NARA Webinars & Networking Sessions

NARA provides its members and the general public access to webinars covering the most current issues in human care regulation.

Upcoming Monthly Webinars

Cost: $45 Members; $60 Non-Members

Thursday, April 27, 2017 

Building the Supply of High-Quality Family Child Care – family child care and CCDBG opportunities
featuring Mary Beth Salmone Testa - Register today!

Child care licensing is the foundation of quality. The details for family child care are crucial as we work to advance the profession, strive for continuous quality improvement, and be reliable for the families counting on family child care. The 2014 CCDBG law presents opportunities to think about family child care in new ways. Come to this webinar to hear more about

family child care and state policy choices to meet the needs of working families while implementing the federal law. 


2017 NARA Webinar Dates - Mark your calendars!

NARA webinars are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the Month (with a few exceptions):

Thursday, May 25

Environmental Hazards in Child Care Settings
1:30-2:30pm AST / 12:30-1:30pm EST / 11:30-12:30am CST / 10:30-11:30am MST / 9:30-10:30am PST / 8:30-9:30am AKST

Thursday, June 22

A Canadian Perspective: Implementing Tiered Licensing in the Province of Ontario
featuring Dana Green & Narasha Kabani

Faced with growing caseloads for their child care inspectors, the province of Ontario recently implemented a “tiered” approach to allocating licensing resources. Under the new system, centers that have consistently demonstrated high levels of compliance (Tier 1 and 2) are rewarded with longer duration licenses and abbreviated inspections, while lower-performing centers (Tier 3) receive additional ministry oversight and support. In this session, you will learn about the data-driven tier assessment model, the methodology used to develop the abbreviated inspection checklist and early evaluation results.

Dana Green, (A) Manager, Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch:
Dana Green is currently the acting manager of the Policy and Program Unit with the province of Ontario’s Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch. Her unit is responsible for providing policy and program support to Ontario’s 70 child care inspectors and over 5,000 licensed child care programs. Dana has been with the Ontario government since 2010, working in the areas of early years policy, child welfare policy and child care licensing. Dana has a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Natasha Kabani, Senior Policy Analyst, Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch
Natasha Kabani is a senior policy analyst in the Policy and Program Unit of Ontario’s Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch. Natasha  has been with the Ontario government since 2009 after graduating from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and French. Her expertise includes delivering bilingual customer and client services, supporting compliance with accessibility standards, licensing child care centres and home child care agencies, developing IT systems, and leading key policy and program initiatives and projects for child care in Ontario.

Thursday, July 27

Quality Service Indicators for Adult Individuals with ID/D
featuring Veronica "Ronnie" Higgins

This brief webinar will introduce the attendee to the development, Implementation and evaluation of Quality Service Indicators in a variety of service delivery areas in residential and day/integrated day activity services

Veronica “Ronnie” Higgins has worked in the field of ID/DD for 41 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and is a Licensed Psychiatric Technician.

Ronnie has a wide variety of positions in the field of ID/DD, including but not limited to work in/with: State Developmental Center, CA Director for residential services including: ICF/ID, HCBW services, Supported and Independent Living services, and, also Director for CA Day/IDA Programs. She has also been a State Licensing and Certification Evaluator, Healthcare Association consultant, and, is currently a contract consultant for Quality Service Reviews/Quality Indicators. She also has had her own business RONNIE HIGGINS TRAINING AND CONSULTING

Thursday, August 24

Thursday, September 28

Thursday, October 26

Thursday, November 30

Thursday, December 21

Webinars will be hosted at the following times, unless otherwise noted:

12:30-1:30pm AST / 11:30-12:30pm EST / 10:30-11:30am CST / 9:30-10:30am MST / 8:30-9:30am PST / 7:30-8:30am AKST

Webinar topics will be shared soon!

Interested in Presenting a NARA Webinar?

NARA is looking for monthly webinar presenters. If you have a topic you'd like to present to our members, please contact Rhianna at for details.

NARA webinars are 60-minutes and held the fourth Thursday of the month. NARA will coordinate logistics and provide the webinar platform for presenters.

 NARA's Webinar Archive

All webinars are archived and available for purchase for members and non-members.