Presentations

12/12/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Bella, Jill

Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management, by Jill Bella, Ed.D.

Sponsored by McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. All too often directors of early care and education programs spend time planning and implementing meetings only to find out that the “real” meeting happens in the parking lot after the designated time that was set aside for the formal gathering. Collaboration and involving staff in the […]Full Description

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01/09/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Lopez, Amanda

Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room, by Amanda Lopez

Sponsored by McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. The leadership of an organization sets the vision for the future and the direction for the rest of the team. Program leaders must know how to develop, manage, and collaborate with their board of directors to ensure the leadership is in sync with the needs of the […]Full Description

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01/16/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Tiemann, Amy

van der Zande, Irene

Teachable Moments for Personal Safety: Doing Right by Young Children in Early Childhood Programs, by Dr. Amy Tiemann and Irene van der Zande

Sponsored by Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory   They say it takes a village to raise a child. This proverb could never be more true than now. To create safe villages for children, every responsible adult—from parents & caregivers, to teachers, staff, aides, specialists, and administrators—needs to work together to understand and teach children the […]Full Description

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01/23/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Kaiser, Barbara

Bullying in ECE: What we need to know to make a difference, by Barbara Kaiser

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Bullying behavior has become part of too many people’s lives, especially children’s. We need to understand what bullying behavior is, why it occurs, and how to teach children the skills they need to reduce bullying in early childhood. In this transformational webinar, […]Full Description

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01/30/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Petchel, Kathe

Ligon, Kathy

Staff Retention in Child Care: Are you Rocking It or is Your Ship Rocky? by Kathe Petchel and Kathy Ligon

Sponsored by HINGE Brokers.   Twenty-five percent of American companies lose new employees within the first year of employment… but in child care, this number increases to 30-40 percent. This amount of turnover affects your company culture, parent confidence in your schools and your bottom line. But what steps can you take to curb the […]Full Description

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01/31/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie

If Inclusion Is What You Want, Strategies for Raising the EQ of Early Educators Is What You Need, by Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing.   For many early educators, there is a strong desire to create learning environments that ensure all children have a sense of belonging. We dream daily that all children have equal rights and opportunities to be fully engaged in learning experiences that allow them to thrive, not only in school, but […]Full Description

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02/06/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Galinsky, Ellen

Ramsey, Erin

Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior, by Ellen Galinsky and Erin Ramsey

This session is sponsored by The InvestiGator Club. Increasingly, it is known that executive function skills are important in school readiness and school success, in graduation rates and workforce success. Studies have even found that young children with executive function skills are more likely to be healthier and wealthier in their 30s, regardless of their […]Full Description

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02/20/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Beneke, Sallee

Ostrosky, Michaelene

Inclusive ECE Classrooms and The Project Approach, by Sallee Beneke and Michaelene Ostrosky

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing   Teachers often see products of the Project Approach, and wish they knew how to implement it. Some teachers may believe they cannot use the Project Approach, because they serve students with disabilities, while other professionals are unsure of how to get started. In this webinar, Project Approach and Special Education […]Full Description

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02/27/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Ligon, Kathy

State of the Industry: What’s Trending in Child Care

Sponsored by HINGE Brokers.   The early childhood education industry is ripe with investor interest. A highly diverse group of investors and owners are radically changing the landscape of program. Operational trends are changing quickly with new competition and demands from today’s parents. In addition, the market is gaining investment from private equity and real […]Full Description

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03/06/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Abraham, Cathy

Customer Service in Early Childhood Programs: A paradigm shift, by Cathy Abraham

This dynamic webinar may change your thinking about how you and your staff interact with parents. Cathryn Abraham, the Child Care Diva, will cover the importance of customer service skills in early childhood programs, and provide examples about how to best use “customer service thinking” to impact retention and parent satisfaction. Taking a customer service […]Full Description

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03/13/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Douglass, Anne

Leading for Change in Early Care and Education: Cultivating Leadership from Within, by Anne Douglass, PhD

Improving quality and advancing the field of early care and education depends on the leadership voice of early educators. Leading change and innovation are about having a vision for doing things better, being willing to think creatively, and being passionate and knowledgeable about change and inspiring others. In this paradigm-shifting webinar by author, advocate, and […]Full Description

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06/12/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Dow, Connie

Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts through Movement, by Connie Bergstein Dow, MFA

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. All children should have the opportunity to move and be active throughout the day. The rich art form of dance/creative movement is a lively physical activity, that nurtures imagination and has the potential to offer experiences in all early childhood content areas. As a longtime dance educator, Connie Dow, the […]Full Description

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09/11/2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Salcedo, Michelle

Lessening Challenging Behaviors: Teachers and classrooms as partners in facilitating pro-social development, by Michelle Salcedo

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. At times, children’s challenging behaviors are a mismatch between the social & emotional demands of the classroom and their ability to be part of a classroom community. Just like children learn to walk, to recite the alphabet, and to put on their own shoes; they must learn the social & […]Full Description

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