Karen Rucker, M.S.
ECE Master Trainer


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  or call 717-314-8368.

All Age Groups

The Importance of Supervision:  Indoors & Out (2 hrs - K7.1 C2 and STARS LM.2.4):  As early childhood professionals, we ensure families that their children will be appropriately supervised while they are in our care - both indoors and outdoors.  Discussion of the consequences of inadequate supervision, legal responsibilities, strategies for effective supervision, and the role of a supervision policy.  This class also addresses specific regulations regarding supervision.

Active Supervision to Ensure the Safety of All Children  (3 hrs - K7 C2 and STARS LM.2.4)  Six components are necessary for active supervision to ensure the safety of all children; setting up the environment for optimal supervision, positioning, scanning/counting, listening, anticipating children’s behavior, and engaging/redirecting children. The role of primary caregiving and an emphasis on the importance of maintaining ratios are included.​

K7:  Health, Safety and Nutrition