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Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance
November 14th & 15th, 2014
Holiday Inn Harrisburg,
604 Station Road
Grantville, PA 17028 Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance
MISSION: To guide, champion, and represent out-of-school-time professionals
VISION: Out-of-School-Time is an important pillar in youth development in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s School-Age Professionals
are recognized, valued, respected and appreciated.
Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance, we invite you to our 2014 Annual Statewide
Conference. This year’s theme is: “Out-of-School-Time STEM—Building Skills for the Future”
Join us for an inspiring two days of professional development, learning, fun, and networking. Remember, the
school-age quilt is made up of many pieces and it takes everyone to piece it all together!
Friday only
By October 5th $100
After October 5th
Saturday only
By October 5th $100
After October 5th
Both days
By October 5th $190
After October 5th
DPW & Professional Development
Hours- PDE Approved
8 hours includes evening
Networking Reception
6 hours
Act 48 available
Act 48 must be requested when
registrating on the day of the
conference. An Act 48 form will be
provide to you at no cost.
PENN SACCA Board of Directors
Sharon Schweninger (Pittsburgh)
Wendy Roush (Lancaster)
Claudia Hunold (Williamsport)
Lauren Haag (State College)
Connie Morak (Ardsley)
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Session 1
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Session 2
1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Evening Reception
6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Session 3
Reception- Join your colleagues for a fun filled evening
of games and activities hosted by Thomasine
Washington, Claudia Hunold & Shasta Wagner, “What
Just Happened? Outrageously Fun STEM!”
Co-Chair Elect
Valerie Clark (Bensalem)
Kacy Conley (Camp Hill)
Mary Clare Hopkins (Scranton)
Patricia Hunter (Easton)
Joyce Lang (Bethleham)
Lillian McCuen (Willow Grove)
Jim McPartlin (Ambler)
Janice Miller (Ephrata)
Jan Sapotichne (Pittsburgh)
Lucy Stauffer (Lancaster)
Shasta Wagner (Ebensburg)
Thomasine Washington (Narberth)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
6:45 am - 7:45 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Session 4
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 5
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
PENN SACCA Annual Meeting
Presentation of Spencer Scholarship
Basket Raffle
Quilt Raffle
Session 6
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
David L. Spencer
Conference Scholarship
David Spencer was our friend and colleague on the
PENN SACCA Board. A tremendous school-age advocate
was lost when David passed away unexpectedly in 1997.
To honor his spirit and legacy, the
Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance created the
David L. Spencer Conference Scholarship.
Each year PENN SACCA raffles a quilt to highlight our logo,
the SACC Quilt.
The scholarship honors a school-age professional whose
contributions to the betterment of the lives of school-age
children exemplifies the energy, dedication,
and professional standards of David L. Spencer.
In addition, we will raffle off a variety of theme baskets which
are sure to delight! Past baskets have included: Relaxation,
Gardening, Movie Night, Teacher’s Delight, and Kid’s Crafts.
The scholarship covers the cost of mileage,
one night’s lodging, and conference fee.
Please join us for this fun event!
The raffled items will be awarded during Saturday’s luncheon
Download an application online at
Application is due by October 14th. Applicants will be
notified by October 21st.
Applicant must be a PENN SACCA Member who has
registered for the conference
For further information about the conference scholarship
contact Sharon Schweninger at [email protected]
Space will be available for SACC Programs to
share brochures, activity ideas, or other information
you think would be of interest to your fellow
school-age professionals.
Hotel Amenities:
Exit 80, I-81
604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028
717- 469-0661
We are pleased to offer conference attendees a
special group rate of $107.00 per room per night,
plus 6% Occupancy and 5% County Tax.
Mention Code: PENN SACCA
TV and Remote
Complimentary bath amenities
Indoor/Outdoor Pool
Fitness Center
Complimentary High Speed Internet
Dataport Connection
Voicemail messaging system
Complimentary Business Center
Express/Rapid Check-Out
Coin Operated Guest Laundry
Gift Shop
Complimentary Parking
Cocktail Lounge
Availability and rates not guaranteed after
October 14, 2014
From New York/ New Jersey
Take the George Washington Bridge to I-80 West, take 287 South to I-78 West to I-81 South, Hershey Exit 80.
From Philadelphia
Take PA Turnpike 76 West, get off at Exit 247, take I-283 North to I-83 North to I-81 North, Hershey Exit 80.
From Baltimore/Washington
Take I-83 North to I-81 North. Hotel is located just off I-81, Hershey Exit 80.
From Pittsburgh
Take PA Turnpike 76, get off at Exit 226, follow signs to I-81 North, take I-81 North. Hotel
is located just off I-81, Hershey Exit 80.
For more information go to
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshops
Workshop #1
Leading Your Program on a Cultural Competence Journey
D3.3C1 Cultural competence is a process and a journey. It takes time and a lot of soul searching. As our world grows
increasingly culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD), learn what directors can do to promote cultural competence
and create a plan for leading your program toward cultural competence. Presented by Joyce Lang, Project Manager,
Northampton Community College
Workshop #2
Keystone STARS: Forms that help Document What You Do
D8.16C2 Keystone STARS requires us to document the ways we integrate quality into our programs. This workshop will
suggest ways to do this and share specific forms that meet these needs. Participants will be invited to discuss which
standards are most difficult to document, and we will try to find solutions for those problems. Presented by Nancy Schall,
Executive Director, Enrichment Workshop for Children, Inc.
