Deborah Stewart Interview

Hi this is Rosetta Wood from the Daily Spark. Today on our show we have Deborah Stewart. Deborah Stewart graduated with honors with an associate degree in early childhood education, a bachelor degree in human services and management and a master degree in early childhood education. She is an avid believer in life-long learning and does. Her very best to practice this through ongoing education, research, and study.

Deborah has her own part time private preschool called “The Children’s Studio” located in a small town in Indiana. The studio is also her own private lab school. It is the classroom where she applies the skills and knowledge she has gained over the years as well as where she observes early learning in action. Deborah’s students range from ages three to five and come to her preschool two to three days a week. Deborah and her teaching staff observe the children as they play and learn and photography’s their learning in action to share with you on her Teach Preschool blog.

Today on our show Deborah Stewart will share with you about her career as an early childhood educator. The vision she had for The Children’s Studio. How she started blogging about children while teaching. Her philosophy about getting children interested in learning by exploring her classroom.

Mike Huber Interview

Hi this Rosetta Wood from the Daily Spark. Today on our show we have Mike Huber.

Mike Huber has dedicated his career to serving children and their families. Supervisor of Autism Program, an early childhood teacher for twenty-five years. He worked as trainer and consultant, writes stories, music and puppet shows for children at Redleaf Lane, and has received a number of awards for his work. Mike lives and teaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit Mike’s website: Embracing Rough and Tumble Play and his books.

Today on our show Mike Huber will share with you about his struggles as an early learner and how it helped him to become a more productive teacher to help other students. The tools he uses to engage children to learn. How to handle war play and superhero play in the classroom. How he is handling his success right now.

Amir Haimove Interview

Amir Haimove is a Cognitive Development Therapist (Miller Method), currently he is a Ph.D. candidate at ICDL (Program – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities), in addition he currently holds a B.A in special education and psychology from the open University in Israel, and a diploma in community worker from Herzing College in Toronto.

His area of expertise is in education, child development and public speaking. During the past 10 years, Amir had worked with children with development disorders, he has knowledge and experience with verbal and nonverbal children, communication and social skills, at all ages. Amir contact information is www.Cdc-hub.com

Today on our podcast Amir will share with us:

  • Ways to understand children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • How to create social and communication opportunities for children with disabilities.
  • The difference between Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) and The Miller Method for development issues.

Megan Carolan Interview

Hi listeners today on our show we have Megan Carolan.

Megan is the Director for Policy Research at ICS. She will help direct ICS’ research on early childhood policy as well as support its technical assistance for Pay for Success jurisdictions. Megan was previously the Policy Research Coordinator at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, where she managed the State Preschool Yearbook, NIEER’s annual report on state-funded pre-K policy. She also provided technical assistance to states through NIEER’s Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, a federally-funded TA center focus on improving outcomes for children from Birth to age 8. Megan holds a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in social policy, from the Edward J. Bloustein school at Rutgers University. She graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University in Connecticut, majoring in sociology and politics.

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children.

Meagan Carolan will share…

  • Two of her most valuable research findings about infants and toddlers appropriate developmental stages for success.
  • Some of her most challenging experiences as a new mother.
  • Motherhood tips and strategies for being flexible.
  • How she applied the Institute for Child Success Mission Statement Sharing knowledge, convening stakeholders, embracing solutions, and accelerating impact to her own personal life.
  • The benefits of providing technical assistance to have a skilled and stable early childhood workforce.
  • What research shows about the preparation of early childhood development programs to provide effective and care for all children.

The Institute for Child Success works to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of all children.

Cindy Terebush Interview

Hi. This is Rosetta Wood from Daily Spark. Today on our show, we have Cynthia Terebush.

Cynthia will be sharing with us some of the new hot topics in early childhood education profession. But before I tell you more, let me tell you about her professional background.

Cindy Terebush has spent almost 20 years working in the field of education. She has experience teaching and directing in daycare, preschool and school age programs. She earned her Certified Professional Coach & Certified Youth, Parent, Family Coach credentials from the World Coach Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certification from Kean University (formerly Kean College). Cindy also completed the State of New Jersey Director’s Academy for Early Care and Education. Cindy has earned a Certificate of Completion of the ECERS-3 Online Training Course and the ITERS-R Online Training Course. She has also recently earned a certificate of training completion in Healthy Lifestyles for Preschool Families from Rutgers University, The University of Arizona and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey. She is an approved Professional Impact NJ (PINJ) Instructor for Adults and Technical Assistant Specialist. – http://www.helpingkidsachieve.com

As a professional educator, Cynthia knows that everyday experiences and interactions with adults are essential for healthy development in helping children to get ready for preschool readiness.

Cynthia will share with us the strategies for giving power to children at playtime. Active listening in a child’s world. Identifying important learning skills in children’s play. Fun ways to be a good parent. Improving conduct and character traits that we received from our generational cycle.

Bob Sornson Interview

Welcome to another awesome Daily Spark Podcast.

Today we have Bob Sornson!

Bob Sornson, Ph.D. is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. He is a best-selling author and international speaker, trainer, and consultant.

As a teacher and school administrator, Bob recognized the importance of early learning success in the development of patterns of learning success which affect students for life. In Northville, MI he developed a model which decreased the need for special education placement and saved millions of dollars each year for the district. After founding the Early Learning Foundation in 2001, he developed a comprehensive early learning success model which includes identifying essential skills in each of the domains of early childhood, systematically measuring progress towards competency, and giving each child the time and instruction to develop essential skills. – Early Learning Foundation

Bob, will be speaking with us today about self-regulation. He strongly believes that self-regulation is the most important characteristic necessary for school success.

In this interview he will answer the following questions:

Why is self-regulation important and how does it relate to approaches toward learning?

And how can we help infants and toddlers began to develop these important skills.

In this interview, Bob gives awesome advice on why children who are able to self-regulate can do things like handle strong emotions, tolerate frustration, control their impulses, follow rules and expectations, pay attention in the classroom and delay gratification.

Bob, shares why children who are able to regulate or manage their emotions and behavior do better in school and have an easier time getting along with peers.

Bob shares the ages that all learning for infants and toddlers happens within the content of their relationship with nurturing and responsive adults.

Bob shares how self-regulation helps a child to regulate himself and to manage his reaction to sensations inside and outside the body.