Learn ways to support brain development and executive function, reduce challenging behavior, increase classroom engagement, and utilize food/cooking experiences with preschoolers. This course is one of five parts that together comprise a 45-hour package of CDA renewal coursework specific and relevant for the Preschool setting. Each part includes 9 hours of content. Parts belonging to this package are labeled “CDA Renewal - Preschool, Part A” through “CDA Renewal - Preschool, Part E” and may be completed in any order.
This CDA Renewal course consists of new courses effective February 1, 2022.
Course created on February 1, 2022
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/9.0; AL/9.0; AR PDR/9.0; AZ Registry/9.0; CA Registry/9.0; CO/9.0; CT/9.0; DC PDIS/9.0 Child Growth And Development, Curriculum, Learning Environments, Social Emotional Development; DE/9.0; FL/9.0; HI/9.0; IA Registry/9.0; IACET/0.9; ID Stars/9.0; IL Gateways/9.0 B345755; IN/9.0; KS/9.0; MA/9.0; ME/9.0; MI Registry/9.0; MN Develop/9.0; MOPD/9.0; MSDE/9.0 CKO-157185, Child Development, Curriculum; NC DCDEE/9.0; NE/9.0; NH/9.0; NJCCIS/9.0; NV Registry/9.0; NY/9.0; OH/9.0; OK Registry/9.0; OR/9.0; PA Keys/9.0; SD/9.0; TX/9.0; UT/9.0; VA/9.0; VT NLCCV/9.0; WA STARS/9.0; WI Registry/9.0; WY Stars/9.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ways to support brain development and executive function while working with preschoolers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to use tools and strategies to reduce challenging behavior and increase classroom engagement.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the difference between equity and equality.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to incorporate food/cooking experiences with preschoolers.
|Understanding Executive Function; Carrie Fruin, EdS
|Activities to Strengthen Executive Function in the Classroom; Carrie Fruin, EdS
|An Inside Look at What’s Happening Inside: Brain Development from Ages 2 – 7; Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD
|Understanding Challenging Behaviors: Practical Tools and Research; Kelly Gfroerer, PhD, LPC
|Understanding Challenging Behaviors and Building Social-Emotional Skills in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association; Jess Bernal, MA, LMFT
|An Introduction to Equity in Early Childhood; Julie Nicholson, PhD; Crystal McClendon-Gourdine, PhD
|Clatter in the Classroom; Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
|Kids in the Kitchen: Supersize Their Learning, Part 1; Amber Tankersley, PhD
|Kids in the Kitchen: Supersize Their Learning, Part 2; Amber Tankersley, PhD
Carrie Fruin is the former Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Reflection Sciences, a company focused specifically on Executive Function and its development in children from birth to grade 12. She is currently a science instructor in a top district in Minnesota and continues to present STEM instructional practices at conferences across the country. Carrie has developed close to 50 online courses for teachers including trauma, best practices for remote education, and instructional coaching and mentoring. She has her EdS is in Transformational Leadership with a focus on instructional technology. Her ultimate goal is to ensure the equitable education of all children through teaching, lecturing, and publishing.
VP of Early Childhood Education Research and Development, Primrose School Franchising Company
Dr. Lauren Starnes is an expert in the field of early childhood education. Having dual doctorates in both child development and educational leadership, she currently works as the Vice President of Early Childhood Education Research and Development for Primrose School Franchising Company. Lauren has worked at every level of early childhood education. While she began her formal career teaching at the university level, she has prior experience teaching within preschools, consulting and serving as a support professional for children with autism, and serving as an embedded instructional coach for preschool teachers. She has worked as a school principal for multiple different schools and remains actively involved as a voice for early childhood education in various professional associations. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her two sons in sports.
Kelly Gfroerer, PhD, is Executive Director of the Positive Discipline Association. She has worked as a teacher, school counselor, and educational consultant in early childhood education for over two decades. She has a wide variety of work experience in preschool and early childhood settings including implementing Positive Discipline and specifically class meetings as a counselor and consultant in early childhood programs. Kelly is a frequent speaker on Positive Discipline and a Positive Discipline Certified Trainer. Kelly is the co-author of the book, Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers, and Positive Discipline in the Classroom Tool Cards. Both of these publications include practical, easy to implement classroom management tools that teach social and emotional life skills to young children.
