INA Weekly Brief

Category: Annual Conference


Conference Workshop Spotlight: If You Cannot Read your Scorecard (Financial Statements), You Do Not Know the Score

Speaker: Miranda Kerns Topic: Finances “Finances are the groundwork of any business…” Today we get to know a little more about Miranda Kerns.  Ms. Kerns is a licensed CPA and works as a Financial Statement Auditor with RS US, the 5th largest public accounting firm in the US. She will be presenting a workshop entitled… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , | May 8, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight: Nanny Hacks and Finding the Best Nannies

Speaker: Jaclyn Burke Topics: Be the Best Agency by Finding the Best Nannies – 5 Nanny Hacks   “There is a revolution coming I think in terms of understanding the role of caregivers in our society…”   Let’s get to know a little more about Jaclyn Burke.  Ms. Burke is the author of “The Nanny… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | May 4, 2017

INA’s 2017 NANNY OF THE YEAR – CANDI VAJANA

We couldn’t be happier to announce INA’s Nanny of the Year, Candi Vajana! Candida Vajana (Candi) from Palo Alto, California. Candi has been a nanny for over 20 years. One of her goals is to elevate the Nanny Profession by showing examples of quality care and by being a role model to empower other nannies…. Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , | May 1, 2017

Conference Workshop Spotlight: Cultural Differences

Speaker: Susan Labaldi Topics: Cultural Differences and Sensitivity   “ …you need to know what to expect and how to bridge potential gaps and protocols.”   In this Spotlight, we will get to know a little more about Susan Labadi.  Ms. Labadi believes that education is the solution to many world challenges, and through her… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , | April 27, 2017

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… 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… 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… 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