Gain insight and access to some of the most prominent thought leaders in the early childhood field today. Sponsored by Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Thought Leaders in Early Childhood webinar series explores a wide range of topics, trends, and best practices in the field.

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  • Dr. Eugene Garcia, professor emeritus at Arizona State University and the former dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, as he discusses “Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Children,” on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Click here to register.

Participants of the live webinar will receive a certificate of participation within two weeks of the event from NAEYC. The certificate will include the title, date, and length of the webinar and will also include a place for you to write in your name.

Listen to an EdTalk radio interview about the webinar series and previous webinars in the series:

  • Dr. Clancy Blair, professor of applied psychology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, discusses “Promoting the Development of Self-Regulation in Young Children” on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. View archived webinar.
  • Dr. Catherine Snow, a psychologist who has studied language and literacy acquisition in bilingual and monolingual children, will discuss “Facilitating Language Development in Young Children” on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. View archived webinar.
  • Dr. Robert C. Pianta, founding director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia and a professor in both the Curry School of Education and in the Department of Psychology, discusses “Measuring Classroom Quality” on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. View archived webinar.
  • Dr. Valora Washington, CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition and the co-creator of several child advocacy institutions such as Michigan’s Children, for an in-depth discussion about early childhood leadership and advocacy called “Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges: Leadership Lessons for All of Us,” on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. View archived webinar.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is proud to be a year-round sponsor of NAEYC, the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures that the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to preK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.