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Through the Hearts of Teachers Build the Minds of Children
Monday December 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Steven Erwin, National Early Childhood Specialist, Kaplan Early Learning Company
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning
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Early childhood education teachers are raising America’s children. Our country is raising more children at a younger age outside of the home than ever before. In an effort to raise the quality of care and education, today’s teachers run the risk of becoming technicians rather than nurturing and intentional teachers.
In this edWebinar, national early childhood specialist Steven Erwin addresses and reflects on challenges that teachers face today and explore strategies that will strengthen the focus on children. He discusses:
- Core values that impact the daily decisions of early childhood educators
- Validating the need to support colleagues
- How stress impacts the ECE professional
- The difference between managing and leading young children
- How to identify protective factors that support resilience in adults
The intent of this recorded session is to create a national dialogue on how we care for and educate our future generations. Anyone who works with young children is invited to watch this recorded session about why it is critical that early childhood teachers continue to develop their cognitive capacity to meet the needs of the children they work with and their families.
About the Presenter
Steven Erwin, National Early Childhood Specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company, has spent over 40 years working in a variety of capacities to promote, educate and advocate for young children and their families. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in child development and postgraduate work in preschool special education. His work experience includes being a family childcare provider, owner of a child care center, Head Start and State Preschool administrator and Head Start reviewer. In addition to the types of programs, he has enjoyed a geographical perspective of early care and education throughout the United States and around the world, including America Samoa, China and Vietnam. Recently he worked at the Associated Students Child Development Lab at California State University, Chico (CSUC) and as adjunct faculty for the Child Development Program at CSUC.
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