Early Childhood Leadership Mini Conference

For Progressive Early Childhood Directors who want to build a school of excellence!

  • Become a successful leader

  • Motivate your team

  • Create a collaborative school culture

  • Market and brand your school to the right parents

  • Create Reggio Inspired learning spaces

  • Cultivate parent partnerships!

DATES: 2-4 April, 2017

Speakers featured in:

"I am absolutely in awe of the monumental conference you have created for early childhood leaders. And I am so proud to be part of it! I listened to some of the Leadership presenters late into the night, and although I was exhausted, I came to school energized. I was so inspired that I couldn’t stop talking about the conference to everyone and anyone I saw."

- Goldie Golding

Experts Reveal Their Strategies To:

  • Create a collaborative culture in your school

  • Build a community of parents

  • Become a leader who inspires and creates other leaders!

  • Motivates their team towards a common goal

  • Bring Reggio Inspired ideas into your school

  • Market and brand your school’s uniqueness

  • Strategies to delegate and more off your hands

...And so much more!

They will unpack their secrets sharing their tips, strategies, habits and tools for success as leaders!

It is broken down into four easy to digest sections

1. Leadership

World class leadership experts will share their strategies to help you identify how you can step into a leadership role in your school. You will learn how to motivate your team and ensure they are consistently aligned with your goals. You will learn how to create a team of leaders that are creative, innovative and always deliver their best work! In addition, the exact daily actions you need to take to create a collaborative culture where teachers come to work because you’ve created a space for them to thrive!


2. Marketing & Branding

Expert copywriters and branding strategist and social media experts will pull back the curtain on how to brand your school for your ideal parents and simple marketing strategies that don’t take hours or break the bank. You will learn the key components of leveraging social media and creating the right environment and physical space in your school.


3. Reggio Inspired Work

World renowned Reggio Inspired educators will reveal strategies for the interior design of your school, creating an atelier on a budget, creating nature based play and much more!


4. Parent Partnerships

Veteran directors and other experts will unpack the mindset and framework for understanding your parent body and share their tips to deeply connect, relate and value each parent. They will also uncover how you can articulate and educate parents on what your school has to offer so they appreciate and value what you do!

And the best part is you can get a glimpse for FREE!

The experts you’ll be learning from…

Day 1: Monday 2nd April

SIMON SINEK

Global Bestselling Author of Start with Why and Ted Talk, "How Great Leaders Inspire Action"


How to create a culture of innovation? The steps and strategy to create the circle of safety.

  • The mindset and approach you need to take as a leader when thinking about your school culture
  • What is the circle of safety and what steps you MUST do to create it?
  • How to lead your team even when the stakes are so high like angry parents bursting into the building, or low enrollment or teeny tiny budget or even more budget cuts.
  • How to give feedback to a team member that holds them accountable and responsible and shows them you have their back should they need you?

SHARIEE CALDERONE

Nature Inspired EC Consultant


How to bring nature into your school through the outdoor classroom or other nature based play.

  • The mindset needed for bringing in nature based play into your school.
  • What tools and materials you need to get started with creating your outdoor classroom?
  • What to do with the children outside during the cold winter months that is both educational and fun while being nature based experiences.
  • What you can do if you have a small budget and a tiny outdoor space?

Day 2: Tuesday 3rd April

JEN LEHNER

Professor of Digital Marketing at Notre Dame College


Specific Tactics and Strategies to Leverage Social Media and Consistently Attract the Right Kind of Parents to Your School

  • The power of social media when it comes to marketing and attracting your ideal parents
  • Elite tactics to position your personal profile, FB group or page as the #1 place parents come to check out
  • How to leverage the dozens of pictures that you take each day to engage with the parents in your school
  • Specific tips for creating a social media schedule so your group/page is the center of action!
  • How to use your private FB group with your parents to build trust and engagement

NICOLE ROCCARO

Consultant in the Project Approach


Bringing the Project Approach into your School

  • 2 mindset hacks to start off your day calm and mindful
  • We will walk through real preschool drama scenes and how you as the director can respond to these situations
  • How to maintain a professional standing and calmness when a teacher or parent is clearly crossing the line or boundaries?
  • Daily practices of self care as a leader and how this is the foundation to take care of your team!

Day 3: Wednesday 4th April

ALYSSA GALLAGHER

Director of Global Leadership Development for the The Wiseman Group


Bringing the Project Approach into your School

  • The simple steps a director can take when she is trying to identify the geniuses in her team?
  • What are the different types of leaders? and the daily actions that diminish your team's intelligence.
  • How to become a talent finder and create an environment where ideas thrive!?
  • Effective experiments and challenges you can try to tackle the mindset you need to be a leader in your school!

GET ACCESS TO THE EXPERT INTERVIEWS

The best part is you can get access for FREE (for a limited time)!

Why you should attend the conference?

1. Learn directly from people who have already done it. 

It will help to reduce the learning curve. While experimentation is extremely valuable - go straight to the pot of gold and learn from the experts!

