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When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Where: Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, Minnesota  55431
United States

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MCCA 17th Administrators Conference

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17th Annual Administrators Conference

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Full details on the times, sessions and locations of event can be found in the registration brochure. You can register online using your username and password, or by submitting the registration form in the brochure with payment to the MCCA office at the address below. If you need help retrieving your username and password, please contact


8:00 - 8:30a
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00a
Welcome from Chad Dunkley in the Auditorium
MCCA President/New Horizon Academy Chief Executive Officer

9:00 - 10:30a

The Power of Accountability: Driving Ownership in Your Child Care Center
Cindy Maher and Katy Kessler

Most childcare directors and managers want teachers and employees to act like owners. But what does that really mean? What they’re looking for is a shift in culture – where people don’t pass the buck or drop the ball. They’re looking for employees, at all levels, to own mistakes and not blame others or make excuses. Accountability means having a sense of ownership of processes and problems that cut across classrooms AND the willingness to face consequences that come with success or failure. People are usually willing to own success; they’re less willing to own mistakes or unmet goals. With a unique and engaging blend of improvisational comedy, cutting edge research, and audience interaction, this learning session will build your awareness around how much ownership is really taken on your team – and what you may be doing that gets in the way of the accountability you want.

10:45a - 12:00p

Department of Human Services

Representors from DHA including Licensing, Background Studies, Child Care Assistance as well as Child Development Services will be attending the session. This group will give updated information from all areas. They will be able to answer questions about changes and updates.

12:00 - 1:00p
Lunch, Door Prizes in the Upper Level Concourse, Exhibit Hall Viewing

1:15 - 2:15p

Breakout Sessions:

  • Minnesota Legislation and How It Affects Your Center
    Chad Dunkley, New Horizon Academy; Clare Sanford, New Horizon Academy; Jess Myers, Ewald Consulting

    This workshop will give updates on legislation that has affected or will affect child care center programs in

  • Accessing Systems to Support the Early Childhood Workforce -
    Kylie Cooper, Grace Kintzinger, Matt Evans

    Learn about the supports and Opportunities at Child Care Aware of Minnesota and explore various system supports to invest in and retain quality staff including professional development, trainers, leaders, and higher education.

  • Play, Passion, and Professionalism…Where Are You?
    Dawn Braa

    Play, passion, and professionalism are all critical elements in the field of early childhood. Unfortunately, when put through the daily grind of early care and education, these elements can get pushed aside. It’s time to reclaim your passion and get serious about play! Learn. Love. Lead. Be the best version of YOU!

2:30 - 3:00p
Dessert and Vendors

3:00 - 4:30p
ME and WE: The Role of Goals, Intrinsic Motivation, and Teamwork in Building Sustainable Excellence
Dr. John Tauer

How do we get people to work together towards a common goal? How can we build teams that are cohesive and
enjoyable? How can we achieve success while enjoying our work and our co-workers (teammates)? Research on intrinsic motivation and team building, combined with anecdotes from Dr. John Tauer, head coach of the 2016 National Championship University of St. Thomas Men’s Basketball team, weave a fascinating story of how motivation at the individual and group level can be understood to maximize performance and enjoyment.


Join MCCA as a new member and receive 50% off your conference registration! Contact Siri Manning for the promo code.

  Before July 24 After July 24
MCCA Member $90 $115
Non-Member $120 $145


If you have any questions, please contact Siri Manning at

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by July 16, 2018, will be refunded, less a $25.00 fee. No refunds will be given after July 16, 2018. Cancellations must be submitted online here.

Fees Payment Policy: To be considered preregistered, full payment must accompany your registration form. For all other registrations, including on-site registrations, payment must be made at the time of registration.

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