More virtual workshops featuring shorter online sessions!
We will be "chunking" the content of our 3-hour workshops into shorter, 1-hour sessions, held over 3 days during naptime hours.
HoCo MSCCA meeting schedule
We will start the year with VIRTUAL chapter meetings. Joan will be sending reminders and a link to join the monthly virtual meetings. Our chapter meetings are open to ALL programs in Howard County. While we would love to have you become a member of our chapter and the state Association, membership is not required to attend our meetings.
We look forward to seeing you!!
All meetings are on Wednesday afternoons from 1 PM - 3 PM unless otherwise notes.
September 16, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 16, 2020
January 27, 2021
February 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
April 28, 2021
May 19, 2021
Conference by the Sea
As a chapter, we are donating a basket as a raffle prize for the CBTS. In the past, we've collected donations around theme, like movie night, or Italian night. This year, we're doing egift cards.
Randi is collecting cash donations and will put them towards egifts cards to be sent directly to the winner after the conference. If you are able to donate, any amount, please email Randi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out no later than September 11.
MSCCA Town Hall
Join MSCCA and Attorneys from Gorman and Williams for a Town Hall Meeting on September 10, 2020.
MSCCA is here to support you. Join Us for A Virtual Town Hall Meeting. Attorney Michael Naccarato and Attorney Ashley L. Ensor from Gorman & Williams will host a legal Town Hall meeting. Topics to include Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employment/unemployment, furloughs, PPP loans, etc.
For more information and register, see this flyer.
Upcoming events for MSCCA, local and state
MSCCA Virtual Conference by the Sea
MSCCA extending the deadline to register for our now safe, virtual statewide Conference through September 9th! One more week to register. If you are already registered we have lots going on!
We want you to join us for our Virtual Conference by the Sea which you can do from the comfort and safety of your own home! We know we have all spent a lot of time online lately and might be a little tired of it, but we are working hard to bring the fun, engagement and learning of our in person conference to a virtual platform. You can use your phone, tablet or laptop and head outside, chill on the couch with your dog or cat, wear your PJs, workout on your treadmill, wherever and however you want, you can be a part of our conference. Still not convinced? As if 2 PAU’s, 18 COK hours and CEU’s weren’t enough incentive, we have more great incentives to register or stay registered!
Refer A Friend – Valid August 26 – September 9
1. Refer a friend to the 2020 Conference by the Sea and be entered to win a gift card for $75.
2. Referrals will receive $25 off registration. Referrals must use discount code “referafriend” and must include the name, phone number and email address of the referral person for all parties to be eligible.
Paid and Stayed
1. If you registered between December 30, 2019 and March 11, 2020 and paid for your registration via credit card, check, or voucher/reimbursement and stayed registered, you will be eligible to win a gift card.
2. If you haven’t paid for your registration yet you can pay with your credit card and then apply for a training reimbursement after the conference. You will be entered to win a gift card as long as your registration was between 12-30-19 and 03-11-20 and you did not request a cancellation.
Important Reminders and Information:
Don’t forget, if you have to work on Friday, Sept. 25th or have children at home distance learning, no problem. You don’t have to sacrifice COK approved training hours. MSCCA Friday sessions will be prerecorded so you can watch them in the evening or at least by Sunday, Sept. 27th to participate in a live Q&A on Sunday between 1:00 and 1:30 pm and still get your credits! We want to meet the needs of child care community and know we want to make this as easy to participate as possible.
Register by September 9th! Register Here!
Price is $295.00 for members for up to 18 hours of training at only about $14.00 per training hour from some of the very best trainers! Click to Become A Member today as we are prorating dues this time of year! Fee is $375.00 for non members.
Training Vouchers and Reimbursements:
All are welcome! If you received an approved training voucher for the MSCCA Conference by the Sea from MSDE, please sign and date in blue ink and email scan in color or take a clear, full picture of the approved voucher with your signature in blue ink and email to email@example.com and we will complete your payment for conference. If you have not registered yet and have your approved voucher, don’t delay! Follow the above instructions and go to mscca.org to register for your sessions! You have until Sept. 9th.
Additionally and importantly:
You can use your training reimbursement voucher to get a full refund if you are participating in the MSDE Credentialing program at level 2 or higher! – Training Reimbursement Link. You submit your MSCCA certificate of training with the receipt of registration payment to MSDE with this application for reimbursement. You can do it immediately and receive funds back quickly from MSDE. You have 180 days to submit for a refund!
Nervous about virtual conference training? Don’t be…our platform is professionally streamed and produced on a secure and simple app form Crowd Compass. Registrants will be instructed to download the app and then given directions to log in and we will also provide all sessions within this platform. We also have games, push notifications and hosts to help you and will bring you updates each day. Check out our Conference Information Page for a sneak peek inside the virtual conference platform to see just how easy it is!
MSCCA will also bring you plenty of conference raffle prizes! You can win even virtually!
Family Engagement on Friday Night, Sept. 25th!
Make sure you sign up for Paint and Sip on Friday night! Hear from our Paint and Sip team first hand. The whole family can join in. Only $25.00 and we will deliver the materials to our chapter locations for you to pick up safely by September 15th. We have chapters across the state in Anne Arundel, Howard, Baltimore County and Baltimore City, Frederick, Prince George’s, Montgomery and Washington County to make it easy for you to safely pick up your pallet and paints!
If you are already registered you can add your son, your cousin, your grandmom and find out who is the hidden family artist. Register here and pay by September 9th.
We have yoga and a dance party too!
You have plenty of breaks built in the conference and can relax from home and participate in this staewide conference safely with lots of hours for continued training, credentialing and CEU’s.