•  February 4, 2025
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  •  March 4, 2025
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  •  April 1, 2025
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Developmentally Appropriate Strategies, Environments, and Assessment for All Preschoolers (webinars and assignments)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE/General Educators, Paraeducators, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLPs, OT/PTs

Description – Developmentally appropriate practice can be used as a foundation for inclusive play-based learning for young children. The three meetings of this training will focus inclusive environments; adaptive supports and strategies; and assessment. Presenters will be using the DEC Recommended Practices as a tool to support inclusion and accessibility in their classrooms.Participants will have opportunities to practice, reflect, and seek solutions based on their own teaching and learning environments. With a goal of sustained implementation, this training will include four hours of independent work assignments. Photos of your classroom environment (not including children) may be requested as be part of these assignments. Full participation in the meetings and completion of assignments are required to receive a certificate.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 8.5 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 2
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • Connie Shugart
    Connie Shugart, Project Coordinator STARnet Regions I & III, has over 30 years of experience working in the field of early childhood education. Her experiences include teaching and/or training of early childhood and early intervention professionals and families. She has done presentations at many regional, state and national conferences. A few of her topics include curriculum, assessment, standards, environments, child development, and play. Connie is also one of the Executive Producers and hosts of Apples Magazine training videos. Her passions include educating professionals and families on play and the impact that the early childhood environment has on teaching and learning.
  • Sheila Yates
    Sheila Yates, M. Ed Early Childhood Administration, is an ECSE Family and Professional Development Specialist for STAR NET Regions I and III. She has experience teaching preschool as well as leading teams of early childhood professionals in community-based organizations. Sheila is passionate about providing resources and education to professionals and families on the impact that quality environments and relationships have on young children.
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