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When: 8:00 AM
Where: Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, Minnesota  55431
United States

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MCCA 18th Administrators Conference

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All registrations must be accompanied by full payment/purchase order to reserve your place at the event.

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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
Guest Appearance by Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

9:00 - 10:30a

One Voice for Children: Implementing the Never Give Up Perspective
Scott Lesnick, Keynote Speaker

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

2019 Licensing
Department of Human Services

Representatives from DHS 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; Phil Griffin, Ewald Consulting; Allie Wroble, Ewald Consulting

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

Courageous Conversations
Cory Woosley

Discover how to remain grounded and in the moment when engaging in Courageous Conversations. In addition, identify strategies to be brave, step up, and lead the conversations necessary to a positive workplace environment.

What is the Difference Between Managing and Leading?
Hope Doerner

What is the difference between managing and leading? How do you know which you should be doing and when? What are the benefits of knowing which hat to wear? Let’s talk about the two and see which hat you wear most often and how to push yourself to wear the other hat when needed.

2:30 - 3:00p
Dessert and Vendors

3:00 - 4:30p

Finding Peace in the Chaos Through the Mind-Body Connection
Chrissy Mignogna, Keynote Speaker

Our daily work takes its toll, often with negative impact over time on our health and well-being. Yet, relief is possible with simple “mind-body” practices to help manage stress, exhaustion, and caregiver burnout. We cannot serve from an empty cup.

During this interactive presentation, participants will be introduced to the Five S’s for Stress Reduction. This session highlights physical, mental and emotional skill building tools to support our productivity and well-being. The same tools we use for our own self-care can be integrated in our work with staff, children and families. Incorporating Social Emotional Learning, co-regulation, and a whole child wellness approach decreases staff turnover, improves learning and behavior and supports the families we serve. Discussion of neuroscience and the body’s stress response will be explored to inform staff on the power of the brain-body connection. This workshop inspires staff self-care, enriches organizational culture and supports professional and personal health and well-being.


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 $95 $120
Non-Member $125 $150


If you have any questions, please contact Siri Livdahl at

PCI Compliance: MCCA has taken the appropriate steps to maintain PCI compliance. In order to protect your privacy, please do not email your credit card information to our office.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by July 24, 2019, will be refunded, less a $25.00 fee. No refunds will be given after July 24, 2019. Cancellations must be submitted online here.

Please bring business cards to be entered in the door prize drawing.

Attendees will receive 8 hours of in-service credit.
Please contact Kelly Ashton with any questions in regard to attending or exhibiting at the conference at (763) 383-6213 or e-mail her at

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.

Credit card information: per standards by the payment card industry, MCCA has met the requirements of the payment card industry-data security standards (pci-dss). Credit card information will not be accepted via e-mail.

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