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 or call 717-314-8368.

Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

Early Childhood Professional Development

Karen Rucker, M.S.
ECE Master Trainer


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

Currently booking through 2023

For more details, contact Karen Rucker at 


Join the conversation regarding quality early care & education!

Relaxed, interactive webinars by a seasoned professional.

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

​​For more information on event specifics and registration,

go to or email the instructor


AND... Now booking training events to be held exclusively for your staff via live, virtual broadcast thru 2023! 

Interested?  Contact Karen at or 717-314-8368  



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


Fri 01/27 What Is a CDA? Exploring National Certification in Early Care by

Earning a Child Development Associate (7:30-8:30 AM)

Fri 01/27: Not Just a Babysitter - What It Means to Be an ECE Professional


Sat 01/28:Behind the Scenes: Examining How Adults Contribute to Children's

Challenging Behaviors  (8:00-10:00am)

Sat 01/28: It's Not All About You... Functioning as a Member of a Team  


Sat 01/28:Leave It at the Door: Managing Personal Stress in the Workplace  



Fri 02/03: The Importance of Supervision: Indoors & Out (9:00-11:00am)

Fri 02/03: Communication and Language Development Including Dual Language

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

Thur 02/09: Social and Emotional Development - Ages birth to 5 years (6:30-8:30pm)

Fri 02/10: 10 Strategies to Extend Learning for Young Children - Ages birth to 5 yrs


Sat 02/11: Movement and Physical Development - Ages birth to 5 years 


Sat 02/11: Webbing as a Tool to Create Preschool Curriculum (10:30-12:30pm)

Sat 02/11: Creative Art Experiences (1:00-3:00pm)

Fri 02/17: Exploring Developmentally Appropriate Practices (D.A.P.)  (9:00-11:00am)

Fri 02/17: The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful Interactions to

Support Children (6:30-8:30pm)

Fri 02/24 What Is a CDA? Exploring National Certification in Early Care by
Earning a Child Development Associate
 (7:30-8:30 AM)

Fri 02/24: First, There Is No Magic Wand... Positive Behavior Guidelines in the

Preschool Classroom  (9:00-11:00am)

Fri 02/24: Cognitive Development - Ages Birth to 5  (6:30-8:30pm)


Fri 03/03: CAUTION!  Sometimes Toddlers Bite  (9:00-11:00am)

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

Wed 03/15: Observing Young Children Using Anecdotal Notes (6:30-8:30pm)

Wed 03/22: Using Alternate Methods of Observations to Document Children's Growth

and Development(6:30-8:30pm)

​Fri 03/24: Six Core Skills Children Develop Through Play  (6:30-8:30pm)

​Sat 03/25: Using Portfolios to Document and Support Children's Learning  (8:00-10:00am)

Sat 03/25: STEM Experiences for Young Children: Ages 2-5 years (10:30-12:30pm)

Sat 03/25: Behind the Scenes: Examining How Adults Contribute to Children's Challenging

Behaviors (1:00-3:00pm)

Fri 03/31: The Daily Dozen: 12 Important Components to Promote Playground

Safety (6:30-8:30pm)