April 28, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Entry into kindergarten is a pivotal time in a child's life. To ensure a successful transition into kindergarten, early childhood stakeholders in communities need to build collaborative teams and create focused plans that support children and families as they transition into kindergarten.
Attendees will walk away with promising practices and successful strategies to implement in their own communities. This workshop is recommended for early childhood stakeholders in Child Care, Head Start, Public, Private, and Charter Schools, special needs programs, and other programs serving young children and parents.
- Catherine Sullivan, Response to Intervention Coordinator, Niagara Falls City School District
- Nancy Hampton, Transition Coordinator, New York State Council on Children and Families
May 20, 2021 from 3:30 – 4:30PM
Over the past year, children and families have had to navigate through challenging times as the pandemic has impacted them in profound ways. Presenters will explore and discuss ways to support children, families, and each other during these unprecedented times.
Attendees will walk away with important considerations and strategies for promoting an inclusive program culture, trauma-informed care, and resiliency in caring for children, families, and staff in the era of COVID-19. This workshop is recommended for administrators, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, & teachers)
- Cambria Daniels, Program Director of Social-Emotional Learning, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.
- Ashley Kowalyk-Mychajliw, Social Worker & Behavioral Specialist, The Children’s Center for Success, Family Help Center
- Kim Stewart, Director of Early Childhood Programming, Seneca Babcock Community Association
- Sharon A. Ray, LCSW-R, Director of Evidence-Based Programs, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.