child care retreat


As a company, we are always looking for ways to provide added value to our customers and the child care industry as a whole.


Navigate Luxury Child Care Retreat is how!


At our unique retreat experience, attendees will:

  • Share successes and missteps with like-minded professionals in an intimate environment that is safe and where your feedback is welcomed.
  • Become equipped through strategy plus they will find balance in learning with time to relax and unplug - unlike any other conference around.
  • Grow from small group interactions with other like-minded early education professionals.
  • NOT be confined to a large and overwhelming conference center.
  • NOT see any conference chairs (they get so uncomfortable!).

And most of all, an environment where strangers become friends and friends become family. When we figured out how to do this, that is when child care retreats were born.


» How much time you actually spend in the training sessions at conferences
» How uncomfortable you are in those conference chairs
» How much money you spend on meals, drinks, and evening entertainment
» How isolated you can feel if you come alone
» What you really value about those indoor, packed house events
» How much you love being pitched additional products and services, over and over again


Say goodbye to childcare events where you sit in a boring conference room on an uncomfortable chair listening to regurgitated content that may or may not apply to your needs!

Having hosted many small high-level strategy events, we have found these bring a ton more value to attendees; especially if you want to build a network of peers that will help you level up your childcare center(s).


A One-of-a-Kind luxury child care event, hosted at Child Care Biz Help Headquarters in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida!
Time is money, right? We know every minute you spend at a Navigate Luxury Experience will bring enormous value from the time you arrive until the time you leave.

The intimate group that attends a Navigate Luxury Experience will have the ability to strategize and feed off the energy and passion of like-minded successful childcare owners.

Like many of you, the global health crisis has caused Child Care Biz Help to pivot and we have helped many of our clients pivot as well. Now we want to help you.


» Owners of child care centers and preschools
» Senior/Executive Directors of multi-location schools
» Start Up Owners of new or developing child care centers

Join us February 22-24, 2022 for strategy, executive-level training and fun.

Included in the ticket price:
» Training & Strategy
» Materials
» Food & Drinks
» Evening Entertainment

Grab your ticket today to take advantage of our
Early Bird Pricing! This event is limited to the first
30 people to grab their ticket, so don’t wait -

Buy Yours Today!


Our Captains of Conversation

Meet Chanie Wilschanski

Chanie Wilschanski is an Early Childhood Leadership Coach and CEO of Schools of Excellence where she has worked with hundreds of EC Directors and School Owners who are working to build a School of Excellence with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, and collaborative culture.

Chanie began her journey over a decade ago, teaching toddlers at the acclaimed Preschool of the Arts in New York City for 8 years until she continued her path into high studies and earned her Masters in EC and Special Education. In 2015, she started training teachers and school leaders on the HOW part of creating excellence in their schools.

Now a wife and mother of 4, her hands are full and she understands what it takes to lead a large center and have a full-time job at home, and it breaks my heart when I see so many dedicated school leaders sacrificing all of their time with their family and all of their self-care (what self-care?) to a school that feels like it’s constantly getting away from them.

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Meet Beth Cannon

Beth Cannon is an international speaker, educator, and entrepreneur known for her passion for engaging leaders and inspiring teams. With a heart to serve early educators through business and leadership strategy and team-building, Beth serves as a keynote speaker, conference presenter, digital course creator, coach, and consultant. 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. She quickly became the #1 business owner, and as an instructional design specialist, she created the business operations and employee management systems, instructor certification program, and is the International Corporate Trainer for franchisees across the globe. Beth is also a registered early education trainer and certified classroom teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. Oh and just for fun, she’s been a group fitness instructor since she was 17 and currently teaches hot yoga on the weekends!

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Meet Julie Bartkus

Julie Bartkus is an award-winning business owner, internationally known speaker, coach and best-selling author of Child Care Business Success. For more than 20 years she has been helping leaders across the globe experience a workplace detox, so they can cultivate a more harmonious workplace culture that leads to higher productivity, sta­ff retention and higher profits.

