Education Coordinators Webinar Series: Practice-Based Coaching Overview

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 3–4 p.m. EST

Join the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) for the Education Coordinator Webinar Series. In this episode, review the basics of Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) and discuss implementation considerations for education coordinators. Review strategies for both implementation and for supporting coaches.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • What education coordinators need to know about PBC
  • What to take into account before and during PBC implementation
  • Resources to support education coordinators and coaches during PBC implementation
  • What coaches will learn during the PBC Institute

Who Should Participate?

This webinar will benefit Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care education coordinators who are: considering implementing PBC and need more information on PBC and supports for coaches; implementing PBC and would benefit from a review of PBC and implementation considerations; and working with program leadership who are identifying staff to attend their Region’s PBC Institute.

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Mark your calendars for the next  Education Coordinators webinar on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3 p.m. EST.


If you have questions, contact NCECDTL at or call (toll-free) at 1-844-261-3752.


Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program

2 – 3:30pm ET

Presenter: Jacky Howell

In a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness.


  • Description and examples will be given defining a classroom that embraces a culture of acceptance and kindness.
  • Concrete strategies and ideas will be shared that participants can bring back to use in their settings.
  • Opportunity will be provided for question/answer.

Source: Early Childhood Webinars

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Culture of Safety


In programs, all managers, staff, and families embrace the belief that children have the right to be safe by creating a culture of safety. They provide “an environment that encourages people to speak up about safety concerns, makes it safe to talk about mistakes and errors, and encourages learning from these events.” Children are safer when managers, staff, and families work together to improve the strategies they use in homes, centers, and the community so children don’t get hurt. Explore the resources below to learn more about creating a culture of safety.

Source: National Center on Health and Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

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Building Your Bounce: Reflecting on Resilience in Adults Who Care for Children (Part 1)

7/11/2103 2pm to 3:30pm ET

“If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through” – Chinese Proverb.

Head Start Programs are facing a multitude of challenges that are inevitably having an impact on staff members. NHSA has partnered with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children to offer a two-part webinar series designed to support adult resilience. These webinars are free to NHSA Members. Part one of this two part webinar series will:

* explore components of adult resilience,

*  look at the impact of stress on adult well-being,

*  discuss a research-based, free and easy-to-use tool to help adults reflect on their own resilience.

This webinar will be presented by Nefertiti Bruce, M.Ed. and Mary Mackrain, M.Ed. of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and co-authors of a resource called “Building Your Bounce:  Simple Strategies for a Resilient You”.  Get ready to be inspired and motivated as they share their insights on this very important and timely topic!  This webinar will make sure that you learn to take better care of YOU so that so you can better take care of the children whose lives you touch.

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Degrees in Context: Asking the Right Questions about Preparing Skilled and Effective Teachers of Young Children

Preschool teachers play a critical role in children’s development yet there is little agreement about how to codify teacher knowledge and skill. Although much attention has been given to debating the baseline of qualifications required of preschool teachers (e.g., AA vs. BA), the field has largely failed to take into account the precise nature of the education that teachers have received en route to their degrees, support for ongoing learning, and the effects of the workplace environment on their teaching practice. This fact sheet summarizes these issues and the recommendations presented in NIEER’s policy brief.

Source: National Institute for Early Education Research

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NEXT for Young Children


NEXT for Young Children suggests ways to build on the content of selected articles from Young Children, the award-winning, peer-reviewed professional journal published bimonthly by NAEYC. The training outlines for these arti- cles can be used in a variety of ways: teacher educators can use them in their classes; staff development specialists can use them to design trainings; and center directors and school principals can use them to plan staff meetings or training sessions. Early childhood education students and practitioners may also wish to use them alone or with colleagues or peers.

Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children

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Competencies for Early Childhood Educators in the Context of Inclusion: Guidance and Issues for States

The National Professional Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) has released a concept paper identifying issues and providing guidance to states as they develop early educator competencies in the context of inclusion. Key issues include ensuring competencies reflect emerging research on effective practices for working in inclusive settings with children with and without disabilities, as well as linking early educator competencies with quality professional development opportunities, accountability systems, and other components of a comprehensive early childhood system.

Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion

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TA Paper No. 13: Reflective Supervision: A Tool for Relationship-Based EHS Services

Reflective supervision is a process through which supervisors and direct service staff work together to understand the children and families that they serve, as well as their own feelings about this often emotionally difficult work. Designed to provide directors, administrators, and staff with a tool for relationship-based Early Head Start services, this paper describes the process and how some programs have implemented reflective supervision.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

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