Houston, TX Area

June 8-10, 2023


Pre-Sale Special Pricing!


We welcome you to our 2022 Childcare Business Summit in Orange Beach, AL. We will be showcasing new learning opportunities through interactive workshops, networking with the best professionals in the childcare industry, and most importantly, having fun! You’ll have the opportunity to speak with other business owners just like you and work together to find solutions to problems and share your experiences! See you there!

Why you should attend:

  • A Time To Relax And Enjoy.
  • Become A Better Leader.
  • Become A Successful Child Care Business Owner.
  • Constant Growth Opportunities.
  • Learn New Marketing Techniques And Other Business Strategies.
  • Meet New People And Make Connections.


Evelyn Knight - Your Host & Keynote Speaker

It may seem like I have it together, but it hasn’t always been that way. I started working in ECE over 25 years ago. I have held almost every position in a Preschool or childcare center. I have owned 3 centers, one I built from the ground up, one I purchased while it was operating, and I purchased one that had been shut down due to regulation violations. For years, my centers owned me instead of me owning them. I worked at least 50 hours a week and used my family’s personal money to keep the doors open.

During that period, the director and owner in me were in a battle between creating a high-quality center and a profitable one. My directors mind wanted a high-quality childcare center, not a daycare! The owner in me knew that making enough money to pay the bills had to come first. For a long time, I thought it was not possible to have a high quality, developmentally appropriate center and turn a profit.

Keynote Speakers:

Ryann Dowdy

Ryann Dowdy - did everything RIGHT in life. She had her dream job, 6+ figure salary, family and a nice home... and still felt unfulfilled.

She realized she was chasing a dream that wasn't hers. As an expert in sales, she created a Facebook community of over 7,000 women looking to follow their dreams of starting a profitable business. Women joined her sales training program not only for the incredible knowledge and results Ryann brought to the table, but for the amazing community of women Ryann had created.

As she found more success on her journey, she still felt alone. SHE herself did not have a community to come as the truest version of herself. Today, Ryann's mission is to create a safe space for women to come together and be fearlessly themselves.

Tony Child

Tony Child is considered the Clark Kent of Personal Development. He’s worked with John Maxwell, Bob Proctor and thousands of executives, high performing entrepreneurs and Olympic athletes. Through his organization, Elevated Worldwide, he has helped curate clients’ internal knowledge base, and helped supplement them with systems that can enhance their personal and professional ecosystems to create businesses and environments where the intersection of passion, purpose and profit all align. He’s on a mission to transform the lives of more than 1M by 2025.

Session Speakers:

Beth Cannon

Beth Cannon - is an international speaker, educator, and entrepreneur known for her passion for engaging leaders and inspiring teams. She’s also the creator of The Leader’s Lounge – an online platform for early education professional development. You can find her chatting it up on multiple industry podcasts, webinars, and the mix of social platforms. Her passion for kids (and fitness!) led her to start Stretch-n-Grow – an international children’s fitness franchise- in 1999.

Prerna Richards

Prerna Richards - is an international and national keynote speaker, social entrepreneur, coach, and consultant.

Prerna has been in the early childhood education field for the past 35 years. Her professional journey has allowed her to work in many different roles including being a preschool teacher and a Vice President of an early childhood division. Majority of her experience was in NAEYC accredited and trauma informed learning programs. She is a registered master level trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System. Most recently she started her own consulting business, Together We Grow providing professional development, coaching, and consulting for educators and individual families.

Meet The CCBP Team:

Cristina Richmond, COO

As CCBP’s Chief Operations Officer, Cristina Richmond, brings extensive executive experience to the team. The former Vice President and Co-Owner of TLG Financial Foundation, a Profit First professional firm, Cristina was also the Co-Founder of the Small Biz Financial Coach and founder of Richmond Business Financial.

Cristina’s first class expertise has allowed her to perfect the art of helping businesses organize and take control of their operations and finances to create cash flow.

As a business owner herself and financial coach, Cristina understands what it takes to work through, guide, and grow systematic business operational success.

Client success has always been her business card and she brings this track record to every aspect of ChildCare Business Professionals. Helping each person build the success they are searching for by utilizing all that she has to offer, Cristina knows success is finding balance in never-ending personal and professional growth.

Her greatest passion is in the mindset work, knowing that having the right mindset is the strongest foundation for success!

Mandy Minitello, CBDO

At CCBP, we hire people who are 100% ALL IN and bring their best and no one embodies that more than the incredible Mandy Minitello.

As a Chief Business Development Officer, Mandy excels in her work with the Client Success Team, utilizing reverse engineering to develop systematic plans for exponential Center growth, as well as being a master strategist in Sales and Marketing. A skilled trainer, Mandy loves helping clients make money to reinvest into their business and build out their own marketing programs.

But Mandy’s career success started years before she joined ChildCare Business Professionals. Prior to working as a Business Strategist, Mandy spent 17 years in education as a teacher, Special Education Coordinator, school administrator, and state-wide teacher trainer. She has an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Education.

She’s no stranger to business. In addition to her years in education and educational leadership, she established her own custom apparel business and as well as a Tutoring Agency focused on the unique needs of students with dyslexia.

Mandy is able to take clients by the “virtual” hand and walk them step by step towards accomplishing their goals with an infectious positive energy!

Lisa Wodke,

Client Services Coordinator

As a Strategic Advisor for CCBP, Lisa Marie serves as an invaluable resource on the Client Success Team.

Lisa Marie comes to ChildCare Business Professionals with over 20 years of strategic business coaching experience, working with start-ups, small businesses, as well as large corporations.

Earning her degree in Human Services Management, Lisa Marie chose to continue her education, compounding her degree with the addition of a paralegal certificate and a human resources certificate.

From policy and procedure review to proper documentation for your management team, Lisa Marie shares her wealth of business acumen, coupled with Human Resources expertise to support each client in their specific needs.

But, perhaps her greatest asset is that she is a great listener, proactive problem-solver and she thoroughly enjoys helping people work through mindset blocks to achieve greater things!


Perdido Beach Resort


We are delighted to have you at our Childcare Business Summit, from October 27th - 29th, 2022.

During your stay, you may want to consider the well-known Perdido Beach Resort located in the heart of Orange Beach, AL. Perdido Beach Resort is well known for its dining and exclusive spa. The guest rooms are extremely comfortable and luxurious, which will make you feel welcomed during your stay. Popular amenities also include, but are not limited to: a grand gym, numerous restaurants, a lavish pool and of course beautiful gulf beaches.


Transportation to Perdido Beach Resort is very convenient and easily accessible for everyone joining us at our Childcare Business Summi.

  • A car ride from Pensacola Airport (PNS) to Perdido Beach Resort is 50 minutes.

  • Car rental is also available at very low rates.


Guests at our Childcare Business Summit are welcome to wear comfortable clothing during their stay. Meetings are normally held in conference rooms or halls which we recommend you to dress in business casual attire during that time. As it hits fall time, it may be chilly when outside. We ask our guests to dress according to the weather conditions.


Perdido Beach Resort

27200 Perdido Beach Blvd

Orange Beach, AL 36561




Secure Summer Special Pricing!


  • Owners who want to improve the quality of their center as a business or grow their companies.
  • Aspiring Owners.
  • Leaders of Church based childcare and preschool programs.
  • Leaders who need guidance in managing the business of childcare.


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