What’s the most important thing you can help children realize?

Their potential.

We believe that every child deserves a safe and healthy start: socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Together, we’ll make it possible with developmentally appropriate and research-based best practices, policies, and trends.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

Prompting Play: Using Non-Fiction Read Alouds to Spark Imaginations

Motivate children to make physical and mental connections that increase comprehension with non-fiction read alouds that prompt critical thinking during play.

The Power of Yet: Developing a Growth Mindset with Early Learners

Learn how to provide specific, process-driven feedback that supports children in building a growth mindset.

Nurturing the Body, Heart & Mind Through Music

Get tools to teach the whole self, empowering students to make good choices about themselves and others.

Better Together: Strategies to Support Family Engagement

Explore current research, resources, and strategies for engaging families throughout your program.

Intentional Instruction to Strengthen Social and Emotional Learning

Engage in reflection and self-assessment to increase your instructional effectiveness in teaching and modeling appropriate social and emotional skills to early learners through instructional strategies and engaging texts.

Full STEAM Ahead!

Explore strategies that give early learners the diverse experiences needed to develop their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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From The Schoolyard Blog:

  • Getting Families Engaged in Early Childhood School Preparation

    Children learn a lot in school or in early childhood education programs, but most of their time is spent at home with their family and caregivers. Early learners who are able to capitalize on education opportunities at home will enter the classroom environment with a better foundation for […]

  • Nurturing Early Childhood Creativity & Exploration

    It is no surprise to early educators that the experiences and interactions young children are exposed to have a significant effect on a child’s chances for life-long success. Informed by the latest advances in neuroscience, we know that synapse connections develop at an accelerated rate […]

  • Story Time: The Importance of Reading Together

    “I’ll tell you a story – just like you tell me a story. You’re my inspiration – so teach me more so I can do it too.” (via Circle of Education® program peaPod™ song “I can tell you a story”) Why reading together is so important for a […]

  • Tips for Establishing Healthy Eating Patterns in Early Childhood

    Healthy eating habits are the pathway to a happier and longer life, but these habits are much easier to build when they are started from a young age. Kids who are introduced to, and become used to consuming healthy food options are more likely to continue to make healthy choices down the road. […]