Upcoming Free "Lunch & Learn" Webinars (Participation Certificates are not offered for Lunch & Learns)
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Would you like to know how your colleagues are using NACCRRA Data Services (NDS)? Would you like to know more about current and future NDS development plans?
If so, please grab your lunch and join us for one of the upcoming NDS Lunch & Learns to find out how your agency can optimize your use of NACCRRA’s Suite of Data Services. Missed one of our NDS Lunch & Learns? Archived sessions are posted below our current offerings.
NDS Long Term Direction
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:30pm ET
Get a sense of what is new in NDS and what is coming down the road in NDS. Please join us for a Lunch and Learn as we discuss the current development plans for NDS and the long term direction of NDS to improve all of the NDS applications.
Online Referral Module, New Orleans Implementation
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 12:30 ET
The Internet Mask Module will be phased out so now is the time to plan your switch to the new Online Referral Module (ORM). Join us to learn more about the new features in ORM and how Agenda for Children in New Orleans is providing online referrals with this application. It's so easy!!
Archived NDS Lunch & Learns
Contact NDS Help Desk for links.
or email: NDSHelpDesk@usa.childcareaware.org
Online Provider Services Implementation: Child Care Aware of Kansas Model
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 12:30pm ET
Does maintaining your provider database require more resources and staff time than you would like to give? If so, Child Care Aware of Kansas will share how they have implemented Online Provider Services, an application in NACCRRA’s Suite of Data Services that allows providers to update their NACCRRAware data online as well as allows CCR&R agencies to communicate with providers online.
Kids Matter App - Oklahoma Implementation
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12:30pm ET
Would you like to be able to provide referrals and consumer materials to parents through their iPhone? Join the Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, The Child Care Council of Kentucky, and Trifecta as they showcase the new Kids Matter App.
NDS Communications Including Support Portal
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:30pm ET
J Albright, Chief of Information Technology and the NACCRRA Data Services Help Desk staff share the new NACCRRA Data Services Support Portal. The portal is designed as a way for Child Care Aware® of America to communicate with NDS users and is a one-stop-shop for resources, webinars, forms, training information, and more!
Child care laws vary greatly by state. What does a child care license mean in your state? Child Care Aware® of America's newest report, We Can Do Better: 2013 Update, scores and ranks the states on child care licensing policies – program requirements and oversight. How does your state rank? Join our webinar to find out.
Archived Lunch & Learn Webinars
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as No Child Left Behind, is six years overdue. Will the current Congress reauthorize it? The Obama Administration and several Members of Congress, have emphasized the need to ensure all children have the right start -- calling on lawmakers to think of the U.S. public education system as a P-12 system, not a K-12 system. Will reauthorization be an opportunity to include early learning in a more meaningful way? How so, and what challenges lie ahead?
Federal Budget Overview and Outlook
What You Need To Know About Child Care Aware®
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Resources You Can Use
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Are you a parent looking for child care and you don’t know where to start? Are you an advocate looking for the latest data on child care in your state? If so, this webinar is for you. Please join us for a 30 minute presentation on the different services and resources available to you offline and through Child Care Aware® of America's website.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Join us for a 30-minute Lunch & Learn webinar covering the basics of Microsoft Excel. This is a perfect webinar for someone new to the program or for those looking for tips and tricks.
Budget Bonanza: The New and Improved Fiscal Cliff
If you thought the Fiscal Cliff at the end of 2012 was bad and involved late night bargaining and votes by Congress, just wait until you see what’s in store for February and March. With the United States inching closer to the Debt Ceiling, as well as moving even closer to the March 1 deadline for the Sequester (an across-the-board budget cut), and toward the expiration of the Continuing Resolution (which provides funding to run the Government) on March 27, Members of Congress have their hands full. Join this webinar to learn about what is going on with the budget, Congress, and child care and what you should expect in February and March.
Advocacy vs. Lobbying
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
It’s time to get back to the basics! Are you just starting out with your advocacy efforts? Do you need a refresher on advocacy, lobbying and how both can be equally effective in influencing policy? Join us over lunch to discuss the importance of both advocacy and lobbying and how each are critical to your efforts to influence change in any policy or issue.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Grab your lunch and join us to learn about creating a Facebook page for your organization! We'll go over all the basics from how to sign up for Facebook and start a new page, to posting content and interacting with the social networking parents, providers and child care advocates in your community. Every organization should have a Facebook page in 2013!
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
This 30-minute webinar will walk you through the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. There will also be a Question and Answer segment where you can ask the presenter any questions you have regarding PowerPoint.
Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Make sure to grab your lunch (or coffee for those of you on the West Coast!) and learn how relationships with parents, providers and coalitions are key to advancing your state’s advocacy efforts. We will go over relationship building tactics that empower advocates to achieve a shared purpose around strengthening child care policy. We will also talk about the 2013 Parents @ Symposium program and brainstorm with you about ways to collect parent stories from those who might be good candidates to attend symposium this year and talk through fundraising ideas.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Fiscal Cliff?
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Everyone and with good reason. The pending sequestration along with a host of other expiring tax provisions set to take place on January 2, 2013 could affect millions of families. With potential cuts to programs like CCDBG and Head Start, find out what you can do to help make a difference and make your voice heard in Congress before it’s too late.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
This 30-minute Lunch and Learn will focus on the basics of Pinterest: What is it? What is pinning? How do I use it? We will focus on how to get started and how to sign up.
Navigating our Website: Core Policy Issues
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
We have a new look! Child Care Aware® of America's core policy area is now easier to navigate than ever. We have a new presentation with basic talking points, basic background, and then a dive deeper section with all the child care research and tables you need. Grab a friend and join us for a 30-minute session to find out more about the facts, figures, state information sheets, parent advocacy resources, and other resources through a review of the policy section of our website. You'll learn where to find what you need -- quickly.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
This Twitter lunch & learn will provide more in-depth information about interacting with policymakers, organizations, parents and providers through Twitter. This webinar will build upon the skills learned in Twitter 1.0.
The New Face of the Hill
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Every two years, the face of Capitol Hill changes significantly. Join “The New Face of the Hill” to discuss what’s happening in the lame duck session of Congress, what the Hill may look like in January 2013 and learn how you can stay up to date with any changes affecting your elected officials.
Get Out The Vote!
Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Join us to learn how you can help get out the vote and ensure that people who care about safe, affordable, quality child care have a voice in this election. Learn tips about how to get your organization staff, volunteers and members to the polls while staying nonpartisan.
How to Make Child Care a Priority in this Election
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
You may have heard “my vote doesn’t matter.” We will discuss tips about how to have conversations with people who care about child care about why their vote is important in this election. Historically, families with children are the least likely to vote. Join us as we ramp up our efforts to increase awareness about why voting is important. It's our government, everyone should have a say! Every vote counts!
Facebook: Increasing Your Visibility
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm. Eastern
Join us for part of our Facebook series to learn more in-depth information about interacting with policymakers, organizations, parents and providers through Facebook. We will discuss posts, links, applications and how to best communicate with your audience.
Policy 101: Capitol Hill Basics
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
With the general election rapidly approaching, it’s time to reach out to your elected officials and make your voice heard. Join “Policy 101: Capitol Hill Basics” to discuss communication tactics for developing a successful relationship with the staff of your elected officials. We will review best practices for communicating with and visiting Congressional offices. Join us over lunch and learn how to effectively engage with your elected officials.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Make sure to grab your lunch (or coffee for those of you on the West Coast!) and learn how relationships with parents, providers and coalitions are key to advancing your state’s advocacy efforts. We will go over relationship building tactics that empower advocates to achieve a shared purpose around strengthening child care policy. Also learn how to identify, recruit, and develop more parent leaders and build a strong parent network in your state.
Using Census Data to Create a Community Profile
Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
The Census recently released the results of the 2011 American Community Survey. Learn how to find the latest demographic information to help you advocate for children in your area. We will talk about what goes in a community profile and also touch on examples of community profiles that several advocacy groups are using. If you previously attended this session in May, we will be reviewing the same concepts but will point out the latest 2011 data that is available. To view the slides, click here.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Join us over your lunch break to learn all the basics to get your organization started on Twitter! During this lunch & learn, we will cover the basics of Twitter including terminology, how to use it on a desktop computer or phone, and how it can increase your visibility. Be sure to sign up today!
Blogging: How to Increase Visibility on Child Care Issues
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Join us for a 30-minute lunch & learn about how to set up a blog and use it to increase visibility online about important issues. We will cover the basics about how to sign up for a blog, how to write a post and how to advertise your blog using social media networks. Blogging is easy and fun!
Voter Registration: Make it a Priority!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Find out tips to make sure your organization is promoting voter registration this election season. Learn how to post online voter registration widgets, and lots of other techniques that help increase voter registration awareness… while staying in line with non-profit 501(c)(3) guidelines.
Getting Back to the Basics: Advocacy vs. Lobbying
Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
It’s time to get back to the basics! Are you just starting out with your advocacy efforts? What's the difference between advocacy and lobbying? They are not the same thing! Do you need a refresher on advocacy, lobbying and how both can be equally effective in influencing policy? Join us over lunch to discuss the importance of both advocacy and lobbying and how each are critical to your efforts to influence change in any policy or issue.
