The concept for this webinar series began a long time ago when I was a child care administrator who discovered a passion for using technology to get things done. Ever since, it’s been my dream to use technology to connect educators and enhance practice in early care and education.
Over the years, in several positions, I was fortunate to have opportunities to blend my passion for early childhood education with my interest in technology– learning every step of the way. Now I am an independent consultant with my own company, Engagement Strategies, and in 2010, I decided to do something I’ve always wanted to do: Make professional development affordable and accessible for my colleagues. I set out to connect educators with experts who typically only present at conferences.
Offering webinars not only requires technology know-how and generous friends who are experts and know how to deliver great presentations, it also requires great partnerships and financial sponsorship. Fortunately, there are many companies and organizations who serve the early education community and share my vision for a well-informed, up to date workforce who make a difference for children and families every day. I am grateful that many outstanding organizations have offered their support to keep this dream alive.
I’m thrilled to be a part of this very special community of creative lifelong learners, benevolent organizations, and brilliant leaders. I hope you will come along for the ride as we continue to grow.
Fran Simon, M.Ed.
Chief Engagement Officer
Engagement Strategies, LLC
Producer of Early Childhood Investigations