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2021 Parent & Nanny Conference

On-Demand and Virtual Events

September 2-30, 2021

Interested in speaking? Email us at info@usnanny.org

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Online Conference
The Virtual Experience

The Parent and Nanny Conference is a fully virtual experience. From the comfort of your own digital device, you will have 24/7 access to over 40 expert parenting and childcare seminars and content. You can also attend live workshops and events.


After registering, your online account will grant you access to all the webinars, seminars and content on Thursday, September 2 at 7am EST. You can pick and choose what seminars you want to watch on-demand through Thursday, September 30 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.

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

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Live Events (Zoom)

The Parent and Nanny Conference has 40+ on demand seminars and we have live events planned for conference attendees in English and Spanish.


Live events will include additional seminars, Q&A sessions with speakers, networking, trivia games and raffles. The live events will be announced over the next few months.

Conflicted to Centered with Dr. Whitney Casares
September 18, 20201 from 12-2pm EST


On-Demand Seminars
(more coming soon)

We are excited to share seminars on childcare, parenting, child development and employment. Our speakers are college faculty members, nanny experts, published authors, and business leaders.

Interested in speaking? Email us at info@usnanny.org

Childcare Track

Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching empowers the education and early years workforce, families and parents through building awareness of attachments, emotions and self-regulation. 

Dr. Janet Rose &
Julia Gaskell


Childcare Track

Building Strong Kids: Children and Chiropractic

Children and Chiropractic explores some of the conditions that may be improved with chiropractic care such as colic, ear infections, asthma, bed wetting, constipation, and ADHD.

Alexandria Pankoke, DC

Dr. Mama Bird

Childcare Track

Building Resilient Children

How Resilience Trumps ACEs - the importance of creating trauma-informed and resilience-building practices based on the findings of the ACEs research.

Shawna Boomgaard, LMSW, ACTP, Ed.S

Oakland University

Employment Track

Panel: Pros & Cons of Live-In Childcare

Parents, live-in nannies and au pairs discuss the benefits and challenges of live-in childcare with tips on how to increase communication and align expectations.

Stephanie McGraw, JD

US Nanny Association

Employment Track

Successful Transitions

Parents and nannies need to work together to make sure they offer their children a smooth transition when a nanny arrives or departs.


Glenda Propst

Nanny Transitions

Employment Track

Panel: Nanny Training and Certifications

Nannies and educators discuss the different types of training and certification programs including nanny, newborn care and continuing education.

Elizabeth Malson, MS

US Nanny Institute

Childcare Track

Fostering Development Through Play

You will learn how to promote early language and communication development with infants and toddlers and gain practical tools to successfully incorporate it into daily playtime.

Dr. Ronilda Henson

Early Childhood Educator

Childcare Track

Relationship Building Fosters Self-Regulation

In order to promote an increase of social-emotional and academic learning outcomes, caregivers must first focus and value supporting positive and intentional relationships.

Colleen Schmidt

Early Childhood Educator

Childcare Track

Family Caregiving is Not Family Parenting

Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the long term care system and the resources that are available to better support seniors that are aging in place with family members.

Dr. Macie Smith

Diversified Training

Childcare Track

Active Learning in a Screen Dominated Culture

This seminar examines the current research on screen media as not all screen media is healthy for children. Infants and toddlers learn best when they are actively engaged with real objects and people.

Shannon Lockhart, MA

Early Childhood Educator

Childcare Track

Parenting Like a Boss - Totally Committed

Despite what life may throw at us, it’s time for us to take several deep breaths, pull out our Parenting Like a BOSS capes and make the decision that no matter what comes our way, we will choose to be awesome parents.

Kenston Henderson, Sr.

Live With Lyfe

Childcare Track

The Three Keys to Conscious Caregiving

Join best-selling author and mindfulness expert, Theresa Puskar as she takes you on a fun-filled journey and shares three life-changing keys that will raise your consciousness and reignit your passion for caregiving.

