Out of concern for the safety and health of providers, presenters, vendors and the families they serve, Renew Conference has been moved to Spring of 2022, in Huron with Richard Cohen. Please save the date! We hope to RENEW with you then! We'll have information soon about our Wonder Conference, scheduled for April 30–May 1, 2021 in Chamberlain.

We are South Dakota's statewide volunteer association of family child care providers and group home providers whose mission is to empower family child care professionals and achieve high quality care for all South Dakota children.


2022 Renew Conference with Richard Cohen

We are going to Renew our RENEW Conference in 2022!

We regret to postpone our conference, but you all understand the circumstances. We hope you are continuing to stay well. We thank the organizers and presenters who put so much time and effort into planning Renew. We look forward to renewing the conference, and YOU in 2022. Alinda Wiarda is graciously remaining Conference Chair of this highly anticipated and still-coming conference.

We look forward to our next conference, Wonder, with our inestimable Susan Dotson as Conference Chair. Plan to join us with Peter Gray as our Keynote Speaker.


We invite you to WONDER in 2021

Arrowhead Resort at Cedar Shore

April 30–May 1

with Peter Gray

Save the Date!




Renew Conference is the amazing annual event for child care professionals, educators, and parents of young children. Focused on child development, activities, infant toddler needs, media, marketing, entrepreneurship, tech, social impact, leadership and more, Renew is two days of impactful speakers, actionable programming, and interactive activities.line


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General Admission Tickets

Registration will begin January 27.

The first 100 paid registrants will receive a FREE GIFT!


General Admission Includes

Richard Cohen's Friday and Saturday morning Keynotes, Friday Evening Keynote, and Friday Lunch and Learn

1 or 2 full days of classes with essential training for those in the child care industry

Lunch, included in the conference fee.

Conference Essentials Kit including a program with space for notes.


 VIP Tickets

All General Admission features PLUS:

Personalized Table Tent to Reserve Seating in the Ballroom

$15 Insider Vendor Gift Card

$20 Insider Silent Auction Gift Card to be used when you win a Silent Auction bid. (No cash value.)

Insider Gift Basket with exclusive goodies from our partners

Insider Exclusive Friday Evening Banquet with Richard Cohen

FCCPSD 2020 membership dues paid (If you paid dues in early 2020, you will receive a $25 refund on your VIP ticket.)

FCCPSD Member Newsletter subscription

Access to the FCCPSD closed Face Book Group

5% off Lakeshore purchases and Free Shipping on orders > $100

Member recognition ribbon

As a VIP, your chance to be the winner of one of the following drawings is 1 in 10!

A chance to win a free conference admission for Conference 2021

A chance to win a Kitchen-Themed Gift Basket

A chance to win an Education-Themed Gift Basket




CPR will be offered Friday afternoon for an additional $31.






Crossroads Hotel and Huron Event Center

100 4th St SW, Huron, SD 57350

Reservations 800-876-5858
Oops! The number on the postcard is incorrect! Call 800-876-5858, mention FCCPSD (Family Child Care Professionals of South Dakota, Inc.) to receive our group rate of $80.99 per room, excluding tax, before April 24.


Free WiFi High Speed Internet
Free Continental Breakfast
100 percent Smoke Free Hotel
Indoor Pool and Spa
Event Center with 23,000 square feet
Cable TV with Extended Channels
Individual Air Conditioning and Heating units
Hair Dryer
Coffee Maker
Pet Friendly Hotel $15 per night or $30 for stay
Flat Screen TV




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The conference is open to the public.

15.5 state-creditable training hours are offered.

There will be a keynote presentation by Richard Cohen Friday and Saturday morning. He will present Friday evening and again at Friday's Lunch and Learn.

The lunch format is a lunch with a presentation, a "Lunch and Learn." These are included in the conference ticket price. The lunch presentations are being reduced to one hour so we have time to RENEW friendships during the remainder of the lunch period.

Four (4) breakout sessions will run concurrently.

There are only 30 Insider tickets available. Paid registrations secure your ticket. When the PayPal button vanishes, all tickets have been sold. Get your ticket early to reserve your spot! VIP Ticket deadline is April 20.

Single-day or Two-day tickets are available.  Tickets purchased after April 20 will not receive personalized programs or name badges. Programs are not guaranteed. Meals will not be provided for ticket holders after May 1.

Tickets are refundable until April15 less a $15 administration fee. After that they are transferable until April 20.

Renew will be held on Friday, May 8 through Saturday, May 9 at the Huron Event Center, Registration opens at 7 AM and programming runs from 7:45 AM through 5:30 PM on Friday and 7:30 AM through 5:30 PM on Saturday. The Friday evening session runs from 7 PM to approximately 8:30 PM.

Breakfast is complimentary through the Crossroads Hotel, if you are a registered guest of the hotel. Lunch will be provided for each attendee. An FCCPSD Insider Banquet will be held 5:45–6:45 PM. Seating is limited to those holding Insider tickets.

Speakers and schedules will be announced January 17.

All attendees are invited to watch each keynote address. Please note the best seats for the keynote presentation are reserved for those holding FCCPSD Insider Tickets.

Members of the media can apply to receive a complimentary Press Pass to attend Renew and cover it for their outlet. To apply for a Press Pass, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Space is limited.

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how your brand can be a part of Renew this year!



We are South Dakota's statewide volunteer association of family child care providers and group home providers whose mission is to empower family child care professionals and achieve high quality care for all South Dakota children.

If you care for children in your home who are unrelated to you, you are a family child care provider. This is an association of people who are doing what you do, every day. We support new providers who are looking for ideas and offer avenues for experienced providers to share their tips and help pave the path to professionalism.


We invite you to step onto the path of lifelong learning and continual growth by using this website to gain information you need to help you and encourage you to join our association. By joining FCCPSD, you are becoming a part of an innovative team of professionals whose goals include providing educational and networking opportunities for the people who work hard to provide quality care to children in South Dakota. Dues and Fees have been set to $25 annually. You can register after paying for your membership here.

Resource partners

We wish to form strong relationships with individuals and other organizations who care about children in South Dakota. We welcome parents, child care professionals in other settings, former providers and all others interested in the activities, programs and goals of FCCPSD to join as resource partners of our organization.
FCCPSD is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. It also is recognized as a professional organization by South Dakota Pathways to Professional Development.
We welcome all to attend the 2020 Renew Conference in Huron, May 8–9, 2020.