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Web-based Sessions for Early Childhood Professionals

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Date and Time                  

2020-2021 Session Description  

Registration is closed for this session.
The Early Childhood Asian Culture and its Similarities to the United States

Let us take a peek into raising a child in Asia. We will explore the culture and customs of Asian families and see how we can intertwine the culture into our early childhood center or home.

Jian Chen, Vice President/ China - Holt International

Jian Chen

Registration is closed for this session.
Lights, Camera, Teach! Key Features of Anti-bias and Culturally Relevant Education

This interactive presentation will engage participants in exploring key features and strategies in implementing anti-bias and culturally relevant teaching for young children.

Tonia Durden, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor and Birth-Five Program Coordinator

Tonia Durdan

Registration is closed for this session.
Keeping Kids Safe

Young children are at high risk for food-borne illnesses. Early childhood professionals can help protect children by following proper food handling practices. Learn the latest information on keeping children healthy with safe storing, preparing, and serving of foods.

Carol Schwarz, Nebraska Extension Educator

Cami Wells, Nebraska Extension Educator

Carol Schwarz

Cami Wells

Registration is closed for this session.

Serve and Return: Play with Babies Promotes their Early Learning

Participate in this hour long session to learn about the importance of serve and return and how these important interactions foster young children's learning and development. Participants will also learn some key ways to engage in serve and return interactions during everyday moments.

Holly Hatton-Bowers, Assistant Professor University of Nebraska-Lincoln Holly Hatton-Bowers
Registration is closed for this session.
Blocks as a Learning Tool

Block play is so important to children's social-emotional development and also teaches them problem-solving skills, math, engineering, and creative thinking. We will dive into the top reasons block play is so necessary in your home or center.

Lisa Poppe, Nebraska Extension Educator

LaDonna Werth, Nebraska Extension Educator

Lisa Poppe

LaDonna Werth

Registration is closed for this session.
Let them Make a Mess: Play Experiences

This presentation will give you ideas to help foster those play experiences and will be interactive to help you build your resources and creativity when thinking about play.

Audrey Rider, South Dakota State Extension Early Childhood Field Specialist

Audrey Rider

Registration is closed for this session.

Read for Resilence

This program supports children's coping and understanding of their feelings after experiencing a major stressor, disaster, loss, and/or grief using children's literature. Caregivers will receive storybook recommendations, age-appropriate strategies and activities to facilitate reading. At the conclusion of the workshop all participants will receive a link to download FREE storybook guides to use within their settings, share with families, and community.

Amy Napoli, Assistant Professor University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Linda Reddish, Nebraska Extension Educator

Amy Napoli

Linda Reddish

Why should I sign-up?

  • FREE program – no cost to you
  • One-hour of continuing education credit for each class
  • Participate at home or anywhere you have access to the internet
  • Increase your skills and keep your children healthy

What if the date or time of the session does not work for me?

  • There is an option to register for a recorded version of the session.
  • You will have one week after the recorded session is available to watch the webinar and receive continuing education credits.

Are you joining us for the first time or not quite sure how the sessions work? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions handout!

Courses offered by Nebraska Extension may be accepted by Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota and Iowa to meet annual in-service training requirements. Here is our flyer on the classes!
Email Cami Wells at or call her at (308) 385-5088 for questions.

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