Professional Development for Teachers


Technology is always changing, but the developmental needs of children have not.   

A classroom is a unique and wonderful environment for encouraging play that kids can't get from a screen, or even at home!  Teachers and daycare providers get the opportunity to foster connection and create a place where kids will thrive.

Learning Outcomes

- Understand the critical window of brain growth in the first 5 years and how screen time is replacing crucial activities for development.

- Feel empowered to preserve play time and believe that THEY are the magic in this foundational stage.  The relationships and connections they make with children cannot be replaced.

- Discover simple ideas for learning through play without having to spend a lot of money or time setting them up - from dramatic play set ups to STEM explorations to games to get them moving.

1.5 hour presentation plus Q&A

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Parent Presentations


Children are growing up in a screen saturated environment with devices available at their fingertips. Parents may hear they need to limit screen time, but do they understand WHY?

Research has shown too much screen time can negatively impact a child’s development during the critical early years, which means it's more important than ever to preserve play time!

Learning Outcomes

- Understand the critical window of brain growth in the first 5 years and how screen time is replacing crucial activities for development.

- Feel empowered that their job is not to keep their child entertained - with screens or no screens - and that kids need time and space to play independently.  Tips for getting kids to play independently included!

- Take an honest look at their own screen time use and the example they are setting.

- Discover simple swaps for activities to turn to instead of screen time


None of my presentations present screen time as “bad”.  It’s something that exists and is never going away. Instead, the message is all about prioritizing play and then *some* screen time is okay.

1 hour presentation plus Q&A

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