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02/17/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Sheridan,Richard

Build a Workplace Early Educators Love – Just add Joy, by Rich Sheridan

This session is sponsored by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.   In this powerful and innovative webinar, Richard Sheridan, Author of Joy Inc., will help you learn to create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy and unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible. The webinar […]Full Description

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03/09/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Sterling Honig, Dr. Alice

Nurturing secure attachments for Infants and Toddlers: The key to optimal emotional development, by Dr. Alice Sterling Honig

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education Developing an early secure attachment to the special persons who care for a child from birth during the early years is critical. Secure attachment between the little one and the special adult(s) lays the foundation for developing a person who can […]Full Description

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03/16/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Howell, Jacky

Reinhard, Kimberly

Literature for Social Emotional Development: Books that help children explore feelings, by Jacky Howell and Kimberly Reinhard

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing Being a little one can be an emotional roller coaster! There are lots of big feelings and relationships with highs, and lows, twists and turns. Early educators need all of the tools and strategies they can get to help children manage the ride!  Books are the perfect tools to engage […]Full Description

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03/23/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Allard Agnamba, Lindsey

Trahan, Je'Kendria

Beyond Books and Pictures: Actualizing An Anti-Bias Approach As An Early Childhood Leader, by Lindsey Allard Agnamba and Je’Kendria Trahan

As the staff, children and families in our early learning programs grow more diverse, it’s essential to move beyond just having materials in the programs that reflect the various backgrounds as a way create high quality learning programs. It’s important to begin working in deeper ways to build more welcoming communities with more meaningful relationships […]Full Description

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04/06/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Copeland, Tom

Coming to Terms: How to Effectively Use Contracts and Policies, by Tom Copeland

  This webinar will cover how to establish a business relationships with parents, the key terms to include in a contract and policies, how to enforce your contract, how to turn down a family and terminate a contract, how to use The Three Choices of Life to resolve conflicts with parents. All sessions are 1.5 […]Full Description

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04/13/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Pollitt, Kelly

Abel, Michael B.

Jackson, Safiyah

PreK-3 Continuum: Your Role in Creating Seamless Transitions, by Safiyah Jackson, Kelly Pollitt and Michael B. Abel, Ph.D.

This session is sponsored by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) presents tools and ideas to foster alignment among preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary programs. The PreK-3 transition period is critical for a child’s long-term success. However, instructional leadership that supports […]Full Description

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04/20/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Meyerholtz, Vera

Able Young Readers, Healthy Growing Bodies: Connecting early literacy to health, by Vera Meyerholtz

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! The recent interest in the link between literacy and health status has identified reading ability as the strongest predictor, more so than factors such as income, race, or educational level. Join us as we explore the findings and demonstrate the impact of literacy on the overall health […]Full Description

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04/27/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Hammond, Ruth Anne

Why Infant Mental Health Experts Say Sensitive Care & Play Trump Early Academics, by Ruth Anne Hammond

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education Take the pressure off! Learn how to relax and at the same time make the most of infants’ and toddlers’ time in child care through the principles of Educaring®, backed up by the insights of top neuroscientists and infant mental health […]Full Description

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05/11/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Espinosa, Linda

The science of dual language learning for children birth through age five: Effective practices that improve outcomes, by Linda Espinoza

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! In this session, Dr. Espinosa will briefly describe a new report from the National Academies of Science, Fostering School Success for DLLs Birth to Eighteen. She will then review what is known about best practices for young DLLs, birth to five, and provide classroom examples of research-based […]Full Description

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05/18/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Connell, Gill

McCarthy, Cheryl

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How Movement Prepares the Brain to Think (and a whole lot more), by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing Movement is nature’s DAP! Child development and movement authority Gill Connell and her co-author Cheryl McCarthy explain the inseparable, learning relationship between the body and the brain while revealing the natural, common sense truths behind why kids do what they do and how kids learn how to learn. In this […]Full Description

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05/25/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Schwartz, Amanda

Brekken, Linda

Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs: Successful Strategies from Experienced Special Educators, by Amanda Schwartz and Linda Brekken

