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Saturday, June 19

8:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

501 - The Magic of Zero! Achieving Zero Percent Tax Bracket in Retirement
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a potential storm coming in the form of higher taxes as most Americans accumulate the vast majority of their retirement savings in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs. We uncover the potential drawbacks of tax-deferred investing. Through the Magic of Zero, it may be possible to get into the zero percent tax bracket by retirement. Why is zero important? If tax rates double, zero times two is zero!

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Buddy Farmer

BF Financial Group and Teacher Advisors, LLC
Buddy Farmer, CFP®, EA. is the founder of Teacher Advisors, LLC. He is passionate about serving clients as a financial planner. My clients are primarily educators and family childcare professionals. I am passionate about helping clients save money, maximize investments returns, tax... Read More →

Saturday June 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom: Salon 6

9:00am EDT

502 - Leveraging Community Resources: How to Add Value without Spending Money
Limited Capacity filling up

We’ve all heard the old business adage, “You have to spend money to make money.” But with numerous grants and community resources available to today’s business owners, a lot of the money is there for the taking—you just have to look for it. If your business is still trying to find its footing after the effects of the pandemic, consider partnerships over sponsorships and get resourceful with your funding and support.

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Kathe Petchel

HINGE Brokers
At HINGE Early Education Brokers, Kathe Petchel works alongside the broker team as a liaison with sellers—supporting sellers as they seek the value of their company, need help with staff and parent transitions, maintaining the business’ health during the selling process, and providing... Read More →

Saturday June 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Salon 7

9:00am EDT

504 - Finding and Developing Your Future Leaders
Limited Capacity full

This engaging session will equip leaders to recognize emerging leadership talent and build an effective plan for developing these fledging leaders into growing, thriving early learning leaders who will carry on the vision, mission, and legacy of your program.

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Jennifer Romanoff

Lightbridge Academy
Jennifer is the Vice President of Education & Training for Lifebridge Academy. She is an innovative and passionate trainer who gets leaders and teachers excited about the work they do.  Jennifer proudly serves AELL as an Ambassador.  She is a proud mom to a brilliant and talented... Read More →

Saturday June 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom: Salon 1

9:00am EDT

505 - Fierce Conversations
Limited Capacity full

Do you struggle with getting through tough conversations with your employees? Trust your ability to have fierce conversations with your staff without feeling guilty. You will learn how to ask appropriate questions during these tough one-on-ones by being open and honest. This session will provide you with resources, tools, and knowledge to overcome the fear of having fierce conversations.

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Tameenah Adams

Child Care Success Company
Tameenah Adams is a Certified Child Care Success Coach for Child Care Success Company and a national speaker on topics around leadership, organizational structure and business practices. She holds her B.A. in Organizational Leadership and her A.A. in Business Management. Tameenah... Read More →

Saturday June 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom Salon 2-3

9:00am EDT

506 - What's in the Doc Box?
Limited Capacity seats available

The Doc Box is an accreditation success essential! Documentation is an important part of accountability and implementation of standards and practices. This informative session will guide leaders in organizing and managing their accreditation documentation in effective and efficient ways.

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Erin Schmidt

Director of National Accreditation Commission, Association for Early Learning Leaders
Erin Schmidt is the Director of Accreditation for the National Accreditation Commission, the national accrediting body of the Association for Early Learning Leaders. Erin and her team support the elevation of quality learning experiences for young children as they guide hundreds of... Read More →

Saturday June 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
Salon 8

11:15am EDT

Closing Keynote: Habits of Healthy Leaders- Expert Panel Forum
My bucket is full now and I've had a great conference, but how do I keep this alive when I get home to reality? This reflective and interactive keynote facilitated by Ron McGuckin & Lori Buxton will feature a phenomenal panel of leadership and business experts who will share and discuss tools that support long-term leadership health and success.

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Lori Buxton

Managing Director, Association for Early Learning Leaders
Lori Buxton has been involved in early care and education since 1995.  She has served children and their families on many levels, including classroom teacher, program director, executive administrator and training consultant.  Lori is a dynamic speaker who encourages and inspires... Read More →
avatar for Ron McGuckin, J.D.

Ron McGuckin, J.D.

Ronald V. McGuckin & Associates
Ron is a practicing attorney in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with years of experience in child care law. He is a lecturer and consultant, training child care professionals on a variety of management and legal issues. He has co-authored a variety of publications, including "Current... Read More →

Saturday June 19, 2021 11:15am - 1:00pm EDT
Palm Ballroom