Webinars

September 28, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kile, Kasey

DeLoach, Gabrielle

Connecting Reflection and Continuous Quality Improvement, by Kasey Kile, M.S. 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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September 29, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

Culture and Children’s Challenging Behavior, by Barbara Kaiser

Sponsored by Second Step. Like the children in our care, every teacher is different. We come from different contexts and cultures, and everything we think, say, and do is processed through the filter of our own culture. Culture influences our values, beliefs, gender roles, family structures, language, and even our teaching styles. The ability to […]Full Description

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October 6, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Benson McMullen, Mary

Happiness in the “Baby Room”: Supporting the Well-Being of Infant-Toddler Care Professionals, by Mary Benson McMullen, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Childcare Education Institute. In this compelling webinar, author and professor Mary Benson 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 […]Full Description

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October 12, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Wieder, Stefanie

Jackson, Paula

Books and Babies: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Infants and Toddlers, by Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed. and Dr. Paula L. Jackson

Sponsored by Barefoot Books. The foundation for literacy starts at birth! From babies’ first smiles to toddlers’ first steps, literacy development is intertwined with language, cognitive, social-emotional and motor growth. Join literacy experts Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed., and Dr. Paula L. Jackson to discover the building blocks for scaffolding early literacy skills in pre-mobile infants […]Full Description

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October 13, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Iruka, Iheoma

Boone Blanchard, Sheresa

Loving the Skin You Are In: Facts on Race & Disability in Early Childhood Programs, by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D. and Sheresa Boone Blanchard, Ph.D.

Produced in partnership with Equity Research Action Coalition at UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Our country is still reeling from the twin pandemics – coronavirus and racial reckoning. Furthermore, these dual pandemics have significantly impacted children with disabilities, especially Black and Brown children. In this paradigm-shifting webinar Dr. Iheoma Iruka will help you […]Full Description

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October 19, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ramsey, Erin

Reset & Rejuvenate: Paving Your Positive Path Forward for Early Childhood Educators, by Erin Ramsey

Sponsored by Exchange Press. Happy, healthy, and joyful early educators make for happy, healthy, and joyful programs. In this refreshing and inspiring webinar, early care and education leader, author and inspirational speaker, Erin Ramsey will inspire you to pave a positive path forward with ways to claim your power, remove your roadblocks and find your […]Full Description

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October 26, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Iglesias, Aquiles

de Villiers, Jill

Michnick Golinkoff, Roberta

Screening Bilingual Language Development for English–Spanish Speaking Preschoolers, by Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D. and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing. Language is an important developmental gateway for all young children, especially dual language learners. In this webinar, language experts Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D., and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., will highlight the importance of monitoring the language skills of English–Spanish bilingual preschoolers and providing needed supports early. They’ll share […]Full Description

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October 27, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Lovely, Gail

Puerling, Brian

Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children, by Brian Puerling and Gail Lovely

Sponsored by Johnnie Max. In this lively yet practical webinar, early childhood technology experts Brian Puerling and Gail Lovely will present insights and ideas for administrators to  help teachers implement meaningful uses of technology with young learners. Knowing that early childhood educators often face resistance, hurdles, and challenges when it comes to using technology with […]Full Description

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November 2, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Housman, Donna

Stone, Emily

Building Relational Bridges-The Home-School Partnership, by Dr. Donna Housman and Emily Stone

Sponsored by Housman Institute. As early childhood educators and caregivers, you are the first point of contact for parents for all things related to their children. From “good morning” to circle time, snack time to nap time, potty training to lunch, curriculum to playground time – you are the captain of their child’s ship during […]Full Description

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November 9, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kashin, Diane

The Possibilities of Professional Friendships as Communities of Support for Early Childhood Educators, by Dr. Diane Kashin

Sponsored by Storypark. Early childhood educators’ professional growth journeys are sometimes isolating. Because working with young children is as much of an art as it is a science, teachers often find themselves working through trial and error with less-than-optimal amounts of opportunities for professional interaction. This paradigm-shifting webinar, by master pedagogist Diane Kashin, EdD, RECE, […]Full Description

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November 16, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Andriaschko, Jolene

Creating Clear and Effective Policies and Procedures for Early Childhood Programs, by Dr. Jolene Andriaschko

Sponsored by Procare. The past few years have taught us that we need to learn how to pivot when faced with challenges. No profession knows this better than early childhood. Early childhood professionals have pivoted to change how they do business including marketing, recruiting, and in some cases teaching. Due to the frequent changes that […]Full Description

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December 7, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie

Grisham, Jennifer

Sullivan, Lynn

The Heart of Inclusive and Meaningful Assessment Practices with Young Children, by Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, Ph.D. Jennifer Grisham, Ed.D. and Lynn Sullivan, M.Ed

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing.   Authentic assessment, practiced well, can be one of the most beneficial tools for teaching all children in inclusive early childhood settings. The process of implementing authentic assessment, regardless of the tool, can help teachers connect deeply with children and families, as well as learn how to best support them as […]Full Description

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December 15, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Nicholson, Julie

Flynn, Nathanael

Purkayastha, Mitali

Gender, Expectations, and Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood Programs, by Julie Nicholson, Ph.D., Nathanael Flynn, MA, and Mitali Purkayastha, AA

Sponsored by Second Step. What does it mean to be a boy or a girl–or something else? How do we support children to love their gender, and to talk about what can feel restricting or harmful about it? As early educators how do our own experience of and education about gender impact our ability to […]Full Description

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