Taking the Lead: A Family Child Care Initiative

Date

10.14.2017 through 06.09.2018
from 8:30am - 5:30pm

Location

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
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Registration

Registration cost:$100Cost includes:

  • $300 program improvement funds
  • 48 hours of group learning (face-to-face) one Saturday per month (includes lunch)
  • 35 hours of independent learning (online) between monthly sessions
  • 16 hours of self-assessment and one-on-one mentoring
  • 20 hours at 2018 Leadership Connections™ national conference, 2-day registration with free lodging
  • 119 total contact hours and 6 points of Family Child Care Credential approved training
  • 10 quarter hours of undergraduate college course credit available for an additional fee
  • Books, handouts, and materials
(Valued at over $1,000!)

Registration deadline:08.31.2017

Register here

Training/Event Description:

JOIN THE CHICAGO COHORT

  • Learn strategies for growing and sustaining a successful family child care business.
  • Enhance your work as both a business owner and educator.
  • Develop and implement monthly quality improvement plan.
  • Gain an understanding of your role as a change agent—at the individual, business, and community levels.
  • Demonstrate competencies aligned with the IL Family Child Care Credential and ExceleRate™ Illinois QRIS.
  • Learn together with other family child care providers and build a professional learning community.

AREAS OF FOCUS:

  •  Advocacy. Business. Environment Management. (aligned with IL Gateways to Opportunity Family Child Care Credential)
    aligned with IL Gateways to Opportunity Family Child Care Credential
  • Fiscal Management. Risk Management. Record Keeping. Contracts & Handbooks. Marketing. Family Partnerships. (aligned with ExceleRate™ Illinois and the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care)
  • Quality Improvement Plans. Change Management.
    (aligned with ExceleRate™ Illinois)

DATES
(all sessions take place at the Irish American Heritage Center unless otherwise indicated)
October 14, 2017 | Orientation | NLU, Chicago Campus
November 4, 2017
December 16, 2017
January 20, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 17, 2018 | NLU, Chicago Campus
April 7, 2018
May 9-10, 2018 | Leadership Connections | Westin | Wheeling, IL
June 9, 2018 | NLU, Wheeling Campus

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 31, 2017

PHONE INTERVIEWS
September 11, 12, 13, 2017

ORIENTATION
October 14 | 10am-12pm | NLU Chicago Campus

 

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Credits

  • Total clock hours: 119
  • Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Approved
  • Applies toward the Illinois Director Credential (IDC) Core Competency Requirements
  • Other Credit Details: College credit may be available

Questions?

Barb Volpe at barbara.volpe@nlu.edu 847.947.5132  

Scholarships

Your local child care resource and referral agency may have scholarship funds available to assist with your registration or tuition costs for this event. Find your local CCR&R.