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Training Materials Archive

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Past Presentations

Head Start and ECEAP Foundations for Supporting Quality: Building on the Early Achievers Framework

Gail Joseph2013 WAEYC Keynote

Director Gail Joseph, Ph.D., presented the lunchtime keynote at the 2013 Washington Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference on 11/15, entitled “Bridging the Gap.” This presentation covers the four major gaps in early childhood education: 1) Achievement/Opportunity/Preparation Gap; 2) Research to practice gap; 3) PreK to Kindergarten Gap; 4) Caretaking Gap, and the Four C’s that can help bridge those gaps.

Download: “Bridging the Gap” – Keynote Slides (PDF)



2015 Early Achievers Institutes

Keynote – Kennewick, July 18, 2015

Ilenve SchwartzDr. Ilene Schwartz a professor in the Area of Special Education at the University of Washington and the Director of the Haring Center for Research and Training in Education, presented the lunchtime keynote at the 2015 Early Achievers Institute in Kennewick, Washington on July 18. Entitled “Pay Attention to Me!  Meeting the Needs of Children with Attention Seeking Behavior in Inclusive Classrooms.”  The Presentation described how teachers can prevent challenging behaviors in the classroom by providing children with alternative strategies to communicate their wants and needs.  These strategies can be implemented with all the children in the class and help the teachers and children in the classroom to create a more positive and peaceful classroom climate.

Download Keynote Slides (PDF)


ESP Presentation Maximizing Learning Time – PowerPoint (PDF)

2014 Early Achievers Institutes

Early STEM

Infant & Toddler STEM – PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

Infant & Toddler STEM Group Activity Matrix – Handout (PDF)

Every Baby Knows the Scientific Method – Handout (PDF)

NAEYC Article “Math Talk with Infants & Toddler – Handout (PDF)


2013 Early Achievers Institutes

Environment Rating Scales: A Deep Dive

ECERS-R – Handout (PDF)

FCCERS-R – Handout (PDF)

ITERS-R – Handout (PDF)

Working The Muscles of The Mind

Working The Muscles of The Mind – PowerPoint Handount (PDF)

Instructional Support Matrix 11×17 – Learning Activity (PDF)

Classroom Areas Brainstorming – Small Group Activity (PDF)

Working The Muscles of The Mind Posters – Teacher Tools (PDF)

Change Is A Good Thing

Change Is A Good Thing: Effective Transistions to Support School Readiness – PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

Fostering Learning Through Daily Conversations

Fostering Learning Through Daily Conversations – PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

Ways to Expand on Children’s Words – Tips for Teachers (PDF)

Tips for Engaging Children in Conversations – Tips for Teachers (PDF)

Making Comments – Tips for Teachers

Asking Questions – Tips for Teachers (PDF)

1, 2, 3, Blast Off!

Math At A Glance – Handout (PDF)

Math & the Head Start Framework – Handout (PDF)

How Many Math Words? – Brainstorm Activity (PDF)

Maximizing Learning Time

Maximizing Learning Time – PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

Developing a Routine – Learning Activity (PDF)

Teaching Behavioral Expectations – Learning Activity (PDF)

How the Physical Space Can Affect Behavior – Learning Activity (PDF)

What Is WaKIDS?

What Is WaKIDS? – PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

Introducing Me / Presentando a – Booklet (English/Español, PDF)

Teach Me What To Do Instead

Teach Me What To Do Instead – PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

Positive Thought Bubble – Learning Activity (PDF)

The Piggy Bank – Learning Activity (PDF)