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UnConference: The Business of Child Care

  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit 475 East Waterfront Drive Homestead, PA, 15120 United States (map)

Child care centers provide care, love, and social-emotional growth for young children. The benefits are invaluable to both the children and families. But, there is a real cost and reality to managing a center, whether the child care is a family, center based, or relative center. Our partners at Trying Together are hosting an UnConference that dives into the business fundamentals of a successful child care business, from marketing and human resources to day-to-day accountability and business planning.

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Sponsored by PNC Grow Up Great and ELRC Region 5, please join Trying Together on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for UnConference: The Business of Child Care at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Keynote Rona Nesbit, CFO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will share the benefits of shared services and how the award-winning Cultural District shared services model has provided growth, benefits, and smart business insights to downtown-based performing arts organizations. Following the keynote, Rachelle Duffy of Trying Together moderates a panel discussion and audience “Q&A” on how shared services can and does work for child care centers. Attendees will then engage in two workshops, featuring presenters from Trying Together, PNC Financial Services, Shared Source PA and more. Lunch is included and 5.5 hours of professional development credit will be offered.

UnConference: The Business of Child Care

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit

475 East Waterfront Drive

Homestead, PA 15120

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Register now to reserve your space! When the workshops are finalized, participants will receive an email to select preferred workshops. While Trying Together will do its best to place participants in requested workshop, this is not guaranteed. There is limited space in each workshop and workshop placement is based on the date of your registration, so early registration is recommended.

Please register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. For groups of more than six people, there is a 10% discount. Please email Yu-Ling at for more information.

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