National Nanny Training Day 2017!
Madtown Nannies will be celebrating National Nanny Training Day to recognize the needs of young children and to raise awareness of the positive correlation between nanny training and quality care. This national initiative is part of Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC is an early childhood education association of almost 90,000 members and a network of more than 300 local, state, and regional affiliates.
On Saturday, April 29th, 2017 over 2,000 nannies in more than 40 cities across the world will gather in their local communities at training events designed to meet their unique needs. Madtown Nannies is proud to be the local sponsor for the Madison area event.
While professional development is required in other childcare settings, the informal nature of nanny care often leads parents and caregivers to believe that ongoing training isn’t necessary for nannies. However, early childhood researchers such as Dr. Laura Berk, retired Professor at Illinois State University Psychology Department, tell us a different story. Her research shows that child care providers become skilled professionals when hands-on childcare experience is combined with training and education.
In addition, Sue Downey, owner of Nannypalooza.com, says, “Many nannies are drawn to this work because they have natural skills. But when you combine those natural instincts with a solid knowledge of child development you will directly increase the quality of care for children. And top notch care is what every child needs and deserves.”
The Madison event will offer sessions on various childcare and professional development topics and is open to nannies throughout the community. This event will also offer caregivers the opportunity to network, share resources and be appreciated for the important work they do.
Madtown Nannies is excited to offer the amazing nannies in our group and community training tailored to the private home environment. Working as a nanny is different than working in any other kind of childcare job. These trainings will tackle some of its unique challenges and celebrate its unique rewards.
National Nanny Training Day is a national initiative coordinated by Nannypalooza.com, a site dedicated to nanny professional development. It is the home of the Nannypalooza conference, a 2 day training event for nannies held in the Fall. For more information please visit www.nannypalooza.com.
Madtown Nannies - A Little Bit About Us!
Founded: September 2012
Type of Organization: Grass Roots Support Group
Who We Serve: Madison Area Nannies
Events We Offer: Social, Educational, Service
Support We Offer: Wellness, Networking, Mentoring, Job Search, Career Growth
Current Membership: 50+ Nannies
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