The Summer Sizzler…Sizzlin’ Once Again!

August 29, 2012

The 2012 Summer Sizzler was a huge success!

Nearly 450 early childhood professionals attended the 9th Annual Summer Sizzler Training Conference on Saturday, August 25, 2012.  

The sellout event provided a fantastic opportunity for early childhood professionals to earn state mandated training hours

Topics ranged from science in the classroom to recognizing signs of abuse and neglect. Four track options were available for participants to choose from: Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Administrative, and General/All Ages.

Keynote speaker, Allan Johnson, kept listeners laughing with his hilarious anecdotes and conveyed the impact teachers had on him as a young child. He offered advice for caregivers dealing with at-risk children and reminders that the smallest bit of encouragement can propel students into a successful future. During the session, listeners were out of their chairs dancing and interacting. There was never a dull moment!

We were able to offer this conference at an affordable rate to attendees thanks to the support of our sponsors. Without their continued support, many child care professionals could not afford to attend this training. In addition, we were thrilled that John Hooser, from The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation, was able to join us for the day!

(Mehr Cox, CCG Vice President of Marketing and Community Outreach, John Hooser, The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation, and Tori Mannes, CCG President and CEO)


To view event photos, click here.
For more information on our ongoing training, click here.

Summer Sizzler: Online Registration Open!

July 11, 2012

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Summer Sizzler Provider Conference, brought to you by ChildCareGroup. Providers who attend all sessions will acquire 7 training hours. Click “Register Now” below and reserve your spot today! For detailed conference information, click HERE.

Saturday, August 25, 2012
World Trade Center
2050 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:15 p.m. 

Early Bird Registration: $40 *SAVE $5* (online only)
Regular Registration: $45
(includes breakfast, lunch and 7 training hours)



Early bird registration is available online only Wednesday, July 11, through Friday, July 27, 2012. After July 27, regular registrations will be accepted via: mail, online or may be dropped off at ChildCareGroup’s main office. Please note: payment must be received at time of registration, and we are not able to accept payments in cash.

Questions? Please contact Cecelia Carriere, or 214-905-3543.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

A Sizzlin’ Event

August 29, 2011

More than 400 child care professionals from the Dallas area attended the 8th Annual Summer Sizzler on Saturday, August 27. This training conference for child care professionals covered the latest hot topics in early childhood education. 

Here at ChildCareGroup, we were (once again) excited about the opportunity to train professionals and improve early childhood education in our community!

Keynote speaker LaDonna Gatlin entertained the crowd with songs and hilarious stories of her experience raising children, and more importantly, expressed the profound impact caregivers have in children’s lives.

A fantastic group of speakers presented topics including health and fitness in the classroom, early childhood education, curriculum planning, advocacy, legal and business advice and many more.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Kimberly-Clark, the conference was offered at an affordable rate to child care providers in North Texas, relieving the financial burden from many individuals who could not attend otherwise. Without the continued support of Kimberly-Clark, this event would not be possible. Thank you!

View Event Photos: HERE
Sign Up to Receive 2012 Event Info: HERE
View the ChildCareGroup Training Page: HERE