Webinars

January 27, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Beloglovsky, Miriam

Spahn, Diane

Provoking Inquiry with Loose Parts, by Miriam Beloglovsky and Diane Spahn

Sponsored by Kodo Kids Join Miriam Beloglovsky, co-author of the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play award-winning books, and Diane Spahn, Director of Education with Kodo Kids, as they explore the 6 w’s that serve as a framework to select and set up loose parts that provoke children’s inquiry. This webinar will guide you to apply educational […]Full Description

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February 3, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Waxenfelter, Tim

Washburn, Brian

Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners, by Tim Waxenfelter and Brian Washburn

Sponsored by Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory NO CERTIFICATES OFFERED FOR THIS WEBINAR Are you a dynamic presenter, keynote speaker, or professional development trainer who inspires your learners? Over the past year, presentations have changed dramatically and adjusting your dynamic presentations to a virtual environment can be tricky. Whether you are really an impactful expert […]Full Description

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February 10, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Lockhart, Shannon

Marrs, Anna

The Child Assessment Evolution: Controversy and Practice Explored, by Shannon Lockhart and Anna Marrs

Sponsored by COR Advantage. The use of child assessment in early childhood programs can be controversial. Concerns about equitable, linguistic, and cultural implementation, “high stakes” use of data, and emphasis on outcomes for children overshadowing play stir up much debate. Yet, research-backed, authentic assessments are widely used in high-quality play-based programs nationwide with great success. […]Full Description

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February 17, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Jaboneta, Nadia

Curtis, Deb

Children’s Lively Minds: Life-Changing Professional Development for Early Educators, by Nadia Jaboneta and Deb Curtis

Sponsored by Redleaf Press   Join Nadia Jaboneta and Deb Curtis as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence and the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play. You will hear engaging ideas to work with teachers, using a variety of reflective tools and profound yet simple […]Full Description

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February 24, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bellissimo, Christian

Using Routines to Help Children Adjust After COVID Closures and Other Disruptions, by Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT, LLC

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute. In this workshop, participants will learn practical strategies to help children readjust to attending early childhood programs due to COVID-19. In this strategy packed webinar, experienced play therapist and child psychologist, Christian Bellissimo will share the importance of structured daily routines to smooth transitions. Christian will also provide some ideas […]Full Description

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March 4, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ligon, Kathy

Reimagine Opportunities for Your ECE Business! by Kathy Ligon

Sponsored by 1Place Childcare Compliance Software. From the difficulties of the 2020 year, opportunities arose to create a stronger early childhood business that is poised for future success and growth even better than before. In the last six months opportunities to expand or sell are breaking records! Join Kathy Ligon, Founder and CEO of Hinge […]Full Description

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March 10, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Williams Ridge, Sheila

Sivright, Sarah

Supporting Teachers in Nature-Based Programs, by Sheila Williams Ridge and Sarah Sivright

Sponsored by Nature Explore Supporting teachers, children, and families in nature-based requires offering a depth of pedagogical and administrative leadership as well as frequent and clear communication and opportunities for dialogue. Join us to discuss how to balance the needs of children, families, and staff in creating policies and procedures to lead during a time […]Full Description

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April 7, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bernt-Santy, Heather

What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? by Heather Bernt-Santy, M.A. Ed.

What do we know about typical child development? What do we know about the individual children in our care and classrooms right now? What do we know about their families and their cultures? Early childhood practitioners who are familiar with the three core considerations of developmentally appropriate practice, as outlined by the National Association for […]Full Description

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April 15, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Iruka, Iheoma

Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment, by Iheoma Iruka

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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May 5, 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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May 12, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bernt-Santy, Heather

Johnson, Jeff

The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience

Sponsored by Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory NO CERTIFICATES OFFERED FOR THIS WEBINAR Join Heather Bernt-Santy, host of the popular podcast That Early Childhood Nerd podcast and Jeff Johnson, host of the Child Care Bar and Grill podcast and producer of other early childhood shows, to explore the possibilities that podcasts present for consultants, speakers […]Full Description

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May 19, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Larimore, Rachel

Creating Early Childhood Environments for Nature-based Learning, by Rachel A. Larimore

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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September 29, 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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