Meet the experts
The robust Continued Early Childhood Education course library is developed and overseen by an experienced team of early childhood education specialists and industry professionals.
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The instructors and guest editors who present our ECE courses are skilled experts in topics such as child development, child care training, and professional development for early childhood providers.
For thirty years Phil Boise has been dedicated to eliminating children's exposure to toxins; and to resource conservation in the school, park, child care, home, and agricultural environments through innovation, collaboration, and demonstration. Phil is the author of the Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings and the Go Green Rating Scale Handbook (Redleaf Press). He was the director of the non-profit ‘GreenCare for Children’; wrote Increasing Organic Agriculture at the Local Level; the 40-hour Green Gardener Training Program Curriculum Guide; the 1994 EPA report Reducing Pesticides in Schools; and developed the Pesticide Hazard And Exposure Reduction Zone System, also called the PHAER (fair) Zone System. He currently works with school and park districts around California on pesticide reduction, and manages an organic orchard.
Barbara Kaiser is a graduate of McGill University’s Master's Program in Educational Administration and has been working with early childhood educators, children, and their families for over 35 years. She is the co-author of Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively, 4th Edition (2017), and is presently working on a new text, The Administrator’s Role in Supporting Staff, Children, and Families When Challenging Behavior Occurs, (NAEYC), which is expected to be available early winter 2021. She has taught part-time in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
In addition to presenting workshops and keynote speeches on the topic of challenging behavior and related issues in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and Mauritius, Barbara was the chief consultant for Addressing Youth Violence: An Intersectoral, Integrated Approach for Western Nova Scotia, and designed a webinar series and guide to help teachers and administrators reduce and respond to bullying behavior for the Nova Scotia Department of Education. She also helped to develop teacher training video programs focused on managing children’s challenging behavior, Challenging Behaviors: Where do we begin? with Family Communications Inc. and Facing the Challenge, with Devereux Center for Resilient Children, (DCRC). Recently she has been presenting webinars and articles to support teachers, children, and their families when returning to school and childcare after COVID19.
Debbi Sluys specializes in helping people elevate and improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being, expanding the brain’s potential, and with living intentionally in a state of gratitude and kindness. With nearly 30 years of experience in early childhood development, Debbi has gathered a wealth of valuable knowledge about the power of mindset, visioning and success. With her background in professional development and skills in public speaking, Debbi can help you use your brain’s full capacity to reveal your individual dreams, discover your “whys” and accomplish your personal destiny.
All Continued Early Childhood Education content is vetted by a distinguished Advisory Board that provides topic-specific content and curriculum development.View Advisory Board