Fostering Teacher Motivation, Inspiration, and Engagement
Identify barriers to establishing meaningful professional partnerships and strategies to bolster connections among teachers, enhance enthusiasm, and build positivity and collaboration within early childhood learning programs. Leave with a staff-centered plan to promote more positive program-wide experiences.

Rebecca Pegues and Anna Hughes King | Early Years Network
Thursday | 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

Holding Our Stories: Trauma informed practice in ECE
Trauma-informed early care and education programs should include a focus on staff. This session will provide administrators with a deeper understanding of providing stewardship to staff during a crisis as well as strategies for daily practice that promote overall well-being by acknowledging the difficult work and supporting self-care.

Michelle Campbell-Gaylord and Andrea Urbano | Consultants
Thursday | 3:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Understanding the Stress Mess and Being Your Best
With pressure to do more and achieve higher standards, stress is inevitable. With greater demands, less time, and increased scrutiny, we find ourselves heading down the path to burnout, with a toll on our health and effectiveness. Learn new strategies to unwind your own stress mess, better meet the tremendous needs of children and families, and be your best!

Marie Masterson | Dominican University
Friday | 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Friday | 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Building Bounce in Adults: We ALL need resilience
How full is your pitcher? Are you able to pour into the little cups and still have enough left to take care of yourself? Learn about the importance of resilience in adults, as well as strategies to build your bounce!

Karen Cairone | Education Development Center
Friday | 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Adults Need Play, Too! How Play Benefits People and Programs
Administrators will discover how adults and their workplace each benefit when adults play and are playful. They will identify adult play personalities and participate in team-building activities for each. They will learn how to foster playfulness in their staff and themselves, and will have fun doing it!

Diane Goyette | Early Childhood Specialties
Saturday | 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

Preventing Staff Burnout by Promoting Well-Being
Promoting well-being for children and families calls for staff who are experiencing well-being at work. This interactive and practical workshop will be an opportunity to learn what staff well-being consists of, how to support staff members’ self-care, and strategies your program and organization can put in place promote staff well-being.

Jodi Whiteman | ZERO TO THREE
Saturday | 10:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.