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Articles for Early Childhood Educators

Thriving Teachers, Thriving Centers: Improving Teacher Satisfaction and Reducing Turnover, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

Kati Vaughn, BA, MA

November 4, 2019

A person-centered approach to coaching to improve teacher satisfaction and retention, with reflection activities and concrete strategies for instructional leaders.   Read More


Managing Severe Hearing Loss

October 28, 2019

A significant subset of patients seen in practices present with more severe hearing loss and more complex medical histories. In this seminar, the nature of severe hearing loss will be discussed along...   Read More

Potty Training at School

Karen Deerwester, EdS

October 11, 2019

Readiness characteristics and tips for potty training young children   Read More

Writing Effective Lesson Plans for Early Childhood Classrooms

Amber Tankersley, PhD

September 24, 2019

A step-by-step method for writing effective lesson plans   Read More

ADHD 101: Bringing Focus to the Confusion

Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E

July 24, 2019

Symptoms of ADHD, the process of making an ADHD diagnosis, and classroom interventions to support children with ADHD.   Read More


Reducing the Stigma of HIV/AIDS

Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH

July 12, 2019

Understanding HIV/AIDS, stigma surrounding it, and how to reduce the stigma   Read More

Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy - Part 2

Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP

June 21, 2019

Ways to resolve and prevent challenging behaviors in young children through the development of social-emotional literacy   Read More


Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy - Part 1

Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP

May 31, 2019

Ways to resolve and prevent challenging behaviors in young children through the development of social-emotional literacy   Read More


Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables!

Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS

April 22, 2019

Using recycled materials to incorporate physical activities in early childhood settings   Read More

Unlocking the Mystery of Selective Mutism

Aimee Kotrba, PhD

February 27, 2019

This course describes selective mutism, how to assess for selective mutism characteristics, and what teachers and caregivers can do to support and help children.   Read More


Families As Partners - Making Family Engagement Truly Meaningful & Authentic

Luis Hernandez, MA

February 15, 2019

Information about creating partnerships with families   Read More


The Decline of Play Outdoors in Children - And the Rise in Sensory Issues

Angela Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L

January 28, 2019

Explanation of why children are not playing outdoors as much and the effects on children, as well as ways to foster healthy sensory and motor development   Read More


Diversity and Cultural Awareness

Natasha Crosby Kile, MS

December 28, 2018

Definitions and descriptions of diversity, culture, and cultural awareness, as well as activities to use in the classroom to support them.   Read More

Child Abuse and Neglect: An Overview

Marilyn Massey-Stokes, EdD, CHES, CHWC

December 28, 2018

This course covers the main types of child abuse, including signs of possible abuse, reporting suspected child abuse, and prevention activities.   Read More

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It (Family-Centered Practice & Teaming)

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

December 26, 2018

This course will walk participants through the process of family-centered practice. How to have difficult conversations with families and teams will also be addressed.   Read More


Cultural Awareness in Working with Families

Anarella Cellitti, PhD

December 21, 2018

This course explores cultural differences that could interfere with working and communicating with Latino families.   Read More


Safety Tips for Young Children

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

November 26, 2018

This article guides the reader through tips on how to prevent accidents and injuries in the car, home, and at play for young children. A special section will also be presented specifically for wanderi...   Read More


Supporting Teachers in Addressing Challenging Behavior: A Team Approach (a workshop for Directors & Administrators of EC programs)

Barbara Kaiser, MA

November 21, 2018

To be effective, leaders must be self-reflective—think about who they are, become aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and look for ways to develop their own and their staff’s competencies and...   Read More


Visual Supports

Kimberly Norris, BS, MEd

October 26, 2018

Visual supports are especially helpful to use with young children who have autism or who may have communication difficulties. This course will describe designing and utilizing visual supports in the e...   Read More


Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation: A Guide for Administrators

Amanda Schwartz, PhD

October 22, 2018

From a child's first day in a program, staff gather information about the best ways to meet his or her needs. Make screening, assessment, and evaluation part of your program's culture to improve teach...   Read More