Presentations

10/24/2018
2 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ricketts, Amadee

Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians, by Amadee Ricketts

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. Story times and circle time are important parts of the day in most early childhood classrooms. While they are central to the early education experience, these parts of the day can come to feel routine or uninspiring for educators and children alike. Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways […]Full Description

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10/25/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ligon, Kathy

Petchel, Kathe

Tuition Pricing Versus Labor Costs: The Approaching Tsunami, by Kathy Ligon and Kathe Petchel

Sponsored by HINGE Brokers. This webinar is on THURSDAY, October 25th.   In a low unemployment environment, the impact on hiring quality staff is tremendous— especially in the childcare business where 55-percent of revenue is spent on staff and staff- related costs. Pricing strategies must be improved to strengthen an early learning business’ hiring ability. […]Full Description

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10/31/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

O'Keefe, Bonnie

Coaching for Childhood Educators: Research Findings and Practical Considerations, by Bonnie O’Keefe

This session is sponsored by HiMama.   More ECE programs than ever are implementing coaching programs for their teachers, but not all coaching programs achieve their goals. How should ECE program leaders design a coaching approach that will be successful and sustainable? Coaching is supported by a growing body of research and required by the […]Full Description

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11/07/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Barton, Erin

Steed, Elizabeth

Social Emotional Screening of Young Children: Early Identification is Essential to Healthy SEL, by Erin Barton, PhD and Elizabeth Steed, PhD

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing   In this webinar, assessment and intervention experts, Erin Barton, PhD and Elizabeth Steed, PhD, will describe the purpose of social-emotional screening of young children in the context of promoting social-emotional development and identifying children at risk for social-emotional difficulties. This webinar will provide an overview of specific social-emotional screening tools […]Full Description

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11/08/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Green, Claire

Award winning toys, games, music and books that bridge the classroom to the playroom, by Claire Green of Parents’ Choice Awards®

Sponsored by Parents’ Choice Foundation®   Join us as the Parents’ Choice Foundation®, the perennial standard-bearer for best-in-class play-based products, will present a current selection of the President’s favorites from Parents’ Choice Award® winning children’s toys and media. Claire Green, President of Parents’ Choice® will showcase selected favorite winners, including manipulatives, games, books, and music for […]Full Description

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11/28/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Hernandez, Luis

Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! by Luis Hernandez

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. What are some basic ingredients in any relationship? We’ll begin this conversation with a foundational sauce of respect and trust. Each requires time, exploration, blending and the stirring of consistent work. In every relationship, especially in early education settings, the adults […]Full Description

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12/05/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Small, Lauren

Business Solutions for The Weary ECE Program Leader: “Systems Mindsets” for Less Stress and More Revenue, by Lauren Small, MBA

This session is sponsored by HiMama. As a director or owner of an early childhood program, you must wear many hats as the leader of your business. Most of us who run program have backgrounds in education, but don’t have much of the necessary business training, and we find ourselves in demanding roles for which […]Full Description

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12/12/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bella, Jill

Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management, by Jill Bella, Ed.D.

Sponsored by McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. All too often directors of early care and education programs spend time planning and implementing meetings only to find out that the “real” meeting happens in the parking lot after the designated time that was set aside for the formal gathering. Collaboration and involving staff in the […]Full Description

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01/23/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

Bullying in ECE: What we need to know to make a difference, by Barbara Kaiser

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Bullying behavior has become part of too many people’s lives, especially children’s. We need to understand what bullying behavior is, why it occurs, and how to teach children the skills they need to reduce bullying in early childhood. In this transformational webinar, […]Full Description

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01/30/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Petchel, Kathe

Ligon, Kathy

Staff Retention in Child Care: Are you Rocking It or is Your Ship Rocky? by Kathe Petchel and Kathy Ligon

Sponsored by HINGE Brokers.   Twenty-five percent of American companies lose new employees within the first year of employment… but in child care, this number increases to 30-40 percent. This amount of turnover affects your company culture, parent confidence in your schools and your bottom line. But what steps can you take to curb the […]Full Description

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02/20/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Beneke, Sallee

Ostrosky, Michaelene

Inclusive ECE Classrooms and The Project Approach, by Sallee Beneke and Michaelene Ostrosky

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing   Teachers often see products of the Project Approach, and wish they knew how to implement it. Some teachers may believe they cannot use the Project Approach, because they serve students with disabilities, while other professionals are unsure of how to get started. In this webinar, Project Approach and Special Education […]Full Description

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02/27/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ligon, Kathy

State of the Industry: What’s Trending in Child Care

Sponsored by HINGE Brokers.   The early childhood education industry is ripe with investor interest. A highly diverse group of investors and owners are radically changing the landscape of program. Operational trends are changing quickly with new competition and demands from today’s parents. In addition, the market is gaining investment from private equity and real […]Full Description

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