoming Partners: Practical Strategies for Building a Successful Parent/Nanny Partnership

Developing a successful nanny and parent partnership takes work. Join Michelle LaRowe to learn practical strategies to start and maintain a successful relationship.

Branding Yourself in a Sea of Professionals

With the dominance of social media, your personal brand is more important than ever. This workshop is for the professional that wants to develop a unique identity that sets them apart from others in their industry. Learning outcomes include: learning to successfully market yourself in a sea of other professionals, creating a positive media presence, continuing education, crafting your personal brand statement, and the importance of collaboration and  networking.

Building Strong Kids - Children and Chiropractic

Alexandria Pankoke, DC discusses the benefits of regular wellness chiropractic care for children as early as infancy up through adulthood. This seminar explores some of the conditions that may be improved with chiropractic care such as colic, ear infections, asthma, bed wetting, constipation, and ADHD. 

Caring for the Caregiver: Self Care and Female Health

This seminar will focus on the importance of us tending to ourselves and ensuring we make self-care a priority. We are our best advocates and are the foundations of our family. Self-care is not selfish.

Caring for the Differently Abled

Matthew Lister and Sara E. Brenton are professional nannies who have devoted their careers to working with children who are differently abled. They have learned many ways to handle different situations while caring for children with physical, neurological, and psychological conditions. This seminar will description these categories and provide tips, tricks, and general knowledge to better care for differently abled children.

Car Seat Safety: Birth Through Preteen

There are 100s of car seat styles and 4 out of 5 are installed or not used incorrectly. It's important to learn about installation, used, best practices so the car seat works properly in an accident to reduce injury to the child. Law very by state and age so join Candie O'Dell-Scherer to learn more about passenger safety from newborn through preteen.

Co-Dependency in Caregiving: The Root of Our Burn Out

Sarah Carlisle Stewart, the Modern Nanny, will discuss how codependent dynamics can fuel burn out for nannies and parents alike. By prioritizing self-care, clarifying boundaries and expectations, and mirroring the team perspective, we can change the burn out paradigm.

Cooking for the Picky Eater

Join Sara E. Brenton, a classically trained chef and professional nanny who has discovered many ways to trick even the pickiest eaters into eating more healthy foods. Sara shares her secrets to improve their diet as she transforms veggies into dinner and dessert!

Creating an Additional Source of Income

Nannies, newborn care specialists, and doulas work within childcare, providing different services and support to parents. This seminar by Alexandra Latten Argosino shares how to create multiple streams of income to earn extra money in the childcare industry.

Difficult Conversations Between Parents & Nannies

Parents and nannies may have a closer relationship than traditional employers and employees. Conversations about discipline, keeping the house picked up, privacy and responsibilities can be difficult. Dr. Stephanie Lord and Stephanie McGraw provide practical tips and recommendations on how to approach and engage in difficult conversations.

Do Children See Color?

Did you know that children as young as six months begin to notice and respond to skin color cues, and by seven or eight years old may show signs of the negative impact of internalized racism in classrooms? This workshop will explore stages of children's development of racial/cultural identities and how educators can create anti-racist/social justice learning opportunities using culturally responsive teaching.

Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching aims to empower the education and early years workforce, families and parents through building awareness of attachments, emotions and self-regulation. Dr. Janet Rose and Julia Gaskell will help professionals acquire skills to empathise and unpick the reasons behind behavior.

Flexible Lesson Planning for Nannies

Do you need help setting up your day with your charges but all your research focuses on schools or day care settings? Creating a lesson plan in a home is completely different than a lesson plan for school. This seminar won’t focus on the fancy terms and words for certain skills, but will teach you how to create a simple and flexible plan you can use with all ages and for many years. 

Foster Care

The foster care seminar will focus on understanding the Foster Care System in the United States and explain how foster parenting and respite care work. Watching this seminar, parents and nannies will learn the benefits, the 'why", and how to become a foster parent. We will also discuss the impacts to nannies when a family has a foster child.

Generational Views of Childcare (Panel Discussion)

Childcare changes with each generation. Parenting approaches used by Boomers differ from those adopted by Generation X and Millenials. While family dinners together were common, they gave way to fast food and are making a comeback as Covid allows more parents to work from home. In this way, our past can help us better adapt to current changes in the industry. A panel of professional nannies will discuss what they have learned as their careers have advanced. The panel will have nannies in their 20s, 30s, 40s and older to represent different age groups and years of experience. 

Getting Teens to Talk: Creating Safe Spaces for Tough Times

Healthy communication between parents and Teens or Tweens is more critical, yet more difficult, now than ever. Parents and Teens / Tweens alike are navigating uncharted waters with the saturation of screen use, emotional fluctuations, and demanding expectations among peers. All these elements result in struggling relational skills, legitimate fears of vulnerability, and the breakdown of the family.

