Early Childhood Educators provide you affordable, research-based, educational programs and resources. Information in each program is based on research from faculty right here in Nebraska. Our goal is to empower all adults who care for young children by providing high-quality professional development that sets the stage for lifelong learning, discovery, and success. We’re here to help you take what you’ve learned from training and research and put it into practice.
Learn about the meaning behind behaviors and supporting early childhood mental health. Join us to explore challenging behaviors, warning signs, beneficial resources, and the importance of your role in the child care environment.
Engaging in block play provides a vast array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) concepts.
Join us to gain information on the importance of math development for young children.
Participants will learn strategies for integrating math into children’s routines, as well as fun and engaging games and activities that involve math concepts.
The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving.
This program will give ideas, lessons, and resources for child care providers to enrich their environment for infants and toddlers to gain early math skills.
This course will increase participants’ awareness of the problem of obesity in early childhood, including statistics about obesity rates and causes and risk factors that contribute to childhood obesity.
The workshop focuses on emotional intelligence principles identified by John Gottman and his colleagues such as emotion coaching, permissive, dismissive, and disapproving styles of dealing with children's emotions.
Farm to Early Care Education (ECE) offers unique hands-on learning experiences.
This workshop will look at the causes of children's misbehavior and techniques to respond to their mistaken goals.
This presentation will provide learners with an introduction to autism spectrum disorder.
Participants will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of autism in their childcare setting.
Virtual Field Trip Program for Early Childhood
Is your mind full of worries and thoughts that cause you stress?
Learn the benefits of mindfulness and how mindfulness can positively impact your well-being and support you being more present in the moment.
Music is a natural part of a child's everyday life. Not only does it help them develop language and social skills but forms a part of their playtime.
Safe storing, preparing, and serving of foods is just as important in child care programs as serving a balanced diet. Many children and adults get sick from eating foods that are not properly handled or when food safety guidelines are not being followed.
This presentation will provide learners with a brief overview of autism spectrum disorder.
Participants will learn strategies that can embed within the daily routines of childcare settings to help support children with autism in their programs.
Toddlerhood can be a difficult time to navigate. Learn how self-control develops in children so you can better understand where your children are developmentally and how to best support them.
Process art experiences can support a child's growth and development in almost all content areas. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in the open-ended exploration of process art and explore strategies for creating an inviting process art experience!
The importance of sleep and the impact of sleep on children and youth’s development.
Tinkering helps children to understand you have to fail a few times, sometimes many times, in order to get the right answer.
Researchers estimate that up to 33 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under age 18.
Caring for a child with food allergies can be challenging.
What do all of those words on food packages mean? How do I tell if a food is a whole grain? Does the food meet the whole grain requirements for the new meal plan?
Join us to answer these mysterious questions and more!
Children’s yoga during early childhood can play an important role in helping young children learn self-regulation strategies, enhance their health, and can make learning fun.
Yogapalooza: Learning Strategies to Immediately Incorporate Yoga and Mindfulness into Your Early Childhood Classroom
Bari Koral is a nationally recognized kids yoga educator and recording artist for children. You’ll master many simple but powerful mindfulness tools, learn some child friendly yoga poses and understand the great benefits and physiology of yoga and mindfulness.