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Many preschool teachers have noticed a shift in the groups of children in their classrooms. Children with and without disabilities seem to have increasingly complex needs that are difficult to manage in a preschool environment. This webinar will cover how to structure your classroom and adjust your teaching style to address the multiple needs of multiple children in the same room. Read More

Naptime can be one of the most challenging times of day in a Preschool classroom. Providers are juggling multiple responsibilities, covering breaks, supervising the group, all the while meeting the individual needs of children. Multi-tasking, scheduling, and a consistent routine are essential for a successful naptime transitions. Join us on a webinar that will outline strategies for multi-tasking, setting a routine, and meeting the individual needs of children; especially the ones that don’t nap! Participants will successfully identify 5 steps involved with transitioning adults and children from lunch to naptime in a preschool classroom. This course also includes the Five Stages of Naptime Transition Tip Sheet! Read More

Does it ever seem like parents just don’t get it? How can you better understand where they are coming from? How can you help families understand what you see in the program? This webinar will help providers understand varied family perspectives and responses and offer strategies to collaborate with families to build upon each other’s experiences, expertise, and resources to agree on how to include the child meaningfully. Read More

It’s not easy being three. While “terrible two’s,” is a familiar term, many parents have a more difficult time with their children at three than at two. In fact, most children people call KIT for help with are three-years-old. You may be feeling the same way, especially those of you in a mixed-age preschool class. In this webinar, we’ll discuss why it’s hard to be three-years-old and how you can support three-year-old’s unique developmental needs. Read More

Interactions with others throughout a child’s life affect their social-emotional development in many ways. Caregivers and teachers can support young learners’ developing self-concepts and self-esteem through communication about their actions, accomplishments, and showing respect for their beliefs and feelings. This webinar will focus on best practice strategies and tips to proactively teach social-emotional skills and support children and youth in various programs and settings who struggle with mental health challenges. For more in-depth information about common childhood mental health challenges, watch the KIT webinar Characteristics of Mental Health Challenges.  Read More

In the cookies of life, Friends are the chocolate chips.” Friends are important to everyone and when you have trouble with the skills to make friends it affects all the other aspects of your life. Learn the tools to promote friendships in your program between all children. This webinar will the importance of friendship and the tools to developing those lasting relationships. Read More

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