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8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | SESSION 3

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP Feed the Teachers or They’ll Eat the Children! Teachers need to plan for individual children and groups of children and evaluate if those plans are serving the children optimally. Question: Who plans for the teachers and evaluates if their professional development plans are serving them well? Explore the parallel process between planning for […]

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | SESSION 4

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP Health and Wellness Policy Creation and Development Do you have a health and wellness policy in your program? Habits are learned early in life, so having a sound policy not only creates lifelong health and wellness habits in children, but serves as an indicator to parents that your center is taking a holistic […]

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Lunch Buffet | Marketplace open

One of the major values of Leadership Connections is the opportunity to connect with other leaders to exchange ideas and success stories. Take a mid-day networking break over lunch. All lunch meals are included in your full conference registration. The Marketplace will also be open to connect with the vendors.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | SESSION 5

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP Developing a Trauma-Informed Organizational Protocol Providing trauma-informed care requires a multi-pronged approach inclusive of public education and awareness, prevention and early identification, and trauma-specific assessment and treatment. This workshop will enable participants to evaluate their own organizations and strategize ways to develop a trauma-informed organizational protocol, utilizing 6 key principles and 10 implementation […]

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Marketplace Final Hours

Go beyond the catalogs and email notifications to engage with your program’s projects. Our marketplace offers an opportunity to purchase items for your programs, staffs, families, and/or yourself. Marketplace is open Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Special Interest Sessions

Determining if a program’s organizational climate is as healthy as it could Organizational climate refers to the distinctive atmosphere that characterizes work setting and it is determined by the collective perceptions of staff regarding workplace conditions. Learn how to measure a program’s organizational climate and how the results can be used to help explain where […]

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Dine and Discuss

Dine and Discuss is an opportunity to connect with colleagues around a topic over a meal. You will be able to sign up for the Dine and Discuss groups at the conference in the registration area. Dine and Discuss is an optional event. Location: Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center | 3835 Willow […]

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