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Angela Searcy

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Angela Searcy’s pronouns are she/her. Dr. Searcy holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, and a Doctorate in Education and a Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from Erikson Institute. Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company. An educator since 1990 Angela has experience at all levels of education. Angela is currently an adjunct faculty at Erikson Institute, the author of Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors (2019) with Gryphon House Publishing. And her Book Elevating Equity: Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood (2023) A credentialed developmental therapist through the state of Illinois and former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience. Angela is an internationally recognized speaker and mental health consultant.

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November 2023

Pushing Past Conflicts with Adults: Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations in Early Childhood – Webinar

November 30 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs takes a positive approach by embracing differences and meeting families and colleagues where they are. Get nonjudgmental, practical advice for navigating conflict Discover strength-based, evidence-based techniques that lead to professional growth and learning in your early childhood program. Inclusion of children with disabilities requires a high […]

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January 2024

Book Study-Elevating Equity: Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs – Webinar Series – (Jan.9, Jan.23,Jan.30, Feb.6)

January 9, 2024 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Registration deadline is December 19, 2023. Book Study-Elevating equity requires educators to be mindful of how to include children, families, and colleagues with disabilities and from various  cultures in all parts of early childhood programming. Elevating equity is all about creating systems that celebrate everyone! Sounds great-but how do you do it? Elevating Equity: Advice […]

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