Professional Development Exclusively for Head Start California Members

On-Demand Professional Development Now Available!

Developed in collaboration with Head Start California, School Specialty and our team of experts are pleased to bring you this exclusive series of on-demand professional development webinars to support your early childhood 21st century safe learning environments!

Select single, multiple or all four webinars. Each registration includes a single license and will receive an individualized certificate of completion at the conclusion of the webinar. Learn more about the content below.

For any questions, please contact Gary Tanner, Gary.Tanner@schoolspecialty.com, or (562) 252-2527.

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Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood Learning Environments

This webinar describes research-based social and emotional competencies and provides early childhood educators with instructional strategies to teach children how to appropriately manage emotions, responses, and relationships with others.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Identify competencies associated with healthy social and emotional development.
  • Connect social and emotional development to academic achievement.
  • Learn instructional strategies that promote social and emotional development.


Presented by Tamie Pratt-Fartro, Ph.D., School Specialty Early Childhood Subject Matter Expert


List Price: $125
Head Start California Member Price: $89*


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Inclusive Early Childhood Environments for Children with Special Needs

This webinar includes easy-to-implement options for designing an inclusive early childhood classroom that benefits special needs, as well as typically developing children. A review of physical, sensory, as well as social and emotional learning concepts for children with special needs is covered.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Review best practices for inclusion and universal design for learning.
  • Identify common sensory, social emotional, communication and physical challenges for of a variety of children with special needs.
  • Demonstrate at least two strategies that can be implemented in your classroom to create a more successful learning environment that is inclusive of all children.


Presented by Cecilia Cruse, M.S., OTR/L, School Specialty Special Needs Subject Matter Expert


List Price: $125
Head Start California Member Price: $89*


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Recognizing Indicators of Potential Violence and Mental Health Concerns for Early Childhood Education Professionals

This webinar explains the pathway to violence model and dispels the myths and stereotypes that get in the way of making appropriate and proportional responses to concerning, dangerous, and threatening behaviors.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of situational awareness in violence prevention.
  • Identify indicators of potential violence and mental health problems in adults.
  • Review signs of distress in young children.
  • Review practical steps to respond to and report concerning, dangerous, or threatening behaviors.


Presented by Peggy Mitchell-Clarke, Ph.D., Certified Executive Instructor and Curriculum Author – Mental Health


List Price: $125
Head Start California Member Price: $89*


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STOP The Threat: Safety and Security Best Practices for Early Childhood Centers

This webinar shares critical evidence-based best practices that are essential to safety and security. You will gain an in-depth understanding of prevention and preparation strategies that have been proven to contribute to safe learning environments.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive approach to school safety.
  • Understand threats and how to mitigate them.
  • Learn best practices that save lives.


Presented by Michael Yorio, President, SSI Guardian


List Price: $125
Head Start California Member Price: $89*


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Head Start California Webinar Bundle

Purchase all four webinars as a bundle and save!


List Price: $375
Head Start California Member Price: $285*


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*Webinar purchases are non-refundable


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