NEW!!  CDA Portfolio and Preparation for the CDA Visit & Exam  This 7 session class is designed for the CDA candidate who is nearing completion of a CDA course and seeking guidance on the portfolio tasks; as well as information and tips for the CDA Validation Visit and national exam.  Starting on Wed, Feb 24, class meets once a week and is led by a seasoned CDA Professional Development Specialist.  Questions? Contact Karen Rucker at 717-314-8368 or email to krucker@RespectingChildren.com

​​​​​This calendar changes frequently, so check back often!​​​​​​​

​​For more information on event specifics and registration,

go to www.pakeys.org or email the instructor

at krucker@RespectingChildren.com 


AND... Now booking training events to be held for your staff via live virtual broadcast! 

Interested?  Contact Karen at krucker@RespectingChildren.com or 717-314-8368  

Also booking live face-to-face events for summer 2021 or later.  Call for details.

 

On-Line via LIVE, INTERACTIVE WEBINARS

>>> IMPORTANT NOTE: All times listed are Eastern Standard Time


Fri, 12/18 STARS 101 & 102 - Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Sat 12/19 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (8:00-noon)

Tues 12/22 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (8:00-noon)

Tues 12/29 STARS 101 & 102 - Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Wed 01/06 Behind the Scenes: Examining Underlying Causes of Challenging

Behaviors (7:00-9:00 pm)

Fri 01/08 STARS 101 & 102  - Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Fri 01/08 & 01/15 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the New STARS Standards! (7:00-9:00 AM)

Wed 01/13 Beneath the Iceberg: Effect of Family Stressors on Children (7:00-9:00 pm)

Fri 01/15 Leave It at the Door: Managing Personal Stress in the Classroom 

(6:30-8:30 pm)

Mon 01/18 STARS 101 & 102 -Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Fri 01/22 Communication and Language Development Including Dual Language

Learners - Ages birth to 5 years (7:00-9:00 AM)

Fri 01/22 Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors

Framework (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Fri 01/22 Observing Young Children (6:30-8:30 pm)

Wed 01/27 The Importance of Supervision: Indoors & Out (7:00-9:00 pm)

Fri 01/29 Temperament: One Key to Understanding Children (7:00-9:00 AM)

Sat 01/30 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (8:00-noon)

Sat 01/30 STEM Activities for Toddlers (1:00-3:00 pm)

Wed 02/03 Using Portfolios to Document and Support Children's Learning (7:00-9:00 pm)

Fri 02/05 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Fri 02/05 & 02/12 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (7:00-9:00 AM)

Sat 02/06 The Importance of Supervision: Indoors & Out (8:30-10:30 am)

Sat 02/06 Communication and Language Development Including Dual Language Learners - Ages birth to 5 years (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Sat 02/06 Social and Emotional Development - Ages birth to 5 (1:30-3:30 pm)

Wed 02/10 Why an Apple Is Worth 1000 Words: Learning Through Play (7:00-9:00 pm)

Fri 02/12 The Importance of Supervision: Indoors & Out (6:30-8:30 pm)

Mon 02/15 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Fri 02/19 The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful Interactions to Support Children's Learning (7:00-9:00 AM)

Fri 02/19 It's Not All About You... Functioning as a Member of a Team (6:30-8:30 pm)

Wed 02/24-4/07 CDA Portfolio and Preparation for the CDA Visit & Exam (7:00-9:00p.m. for 7 weeks)

Fri 02/26 The Importance of Supervision: Indoors & Out (7:00-9:00 AM)

Fri 02/26 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Fri 03/05 STEM Activities for Toddlers (7:00-9:00 AM)

Fri 03/05 Why an Apple Is Worth 1000 Words: Learning Through Play (6:30-8:30 pm)

Sat 03/06 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (8:30 am-12:30 pm)

Sat 03/06 Behind the Scenes: Examining Underlying Causes of Challenging Behaviors (1:30-3:30 pm)

Fri 03/12 & 03/19 STARS 101 & 102 Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (7:00-9:00 AM)

Fri 03/12 The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful Interactions to Support Children's Learning (6:30-8:30 pm)

Fri 03/19 Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework (9:30am - 12:30pm)

Fri 03/19 STARS 101 & 102 - Learn about the NEW STARS Standards! (6:00-10:00 pm)

Fri 03/26 The Importance of Supervision: Indoors & Out (7:00-9:00 AM)

Fri 03/26 Cognitive Development - Ages birth to 5 years (6:30-8:30 pm)

Sat 03/27 Leave It at the Door: Managing Personal Stress in the Workplace (8:30-10:30 am)

  • Direct link to register:

Sat 03/27 The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful Interactions to Support Children's Learning (11:00am-1:00pm)

  • Direct link to register:

Sat 03/27 Communication and Language Development Including Dual Language Learners - Ages birth to 5 years (1:30-3:30 pm)



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Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

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 2-6 participants in a cyber ‘conference room’ where they can complete a task together before returning to the larger group.  For more details, contact Karen at
krucker@RespectingChildren.com or call 717-314-8368.

NEW!! Early Bird Webinars!

Are you that person who is up and ready to start your day in the wee hours?  If so, this collection of 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. webinars on Friday mornings may be just the thing for you.  Allows you to complete professional development, go to work and then have your after-work hours to spend doing other things.  Check out the many listings on the left, starting on January 8. 

RespectingChildren.com

Karen Rucker, M.S.
Early Childhood 
Master Trainer

717-314-8368