In Atlanta, GA

July 12 – July 15, 2023


NAFCC Celebrates
“The Future Starts with Us”

Welcome to all of our registrants, presenters and sponsors. We are excited to learn, network, and collaborate in Atlanta, Georgia July 12-15, 2023.

We believe in the power of you, and in the power of gathering, collaborating, and meeting in person. This year in keeping with NAFCC tradition, the conference will be offered solely in person.

If you are a current NAFCC member, you will be requested to log in using your membership email and membership portal password information. If you need assistance logging in, please email

Shawn Brown

Opening Keynote Speaker

Shawn Brown

Founder and CEO

Formed in southern California in 1993, Role Model Productions, Inc. began working with inner city at-risk youth. Owner and creative director, Shawn Brown, began designing educational theatrical programs that utilized original dramatic productions to combat teen pregnancy, gang violence, and drug abuse among high school and middle school age students. In 2001 Role Model Productions, Inc. expanded to Georgia and currently operates its headquarters in the city of Johns Creek, Georgia (North Atlanta.)

Role Model Productions grew to become an educational/entertainment company serving the Early Childhood Education Industry with dynamic curriculum enhancement programs. We are a leading provider of live children’s concerts, in-service teacher trainings, television, multi-media programs, online instructional and educational content that make your current school teaching systems better, more interactive, and super fun!

Mr. Shawn Brown, originally from Chicago, now writes and implements unique and entertaining curriculum enhancement programs for childcare centers, elementary grades, and private schools. He uses infectious music for hooking his audience into learning and moving while having “Super Fun.” Mr. Brown and The Super Fun Show team travel to schools and conferences all over the country with his hit live show, “The Super Fun Show.”


Thank you to this year’s sponsors and exhibitors.




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Atlanta Waverly Hotel Lobby

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly
Hotel & Convention Center

Atlanta, Georgia
July 12 – July 15, 2023

A special group rate of $189 per night, plus tax, is available at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Conference Center.
Room reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
Guests may cancel without penalty until May 14, 2023.

A non-refundable one night’s room & tax deposit will be taken on May 15, 2023.
Rooms are subject to availability.


Early Bird

Now – March 31

Full Registration


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April – June 15

Full Registration


Toast to quality tickets


After June 15

Full Registration


Toast to quality tickets


Early Bird

Now – March 31

Full Registration


Toast to quality tickets


April – June 15

Full Registration


Toast to quality tickets


After June 15

Full Registration


Toast to quality tickets

*Full Registration includes:
All in-person main conference sessions at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel Atlanta on July 13 – 15, 2023

  • One (1) Saturday luncheon ticket
  • One (1) Toast to Quality reception ticket

NOTE: Pre-conference workshops offered on July 12 & 13, 2023 are available at an additional cost and require a separate registration. More information is available on this page under “Pre-conference Workshops”.

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference: Accreditation Observer Training

($75 deposit, refundable once attended)

2 Days: Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Requirements to qualify:

  • An NAFCC Member
  • At least 21 years old
  • One year of experience conducting training for adult learners
  • Participated in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related training courses in three of the past five years
  • Able to conduct a minimum of 3 observations per year (compensation provided)
  • Available to travel (up to 100 miles or more if necessary) to conduct observations
  • Able to arrive at the 2023 NAFCC conference on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning and attend both days of the training

Additionally must meet one of the following requirements:

  • High school diploma with a minimum of 10 years experience in Early Childhood Education; or
  • A degreed professional with a minimum of five years experience in the field;
  • Or CDA credentialed with a minimum of five years experience in the field

Pre-Conference: Accreditation Quality Ambassador Training


2 Days: Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Minimum requirements to qualify:

  • An NAFCC Member
  • A High School Diploma
  • At least 21 years old
  • One year of experience conducting training for adult learners
  • Able to arrive at the 2023 NAFCC conference on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning

How to Develop Intermediate and Advanced Trainings

$175 per approved participant

One Day: Wednesday, July 12
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Requirements to qualify:
Please provide a resume that includes evidence of training provided.

Tired of hearing complaints about another beginning level training? Together let’s explore how to develop intermediate (I) and advanced (A) level trainings. Learn how to plan content, methods and engagement strategies that meet the needs of intermediate and advanced learners. During this day-long session enjoy practicing reflection, facilitation, questioning and assessment of learning strategies that will encourage your learners to seek deeper understandings and take responsibility for learning.
Please provide resume that includes evidence of training provided.

