Presentations

04/19/2018
2:00 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 training 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 learning […]Full Description

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05/02/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Reeble, Tina

Fox, Heather

Inspire Nature-Rich Work Environments though Heart-Centered Leadership and People-Centered Approach, 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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05/18/2018
12:00 am Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Simon, Fran S.

Reach more clients! And, add Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory to your marketing toolkit.

Please be advised that this is a product demonstration for consultants, not a professional development experience. Certificates of Attendance and CEUs will not be offered in this session. If you are a consultant who is looking for affordable ways to find new clients, this no-obligation system demonstration and training webinar is for you. Join this […]Full Description

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05/23/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

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
2:00 pm Eastern Time

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
2:00 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

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education.   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, […]Full Description

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06/20/2018
2:00 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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08/08/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Beloglovsky, Miriam

Daly, Lisa

Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments, by Miriam Beloglovsky and Lisa Daly

A culturally sustainable environment embraces and values the multi-ethnic and multilingual capacities of young children and families. It is how tradition, history, and culture come together to improve the quality of life- culturally, economically, socially, and environmentally. Not just for today, but for future generations to come. A culturally sustainable environment supports children’s development, renews […]Full Description

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09/26/2018
12:00 am Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Koralek, Derry

Luckenbill, Julia

Howell, Jacky

Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning, by Derry Koralek, Julia Luckenbill, M.A. and Jacky Howell, M.A.

Sponsored by Redleaf Press   Thanks to the widespread use of social media-Facebook, lnstagram, YouTube, and Pinterest, to name a few-you can find lots of images and videos of inspiring early childhood settings. You’ve probably seen a photo of something that made you think, “What a great environment.” For example, for one of the presenters […]Full Description

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10/10/2018
2:00 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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10/24/2018
12:00 am 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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10/31/2018
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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