Learn the science behind early social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. Explore research on how social and emotional development supports learning across the ELOF domains.
Explore how to bring Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to life. Learn ways to make them a genuine part of a child’s everyday routines in their learning environment, home, or community.
Explore ways that strong leaders formally and informally demonstrate recognition of staff success. Discover how learning leaders can provide meaningful recognition of education staff’s learning and growth.
Explore how to embed reflective dialogue in conversations with education staff. Discover how reflective dialogue promotes a culture of inquiry, awareness, data-informed decision-making, and continuous improvement.
Explore how to support families in using intentional transitions as opportunities to facilitate learning experiences and meet children’s individual developmental needs.
Discover how to help program staff think about ways to give children with disabilities or suspected delays access to a full range of learning experiences and activities.
Discover how to share resources that promote cross-training and support education staff’s professional growth. Explore strategies that lead to shared understanding of quality practices across education teams.
Play supports infants’ and toddlers’ development. Learn how to incorporate more playful learning activities into your program. Examine techniques for creating play-friendly environments in centers and at home.
Identify playful learning activities that can support preschoolers’ motor and physical development. Explore scaffolding strategies and techniques for managing physical play.
Review the high-impact markers of effective early learning leaders. Explore the first “R” to learn about responsive relationships with staff. Discover practices that create a culture of trust, belonging, and equity.