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Articles for Early Childhood Educators

Exploring Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

Jean Barbre, EdD

October 12, 2021

Learn key competencies of infant and toddler development in the areas of cognitive and social-emotional development as well as the important role caregivers have in this development through relationsh...   Read More

Purposes and Benefits of Assessment

Natasha Crosby Kile, MS

August 24, 2021

Learn the purposes and benefits of assessment to ensure you have the information you need to make decisions that impact the curriculum, environment, and teaching practices.   Read More

Preventing Challenging Behaviors, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Julie Kurtz, MS

August 6, 2021

Teaching strategies and skills to children with challenging and dysregulated behaviors to help them navigate the daily emotions and problems they face.   Read More


Developing a Yearlong Curriculum Guide

Robin Fairfield, EdD

June 24, 2021

Developmentally based curriculum planning design for young children.   Read More

Perspective-Taking: Understanding Challenges, Fears and Joys of Parents of Children with Special Needs

Christy Jones-Hudson, MA, IMH-E®

June 14, 2021

Learn about serving and working with diverse populations including parents of children with special needs.   Read More


Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

Kathy Pillow-Price, EdD

June 14, 2021

Learn about burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma and how they can be prevented.   Read More

Appreciation & Recognition: Supporting Employee Engagement

Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MSHROD, CNP

June 7, 2021

Ways to show appreciation and recognition to employees as a leader.   Read More

Positive Verbal Strategies for Connecting with Children

Amber Tankersley, PhD

March 15, 2021

How to create a positive verbal environment to connect with young children   Read More

Social-Emotional Development Theories and the Early Childhood Classroom

Miriam Eckstein-Koas, MS, SpEd

March 4, 2021

Learn about Erikson and Maslow's theories and how they apply to working with young children.   Read More

Opening the Culture Door: Valuing Diversity

Barbara Kaiser, MA

February 23, 2021

Understand the impact of cultural influences on ourselves and children.   Read More

Managing Time for Directors

Lauren Ellis, MA

January 29, 2021

Assess and manage your schedule to maximize productivity and impact.   Read More

Safe and Healthy Sleep for Infants and Young Children, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Charlotte Hendricks, PhD

December 22, 2020

Safe sleep practices for infants and young children.   Read More


Safe Environments During COVID-19

Charlotte Hendricks, PhD

December 4, 2020

Learn about cleaning procedures related to COVID-19.   Read More

Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers: Alternatives to Rewards and Punishment

Kelly Gfroerer, PhD, LPC

November 5, 2020

Learn about Positive Discipline tools for teachers in early childhood education.   Read More


Evaluating and Supporting Early Educators

Angèle Sancho Passe, BS, MA

September 18, 2020

Learn how to evaluate and support early educators.   Read More

What a Wonderful World: Growing Empathy for Early Learners

Jennifer McCroddan, BA

September 8, 2020

Explore empathy and how we can help nurture it in young children.   Read More

Being a Leader When You're Not the Boss

Tatiana Rodriguez, MPH

August 24, 2020

Learn how to be a leader and positive influencer regardless of your title.   Read More

You Can Become a Biting Solution Expert!

Lisa Poelle, MA

August 6, 2020

A proven, problem-solving approach to intervening more effectively in habitual biting situations.   Read More


Working with Children with Disabilities: Inclusion Works!, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Piret Leonetti, EdD

June 29, 2020

Working with children with disabilities.   Read More


Teaching Beyond Bars

Quniana Futrell, BS, MEd, EdS

June 18, 2020

Learn about working with children with a parent who is incarcerated.   Read More