Webinars

July 27, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

MacDonald, Susan

Ignite! Strategies for Fueling a Growth Mindset, by Susan MacDonald

Sponsored by Inspiring New Perspectives. Creating professional learning experiences that truly engage and inspire adult learners can be challenging. You will need a clear plan to keep staff motivated and invested in their ongoing professional growth. Discover innovative and concrete strategies for designing and delivering impactful professional development. In this webinar, you will gain new […]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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August 24, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Haughey, Abbey

Social Media for Early Childhood Consultants: Reach New Clients, Create Wonder, and Build Community

Sponsored by Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory. Some people love social media for social connectivity, and some don’t. But regardless of your feelings about using it personally, as an early childhood consultant, you must embrace it as an important tool for promoting your business. It’s a fact of life for business survival in 2022 and […]Full Description

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August 25, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Lovely, Gail

Puerling, Brian

Building-On Ramps and In-Roads to Powerful Use of 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 a guide map including ways that administrators can consider, plan for, and help educators implement meaningful uses of technology with young learners. Knowing that early childhood educators often face resistance, hurdles, and challenges when […]Full Description

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September 14, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Warden, Claire

Make Nature Based Programs Hum with Planning, Documentation, and Family Engagement, 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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September 29, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

How Your Culture Influences Expectations & Children’s 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

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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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 Stephanie 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 Stephanie 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 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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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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