2024 Conference


Tamara Gardner

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Tamara Gardner is a career nanny with twelve year plus of experience, working with children from the newborn stage through the teen years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Towson University. Tamara has developed through her career with youth and families, introducing and engaging them to stimulating, and educationally based activities for all in childcare.  As a nanny, Tamara has worked with youth in the capacity of Multiple Sibling Care, Nanny Shares, Special Event, and more. In addition to nannying, her professional childcare experience also includes her work as an After School Program Director, Child Watch Area Coordinator, and Summer Camp Leadership.

Unplugged Guardians: Navigating Screen-Free Care for Kids

Screens are everywhere. This table will explore ways to captivate children’s imaginations and foster meaningful interactions without the use of screens. Come with your questions and your ideas on how to engage children of all ages.


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Jennifer Farlow

Charlotte Terrell

Cindy Wilkinson

Rachael Lubin

Denise Collins

Tiffany French

Tamara Gardner

Kenda Horst

Sheryl Cooksley

Celina Barnett

Takita Tunstall

Lydia Gray-Holifield

Aakash Goel

Jessica Rector

Sarah Washburn

Angela Johnson

Candi Vajana

Julietta Skoog

Debbie Saroufim

Leigh Roberson

Christa Nader

Briana Murphy

April Mitsch

Stacey McCormack

Tiffany Martinson

Kristin Mangan

Henry Lin

Ryan Jordan

Candice Howe

Dianne Cassidy

Yshai Boussi

Kimberly Bepler

Jam (Robyn) Anderson

Jackie Allison

Ingrid Anderson

Stefanie Hudgins

Patty Ross

Michelle Mintz