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2018 Child Care & Early Childhood Education Business Summit

2018 Child Care & Early Childhood Education Business Summit

June 1, 2018

at the Four Points by Sheraton

9901 Midlothian Turnpike

 Richmond, VA


Registration, Coffee and Breakfast Assortment




8:00 - 8:45am

10:15 - 11:30

Protect Yourself & Your Business: Risk Management Strategies

Expert advice on maintaining a well-rounded risk management program to ensure the safety and security of your business. Presenter: Michael Swain

Bio and Handouts: Risk Management Strategies and The Risk Guy Says


Can You Hear Me Now?  Enhance Parent Engagement with Mobile Technology

Use technology and leverage mobile apps to delivery reports, pictures, newsletters, track curriculum, manage invoicing and attendance. Bring your phone/tablet/iPad to the session. Presenter: Abhas Jain

Bio and parent engagement handout


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Angela Wirt, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of Virginia

9:00 - 9:15

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Lauren Small

9:15 - 10:00

Keynote: Praising & Rewarding Staff at Little to No Cost

Morning Session #1 (Choose One)

Employment Law Demystified: Basics for Non-Lawyers

Employment law expert will share advice and techniques on hiring, properly classifying employees, evaluating performance and ending the employment relationship. Presenter: Steve Brown

Bio and Presentation.


Follow the Money: Cash Flow & Strategic Economic Decisions

Budgets are tight and operating a child care business has never been more challenging or time-consuming. Make smart decisions based on cash flow planning and learn about compliance, fraud detection and more in the competitive child care market. Presenter: Celia Powell

Bio and Presentation and sample operating cost/cash flow spreadsheet


Directing a child care program has its challenges; one of the biggest is staffing concerns.  In this keynote, the presenter, who has been a director for 26 years, gave examples about how directors can support their staff, reduce staff turnover, raise staff morale and build dedication for little or no cost.  Delivered with humor, participants left with practical information to put to immediate use in their program.

Vernon H. Mason, Jr., M.Ed. Author, Humorist, Inspiring Keynote Speaker and Workshop Trainer Extraordinaire

Partnering for High-Quality Care: An Overview of State Programs 

Join this opportunity for discussion and Q&A on Child Care Licensing, Subsidy, and learn about the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which reimburses child care programs serving low-income children. Presenters: Jamie Sipe, Sharon Lindsay and Mary Ward with VDSS, and Conchetta Yonaitis with VDH

Download the combined slide presentation.

Bios and Emails:

Sharon Lindsay bio and email:

Jamie Sipe bio and email: 

Mary Ward bio and email:

Conchetta Yonaitis bio and email:

Download the Agenda in Brief