Thursday, August 9, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
The election season has started and many 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are wondering what they can and cannot do to support election efforts. Join our Lunch and Learn to learn about how your organization can participate in activities like voter registration.501(c)(3) organizations may participate in a wide variety of electoral activities that do not support or oppose a candidate for public office but instead, help raise visibility about an issue such as quality child care! Join us to find out ways for your organization to get involved. To view the slides, click here.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Federal funding for child care can be complicated. Learn about the difference between “mandatory” and “discretionary” funding, funding transferred from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to child care or spent directly on child care from TANF, as well as how to navigate the HHS data related to children receiving subsidies to pay for child care. To view the slides, click here.
Friday, July 27, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Join us for a Lunch & Learn about photos on your Facebook page. Learn about profile photo size and cover photo size to make sure that your logo is not cut off, cropped or blurry. It's easy! Check out your profile picture today. If it is not perfect, join us!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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Grab your lunch (or coffee for those on the West Coast!) and learn how relationships with parents, providers and coalitions are key to advancing your state’s advocacy efforts. We will go over relationship building tactics that empower advocates to achieve a shared purpose around strengthening child care policy. Also learn how to identify, recruit, and develop more parent leaders and build a strong parent network in your state.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
If you participated in our first presentation on this topic and you’re ready for more, this presentation is for you. We reviewed how to find the latest American Community Survey data on a variety of topics, created customized tables, and download for use in community fact sheets, other advocacy tools and research reports. If you missed the June 5 presentation, "Using Census Data to Create a Community Profile," we recommend you view the recorded version online.
Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
The Child Care Aware® of America website is home to a vast library of materials that can help your organization. Find out more about the facts, figures, state information sheets, parent advocacy resources, policy information, and other resources during this 30-minute session. You'll learn where to find what you need -- quickly!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Chances are you have heard about Child Care Online (CCO), one of Child Care Aware of America’s newest NDS applications. This is your chance to see it IN action! Indiana recently launched Child Care Online as a way to bring recognition to child care programs participating in Paths to QUALITY™, the state’s voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System. It allows Hoosier families to easily and conveniently compare child care programs by viewing virtual provider profiles made up of pictures and text. We’ll explore implementation decisions, roles and responsibilities, “live” profiles, and future enhancements. View the slides only here.
Are you ready to ‘Get Fancy’ on Twitter by using a TweetDeck to expand your use? TweetDeck is a tool designed to give Twitter users more flexibility. If you’ve joined us for Twitter 1.0 and 2.0 then you are ready for the next step. Learn all about how to manage multiple Twitter accounts, monitor specific content and interests and schedule Tweets to be delivered at a later time.
Who lives in our community? How many young children are there? How many live in poverty? How many young children live in families in which all the parents are working? What languages do they speak? Is the population growing—or shrinking? The U.S. Census Bureau has many tools that can help you describe the child care needs of your community. We’ll review how to find the latest information on your community and how you can use this information for community needs assessments and advocacy.
Join “Teambuilding for Parent Engagement” to discuss team building tactics for developing a successful parent advocacy team in your state. We will review recent parent engagement success stories and best practices to help you customize a plan that will work for you. Join us over lunch and learn how to enhance parent engagement at your organization.
“Tweeting Strategically” will provide in-depth information about interacting with policymakers, organizations, parents and providers through Twitter. We will focus on how attendees can raise visibility and create change. Learn how to tweet on the go with your Smartphone or text messaging for more flexibility!
Have you ever wanted to survey your providers or parents, but thought it seemed overwhelming? This session will show you an easy-to-use tool that helps you get started with basic surveys. You can use online surveys to gather input from providers on their interest in training topics, their satisfaction with services, or even to update their service and cost information in your database. We’ll take a look at this user-friendly online survey tool and share ideas on how to make it work for you.
Learn how to make your advocacy efforts more newsworthy in a rapidly changing media environment, which media targets can best reach your audiences and how to generate coverage in print, radio, TV and online outlets. This session will also highlight strategies for leveraging the coverage you generate.
If your organization is not yet on Twitter, it’s time to join! Twitter 1.0 is a walk-through of how to start up a Twitter account for your organization. Do you still think that a trend is the same thing as a fad? Is ‘tweet’ the sound a bird makes? That will change after we go through the Twitter glossary! You’ll leave this session ready to start up your own account and tweet away!
Do you remember Schoolhouse Rock’s “How a Bill Becomes a Law?” Laws begin as ideas. Join us for a webinar to learn the ins and outs of how our legislative process works. We’ll discuss the process of how a bill becomes a law and answer your questions.