April 3 - 9, 2019

Professional Development Certificates are available for a small fee. Learn more 

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You missed the 2019 conference, but you can still get a free copy of the resource guide & check out samples of each talk. 

Check out this 90 second trailer about the conference.

"Can't wait till next year!! I definitely have been using a lot of what I learned about challenging behavior!!"

-Josefina

Twos Lead Teacher Potomac, Maryland


Our carefully curated team of speakers inspire and delight with their stories and facts interwoven with strategies, strategies, strategies. You'll find so many gems and takeaways in these talks, you may start to see the whole concept of "challenging behavior" differently, and you'll get new ideas about what to do.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

AIDA TORRES
Teacher

RCMA Head Start

ALYSSA BLASK CAMPBELL, MEd

Emotional Development Expert

Seed and Sew

ANDREA CRUTHIRD-MAYS, MA

QRIS Coach

Merced County Office of Ed

ANGELA SEARCY, PhD

Trainer, Author & Instructor

Erikson Institute

DEVON KUNTZMAN

Parenting Coach & Founder

Transforming Toddlerhood

ENCIAN PASTEL

Teacher & Organizer

Gender Justice in ECE

ISELA GARCIA, PhD

Consultant, Trainer & Speaker

Alesi Group

JOCELYN MANZANAREZ, MMEd

Founder & Director

Musically Minded

JULIE KURTZ, MS LMFT

Co-Director, Trauma Informed Practices in ECE, WestEd

JULIE NICHOLSON, PhD

Deputy Director, Trauma Informed Practices in ECE, WestEd

KAREN NEMETH, EdM

Author & Speaker

Language Castle

LAUREN STAUBLE, MS

Assistant Director

Peabody Terrace Children’s Center

LINDA PEREZ, PhD

Professor & Program Director

Mills College

LORI GOODRICH, OTR/L C/NDT

Assistant Clinical Director

Koomar Center

MARA MCEWIN, BFA

Artistic Director & Founder

Treehouse Shakers

MARIA EVA CHAFFIN, MS

Teacher & Online Instructor

The Montessori Foundation

PATRICIA WIGGINS, MA MBA

Inclusion Coach

RCMA Head Start

DR. REBECCA ISBELL

Speaker & Consultant

East Tennessee State University

ROMA KHETARPAL

Educator & Speaker

Tools of Growth

LISA POELLE, MA

ECE Biting Specialist

Stop the Fighting & Biting

DR. ALI GRIFFITH, AuD CCC/SLP

Autism Parenting Strategist

Dr. Alisha Griffith, LLC

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ROSS ROBINSON

Training Director

Holistic Life Foundation

SAMANTHA THOMPSON, MBA

Early Ed Program Manager

Merced County Office of Ed

ZEYNEP ERCAN, PhD

Associate Professor

Rowan University

SANDI PHOENIX, BPsychSc

Director & Principal Facilitator

Phoenix Support

DR. LYNYETTA G. WILLIS

Psychologist & Family Life Coach

Inner Pathways, LLC

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this conference. It was a great help to become more aware of how I go into situations and that I should always go from a place of compassion and support. The children should feel safe at all times and we need to facilitate that."

-Colleen

Program Coordinator Myrtle Beach, SC


CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE:

...AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

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  • Trauma informed practices in ECE
  • Using puppets for social-emotional learning
  • How to prevent biting in your classroom
  • What Montessori can teach us about behavior
  • Challenging behavior in dual language learners
  • Music tricks for preventing challenging behavior
  • Tantrum do's and don'ts
  • Racial justice and reducing implicit bias in ECE
  • Creative drama as challenging behavior prevention
  • Avoid preK expulsion with mindfulness practices
  • Supporting autistic children who exhibit challenging behavior
  • What's storytelling got to do with challenging behavior?
  • CLASS research and insights on behavior
  • Prevent challenging behavior at circle time
  • Transforming challenging behavior in toddlers

MEET YOUR HOST

Barb O'Neill, Ed.D.

Hi. I'm Barb. I created this event because I envision a world where all early childhood professionals feel confident and skilled at working with children they find challenging.

 

I love working with the "challenging" kids but I used to go home feeling fed up and questioning my career choice.

 

Then, I studied theater while also pursuing my Ed.D. in early childhood special ed. I discovered new strategies as well as how to use play to prevent challenging behavior.


This conference brings together what I’ve discovered during 25 years in the field combined with cutting edge ideas from other experts. 

 

Let’s transform challenging behavior together.

As featured in...

"I thought the online conference was genius, and well done. Your generosity, and that of the presenters, is so amazing and inspiring. As you know, and pointed out in your presentations, teachers have such limited resources, and this was quite the gift. I just keep telling everyone about it because it was meaningful, inspiring, and FREE!"

- Donna B., Preschool Director, Charlottesville, VA

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