​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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  

Due to COVID, face-to-face training sessions are currently not available.



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

Thurs 08/05 The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful

Interactions to Support Children's Learning  (7:00-9:00pm)

Fri 08/06 STARS 101 & 102 (6:00-10:00pm)

Sat 08/07 Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors

Framework   (8:00-11:00am)

Sat 08/07 STARS 101 & 102  (noon-4:00pm)

Sat 08/14 STARS 101 & 102 (8:00-noon)

Sat 08/14 Behind the Scenes:  Examining How Adults Contribute

to Children's Challenging Behaviors   (1:00-3:00pm)

Mon 08/16 Observing Young Children (7:00-9:00pm)

Tues 08/17 Social and Emotional Development - Ages birth

to 5 years (7:00-9:00pm)

Wed 08/18 STARS 101 & 102  (6:00-10:00pm)

Thurs 08/19 It's Not All About You... Functioning as a Member

of a Team  (7:00-9:00pm)

Mon 08/23 STEM Activities for Toddlers (7:00-9:00pm)

Fri 08/27  STARS 101 & 102  (6:00-10:00pm)

Mon 08/30 Creative Art Experiences  (7:00-9:00pm)

Tues 08/31 Using Portfolios to Document and Support Children's

Development  (7:00-9:00pm)

Tues 09/07  STARS 101 & 102  (6:00-10:00pm)

Tues 09/14  STARS 101 & 102  (6:00-10:00pm)

Wed 09/15 Temperament: One Key to Understanding Children  (6:30-8:30pm)

Mon 09/20  Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors

Framework  (9:00-noon)

Mondays 09/20/21 through 05/23/22 CDA Class  (6:30-9:30pm) and 3 Saturdays

Tuesdays 09/21/21 through 05/17/22 CDA Class  (6:30-9:30) and 3 Saturdays

Thurs 09/23 Beneath the Iceberg: ACES and the Effect of Family Stressors

on Children  (7:00-9:00pm)

Fri 09/24 Communication and Language Development Including

Dual Language Learners - Ages birth to 5 years   (6:30-8:30pm)

Sat 09/25  STARS 101 & 102   (8:00-noon)

Sat 09/25 STEM Activities for Toddlers  (1:00-3:00pm)

Thurs 09/30 It's Not All About You... Functioning as a Member of a Team   (7-9pm)

​Fri 10/01 Social and Emotional Development - Ages birth to 5 years  (6:30-8:30pm)

Sat 10/02  STARS 101 & 102 (8:00-noon)

Sat 10/02  Behind the Scenes:  Examining How Adults Contribute to

Children's Challenging Behaviors  (1:00-3:00pm)

Thurs 10/07 The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful Interactions

to Support Children's Learning   (7:00-9:00pm)

Wed 10/20 The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful

Interactions to Support Children's Learning  (6:30-8:30pm)

Wed 11/17 Behind the Scenes: Examining Underlying Causes of                                                                                                Challenging Behaviors  (6:30-8:30pm)


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! 


Karen Rucker, M.S.
ECE Master Trainer



Join this live, interactive Zoom course from September through May to complete the requirements to apply for your national CDA certification.  Led by a seasoned CDA instructor with tons of experience in the field, including the role of CDA Professional Development Specialist.  Choose from Monday or Tuesday evenings (with 3 Saturdays in the spring).  Books included.

Fee of $100 is FULLY REFUNDABLE upon successful completion of the course. For more info:

Monday class:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehy9uixe17b73ba9&llr=5onzt9bab

Tuesday class:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehyf1yd947afe634&llr=5onzt9bab

Upcoming Professional Development Webinars