2019 Spring Owners' and Directors' Conference

04/18/2019 07:45 AM - 04:15 PM ET


  • $99.00  -  Members
  • $139.00  -  Non-Members
  • $228.00  -  New Members - Includes 1 Year Center Membership


Infinite Energy Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097
United States of America


Still need to register? Call the GCCA office at 770-752-4117

2019 Spring Owners' & Directors' Conference

Our Spring Conference is right around the corner! This year we are offering an owner specific professional development track to address the challenges of owning a center in Georgia. We have some exceptional speakers lined up that you won't want to miss! Not only do we have an amazing line up of classes, but we will have forty vendors-some favorites, and many new-to help you utilize the best services and products for your school. Be ready to meet contacts in your next step to success!!

Below is the full conference schedule. 


7:45am-8:15am Registration & Visit with Vendors

8:15am-8:45am Opening Session-Salon 1,2,3

    Welcome from GCCA

                          Legislative Update

8:45am-9:00am Break & Visit with Vendors

9:00am-10:30am Breakout Session 1 (90 minutes)

  • Breakout I- Salon 1,2,3: Erin Croom, MS, Georgia Organics; Gina Cook, Quality Care for Children; Wande Okunoren-Meadows, Little Ones Learning Center: From the Garden to the Classroom: Using Farm to ECE In Your Program
  • Breakout II- Salon 4,5: Paula Charles, The Suzuki School: Confidence-Think Less and Take Action!
  • Breakout III-Salon 6,7: Brian Duprey, Child Care Marketing: Purpose, Passion, and Profitability *Owners Track

10:30am-10:45am Break & Visit with Vendors

10:45am-12:15pm Breakout Session 2 (90 minutes)

  • Breakout I- Salon 1,2,3: DECAL Panel Update
  • Breakout II- Salon 4,5: Sindyne Alexander, Child Care Marketing: Child Care Rockstar Hiring Secrets: How to Find All the Teachers You Need to Hire in a Tight Labor Market
  • Breakout III- Salon 6,7: Bert Brannen and Matt Simpson, Fisher Phillips: Workplace Bullying, Unlawful Harassment, and Other Employment Trends

12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch & Visit with Vendors

1:00pm-2:30pm Breakout Session 3 (90 minutes)

  • Breakout I- Salon 1,2,3: DECAL Panel Update
  • Breakout II- Salon 4,5: Cindy Lehnhoff, President of NECPA: Creating a Customer Centric Culture in Your Early Care and Education Program
  • Breakout III- Salon 6,7: Geren Anderson, Quatrro: Using the Right Reports to Work ON Your Business to Help It Grow *Owners Track

2:30pm-2:45pm Break & Visit with Vendors

2:45pm - 4:15pm Breakout session 4 (90 minutes)

  • Breakout I- Salon 1,2,3: Sindye Alexander, Child Care Marketing: Creating A Caring Culture: How Does Your Team Know You Really Care About Them, And Why Does It Matter?
  • Breakout II- Salon 4,5: Michelle Lombardo and Karen McNamara, OrganWise Guys: Organic? Good Fat? Groundbreaking Evidence on How Our Food Choices Impact our Health and our Future
  • Breakout III- Salon 6,7: Gareth Young, TaxCredible: Tax and Local Incentives for Child Care Owners in Georgia *Owners Track


GCCA has secured a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn for $129 per night (breakfast included) plus tax. You must book your room by 4/3/19 to receive this special rate. Please copy and paste the below link into your browser to access these exclusive rates and to book your room! 

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