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2021
Parent & Nanny Conference
 
On-Demand and
Live Virtual Events
September 2-29, 2021

Thank You Sponsors!

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Rayz Kidz

Rayz kidz is an app that equips at-home caregiver to keep kids engaged and parents connected. Activities, event log, photos and more!

Cuidando Angeles

Cuidando Angeles NCS LLC provides all of the tools and resources you need to begin your career as a Newborn Care Specialist.

US Nanny Institute

The Nanny Institute is an online professional school that trains and certifies sitters, nannies and other childcare staff.

HomeWork Solutions

HomeWork Solutions provides household payroll and nanny tax compliance services.

Care.com HomePay

Care.com HomePay is the leading comprehensive payroll & tax solution for household employers. HomePay takes away the worry and risk to allow families to get back to what is important.

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 29 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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Key Notes
& Live Events (Zoom)
 

Live events will include additional seminars, Q&A sessions with speakers, trivia games and raffles. Live events may change without notice.

 

​Saturday, September  4, 2021

1pm EST

Ashley Harrison, JD

Partner at Shook, Hardy and Bacon

Topic: Employment Law Challenges for Parents and Nannies

2:00pm EST
From the Waist Up Photo Contest and Prize

2:15pm EST
Newborn and Infant Care Trivia Game

​Saturday, September 11, 2021

1pm EST

Michelle McVittie

Child Life Specialist and Author

Topic: Getting Strong Willed Children to Cooperate

2pm EST

Door Prize

 

2:15pm EST
Nanny Trivia Game

​Saturday, September  18, 2021

12pm EST

Dr. Whitney Casares

Pediatrician and Author

Topic: Conflicted to Centered: Finding Success in the Workplace and Home

1:15pm EST
Ugly Sweater Photo Contest and Prize

1:30pm EST
Professional Nanny Trivia

​Saturday, September  25, 2021

1-3pm EST

Dave Ellis
Executive Director of the Office of Resilience at the New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Topic: Understanding NEAR: Supporting young children through trauma and crisis events

3pm EST

Door Prize

 

On-Demand Seminars
(watch anytime between  September 2 to 29, 2021)

We are excited to share 40+ seminars on childcare, parenting, child development and employment. Our speakers are college faculty members, childcare experts, published authors, and business leaders. Speakers are subject to change without notice.

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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.

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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.

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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 re-ignite your passion for caregiving.

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Theresa Puskar

Author and Edu-Tainer

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.

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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.


 

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Glenda Propst

Nanny Transitions

Business Track

Panel: Growing Your Nanny Agency

A panel of nanny agency owners discuss current trends, hot topics like the impact of covid vaccination and how to grow your nanny agency.
 

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Rebecca Pearcy

Windsor House Nannies

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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Macie Smith

Diversified Training

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. 

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Dr. Janet Rose &
Julia Gaskell

Norland

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.

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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.
 

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Shawna Boomgaard, LMSW, ACTP, Ed.S

Oakland University

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.

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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.

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Melissa Packwood

Intuitive Behavior

Childcare Track

Challenges & Joys of Parenting Special Needs

Christy Jones-Hudson shares the fears and joys of parenting special needs children. Topics include grieving the diagnosis and the impact special needs has on health & well-being. This seminar provides practical tips to support parents.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Julietta Skoog

Sproutable

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. 

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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.

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Ingrid Anderson

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. 

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Lori Mihalich-Levin

Mindful Return

Employment Track

Panel: Nanny Trainings and Certifications

The nanny industry is changing and there are a lot of options for childcare training and certification. We have gathered nanny educators and industry experts who discuss what parents’ value when hiring and how training can advance a nanny’s career.

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Panelists

Industry Experts

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Bill DeMeo

 Psychologist

Childcare Track

Do Children See Color?

So 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.

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Zipporiah Mills & Maimuna Mohammed

Equity Specialists

Childcare Track

Are You Listening To Understand Me?

Uncertainty and confusion often lead to perspiration, anxiety, and the unknown. Which leads you to wonder:  Are You Listening To Understand Me? Jessie Marie will educate parents and child care specialists on the critical components used to decode, clarify, and confirm verbal and non-verbal communication cues. Similarly, her special guest, Dr. J will bring awareness to the importance of effective communication amongst child care specialists and parents during COVID. 

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Jessie Marie

Posh Nanny & Premier Educators

Business Track

Creating a Childcare Business You Love

Are you looking to be positioned as the trusted expert of choice? This workshop explores how to stand out online (even if you think you are not a ‘natural’ at marketing), so you are automatically positioned as the trusted expert of choice. I will also be sharing my fuss-free marketing content plan, which will show you step by step how to showcase your business in a fun, authentic way, in less than 15 minutes a day.

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Emma Dewey

Owner Babyem

Employment Track

Benefits of Legal Pay for Families and Nannies

The benefits of paying a nanny legally far outweigh the risks of not doing so. Families can take advantage of tax credits and avoid trouble from the IRS and other government agencies. Nannies get a legal employment record and verifiable income, along with employment protections. Learn how easy it is for a family to get caught paying “under the table” and how nannies can discuss wanting to be paid legally.

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Patrick DiFiore

GTM Payroll Services

Childcare Track

Discovering Your Parenting Path

Discovering your Parenting Path will reveal and possibly uncover how you view parenting. We will take a look at various parenting styles to determine which path you identify with. We will highlight the benefits of parenting and strengthen the parent/child relationship.