Theresa Puskar


Childcare Track

Writing Experiences for PreSchoolers

Join us for a lively session on why writing is such an important part of the early literacy “coin” and how to easily offer and support developmentally appropriate writing experiences for young children.

Laura Bailet

Kaplan Early Learning

Childcare Track

Demand Avoidance in Autistic Children

Are you a parent or professional who cares for children who have Autism? Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is an Autism profile which is characterized by heightened anxiety which causes demand avoidance.

Melissa Packwood

Intuitive Behavior

Childcare Track

Challenges & Joys of Parenting Special Needs

Christy Jones-Hudson shares the challenges, fears and joys of parenting special needs children.


Christy Jones-Hudson

Multicoachural Consulting

Childcare Track

Exploring STEM Activities: Birth to Age 5

Join us as we learn the foundations of STEM education for young children and easy fun activities you can use to promote STEM in your home environment.


Dr. Jean Barbre

Portland State University

Childcare Track

Why Does She Wear a Hijab? Why Hair Kinky?

This seminar discusses the significance of cultural relativism and self-identity in early childhood and classroom learning. Participants will learn about ethnocentrism and its impacts on a child’s social development.

Jocelyn Jones

Kappa Learning Group

Childcare Track

Power of Play

Play is the cornerstone of childhood and it is truly how children learn best! In this seminar, learn about the power of play and how the skills for reading, writing, math and science are laid in early infancy.

Sarah Salisbury

DIY Nanny Adventure

Childcare Track

Positive Discipline Tools for Siblings and Peers

Learn how to embrace peer and sibling conflict using specific Positive Discipline techniques. Children can learn tools that decrease conflict and increase confidence, assertiveness, compassion and awareness.

Julietta Skoog


Childcare Track

Stress and the Brain: Impact of Cortisol

Learn the important brain structure that triggers a potentially damaging flow of cortisol and adrenaline that can impede learning and creativity. Practical skills help you detox and regulate the impacts of stress. 

Dr. Linda Karges-Bone

Educate Insite

Childcare Track

Supporting Childhood Mental Health & Wellbing

We explore early brain development, what children 0-5 years need from their caregiver, spheres of influence, and a strength-based approach to supporting young children’s social and emotional development.

Ingrid Anderson & Jean Barbre

Portland State University

Employment Track

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. 

Lori Mihalich-Levin

Mindful Return

Employment Track

What Families Need to Know - Criminal History

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Mike Coffee

Imperative Information

Employment Track

Budgeting and Compensation Packages

This seminar will cover legislative changes that have resulted in new and expanded benefits available for families their nannies, as well as strategies for stretching the dollars in a family’s nanny budget.

Chelsea Mills

Sr. Partner Relations

Childcare Track

Future Proof Your Child for the 2020s and Beyond

Sixty to seventy percent of the jobs today’s children will do have not been invented yet. How do we prepare children for a world we can barely imagine? This presentation will highlight the X-factors for success children need to develop to thrive in a fast-changing world (and they are not found on a child’s academic report card).

Nikki Bush

Best Selling Author

Childcare Track

Magda Gerber's Respectful Educaring®

Jill Getto Lee, M.A., welcomes those who are new to RIE® and will offer insight into the basic principles of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach. Discover how to put the Educaring® Approach into practice so that you can foster respectful and authentic relationships with each of the children in your care. This therapeutic approach supports parents, professionals, and infants.

Jill Getto Lee, MA

RIE® Associate

Childcare Track

Helping Children Combat Stress and Anxiety

Without tools to help children manage anxiety and stress, children may begin to display mental health issues and behavioral problems. This workshop will address how stress and anxiety related to Crises and Disasters impact students and the specific and practical techniques to assist professionals in working with children to manage the stress and anxiety in their lives.

Dr. Bill DeMeo


Childcare Track

Keeping Kids Safe Online:  What You Need to Know

So much of what kids are doing is on the internet! Learn how you can help parents keep their kids safe online without the power struggle in this seminar. We'll explore the Five Circles of Cyber Safety™ and what you can do to help families apply these safety principles.

Lisa Honold

Center for Online Safety

Childcare Track

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