A dynamic and motivational speaker, I bring a kaleidoscope lens to teachers' toolboxes!
The model of the 7 Childhood Treasures enables teachers to see children in their true colors! Teachers expand their authenticity, as they learn evidence-based skills and gain new understanding of early social and emotional development.
In these exciting professional development experiences, teachers and administrators discover how to:
Particularly relevant for early childhood teachers, from birth to third grade, my sessions engage educators and administrators for all ages of children and youth in a unique application of child development theory and research.
Take a test drive with a three-hour brief overview, commit to a full day in-depth overview, or pick one focus area for a deeper dive. Contact us today to discuss the best fit for your team!
Before out-of-control tantrums, defiance, or lying, and long before stealing, drugs and alcohol, teen pregnancy, or criminal activity, there are opportunities to avoid them all.
This 7 Childhood Treasures workshop is for all parents. Are you a brand new parent who wants to support her child's mining right from the start? Are you a parent living in daily struggle with a child of any age? Either way, this session can change your life. Webinars coming soon, or contact us for a presentation to your parent group.
Living in struggle with an adult child (18+)? Develop the joy in that relationship with our sessions for Individuals.
Workshops for Child Care and Preschool Educators (and Parents!)
Adults cannot help a child develop a capacity they do not, themselves, already own. To help every child be the best s/he can be, teachers and parents need to understand early development, yes. AND they need a deeper understanding of their own early experiences. That powerful tool will change you for the better, forever.
These 7 Childhood Treasures workshops are designed to help teachers and parents develop both their knowledge about children, and their awareness of themselves, as key contributors to children's development.
In this comprehensive overview of the 7 Childhood Treasures as early focal points of social and emotional development that are significant for school readiness, teachers or parents learn about the three strands of development--maturation, teaching and learning, and construction--and the basics of early brain development. Dynamic and interactive, this highly engaging workshop is best delivered as a full day but can be highly effective in as little as three hours. Takeaways include the Maturation drivers, Construction drivers, and Teaching and Learning focuses for each of the first seven years of life. Children's developmental needs and achievements at each age are linked to specific aspects of school readiness and learning success. Early learning professionals, parent organizations, and child care training sponsors, contact me and schedule a session today!
This session teaches how to support children's development of the Treasures of Trust and Independence, between birth and about 30 months of age. It includes developmental do-overs for adults who never claimed these Treassures in infancy and toddlerhood.
(This session is approved by the Missouri Section for Child Care Regulation for two clock hours, under the title "Supporting Infants and Toddlers as They Develop Trust and Empathy.")
The session teaches how to support children's development of the Treasures of Faith, Negotiation, and Vision, between about 30 months and five-and-a-half years of age. It includes developmental do-overs for adults who never claimed these Treassures in their preschool years.
(This session is approved by the Missouri Section for Child Care Regulation for three clock hours, under the title "Supporting Preschoolers' Creativity, Conflict Management, and Follow Through.")
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After any of these workhsops, you will be a better teacher or parent, a better team member with fellow teachers and administrators or co-parenting partner, and a better person, in general. The work is easy to approach and understand, yet has an intense impact.
Child care or preschool directors and Parents as Teachers directors, I invite you to contact me to schedule a session today!