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Meeting in the Middle: Parent’s Perspective of Educating a Child with Special Needs

Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CAS

November 15, 2022

Learn ways to approach partnerships and communicate with parents of children with special needs.   Read More

 


Elevate and Empower Through Advocacy

Sarah Ozuna Brown, MS

October 14, 2022

Explore the levels and types of advocacies as well as their importance to children, families, and the early education field.   Read More


Collective Trauma and Building a Trauma-Informed Culture: Working with Staff

Nadia Tourinho, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

August 31, 2022

Learn about collective trauma and building a trauma-informed culture in your program when working with staff.   Read More


Collective Trauma and Building a Trauma-Informed Culture: Working with Children

Nadia Tourinho, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

August 31, 2022

Learn about collective trauma and building a trauma-informed culture in your program when working with children.   Read More


Collective Trauma and Building a Trauma-Informed Culture: Interventions

Nadia Tourinho, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

August 31, 2022

Learn about interventions to address collective trauma and building a trauma-informed culture in your program.   Read More


Collective Trauma and Building a Trauma-Informed Culture: Working with Parents

Nadia Tourinho, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

August 15, 2022

Learn about collective trauma and building a trauma-informed culture in your program when working with parents.   Read More


Seizures and Seizure Management in Early Childhood

Nancy Nathenson, RRT

June 22, 2022

Learn about seizures and seizure management in young children.   Read More


Loss and Grief in Early Childhood

Tami Micsky, DSW, MSSA, LSW, CT

June 1, 2022

Gain an understanding of loss and grief in early childhood, including developmental considerations. A practical, guided approach to helping children cope with grief is offered.   Read More


Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood

Julie Nicholson, PhD, Nathanael Flynn, MA

April 13, 2022

Learn about more inclusive understandings of gender diversity and strategies you can use to create gender-inclusive early learning environments.   Read More


Helping Young Children Develop a Positive Sense of Self

Amber Tankersley, PhD

March 18, 2022

Strategies for adults to help children develop a positive sense of self.   Read More


Documentation: Making Children's Learning Visible

Hilary Seitz, PhD

March 9, 2022

Learn how to use the documentation process as a means to understand and make children’s learning visible.   Read More


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for Early Childhood Providers

PJ Winters, EdD

January 19, 2022

Overview of FERPA including practical advice regarding the regulation of FERPA when working with children in early childhood.   Read More


Exploring Physical and Language Development of Infants and Toddlers

Jean Barbre, EdD

January 10, 2022

Learn strategies and activities that foster physical and language development in infant-toddler care.   Read More


Teaching, Caring, and Advocating for Children and Families Living in Poverty

Kenya Wolff, PhD

October 29, 2021

Learn about the impact of poverty on the family and a child's health, wellness, and brain development, as well as ways to support them.   Read More


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


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