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2022 WBDC Childcare Summit Virtual Edition

Building and Sustaining Profitable
Childcare Businesses in the New Normal


Rise Up! From Educator to Entrepreneur

Join the Women’s Business Development Center for its 2022 Childcare Summit. Themed “Building and Sustaining Profitable Childcare Businesses in the New Normal,” this event will feature state-of-the-art business strategies from a range of subject matter experts addressing childcare business operations, management, marketing, and financing.

Learn how to make and keep your business profitable during these uncertain times and in the future.

SEE THE FULL SUMMIT SCHEDULE HERE.

This year’s Summit will feature a keynote conversation between the iconic Terry Savage, nationally renowned expert on personal finance, and childcare industry leader Kimberlee Burt-Hendricks, owner of A Child’s Space and early childhood education professor at National Louis University.

As the economy reopens and daily life continues to shift, let the WBDC help you as you work to help your childcare business flourish post-pandemic!

Join hundreds of women entrepreneurs on Saturday, June 4 for inspiration, information, and innovation at no charge!

The Summit will be available with both English and Spanish audio.

June 4, 2022


¡Elévate! De educadores a empresarios

Únete al Women’s Business Development Center (Centro de Desarrollo Empresarial de la Mujer) en la Cumbre sobre Cuidado Infantil 2022. Bajo el lema “Desarrollar y mantener negocios rentables de cuidado infantil en la nueva normalidad”, este evento presentará las estrategias empresariales más avanzadas de la mano de una serie de expertos en la materia que abordarán termas relacionados con las operaciones comerciales, el marketing y la financiación.

Aprende a hacer y mantener rentable tu negocio en esta época incierta y en el futuro.

La Cumbre de este año iniciará con una charla inaugural entre la icónica Terry Savage, experta de renombre nacional en finanzas personales, y la líder de la industria del cuidado infantil Kimberlee Burt-Hendricks, propietaria de A Child’s Space y profesora de educación temprana en la Universidad Nacional de Louis.

Mientras la economía se reabre y la vida cotidiana sigue cambiando, ¡permite que WBDC te ayude a medida que trabajas para que tu negocio de cuidado infantil prospere después de la pandemia!

¡Únete a cientos de mujeres empresarias el sábado 4 de junio para obtener inspiración, información e innovación de forma gratuita!

La Cumbre estará disponible con audio tanto en inglés como en español.

4 de junio de 2022


INCCRRA Training Approved

Our workshops are INCCRRA certified and child care providers can earn up to 3 hours of professional development credits.

CDA credits are only awarded to those who attend the Summit live on June 4.

Nuestro programa está certificado por INCCRRA (Red de Agencias de Recursos y Referencias para el Cuidado Infantil en Illinois) y los proveedores de cuidado infantil pueden obtener hasta tres horas de créditos de desarrollo profesional.

¡Gracias a nuestros generosos patrocinadores! Thanks to our generous sponsors!

Logos for CME Group and Polk Bros Foundation


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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Financiado en parte a través de un acuerdo de cooperación con la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de EE. UU.


 

Building and Sustaining Profitable Childcare Businesses in the New Normal

Terry Savage headshot

Terry Savage

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy and the markets
Nacional en finanzas personales, economía y mercados

Terry Savage is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy, and the markets. She writes a weekly personal finance column syndicated in major newspapers by Tribune Content Agency and has authored four best-selling books on personal finance. Terry appears frequently on national television and radio programs, commenting on the financial markets and current economic events.

Kimberlee Burt Hendricks headshot

Kimberlee Burt Hendricks

CONVERSATION LEADER
Owner of A Child’s Space and early childhood education professor at National Louis University
Dueña de A Child’s Space y profesora de educación temprana en la Universidad Nacional de Louis

 

 

 

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President

presidenta de la Junta del Condado de Cook

 

Emilia DiMenco

Emilia DiMenco

WBDC President & CEO

presidenta y directora general de WBDC

 

Blanca Berthier

Blanca Berthier

WBDC Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Programs and Services – Division I

directora general de WBDC, Programas y Servicios Empresariales, División I

 

Summit Schedule

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Lobby

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM | Welcome Remarks

Emilia DiMenco, WBDC President & CEO
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President
Blanca Berthier, WBDC Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Programs and Services, Division I

9:05 AM – 9:20 AM

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Keynote Speaker: Terry Savage

Terry Savage is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy, and the markets. She writes a weekly personal finance column syndicated in major newspapers by Tribune Content Agency and has authored four best-selling books on personal finance. Terry appears frequently on national television and radio programs, commenting on the financial markets and current economic events.

