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.
Meet our 2020 speakers
The Parent and Nanny Conference has over 30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen and Denise Burke
United for All Ages
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.
Captain Randy Chhabra
Emergency Management Services and ATCEMS Injury prevention
Captain Randy Chhabra leads the ATCEMS team Injury Prevention program in Austin Texas and is a member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board. Randy Chhabra earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from Iowa State University.
International Nannies in Zürich
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.
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 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.
Ask the Nanny
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.
Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
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”.
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.
Dr. Stephanie Lord
Stephanie is a north county San Diego-based clinical and assessment psychologist. Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. She completed her Postdoctoral training at the San Diego Center for Children specializing in complex psychological assessment and psychodiagnostic testing.
US Nanny Institute
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.
Posh Nanny & Premier Educators
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, Esq
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon
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.
US Nanny Association
Nancy Moretti has more than 28 years of experience working in early care and education as a teacher assistant, lead teacher, headteacher, director, executive director and owner of a child care center. Nancy has also served as a full-time professor, adjunct instructor, department chair, and associate dean. Nancy currently serves as an online faculty member where she teaches early childhood, leadership and mindfulness classes.
Dr. Bonnie Mozer
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.
Tony Orozco is a Marriage and Family Mentor and Speaker, graduated from the University of Fullerton California. In addition, he is an active member and Trainer for Positive Discipline Association. He has been married to Liz since the year 2000 and has 4 children. He is the executive director of Disciplina Positiva, the corporation most requested by parents at public schools and organizations in Southern California.
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.
International Man of Memory
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 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.
SAMLS & Associations Consulting
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.
The Mindful Care Collective
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.
Register today and watch 30+ expert parenting and childcare seminars anytime between September 19-25. 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.
Car Seat and Passenger Safety
Captain Randy Chhabara of Austin-Travis Emergency Medical Services and a member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board shares important information about the safety features of car seats, how to choose the right car seat for children of different sizes and car seat installation and proper fit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Positive Psychology and Mindfulness for Nannies & Families
The words positive psychology and mindfulness are popping up all around us. We are hearing them on television chat shows, podcasts, and are seeing articles too. Mindfulness is gaining popularity as there is power in positive psychology. If you are interested in practicing mindfulness, attend this session to learn why it is essential to: use mindfulness when partnering with each other, how to develop an awareness of the present, understand how emotions impact relationships, and learn how to teach children to practice mindfulness.
Raising Caring, Resilient and Capable Children (En Espanol)
Cuando escuchamos la palabra DISCIPLINA, tendemos a relacionarla con castigos, regaños, consecuencias, gritos, etc. Sin embargo, el significado de la palabra DISCIPLINA es “APRENDER”. En esta sesión aprenderás a cómo decodificar el MAL COMPORTAMIENTO de los niños a través de saber llenar sus necesidades físicas y emocionales antes de que la explosión ocurra. También, aprenderás frases como, “Conexión antes de Corrección” o “Ámame cuando menos me lo merezca, porque es cuando realmente lo necesito – Proverbio Sueco”. ¡Te doy mi palabra que será una sesión.
Role of Education in a Nanny Career (Panel Discussion)
While teachers and daycare workers must comply with state laws which often include minimum training standards, the nanny industry is unregulated. A panel of experts and nannies will discuss how and when training can elevate a nanny's career. With a wide range of options and ways to learn about childcare, the panelists will also share how to nannies and parents can ensure a training program is reputable.
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.
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.
The 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.
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 seen a big growth in intergenerational interaction, particularly between nurseries and care homes. Stephen and Denise Burke, co-founders of United for All Ages, will talk about their work in the UK with examples of good practice and innovation.
What To Do When Children Fight (Sibling Rivalry)
Children don't always get along and sibling or peer rivalries are common. In this seminar, we'll explore why children fight and how to correct the behavior in an effective way. We'll also discuss how to reduce arguing, scolding and yelling so you and the children can live in a calmer environment. The seminar also distinguished between punishment and discipline while providing practical ways to teach children responsibility, respect, self-control and cooperation.
Work Agreements, Taxes, Covid and More: How to Navigate the Complicated World of Nanny Employment
You can't build unless you start with a sturdy foundation. In this seminar, we will go over the building blocks of nanny employment, so that you can start your new position off on the right foot, and build an amazing employee/employer relationship. Already in a current position or have a nanny? This seminar will also provide tools to lift your working relationship and cement a new foundation.
US Nanny Institute
The US Nanny Institute is the recognized industry leader for college-level training for Professional Nannies. Over 30 faculty including teachers, childcare experts, child psychologists, nutritionists, and pediatricians teach a comprehensive curriculum specifically developed for in-home childcare providers. Programs allow nannies to choose between 5 levels of training.
Ask the Nanny
Ask the Nanny's Angela Johnson travels throughout the United States and Canada, teaching professional development workshops, hosting personal development retreats, and encouraging nannies to be their very best.
We know this is a difficult time for people everywhere, including nannies, parents, agency owners and educators. We want to help. The US Nanny Association is working on a scholarship program so we can help individuals in our community attend the Parent and Nanny Conference. We will be posting more information about the scholarships and start accepting applications in July 2020.
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We'd like to invite businesses and organizations to sponsor the Parent & Nanny Conference. The Parent and Nanny Conference has 4 sponsorship packages: Diamond ($5,000), Platinum ($3,500), Gold ($1,000) and Silver ($500). We will also consider customer sponsorships. Download the pdf file and contact for more information.
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July 1st - Early Registration ends
September 1st - Publish Schedule for Live Events
September 18th - Conference Starts