Interested in a topic not listed? Contact the instructor, Karen Rucker, regarding the possibility of customizing a session to address your center's specific professional development needs or to address a specific age group. For additional information, click on the Contact tab or send an email to krucker@RespectingChildren.com  or call 717-314-8368.


All Age Groups

NEW!  Communication and Language Development Including Dual Language Learners - Ages birth to 5 years (2 hrs - K3 C2 and STARS SQ.3.4.3; SQ.3.4.9 andEC.3.4.4)  There are multiple important early milestones we will explore to better understand how communication and language skills develop in the first 5 years, including Dual Language Learners.


ZERO TO THREE The Growing Brain: The Brain's Role in Communication and Language Development (3 hrs - K1.4 C1/C2 & K5.1 C1/C2 and STARS SQ.3.4.3and SQ.3.4.9)  Join us as we explore important milestones to better understand how communication and language skills develop in the first 5 years, the brain’s role in the development of these skills, and how to support them, including multi-language learning. This session focuses on ages birth through five years and is part of a series developed by the national Zero to Three center.  The Growing Brain series is comprised of seven sessions and may be taken in any order or combination.







K5:  Communication

RespectingChildren.com

Karen Rucker, M.S.
Early Childhood 
Master Trainer

717-314-8368