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Creating Space: Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior

Tue June 16, 2020: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

The environmental arrangement of a classroom, child care center, or family home can impact behavior.  This webinar provides practical strategies and resources early childhood practitioners can easily implement in their work.  Useful tools for navigating transitions, routines, and communicating expectations and rules are shared.  Presenters suggest ways to arrange learning centers, toys, and other objects to promote positive behavior for children with and without disabilities.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit


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 EITP & Gateways CE credits for this archived MFLN Early Intervention webinar for ILLINOIS providers through 6/30/2022.  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 6/16/2023.

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You will be prompted to complete an evaluation or post-test in order to receive your certificate.

Continuing Education


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.

Kiersten Kinder received her Ph.D. in early childhood special education from Vanderbilt University and her M.Ed. and B.A. from the University of Illinois. Before coming to Vanderbilt, she taught for ten years in the Chicago suburbs in early childhood inclusive and state-funded preschool classrooms.  Kiersten has been a lab school director and an instructional leader/coach in an early childhood center.  She is currently a Research Associate at Vanderbilt University and coordinates a large multi-year research study to support school district implementation of high-quality early childhood practices, such as the Pyramid Model, through training and coaching.

Intentional Design: Promoting Positive Behavior | Series

This four-part webinar series will focus on promoting positive behavior in young children. Throughout the series, our highly respected presenters will take us through important topics related to promoting positive behavior across home, preschool, and childcare settings for young children with and without disabilities.

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Event Materials

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Creating Space Blueprint (PDF)
(Download/Print this blueprint for use during the webinar)

Creating Space Checklist (PDF)

Classroom Chart (PDF)

Transition Planning Matrix (PDF)

Visuals for Use in Your Setting (PDF)

11 Replies to “Creating Space: Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior”

  1. My name is Jill Wilson and I attended webinar on 6/6/20 and completed post test but I can not find where to get my certificate, can you please help

  2. i did not receive a certificate of completion even though i completed the evaluation.

  3. Yes. Participants who attend the webinar live or view it recorded are eligible to receive a certificate of completion and/or CE credits if they successfully pass a post-test. Specific directions for this process will be provided at the end of the webinar and added to this webpage after the live event concludes.

  4. Hi Anne. Yes, anyone is eligible to attend the webinar. When you RSVP you will receive an email that explains how you can connect through our Zoom Webinar platform. Additionally, if you cannot access the webinar via the link we provide in the email to Zoom, then you can access it via our YouTube Live channel. That link is located above in the “Details” box on the righthand side, under the “How to Join” heading. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  5. Hello,
    As an Illinois EI Speech therapy provider, I am interested in registering for the following webinar “Creating Space-Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior.” I am not a member of the military and neither is my husband. Am I still eligible to take this online class? If so, how would I access the webinar?
    Thank you,

    Anne Ellis

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