Webinars

December 1, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Pratt, Michelle

Rejuvenate Preschool Environments on a Budget: Tips, Ideas & Resources, by Michelle Pratt

Sponsored by Exchange Press. It is time to take a step back and assess your program or classroom’s environment! With a new year on the horizon, look around as if from a young child’s perspective. Bend down. See with fresh eyes. Hopefully you feel… a sense of welcoming, calm and order. inspired to work with […]Full Description

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December 8, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Tagawa, Dean

Amezquita, Ranae

Haugen, Kirsten

Growing Natural Outdoor Preschool Classrooms to Scale: LA Unified School District’s Bold Approach

Sponsored by Nature Explore. Join Dr Dean Tagawa, Ranae Amezquita, and Kirsten Haugen to learn how and why the second-largest school district in the United States has committed to creating natural outdoor classrooms in every one of its early care and education centers. The presenters will share California’s Los Angeles Unified School District multi-year journey […]Full Description

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December 15, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Robertson, Rachel

Your ECE Career Journey: From Teacher or Director to Beyond, by Rachel Robertson, MA

Sponsored by Bright Horizons. If you are considering becoming an early childhood teacher or if you already are working as one, you may not have ever thought about what job you might hold in ten years or more. Many people start working as teachers or assistant teachers because they like children. No matter how you […]Full Description

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January 5, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Delgado, Laura

Intentional Preschool Environments Set the Stage for Young Children, by Laura Delgado

Sponsored by Learning Beyond Paper. Every early childhood program’s physical environment, both indoor and outdoor, sets the stage for learning and engagement. The physical environment sends strong messages to children and adults about what is valued, who is valued, and what learning can occur within the spaces. It is up to family child care providers, […]Full Description

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January 26, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Housman, Donna

Even Superheroes Need Support: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Early Childhood Educators, by Dr. Donna Housman

Sponsored by Housman Institute. Early childhood educators have always been Superheroes, tasked with the single most important role, aside from parents, in a child’s early development and education. Your work is one of the most rewarding in education, one most of us cherish, but one that also brings great stress. There is a lot of […]Full Description

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February 23, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Larimore, Rachel

How to Lead a Nature-based Program Without Losing Your Purpose (or mind!) By Rachel A. Larimore

Sponsored by Samara Early Learning. Nature-based learning is growing in popularity, particularly in the time of COVID. Yes, there are many benefits to children and teachers alike by integrating nature into the preschool curriculum. Yet, many leaders find themselves facing challenges in supporting a shift to nature-based learning. These challenges are sometimes administrative related to […]Full Description

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February 24, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Iruka, Iheoma

Promoting the Positive Racial Identity of Black Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Programs, by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D.

Produced in partnership with Equity Research Action Coalition at UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. The first 1,000 days are a sensitive period in children’s development. This is critical period for language, emotional, and social development. Evidence is also accumulating about these early years as critical for positive ethnic-racial identity. Positive ethnic-racial identity is […]Full Description

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March 9, 2022

2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bartoloni, Vicki

Inspirations from Reggio Emilia for a STEM-Infused Environment, Dr. Vicki Carper Bartolini

Sponsored by Redleaf Press. From her recently published book, Creating a Reggio-Inspired STEM Environment for Young Children, award-winning educator Dr. Vicki Carper Bartolini offers practical suggestions and resources for teachers to re-envision their early learning environments with a focus on STEM. Using the Reggio Emilia lens that honors the right of children to a wondrous […]Full Description

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