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The decisions and actions of education leaders directly impact the early learning environment, especially during times of challenge, uncertainty, or change. Each day, these leaders design and implement policies, processes, and interactions that shape teaching and learning and affect the lives of young children.
Participants in The Science of Early Learning and Adversity will develop skills and strategies that support designing and implementing early learning environments that buffer stress, increase resiliency, 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 contemporary knowledge, strategic tactics, and collaborative networks they need to improve early learning environments.
In this two-day on-campus program, thought leaders will share the latest science that sits at the intersection of child development, education policy, and early intervention for children experiencing adversity. In facilitated follow-up discussions, participants will explore how this science can inform the supports they provide for adults and children.
Professional Education is excited to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for your successful participation in this program.
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally and internationally recognized unit of measurement for non-credit continuing education programs. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Professional Education offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
Requirements to be eligible to earn CEUs:
Upon successfully meeting all requirements outlined above, you will be notified via email that you have A) earned the certificate of completion for the program and B) are now eligible to earn CEUs. This email will contain the link to complete the required reflection assignment if you wish to receive CEUs, along with a submission deadline, and time frame for receiving your CEUs. After submitting your reflection assignment, we will notify you via email of your CEU status, and if you have met all requirements, you will be able to download and view your CEU certificate at this point in time.
This program is eligible for 0.5 CEUs and 5 clock hours.
Note: Professional Education is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.
Nonie Lesaux focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of children from diverse linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds.
Stephanie Jones focuses on the effects of poverty and exposure to violence on children’s development and assesses the impact of social-emotional learning interventions.