Presentations

03/07/2018

Presenter(s) :

Chard, Sylvia C.

Castillo, Carmen

Kogan, Yvonne

Picturing the Project Approach: Seeing How It Works for Teachers and Children in Practice, by Sylvia Chard, Carmen A. Castillo and Yvonne Kogan

Sponsored by Gryphon House   They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The authors of Picturing the Project Approach: Creative Explorations in Early Learning agree! In this unique webinar, you will have a rare opportunity to peek inside the life of The Project Approach in practice in real classrooms with real children and teachers featured in […]Full Description

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03/14/2018

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Meyerholtz, Vera

Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners, by Vera Meyerholtz

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start! Dual language learners (DLLs), one of the largest growing populations in the U.S., will enter classrooms with little to no exposure to the English language. To successfully, gain proficiency in English, they will require explicit and systematic instruction in both the home language and the new language. […]Full Description

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03/21/2018

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Bellissimo, Christian

Play Therapy Techniques in Early Childhood Settings: Supporting Social-emotional Learning & Self-regulation, by Christian Bellissimo

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Research has established the negative impact of early adversity on a child’s social and emotional development. Adults who work in early childhood settings are in a unique position to help children overcome early challenges by supporting their acquisition of essential emotional skills […]Full Description

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03/27/2018

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Falen, Katherine

Hiring and Retaining Qualified Staff Is Not Mission Impossible, by Katherine Falen

Sponsored by Leadership Connections, the Annual Conference of McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership   Are you having trouble finding and keeping dedicated, enthusiastic, and well-prepared staff members? Do you feel stumped about how to find great teachers, and what you can do to keep them? In this webinar, Katherine Falen will provide walk with […]Full Description

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03/28/2018
14:00

Presenter(s) :

Normand, Bridgid

Vitovitz, Anastasia

Abuse? Not Our Kids! Protecting Children from Abuse by Empowering Early Educators, Bridgid Normand, M.Ed. and Anastasia Vitovitz, M.Ed.

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Those who work with children in daycare and preschool settings are uniquely positioned to make a big difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Sadly, they can also often be some of the first to suspect or witness signs of […]Full Description

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04/11/2018

Presenter(s) :

Fraga, Lynette

Ballantyne, Morna

Child Care Now & Beyond: Perspectives from American and Canadian Advocates, by Lynette Fraga and Morna Ballantyne

This session is sponsored by HiMama. In this powerful webinar, two of the most influential child care advocates in the US and Canada share their insights about the state of child care in their respective countries. Lynette Fraga from Child Care Aware of America, and Morna Ballantyne from Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada will […]Full Description

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04/19/2018
02:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Drew, Walter

From Play to Practice: Connecting Teachers Play with Children’s Learning, by Walter F. Drew, Ed.D.

Sponsored by Connect4Learning (C4L)   The goal of this unique and enjoyable play t raining is to promote and strengthen play-based learning as part of Developmentally Appropriate Practices within Early Childhood Programs that serve children Birth-age 8 and their families. Special attention is given to the creative use of open-ended materials in the teaching and […]Full Description

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05/02/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Reeble, Tina

Fox, Heather

Heart-Centered Leadership: a People-Centered Approach for Inspired Nature-Rich Work Environments, by Tina Reeble and Heather Fox

Sponsored by Nature Explore.   Working with children is joyful and rewarding but it also takes great reserves of strength and energy. Discover ways to use Heart-Centered Leadership techniques to support teachers while creating a foundation  for a well-working organization. Heart-Centered Leadership begins with an appreciation for the wonders of the world and the people […]Full Description

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05/23/2018

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Murray, Kris

Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave, by Kris Murray

Sponsored by Kindermusik International. As a program leader, you know attracting new families is always a challenge. The competition for enrollment can be fierce. One of the most demanding parts of your job is to keep the program full in order to earn the revenue to continue offering high-quality services.  How can you make families […]Full Description

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05/30/2018

Presenter(s) :

Lehnhardt, Kara

Gansler, Gillian

Ready or Not? Incorporating e-Learning into Your Program’s Professional Development Mix, by Kara Lehnhardt and Gillian Gansler

As directors, professional development providers, or those in technical assistance roles, part of your job is to help teachers and/or family child care providers identify professional development opportunities that support their growth. More and more online professional development opportunities are available in our field (these great webinars being one of them!). Might e-learning be the […]Full Description

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06/06/2018
02:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Schwartz, Amanda

Pisha, Lorelei

Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice, by Amanda Schwartz and Lorelei Pisha

Engaging families can be a challenge, particularly if their infant or toddler has a disability or may show signs of developmental delay. Families of children with disabilities are often deluged by service providers and advice from early intervention teams, therapists, doctors, and other professionals. However, strong relationships between program staff and families are an essential […]Full Description

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06/13/2018
02:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Salcedo, Michelle

5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow, by Michelle Salcedo

This webinar is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. At times, early educators may feel powerless in the face of challenging behaviors. But, there is good news. There are steps professionals can take to lessen these behaviors and return joy to the early educator’s job. Often, classroom environments contribute to challenging behaviors. Through humor, concrete examples, […]Full Description

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10/10/2018
02:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Duncan, Sandra

Martin, Jody

Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments, by Sandra Duncan and Jody Martin

Sponsored by Nature Explore. There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls f1lled with children’s work indicate productivity, an abundance of commercially-purchased toys indicates a well-equipped space, and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break these antiquated […]Full Description

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