Are you a Childcare Center Owner or Director looking to take your business to the next level? Discover the proven strategies and tools that can help you grow your business from top industry experts.











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January 15-19,2024


Our 15 incredible speakers have prepared amazing trainings to help you grow your childcare business today!

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Sara Schreiner

CEO, ChildMYnder

Conscious Connections in Leadership

Summer Picha

CEO, Conscious Classroom Model

No Fear Feedback

Beth Cannon

Owner, Beth Cannon Speaks


Top 5 Must-Haves for Massive Success 

Aleta Mechtel

Business & Childcare Leadership Coach


Not Just Another Staff Meeting : How to Prepare a Staff Meeting That Will Increase Your Staff's Buy In

Maria Fitz-Gibbons

Owner, Leap Academy Childcare Center

Your Route to Lead Generation : Where to Begin 

Ruth Ann Rose

Owner, Rose Marketing Solutions

How to Help Expand a Fussy Eaters Diet in a Stress Free Way

Emma Shafqat

Pediatric Dietitian

Empathetic Leadership in the Classroom

Miken Oliver

Owner, Nourish Early Learning

Empathetic Leadership in the Classroom


Alexandra Bernath

Co-Owner, Nourish Early Learning

Finding Childcare Insurance in an Unstable Market

Samantha Phillips

Childcare Insurance Expert

Staff Retention

Michelle Lank

Owner, Kids World Learning Center

Marketing and Sales for Your Childcare Business

Kera Kolata

Director of Marketing, ChildMYnder

How to Outsource to Save Time

Rachel Huckfeldt

Director of Operations, ChildMYnder

The Importance of Enriching the First Five Years

Michelle Mintz

Owner,¬†Baby Blooming Moments¬ģ

Controlled Chaos: Practical Steps to Improve Your Staff's Classroom Behavior Management

Vernon Mason

Owner, Directors Leadership Solutions

Stages of a Team with Remedies for Each Stage

Kathe Petchel

Hinge Advisors

Elevating Excellence: Multi-Unit Leadership in Childcare from a 10,000 Ft View

Rachel Supalla

Early Childhood Business Expert

Join us LIVE for a roundtable discussion and hot seat coaching to network and build relationships with other  attendees and speakers. Deepen your learnings from the 15 childcare business training sessions you get access to.

Hot seat coaching and roundtable discussion times TBA. 

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Here is what you can expect to learn during The ChildMYnder Virtual Summit for Childcare Owners 2024


Over 5 days you will receive 18 amazing trainings (worth $3,600 +) covering all of the below:

Childcare Business Marketing Strategies

‚ústTop Must Haves for Massive Success

‚ústLead Generation

‚ústHow to Make Your Childcare Center Stand Out


Staff Recruiting and Retention

‚ústNo Fear Feedback

‚ústAmazing Staff Meetings

‚úď Empathetic Leadership



‚ústConscious Connections in Leadership¬†

‚úď How to Help Fussy Eaters in a Stressfree Way

‚ústChildcare Insurance

‚ústThe Importance of the First Five Years

‚ústHelping Your Staff with Classroom Behavior Management

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Learn more about our speakers below!

Ruth Ann

Led by Ruth Ann Rose, Rose Marketing Solutions is dedicated to connecting future leaders with early education. With a collective experience of over 15 years in childcare marketing, our team is committed to crafting innovative solutions that yield tangible results. At our core, we aspire to be more than a marketing team; we aim to be partners in educating, evaluating strategies, and empowering leaders & entrepreneurs with guidance to expand their impact.

Samantha Phillips


Sam Phillips is often referred to as the sparkly childcare insurance expert. She has gained a national reputation as an advocate for early childhood owners and for being the first to educate educators on a topic that no one else ever has; business insurance for center owners. It is her passion to help you understand the coverages your business needs and why, so that you can make smart choices on behalf of yourself, your business, your team, and the littles in your care.


Aleta Mechtel

With over two decades of hands-on experience in early childhood education, Aleta Mechtel has worn multiple hats from teacher to director, then owner and now coach. Her journey began with persistent learning and applying effective business strategies, which helped her form a thriving multi-location business while launching two complementary enterprises aimed at addressing childcare's staffing challenges. Recognizing the power of mentorship and collaboration, she now dedicates herself to helping other business leaders and decision-makers achieve their goals through Business Coaching and Strategic Planning Masterclasses.

Beth Cannon

Beth Cannon is known for her unique and effective approach to equipping and empowering early education leaders and teams. A sought-after speaker, coach, and consultant, Beth is the creator of a variety of strategy development and training programs and has delivered thousands of transformational keynotes and workshops for conferences, retreats, and schools



Vernon Mason

Author, Humorist, Inspiring Keynote Speaker and Workshop Trainer Extraordinaire He has been called the trifecta of childcare. Growing up in an "in-home" program. As his company grew, he has been the owner-director of small, medium, and large programs. After 28.5 years, including a decade of multi-site ownership, he sold his schools to a large regional provider. Along the way, Vernon completed a Master's in Early Childhood, wrote a couple of books, and became a popular speaker. Today Vernon is Senior Vice President of Development for The Nest Schools.

