Naptime Webinars

NEW!! Nap-time Webinars for Creative Curriculum™ Programs (and others!)

2 Professional Development Hours

What is a “nap-time” webinar?

Nap-time webinars are professional learning experiences designed specifically for Creative Curriculum™ programs (also helpful to others).  The webinar and accompanying assignment can be completed in 2 hours at nap-time … or anytime!

How do I participate in the webinar learning experience?

Call Child Connect for Family Success to register for the webinar of your choice.  You will need an email account as well as access to the Internet to participate in our new “nap-time” webinars. Upon payment and completed registration, each participant will be given a link to the pre-recorded webinar as well as an assignment to complete.  The assignment can be completed while you enjoy the webinar – or afterwards.  Simply return the completed assignment by email or regular mail.  Once the assignment is evaluated by one of our early childhood specialists, you will receive a certificate for 2 professional development hours.

What is the cost for the “nap-time” webinar?

The webinar is FREE – but the assignment processing fee is $10.00.  The total cost for this professional learning experience is $10.00.

What are the webinar choices?

The webinar choices are as follows:

Building Community in Preschool: Helping Children Belong and Get Along

(CDA Content:  #3 – 2 hours)

Learn how you can help children build positive relationships with one another in your classroom! Topics included in this webinar are developing and maintaining friendships, promoting cooperative play, resolving conflicts, and solving problems as a group. We also look at resources from The Creative Curriculum for Preschool that can help you support children’s relationships with each other.

#1 – Building Community in Preschool

Look at Me…Now I’m 3! Strategies for Making the Most of This Amazing Year in a Child’s Development

(CDA Content:  #8 – 2 hours)

In this webinar, we discuss the unique age group that is 3-year-olds. We looked at how The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool helps teachers support 3-year-olds’ development and learning. We also explored special considerations for planning and teaching this age group and described specific strategies for meeting their developmental needs.

#2 – Look at Me I’m 3

Article for Naptime webinar #2

Rising to the Challenge of Challenging Behaviors: Tools You Can Use in the Preschool Classroom

(CDA Content:  #3– 2 hours)

Teachers can create an ideal learning environment by guiding children’s behavior in positive ways. Effective guidance keeps children safe, prevents behavior problems, helps children self-regulate, and builds a solid foundation for children’s positive interactions with others. This webinar explores active listening, classroom rules, reflective statements, and other strategies teachers can use as they respond to common challenging behaviors in the preschool classroom. We look at resources from The Creative Curriculum for Preschool that can help you use positive guidance to support children.

#3 – Rising to the Challenge of Challenging Behaviors

Promoting Listening Skills, Comprehension, and Critical Thinking Through Repeated Read-Alouds

(CDA Content:  #5 – 2 hours)

Reading aloud with children is the best way to inspire a love for reading and promote language and literacy skills. Join our webinar as we explore a specific, research-based approach to multiple read-alouds and describe the books you can use!

#4 – Promoting Listening Skills, Comprehension, etc

Make the Most of Every Minute with the Creative Curriculum System for Preschool (Transitions)

(CDA Content:  #5 – 2 hours)

Watch this webinar to learn how to fill challenging in-between times with meaningful learning experiences. You will learn general strategies from The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool and see examples of Mighty Minutes and Mega Minutos that you can use in your classroom. We also explore research about how children spend time at school.

#5 – Make the Most of Every Minute

Article for Naptime webinar #5

Exploring Studies: The Value of Long-Term, Project-Based Investigations

(CDA Content:  #5 – 2 hours)

This webinar visits the core concepts related to project-based investigations, or studies, particularly the benefits to implementing them with preschool children. Studies enable teachers to meaningfully address the objectives for development and learning by engaging children in long-term investigations of topics that interest them and are relevant to their lives.

#6 – Exploring Studies

Using What You Know About Each Child to Individualize Instruction

(CDA Content:  #7 – 2 hours)

“Using What You Know about Each Child to Individualize Instruction with the Creative Curriculum System for Preschool” discusses how to observe children’s development and learning and adapt classroom experiences to meet each child’s needs. We explore Intentional Teaching Cards, a resource from our preschool system that supports a teacher’s ability to quickly and easily individualize learning experiences.

#7 – Individualized instruction

Supporting Children’s Development of Executive Function
(CDA Content:  #2 – 2 hours)The Webinar, “Supporting Children’s Development of Executive Function with the Creative Curriculum System for Preschool,” defines executive function and describes executive function skills. We explain how our system for preschool supports the development of executive function and how the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system can be used to assess these skills.

#8 – Executive function

Article for Naptime webinar #8

Linking Curriculum and Assessment: Using Assessment Information to Individualize Children’s Learning

(CDA Content:  #7 – 2 hours)

Learning is most meaningful for children when teachers and administrators make clear links between curriculum and assessment in their daily planning. Watch this webinar to learn best practices and strategies for observing and collecting facts, analyzing and responding, evaluating, summarizing, planning, and communicating assessment information as we explore the steps of an ongoing, observation-based assessment cycle.

#9 – Linking assessment with planning

Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages

(CDA Content:  #4 – 2 hours)

This webinar discusses how and when to help children learn both their family language and English. They presented strategies educators can use to help parents support children’s bilingual development.

#10 – Learning Two Languages

Article for Naptime webinar #10

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