• Day 1 (Webinar)
     September 19, 2018
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Day 2 (Webinar)
     September 24, 2018
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Day 3 (Workshop)
     October 3, 2018
     8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Implementation for Teachers (webinars + workshop)

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience: ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants

This highly interactive 12-hour training prepares teachers to implement The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, 5th or 6th edition, in their classrooms. Teachers will learn about the Creative Curriculum framework, which includes guidance on what and how children learn; the physical environment; caring and teaching; and partnering with families. Teachers will become familiar with the 38 objectives for development and learning that inform every aspect of teaching. They will explore additional curriculum resources such as Mighty Minutes®, Intentional Teaching Cards™, Book Discussion Cards™, and Book Conversation Cards™ (included in optional Expanded Daily Resources). Additionally, the training will support teachers in how to implement the three main parts of a meaningful study and understand how to integrate content into daily events through intentional experiences. REQUIREMENT: All participants MUST have access to a copy of the 5th or 6th edition to participate in this training. This training will include two hours of homework. Full participation in both of the webinars, full attendance at the workshop, and completion of assignments are all required to receive a certificate.

Continuing Education – This workshop and webinar will provide 12 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 D (Org. ID# B40093)

Full attendance in the workshop portion AND full participation in the webinar is required to receive a certificate.



  • Bridget Meis
    Bridget Meis, M.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. During her time with STARnet, she has presented on a variety of topics including: Apps and Assistive Technology, Social/Emotional development, Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies GOLD, Portfolios, Lesson Planning, Mathematics in Early Childhood, Science and Mathematics, STEAM and Family Engagement. Bridget has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2003. She received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Illinois State University and her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute. Bridget has worked in a variety of early childhood programs with diverse groups of children from as young as six weeks old to children in fifth grade. Bridget has served children and families in private childcare programs and most recently with Head Start.
  • Cecilia Mintz
    Cecilia Mintz, B.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has worked in Early Childhood since 2007. Cecilia has worked with a diverse population at Head Start. While working with Head Start she guided children with Project Approach. Cecilia worked at engaging families in their child’s education by encouraging their input on family goals involving their child. She collaborated with local education agencies on IEPs.


920 Custer Avenue, Pontiac, Illinois, 61764, United States

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