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The Why Behind the Words: Strengthening the Learning Environment | May 25, 2021




Quality Early Learning Starts Here

Training and Tools to Elevate the Early Childhood Experience


The Why Behind the Words: Strengthening the Learning Environment

Explore words and strategies that establish supportive relationships with children and guide them as individuals and as a community of learners. Investigate current practices for classroom management and effective learning environments. Topics of respect and perspective taking will be discussed. Take a look at behaviors that trigger our own sense of control as educators and how can we adjust language or strategies we use, to help give children the power to change their own behaviors. This course is an online course that uses the Zoom platform.

KCF: II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Central Standard Time)



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Dana Ellingson

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Dana Ellingson has been in the early childhood field for over 25 years, investing herself in many roles as an Early Childhood Educator and Behavior Guidance Consultant, Trainer and Coach. Her recent focus has been on supporting adults that work with children to support intentionality in the early childhood education field. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is endorsed as an Infant Family Specialist.  She is committed to supporting educators in the field to build child-centered, play-based quality environments. Her other interests are exploring new ideas and spending as much time as she can with her family.


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Registration closes 3 days prior to training date.

To register a group please email events@thinksmallinstitute.org, or call 651.641.3549.

Registration is now closed. Please email events@thinksmall.org, with the name and date of the class you were interested in. We will try and offer additional classes when possible. Thank you!