Summer Picha

Summer Picha is a Minneapolis / Twin Cities-based early childhood development and leadership expert best selling author, and speaker who helps early childhood programs, schools and facilities become the best-in-class choice for their clients and customers and be an integral part of raising good humans. Summer is the creator of the Conscious Classroom Certification Model: the leading framework that helps owners and administrators train and retain great staff, recruit children and families, reduce risk and stay compliant without complication, and protect school revenue while running a fast-paced facility in ever-changing times.

Maria Fitz-Gibbons

Maria is an owner of two large centers in the Madison, Wisconsin area and loves staff and leadership development.   


Miken Oliver

Miken Oliver is the dedicated owner of Nourish Early Learning in Oregon, Ohio, where the focus is on fostering social and emotional development in young children. With a profound commitment to creating a nurturing and enriching environment, Miken is passionate about helping children and adults build the essential skills to navigate the complexities of their emotions and relationships.



Alexandra Bernath

Alexandra Bernath is co-owner of Nourish Early Learning in Ohio. In the understanding that emotional security and connection is at the root of human development, Alex is currently pursuing her Masters in Psychoanalysis to better understand how the mind unfolds, how humans work together and how compassion becomes a driving force for growth. Alex also writes about the intersection of grief and motherhood. 


Michelle Mintz

Michelle Mintz, M.S., CCC-SLP, The Early Development Expert is the Founder/Owner of Baby Blooming Moments¬ģ, a unique company dedicated to empowering parents and caregivers with personalized strategies to enrich their interactions with babies and toddlers birth to five years old. With over 25 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Michelle has created Baby Blooming Moments to help families take an active role in shaping their children's development and behavior. Michelle‚Äôs special gift lies in her ability to unlock the doors of communication for children. Through personalized, proactive strategies, Baby Blooming Moments transforms everyday interactions into valuable opportunities for growth.

Emma Shafqat

Emma Shafqat, a registered paediatric dietitian with over 8 years of experience based in UK. Having worked in the NHS, schools, and privately, she specializes in supporting families through the challenges of their child's dietary concerns. As a mum who has conquered fussy eating with her own daughter, she brings not only professional expertise but also practical, real-world solutions to transform mealtimes for families.

Sara Schreiner

I believe women are uniquely equipped to lead and inspire change within their homes and the childcare industry. I have a distinct talent for empowering others to discover their full potential, achieve their dreams and discover how to balance business and home. It really is possible.

I have lived this life and know all too well exactly what it takes to launch and run a childcare program from the ground up while raising children.

Balance is possible. Success is achievable. Together we will create a blueprint for YOUR program. We will eliminate stress and frustration, avoiding the common mistakes and pitfalls of the industry. We will set the pace for you to live the life you've always dreamed about.

Kera Kolata

As the Sales and Marketing Manager at ChildMYnder, my primary focus centers on maintaining strong relationships with our valued clients, expanding our community outreach, and keeping our brand at the forefront of the market. 

My career has demonstrated my strengths in customer service and management, both of which have consistently proved to be invaluable assets.

When I'm not at work, I prioritize family time, cherishing moments with my husband and two wonderful kiddos. We're an adventurous and fitness-loving bunch, and we relish every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors together.

Rachel Supalla

Rachel Supalla, a renowned Early Childhood Business Expert, brings over a quarter-century of expertise as a Consultant, Trainer, Author, and Multi-site Child Care Center Owner. She launched Discovery KidZone in 2009, creating a legacy through her 8 locations in Montana and two distinct brands. Her impressive accolades include the Innovative Business of the Year, Top 20 Business Leaders Under 40, Best Daycare and Preschool in Helena, and Best Businessperson of the Year. Armed with a BA in Early Childhood and a Master’s in Early Childhood Administration, Rachel is not just an academic authority but also a certified professional development specialist. Her forte lies in brain-based creative teaching and playful leadership development. She is renowned for injecting MAGIC back into classrooms with her innovative systems of accountability and has crafted a comprehensive early childhood curriculum catering to infants through school-aged children.

Kathe Petchel

Kathe Petchel has worked in early childhood education since 1980. A graduate of Penn State University, Kathe earned her B.S. in Elementary Education with an early childhood emphasis. After teaching kindergarten and first grade in public schools, she opened her first childcare center in 1984. Along with her daughter, Molly Hichens, she owns three locations serving more than 450 families in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2017, Kathe initially joined the HINGE Advisors team as a staffing and operations consultant guiding clients in various best practices before their schools were marketed and sold. Currently, she is on the Business Development team, focusing on building relationships with potential sellers and working alongside HInge colleagues including financial analysts and transaction advisors as a liaison for sellers as they plan a successful expansion, exit or sale. A large part of that work includes speaking at early childhood conferences and for large multisite companies.

Rachel Huckfeldt

Rachel is the Director of Operations here at ChildMYnder. She holds a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning, where her focus has been on shaping innovative and effective program development strategies. To enhance her skills, she also pursued certification as a business strategist, adding a unique perspective to her educational expertise.

With over 7 years of experience in the education industry, she's made a significant impact in the field. For the past 2 years, she's been a valuable contributor to the Early Childhood Education sector, where she continues to shape the future of ECE programs.

Now, when she's not ruling the professional scene, She's a mama bear to two awesome kids and a loving partner to her lucky spouse. She's all about that work-life balance, and her journey is living proof that you can rock the career and family life with style.