Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Time: December 16, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET
Presenter: Maurice Elias
This presentation will focus on how early childhood education programs can systematically build social-emotional learning/emotional intelligence skills in young children and enhance program culture and climate.
While many nations, and states in the U.S., include social-emotional skills among their standards, there has been less emphasis on how to build those skills in sustained ways. That includes not only classroom instruction and routines, but also how parents are reached and addressed. This presentation will focus on the most relevant SEL skills for young children, how they can be developed in schools, and how educators can take a lead role in bringing parents along in their ability to become life-long promoters of their children’s SEL abilities. These strategies will improve school culture and climate to build an environment of inclusion for families, children, and staff. Specific techniques for emotion recognition and regulation, social awareness, empathy, problem solving, and relationship skills will be demonstrated via examples and videos. I will show how to improve school culture and climate, as well as children’s’ social-emotional development by integrating skill building into classroom routines (like circle time and moving into Centers), language/vocabulary (particularly emotion vocabulary), non-verbal cues (how to read stories’ pictures before text), reading (stories that older siblings and parents can read to young children to build their “EQ”), and parental follow through (how to foster “Emotionally Intelligent Parenting”). Opportunities for questions and follow up will be provided.
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Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
Webinar Time: December 9, 2015, 2pm – 3:30pm ET
Presenters: Libby Hall and Michael Assel
Your program is proud to be an inclusive environment. Children of all abilities are welcome, and your teachers work hard to facilitate learning that meets every child’s needs, but they are frequently challenged when it comes to engaging children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Without specialized training and/or individual aides, teachers often are often unable to find the right strategies to meet the needs of children with ASD. This actionable webinar will offer participants strategies they can use to engage and facilitate learning for children with ASD in early education classrooms through the lens of an expert, Dr. Michael Assel, and the lens of an experienced practitioner, Libby Hall. Both Mike and Libby have rich experience working with children with Autism in classroom settings. Join this webinar to learn the strategies they have used and refined through years of experience.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.
*Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
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A Health Talk is a pre-recorded video or podcast that allows health managers to explore deeper into specific health topics.The Health Talks include two series:
Health Talks offer an easy way to learn more about some of the health issues that concern the early childhood community. Health professionals, technical assistance providers, and other early childhood health and safety staff share information on a variety of topics. The topics are chosen based on questions and suggestions submitted from the field. Send your suggestions for the next Ask the Expert or Health Chat presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Health Chat
Ask the Expert
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, National Center on Health
The goal of the Week on Active Supervision: Keeping Children Safe is to provide practical support to programs in complying with the Head Start Program Performance Standards related to child supervision. Daily webinars this week will highlight these resources and show how the materials can be used across the birth to 5 continuum.The Office of Head Start (OHS) worked with the National Centers on Health (NCH), Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL), and Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NCPMFO), and the Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC) to develop these resources for you.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Office of Head Start
Friday, Nov. 14, 20143–4 p.m. EST
The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
NCQTL is pleased to present Teacher Time, the webinar for Head Start teachers. Each month, Kristin Ainslie and Dawn Williams consult, learn from, and talk with a special guest, a Head Start teacher, or researcher in the field about the joys and challenges of teaching young children.
Children are fascinated with digital technology and interactive media. But how can teachers use these hands-on, interactive tools to provide more ways for children to learn and create? Join us Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at 3 p.m. EST for More Than Fun and Games! Digital Technologies and Children’s Learning. We’ll explore safe and fun! ways to use technology in the classroom.
November 20, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The National Child Care Staffing Study NCCSS released in 1989, brought national attention for the first time to poverty-level wages and high turnover among early childhood teaching staff, and to the adverse consequences for children. In the succeeding 25 years, combined developments in science, practice, and policy have dramatically shifted the context for discussions about the status of early childhood teaching jobs, and the importance of attracting and retaining a well-prepared workforce that is capable of promoting young children’s learning, health and development. This confluence of trends carries vast implications for what we expect of those teaching young children. A new report by the National Child Care Staffing Study original authors examines the current status of the early childhood teaching workforce, and rethinking how our nation is preparing, supporting, and rewarding these teachers.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Marcy Whitebook, Director and Dr. Lea Austin, Specialist of the University of California at Berkeleys Center for the Study of Child Care Employment. Administration for Children and Families Deputy Assistant Secretary Linda Smith and Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill will welcome and introduce this webinar.
Source: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Available at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/191149206
Welcome to Early Childhood Investigations! The concept for this webinar series began a long time ago when I was a child care administrator who discovered a passion for using technology to get things done. Ever since, it’s been my dream to use technology to enhance practice for other early childhood administrators.
Over the years, in several positions, I was fortunate to have opportunities to blend my passion for early childhood education with my interest in technology– learning every step of the way. Now I am an independent consultant with my own company, Engagement Strategies, and I decided to do something I’ve always wanted to do: Make professional development affordable and accessible for my colleagues.
Offering webinars not only requires technology know-how and friends who know how to deliver great presentations*, it also requires great partnerships and financial backing. In May of 2010, I shared my idea for the webinar series with Judi Coffey, the CEO of Robert-Leslie Publishing. Judi agreed to make Robert-Leslie the sponsor of Early Childhood Investigations for the inaugural year of the series. I am grateful for the generous sponsorship that helped me launch my dream and keep it alive for more than a year. Now I’m on a new journey to find new sponsors who also share the dream of connecting educators with great thought leaders.
I launched the series in July, 2010, and were thrilled to make a big impact by providing webinars to thousands of smart, savvy, and creative early childhood colleagues.
I am committed to continuing this initiative as long as there is interest from my colleagues in early care and education. I hope you will come along for the ride.
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Vea cómo un programa de Head Start en Laguna, NM prepara a los niños y las familias para la transición al kindergarten. Las asociaciones sólidas entre las familias, los programas y las escuelas conducen a un mayor éxito para los niños. Descubra estrategias específicas que apoyan a los niños y las familias durante esta importante transición.
Source: National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement and the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center