Event Schedule

Tuesday, September 4
6:00 am - 10:00 am 6:00 am
Meet and talk time
Lobby Dining Area

Breakfast is made to order.  Grab a friend and enjoy the start of your day!

8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:00 am
Alliance Business Meeting
Texas B

This is the annual meeting of the National Workforce Registry Alliance Board of Directors.

Coffee and tea and a break will be provided a for board members attending the meeting. Item will be provided in the Majestic PreFunction area.

The lunch buf...

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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1:00 pm
Strategies for strengthening accountability Strategies to strengthen operational practises Strategies to strengthen reciprocity Strategies to strengthen saturation
Majestic C

Registries continually strive to be better.  Learn how Alliance recommendations for data elements, Partnership Eligibility Review, and the power of our combined data can your registry advance. Small group discussion and work will help focus y...

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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm 3:00 pm
Meet and talk time
Majestic Prefunction area
Wednesday, September 5
6:00 am - 10:00 am 6:00 am
Meet and talk time
Lobby Dining Area

Breakfast is made to order.  Grab a friend and enjoy the start of your day!

8:00 am - 9:30 am 8:00 am
Strategies for strengthening accountability Strategies to strengthen operational practises Strategies to strengthen reciprocity Strategies to strengthen saturation
Majestic A
  • Joellyn Whitehead (Speaker) Director, Data and Research, INCCRRA
  • Denise Mauzy (Speaker) Senior TTA Provider, NCECDTL @ AEM Corp
  • Maria Taylor (Speaker) President/CEO, ChildCare Education Institute
  • Jill M Soto (Speaker) Registry Consortium Coordinator/Project Manager, New World Now

Introducing how the Alliance's benchmarks will be collected and shared on the website. Additionally, the session will include the importance of the benchmarks data as the Alliance SOAR's into the future. This session will feature interactive techn...

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9:45 am - 11:00 am 9:45 am
Non Track Topic
Aztec Room

In this session, we will discuss the process used by the state of Pennsylvania to produce engaging, interactive professional development elearning courses. We’ll begin with the idea for a course; explore the storyboarding, design, and develo...

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9:45 am - 11:00 am 9:45 am
Strategies to strengthen saturation
Texas A
  • Nicole Lopez Purkapile (Speaker) Executive Director, The Registry, Inc.
  • Louisa Higgins (Speaker) Director, NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
  • Amy Schuster (Speaker) Program Director - REWARD Wisconsin Stipend Program, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

Power to the Profession is focused on moving the workforce forward by creating shared national definitions. Areas of focus include career pathways, competencies, qualifications, and compensation. Workforce registries, in various stages of implemen...

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9:45 am - 11:00 am 9:45 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas B
  • Sarah Myers (Speaker) Oregon Registry Coordinator, Oregon Center for Career Development - Portland State University
  • Pamela Deardorff (Speaker) Director, Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education

This session will examine Oregon’s Early Learning Workforce Study, drawing attention to the characteristics and education of Oregon's early learning professionals, the composition of the workforce by type of care, and how our state measures ...

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11:00 am - 11:15 am 11:00 am
Meet and talk time
Texas Foyer Space

Coffee, tea, assorted soda and bottled water with granola bars, individual greek yogurts, and fresh fruit.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Non Track Topic
Texas A
  • Donna Ruhland, NCECDTL (Speaker) Sr. Subject Matter Expert - Professional Development Systems, NCECDTL/ZTT
  • Michelle Adkins (Speaker) Sr. State TTA Specialist, NCECDTL - Child Care Aware of America

Whether your registry is new, seasoned, or in the process of reinvention, registry systems are often in a state of flux as a result of meeting shifting needs of the field. The process of strategic planning is one that may get swept to the side as ...

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11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Aztec Room
  • Tracy Anne Jones (Speaker) Program Manager - TECPDS, Texas Early Childhood Professional Development Sytem
  • Dr. April Crawford (Speaker) Director of State Initiatives at CLI, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

This session will provide updates to the systems building changes at The Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS). Join TECPDS representatives for a conversation about the ongoing technology and business process changes to th...

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11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas B

Do you manage verifing staff? Are you a verifier in your state? This is the session for you! We will highlight the day-to-day operations of the Ohio Professional Registry and how we created policy and procedures and how we create consistency. What...

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 12:30 pm
Meet and talk time
Majestic B

Texas Fair with Dessert

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Strategies to strengthen reciprocity
Texas A
  • Jill M Soto (Speaker) Registry Consortium Coordinator/Project Manager, New World Now

Streamlined criteria for trainer/training/sponsor approval including the Training Organization Recognition provided by the Alliance. How does state approval system incorporate this into existing approval processes? Brainstorming session with some ...

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas B
  • Jody Gennrich (Speaker) Director of Operations, The Registry Inc
  • Katy Love (Speaker) Director of Information Management, The Registry, Inc

Share processes on how the Wisconsin Registry is currently converting the large volume of member paper files into meaningful, accessible information digitally using Adobe Reader DC. We will provide examples and demonstrate how we code files and tr...

