Join 2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy and other early childhood educators for a night of learning, networking, and conversation. The event is free and open to all early childhood educators birth through Grade 3 in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
Rosproy is a career early childhood educator with 12+ years of experience working in Head Start, center-based early education, home-based services for birth through 3 years old, and as a public school PreK teacher. She is known for helping create a unique preschool program housed in a retirement community and nursing home, where students interact with community residents who serve as volunteer “grandmas” and “grandpas.” Rosproy became the first early childhood educator to be honored as a National Teacher of the Year.
This is the first of three evening events in the 2023-24 Professional Development for All (PD for All) series, which has the theme of "Nurturing Positive Adult-Child Interactions When Behaviors Challenge Us." Participants will acquire strategies for assessing age-appropriate child development and offering appropriate assistance throughout the developmental process, while also recognizing external factors that may impact children's behavior. Participants will also develop an understanding of the crucial role educators play in fostering a positive and safe learning environment.
Each event will be structured in a town hall-style gathering. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions; some of these will be answered by the speaker. All three events will be eligible for 90 minutes of training for licensed child care providers, for a total of 4.5 clock hours. Buffett Institute staff will distribute certificates at the end of each event. Participants must register for each event to be eligible to receive credit.