•  February 27, 2018
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday Celebrations: Let’s Make Them Meaningful for Children and Families! (webinar)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience: Administrators, ECSE Educators, General Educators, Teacher Assistants

Holiday celebrations can be an important part of a classroom community and provide opportunities for children and families to learn about traditions and values that are a cherished part of people’s lives. However, questions often arise in programs following an anti-bias philosophy… Can we celebrate holidays? Do we have to celebrate all holidays? How can we include holidays without offending anyone? Join me in this thought-provoking training as we use anti-bias goals to reflect on current holiday practices and think about how to make holiday celebrations meaningful for the children and families in early childhood programs.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 1.5 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area D (Org. ID# B40093)

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • Emily Reilly
    Emily Reilly, Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I and III is a proven leader with 14 years of experience in early care and education. Emily has served in a variety of leadership roles in the field including master teacher, associate director, college instructor, trainer and IL AEYC board member. Emily presents on a variety of topics including anti-bias curriculum, project approach, inclusive practices, reflective practice, and portfolios. She is passionate about supporting adult learners in improving their practice, specifically when it comes to making sure all children and families feel a sense of belonging and community. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, trying new foods, and hanging out with her family.
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