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  • Judy Ross
    Playful Teaching and Learning

    My passion, through my workshops and my website, is to equip all of us who love and care for children with play-based, child-centered activities that meet Preschool Foundations and Common Core Standards. My workshop activities build 21 st century skills, such as creativity, imagination, innovation, problem-solving, and collaboration.  Through playful teaching and learning, we also build close, supportive relationships within a dynamic teaching and learning environment. My favorite quote: “No significant learning happens without a significant relationship.” (A. Comer)
    I am available to present workshops, either in-person or virtually, to early childhood educators, parents, afterschool groups, public or private schools, those interested in all things STEM, and anyone interested in teaching and learning through play. I am also more than willing to design a workshop to specifically meet the needs of your particular group. Any of the following workshops I’ve done can also be adapted to fit your needs.

    All workshops include a PowerPoint presentation, and plenty of interaction that includes hands-on activities with manipulatives, sharing engaging stories and resources, group discussion, and many opportunities to ask questions and share ideas. We all have so many wonderful ideas and experiences to share! The PowerPoint slides, handouts, and task cards from my sessions are always made available to participants.



  • 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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