Learn ways to work with preschool children with special needs and their families, connect with and manage challenging behavior of preschool children, and improve physical, intellectual, and social-emotional skills of 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 January 31, 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 explain impacts on parents of caring for children with special needs.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ways to improve environments and classroom management to connect with children and help them learn social-emotional skills.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ways to incorporate phonological awareness, open-ended play, and storytelling into daily activities.
|Perspective-Taking: Understanding Challenges, Fears and Joys of Parents of Children with Special Needs; Christy Jones-Hudson, MA, IMH-E®
|Dyslexia and the Early Childhood Educator; Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
|Loose Parts and Open-Ended Play; Allie Bishop Pasquier, MS
|Positive Verbal Strategies for Connecting with Children; Amber Tankersley, PhD
|Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers: Alternatives to Rewards and Punishment; Kelly Gfroerer, PhD, LPC
|Introduction to FLIP IT! - Transforming Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Program; Rachel Wagner, MSW
|What a Wonderful World: Growing Empathy for Early Learners; Jennifer McCroddan, BA
|The Ordinary Magic of Storytelling; Stephanie Goloway, EdD
|The Alphabetic Principle Is About More Than Just 26 Letters; Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
Christy Jones-Hudson, director of children and family services for Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, provides monitoring and oversight to early childhood education programs. She is the owner of a small consulting company, Multicoachural Consulting, LLC which provides training and technical services to programs with a focus on serving children with special needs. Her writing has been published in national platforms such as Exchange Magazine and Motherly. She is the creator of the Game Faces Preschool Membership for High Performers opening September 2020.
Angie Neal is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Greenville, South Carolina. She has worked in outpatient pediatrics and school settings, but her passion is helping students succeed in an academic setting. Mrs. Neal frequently presents across the United States and uses her animated presentation style to share practical strategies that can be quickly and easily implemented.
Allie Bishop Pasquier
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.
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.
National Trainer and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Devereux Center for Resilient Children
Rachel Wagner is a Lead National Trainer and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC). She is the author of FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior. Rachel began her career as a preschool teacher and then worked as a teacher and counselor at a therapeutic preschool. She also served as an Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator and Consultant for several Head Start programs. Later in her career, Rachel began one of New York’s first early childhood mental health consultation services. In her work at DCRC Rachel travels the country speaking to groups on topics related to social-emotional health and resilience. Rachel currently resides in the Syracuse, NY area with her family. She is a passionate speaker, a dedicated listener and an advocate for children who communicate in unique ways.
Jennifer McCroddan recently transitioned as Program Director for Cross Church Preschool to develop supporting and consultation roles. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood where she has served as an educator, writer, administrator, and mentor. She has a passion for training early childhood professionals and finds herself right at home in a group of teachers who are eager to grow themselves and encourage the growth of young children and support their families.
Dr. Stephanie Goloway is a lifelong advocate for the power of imagination, play, and storytelling. She is a professor emeritus of early education and child development at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she taught in childcare, elementary school, and special education settings. She has been the director of both a college lab preschool and an early intervention center and has worked as a children's librarian and professional storyteller. Stephanie holds an EdD in Early Childhood from Walden University, where she researched how fairytales, storytelling, and Vivian Paley's pedagogy could impact both resilience and emergent literacy in young children, especially those living with substance use disorders and other forms of trauma. She is the author of an upcoming Redleaf Press book about using fairytales to nurture children's resilience in the early childhood classroom.
Angie Neal: Financial disclosures: Angie Neal received an honorarium for presenting this course. She also has various items available on TeachersPayTeachers. Non-financial disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Allie Pasquier: Financial Disclosures: Allie Pasquier received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial Disclosures: 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.
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 non-financial relationships to disclose.
Rachel Wagner: Financial: Rachel Wagner was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. She the author and creator of a number of resources on the FLIP IT strategy. Non-financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jennifer McCroddan: Financial Disclosures: Jennifer McCroddan received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Stephanie Goloway: Financial: Stephanie Goloway was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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