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Articles for Early Childhood Educators

Teaching Beyond Bars

Quniana Futrell, BS, MEd, EdS

June 18, 2020

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

Interpreting Your CLASS Scores

Jennifer Rosenbaum, BS, MEd

June 16, 2020

Learn about the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).   Read More

Creating a Professional and Personal Relationship with Challenging Parents, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Ronald Mah, MA, PhD, LMFT

June 5, 2020

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Growing Human(E) Beings - A Job of Superheroes!, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Julie Kurtz, MS

May 29, 2020

Learn the difference between challenging behavior, trauma triggers, and approaches to understand trauma and its impact on young children   Read More


Introduction to FLIP IT! - Transforming Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Program

Rachel Wagner, MSW

May 7, 2020

Learn about a strategy to address children’s day to day challenging behaviors.   Read More

Helping Children Learn Through Bias-Free Observation and Assessment

Rebecca Reynolds, MA, EdD

April 22, 2020

How assessment bias influences the outcome of children’s assessments and how to avoid that bias.   Read More

The Ordinary Magic of Storytelling

Stephanie Goloway, EdD

April 15, 2020

How to select, learn, and tell stories, and how to integrate storytelling throughout your early childhood curriculum.   Read More

Catch a Bubble, Finger on the Wall, Are We Teaching Them Anything at All?

Jennifer Romanoff, MA

April 3, 2020

Learn how to teach valuable life lessons and have appropriate expectations of young children.   Read More

Bully Proofing Your Early Childhood Program, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

William DeMeo, PhD

March 31, 2020

Strategies for working with young children demonstrating bullying behaviors, identifying bullying tendencies, and understanding the signs and symptoms of such behaviors.   Read More


An Introduction to Integrated Dual Language Learners (Birth to Five), in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Erika Flores, BS, MEd

March 24, 2020

Review of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) ages 0 to 5, with strategies to support the whole child and their families   Read More


Avoiding Exposure to Hazardous Materials in ECE Settings, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Charlotte Hendricks, PhD

February 25, 2020

Information about safe use and storage of hazardous materials.   Read More


Cultural Competence With Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, and Questioning Individuals

Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH

February 18, 2020

Examine cultural competence for providing safe, welcoming environments and workplaces for LGBTQ families, employees, and co-workers.   Read More


IEP and IFSP 101: Everything You Need to Know - Planning to Implementation

Laura Ritter, BA, MA

February 3, 2020

Learn legal requirements of an IEP, qualifying disabilities, and procedures for meeting with students and families.   Read More


Administration of Medication in ECE Settings, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Charlotte Hendricks, PhD

January 23, 2020

Learn best practices for giving medications and documentation required.   Read More


Screen Time & Negative Associations to Child Development

Stacey Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP

December 30, 2019

Learn about myths and research findings related to the impact of technology on early child development.   Read More

A Father's Place: The Importance of Male Involvement in Early Childhood Development, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

J. Neil Tift, BA, MA

December 20, 2019

Learn strategies to promote and support male involvement in early childhood development.   Read More


Meeting the Needs of Young Boys in Early Childhood Programs

Francis Wardle, BS, MS, PhD

December 17, 2019

Learn about the challenges of working with young boys in early childhood programs, why they are more difficult to care for and educate than young girls, and suggestions to address this dilemma.   Read More

Communication as a Key to Classroom Success

Jennifer Romanoff, MA

November 26, 2019

Learn benefits of having open, honest communication with co-workers and parents as well as tips for conducting difficult conversations   Read More


Collaboration to Support Children with Special Needs

Amanda Schwartz, PhD

November 25, 2019

Providing an inclusive classroom for a child with special needs is a challenge with tremendous benefits. Learn your role and some strategies to provide an inclusive classroom.   Read More


Fundamentals of Human Resources: Non-Managerial Early Childhood Staff

Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS

November 15, 2019

A review of employment law, discrimination, harassment, and employee responsibilities in an early childhood setting.   Read More