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GCCA 2021 Fall Owners' and Directors' Virtual Conference

GCCA 2021 Fall Owners' and Directors' Virtual Conference

Join us for a day of information, networking, and collaborating!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Link to attend conference

* Registration open until 9/29/21 at 4:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Join us as we celebrate your "Rising to New Heights" this fall!

We recognize all the hard work that our programs across the state have put into serving their families and communities in challenging times, and applaud the innovation, resilience, and grit that you demonstrated. We see you.

As you rise above the challenges to new heights, virtually join vendors, leaders, and colleagues for a day of reconnecting, reflecting, and refining your business!

Session topics will cover leadership, advocacy, operations, and so much more!

Vendors who continuously support Georgia Child Care Association will cover an array of services to help you sustain, grow, and protect your programs!

Grab a colleague, register for a great day, and join other ECE leaders for this professional development opportunity!

You can earn up to 5.5 hours of BFTS Training Hours.

The first 125 registrants will receive an awesome swag box-be sure your address is updated in your profile!


September 29
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee and View our Vendors
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Breakout Session I Breakout I- Kimberly Koogler and Kimberly Della Donna, Georgia Organics: Increasing Parent and Community Engagement with Farm to ECE
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Breakout Session I Breakout II- Michelle Smith Lank, Kids World Learning Center: All Things Staffing: Finding, Onboarding, and Retaining the Staff You Need
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Catching Up with the CEO Ellen Reynolds Welcome from GCCA; Updates in Georgia; Call to Action
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D.: Beyond What the Eye Can See: Uncovering the Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Resilience of Children in Poverty A presentation designed to specifically address the impacts of poverty on social and emotional development and how to subsequently support resilience in these children and the adults who care for them.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Session II Breakout I- Jaime Rechkemmer and Rick Caldwell, Childcare Network, Inc.: Servant Leadership
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Session II Breakout II- Tiffany-Patrice Clarke, RN, CM: Navigating the Updated COVID-19 Information
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Advocacy to Affect Change Ellen Reynolds, CEO, Georgia Child Care Association: What does advocacy mean? What does it look like? Why is it necessary? Join Ellen as she outlines answers to these questions, as well as your role in important advocacy initiatives that will affect your business.
4:30 PM - 4:30 PM Closing
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this event!

Gold Level Sponsors:

The SchoolBox

Strawn & Co., Insurance

Taylor English Duma LLP



ProSolutions Training


ChildCare Education Institute

Phoenix Associates Insurance

PureFUN! Inc.

Solutions 4 Child Care

Silver Level Sponsors:

Early Education Acquisition Specialists

Bronze Level Sponsors:

Steps Express & Company

DECAL Scholars