Nannies, Agencies and Nanny Groups across the country are gearing up for NNRW next week. For many this means events to celebrate this wonderful profession we all share.
Here are a few of the events we are aware of. Additional events may be planned in your area. We suggest you ‘like’ your favorite agencies and nanny groups on Facebook, as many are utilizing this avenue of social networking to get the word out about events in their area.
Michigan Professional Nanny Association will be hosting a bowling outing for area nannies on Saturday, Sept 17 @ 3 pm at the Star Lanes at Emagine Theatre Royal Oak Michigan. The address is 200 N. Main St. Royal Oak, Mi 48067. All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just like last year, the conference will serve as a kick off to National Nanny Recognition Week and there will be incredible speakers, food and prizes awaiting attendees! Unlike last year, there will be a small conference fee of $15, which, although not as good as free, is still an incredible bargain.
Here is a sneak peak at our speakers:
Deborah McNelis: Many of you may remember Deborah’s presentation to our group a few years back on early brain development – I’m so excited to have her back as a speaker at the conference! Deborah is the creator/owner ofBraininsights. She is also an author, speaker, educator, parent and a champion at educating others about early brain development.
Deborah will be presenting It Takes Attention: The Brain, Behavior and Self Perception:
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! The brain learns from what we pay attention to. This workshop looks at how the brain affects behavior. With the realizations you gain through this presentation you will learn the positive impact you can have on behavior and self perception.
Stephanie Theirl: Stephanie Theirl is a childbirth educator, owner of Transformative Birth and mother of one who is deeply concerned with the effect environmental chemical exposure has on our health. On a mission to raise awareness of this serious, pervasive issue, she recently attended a training sponsored by MOMS (Making Our Milk Safe), Collaborative for Health & the Environment and Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco. She consults with individuals and speaks frequently on practical ways to reduce everyday toxic exposure.
Ms. Theirl will be presenting Kids and Chemicals: Keeping the kids you care for safe and out of danger is a nanny’s primary responsibility. Many of us are aware of the effects of lead exposure, but what other substances are hiding in food and drinks, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, furniture, toys, bedding and other things we use every day? Take away 10 practical tips on reducing the kids’ and your exposure.
Scott Theirl, DC, DACNB, FACFN: Dr. Theirl is a board certified chiropractic neurologist in private practice focusing on learning and developmental challenges, autism, brain injuries, movement and balance disorders, chronic pain and other neurologic conditions. Dr. Theirl optimizes the neurologic and physical health of his patients by using the latest in brain-based rehabilitation techniques, neurotransmitter balancing, nutrition and supplementation. He is a Defeat Autism Now! trained physician, holds additional diplomate certification from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and is a fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology. He is a frequent national lecturer to various professional and patient advocacy organizations.
Dr. Theirl will be presenting Healthy Development: Milestones to Watch For Most children are strong and develop normally. But if there is a delay or a more serious condition, the earlier detected often the better managed. Being aware of proper developmental milestones can help you as a nanny notice any warning signs and provide an early alert. This presentation will explore basic developmental milestones with insight into how the brain and body develop together, for babies to preschoolers.
Marcia Hall: A 1997 graduate of the English Nanny and Governess School, Marcia has been a CPN (Certified Professional Nanny) for 14 years and was recently named the INA (International Nanny Association) Nanny of the Year. Marcia is also a certified Family Coach and the owner of Strong Roots Family Parenting. Marcia has been extremely active in Northshore Professional Nanny Alliance over the years and was a presenter at last year’s Nannypalooza Milwaukee.
Marcia will be presenting Discipline and Decoding Behavior. Children don’t always have the language to tell us what they need, so they tell you with their behavior. You can learn to recognize “needy” behavior and respond to the need instead of reacting out of frustration.
Angela Vogds: Angela has been working with families and their newborns, premature infants and multiples since 1996 as a professional nanny, postpartum doula and newborn care specialist. Angela is also the owner of Nurturing Newborn Care Solutions. Angela has also been an active member of The Alliance from its beginning and, as our Service Director, coordinated volunteer opportunities for our group.
Angela is a Certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator, and she will be presenting The Happiest Baby on the Block workshop. Developed in 2002 by Dr. Harvey Karp, attendees will learn about the four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies, improving their sleep and soothing their senses.
We will once again be collecting for a charity at Nannypalooza Milwaukee. This year our charity is Kids Matter, an organization that helps children in foster care in Milwaukee. We will be collecting gently used kid’s clothing, toys, books and items such as car seats and swings. Participation is not required but greatly appreciated!
For a map to the UEC, click here. Conference space will fill up quickly, so get your space reserved today and bring a friend! I look forward to seeing you at Nannypalooza Milwaukee!
Orlando Nannies! Kick off NNRW on Sunday, September 18 at P.F. Chang’s. Check Central Florida Nannies Facebook page for all the details.
Again, these are just a few of the events, which have informed us what’s happening. Check with your local group or agency to see what they may have planned in your area to celebrate NNRW 2011!