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Strategies for strengthening accountability
Aztec Room

In this session, we will discuss exactly what data is available in registries and how that data can inform funders and stakeholders.
We will specifically look at a case study of Ohio system’s and highlight the data available within the Ohio ...

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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm 3:00 pm
Meet and talk time
Texas Foyer Space

Coffee, tea, assorted soda and bottled water with fudge brownies, lemon bars and bags of peanuts.

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 3:15 pm
Non Track Topic
Aztec Room
  • Caitlin McLean (Speaker) Workforce Research Specialist, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC-Berkeley

The early childhood field needs data-driven policy solutions. Only data can reveal inequities in access to professional development and better working conditions for early educators and in access to highly-qualified, well-supported early educators...

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3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 3:15 pm
Strategies to strengthen saturation
Texas A
  • Jen Bump (Speaker) Senior Advisor, Child Care Aware of America
  • Mindy Bennett (Speaker) Director of Family & Community Engagement Content Management, Child Care Aware of America

In 2018, Child Care Aware of America launched the CCR&R in America: Ignite the Future Initiative to document the landscape, trends, and capabilities of local CCR&Rs and State CCR&R Networks. Findings indicate 31% of all State CCR&R Networks are re...

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3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 3:15 pm
Strategies to strengthen reciprocity
Texas B

This session will take a deep dive into the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System for Trainer and Organization Approvals. We will walk you through the qualifications, requirements, and processes of completing a module for review. We will also disc...

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5:45 pm - 7:00 pm 5:45 pm
Meet and talk time
River landing below the Embassy Suites on the Riverwalk

Attendees should meet on the Riverwalk below the Embassy Suites by 5:45 p.m. The barge will depart at that time for the one-hour narrated cruise.  We will disembark at the same location following the cruise, then enjoy dinner along the Riverw...

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Thursday, September 6
6:00 am - 10:00 am 6:00 am
Meet and talk time
Lobby Dining Area

Breakfast is made to order.  Grab a friend and enjoy the start of your day!

8:00 am - 9:30 am 8:00 am
Non Track Topic
Majestic B&C

This presentation will describe an interactive, online, learning program called iLookout for Child Abuse. The plenary will begin with an overview of the iLookout initiative through Penn State Health Center of the Protection of Children. We will di...

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9:45 am - 11:00 am 9:45 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas B
  • Julia Janik (Speaker) Achieve - Minnesota Center for Professional Development

In this session, participants will learn how Achieve, a PER Registry, implements continuous quality improvement in their day-to-day procedures, including data entry, document evaluation, and customer support. There will be a brief presentation, fo...

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9:45 am - 11:00 am 9:45 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas A
  • Denise Mauzy (Speaker) Senior TTA Provider, NCECDTL @ AEM Corp
  • Donna Ruhland, NCECDTL (Speaker) Sr. Subject Matter Expert - Professional Development Systems, NCECDTL/ZTT

Join an interactive discussion with NCECDTL and their partners about approaches to approving online professional development offerings. As part of these discussions, you will have an opportunity to think about and discuss how your approval process...

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9:45 am - 11:00 am 9:45 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Aztec Room

Documenting and validating Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) such as coaching, consulting, mentoring, and other forms of technical assistance can be challenging for Registries. Alignment with Minnesota's Knowledge & Competency Fra...

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10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am
Meet and talk time
Majestic B&C

Take a few minutes during the day to visit with our sponsors and learn about what each of them has to offer your registry or your providers in the field.

11:00 am - 11:15 am 11:00 am
Meet and talk time
Texas Foyer Space

Coffee, tea, soda, water with donuts, individual berry parfaits with granola topping.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Non Track Topic
Aztec Room
  • Jill M Soto (Speaker) Registry Consortium Coordinator/Project Manager, New World Now

Utilizing research-based strategies to ensure effective professional development for teachers in preschool classrooms. Increasing teachers awareness of intentional teaching and capitalizing on teachable moments during interest center play.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas B
  • Jay Joshi (Speaker) Executive Director, PCG Consulting

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, The state of New Jersey, Division of Human Services, DFD started utilizing a customized version of The Consulting Consortium’s (TCC) Ascend data system.
The NJ Workforce registry for child care providers is use...

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11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas A
  • Joshua Vick (Speaker) Communications & Outreach Coordinator, The Registry, Inc.
  • Christine Moldenhauer (Speaker) Director of Professional Development, The Registry

Customize your registry communication using diverse mediums to address the various needs of your audience. Whether launching a registry or communicating with an established registry audience, consider innovative ways to tailor your communication p...

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 12:30 pm
Meet and talk time
Majestic B

Healthwise lunch with dessert

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Non Track Topic
Aztec Room

We will discuss our journey thus far, lessons learned, and initial research data after year one, including how we have collaborated in Maine to build a system where we can track knowledge retention and mandated reporting activity across time.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Strategies to strengthen saturation
Texas A

We, as an Alliance, are pursuing higher rates of saturation for participation in registries.  While many registries are still voluntary for most populations, some registries have successfully worked with state policymakers to mandate particip...

