National Nanny Training Day - 2013
Join more than 2,000 nannies nationwide in celebrating the Week of the Young Child by attending this fun day of workshops and networking. National Nanny Training Day allows nannies from across the country to attend local one day educational conferences that present "learn today, use tomorrow" childcare and professional development sessions. Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of training for early childcare providers and to raise the overall level of quality nanny care.We are excited to bring nannies and local educators together to participate in this event.
Attendees will receive local and national resources, welcome bags and door prizes. Register today, space is limited and advance registration is required.
Refreshments will be provided at the event. Lunch will be provided by Carolina Nanny with a short Q&A session with Rachel Lawrence the Operations Manager of INA (International Nanny Association).
10:00-10:45 Reflective Listening – Gail Richardson
11:00-11:45 How Not to Get Picked as a Victim of Crime – Steve Grinstead
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break - sponsored by Carolina Nanny
1:00-1:45 Developmental Milestones - Dr. Kermani
2:00-2:45 Daily Activities With Young Children – Dr. Jale Aldemir
3:00-4:00 Food 911 for Nannies - Chef Lori Eaton
Let's Practice Reflective Listening
"Our ears never close so why is it so hard to listen intently and emphatically? Listening seems to be a skill we all could practice, so let's close our mouths and get started. Mirror, mirror on the wall what in the world is she saying after all? Let's practice reflective listening. Let's practice listening from the other's frame of reference."
Speaker: Gail Richardson, MA - The Successful Parenting Institute
Gail has worked directly with children for over twelve years as a teacher at Bradley Creek Elementary School and Cape Fear Academy. She has also facilitated parenting classes for over fifteen years dedicating her work to equip, encourage, and empower parents in effective and peaceful parenting. She received a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Gail is trained in Systematic Teaching of Effective Parents and she is currently enrolled in an intensive Gestalt training program at the Seaside Gestalt Institute. She and her husband Jack have a twenty-one year old daughter, Leslie, and an eighteen year old son, Paul.
How Not to Get Picked as a Victim of Crime
If you’re concerned with your safety and that of the children in your care don’t miss this interactive workshop. You’ll learn home safety with doors, windows and locks; what to do when being followed; how a woman of any size can disable a man; and so much more.
Speaker: Steve Grinstead, Coalition for Crime Prevention
Steve has 20+ years conducting anti-crime and anti- violence seminars for schools, hospitals, corporations, and many other organizations.
This workshop is designed to familiarize participants with developmental milestones related to children’s cognitive, language, social and motor skills. Activities that will enhance children’s developmental growth will be discussed.
Speaker: Hengameh Kermani, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Education at UNCW
As faculty and coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program at UNCW, Hengameh is engaged in teaching, field supervision and professional development. Her areas of expertise lie in child development, emergent literacy, family–teacher relations and curricula/teaching approaches.
Daily Activities with Young Children
In this session, participants will learn to design creative and fun learning activities that target various content areas for children in their care. As the participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, they will also be provided strategies and ideas on using everyday household items and materials to plan activities.
Speaker: Jale Aldemir, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at UNCW
Jale teaches courses that focus on curriculum and instruction for young children from zero to five years old as well as supervises pre-service teachers in field experience. Her area of expertise is teacher education, early childhood curriculum and instruction, and parent education.
Food 911 for Nannies
Personal Chef Lori Eaton will help you tackle 3 of the most common challenges when it comes to food and kids
The Sugar Monster—battling sugar addiction with creative homemade snacks and meals
Feeding Hunger, Not Emotion- how to ensure you’re feeding hunger and not emotions
Turning Nays into Yays- stop negotiating and bribing, inspire kids to try foods on their own
Speaker: Lori Eaton, Personal Chef and owner of Eaton at Home
Chef Lori Eaton understands the challenges of being a nanny. Her summer breaks in college were filled with a full-time nanny position for five children. She always says it has been one of the most rewarding jobs she’s ever had, and she’s had a lot of jobs. From owning a restaurant, to becoming a film production caterer, to personal assistant to an actor in Hollywood, Lori Eaton has worn many hats.
In 2004, Eaton at Home personal chef services was born from the constant requests of friends and family for her to cater private events in their homes. She relocated the business to Wilmington in 2005. She helps busy families by creating healthy meal plans, provides senior citizens with dietary restrictive meals, prepares dinner parties and caters beach house weddings. She also travels with clients on vacation to resorts which do not offer chef services. Her variety of clientele forces her to be up to date with diet trends, allergies, weight loss diets and a plethora of all sorts of food related topics. For someone who eats, drinks, sleeps and breathes food, it’s a dream come true.
In September of 2012, Chef Lori decided to add to her existing expertise and enrolled at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is currently pre-certified as a Health & Nutrition Coach and will be starting a sister company in August of 2013. It’s going to be a very busy year for Chef and Coach Lori Eaton, and she is looking forward to such an exciting year!
Proceeds from the event will benefit Wilmington National Nanny Training Day Charity - Kids Making It, a local non-profit organization that focuses on woodworking mentoring programs for at-risk youths.
Please watch the video below to see Kids Making It in action and visit their website for more information.
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