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.

Nurturing the Body, Heart & Mind Through Music

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

Student-Centered Learning Environments

The early childhood learning environment is often referred to as the “third teacher” in the classroom. This just does not happen automatically, but rather through intentional, purposeful planning. In this session, participants will understand basic research-based guidelines for setting up a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom environment which will allow children to feel safe, gain independence and engage with people and materials to foster learning.

Transitions that Teach

This presentation will discuss the importance of transitions in the early childhood classroom and how to make the most of transition time. We will address key elements for making transitions more successful. Many ideas for teaching early childhood skills via transitions will be provided and participants will leave with some helpful tools to use during transition time in their classroom.

Better Together: Strategies to Support Family Engagement

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

Full STEAM Ahead!

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

Establishing a Supportive Classroom Climate

Research tells us that children learn best when they are part of a supportive classroom community. Understanding the elements needed to create a positive social/emotional climate will benefit everyone in the classroom and successfully promote children’s learning. This session will help participants gain awareness and develop strategies to create an environment that reflects warm, caring and responsive relationships. This in turn will allow children to develop respect, self-regulation, accountability and conflict resolution skills that can be useful for the rest of their lives.

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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 […]

  • 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. […]