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Make New Friends: Promoting Friendship and Belonging

Tue December 1, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

Free

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About This Webinar:

All children desire to have friends and experience a sense of belonging. However, making friends may not come easy for young children.  This webinar explores how early childhood practitioners can create a culture of friendship and belonging for all children.  Friendship skills and strategies to support their development in young children with and without disabilities in inclusive environments are addressed.  Presenters also share ways practitioners can partner with families to support the development of friendship skills in young children.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

**Update**

Due to COVID-19, the ability to access face-to-face professional development has become very limited.  Thus the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) has agreed to offer CE credit for this archived OneOp Early Intervention webinar for ILLINOIS providers through 6/30/2023.  Individuals seeking CE credit to be used towards other state or agency credentials should contact their credentialing/licensing agency for guidance.

This webinar is approved for Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) through 12/1/2023.

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Presenter

Jessica Hardy received her Ph.D. in early childhood special education from Vanderbilt University and her M.Ed. and B.A. from the University of Florida.  She taught in Portland, OR as a Head Start teacher and an early childhood special education teacher.  Jessica’s primary research interests are supporting social-emotional development; evidence-based instructional practices, particularly for teaching early math and science; and early childhood coaching and professional development.

Dr. Molly Milam received her Ph.D. in early childhood special education from Vanderbilt University, her M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.A. from Penn State University. Molly taught in Tucson, AZ as a special education teacher. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at York College of Pennsylvania and the Applied Behavior Analysis M.Ed. program supervisor. Her research interests include pre-service practitioner supervision, coaching and professional development, peer-mediated interventions, and supporting teachers in the implementation of evidence-based practices to improve prosocial behavior, friendship skills, and social-emotional development.

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