2. It's FREE for a limited time only.

This event will be so powerful! Most conferences cost thousands of dollars to attend, in addition to the air fare. I want to give you FREE ticket but you have to claim it now!

3. Value PACKED video interviews.

No boring lectures! These interviews are jammed with real, raw and authentic conversations. Each expert will share instant takeaways and actionable strategies for immediate implementation!

4. Network with other Early childhood progressive leaders!

Throughout the conference you will be able to connect and collaborate with other directors through the Private Facebook group- only available to conference participants.

GET ACCESS TO THE EXPERT INTERVIEWS

The best part is you can get access for FREE (for a limited time)!

Susan TopeckThe EC network Consultant at
The Jewish Education Project

"Each time that I have introduced Chanie to a group of early childhood leaders, she has inspired them by her knowledge, passion and insight. She is comfortable with many kinds of educators and with sharing ideas that are new or that are being presented with a new twist or understanding."

"Before trying out these new strategies, we didn't really have a system for personal teaching meeting, observation and follow up. Now, I started making meetings with my teachers twice a week. Tuesday for an hour and Thursdays for 90 minutes. I learned about the strategies on a Monday morning, by the end of the week I had met with 3 of my teachers! I was truly on a high - it was amazing for me and my teachers.

Another thing, I have always wanted to get into the classes and observe, so using the block and tackle method I created a slot in my calendar where I observe in classes.

I was hesitant at first about trying something new - but I LOVE it! My teachers are no longer strangers to me - I know what going on in their lives, and the teachers were thrilled!"

Pearl StrohDirector of Chabad Early Learning Center in Upper West Side NYC

What makes this conference unique?

No Travel Required

​You can attend the conference from anywhere with internet access.

Save the air fare and the tolls and keep your points for the next time that you book a hotel room!

Flexible Schedule

Each presentation will be available for 48 hours to view at your convenience.

You can work them into your day in the way that suits your schedule best.

Once in a LIFETIME Speakers

I personally chose speakers from different industries who have personally inspired me and I know that have incredible value to share!

High Quality

At this event the speakers will hold nothing back! They will reveal their best secrets and inspire you to take massive action in your school.

Is this event a good fit for me?

If you find yourself in one of the following categories, this event is good fit for you:

The Aspiring Leader

You know that becoming a more successful leader can have a dramatic impact on your school’s growth and your personal life. You want to help each teacher shine , you want to create a better culture, and you really want to learn how!

The Hustler

You’ve been burning the midnight oil for far too many nights trying to think of new creative ways to increase enrollment. You know your school is special, but the parents are coming. Or if they are it’s trickling water….

The Innovative (creative lightbulb director)

You already have 100+ ideas every morning before you sit down for coffee. You want to bring in more progressive and Reggio Inspired ideas into your school. So you’ve started some initiatives, some have been great, but you want more. You want your staff to “BUY IN” and really get it!

The Nurturer

You care so much about EACH parent, teacher and child. You really want everyone to be happy and care about each other. You want to create a community of parents and a place where everyone can call home. You want this with every fiber of your being and really believe in it!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How do I watch the live sessions? 

 

I can't attend all the sessions live. Will there be a recording? 

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Meet Your Host: Chanie Wilschanski

I am Chanie Wilschanski, an early childhood strategist and leadership coach. I work with EC directors to help them build a school of excellence. School that want that next level and make a bigger impact by creating the right culture in the school, parent relationships and the value they have for their teachers.

No matter the stage of your school, the size of your staff and children or how big your budget ---- schools are powered by the PEOPLE!

I find great joy and satisfaction in helping directors create a culture they desire in their school and cultivate the lifelong relationships with the parent body and their teachers. 

Guiding them to show value and appreciation for EACH teacher and pioneering effective and productive meetings that allow a director to leverage her time, money and resources!







Professional Experience

  • I started my journey over a 11 years ago and taught in Manhattan's innovative Preschool of the Arts for 5 years.

  • In 2012 I got my Masters in Early Childhood and Special ED from Mercy College.

  • Currently I'm a professor for the EC course in Beth Rivkah teaching Seminary.

  • I’ve worked with schools from 6 continents and 16 different countries!

A Bit About Me... 







  • I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children ages 2, 4 and 6.

  • A sibling to 7 brothers and sisters

  • A Sensory lover! I have 3 sensory bins in my living room and one of them is a kiddie pool!

  • I’m a suburban girl who who grew up in Elizabeth NJ and now live in Brooklyn NY (still getting used to city life)

  • I write weekly thank you letters- EVERY Friday morning for 30 minutes. I’ve written letters to friends, clients, family members, authors and speakers who have inspired me.

  • I love warm hot espressos and a really good avocado sushi roll

    • I read on average 2 books a week - that range from leadership, early childhood, marketing, parent relationships, productivity and much more. ​

GET ACCESS TO THE EXPERT INTERVIEWS

The best part is you can get access for FREE (for a limited time)!