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Event Schedule

No Justice in Preschool
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Audrey Rowland, MS, MBA

No Justice in Preschool

Is a conflict-free classroom really the goal? When adults take on the role of law enforcement in the classroom, the quest for fairness often leads to frustration. Join Audrey Rowland to learn how to support social risk taking, intervene only when appropriate, and allow for more learning opportunities for children.

Challenging Children Belong Here Too!
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Diane Goyette, MA & Corinne Goyette

Challenging Children Belong Here Too!

Dealing with challenging children may feel overwhelming, especially now! Our framework of emotional support will help you, teachers, and children: You’ll learn to support your teachers; the teachers will have strategies to more confidently handle challenging children; and the children will have tools to help them manage their own behavior.

Conscious Discipline Training
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Vicky Hepler

Conscious Discipline Training

Self-Discipline: Moving from Chaos to Calm

Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strength-Based Family Assumptions
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Mindy May, MS - Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strength-Based Family Assumptions

Providers’ assumptions and emotions can sometimes get in the way of effective engagement with families. For example, when a family doesn’t follow through on a recommendation, the provider can become frustrated. Choosing to adopt strength-based family assumptions supports providers in discovering the strengths of the families with whom they work, which leads to improved relationships. In this webinar, you will learn how to use strengths-based assumptions in our interactions with families. You will learn about family engagement strategies for using the Strengths-Based Family Assumptions that you can immediately apply to your work.

A Look at How Early Childhood Education Fared in the 87th Texas Legislative Session
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Eric Knustrom

A Look at How Early Childhood Education Fared in the 87th Texas Legislative Session

Did children, families and early childhood practitioners "win" in the 87th Texas Legislative Session? Join Eric Knustrom, Principal at Texas Star Alliance Public Relations Firm, in discussing what transpired for early education in the most recent state legislative session.

The Stress Test:  A Toolkit of Strategies for Administrators in a Post Pandemic World
  • 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Kay Albrecht, Ph.D. & Jennifer Feichtner, MA

The Stress Test: A Toolkit of Strategies for Administrators in a Post Pandemic World

This workshop is designed for early childhood program staff who want to position themselves as a resource to children, families, and to each other to reduce the inevitable stress that accompanies being a program leader, an early childhood educator, and/or a parent.

It Starts in the Heart
  • 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Kim Hughes

It Starts in the Heart

This Conscious Discipline® strategy prepares the brain for cortical learning and turns off the stress response and connects the students to the teacher which helps maintain focused attention and the motivation to learn. It also releases oxytocin, which promotes connection and reduces aggression.

Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents
  • 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Eva Rivera, MSW

Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents

In times of stress and crisis, we all need to take care of ourselves. Yet many people in caring professions and family members neglect their own mental health as they prioritize their care for others. This webinar will explore self-care practices for early care professionals and the families with whom they work. You will be introduced to a variety of self-care strategies, and learn why we all need self-care, particularly during extremely stressful times. You will learn how to make the oftentimes difficult shift from nurturing others to nurturing yourself first.

The Power of Connection – The Key to Resolving Staff Conflict
  • 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Debbie Elder

The Power of Connection – The Key to Resolving Staff Conflict

Traditional approaches often fall short of promoting the Inner Wealth essential for people to build successful relationships. This method has helped thousands of families, educators, and child advocates achieve new emotional portfolios of confidence and enduring levels of competency.

What's New at Child Care Licensing?
  • 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Corey Garza

What's New at Child Care Licensing?

Join seasoned Child Care Licensing staffer Corey Garza who will share information on the most recent standards as well as discuss updates related to COVID-19.

Quick Art Activities to Build Students’ Confidence and Creativity as Artists
  • 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Lauren Burrow, Ed.D.

Quick Art Activities to Build Students’ Confidence and Creativity as Artists

The integration of visual arts should never be hindered by a teachers’ lack of confidence in their own art abilities. This session will share quick, simple art activities that any Elementary school educator can incorporate into their classrooms to build up artist confidence and creativity for themselves and their students.

Breaking Burnout
  • 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Beth Cannon

Breaking Burnout

Have you been doing too much, for too long, for too many people? Get ready to be refreshed! Childcare Providers and Teachers experience some of the highest level of burnout in the workplace. You’ll get actionable steps and tools to help you BREAK THAT BURNOUT.

Thriving in a Responsive Classroom
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Prerna Richards, MBA

Thriving in a Responsive Classroom

Providing responsive care and interactions are at the heart of teaching, yet many educators don’t have a clear idea of what that looks like in an early childhood classroom. It is so much more than just “caring for young children and meeting their immediate needs.” We will go deeper and take a closer look at the important role of educators. Participants will learn strategies to help manage challenging and disruptive behaviors displayed in their classrooms by understanding what brain states are in action (Survival, Emotional, or executive), what the children are trying to communicate through their behaviors while chasing the “why” behind the behavior. How stress can factor into what the educator and the students are experiencing. We will discuss practical strategies to help the educator’s daily basis. We will also discuss the lack of focus, attention, and problem-solving skills that are on an increase in the classrooms. I will share strategies to support these developing skills.

All for Math and Math for All! Answers to Common Questions about Teaching Preschool Math and Activities that Help
  • 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Carrie Cutler, Ed.D.

All for Math and Math for All! Answers to Common Questions about Teaching Preschool Math and Activities that Help

What in the world is a rhombus? How high should preschoolers count? How can I teach math to squirmy 3-year-olds? Join Dr. Cutler for clear, simple explanations to these quandaries and many more. Short videos of lessons and centers, handouts, and answers to your specific questions, too. Join us!

Professionalism in the Workplace
  • 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Sharon Young, Ed.D.

Professionalism in the Workplace

There are times when we just don’t feel up to it. Life has a way of frustrating us with issues, circumstances, heartbreaks, and stress. Although these situations occur, we are required to leave everything at the door when we step foot into our workplace. This session addresses gossip, conversations, attitudes, appearance and a whole lot more to assist you with presenting yourself as a professional.