Conference History and Quotes
The Child Care Food Program Roundtable was co-founded by Patty Whitney Wise and Doris Fredericks in 1977.
"Special memories – conferences and expert speakers helped me and our program grow from just being a “food program” to a health and nutrition program. We learned how to improve the quality and expand our reach and touch in the lives of children to different aspects of feeding, what is served, how, environment, etc. Also other areas – physical activity, gardening, asthma prevention, etc." ~ Stephanie Clark ~
"The Roundtable conference provides a wonderful venue for CACFP sponsors and providers to increase their knowledge of the program and learn best practices. The Roundtable conference over the years has also Included our first opportunity to present a workshop on a boat, in a tent and in a room that no one could find! Oh the memories!" - The Learning Care Group team- Donna, Sherrie and Staci
“From my perspective, the CCFP Roundtable is one of the best ideas the California Child Care Food Program community has ever come up with! Those involved from the beginning included the "best and brightest" from local program operators and administrators to State Agency management and staff. Years ago, as someone from the Midwest, I always gained lots of knowledge/ideas and enjoyed Roundtable
“I am grateful that so much effort is put into the Roundtable conference so that it is a safe, welcoming environment for everyone. I’ve always felt that the Roundtable was a gathering of a bunch of friends with similar interest and passions. It’s a place to gain inspiration and share ideas. I look forward to it every year! With memories of Geri’s girl scout patch presentation and Paula’s Miss Roundtable costume, what’s not to love?” ~Jodi Kuhn, KinderCare Education
"When I think back about past conferences two things stand out, the people and the places. It would not be a Roundtable conference without Doris and Paula ever present, welcoming the participants, introducing the speakers, sending us on our way home with pleasant thoughts and memories." ~ Ed Mattson
25 years of Partnering, Collaborating, Education and Networking Conferences