Presentations

08/22/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Parafiniuk, Diana

Smith, Sara

Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism, by Diana Parafiniuk and Sara Smith

This session is sponsored by E-Therapy. Do you ever wish there was a miraculous way you could reach children who struggle with communication disorders? Or an innovative approach to expanding children’s social and emotional understanding?  So often it is hard to get students who struggle with these issues to engage, interact, and express themselves fully. […]Full Description

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09/13/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

O'Neill, Barb

How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior, by Barb O’Neill, M.Ed.

This session is sponsored by continuED. It’s easy to become focused solely on trying to stop unwanted behavior when young children are using aggression to try and get their wants and needs met. This can also be true when they are not following directions or we feel they are being disrespectful in some way. Yet, […]Full Description

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09/26/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Howell, Jacky

Koralek, Derry

Luckenbill, Julia

Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning, by Derry Koralek, Julia Luckenbill, M.A. and Jacky Howell, M.A.

Sponsored by Redleaf Press   Thanks to the widespread use of social media-Facebook, lnstagram, YouTube, and Pinterest, to name a few-you can find lots of images and videos of inspiring early childhood settings. You’ve probably seen a photo of something that made you think, “What a great environment.” For example, for one of the presenters […]Full Description

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09/27/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ligon, Kathy

No Money, No Mission: Cost Control in the Childcare Business, by Kathy Ligon

Sponsored by HINGE Brokers. This webinar is on THURSDAY, September 27th.   Costs matter. Childcare business owners recognize this when starting their ventures, but, as their businesses grow, it becomes more difficult to watch over every penny spent. And in an industry that is difficult to manage with low-profit margins, out-of-control expenses can quickly affect […]Full Description

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10/03/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

How Boosting Emotional Intelligence Improves Your Ability to Effectively Steer Your ECE Program, by Barbara Kaiser

This session is sponsored by HiMama. EQ or Emotional Quotient, otherwise known as Emotional Intelligence, is the ability to recognize emotions to guide thinking and behavior, and adapt accordingly. It requires regulation of your own emotions and the ability to gauge the emotions of others, especially in the workplace. To be an effective high EQ […]Full Description

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10/10/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Duncan, Sandra

Martin, Jody

Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments, by Sandra Duncan and Jody Martin

Sponsored by Nature Explore. There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls f1lled with children’s work indicate productivity, an abundance of commercially-purchased toys indicates a well-equipped space, and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break these antiquated […]Full Description

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10/17/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Sorrels, Barbara

Trauma Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioral Change, by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education.   Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand.  This session, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D., author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging […]Full Description

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10/24/2018
2 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ricketts, Amadee

Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians, by Amadee Ricketts

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. Story times and circle time are important parts of the day in most early childhood classrooms. While they are central to the early education experience, these parts of the day can come to feel routine or uninspiring for educators and children alike. Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways […]Full Description

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10/25/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ligon, Kathy

Petchel, Kathe

Tuition Pricing Versus Labor Costs: The Approaching Tsunami, by Kathy Ligon and Kathe Petchel

Sponsored by HINGE Brokers. This webinar is on THURSDAY, October 25th.   In a low unemployment environment, the impact on hiring quality staff is tremendous— especially in the childcare business where 55-percent of revenue is spent on staff and staff- related costs. Pricing strategies must be improved to strengthen an early learning business’ hiring ability. […]Full Description

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10/31/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

O'Keefe, Bonnie

Coaching for Childhood Educators: Research Findings and Practical Considerations, by Bonnie O’Keefe

This session is sponsored by HiMama.   More ECE programs than ever are implementing coaching programs for their teachers, but not all coaching programs achieve their goals. How should ECE program leaders design a coaching approach that will be successful and sustainable? Coaching is supported by a growing body of research and required by the […]Full Description

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11/07/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Barton, Erin

Steed, Elizabeth

Social Emotional Screening of Young Children: Early Identification is Essential to Healthy SEL, by Erin Barton, PhD and Elizabeth Steed, PhD

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing   In this webinar, assessment and intervention experts, Erin Barton, PhD and Elizabeth Steed, PhD, will describe the purpose of social-emotional screening of young children in the context of promoting social-emotional development and identifying children at risk for social-emotional difficulties. This webinar will provide an overview of specific social-emotional screening tools […]Full Description

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11/28/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Hernandez, Luis

Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! by Luis Hernandez

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. What are some basic ingredients in any relationship? We’ll begin this conversation with a foundational sauce of respect and trust. Each requires time, exploration, blending and the stirring of consistent work. In every relationship, especially in early education settings, the adults […]Full Description

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12/05/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Small, Lauren

Business Solutions for The Weary ECE Program Leader: “Systems Mindsets” for Less Stress and More Revenue, by Lauren Small, MBA

This session is sponsored by HiMama. As a director or owner of an early childhood program, you must wear many hats as the leader of your business. Most of us who run program have backgrounds in education, but don’t have much of the necessary business training, and we find ourselves in demanding roles for which […]Full Description

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12/12/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

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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