Julie has overcome several significant challenges in her life, and at a pivotal moment, she realized that she had to ‘detox’ and begin thinking new thoughts. Her mindset became a powerhouse that not only lifted her far beyond what she thought possible in her life, she began a career of helping other leaders to the same.

Julie is a serial entrepreneur and today her greatest joy comes from helping business owners and leaders transform their mindsets, re-connect with the heart of their business, and achieve great financial success. She believes that if a leader is authentically and genuinely happy in their own life, they’ll have a strong foundation in place for cultivating a happy, healthy, thriving team that definitely comes back full circle - feeding into the leader’s continued happiness and success!

As the founder of the Workplace Detox Movement, Julie partners with business owners to help them eliminate the toxic environments that are preventing them from creating the team of their dreams. When a Workplace Detox is achieved, and alignment is re-established, leaders are in an incredibly powerful position to not only grow their business but to truly fall back in love with it again.

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Meet Richard Huffman

Richard O. Huffman is the founder, President, and CEO of Celebree Schools. Richie founded Celebree in 1994, growing the Celebree brand from a single preschool into 26 schools as of today.

Richie’s experience with early childhood education began in 1984 when his mother opened a daycare business called White Marsh Child Care Center. Between classes, Richie lent a hand to the family business, giving him an early understanding of the daycare and preschool industry.

Ten years later, Richie started a daycare center of his own, opening the first Celebree School in Ellicott City. Over the course of more than two decades, he grew Celebree from a single location into Maryland’s largest privately held chain of child care centers. With Celebree’s entry into the franchise sector, Richie now shares the secrets to his success with Celebree franchisees.

As the President and CEO of Celebree Schools, Richie continues to guide the core vision of our brand: a vision that embraces change, innovation, and the constant pursuit of self-improvement. Thanks to Richie’s combination of leadership and experience, Celebree continues to set industry standards within the early childhood education sector.

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Where will Navigate be held?
The retreat is being held at a home in St. Petersburg, FL.

What kind of activities or training can we expect to be doing?
We are still working on finalizing the itinerary, but hope to have it ready soon!

Who are the guest speakers?
Great question! We are keeping that a surprise while we finalize trainings! Check back soon!

Do you have a tentative agenda?
Yes! We anticipate most people will fly in on Tuesday the 22nd, so Tuesday's festivities do not begin until evening with a welcome reception beginning at around 5 PM (EST). Wednesday and Thursday will be full days (10 am - 5 pm), jam packed with training and strategy. After dinner, everyone is welcome to stay for sunset cruises, fun in the pool, or to just hang out and get to know other attendees.

What is included in the ticket price?
All food, beverages, training and activities that take place at CCBH Headquarters.

What airport should I fly into?
Tampa International Airport. TPA is about a 30 minute drive (depending on traffic) to CCBH headquarters.

Where should I book a room?
There are a lot of options to choose from in the Central Arts District in Downtown St. Petersburg. Below are a few options:

The Vinoy Renaissance
501 5th Ave
St. Petersburg
14 minute drive

The Birchwood
340 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg
14 minute drive

Hampton Inn & Suites
80 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg
12 minute drive

Hilton Bayfront
333 1st St SE
St. Petersburg
10 minute drive


  • St. Petersburg sits between the Gulf of Mexico & Tampa Bay
  • The average water temp is 76°
  • Many award-winning beaches
  • Holds Guinness World Record
    • 'Most Consecutive Days with Sunshine' at 768 days!
  • Frequently referred to as the Sunshine City
  • There are 33 miles of shoreline
  • The St. Petersburg pier is one of the most visited in the nation
  • Home to the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum
  • Fort De Soto Park
  • Chihuly Collection
  • The James Museum
  • The Capitol Theatre


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The above video was from our Another You Unplugged retreat in Wisconsin.
This years event will take place in St. Petersburg, FL.