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COVID-19: Charting the Course for Child Care Summit

August 07, 2020

Child care plays a key role in support of other essential industries during the COVID-19 crisis. There is no ‘business as usual’ in the face of a pandemic and child care programs are facing the challenge of finding new ways to operate inside of ‘the new normal.’

Join the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, The Business Leadership Institute, Institute for Childhood Preparedness, University of Miami School of Medicine and Early Learning Program owners and directors for a half day summit that is firmly focused on the business of childcare. Owners and directors of diverse child care programs will share their experiences and their strategies. Business, Emergency Management and Mental Health leaders will present workshops that will build on shared knowledge and new best practices.

Panel Presentation:

The COVID-19 pandemic is a “once in a generation” crisis. How will you respond? Join our panel of child care business owners who are building new - solutions driven - business models in the midst of a complex health and economic crisis.


Juanita Walker, owner, Sheyes Academy

Alma Diaz, owner, Diaz Family Child Care Home

Rocio Leiva, owner/director, ABF Learning Center

Su Marti, owner/director, Su’s Creative Corner Preschool

Breakout Presentations:


Budget Planning and Forecasting : Surviving and Thriving in Spite of Covid-19

Presenter: Robyn Perlman

Founder and President

The Business Leadership Institute for Early Learning (BLI)

Mental Health

Risk and Resiliency: Taking Care of You and Your Business

Presenter: Ruby Natale, PhD, PsyD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Director, Division of Community Based Training and Research

University of Miami School of Medicine/Mailman Center for Child Development

Crisis Communication

Emergency Planning and Messaging

Presenter: Andrew Roszak

Executive Director

Institute for Childhood Preparedness

To register for COVID-19: Charting the Course , please click on the link