Child Care Aware® of America 2017 Leadership Institute

Child Care Aware® of America’s 2017 Leadership Institute
Growing Momentum toward Breakthrough Solutions

Kansas City, Missouri

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Friday, October 13, 2017


Join us for the 2017 Child Care Aware® of America Leadership Institute in Kansas City, Missouri on October 11-13, 2017.

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2017 Leadership Institute Digital Program

About Leadership Institute

The Child Care Aware® of America Leadership Institute, formerly known as SNLI/MCLI, was created to enhance the future of the child care industry by developing the skills of current and future leaders in the industry.

Reasons to Attend

This October, CCAoA will bring together more than 120 prominent child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agency state and local leaders from across the nation. These leaders, who are all immersed in the front line work of engaging families, supporting child care professionals, and leveraging investments within communities, will come together for stimulating, interactive, and transformational dialogue.

The CCAoA Leadership Institute framework promises to generate productive debate about trending public policies, encourage networking around promising strategies, and lead the creation of innovative tools and initiatives to tackle the issues—big and small—facing the future of child care and early learning.

Who Should Attend

The Leadership Institute is particularly relevant to:

  • State network and membership council representatives
  • State network and government directors
  • Staff charged with advancing CCR&R service delivery/CCDBG implementation and policy
  • Local CCR&R directors and managers
  • Future system leaders within your state


Make plans to join us, October 11 – 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri as leaders who serve our nation’s youngest learners gather to engage in dialogue about critical issues facing our industry today. The Leadership Institute will stimulate innovative solutions that will frame our collective vision for the future.

Note: CCAoA members should sign in to their membership account prior to registering for the conference in order to receive the member-only rate. Not a member but interested in receiving the member rate? Join today!

Registration Rates Regular Rate
(Ends October 2)
Member $449 $499
Non-member $499 $549


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Conference Hotel


Child Care Aware® of America’s 2017 Leadership Institute will be held at The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.

The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Please note that the hotel room block is sold out, and rooms at the special conference rate are no longer available. Guests can visit The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza website or call the hotel at 866.856.9717 to inquire about a room.

Address Parking
The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Global Reservations Center: 1-866-856-9717

Hotel parking fees are as follows and are subject to change without notice:

Self-Parking: Temporary complimentary overnight $18
Valet Parking: Temporary $12, Overnight $22
Bus Parking: Per day $75

Questions? If you have questions or need additional assistance with registration, please contact Marlana Kelly via email or phone 703-341-4115.


Sponsorship Opportunities

You are invited to take advantage of this bi-annual event to support the field of child care and early learning while you promote your company or products at our Leadership Institute– there are various sponsorship levels to fit every budget and need.

Sponsorship opportunities deadline has passed.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Questions about sponsorship? Contact Jennifer Park at or (571) 303-2305.

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