Highlights of the 2010 International Nanny Association Conference

This weekend was the 25th International Nanny Association (INA) Annual Conference at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California.

Keynote speaker was Mary Beth Phillips, Founder of TrustLine, a model program designed to check the background of childcare providers. She has been honored at the White House for her work in preserving health and safety standards for childcare. She is currently the executive director for the California Association of Family Empowerment Centers, an advocacy agency providing technical assistance, support, and coordination for fourteen non-profit Centers throughout the State. She spoke on the issue of improving quality childcare.
During the 2010 INA Conference nannies could review and take the INA Nanny Credential Exam. Some of the workshops for nannies included: American Red Cross Water Safety Certification, A Day in the Life of a Newborn Care Specialist, Learning Through Play, Court Mandated Reporting, Lesson Plans, Working with Families in Stress, Positive Discipline with Teens, Teaching Skills Through Play and Stories, Secrets to an Outstanding Resume, and nanny coaching. There were workshops for nanny placement agencies as well.
The 2010 INA Nanny of the Year Award was presented to Greta Schraer, a professional nanny from Ohio. To see her acceptance speech just visit her CincyNanny blog by clicking here.

Be sure to stop by the INA website in the coming days to see a conference wrap up, learn more about the INA, and benefits of becoming a member of the organization.

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