An online series for teachers and parents

If parents are a child's first teacher, then it makes sense for us to connect with these parents/teachers and try to help them as best we can.

But most of us are not quite sure what to do with parents or how to do it. Some of the children's parents and families seem so [stressed, confused, distracted, damaged] that we don't know where to start. We don't even know if we really can make much of a difference.

You can. You can make a difference and you can do this work. This series will show you how.

In this series of six 2-hour workshops, you will find out ...
                • How families contribute to the intellectual and social development of children;
                • The barriers and challenges families face in raising small children;
                • Your role in providing resources, guidance, and referrals to the families you work with.

Who is this series for?

It's for you! Whether you're a parent, teacher, nanny, or other caregiver, you care about the lives of small children and that means you care about children's families. Each session gives you key information that you can really use, information that will help you help the kids you love.

How do you get to where these workshops are held?

You're already in the right spot. For this event, there's no need to dress up, take time off from work, arrange for someone else to take your place, or anything else. Instead, you just click on links to the online videos you choose, using your computer, tablet, or other Internet-connected device. Then sit back and enjoy, from wherever you are and at whatever time is convenient for you. 

Can you get credit?

Yes! Each of the six sessions earns professional development hours. A total of 12 hours or 1.2 CEUs is available. Washington State STARS and Illinois Gateways hours are pre-approved.

How do you do it? First you enjoy your videos, right from your home or wherever you are. Then you email us a short reflection for each of them. We email you your certificate of completion for each workshop you complete, suitable for submission to your professional development registry. If you live in Washington State or Illinois, we'll record your hours with your registry for you.

When does it start?

It all starts no later than December 1, 2017.  We'll email you links to the videos you choose as soon as they're ready. You'll have as much time as you like to watch your videos, so you can watch them again and again. The videos never expire.

What if I don't know how to do it?

If you can click on a link to watch an Internet video, you'll find participating in this event just as easy. That's really all there is to it. 

Not only that, but we're easily available by email to help you out if you can't get a link to work or have questions or problems. We want you to enjoy this event and learn all you can about children and brains.

How much does it cost?

Get all six 2-hour workshops for just $97 through the Early Bird registration period that ends November 15th. That's less than $10 per professional development hour, an amazing bargain. The cost goes up on November 16th, so sign up now.

If you only want just a few of the workshops, get individual sessions for only $20 each using the Early Bird discount.