Learn from the experts about opening and growing a childcare business with an upcoming expo and seminar sponsored by three area community colleges.
The fifth annual Creating and Growing a Childcare Business Seminar and Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Kaskaskia College Student Center in Centralia. The conference is open to people already in the business of child care and / or those who are considering opening a child care business. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of training sessions, network, visit the Expo and participate in door prize giveaways during the day’s activities.
A spirited keynote address and training on Exceptional Customer Service Techniques will be offered by Steve Beck, founder and president of Beck and Associates. Beck is a master facilitator and coach who brings more than 20 years of experience as a corporate executive to his training programs. His training background spans more than 15 years in which he has earned a reputation as an outstanding speaker, motivator and instructor. During this period, Beck has provided corporate training solutions through his own consulting firm and has taught at the Chicago School of Finance and the Institute for Self-Actualization.
Beck has been a frequent trainer for Baxter, CDW, Motorola Dealerships, Cardinal Health, Advocate Health Care and the U.S. Department of Education, as well as several community colleges and banks.
Additional seminar topics will include “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Effects on the Childcare Business,” presented by Pam Borchardt of SIDS Alliance; and “Meth in the Home: Lessons for the Childcare Business,” presented by Inspector John Nicholson of the Southeastern Drug Task Force.
Sponsorship for the Seminar & Expo is provided by the Small Business Development Centers of Rend Lake College, Kaskaskia College and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges; Rend Lake College Project CHILD, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Preregistration is required by May 12 and the $10 fee includes materials, snacks and lunch. For registration information, contact Frances Smith at (618) 548-9001, Ext. 4006, or visit www.kaskaskia.edu/daycare. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended.