all of your required star credits in one location!
For both faith based and daytime weekday preschools
Directors | Assistant Directors | Program Supervisors | Lead Teachers
Thursday Administrators Precon’s
Come to this intensive pre conference to get plugged-in with others in the area. Workshop titles will include:
Workshop titles will include:
1. "Inclusion: Strategies for Preschool Settings". Barbara Newman - (2 hour block).
A Pre-school where every child is welcome! Participants were introduced to key components of having a good inclusion program for children with disabilities or suspected differences as well as some very practical information in the areas of equipment and strategies for children with differences in language, motor, and intellectual development.
We also cover strategies for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with Sensory Processing differences.
In addition to this we look at equipping leaders and peers to best receive these friends as part of the group. Talking to parents about suspected differences is also a part of this training.
2. Tanya Edwards and Joy McBride - (1 hour with Q&A)
An administrators conversation on play based preschool and kindergarten prep! How to be a developmentally appropriate, play-based preschool and still get kids ready for Kindergarten.
3. Intro and overview with STARS certified Trainer Ron Notbohm.
Take care of your leadership and admin STARS hours
10:00am-2:00pm including a noon lunch
Ron and Jana Alayra have been ministering to kids and families through their praise and worship music for over 20 years. Their songs are used by churches and youth groups all over the world. janaalayra.com
For over 30 years, Barbara has endeavored to create communities of inclusion through CLC Network (Christian Learning Center Network). Administrating her own Special Education classroom at Zeeland Christian School allows her to stay on top of best practices which she shares as a consultant, speaker, and trainer at schools and churches nationwide. clcnetwork.org
After serving as a children's pastor for over 10 years, Josh transitioned all his vocational energies toward KidMin Science. Josh melded his love for Science and Christ, creating “The Amazing Chemistry Show”, a traveling gospel-centered stage show with fire, explosions and foam. kidminscience.com
Joy is thrilled to serve as Co-Director of Kids at the Creek Preschool. She graduated from the University of Washington (Go DAWGS!) with a BA in political science and an elementary teaching certificate. Joy was instrumental in starting a kindergarten program at kidsatthecreek.com
Tanya has served as Co-Director of Kids at the Creek Preschool since 2007. She brings many years of experience in operating a business in addition to educational experiences as a preschool teacher, tutor and a leader in Children’s Ministry. kidsatthecreek.com
Laura is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She is one of KATC's founding teachers and now works full-time supporting our teachers’ needs with supplies, curriculum development, teacher training, and other administrative support. events. kidsatthecreek.com
Hollylu has a Masters of Science from Washington University and maintains ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence and Washington state licensure. She is currently the Pediatric Rehabilitation Coordinator for Good Samaritan Hospital in addition to keeping a limited private practice. Hollylucoon.com
An exciting life of fun and adventure: Jan Radford, (MA, Education Specialist) a life-long learner, enjoys the presence of children. Jan has assisted her husband Earl, in children's ministry for the past 30 years. Jan is a Stars certified Trainer and serves as Kidmin at Parkridge Community Church,