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Building Cognitive Capacity to Support School Readiness

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Building Cognitive Capacity to Support School Readiness

Presented by Steven Erwin, National Early Childhood Specialist, Kaplan Early Learning Company
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning


If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Classroom Management for Early Learning community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

Are language and math skills the best predictors for school readiness? This interactive edWebinar explores recent research as it not only relates to school readiness but emphasizes the need for developing executive functioning skills. Attendees may change the way they perceive and practice effective teaching and begin using cognitive-based strategies that can impact children’s success in school and possibly close the achievement gap.

Steven Erwin, National Early Childhood Specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company, shares recent research on math, language and executive functioning and the impact on cognition and school readiness. Learn how to:

  • Identify and explore current research on the connection between math, language and executive functioning on cognition
  • Identify and connect cognitive processing skills and the four cognitive constructs of play
  • Explore the role of resilience in increasing cognitive capacity and decreasing stress for teachers and children

Join us to learn more about connecting research to building school readiness. There will be time to get your questions answered after Steven’s presentation. PreK-3 teachers and administrators will benefit from attending this session.

Steve ErwinAbout the Presenter

Steven Erwin has spent 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 post graduate work in preschool special education. His work experience includes being a family child care provider, owner of a child care center, Head Start and State Preschool administrator and Head Start reviewer. Recently he worked at the Child Development Lab at CSU, Chico and adjunct faculty for the Child Development Program at CSUC. Currently he is the national early childhood specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company.

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Kaplan Early Learning Kaplan Early Learning Company is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children’s learning.

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