Supporting Preschoolers and Families as They Return to School

We will be discussing strategies to support the trickiest parts of the preschool day, including transitions, following behavioral expectations, and building friendship skills. We will also be sharing strategies for building relationships with families. 


1. The importance of managing the classroom through smooth transitions
2. Learn strategies to teach and reinforce behavioral expectations
3. Discuss and review strategies for teaching crucial social skills, including problem-solving and friendship skills. 
4. Discuss strategies for building relationships with families

Includes 2 clock hours

Audience: Preschool teachers, Instructional Assistants, and Early Childhood providers

Meet the instructor:

Julie is a Partner Manager at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Family Studies and her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington. 

Julie’s work focuses on supporting special education and inclusion in early childhood programs. She supports the provision of training, coaching, and consultation around inclusion and individualization for Early Achievers coaches. 

Prior to joining the Haring Center team, Julie worked as a special education preschool teacher at the Experimental Education Unit for seven years. Julie has experience supporting special education students, dual language learners, and students in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Julie is fluent in Spanish and passionate about supporting dual language learners and collaborating with multilingual families. Julie also has experience coaching pre-service teachers in early childhood and special education. Julie is passionate about helping all students, families, and adult learners to feel welcome and included in the classroom setting.

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