INA Weekly Brief

Category: Annual Conference


Conference Workshop Spotlight: Smart Sleep Solutions – 4 months plus

Conference Workshop Spotlight: Smart Sleep Solutions – 4 months plus Speaker: Janeen Hayward Topics: Sleep Solutions “…the great importance of healthy sleep in terms of brain development and emotional regulations…” As we continue our series spotlighting presenters at this year’s INA Conference, we are taking a closer look at Janeen Hayward. Janeen Hayward has been… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | April 24, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight – Defining Your Agency as a Brand

Conference Workshop Spotlight – Defining Your Agency as a Brand Speaker: Brandy Schultz Topics: Branding “… [branding] needs to be applied to every interaction within the customer’s experience. ” In this post, we spotlight Brandy Schultz.  Ms. Schultz’s experiences as a travel nanny combined with her background in education reform and gender studies led her… Read more »


April 20, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight – Brain Development

Speaker: Deborah McNelis Topics: Infant Brain Development and Gender Differences “… creates an inspired confidence in providing what children need most from those caring for children.” In this posting, we are going to meet Deborah McNelis. Ms. McNelis is an author, international speaker, educator and parent. As a Brain Development Specialist and founder of Brain… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | April 12, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight – Navigating The Local Marketing Maze: How To Reach The Right Audience With The Right Offer

Speaker: Jim Fitzgerald Topics: Marketing   “…walk away with a better understanding of [YOUR] demographic … track your campaigns to fully optimize results and improve future performance.” As part of our Blog series highlighting some of the speakers at this year’s Conference, we will be getting to know Jim Fitzgerald a little better. We are… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , | April 3, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight : Sibling rivalry and helping children cope

Speaker: Sara Sladoje Topics: Sibling rivalry and helping children cope “Every caregiver has an amazing opportunity to impact a child’s life and that of their family.” Over the next several weeks we will be running a blog series highlighting some of the speakers at this year’s Conference. We are excited to have Sara Sladoje presenting… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 28, 2017

INA Membership Conference Endowment Application Now Being Accepted

INA is pleased to announce the 6th Annual INA Membership Conference Endowment. The INA Membership Conference Endowment has been developed as a way to recognize our members for their dedication to the in-home child care industry. Started in 2011, the INA Member Conference Endowment secured its initial funding from half of all monies raised through… Read more »


Tags: , | December 20, 2016

INA Conference Workshop Video – Power Tools for Power Struggles

INA was fortunate to have a presentation on Power Tools for Power Struggles at our 31st INA Annual Conference, in Washington, DC. Previously a members-only benefit, we’re making it available to everyone. We hope you enjoy, and if you’re not a member we invite you to become a member today and receive future member-only content and more!… Read more »


December 18, 2016

Registration Now Open for 2017 INA Annual Conference

2017 INA Annual Conference, May 18-21, 2017, Chicago, IL Early bird Nov. 15 – January 15 $345 member $445 non-member General Registration January 16 – March 16 $445 member $545 non-member Late Registration March 17 – April 30 $545 member $645 non-member One day Early bird $230 member $290 non-member One day General $290 member… Read more »


Tags: , | November 16, 2016

2017 INA Conference Workshop Proposals Now Being Accepted

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST – GREAT WORKSHOPS WANTED! Deadline September 15, 2016 The International Nanny Association is planning its 32nd Annual Conference, to be held May 18 – 21, 2017 in Chicago, IL. Do you have an idea for a great workshop that you would like to share? Do you know a professional whose knowledge… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | August 16, 2016

2016 Nanny of the Year Nominee Dawn Schrader

Our final 2016 INA Nanny of the Year Nominee is Dawn Schrader. Dawn has been a Professional Nanny for 12 years.  Along with her love for children, she has great organizational skills with a knack for keeping children both interested and engaged in educational and recreational programs. Her grace, maturity and attention to detail makes… Read more »


April 29, 2016