Inclusive programs serving young children with disabilities provide many benefits for children with and without disabilities. Studies show increased cognitive, language and social-emotional skills for children with disabilities. Children without disabilities are more likely to accept and respond positively to diversity. Inclusive programs increase access to educational and community resources for children with disabilities, while […]Full Description

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06/08/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Gross, Steve

The Power of Optimism: Helping Early Child Educators see the best in themselves, their students and their world, by Steve Gross

This session is sponsored by, Life is Good Foundation Playmakers Optimism is powerful. When children grow to see the good in themselves, the good in others and the good in their world – their social, emotional, and cognitive superpowers emerge. However, for the seeds of Optimism to take root, they must be nurtured. Sadly, in […]Full Description

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08/24/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Neuman, Susan B.

Word Wizardry: Vocabulary Enhancement in early childhood, Prek through grade 1, by Susan B. Neuman

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! This empowering presentation by world-renowned language expert, Dr. Susan B. Neuman, focuses on strategies to improve children’s vocabulary and academic language. In this webinar, early educators will learn strategies facts and strategies about vocabulary and language development that will make your program a magical world of words. […]Full Description

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08/31/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Nemeth, Karen

Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers, by Karen Nemeth

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education   Being bilingual is good for the brain and the earlier children start to learn two languages, the easier and more successful that bilingual development can be. We know that language begins to develop before babies begin to talk, so this […]Full Description

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09/21/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bardige, Betty

Toddlers Empowered by the 5 R’s: A New Research-Based Framework for Building Language, by Betty Bardige

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! Mastering the basics of at least one language is the central challenge of the toddler years. Toddlers learn the power — and fun — of words, and use them not only to communicate and label, but to question, think, learn, play, and pretend, as well as to […]Full Description

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09/28/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

The Importance of Teaching Social Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Education, by Barbara Kaiser

This session is sponsored by Second Step, From Committee for Children, Second Step for Social Success Series.   Research shows that social and emotional skills are as important to school performance as academic readiness skills. Teachers can support all children, especially children children with challenging behavior as they work to develop their internal controls—and at the same […]Full Description

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10/12/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Heidemann M.S., Sandra

Menninga, M.A.Ed., Beth

Managing Phases of Teacher Growth in the Midst of Instructional Change: Learn, Practice, Share and Model, by Sandy Heidemann and Beth Menninga

This webinar is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing.   If you work in early childhood with children and families every day, chances are you have participated in some of the many quality improvement initiatives out there. You want to be the best teacher you can be so you take a deep breath and dig in […]Full Description

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10/19/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bornfreund, Laura

Allard Agnamba, Lindsey

“Assessment Literacy” for Early Educators: Unpacking Intentional Child Assessment, by Laura Bornfreund and Lindsey Allard Agnamba

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start!   Teachers assess their students each and every day, from observing them at play and checking in for understanding to delivering a more formal assessment. But what should they do with all that information? How should the results from informal and formal assessments inform their classroom environment, […]Full Description

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10/26/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Darling-Churchill, Kristen

“Mean” Behavior and Aggression in Early Childhood: The Origins of Bullying, by Kristen Darling-Churchill

This session is sponsored by Committee for Children, Second Step.   Have you heard the taunts in your early learning program: “You can’t play with us!” or, “You can’t come to my birthday party!”? Have you ever wondered how your role as an administrator can influence teachers and parents to address the early childhood origins […]Full Description

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11/09/2016

Presenter(s) :

Rowell, Katherine

Nealy-Shane, Deitra

Professional Learning Communities for Directors: A catalyst for Program Improvement, by Katherine Rowell and Deitra Nealy-Shane

Join this paradigm-shifting webinar  to explore the power of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to promote a collaborative culture dedicated to continuous quality improvement. Experienced early educators and professional development providers Katherine Rowell and Deitra Nealy-Shane will highlight practical advice about how PLCs can offer directors promising strategies for promoting sustainable, high-quality early learning environments. These […]Full Description

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