Heroes Child Care Conference for Providers and Parents is making a stop at our venue April 27 - 28.
Tickets : one day $50, two days $70
Speakers include : Deborah McNelis, M.Ed., BrainInsights; Dr. Scott McKercher, Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Sanford Medical Center; Emily Learing, MA, LMFT, RPT; Andrea Boerigter, MA, CCC, SLP; Christie Lueth, CSW-PIP, QMHP; Jen Nuncio, SD GFP; Fran Rice, MSHA, MSLIS; Teresa Thie, LSW; Sarah Roberts, M.Ed.; Krystal Trull, CFLE; Knife Skills for Dummies by Chef Lance White, Bros Brothers; and many more.
Deborah McNelis, Keynote Presenter, is the creator/owner of BrainInsights, a company dedicated to creating awareness and understanding of early brain development. She is an author, speaker, educator, and parent. Her passion is to achieve the best possible outcome for all children. It is Deborah's belief that every child has great potential that can be reached when adults understand how children's brains develop. With a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and an MS in adult education, she has devoted her life to developing programs and materials that create awareness of the differences we can all make.
Topic Areas include :
-Guidance and Behavior
-Stress and Anxiety
-Infant and Toddler Activities
-Science, Technology, Arts and Music
-Autism in Early Childhood
-Helping Children After Trauma, Abuse, Stress, and Neglect
-Recognizing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse/Keeping Kids Safe
The event will begin at 8:00 AM Friday with a Keynote address and concludes Saturday afternoon. Sixteen and a half hours of creditable training will be offered over the two days. Participants may come for one or two days. There will be silent auctions, vendors, and a 50/50 raffle as well.
Heroes is sponsored by Family Child Care Professionals of South Dakota Inc a 501c3 organization dedicated to its mission to empower family child care providers and achieve high quality care for all South Dakota children.
"Working with young children is not easy. What do you do when children display challenging behavior? What sorts of activities do you do with infants and toddlers, and can you make toys from materials you have at home? What are important things to do with children under the age of 5? The LifeCourse Framework. What is it and how does it help families with children with disabilities?
These and other questions will be addressed during classes offered at the Heroes Child Care Conference for Providers and Parents."