Nurturing the next generation of engineers through creative children’s literature.
A 45 minutes interactive webinar that explores literature as the foundation to support young children’s creative and critical thinking development. Participants will understand how books and storytelling can expand children’s learning and thinking opportunities which are essential 21st-century skills for future engineers. Connecting engineering concepts to intentional hands-on play-based activities, they will leave with a plan to implement creative and critical thinking strategies in their setting the next day!
Maria Teresa Ruiz initiated her journey as a Head Start Parent. She holds an MS in Interdisciplinary Studies, a BS in Psychology, and a Child Development Graduate Certificate enhancing her understanding and twenty-eight years of practice in the field of early childhood education. Maria Teresa has served as an ECE Teacher for 13 years. For the last fifteen years, as a Child Development Specialist, and as a STEAM coach for the last 7 years, She has supported professional development workshops disseminating evidence-based research for high-quality program improvement.
Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP is the 2018 Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her background includes work in primary care pediatrics, pediatric education, and health care financing.
Dr. Kraft led a pediatric accountable care program at Cincinnati Children’s from 2014-2017. Her financial model incorporated investments to address social determinants of health, population health data-driven quality improvement initiatives and improved payment for primary care services. Dr. Kraft served as Interim Medical Director for the Complex Care Program at Cincinnati Children’s from 2016-2017, where she led family-centered design with team-based professionals in the care of medically complex children. She was the Primary Investigator at Cincinnati Children’s for the Children’s Hospital Association Health Care Innovation Award.
Picking Up the Pieces: 5 Tips to Meet Kids’ Social & Emotional Needs While Putting Ourselves Back Together
Participating in this 60-minute interactive, fast-track webinar focusing on “Picking up the Pieces: 5 Tips to Meet Kids’ Social & Emotional Needs While Putting Ourselves Back Together” just might give you the time and space you need to establish and maintain your new calming and comforting routine as you nurture yourself and the children in your care, restoring your well-being one piece at a time.
Engaging alumni in your community
We know Head Start alumni are an untapped power source but alumni engagement often must take a back seat in the face of limited resources and time. Join this session to learn practical tips to engage your program alum with minimum resources and maximum impact in the areas of program reputation, parent engagement, and community partnerships.
I have been to management workshops, not leadership training. This has totally changed my perspective and encouraged me to propel forward in developing my skills.
I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the Region 9 Head Start Association’s Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship helped me get one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a Head Start Director.
I took part in The disproportionate impact of COVID 19, and how to provide “real” support for black/brown children and families and I just want to say this was an amazing webinar. I hope we can look forward to further conversation on this topic.
Thank you so much for making events like this! I really enjoyed and learned so much teaching strategies to implement STEM in the classroom.
The HR Network was an excellent opportunity to network and learn the best practices from other HR professionals within Head Start programs. You will be amazed by the level of talent and experience of the participants.
The Summer Camp training was powerful and inspiring! Each presenter was very engaging, it’s hard to even pick a favorite session!
The Leadership Challenge training was very relevant to my work as a Head Start leader! Great facilitation; stayed with the program yet allowed time for individual and small group reflections.
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