Growing from the philosophy and practice embodied for 28 years in the preschool program and OECC Integrated Curriculum at the Oxford Early Childhood Center, I will offer the following services related to issues, challenges, and questions for early childhood teachers, caregivers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders:

Professional Development Support

As an early childhood professional for over 36 years, an independent trainer/consultant since 2010, and with a PhD in Educational Leadership, I can provide a wide range of training topics for early childhood teachers, caregivers, administrators, staff, and parents. Ohio ECEC professionals can access scheduled trainings through the Ohio Professional Development Network (OPDN), which will list trainings that are offered by regional agencies with whom I work as a contract trainer. I can also contract with individual programs to deliver on-site trainings at your facility throughout southwest and central Ohio, central and southeast Indiana, and northern Kentucky; or anywhere in the U.S. with special arrangements. All of my trainings are approved by the state of Ohio to qualify for Step Up to Quality credit, and are aligned with the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards.

Training titles include:

~Beyond Ethnic Tourism: Cultural Proficiency and Children's Picture Books

~Teacher? Caregiver? Educarer?: Defining Your Professional Identity

~The Cow Said What?: Using Simple Performance Techniques to Enhance Read Aloud

~Sugar and Snails and Everyday Tales: Dramatic Play and Gender Development

~Embracing the Dragon: The Pitfalls and Potential of Learning Technologies

~Art Time is Every Time: Integrating Art Throughout the Curriculum

~Playing to Learn, Learning Through Play

~Constructive Kids: Motor Skills, Creative Thinking, And Mechanical Aptitude

~Drum Roll Please: Music in the Early Childhood Classroom

~Reading Me and We: Picture Books that Support Social-Emotional Development and Democratic Life Skills

~Beyond the Table: Integrating Sensory Activities Throughout the Environment

Click here for descriptions of available trainings. At this time, all trainings offered are 2.5 hours long. If you would like to schedule a training, please contact me at


Program Consultation

Whether you are an owner or administrator of a licensed early childhood program looking to enhance the quality of your curriculum and environment, or are in the planning stages to establish a new program, I can offer assistance, experience, and knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Depending on your needs and program size, consultation rates begin at $75/hour or $500/day, with an additional negotiated stipend for travel outside the Cincinnati/Dayton area.

If you would like more information about engaging consulting services for your program, please contact me at


Advocacy & Inspiration

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Links to Resources

Please visit the LINKS page to the left for a wealth of resources and activities for parents, teachers, and children. If you have suggestions for additional links, please contact me at