Webinars

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

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 promote strong social-emotional development and how […]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, M.A.

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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August 26, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Iruka, Iheoma

Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework, by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D.

Produced in partnership with Equity Research Action Coalition at UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute It is that time of year when many educators and professionals will need to identify children’s strengths and challenges to provide needed support to meet their developmental and learning needs. The data, unfortunately, shows that many children of color, […]Full Description

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September 9, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Stoney, Louise

Easterling, Sharon

New Options for Health Care for Early Childhood Professionals, by Louise Stoney, M.A. and Sharon Easterling, B.A.

Sponsored by Procare Solutions.   Very few child care centers can afford to offer employee benefits like health insurance and retirement plans. This workshop will explore ways that recent investments from the American Rescue Plan Act and other pandemic recovery measures may be used to expand access to employee benefits. Strategies such as tapping the […]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 17, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Howell, Jacky

Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program, by Jacky Howell

Sponsored by Second Step. We all understand the importance of Social/Emotional Learning for children in early childhood programs. Yet, one of the biggest challenges administrators face is ensuring all children in their programs are offered the best opportunities for social-emotional development. Join this paradigm-shifting webinar by early childhood education expert Jacky Howell to explore the […]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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October 13, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Starnes, Lauren

Big Questions, Worries, and Fears: How to have hard conversations with little children, by Dr. Lauren Starnes

Sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute. Join Dr. Lauren Starnes in this webinar to address the big adult questions young children often ask that often cause us to pause, silence the child, or deflect the response. This session will guide you to answer difficult question respectfully and developmentally appropriately with even the youngest children. The webinar […]Full Description

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October 14, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Jablon, Judy

Ensler, Laura

Parks, Nichole

How Optimistic Leaders Can Create Equity in Early Learning Programs, by Judy Jablon, Nichole Parks and Laura Ensler

To create the next generation of critical thinkers and leaders, we must ensure that every child has a sense of agency — that they are problem solvers and decision makers! For this to happen, educators make a difference. Children must learn in equitable settings where power is shared and all the adults define themselves as […]Full Description

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October 20, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Small, Lauren

Marsh, Virginia

Secrets to Finding Talent Amidst a ECE Staffing Crisis: Think Outside the Toybox, by Lauren Small and Virginia Marsh

Sponsored by Procare Software. Have crippling staff shortages forced you out of the director’s office and back into the classroom? Are you struggling to recruit and train employees? Does your existing staff complain about burnout? Perhaps you’ve even turned away potential enrollments due to being short-staffed. As overwhelmed directors must ask more and more of […]Full Description

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October 21, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Delgado, Laura

The Business Impact of Curriculum on Your Early Childhood Program, by Laura Delgado

Sponsored by Learning Beyond Paper At a time when early learning programs are struggling to hire and retain teachers, and qualified teachers who feel overworked and underpaid are leaving the field, the business impact of curriculum cannot be clearer. Offering a comprehensive and easy to use curriculum is not only great for children and families, […]Full Description

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November 10, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Snyder, Patricia

Hemmeter, Mary Louise

Fox, Lise

The Keys to Effective Practice-Based Coaching: A Framework for Early Childhood Leaders

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing.   As an early childhood program leader, you know coaching is the most powerful element of continuous quality improvement.  Developing your coaching skills is critical to help your staff engage children nurture their development. Join this free eye-opening webinar to learn about a coaching framework for supporting early childhood practitioners’ use […]Full Description

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December 2, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Jones-Hudson, Christy

Being Thorough: A Concept for Building High-Performing Teams in Your Early Childhood Program, by Christy Jones-Hudson, M.A., IMH-E

Sponsored by Exchange Press. NEW DATE! December 2,2021 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 […]Full Description

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