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Kenneth W. Antoine

Success Coach

Employment Track

How to Use Emotional Intelligence for Success

The foundation of thriving societies are well balanced and grounded families. It is important that families are able to live fulfilled in joy and harmony despite their daily life challenges. Achieving this goal requires each family member to access a deep level of understanding, tolerance and wisdom which is beyond intelligence, it's emotional intelligence.

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Steven Dossou

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Childcare Track

Increase the Peace with Behavorial Science

The key to avoiding problem behavior is to give the child another way to meet their needs. In this seminar, you will learn how to determine why a child might engage in problem behavior, and what you can do to help them feel better by meeting those needs in a more positive way. You will also learn about the four functions of behavior, and how to identify what is causing most of your nanny-kid’s problem behavior. We will then take a deep dive into each of those functions.

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Stacy Vinciguerra and Anna Webber

Behavior Analyst & Elementary Education

Childcare Track

What is the Pikler® Pedagogical Approach?

All children deserve a kind, joyous, and peaceful upbringing, one in which they can thrive emotionally and developmentally with confidence and authenticity. It is our task to offer children a caring and loving childhood in a nurturing environment, because when children are provided with attentive and reverent care, they are able to establish trust in the world. In this workshop we will explore three of the main principles of the Pikler® Pedagogical Approach: Respectful Care, Freedom of Movement, and Self-Initiated Play Activity.

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Elsa Chahin

President, Pikler/Loczy

Childcare Track

The Life Template: A GPS For Parenting

Do you worry about the future of today's children regularly fretting about the ever-changing education and employment global and technological landscape? The Life Template is a backward design process Nathaniel A. Turner and his wife initially developed to make sure their unborn child would meet the admission requirements for Harvard University. He achieved the profiled criterion without wealth or privilege by his sixteenth birthday.

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Nathaniel Turner, JD

Speaker and Author

Business Track

Get Known Everywhere Using Publicity

Discover how to be the #1 Influencer and leader in your industry by boosting your credibility and amplifying your media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, Jill Lublin shares simple strategies and provides cost-effective short‐term, doable tactics. Helping you understand what the media is looking for, so you and your brand can stand out, get noticed and go from unknown to newsworthy.

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Jill Lublin

Best Selling Author

Childcare Track

Successful Single Parenting

Life is not about always being spic and span and perfect, appreciate yourself and give yourself credit for the way you are bringing up your children. Be happy and content in life, instead of wondering what could have happened. While it may sound difficult, it is also the imperfections of life that give it character and that is how your children will see the love, and know what efforts you are putting in for them.

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Real N. Kunene

Author

Childcare Track

Do Our Kids Feel Valued, Respected & Loved?

Some students have the knack for painting wonderful pictures of their parents, caregivers, and teachers. A student once referred to me as amazing and stated that I spoke to them like human beings. Why don't we consistently speak to each other, particularly our kids, respectfully and like human beings? Join me in this session, and we will explore approaches we need to take to ensure our kids always feel valued, genuinely respected, and loved.

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Hugh Robinson

Teacher

Business Track

Marketing & Profits with Ease

Are You Finally Ready to Learn EXACTLY What to Do AND HOW to Do It in Regards to Getting More Clients in Your Business? Marketing and Sales are the two most CRITICAL skills that ANY small business owner (or sales professional in ANY industry) needs to learn and master! Come to this presentation and learn: • How to tweak what you’re selling and your money goals • The 3 types of marketing for consistent revenue • How to delegate much of your marketing plus time-saving techy tools.

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Katrina Sawa

JumpStart Your Business

Employment Track

Ultimate Guide to Hire a Nanny

Whether using an agency or leveraging online resources, the Ultimate Guide to Hire a Nanny can help parents navigate job descriptions, duties, costs and finding great candidates. This seminar also provides example interview questions and tools to assess candidates. Not sure about payroll or insurance, we've got it covered as well as background checks and calling references.

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Elizabeth Malson

US Nanny Institute

Childcare Track

Power of Compassion
 

Compassion improves every aspect of our lives. It is an antidote to loneliness and its fallout – depression and anxiety. It is more important than ever that we help our children to be resilient to stress and to build strong social networks for support. Let me share with you how to harness the power of compassion to raise happy, strong, resilient, and successful children.

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Virginia Sampson

Award Winning Author

Childcare Track

Developmental Approach to Screen Time

Based on the developmental theories of Piaget and Erikson, this workshop gives parents and caregivers a window into key child development milestones, how screen time can interrupt or influence each stage, and what we can do to support healthy development with regards to digital devices. The SPOIL system, provides the key via positive goal theory and edging out screen time in a fun way.

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Jean Rogers and Dr. Meghan Owenz

Children's Screen Time Action Network

Employment Track

Mastering Nanny Interviews

While interviewing can be stressful, it helps to prepare. Four nanny industry experts answer real interview questions. The panelists then discuss what works well and how the answer will be interpreted by the family. With over a dozen interview questions, you are sure to gain a new tip.

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Panelists

Industry Leaders

Childcare Track

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is a social-emotional learning program that helps children develop impulse control and self-regulation

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Leticia Valero

Conscious Discipline