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We are pleased and grateful to announce the START KIDS BRIGHT Webinar Series. The webinar series is sponsored by United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education (the Center), an innovative learning, teaching, and training initiative dedicated to elevating the quality of early care and education in Miami-Dade, Florida and beyond. The Center models proven best practices through its Demonstration School, and shares those practices with adult learners including parents, educators and early childhood and education providers. The Center also works with business leaders and lawmakers to raise the standards of early childhood education, and support sustainable and lasting change. For more information, visit unitedwaycfe.org.

The Excellence in Early Education Series highlights best practices in early learning through five webinars around the topics of community engagement, dual language learning, interactions between children and teachers, and infant and toddler classroom best practices. The goal of this series is to equip early childhood practitioners with the necessary tools to elevate the quality of early education in their communities. The series will bring nationwide presenters recognized for their forward-thinking and innovative approaches. Please thank the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education for helping defray the cost of this series. You can follow the Center on:

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Webinars in the START KIDS BRIGHT series

 

 

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We are In This Together: Quick Tips to Keep Families, Staff and Communities Engaged

Presented by: Luisa M. Cotto
Date: April 2, 2014
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
This session has concluded.  The recording is now available.

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Learning in Two Languages in Early Childhood: What Every Early Childhood Professional Needs to Know

Presented by: Mileidis Gort
Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
This session has concluded.  The recording is now available.

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The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life

Presented by: Alison Gopnik
Date: September 17, 2014
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
This session has concluded.  The recording is now available.

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Powerful Interactions In Early Childhood Programs: How Teachers Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning

Presented by: Judy Jablon
Date: October 1, 2014
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
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Infant-Toddler Social-Emotional Development: The Heart of Early Learning

Presented by: Peter Mangione
Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
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Screen Use for Children Under 3: Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Sense

Presented by: Rachel Barr and Claire Lerner
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
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Infants and Toddlers Making Meaning: Reflective Teaching and Learning with Children Birth through 3

Presented by: Mary Jane Maguire-Fong
Date: September 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
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Engaging Hispanic Families: Overcoming challenges to enrich lives

Presented by: Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
Date: October 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
This session has concluded.  The recording is now available.

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Nurturing secure attachments for Infants and Toddlers: The key to optimal emotional development

Presented by: Dr. Alice Sterling Honig
Date: March 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Must be present to win a DOOR PRIZE!

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Why Infant Mental Health Experts Say Sensitive Care & Play Trump Early Academics

Presented by: Ruth Anne Hammond
Date: April 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This session has concluded.  The recording is now available.

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Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers

Presented by: Karen Nemeth
Date: August 31, 2016
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This session has concluded.  The recording is now available.

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Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World:  It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program

Presented by:  Jacky Howell
Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE
This session has concluded.  The recording is now available.

More webinars will be announced soon!