Welcome to the Heroes Conference Registration Process
1. Pay

Click on the payment buttons. You can change quantities within the shopping cart. Use the "continue shopping" choice in the shopping cart to continue adding items to your cart. Please add all the items you want before checking out.

2. Register

Register your attendance here to reserve your classes and have your personalized program, name badge, and meal tickets ready.

Online Registration 1

If you would like to see a printed schedule and registration form, you can go here.

Registration Form 2

Please register online, even if you send a check.
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HOW TO REGISTER

Register for the conference by clicking here. Then come back and click the payment buttons above to add items to your shopping cart.
Check out only after all your items are added to help us save money on transaction fees.
Quantities can be changed within the Shopping Cart.
After you have added an item, hit the back button, the FCCPSD browser tab, or "Continue Shopping" Button.
You can pay with credit card, debit card, or PayPal funds. If you would like to register online and send a check, that's great, too. Send it to FCCPSD, 530 Berry Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702.


Working with young children is not easy. What do you do when children display challenging behavior? What sorts of activities do you do with infants and toddlers, and can you make toys from materials you have at home? What are important things to do with children under the age of 5? The LifeCourse Framework. What is it and how does it help families with children with disabilities?
These and other questions will be addressed during classes offered at the Heroes child care conference April 27–28.  

Knife Skills for Dummies—Chef Lance White, Bros Brothers
Guidance and Behavior

Positive Guidance Techniques—Krystal Trull, CFLE
The Importance of Big Body Play in Early Education—Doniese Wilcox, BS, CFLE
Stress and Anxiety in Children—Christie Lueth, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders—Andrea Boerigter, MA, CCC, SLP
Improving the Behaviors of Strong-Willed Children—Emily Learing, MA, LMFT, RPT
Behaviors That Challenge: Super Hero Play—Kathleen Gilpin, BS.Ed.Child Development

Child Development

Creativity and the Brain—Sarah Roberts, M.Ed.
What's Wrong With Screen Time?—Dr. Scott McKercher, MD
Play Every Day!—Deborah McNelis, M.Ed.

Activities

Nature in the Classroom—Jen Nuncio, SD GFP
Be Your Own Super Hero! DIY Activities for Infants and Toddlers—Jennifer Baumann
Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead—Sarah Roberts, M.Ed.
Play in Your Child Care Setting—Anelis Coscioni

Special Needs

Autism in Early Childhood—Shelby Bergeson
Supporting Families Using the LifeCourse Framework—Brenda Smith and Elaine Roberts
Even Heroes Need to Self-Manage: Tools for Healthcare Successes!—Fran Rice, MSHA, MSLIS

Health and Safety

CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants—Sanford Health
It Takes Attention to Change: The Brain, Behavior and Self Perception—Deborah McNelis, M.Ed.
Keeping Kids Healthy and Happy with Essential Oils—Laura Glanville
Relationships Matter: Helping Children After Trauma, Abuse, Stress, and Neglect—Deborah McNelis, M.Ed.
Recognizing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse/Keeping Kids Safe—Teresa Thie, LSW
Healthy Foods for Children—Nancy Kvamme

Business Side

The Business Side of Family Child Care—Susan Dotson
Teen Helpers: Heroes in Early Childhood—Jessica Castleberry
A Hero's Guide: How to Survive Your Spouse's In-Home Day Care—Jessica Castleberry
Managing the Financial Side—Wendy Simmermon

The event will begin at 8:00 AM Friday with a Keynote address and concludes Saturday afternoon. Sixteen and a half hours of creditable training will be offered over the two days. Participants may come for either, or both days. There will be silent auctions, vendors, and a 50/50 raffle as well.
Heroes is sponsored by Family Child Care Professionals of South Dakota Inc which is a 501c3 organization dedicated to empower family child care providers and achieve high quality care for all South Dakota children.

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HOW TO REGISTER

Register for the conference by clicking here. Then come back and click the payment buttons above to add items to your shopping cart. Check out only after all your items are added to help us save money on transaction fees.

Quantities can be changed within the Shopping Cart.

After you have added an item, hit the back button, the FCCPSD browser tab, or "Continue Shopping" Button.

You can pay with credit card, debit card, or PayPal funds. If you would like to registere online and send a check, that's great, too. Send it to FCCPSD, 530 Berry Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702.

Conference Pricing

Member Rates

1 day $20 | 2 days $40
  • Join FCCPSD for $25

Non-Member Rates

1 day $50 | 2 days $70
  • Friday Evening included

Group of 4 or more

1 day $45 | 2 days $65
  • Each group member

Lunch and Learns

$15 Each
  • CPR is also available for $21
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