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2019 Child Care & Early Childhood Education Business Summit

2019 Child Care & Early Childhood Education Business Summit

November 15, 2019

Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

1000 Virginia Center Parkway

 Glen Allen, VA  23059


Registration, Coffee and Breakfast Assortment




8:00 - 8:45am

10:00 - 11:15

Social Media Marketing for the Child Care Industry

Want to effectively market your programs to millennial parents using Social Media and other technology solutions? This session will jumpstart your efforts to formulate and implement your digital and social media marketing strategy.

Bio and social media handout


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Angela Wirt, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of Virginia

8:45 - 9:00

Click here for our afternoon sessions!

Lauren Small

9:00 - 9:45

Keynote: The Superhero within Us All - Rising to the Challenge!

Morning Session #1 (Choose One)

Employment Law 101 for Managers and Supervisors

Participants will learn how to keep their organization out of legal trouble by learning how to handle the hottest labor and employment law issues.

Bio and Presentation.


Successful Financial Management 101

This workshop will focus on five key areas that every child care business should have in place for creating a successful financial management operation: financial reporting, budgeting, taxes, systems and your team!

Bio and Presentation and sample operating cost/cash flow spreadsheet


Today’s keynote presentation will be provided by Mr. Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Institute for Childhood Preparedness. Mr. Roszak has spent over 20 years helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Over the past 5 years, Andy has been involved in numerous disasters impacting child care programs and has personally helped rebuilding communities and reopen child care programs across the United States. Andy will discuss the challenges that arise in the aftermath of disasters and provide thoughts on how we can get better prepared for the unthinkable.  We all have superhero powers within in – we just need the right tools for the job.

Download the Agenda At-A-Glance

Download the Speaker Profile Booklet

Hannah Rhudy, Founder, BabyIn BabyOut

Hannah Rhudy is a high school freshman in Richmond, Virginia and is the creator and founder of BabyIn BabyOut, a simple concept that uses a two-sided hangtag to visually remind parents and caregivers about their most precious cargo in the backseat.  Learn more about BabyIn BabyOut and order your hangtags today!

Andrew Roszak, Executive Director, Institute for Childhood Preparedness

Building Solid Staff Relationships in Early Learning Programs

Staff morale and relationships form a core fabric of an early learning program. This session will highlight the importance of positive morale and strategies to build strong relationships that create a positive culture for staff, management, and parents.

Bio and Presentation.


ECE Senior Manager, The Source for Learning, Inc.

Challenging Behaviors or Trauma in Disguise?

Learn more about how childhood trauma may be the root of behavioral challenges, why traditional responses to trauma behavior actually make it worse, and what you can do to improve behavior and reduce suspensions/expulsions.

Bio and Presentation.


Piedmont Coordinator for the Consortium for Resource, Adoptive, and Foster Family Training (CRAFFT), Radford University

Managing Partner, Isler Dare, P.C.

Johnson & Wales University’s College of Business

Accounting Strategies to Solutions, LLC

Governor's ECE Team Update: Jenna Conway


Unifying Early Childhood in Virginia: The pathway to ensure that every Virginia child has the opportunity to enter school ready to succeed

Chief School Readiness Officer, for the Commonwealth of Virginia – a joint appointment between the Governor’s Office and the Virginia Department of Education