Webinars

June 5, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Rao, Dahlia

Rucci, Bar

Merenstein, Shannon

Cultivating Creativity: Leveraging Process Art + Play to Prioritize Agency, Flow and Belonging, by Shannon Merenstein, Bar Rucci and Dahlia Rao

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute As early childhood educators, we all know that play-based, open-ended experiences in preschool set the stage for literacy, strengthen vocabulary, and engage the brain in higher-level thinking, like asking questions, generating ideas, and problem-solving. Most of all, programs in which children feel safe to explore and have agency over their […]Full Description

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June 6, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Merritt, Zach

Maximize Your Program’s Business Potential with Procare Solutions, by Zach Merritt

Sponsored by Procare Solutions THIS SPECIAL PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION WILL BE ONE HOUR, from 2 pm to 3 pm eastern. Whether you’re struggling with day-to-day inefficiencies in managing your child care program, are looking to expand your services, or simply curious about the latest trends in child care management software, this webinar is for you!  We […]Full Description

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June 12, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Gauvreau, Ariane

Schwartz, Ilene

Building Blocks for Supporting all Children in Inclusive Settings, by Ariane Gauvreau, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing   Are you wondering how to support children with disabilities in your early childhood setting? Or maybe you are thinking about how to meaningfully include children with disabilities in the routines and activities in your program? Join us as we explain how The Building Blocks Framework helps teachers, teams, and providers […]Full Description

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August 7, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Rolland, Rebecca

Using Everyday Conversations to Nurturing Play and Creativity in Young Children, by Rebecca Rolland, Ed.D.

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute This webinar, presented by Rebecca Rolland, Ed.D., will offer specific, concrete strategies for nurturing children’s play and creativity through everyday conversational prompts, scaffolds, and questions. Rebecca, the author of The Art of Talking with Children, lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an oral language specialist, will reveal why […]Full Description

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August 8, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Murray, Kathryn

A Calm Brain is a Thinking Brain: Designing calm, engaging early learning environments, by Dr. Kathryn Murray

Sponsored by Future Strong Education Brains develop over time and respond to experiences and interactions. Playful interactions in an environment that supports brain development build security, confidence, and resilience and open opportunities for learning. Join award-winning early childhood education and environmental design specialist Dr. Kathryn Murray to unpack the reasons why classroom design is much […]Full Description

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August 14, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Poswalk, Ben

The Power of Leadership: Transform Yourself to Transform Your Team, by Ben Poswalk

Sponsored by The Child Care Success Company What is a leader’s value? What purpose do leaders really serve in groups? How does having a great leader give a group an advantage? It’s easy to be a manager in your ECE business. You can train staff, deal with difficult parents, gain enrollments, and keep your program […]Full Description

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August 15, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Phillips, Samantha

Getting and Keeping Insurance for Your Early Childhood Program, by Samantha Phillips

Sponsored by our 2024 Ultimate Sponsor, Procare Solutions As a dedicated early childhood program leader or owner, you understand the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children in your care. But what happens when you can’t get insurance? In this enlightening webinar presented by the go-to expert for business insurance in […]Full Description

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September 11, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Higgins, Amanda

Carlson, Sharon

Nurturing Transitions: Supporting children and families in the new school year, by Amanda Higgins and Sharon Carlson

Sponsored by Storypark   Prepare for the upcoming school year by strengthening transition practices to ensure new children and their families feel a strong sense of belonging in your Early Childhood Education program. Join us for a comprehensive webinar where we will explore the pedagogy surrounding transitions for children and families in ECE settings, with […]Full Description

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September 18, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Reyner, Anna

Large Physical Art Activities for Energy Release to Calm Squirming Bodies and Minds, by Anna Reyner, MA, ATR, LMFT

Sponsored by Jessica Kingsley Publisher Physical art is an active mind-body engagement with sensory materials that channels energy. It is a highly effective tool for channeling excess energy and pent-up emotion that many young children carry. Active engagement with art materials and loose parts builds the brain in early childhood and serves to both calm […]Full Description

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September 26, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Small, Lauren

Entrepreneurial Processes That Optimize Your Program’s Operations, Lauren M. Small

Early Education Business Consultants If you are in the business of offering early learning programs for children and families, your ultimate goal is to provide the best care and educational services possible. To achieve that goal, your program needs a firm foundation of sound operational strategies and practices and a leader with an entrepreneurial mindset. […]Full Description

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October 17, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Lacayo, Olga

Elias, Eliana

Rethinking Relationships and Bias in Early Childhood, by Olga Lacayo and Eliana Elias

Sponsored by Exchange Press What are teachers hungry for? Are they excited to work on compliance and standardized quality measures? Veteran teacher Olga Lacayo was hungry for much more than that. When her coach, Eliana Elias laid her eyes on her, she recognized that hunger. Olga wanted to seek authentic ways to involve other professionals […]Full Description

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October 24, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ostberg, Raelene

Calming Terrific Toddlers: Evidence-Based Strategies That Reduce Aggression and Promote Self-Regulation, by Raelene Ostberg, M.Ed.

Thriving Together Despite the best efforts of early childhood educators, some older infants and toddlers naturally hit, bite, and otherwise display aggressive behaviors. These common tiny-tot behaviors challenge caregivers and parents and are among the biggest stressors they encounter. Because it is so complicated to understand what drives toddler behavior and redirect it, it’s hard […]Full Description

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October 30, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Artis, Berna

Beyond the Shelves and Manipulatives: Learning Environments That Nurture Young Children, by Berna Artis, MA. Ed.

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute Look around your program: Is the environment conducive to exploration, sparking creativity, and meeting the group and individual needs of the children? Learning environments are paramount for young children as they are dynamic, interactive spaces pivotal in their holistic development. Great spaces for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children don’t have […]Full Description

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November 6, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ligon, Kathy

Building a Financial Framework for Your ECE Program’s Future, by Kathy Ligon

Sponsored by our 2024 Ultimate Sponsor, Procare Solutions In the childcare industry, profit can sometimes be viewed as a bad word. But you must carry out the mission you got into this industry for with financial stability. Quality and profitability aren’t at odds with each other—you must be financially healthy and thriving to provide excellent […]Full Description

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November 7, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Heineman, Martha

Perez, Kelly

The Happiest Preschool: The Transformation and Future of Early Childhood Education, by Martha Heineman Pieper and Kelly Perez

Sponsored by Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory What more could anyone want for children than a happy early childhood? The lively session will describe how preschool programs and classrooms can offer a joyful culture of caring, cooperation, creativity, learning, and social-emotional health.  Presented by psychotherapist and acclaimed author Martha Heineman Pieper and Director of The […]Full Description

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December 4, 2024

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Rogow, Faith

Teaching Critical Thinking About TV, Videos, Online Games, and Apps in Early Childhood, by Faith Rogow, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory   Young children growing up in today’s digital world face unique challenges and opportunities. Many early childhood professionals respond to that reality from a place of anxiety and resistance. But what happens if, instead of resistance, our strategies are grounded in joyful learning and discovery? The answer is […]Full Description

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