Hiring an Elite Nanny

How do you go about hiring a stellar nanny? This is a common question posed by many prospective parents seeking in-home care placement. In this segment, Jessie Marie will help you develop and learn the basic principles of finding, identifying, and hiring the nanny of your dreams! You will leave this segment feeling empowered and ready to begin the hiring process.

Hiring a Nanny from a Different Culture

America is the melting pot of many different ethnic backgrounds. What happens when two culturally different backgrounds collide in the form of family and Nanny? In this seminar we explore cultural differences and how they affect both the family and nanny.

How is Your Financial Wellness?

How is your financial wellness? Do you know your numbers? Do you have an action plan? Your financial decisions today can provide you the opportunity and flexibility tomorrow and for generations to come.

Instill a Love of Reading and Writing Through Art, Music and Movement

Bonnie Mozer's classroom and reading specialist experience is infused with art, music and movement to help children enjoy reading. Her engaging seminar will include: demonstrated lessons and techniques to foster high level thinking skills, academic, social, emotional learning skills and simple ways to engage and inspire children to love to read and write through Culturally Responsive Practices, art, music, and movement.  

Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse & Human Trafficking

This awareness seminar that educates parents and caregivers on child sexual abuse and human trafficking. Topics include preventing, recognizing, responding to, and reporting abuse. The seminar will also discuss the importance of recognizing trauma and how to support children, families, and yourself.

Memory Fun 101: Memory Training for Parents and Nannies

In this fun & interactive session, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos will help you to develop life-changing skills. You will unlock your mind's hidden power to easily remember names, facts/figures, presentations, processes/procedures, famous quotes, foreign languages, exam/training material, and much more. This promises to be an entertaining, educational, and “memorable” program for all.

My Biggest Supporter

Being a Nanny can be very isolating and lonely. It gets hard sometimes to stay motivated due to some of the issues we deal with on the job. Who do we turn to, our biggest supporters. Husbands, fathers, boyfriends and male best friends who are there to encourage us and keep pushing us to be the best. Here is a sneak peek into what they think of us, what they see in us and why they keep encouraging us.

Outside In, Inside Out (aka Sticks and Stones)

Reggio inspired, Loose Parts inspired, Cheapskate inspired. In this session, we will explore simple and easy ways to bring the outside in and the inside outside, stimulate creativity, encourage observations and make learning fun! I use an abundance of easy to find ‘loose parts’ that will not break the bank. There are links to literacy, engineering, arts, math, science, design, music and fun!

Play-Based Learning Using LEGO™ Bricks

Using LEGO™ Bricks, this presentation focuses on play as the most important way children learn. Parents, nannies, and caregivers of young children will learn methods and fun activities to stretch children’s development as they learn about the physical, social, emotional and cognitive worlds around them.

Positive Discipline Tools to Teach Young Children How to Solve Problems

Learn how to embrace peer and sibling conflict using specific Positive Discipline techniques that teach long - term social emotional skills. Regardless of their age, children have the opportunity to learn tools that decrease conflict and increase confidence, assertiveness, compassion and awareness.

Power of Play

Children learn best through play as they make decisions and learn from hand-on experiences. What does playing with playdough have to do with writing and how does tracking water droplets as they drip down from a pipette prepare kids for reading? In this seminar, learn how the power play helps young children develop life skills.

Returning to Work After Parental Leave

Heading back to work after having a baby is no small feat, even in "normal" times.  In this webinar, we will focus on strategies that help make the back-to-work transition more smooth and successful for new parents.  Specifically, we'll dive into the four proven themes of: (1) a mindful mindset; (2) mapping out logistics; (3) viewing your return as a leadership opportunity; and (4) staying connected to community.

Stress and the Brain: A Guide to Managing Cortisol's Impacts on Behavior and Creativity

Can you spell A-M-Y-G-D-A-L-A? If not, now is the time to learn. Dr. B will introduce you to this important brain structure that triggers a potentially damaging flow of cortisol and adrenaline that can impede learning and creativity. As caregivers, there is much one can do to detox and regulate the impacts of stress on both brain and body and do it with fun, simple, effective strategies.

Successful Transitions

When I left my first nanny job I was heartbroken. I did not know what to do with the sadness I felt about losing connection with the children I had loved and cared for from birth. What I learned was that even the best nanny jobs end and parents and nannies need to work together to make sure they offer their children a smooth transition as that happens. Saying goodbye to a beloved nanny, whether she has been with you for 6 months or 6 years is an important life lesson for your child.

Three P's to Potty Training the Child, Parents and Nanny

Join Matthew Lister as he talks about the Three P’s To Potty Training for the child, parents and nanny. What does it take to make sure the child is successful in toileting? Who remains unscathed by the process? Gain practical and proven tips to make potty training simple and as positive as possible.  Don’t flush this learning opportunity away!!

United for All Ages: Enabling Elder and Younger People to Mix

Bringing older and younger people can tackle many social issues – from loneliness and ageism to improving health and care of young and old alike. Recent years have se