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Powerhouse Positive Guidance for Toddlers: Maximize your influence with strengths-based strategies to turn around behavior struggles and activate success

2017 NAEYC Annual Conference Powerhouse positive guidance for toddlers will revitalize coaching, teaching, and parent partnerships with research-based, development-focused strategies that boost language, social-emotional competence, and self-directed behavior regulation. The strengths-based skills empower and equip our most rambunctious, challenging, sensitive, and vulnerable children with competence for success. Meet the unique needs of toddlers with a […]

Technology Institute: How Can You Use Technology to Engage Families?

How can you get the attention of busy families and help them stay engaged in children’s learning?  Communication is key and your program’s use of technology is one important tool to keep them connected. During this two-day, hands-on workshop, you will learn ways to connect with computer, tablet, and cell-phone users through a number of […]

Business Administration Scale (BAS) Reliability Training

THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The BAS Assessor Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the Business Administration Scale. This training is designed for individuals who want to ensure that the BAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs. The training concludes with a […]

Program Administration Scale (PAS) Reliability Training

THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The PAS Assessor Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the Program Administration Scale. This training is designed for individuals who want to ensure that the PAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs. The training concludes with a […]

Professional Development National Landscape | Research, Policy and Practice to Elevate the ECE Workforce

Presented at the Child Care Aware of America, 2017 Leadership Institute: Growing Momentum toward Breakthrough Solutions Our national partners are using some innovative strategies to offer professional development and technical assistance to strengthen the ECE workforce. They will join us to discuss what is happening at the national, state, and local levels. Learn how you […]

Communities of Practice Work! Results of a Multistate Study

Presented at Together4Children, 2017 Strong Foundations Matter Symposium This session explores how communities of practice are successful in supporting leadership development for child care center directors. Results from a rigorous 18-month evaluation study of four leadership academies conducted in two states will be presented and discussed. Using a mixed-methods design, this research explored and compared […]

Balancing Leadership | Using the Whole Leadership framework to help program administrators manage their time and priorities

Presented at the NAEYC 2017 Annual Conference and Expo Early childhood program directors and school administrators are often conflicted about how to prioritize their time to advance their organizations and improve teaching and learning practice. This session will help program leaders examine how they balance their focus on pedagogical leadership and administrative leadership, while drawing […]

A Systems Perspective on Communities of Practice

If you are familiar with honeybees you may be aware that in recent years they have been dying at an alarming rate. And, the plight of the honeybee will have a devastating impact on humans due to their important role in pollination of food. One might wonder what this has to do with early care […]

PAS Recertification Training

This training is not open to the public. The PAS Recertification Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the Program Administration Scale. This training is designed for individuals who are renewing their certification to ensure that the PAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs. The training includes […]

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