Workshop #3
School Age Program Crash Course for ECE Directors
K8.1C2 Early Childhood and School Age programs are both about caring for children, but there are many differences!
Whether you are thinking of adding a School Age component to your existing program, or don't know what to do with one
you inherited, come learn the most important things to know about SACC and meeting the unique needs of school age
children. Presented by Lorrie Hall, School Age Specialist, South Central Regional Key
Friday 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm Workshops
Workshop #4
Research-based Approaches for Leadership and Accountability:
Building Inspiration and Motivation to Effectively Achieve
Organizational Results
D6.9C2 Accountability is a process that is essential for organizational performance. Did you know that accountability is a
personal choice and that you can identify behaviors that are, and are not accountable? Learn how to use research-based
leadership practices to support a culture of accountability in your program. Discover the importance of clearly defined
results and learn what you can do to get the results you want.
Presented by Joyce Lang, Project Manager, Northampton Community College
Workshop #5
Welcoming LGBT Families
K3.1C2 As diverse families become more visible in our communities, many are unprepared with how to support the wellbeing of these children and their families. This workshop will provide information about how organizations can demonstrate
that they welcome diverse families and provide opportunities to assess beliefs and practices. Presented by Cara Akright,
Youth Development Program Coordinator, Center for Schools and Communities
Workshop #6
Accelerate into STEM
K2.9C2 Dr. Black will present an overview of Project Accelerate and PA STEM Programs including a summary of the
successes and challenges of the programs. She will conduct a hands-on activity summarizing the planning and
implementation steps for leading a STEM activity. Dr. Black will also share a variety of web sites, data bases and other
resources that are a must for the true STEM enthusiast who wishes to link out-of-school and school STEM Programs. She
will also discuss linkages for career planning. Presented by Dr. Winnie Black, Project Accelerate Coordinator, PSAYDN
Friday Evening Reception 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Workshop #7
What Just Happened? Outrageously Fun STEM!
K2.9C2 Don’t miss this fun event hosted by PENN SACCA board members. Participants will engage in fun, hands-on
STEM activities. Participants will take home fantastic ideas that they will want to share with their programs! Come for fun
and refreshments. Presented by Thomasine Washington, Claudia Hunold, and Shasta Wagner
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 am Workshops
Workshop #8
Experiences from the Field with ASQ (After School Quality: The
Process of Program Improvement) as a Part of CQI
K8 C1 91 This workshop will introduce you to the ASQ process and how it is currently being used in our state
for CQI. A panel of TA consultants and providers will be sharing their stories about the process and be
available for questions. Presented by Betsy O. Saatman, ERS Assessor and the ASQ panel Workshop #9
Doing STEM is Easy, Fun, And Natural
K2.9C2 Just thinking about teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can be overwhelming
if you don't feel knowledgeable in these areas. Come learn new ways to think about STEM and to easily
incorporate it, without spending lots of money on materials or time on planning. Presented by Lorrie Hall, School
Age Specialist, South Central Regional Key
Workshop #10
Getting Students Excited About Science
K2.9C2 Ten fun filled, low cost, hands-on Science activities. This training will help participants facilitate hands-
on science-based activities for students K-6. Participants will take an in-depth look at strategies to support
program quality in OST programs serving elementary and middle school grade youth in the science
curriculum. Presented by Anthony Singleton, Executive Director, Amy Foster, Facilitator; Educators 4 Education
Workshop #11
Time Line Digs
K2.9C2 Archeologists and paleontologists dig to find ancient bones and artifacts. In Time Line Digs, children
will excavate and discover shark teeth, trilobites, arrowheads, and more. They will chart their finds on a time
line. You will get to experience this and plan how to make this wonderful experience available for your
children! Presented by Nancy Schall, Executive Director, Enrichment Workshop for Children, Inc.
Saturday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm Workshops
Workshop #12
Making Connections: Family Engagement in Afterschool and Outof-School Time
K3.6C2 How can parents collaborate with school age child care providers? This session will assess the needs
of today’s busy families and discover helpful strategies for families and school age child care programs to work
together to help children succeed. Presented by Caroline Allen, Coordinator, PSAYDN
Workshop #13
Building STEM Learning: STEM Facilitation Skills that Click!
K2.12.C2 Penn State Better Kid Care's online Clikc2Science modules, with best-practice videos and
interactive exercises, are a great way to learn how to facilitate exciting STEM experiences in your SACC
program and earn professional development credits! Embrace active learning and try some STEM activities
that will spark interest in your school-agers! Presented by Roxie Nestlerode, On Demand Coordinator, Penn
State Better Kid Care
Saturday 10:15 - 12:15 pm Workshops
Workshop #14
Ideas, Ideas and Even More Ideas for Your School Age Classroom
K2.11.C2 Daily, interactive and age appropriate activities are an important, central part of after school programming. As a
busy professional, it can be difficult to find the time to search out new ideas for your school age classroom. With this in mind,
join us in this fun workshop where we will play, create, and explore new ideas to support and enhance learning. Presented
by Penny Lang, SAC Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh Offifice of Child Development.
