Training Partners

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  • Anna Reyner

    Anna Reyner, MA, ATR, LMFT, is the founder of CreativePlayLA, a training & consulting business that uses art-based approaches to positively impact children and families living in disadvantaged, low-income communities. She has successfully merged the principles of art therapy into early childhood education and specializes in helping teachers add trauma-informed art into their classrooms. Anna is the author of two awarding-winning books, Smart Art and Smart Art 2, and has presented over 800 training at state, national and international conferences in her 40 years as a teacher, art therapist, and mental health advocate.

    CreativePlay workshops combat educator burnout and compassion fatigue with hands-on, engaged learning strategies and small group collaborations. Join with colleagues and learn new skills that will raise your spirits and renew your passion for work and life. Current “Hot Topics” for Early Childhood Educators include 6 Wellness and Stress Management workshop choices, and 8 Curriculum Competency choices. Contact Anna Reyner for a Fee Schedule or log onto www.CreativePlayLA for workshop video clips and Testimonials or to subscribe to the monthly CreativePlay newsletter.


  • Sheryl White, Psy.D.
    Neighborhood House

    Dr. White, a cultural psychologist and organization development consultant, brings over 25 years of experience.  Since 2008, she has been an executive leader at the Neighborhood House Association, one of San Diego county’s largest multi-purpose human services agencies. White has served as a thought-partner with a cross-sector of leaders around the globe facilitating ethical, strategic, and critical decision-making; inspiring compassionate leadership; advancing equity and inclusion; and fostering positive culture transformation. White brings over 25 years of experience facilitating consensus building, positive engagement dynamics, and planned change commitments.

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  • Kristen Hayes
    K. Hayes Consulting

    Kristen Hayes, MPM, is a management consultant for Head Start administrators. Drawing upon her years of experience working as a policy analyst and program specialist for the federal government, she assists Head Start administrators in securing grants and managing programs to achieve impact. Her services include:

    Consultation with Head Start/Early Head Start agencies on projects including organizational culture, impact measurement, and continuous quality improvement.
    Planning and writing State and Federal competitive grants to support children and families.
    Conducting organizational assessments to increase the efficiency in the use of Head Start funding.
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Upcoming Events

Solutions Seminar - Learning Stories for Family Engagement

Solutions Seminar - Learning Stories for Family Engagement

  • October 13, 2021
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm UTC+0
2021 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference

2021 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference

  • October 20, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm UTC+0

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