N4C’s Annual Conference & Professional Institute is a premier conference attracting attendees from colleges and universities—directors, faculty, and teachers—interested in sharing innovative practices, cutting-edge research and effective strategies in the care and early education of young children. The 2022 Annual Conference is a virtual event combining interactive live workshops and pre-recorded video sessions designed to allow attendees to expand and enhance their knowledge of early childhood.

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Wednesday, March 23 • 9:00am - 10:15am
“And I Won’t Back Down”: How Monroe Community College Survived COVID19

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Monroe Community College child care remained available throughout the pandemic, providing a variety of learning models. Research reveals our Student-Parents’ unique COVID Era experiences, and guides how we support them going forward.


Mary Ann M. DeMario

Specialist, Institutional Research, Monroe Community College
Mary Ann Matta DeMario, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized Student-Parent researcher, advocate, and changemaker.  Her seminal research shows that Student-Parents with young children who utilized MCC’s Guon Child Care Center had an on-time graduation rate that was more than three... Read More →

Anne Barker

Director, Monroe Community College
Anne Barker, MS in Education (ECE) has been in the early childhood education field for over 40 years.  She has worked in a variety of roles – teacher, center director, resource & referral, Head Start manager, and the past 15 years as Director at the Guon Child Care Center at Monroe... Read More →

Wednesday March 23, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am CDT