Conversation Leader: Kimberlee Burt Hendricks

Kimberlee Bert Hendricks is owner of A Child’s Space and early childhood education professor at National Louis University.

9:20 AM – 10:05 AM

Panel 1

Straight Talk: Operating and Managing a Profitable Childcare Business

Moderator

Yvonne Spurlock, Director of Provider Programs, Illinois Action for Children

Panelists

Tito Guerrero | Senior Vice President of Operations, Illinois Action for Children
Robyn Kelton | Quality Supports Manager, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, NLU
Farhana Majid | Director and Education Coordinator, Montessori Magpie

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel 2

Telling Your Story: How to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Moderator

Blanca Berthier, WBDC Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Programs and Services, Division I

Panelists

Daphne Williams | CEO & Executive Director, Smarty Pants Early Learning Center
Radha Hemmige | Owner & Founder, Jugy Marketing
Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, CEO and Founder, JJR Marketing

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel 3

Let’s Talk about Money: Getting It and Keeping It

Moderator

Lotika Pai, Chief Financial Officer, WBDC

Panelists

Annette Vega | Managing Director Relationship Manager/Community Development Group, CIBC
Margaret Griffin | EVP & Chief Lending Officer, Somercor
Gary Romano | President and CEO, Civitas Strategies, LLC

11:45 AM – 11:50 AM

CLOSING REMARKS

Blanca Berthier, WBDC Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Programs and Services, Division I

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

TRANSITION TO TOWNHALL BREAKOUT ROOMS

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

TOWN HALL BREAKOUT ROOMS

English

Hosts

Briavael O’Reilly and Abigail Scanlan, WBDC

Spanish

Hosts

Yvonne Villalpando and Blanca Berthier, WBDC


Open forums to talk in both English and Spanish about the kinds of help needed by the childcare industry in the new normal.

****All registrants will receive a link the day before the event giving direct access to the WBDC’s 2021 Childcare Summit.

Programa

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Vestibulo

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM | Palabras de bievenida

Emilia DiMenco, Presidenta y Directora general de WBDC
Toni Preckwinkle, Presidenta de la Junta del Condado de Cook
Blanca Berthier, WBDC Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Programs and Services, Division I

9:05 AM – 9:20 AM

APERTURA

Oradora Principal: Terry Savage

Terry Savage es una experta reconocida a nivel nacional en finanzas personales, economía y mercados. Escribe una columna semanal sobre finanzas personales distribuida en los principales periódicos por Tribune Content Agency y es autora de cuatro libros sobre finanzas personales que han sido superventas. Terry aparece con frecuencia en programas de radio y televisión nacionales, comentando sobre los mercados financieros y los acontecimientos económicos actuales.

Líder de la charla: Kimberlee Burt Hendricks

Kimberlee Burt Hendricks es dueña de A Child’s Space y profesora de educación temprana en la Universidad Nacional de Louis.

9:20 AM – 10:05 AM

Panel 1

Hablar claro: cómo operar y administrar un negocio rentable de cuidado de infantil

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel 2

Contar tu historia: cómo hacer que tu marca se destaque

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel 3

Hablemos de dinero: conseguirlo y conservarlo

11:45 AM – 11:50 AM

Closing Remarks

Blanca Berthier, WBDC Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Programs and Services, Division I

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

TRANSITION TO TOWNHALL BREAKOUT ROOMS

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

SALAS DE DESCANSO DEL AYUNTAMIENTO

Municipalidad (español)
Municipalidad (inglés)


Foros abiertos para hablar tanto en inglés como en español sobre los tipos de ayuda que necesita la industria del cuidado infantil en la nueva normalidad.

****Todas las personas inscritas recibirán un enlace el día previo al evento que les dará acceso directo a la Cumbre sobre Cuidado Infantil 2022 del WBDC.

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