Webinars

May 25, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kuh, Lisa

Ponte, Iris

Complementary Curriculum Approach: Transform Your Practice through Intentional Teaching, by Lisa Porter Kuh, Ph.D. and Iris Chin Ponte, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Exchange Press. Complementary Curriculum Approach is a way of approaching curriculum that builds upon your ability to personalize the environment and understand your role in children’s learning. Join this engaging webinar by the authors, Lisa Kuh and Iris Ponte to learn about how to support children’s play and cultivate classroom environments with rich, […]Full Description

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May 26, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Petchel, Kathe

Hichens, Molly

Strategic Curriculum Implementation, by Kathe Petchel and Molly Hichens

Sponsored by Procare. Curriculum implementation is more vital than ever in early childhood classrooms. The past two years has been entirely disruptive for children and families. In fact, many children have missed out on preschool entirely. Programs are suffering from severe staffing shortages and restricted operations. Now more than ever, every moment in a preschoolers’ […]Full Description

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June 8, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Goloway, Stephanie

Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales, by Dr. Stephanie Goloway

Sponsored by Redleaf Press. What if you had a magic wand that could cast a sparkly protective cloak over young children facing adversity? With fairytales, you do! It’s no secret that early childhood programs struggle to address the needs of children impacted by toxic stress while also offering the rich learning opportunities all young children […]Full Description

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June 15, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Born Selly, Patty

Creating an Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Preschool Classroom, by Dr. Patty Born Selly

Sponsored by Nature Explore. Wondering how to create a more sustainable, Earth-friendly environment for young learners? In this webinar, environmental education expert, Dr. Patty Born Selly offers an approachable, efficient entry point for educators who wish to instill eco-friendly values and practices in their programs. Get tips on how to assess your current environment and […]Full Description

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June 16, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Iruka, Iheoma

Hugley, Kamye

Equitable Family-Teacher Relationships for All Children, by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D. and Kamye Hugley, M.S.

Produced in partnership with Equity Research Action Coalition at UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Numerous evidence exists linking the influence of both home and school on children’s learning and wellbeing. The connection between teachers and parents is one way to ensure children are able to transition between these two critical contexts of their […]Full Description

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August 10, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Primak, Jill

Thriving Plants, Thriving Programs, Thriving Children, by Jill Primak, ASLA, CLARB

Sponsored by Nature Explore. Plants offer amazing opportunities for children to connect with nature, learn concepts and practice skills in every domain. From selecting and establishing new plants, to nurturing existing plants in your space, children can be included every step of the way. Join Jill Primak, a landscape architect and outdoor classroom designer who […]Full Description

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August 11, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Huber, Mike

Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children, by Mike Huber, MAEd

Sponsored by Nature Explore. Play is the heart and heartbeat of early childhood programs, and it’s our job to offer environments and opportunities for healthy play. If all children are going to play, we need to make sure that we address barriers that may otherwise prevent some children from playing. These barriers can be physical, […]Full Description

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August 17, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Housman, Donna

Stone, Emily

Co-Regulation as the Path to Self-Regulation, by Dr. Donna Housman and Emily Stone

Sponsored by Housman Institute. You do not need to check your newsfeed to see what the implications of the stress, uncertainty, disruption, isolation, trauma, and loss of the past two and half years have been – you just need to walk into your own classroom. Long before the pandemic and social and global unrest, we […]Full Description

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September 14, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Warden, Claire

Planning, Documentation, and Family Engagement Make Nature Based Programs BUZZZ! by Claire Warden

Sponsored by Storypark. To plan or not to plan is that the question? The words planning and paperwork are often met with a groan. What if there was a way to bring the joy back to paperwork? Now is the time to explore ways to plan and document learning inside, outside and beyond that are […]Full Description

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September 21, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Hammond, Ruth Anne

Centering Attachment: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for 0-3, by Ruth Anne Hammond, M.A.

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute Oh, BABY! Infants and toddlers’ brains and capacities are on FIRE! Research shows time and time again that their development is exceptionally rapid, which means that as an infant and toddler educator you must carefully prioritize the time you spend together. Because secure attachment predicts healthy outcomes in numerous developmental […]Full Description

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September 28, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kile, Kasey

DeLoach, Gabrielle

Connecting Reflection and Continuous Quality Improvement, by Kasey Kile and Gabrielle DeLoach, M.S.

Sponsored by Kodo Kids. Great early childhood programs are in a state of constant evolution. Achieving a program culture that values evolution requires continuous quality improvement is a top priority for program administrators. With growth and quality improvement, comes change, which is often challenging. Guiding staff to use reflection can assist them in becoming invested […]Full Description

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October 5, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Benson McMullen, Mary

Why Happiness in the “Baby Room” Should Matter to You: Supporting Infant-Toddler Care Professionals’ Well Being, by Mary Benson McMullen, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Childcare Education Institute. In this compelling webinar, author and professor Mary McMullen, Ph.D., will offer insights about the importance of happiness and well-being in high quality infant-toddler care and education (ITCE) and how you may support this in your programs. You will learn key ideas from Mary’s two recent books, On Being and […]Full Description

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