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GCCA 2021 Spring Owners' and Directors' Virtual Conference

GCCA 2021 Spring Owners' and Directors' Virtual Conference

Approved for up to 5 hours of BFTS training!

Thursday, April 22, 2021
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Zoom link will be sent to attendee email address used when registering-please be sure it is accurate and updated.

Event Details

Join us from 8:45am-4:30pm for a great day of learning, networking, and fun as we celebrate and support the grit of the leaders of early education!

Breakout sessions will cover financial, legal, and operational best practices to help you succeed in 2021!  Check out just a few of the sessions below:

Listen to our CEO Ellen Reynolds as she shares advocacy efforts and important information to help you stay in business.

Vernon Mason will be a guest speaker, sharing ECE stories and tips to take back and implement.

Our ever popular Georgia Leaders Panel will discuss strategies, challenges, solutions, and ideas to help you with your program.

Don't forget to buy your Prize Package and 50/50 Raffle Tickets!!  They will be $20 each, and names will be pulled throughout the day for great prize packages.  At the end of the day, one lucky winner will receive half of the funds raised!  Will it be you? 

Prizes for the Prize Packages generously donated by the following:

First Quality (Cuties)

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Lakeshore Learning Materials

ProSolutions Training

The Buying Networks

The Wright Stuff Chics


April 22
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee & View our Vendors
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Catching Up with our CEO Ellen Reynolds
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Breakout Session 1 Breakout I- Abbie Chaddick, Georgia Farm to ECE: Farm to Early Care and Education: Make Education and Exploration Come Alive Breakout II- Neel Sengupta, Better Beans Branding: What Thad Thinks (Not Neel): Thoughts on Branding Your Business
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Hiring 101: 10 Breakthrough Approaches to Hire in a Covid World! Vernon H. Mason, Jr. M.Ed, Directors Leadership Solutions
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch & View our Vendors
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout Session 2 Breakout I- Donna Dailey, Solutions 4 Childcare and Calculating Tuition To Meet Your Breakeven and Desired Profit Levels Breakout II- Emily Smith, Jackrabbit Technologies: (Re)Build Your Brand: Increase Your Online Image
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Innovative Operations Georgia Leaders Panel
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Closing

Be one of the first registrants for this event, and watch for a wonderful GRIT KIT that these generous sponsors have helped to put together for you:

Taylor English 

Phoenix Associates Insurance


Strawn & Co., Insurance

WINGS Curriculum

Better Beans Branding

Yancey Bus Sales

The SchoolBox


Discount School Supply

ChildCare Education Institute


Solutions 4 Child Care

Thank you to our valued sponsors for this event:


  • Fisher Phillips

GOLD Level: 

  • ChildcareCRM
  • ChildCare Education Institute
  • EducatorsNOW
  • Hinge Brokers
  • LifeCubby
  • Phoenix Associates Insurance
  • PureFUN!
  • Solutions 4 Child Care
  • Strawn & Co., Insurance
  • Taylor English Duma, LLC


  • Early Education Acquisition Specialists
  • ProSolutions Training
  • The Buying Networks


  • Childcare CFO
  • CLIX! North Atlanta
  • HiMama
  • Staples Business Advantage
  • WINGS Curriculum
  • Yancey Bus Sales and Service