Saturday, January 29, 2022

9am - 12:30pm




Striving For Excellence is Marin Child Care Council's annual conference for early childhood educators and professionals in Marin. The conference enables people who are working with children, directly or indirectly, to obtain training in a professional and relaxed environment.  All are welcome -- licensed family childcare providers, childcare center staff, administrators, informal (non-licensed) caregivers and other interested community members. The participants engage in stimulating learning opportunities and gained knowledge that directly enhances the quality of care provided in their programs.

Educating and involving local communities and leaders, to understand child care issues and to plan effectively to address child care needs that are supportive of all families, is a vital role we play in this community. We are proud to work in partnership with a number of local and statewide organizations and groups on behalf of families and children.

Join us as we present LISA MURPHY


Lisa Murphy, M.Ed., Early Childhood Specialist Founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc.

Lisa Murphy has been involved in early childhood education for over 30 years. She has written
five books, produced numerous training DVDs, serves on many early childhood advisory boards,
is an international speaker and trainer, is co-host of the podcast Child Care Bar and Grill and is
the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc. As an outspoken advocate, Lisa is known for her
commitment to creating child-centered, play-based early childhood environments and her fierce
protection of childhood. In 2013 she received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from
Champlain College, in 2018 she received the Patricia Monighan Nourot Award for Exemplary
Leadership and Play Advocacy from NAEYC’s Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum, and in
2020, her latest book, Lisa Murphy On… Being Child Centered was nominated for “Best in
Education” by Midwest Book Awards. Her seminars have been called humorous, energetic,
content-rich and inspiring. She currently resides in Central Florida.

It's FREE and over Zoom


Session 1:

Being Child Centered

This session provides an in-depth exploration of the 9 points within the framework of Lisa Murphy’s approach to working with children. Via interactive lecture, true-to-life examples, anecdotes and her signature “learning and laughing” style, this workshop presents what it really means to be a hands-on, play-based, child-centered program


Session 2:

10 Little Hot Dogs Fryin' in the What?!?!

Fingerplay songs & chants for transition time, circle time or any time! Join Lisa in a sing-along of classic fingerplays that have withstood the test of time and others that are destined to become future favorites! Leave your inhibitions at home and come ready to sing, play, clap and shout along!