Igniting Leadership within NAFCC: Leadership Day & Luncheon

$75 per approved participant

One Day: Wednesday, July 12
11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Minimum requirements to qualify:

Attendees must be approved before enrolling in this pre-conference session. This session is open to conference attendees in the following groups:

  1. NAFCC State Representatives
  2. State or local FCC Association Leaders (staff and board members)
  3. Leaders Shaping Leaders Fellowship Alumni
  4. NAFCC Board Members & Accreditation Council
  5. Emergent Leaders

All leaders in the NAFCC community are invited to an engaging day of learning, networking, and celebration. All sessions will equip participants to apply tools for leading in their community utilizing an equity lens. Lunch will be provided. The first session of the Leadership Day is “Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EI)”, where participants will hone their ability to perceive, interpret, demonstrate, control, evaluate, and use emotions to communicate with and relate to others effectively and constructively. During the second part of the Leadership Day, participants will be able to opt into break-out sessions, including a two Spanish language track:

Breakout Session 1:

  1. Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  2. Descubre Los Ingredientes Claves para ser una Líder Efectiva y Exitosa con su Negocio de Cuidado Infantil en el Hogar

Breakout Session 2:

  1. Starting a FCC association for new leaders
  2. Growing your FCC association with NAFCC
  3. Finding and tapping into your inner leader
  4. Convertirse a un Lider Comunitario

General Schedule

Wednesday July 12th, 2023

Pre-conference sessions are not included in conference registration price.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Keynote Speaker
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Workshop Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Workshop Breakout Sessions
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Workshop Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Leaders Shaping Leaders Gallery Walk
7:00pm-9:00pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Event

Friday, July 14th, 2023

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Workshop Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Reception & Accreditation “Toast to Quality” with light hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, July 15th, 2023

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Workshop Breakout Sessions
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon & Closing Keynote
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions

Travel Resources

Cobb County Travel Resources

Braves Truist Stadium

The Battery

Cumberland Mall Area


NAFCC will be following all required Federal, State and local government agency mandates related to Covid 19 at the time of conference. We will keep you updated as we get closer.

The City of Atlanta has lifted all COVID-19 related mandates and the Hotel does not have any Covid-19 policies in place. However, some local businesses, tours & restaurants within the city may have Covid-19 policies requiring masks, proof of vaccination or negative test result in order to gain access to their facility. Please be sure to check the individual venue’s Covid-19 policies prior to arrival and/or purchasing tickets.

Hotel Arrival

This year’s annual conference is located at:
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Enter the Hotel through the revolving door on Galleria Pkwy, turn right upon entering. Hotel Lobby and Front Desk is on the main street level

Conference Registration at the Hotel

Registration on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will take place upstairs. Take the escalators upstairs and registration will be to your far left.

Dress Code

Business casual is suggested. The Friday Night Reception is cocktail or business attire.

Travel & Hotel Information

Transportation Options
Uber, Lyft and Taxis or private car services are available.
How much does the hotel hold out for incidentals on my credit card per day?
The hotel puts a $50 per night hold on the credit or debit card presented at check-in to cover estimated incidental charges during the guest’s stay. If nothing is charged to the room in the hotel incidental charge will be sent back to the guest 3-5 business days after check out.

Does the hotel accept debit cards?
The hotel accepts debit cards however at check-in the total amount due for the stay (nightly room and tax), and estimated incidentals of $50 per night (if guest does not opt out) will be withdrawn from the guest’s financial institution account at that time. For example, the nightly rate = $189 x 14% tax + $8 occupancy tax = $223.46 x 4 nights = $893.84 taken from guest’s bank account at check-in (plus $50 x 4 nights = $200, if guest would like to charge expenses to their room)

What is in the hotel rooms?
46″ flat-screen TV
Individually-controlled heat and air conditioning
Hair dryer
Room service
Bottled water, for a fee
Coffee maker / tea service
Chair, oversized
Alarm Clock (Sony)
Safe, in room
Outlet with dual voltage adaptors
Desk, writing / work, electrical outlet
Iron and ironing board
Additional Hotel Services (fees may apply):
Dry cleaning service
Complimentary guest wi-fi for Marriott Bonvoy Members
Plug-In High Tech room
Premium movie channels
Radio (Sony)
Complimentary boarding pass printing
Fitness Center
Indoor Pool and Hot tub

Food & Dining

Food service at the Renaissance Waverly:
The hotel has the following dining outlets available:

KoFi: Coffee House
Fuel up for a day of meetings or sightseeing in Atlanta with your favorite coffee beverage or specialty drink at KoFi, our on-site coffee house and café.
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sat-Sun: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

2450: American
During your stay in Atlanta, Georgia, dine in our casual eatery offering a variety of classic American dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM-11:00 AM
Sat-Sun: 6:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tosca Blu: American – Please reach out to our Atlanta hotel directly to inquire about hours and offerings at Tosca Blu, our on-site restaurant and cocktail bar.
Mon-Fri, Sun: 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM-11:00 PM

There are restaurants at The Battery which is near the hotel:

Food Delivery Services are also able to bring your favorite food from the city to the hotel. Some of the delivery services include: DoorDash, Grubhub, and UberEats


Guests staying overnight in the Renaissance Waverly will pay $15 per night for parking. This discount is available at the front desk upon check-in. Day parking for attendees not staying overnight is $15 per day for parking. A parking tag will be given by front desk for overnight guests and given by the attendant outside during arrival hours for day parking.

Conference CEUs

Auburn University will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for conference attendees. All attendees are required to sign-in at each session they attend during the conference.

Continuing Education Units-Conference participants may earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Please note that Continuing Education Units (CEUs) transcript will be available for purchase ($10 for one transcript) within one month after the end date of conference. A link will be emailed to all participants who have signed the sign-in-sheets during the conference sessions.

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