Jess Bernal is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Early Childhood Education Consultant who specializes in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Jess has over 16 years of experience working with children who have been exposed to trauma, children who have severe behavioral challenges, and children with disabilities.
Julie Nicholson is Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College where she has been a faculty member since 2005 and directed several innovative programs including the Leadership Program in Early Childhood, a Joint MBA/MA Educational Leadership Program, and the Center for Play Research. She is Co-Founder of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education. She has published over 30 peer-revised journal articles and is the lead author of 12 books, all addressing issues of social justice and equity in early childhood.
Crystal Gourdine, Ph.D. is a wife, mother, community leader, and consultant lending over 25 years experience in early childhood, K-12, and post-secondary education to partnerships within non-profit, district, and university-based early childhood programs.
Her expertise includes early childhood administration, race equity, and professional adult learning and support. She specializes as a Race Equity coach, trainer, and facilitator; customizing learning environments for early childhood programs, tailoring a quality redesign to meet federal, state, and local policies, and collaborating with community stakeholders to disrupt systemic inequities.
Formerly a public school educator, college instructor, and family child care owner, she also consults with state and local organizations offering program assessment, reflective practice and mentorship, and coaching and training on early childhood quality improvement measures using a Race Equity lens.
Crystal holds both doctorate and master degrees in Human Development/Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park; a master's degree in Leadership in Early Childhood Education from Mills College; and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Spelman College.
BA, MS, EdD
With 50+ years of experience in the early care and education field, Dr. Duncan has extensive experience in publishing curricula and teacher resources, teaching young children, training early childhood professionals, teaching at the university level, designing professional development programs, and working with parents. Sandra taught kindergarten for 10 years, owned 11 early childhood programs, and is the founder and Executive Director of a school-age program serving 1700 students at 18 sites in 4 school systems. She is an adjunct faculty member and dissertation chair for 25+ doctorate students at the Fischler Graduate School of Education for Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Duncan is the designer of a preschool furniture collection called Sense of Place. The Sense of Place collection builds upon the belief in the importance of children’s environments, not only by celebrating the spirit of the place but by rejoicing in the wonder of childhood. She is the author of several books including Inspiring Spaces for Young Children, Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Spaces (ROSIE), Rethinking the Classroom Landscape: Creating Environments that Connect Young Children, Families, and Communities, Bringing the Outside In: Ideas for Creating Nature-Based Classroom Experiences for Young Children, and Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning & Wonder, as well as numerous articles on designing early childhood environments and connecting children with nature. Dr. Duncan is the co-author of a book called The Honeycomb Hypothesis: Nature Based Learning for Wee Ones, to be published in 2021. Most importantly, she is Grandma to Sierra Elizabeth--a vivacious and very precocious second grader!
Amber Tankersley is an associate professor in child development within the department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary/early childhood education, a master's degree in elementary education, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction. She has worked in the field of early childhood for over 20 years as a preschool teacher, university child care center director, university instructor/professor and director of an NAEYC accredited preschool lab. She often presents at workshops/conferences on the topic of early childhood curriculum and the importance of play. She teaches courses such as: early childhood curriculum, interacting with children, parent/professional relationships, and she supervises practicum students and preschool student teachers.
Lauren Starnes: Financial Disclosures: Lauren Starnes received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Kelly Gfroerer: Financial Disclosures: Kelly Gfroerer received an honorarium for presenting this course. She is the author of tools and resources on Positive Discipline. Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jess Bernal: Financial Disclosures: Jess Bernal received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial disclosures: There are no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Julie Nicholson: Financial disclosures: Julie Nicholson received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Crystal McClendon-Gourdine: Financial disclosures: Crystal McClendon-Gourdine received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sandra Duncan: Financial: Sandra Duncan received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Amber Tankersley: Financial Disclosures: Amber Tankersley received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by continued Early Childhood Education.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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