Interested in a topic not listed?

Contact Karen to discuss the possibility of customizing a session to address your location's specific professional development needs or to address a specific age group. For additional information, click the Contact tab, send an email to krucker@RespectingChildren.com or call 717-314-8368.

Click below to see the selection of topics available for professional development:


  • Child Development including Brain Development, Communication & Language Development, Social & Emotional Development, Physical Development, Relationships, ACES and the Effect of Family Stressors and more


  • Behavior Management  including Toddler Biting, Temperament, How Adults Contribute to Children's Challenging Behaviors, Positive Guidance Strategies and more



  • Observation Methods including Anecdotal Notes, Alternate Observation Methods, Portfolios and more


What is a "LIVE, INTERACTIVE” webinar??
It is as close as you get to face-to-face without being in the same room!  Group size is limited and participants have live cameras/audio so they can ask questions, join in discussions and participate in small group activities. Tools used include chat box, polls and break-out rooms.  Break-out rooms consist of 2-8 participants in a cyber ‘conference room’ where they can complete a task together before returning to the larger group.  Questions?  Contact Karen Rucker at
krucker@RespectingChildren.com or call 717-314-8368.

Interested in a private training event or in-service for your location? 

Currently booking through 2023

For more details, contact Karen Rucker at krucker@RespectingChildren.com 

717-314-8368


Karen Rucker, M.S.
ECE Master Trainer

717-314-8368

Professional Development Topics

Early Childhood Professional Development & Resources

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