January Early Childhood Education Webinars

Penn Foster is pleased to offer FREE Early Childhood Education Webinars to our students and guests! For each live presentation attended, you will receive a certificate to share in your portfolio or to hang in your early childhood classroom/office. Please note that certificates will be given only to those of you that have logged in by clicking on the link sent in the confirmation email. Furthermore, to earn a certificate, you must be logged in for the entire session.

Here are January 2016’s Early Childhood Education webinars. Follow the links to register for one or all of our free webinars. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Tuesday, January 3rd @ 9:00PM EST

Topic – Meet the Early Childhood Professionals: Session One

Instructor – Nancy Moretti, Penn Foster

Synopsis – A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children. When many think of careers in the field of early childhood, they automatically think of childcare teachers, and although this is an extraordinary position, there are many other rewarding opportunities. Much like with the potential of young children, the sky is the limit with the diverse career opportunities. Please join Nancy Moretti, NAEYC Student Interest Forum Facilitator and Penn Foster Early Childhood Department Chair as she interviews panelist that work in a variety of early childhood careers.

Each week we will meet new professionals and highlight new careers. This week our panelist are: Alan Gutman, Head Start Project Director; Laura Varnell, Early Childhood Business Consultant; Gary Fleming, Early Childhood District Manager; Jennifer Lisa, Early Childhood Teacher; Rachel Loucks, Home Visitor; and, Shauna Woods, Educational Consultant.

Please note: This session is being held in collaboration of the Student Interest Forum of NAEYC and Attendees will NOT receive a certificate of attendance.

Thursday, January 5th @ 9:00PM EST

Topic – Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Webinar Series Session One: What is the CDA Credential?

Instructor – Nancy Moretti, Penn Foster

If you are in our CDA Prep Program or are completing one of the Penn Foster Career School programs and plan to seek your CDA Credential, these webinars are for you! We will meet on the first Thursday of every month and each session will cover specific steps in the CDA journey. Please join Nancy Moretti, Department Chair and CDA Professional Development Specialist for one or all of the sessions.

You only have to register one time!

Tuesday, January 10th @ 9:00PM EST

Topic – Meet the Childhood Professionals: Session Two

Instructor – Nancy Moretti, Penn Foster

A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children. When many think of careers in the field of early childhood, they automatically think of childcare teachers, and although this is an extraordinary position, there are many other rewarding opportunities. Much like with the potential of young children, the sky is the limit with the diverse career opportunities. Please join Nancy Moretti, NAEYC Student Interest Forum Facilitator and Penn Foster Early Childhood Department Chair as she interviews panelist that work in a variety of early childhood careers.

Each week we will meet new professionals and highlight new careers. This week our panelist are: Ron Shualil, Workshop Presenter and Keynote Speaker; Naima Bond, Special Needs Early Childhood Teacher with a focus on Autism; Jennifer Lisa, Child Care Licensing Agent; Monica Patrie, Early Childhood Administrator; and, Chris Phillips, Early Childhood Fitness/Motor Skills Development Coach.

Please note: This session is being held in collaboration of the Student Interest Forum of NAEYC and Attendees will NOT receive a certificate of attendance.

Tuesday, January 17th @ 9:00PM EST

Topic – Meet the Childhood Professionals: Session Three

Instructor – Nancy Moretti, Penn Foster

A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children. When many think of careers in the field of early childhood, they automatically think of childcare teachers, and although this is an extraordinary position, there are many other rewarding opportunities. Much like with the potential of young children, the sky is the limit with the diverse career opportunities. Please join Nancy Moretti, NAEYC Student Interest Forum Facilitator and Penn Foster Early Childhood Department Chair as she interviews panelist that work in a variety of early childhood careers.

Each week we will meet new professionals and highlight new careers. This week our panelist are: Alan Gutman,Quality Rating and Improvement Systems Manager; Wanda Wyont, Early Childhood Instructor and Department Chair; Dr. Thomasa Bond, Child Care Licensing Agent; Wendy Dimatteo, Preschool Teacher and Program Coordinator; Abena Ocran-Jackson, NAEYC Interim Senior Director of Accreditation; and, Christine Herndon, Site Supervisor and Center Director.

Please note: This session is being held in collaboration of the Student Interest Forum of NAEYC and Attendees will NOT receive a certificate of attendance.

Thursday, January 19th @ 9:00PM EST

Topic – Developmentally Appropriate Practices in the Classroom

Instructor – Shauna Woods, Guest Speaker

During this presentation, participants will understand the guidelines of DAP, identify the role in promoting children’s learning and development. In addition, attendees will be able to apply DAP principles and guidelines in work with young children and families. The principles involved in planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate, evidence-based curriculum for young children are studied. The webinar will focus on relationships among developmental theory, philosophy, practice, and development of curriculum based on the needs and interests of young children including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. The analysis of a wide range of early childhood curriculum models will be emphasized.

Tuesday, January 24th @ 9:00PM EST

Topic – Meet the Childhood Professionals: Session Four

Instructor – Nancy Moretti, Penn Foster

A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children. When many think of careers in the field of early childhood, they automatically think of childcare teachers, and although this is an extraordinary position, there are many other rewarding opportunities. Much like with the potential of young children, the sky is the limit with the diverse career opportunities. Please join Nancy Moretti, NAEYC Student Interest Forum Facilitator and Penn Foster Early Childhood Department Chair as she interviews panelist that work in a variety of early childhood careers.

Each week we will meet new professionals and highlight new careers. This week our panelist are: Ron Shualil, Workshop Presenter and Keynote Speaker; Naima Bond, Special Needs Early Childhood Teacher with a focus on Autism; Jennifer Lisa, Child Care Licensing Agent; Monica Patrie, Early Childhood Administrator; and, Chris Phillips, Early Childhood Fitness/Motor Skills Development Coach.

Please note: This session is being held in collaboration of the Student Interest Forum of NAEYC and Attendees will NOT receive a certificate of attendance.

Tuesday, January 31st @ 9:00PM EST

Topic – Meet the Childhood Professionals: Session Five

Instructor – Nancy Moretti, Penn Foster

A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children. When many think of careers in the field of early childhood, they automatically think of childcare teachers, and although this is an extraordinary position, there are many other rewarding opportunities. Much like with the potential of young children, the sky is the limit with the diverse career opportunities. Please join Nancy Moretti, NAEYC Student Interest Forum Facilitator and Penn Foster Early Childhood Department Chair as she interviews panelist that work in a variety of early childhood careers.

Each week we will meet new professionals and highlight new careers. This week our panelist are: Wanda Wyont, Early Childhood Author and Blogger; Jill Stribling, Educational Business Owner; Marva Headley, International Early Childhood Consultant; Mary Muhs, Department Chair of Early Childhood Education; Pamela Fahrenkopf, Early Childhood Director and Owner; and, Crystal Swinton, CDA Professional Development Specialist.

Please note: This session is being held in collaboration of the Student Interest Forum of NAEYC and Attendees will NOT receive a certificate of attendance.