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Strategies to strengthen operational practises
Texas B
  • Dale Voss (Speaker) Owner / Managing Director, New World Now LLC
  • Roseann Manganell (Speaker) Director of Programs, PA Key
  • Todd Barnhouse (Speaker) Director, Child Care Aware of America Board of Directors, Child Care Aware of America
  • Kris Madden (Speaker) PD Registry Manager, PENNSYLVANIA KEY
  • Nikki Darling-Kuria (Speaker) Senior Manager, ZERO TO THREE

This session will include multiple unique perspectives on implementing e-learning. Presenters include not only statewide registries, but also national training providers. Presenters will discuss their approach to implementing e-learning as a tool ...

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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm 3:00 pm
Meet and talk time
Texas Foyer Space

Coffee, tea, assorted soda and bottled water with jumbo cookies, mixed nuts, and chips.

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 3:15 pm
Non Track Topic
Texas A

How is Ohio meeting compliance with background checks for the early care & education providers? The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services approached the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) to build a background check module. As the state licensing...

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3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 3:15 pm
Non Track Topic
Texas B

Several states are leveraging the EarlyEdU Alliance resources to support the early childhood workforce through their state professional development systems and integrating these resources into their registry. This session will highlight the resour...

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3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 3:15 pm
Strategies to strengthen reciprocity
Aztec Room
  • Sarah LeMoine (Speaker) Co-Director, Professional Development and Workforce Innovations Department, ZERO TO THREE
  • Kristen Greene (Speaker) Senior Manager, ZERO TO THREE

Standardizing core or general competencies doesn’t mean forgetting about the specifics of developmental stages. But what exactly does this mean for infant-toddler educators? How can consistent, national general and specialized competencies b...

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 5:30 pm
Meet and talk time
Majectic B&C

Join us for this open reception for all conference participants. Taste the food, visit with the sponsors and other conference participants and enjoy the fun of the annual Auction!  A cash bar will be available also.

Friday, September 7
6:00 am - 10:00 am 6:00 am
Meet and talk time
Lobby Dining Area

Breakfast is made to order.  Grab a friend and enjoy the start of your day!

8:00 am - 9:30 am 8:00 am
Strategies to strengthen reciprocity
Majestic A
  • Maria Taylor (Speaker) President/CEO, ChildCare Education Institute
  • Kris Madden (Speaker) PD Registry Manager, PENNSYLVANIA KEY
  • Pamela Deardorff (Speaker) Director, Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
  • Carla Rogg (Speaker) ProSolutions Training, a divison of Care Solutions, Inc.
  • Paul Cypher (Speaker) President & CEO, CypherWorx
  • Erin Clancy (Speaker) Child Care Program Manager, Iowa Department of Human Services

Getting training approved across multiple states is a challenge.  Why registries do things the way they do. What national organizations would like to see in registries processes.  This is a panel discussion to take a broad view of the ch...

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9:45 am - 11:15 am 9:45 am
Non Track Topic
Texas B
9:45 am - 11:15 am 9:45 am
Strategies to strengthen reciprocity
Texas A

This session will broaden the acceptance of alternative early childhood methodologies and teacher training. Answering the question of what determines quality early childhood teacher training? How do we accept different methodologies like Montessor...

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9:45 am - 11:15 am 9:45 am
Strategies for strengthening accountability Strategies to strengthen operational practises Strategies to strengthen reciprocity Strategies to strengthen saturation
Aztec Room
  • Rose Kor (Speaker) Executive Director, National Workforce Registry Alliance
  • Joellyn Whitehead (Speaker) Director, Data and Research, INCCRRA

This is a specialized meeting for registry directors. 

We will review the Plan-Do-Check-Act as a model for continuous quality improvement to move registries forward using information from the pre-conference session and information gathered fr...

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11:00 am - 11:15 am 11:00 am
Meet and talk time
Texas Foyer Space

Coffee, tea, juice, soda and water with assorted fresh fruit.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Non Track Topic
Aztec Room
  • Kim Larson (Speaker) (Trainer Program) Training & Education Coordinator, Oregon

This session will examine the Growing Master Trainers Pilot Project in Oregon which is seeking to increase numbers of diverse trainers and the availability of higher level training in diverse languages. We will review our strategies and then give ...

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11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Strategies to strengthen reciprocity
Texas A

Not all credentials are created equal. How do you decide what to accept or not? States will share their processes for credential approval.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am
Strategies for strengthening accountability
Texas B
  • Marica Mitchell (Speaker) Deputy Executive Director, Early Learning Systems, NAEYC
  • Sarah LeMoine (Speaker) Co-Director, Professional Development and Workforce Innovations Department, ZERO TO THREE

The ECE field is leading the Power to the Profession movement to advance as a more compensated and effective profession with a unifying framework for competencies, preparation, professional designations, compensation and more. This framework will ...

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12:30 pm - 12:30 pm 12:30 pm

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Safe travels homes and please remember to complete the evaluation of the conference in general and all of your session evaluations.

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