Workshop #15
Children Grieve Too
K3.5C2 Children experience loss in many ways--death of a pet, family member or friend, divorce, move to a new
area. Learn the different stages of grief and strategies for coping with them. Presented by Mary E. Lykens,
Professional Development Instructor
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Annual Meeting
Spencer Scholarship
Basket Raffle
Quilt Raffle
Event Sponsors
Help Us Make A SAC Quilt!
Northwest Key
Every conference participant will receive a card stock blank
“quilt square” in their Conference Packet.
Southwest Key
South Central Key
Northeast Key
PA Key
During the conference, stop by the Quilting Station and
create your own, unique contribution to our SAC Quilt
Project from as assortment of everyday arts ‘n craft
Saturday 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm Workshops
Workshop #16
Before the Bullying: An A.F.T.E.R. School Program Promoting Social &
Emotional Responsibility through Music and Video
K2.10C1 "A musical solution to bullying." Attendees in this session will learn how to use songs, video and
activities to promote Acceptance, Friendship, Teamwork, Empathy and Responsibility…all the pro-social skills
that help prevent bullying in the classroom and A.F.T.E.R. School. Presented by David Kisor, Creative Director
and Specialty Trainer, GROWING SOUND
Workshop #17
Sizzling Science
K2.9C2 Using knowledge of STEAM content areas, we will explore ways to provide high quality science
experiences in an after school environment. Come join in the fun and participate in hands on inquiry learning.
Presented by Patricia Hess, Professional Development Manager, MELC Professional Development Dimensions
Workshop #18
Brown Kids, Brown Kids, What do You See? Not Many Outdoors
(or in STEM) Look Like Me!
K2.12C2 Identify statistically relevant information as to why children-of-color are less likely to participate in
outdoor recreation/nature-based activities, which possibly links to the low numbers of those in STEM. Discover
resources to support schools and families to get more involved, and utilize these resources to develop
classroom or out-of-school time activities. Presented by Tarsha Scovens, Founder and Director of
Programming, Let’s Go Outdoors
Workshop #19
Engineering Activities in Out-of-School Time
Through engineering activities, participants will discover the Engineering Design Process. Together
we will explore, design, create, try things out, and make them better. Understanding these concepts will help
practitioners capitalize on kids’ interests, assure better learning outcomes and make connections to the real
world. Presented by Claudia Hunold, STARS Manager, Northeast Regional Key
Register Online at
Mail registration and payment to:
Cambria County Child Development
PENN SACCA Conference
Attention: Shasta Wagner
300 Prave Street, Suite 101
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Contact: Shasta Wagner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 814-472-6341 Ext: 15
Early Bird Registration must be received by October 5, 2014
Conference Registration Deadline: October 26, 2014
Note: Refunds must be requested in writing by 10/26/14 and are subject to a $35 processing fee for
each individual refund.
2014 Statewide Conference Registration Form
November 14 & 15, 2014 ■ Holiday Inn Harrisburg, Grantville, PA
Work Phone
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PENN SACCA Membership #
# Children Served: ____
Other Regional Key:
OST Involvement…indicate involvement or completion of any of the following:
Director’s Credential
Afterschool Champions
Afterschool Ambassadors
30 Under 30
STAR #____
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Registration Fees Enclosed for This Registrant (includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials)
Received by October 5th
Day(s) Attending
Friday (11/14/14) only
Saturday (11/15/14) only
Both Days
Regular Price
After October 5th
Not sure if you are a current member? Contact
Connie Morak at [email protected] Friday (11/14/14) only
Saturday (11/15/14) only
Both Days
Workshop Registration – indicate your 1st and 2nd choice for both AM and PM sessions by checking appropriate box
Friday AM Session
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leading Your Program on a Cultural
Competence Journey
Keystone STARS: Forms that help
Document What You Do
School Age Program Crash Course
Workshop # 7:
Friday PM Session
1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Research-based Approaches for
Leadership and Accountability
Welcoming LGBT Families
Accelerate into STEM
I will be attending the Friday Evening Session & Reception
Saturday AM Session
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Experiences From the Field with
ASQ as Part of CQI
Doing STEM is Easy, Fun, & Natural
Getting Students Excited About
Time Line Digs
Saturday AM Session
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Making Connections: Family
Engagement in OST
Building STEM Learning: STEM
Facilitation Skills that Click!
Ideas for Your School Age
Children Grieve Too
Saturday PM Session
1:45 pm – 3:45 am
Before the Bullying: Promoting Social
& Emotional Responsibility through
Music and Video
Sizzling Science
Brown Kids…Not Many Outdoors
(or in STEM) Look Like Me!
Engineering Activities in OST
You can also register online @
Mail registration and payment to:
Cambria County Child Development
PENN SACCA Conference
Attention: Shasta Wagner
300 Prave Street, Suite 101
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 814-472-6341 Ext: 15