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Workshops for Administrators and Teachers

Constructing and Implementing a Comprehensive Behavior Plan
Assessment in the Preschool Classroom
Creating and Evaluating Authentic Assessments
Developing Performance Assessments and Rubrics
Celebrating Diversity

Workshops for Teachers

Developmental Approach to Behavior
Positive Discipline
Guiding Behavior
Building Resiliency in Young Children
Developmentally Appropriate Practices (NAEYC) - D.A.P.
Language Learning and Social Development
Inclusion: Getting Started
Music in the Preschool Classroom

Workshops for Parents and Teachers

Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving (ICPS)
Loving Guidance



Workshops for Administrators and Teachers

Constructing and Implementing a Comprehensive Behavior Plan

Evaluate the classroom environment, teacher/child interactions and individual behavior problems. Build a comprehensive behavior management plan based on this information. Use this plan to decide when the focus should be on programmatic changes and when it should be on individual children. Learn how to choose appropriate approaches in various situations, and how to assess their effectiveness.

  • Create an Environment that Supports Appropriate Behaviors. Apply room arrangement principals, staffing practices, material selection guidelines and sensory input analysis to your program to reduce distractions and sensory overload for children.
  • Create a Safe, Secure Emotional Climate for Learning. Learn how teacher/child relationships, rule-making, problem solving, appropriate expectations and a thematic approach to learning all work together to provide a climate that supports children’s ability to learn and use appropriate behaviors.
  • Use Behavior Management Approaches Successfully. Assess the value of the myriad of behavior approaches available. Learn how to decide which to use and how to assess their effectiveness. Learn a process for deciding when to refer a child for special help.

Assessment in the Preschool Classroom

Assessment can be intrusive, time consuming and ineffective if not done properly. Learn the principles of good ECE Assessment from the National Head Start Association, the types of assessments appropriate for preschool, and how to integrate these into your classroom.

Creating and Evaluating Authentic Assessments

Discuss philosophies of Authentic Assessment such as Grant Wiggins’ Learning by Design and evaluate samples of authentic assessments to develop guidelines that will be used to develop assessments during the workshop for use in participants’ classrooms.

Developing Performance Assessments and Rubrics

Discuss philosophies of performance assessment and use of rubrics in the classroom, evaluate samples of rubrics, discuss the pros and cons of their use, and develop guidelines that will be used to develop rubrics during the workshop for use in participants’ classrooms.

Celebrating Diversity

Diversity in ethnic, racial, religious and country of origin effect many programs. Learn how a positive approach to diversity in the classroom can enhance self-concept, increase respect, teach empathy, increase positive values and improve children’s coping skills.


Workshops for Teachers

Developmental Approach to Behavior

Learn about the relationship between major developmental learning theories of Erickson, Jung, Freud and Skinner and approaches to managing children’s behavior. Learn how to decide which approach is appropriate in various situations.

Positive Discipline

Explore the many ways to use positive language to develop relationships, improve classroom climate and encourage appropriate behaviors through three elements of change - Awareness, Commitment, and Practice

Guiding Behavior

Examine major causes of human behavior as they relate to the classroom: Motivation, Environment, Feelings & Beliefs, and Skills & Knowledge. Take a teacher attitude questionnaire to determine your beliefs about how children learn and how they develop self-control. Make a plan for an activity for a specific time of the day that demonstrates how awareness of one of these areas can improve behavior. Complete a self-evaluation form and set goals for self-improvement.

Building Resiliency in Young Children

Working with young children who are showing signs of stress or emotional overload from trauma or other difficult experiences can be daunting. Explore several techniques that can be effective in helping children work through these problems. Discover how to apply Active Listening skills; how to use movement, music and art to provide safe ways for children to express emotions; and how to use story telling to enable children to resolve some of their problems.

Developmentally Appropriate Practices (NAEYC) - D.A.P.

What is D.A.P.? How has it evolved since 1987? Explore D.A.P. in depth related to language development. Discuss importance of language activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Learn how D.A.P. supports the development of written and spoken language.

Language Learning and Social Development

Make cloud dough, a bubble machine and other fun projects while you learn how to use small group activities, cooperative learning strategies and social interactions to create positive relationships and meaningful language development.

Inclusion: Getting Started

Participate in activities to build your confidence in working with children with special needs. Topics include Awareness, Identification, Adaptations, and Working with Parents.

Music in the Preschool Classroom

Learn about three ways to use music in your program: using music for enjoyment, using music to learn about music (rhythm, beat, pitch, instruments, etc), and using music to learn about other subjects such as math, science and language. Participate in music activities and explore many resources to expand your music program.


Workshops for Parents and Teachers

Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving (ICPS)

Learn fun games and activities that help children develop respect for the feelings of others, gain alternative thinking skills, and choose appropriate responses in stressful situations. Developed by Myrna Shure at Hahnemann University, the ICPS curriculum is available for about $40 from Research Press. Her books, Raising a Thinking Child and Thinking Parent, Thinking Child are available in bookstores and online.

Loving Guidance

Use Becky A. Bailey’s I Love You Rituals and Conscious Discipline at home or in the classroom to build bonds with children and create a positive, cooperative environment. Her books, There Must Be a Better Way and I Love You Rituals, are available in bookstores and online.