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July – December 2023
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Lisa Murphy, The Ooey Gooey Lady

Lisa Murphy has been involved in early childhood education for over 30 years. She has written five books, produced numerous training DVDs, serves on many early childhood advisory boards, is an international speaker and trainer, is co-host of the podcast Child Care Bar and Grill and is the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc. Lisa is an outspoken advocate known for her commitment to creating child-centered, play-based early childhood environments and her fierce protection of childhood. In 2013 she received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Champlain College, in 2018 she received the Patricia Monighan Nourot Award for Play Advocacy from NAEYC’s Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum, in 2020, her book, Lisa Murphy On… Being Child Centered was nominated for “Best in Education” by Midwest Book Awards, and in 2022 she received the honorary Dr. of Play Award from the USA branch of the International Play Association. Her seminars have been called humorous, energetic, content-rich and inspiring. She currently resides in Central Florida.

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October 2023

Creative Art with Young Children! Art is Not a Receipt for Early Education! – Webinar

October 18 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

No more dittos! No more patterns! No more cut out art! In this webinar Lisa will support a very strong process oriented art position appropriate for children with and without disabilities. Lisa will demonstrate examples and this webinar will include in-depth examination of the rationale for the emphasis of process over product, including a discussion […]

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