Webinars

April 15, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Iruka, Iheoma

Curenton, Stephanie

Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment, by Iheoma Iruka, Ph.D. and Stephanie Curenton, Ph.D.

Sponsored by COR Advantage. Evidence exists about the importance and impact of early care and education for children’s school readiness and academic and school success. Child assessment plays a critical role in supporting children’s school readiness by providing early childhood educators with important information about children’s assets, growth, and potential, as well as areas needing […]Full Description

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April 21, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

Reducing Challenging Behavior: Administrators as Agents of Change, by Barbara Kaiser

Sponsored by Second Step. You may have heard it in your office when an exasperated teacher comes into your office to talk about a child whose behavior is challenging: “Something has to change!” When teachers are challenged by children’s behavior, they often blame the family or the child. But teachers need support to explore changes […]Full Description

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April 28, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Squires, Jane

Twombly, Elizabeth

Avello, Dalia

Developmental Screening: How Administrators Successfully Manage Implementation in their ECE Programs, by Jane Squires, Ph.D., Elizabeth Twombly, M.S. and Dalia Avello, MA, IMH-E

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing.   As an administrator, you know developmental screening is an important component of promoting healthy development for young children. You also know implementing an effective and efficient screening program school-wide and across multiple sites can be challenging. Presented by the experts and trainers behind the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) screening […]Full Description

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April 29, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kim, Nadia

Park, Jennifer

Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Asian Allyship in Early Learning Programs, by Nadia Y. Kim, Ph.D. and Jennifer Park, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Procare Software. Increased awareness of racism has elicited responses to reflect and respond in varying ways. These reflections and responses have followed the visibility of lynchings across the country. While these lynchings have been occurring for hundreds of years, the current pandemic of Covid-19 that led to increased engagement of news and media, […]Full Description

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May 5, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Garboden Murray, Carol

Illuminating the “Care” in Early Care and Education: The Pedagogy of Child Care, by Carol Garboden Murray

Sponsored by Exchange Press. Think about a day in the life of an early childhood teacher: Much of the day is wrapped up in caring rituals such as preparing and serving meals, helping children wash their hands and dress, and learning to rest and regulate themselves. Together with children, teachers navigate through a daily flow […]Full Description

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May 12, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Peterson, Kristen

The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience, by Kristen RB Peterson

Sponsored by Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory NO CERTIFICATES OFFERED FOR THIS WEBINAR Join Kristen Peterson, host of the popular podcast The Play Based Podcast on Learning Wild to explore the possibilities that podcasts present for consultants, speakers and advocates.  Kristen, the director of a nature preschool, specializes in play, and used her podcast and […]Full Description

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May 13, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Pepper, Alison

Becoming… An Early Childhood Leader with a Progressive Lens, by Alison Pepper, MSEd

Sponsored by Bank Street College of Education. Early childhood education is currently prominent in the news and the forefront of recovery from Covid-19. Suddenly there are new opportunities for early childhood educators to advance in the field with many new funding sources both local and federal. Now is the time to leverage these new opportunities […]Full Description

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May 19, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Larimore, Rachel

Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know, by Rachel A. Larimore, M.A.

Sponsored by Community Playthings Nature-based learning is growing in popularity, particularly in the time of COVID. Yet, many find themselves looking for strategies to integrate nature into the preschool curriculum in meaningful and intentional ways. One area of program development that is foundational for children’s play and teacher-child interactions is the physical environment. Statements like […]Full Description

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June 9, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Canon, Beth

Staff Retention from Inception: Effective Interviews and Onboarding in ECE, by Beth Canon

Sponsored by Procare. Do you ever wonder why recently hired staff don’t hang around for long, or worse, behave in ways that make you question your own judgment in hiring them? Every childcare business should have interview and onboarding/orientation processes that are streamlined, consistent and empowering for new staff members. From the moment you first […]Full Description

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August 4, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Poyner, Nefertiti

Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults, by Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute Each day, children and adults rely upon strong social-emotional skills as we navigate various life experiences. Learn strategies to support the resilience and social-emotional well-being of children and adults in this reflective webinar presented by Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner. We will unpack key elements for creating early childhood environments that […]Full Description

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August 19, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Jones-Hudson, Christy

Being Thorough: A Concept for Building High-Performance in Your Early Childhood Program, by Christy Jones- Hudson

Sponsored by Exchange Press. There’s no magic to creating dynamic learning environments or cultivating powerful relationships with children, their families, or staff members. Oddly enough the primary ingredient for success may just be simply…being thorough. Over the years, the meaning of “high-quality” in early care and education programs has become murky and subjective. So much […]Full Description

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August 25, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Reeble, Tina

Haugen, Kirsten

Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play, by Tina Reeble and Kirsten Haugen

Sponsored by Nature Explore. Children communicate competency, ideas and emotions through block building and other three-dimensional work. In this energizing webinar, nature learning and universal design experts, Tina Reeble and Kirsten Haugen will share research, classroom stories and practical suggestions to support engineering play with natural and human-made materials for building. Join us to strengthen […]Full Description

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September 15, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Salcedo, Michelle

Play and Assessment? YES! Reciprocal Partners in the Early Childhood Classroom Dance, by Michelle Salcedo

Sponsored by COR Advantage. At times, assessment and play have been pitted against each other, considered to be at opposite ends of the “developmentally appropriate” continuum. In reality, both are not only essential, but they work together! Play informs authentic, observation-based assessment and assessment informs facilitation. In this session, we will examine both play and […]Full Description

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September 22, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Searcy, Angela

Pushing Past Bias and Challenging Classroom Behaviors: Changing Children’s Behavior Starts With Changing Ourselves, by Dr. Angela Searcy

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute. When children exhibit behaviors that are not compliant, early educators often label them “challenging.” But are they really? Teachers and administrators often jump to conclusions about the child or their family and community. However, behavior is complex so there is seldom one reason children don’t or cannot comply with our […]Full Description

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