TURNING THE JOB YOU LOVE INTO THE CAREER YOU'LL KEEP!
When you open your door, you open the door to a child's future. Learn how
to obtain the satisfaction, appreciation, and lasting success you deserve
from your work so you can open that door for years to come! Discover the secret
to professionalism in child care: ATTITUDE! Improve your image, improve your
business practices and raise the quality of care you provide. Get started
on the road to success today so you can be there for the children tomorrow.
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS: Parents & Providers Working
We have the same goal: raising happy, healthy children. So why does it feel
like parents and providers are on opposite sides of the fence? Let's jump
that fence and learn to understand and respect each other! Through stories
that will make you laugh - and make you cry - we'll discover the foundations
for great relationships that last for years.
CRAZY FOR KIDS:
Are we in child care because we're crazy or are we crazy because we're in
child care! What's so strange about wanting to spend a day changing diapers,
wiping noses, breaking up fights, getting bit and spit up on? Nothing! The
love of children can drive us to do a lot of strange things so let's learn
to embrace this silliness and use it to our advantage. Find out how to harness
your crazy side, put some fun and happiness into YOUR day, and bring some
happiness into the lives of children.
CONTROLLING THE CRAZINESS: An Administrators Guide
When everything around us seems to be going crazy - the kids, the parents,
the staff - we're the ones who need to keep our sanity, right? Wrong! Learn
how embracing the craziness of your business can be the key to creating a
positive, stress-free environment for all the families and staff in your care.
Learn to tackle problems head on with a smile!
OTHER KEYNOTE TOPICS: Keynote presentation can be tailor-made specifically
for your conference based on your theme. Contact Patricia to discuss your needs.
How to build your reputation, build your enrollment, and build successful
partnerships with families. Participants will take the first steps in creating
their own "Parent Handbook" of information and policies that showcases
their individualities, learn to create an effective marketing plan and practice
proven interviewing techniques.
TALES FROM THE TRAILS
Tips and Tricks of the professionals to get you what you need and what you
want for less time and money. From organization to toys, ideas to make your
day go easier and your budget go farther. Bring your best tips to share! Presenter
will share dozens of ideas gathered over the years and participants will go
home with a bag of goodies to help them reduce stress, communicate with parents,
create inexpensive activities and toys, be more organized and get the most
out of their day!
COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS 101
The biggest obstacle in meeting the goals we have for the children or our
business is: the parents! Learn how to bring parents into your child care
family and make them partners. Decode what the parents are telling you and
get to the heart of their issues. Create an environment that supports an open
flow of communication and provide opportunities for successful collaboration.
We'll work together on solving problems - and preventing them so you can leave
with the tools you need to reach all the parents and reach all your goals
for the children.
The following lectures are can be made to fit conference needs for breakout
sessions or expanded for an individual training event.
Policies and More: Creating a Parent Handbook
Show parents the philosophy and goals that drive your business by creating
a Parent Handbook that includes school information, policies and procedures
and contract information. Learn how this tool can aid in discussing tough
topics with parents and conducting interviews.
The Parents Can't Hear Me!
Learn general principals for successful communication with parents, specific
techniques to reach all the parents and guidelines for conducting interviews
Creating a Professional Attitude & Image
Providers are shown where to find the strength from within to see themselves
as professionals. Gaining respect and appreciation from others begins with
how you see yourself. Topics covered: professional attitude, professional
image and the benefits/barriers providers face on the road to professionalism.
Your Space/Their Space: Creating Inspirational Child
A child care space needs to do so much - support education, inspire, provide
safety, minimize conflicts. Yet it should do even more - reflect the personalities
of those who are in it! Learn how to create a space that not only supports
the goals for the children - but supports those who teach in it as well! The
children deserve a great place to learn - and you deserve a great place to
Tips and Tricks
Who's got extra time and money? No one! Get dozens of ideas to make your
job easier, create inexpensive activities and toys, share your best tips and
go home with a treasure trove of tricks to help you with the kids, the parents
and your budget!
Open the world to the children in your care! Tips for every step of the
way will take away any fears. Receive a "magic field trip bag" supply list
and dozens of ideas on where to go and resources to use to find new places
specific to your area.
Marketing & Interviews
Learn the techniques that will fill your openings before they happen and
the interview skills to find the partnerships your business deserves! Topics
covered: building a professional image, marketing, advertising, professional
phone skills, interviewing.
From Braggers To Biters
Take a fun look at some of the troublesome behaviors we encounter in children.
Come and share your frustrations - and your successes! We'll work together
to find creative ways to solve these problems and also take some time to discover
what life lessons we can learn from them to help us gain a new perspective
and appreciate the good even in the worst situations.
Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity & Courtesy
Before we can teach them the 3 Rs, we need to instill in our children a
love of learning, problem solving techniques and positive social skills. These
are the basis for further learning and the windows to a bright, imaginative,
and successful future!
In order for your child to get the most out of their child
care experience, parents and providers need to establish positive relationships
and foster effective communication. Learn the keys to successful, honest,
communication. Through stories that will make you laugh - and make you cry
- we'll discover the foundations for great relationships that support your
child's growth and learning potential.
From Braggers To Biters
Take a fun look at some of the troublesome behaviors we encounter
in children. Come and share your frustrations - and your successes! We'll
work together to find creative ways to solve these problems and also take
some time to discover what life lessons we can learn from them to help us
gain a new perspective and appreciate the good even in the worst situations.
Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity & Courtesy
Before we can teach them the 3Rs, we need to instill
in our children a love of learning, problem solving techniques and positive
social skills. These are the basis for further learning and the windows to
a bright, imaginative, and successful future!
Secrets of a Child Care Professional
Ever wonder how your child's daycare provider can handle a
large group of children when you have trouble staying organized with one?
Learn all the tricks of the trade that save time and money and keep you organized
when raising children. Dozens of ideas in a variety of areas to help you tap
into the secrets those in the child care field have learned from years of
Fabulous Family Fieldtrips!
Open the world to your children and your entire family! Tips
for every step of the way will take away any fears. Receive a "magic field
trip bag" supply list and dozens of ideas on where to go and resources to
use to find new places specific to your area. Find out how to get the most
out of any outing you take with your children and turn it into a fun and educational