Learn how the latest research and proven strategies can help you foster strong learning environments in early education that reduce stress, mitigate difficult behaviors and support overall development.
The decisions and actions of leaders are the linchpin of the early learning environment. Each day, these leaders design and drive the policies, processes, and interactions that shape teaching and learning that impacts young children’s lives. Participants in The Science of Early Learning and Adversity: Daily Leadership to Promote Development and Buffer Stress will return to their settings with enhanced knowledge and strategies that support the design and implementation of strong early learning environments—those that buffer stress, reduce challenging behaviors, and boost development. Offered as part of the Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy, this program is squarely aligned with the Academy’s mission to equip leaders with the cutting-edge knowledge, strategic tactics, and collaborative networks they need to improve early learning environments.
- Understand the latest science describing the relationship between adverse experiences and early learning and development
- Identify the adult competencies necessary for cultivating learning environments that buffer stress, and learn how to develop and support those competencies among early educators
- Develop a strategic plan to address a problem of leadership related to stress and behavior management in the early learning environment
- Build a collaborative community among a national network of early childhood education leaders engaged around common challenges
Who Should Attend
- Directors of early education centers or programs
- Leaders of early education service organizations across the mixed delivery system
- Principals, directors, administrators, and coaches in public school pre-K programs
- Teachers who take on leadership roles, and aspiring leaders
- State early education leaders
- Grantmakers and advocates