Presentations

05/01/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Howell, Jacky

Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World, by Jacky Howell, MA

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children.   Kindness and empathy are two of the most important social skills we can teach children that can build meaningful connections in a diverse world. We want to help develop compassionate people who can bridge divides. This webinar will explore ways we […]Full Description

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05/08/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Dickinson, David

The Power of Language: Nourishing Development of the Whole Child, by Dr. David Dickinson

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing   This insightful webinar, presented by Dr. David Dickinson, Cowan Chair of Education and Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, will describe the amazing role of language in supporting children’s emotional, social, intellectual and literacy development. Research findings from multiple fields will be discussed and illustrated with brief […]Full Description

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05/23/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Howell, Jacky

How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them, by Jacky Howell M.A.

This session is sponsored by The InvestiGator Club. In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product. This session, presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a […]Full Description

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06/05/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ashbrook, Peggy

Draper, Carrie

Van Meeteren, Beth

Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE, by Peggy Ashbrook, Carrie Lynne Draper, MEd, and Beth Van Meeteren, PhD

Young children participate in engineering design and science inquiry from their earliest years as they seek to understand and change their environment. Helping children learn to use materials and their surroundings to build and solve problems is part of early childhood education. Children’s engineering may involve seeking to build a stable tower, using a stick […]Full Description

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06/12/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Dow, Connie

Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts through Movement, by Connie Bergstein Dow, MFA

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. All children should have the opportunity to move and be active throughout the day. The rich art form of dance/creative movement is a lively physical activity, that nurtures imagination and has the potential to offer experiences in all early childhood content areas. As a longtime dance educator, Connie Dow, the […]Full Description

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06/13/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Stacey, Susan

Why Document in Early Childhood Programs? Exploring the Benefits and Audiences of Pedagogical Documentation, by Susan Stacey, M.A.

This webinar is sponsored by Storypark. Documentation takes many forms and is used for several purposes. Most often, we think of documentation as a form of communication with families and the wider community. Yet, it can be so much more! True pedagogical documentation is a tool for responding to children’s ideas, planning next steps, authentic […]Full Description

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06/19/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Carrillo, Rosa

5 Crucial Elements of Relationship Centered Leadership, by Rosa Carrillo

Sponsored by McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Imagine an organization where every leader has the skills to build relationships with staff; children and families to nurture their highest potential and that create a psychologically safe learning environment. In this empowering webinar, early education leadership and organizational effectiveness expert, Rosa Carrillo, will draw on multiple sources […]Full Description

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06/26/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Paterson, Justina

Jens, Caroline

Overcoming Obstacles to Enrollment, Recruitment, & On-boarding, and Say Hello to Innovative Possibilities, by Justina Paterson and Caroline Jens

Sponsored by  Child Care Biz Help.   Learn innovative solutions to solve common struggles all early education leaders experience in the areas of enrollment, recruitment, and on-boarding. It’s so easy to get bogged down with the daily fires, constant interruptions, and the never-ending revolving door. The effect of this equates to many missed opportunities and lost […]Full Description

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08/21/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Murray, Kris

The Full Enrollment Formula: 5 Easy Steps to Your “Forever” Wait List, Kris Murray

Sponsored by Smartcare.   Have you ever calculated the cost to your early learning company of being under-enrolled? Even one open spot in your center can add up to thousands of dollars of lost revenue over just a couple of months. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to get fully enrolled and you’re still […]Full Description

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09/11/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Salcedo, Michelle

Lessening Challenging Behaviors: Teachers and classrooms as partners in facilitating pro-social development, by Michelle Salcedo

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. At times, children’s challenging behaviors are a mismatch between the social & emotional demands of the classroom and their ability to be part of a classroom community. Just like children learn to walk, to recite the alphabet, and to put on their own shoes; they must learn the social & […]Full Description

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09/25/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Rush, Dathan

Shelden, M'Lisa

Coaching in Early Childhood, by Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing   This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities. In this powerful webinar, the presenters, Dathan Rush and […]Full Description

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10/17/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Jens, Caroline

Strategies To Reinvent Your Early Childhood Program for Success, by Caroline Jens

Sponsored by Smartcare   As a program director, continuous quality improvement is probably among your priorities. Reinvention brings about change and influence without having to start from scratch. The best part of reinvention is leveraging everything you’ve already done – the good, the bad, the ugly, the successes and failures, and using that past experience […]Full Description

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10/23/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Muhs, Mary

Build a Culture of Family Engagement through Responsive Communication, by Mary Muhs

This session is sponsored by The InvestiGator Club. Working with parents and families can be a challenge, especially when there are contradictory expectations. It can also be a joyful experience where engaging, life-long relationships are developed and cherished. In this engaging session, author, thought leader and professor, Mary Muhs, will explore family child care, center-based […]Full Description

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10/24/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Albrecht, Kay Montgomery

Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There’s One for You! by Kay Albrecht, Ph.D.

This webinar is sponsored by Nature Explore Nature-Based Play is all the rage these days. The list of documented benefits that may accrue to children, teachers, families, programs, and from having myriad engaging outdoor experiences continue to increase as this trend expands throughout the educational mainstream. If you want to explore where you might fit […]Full Description

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