Professional Development

Drew would very much like to provide Professional Development training presentations and workshops for your child care or preschool program.

He can also provide staff with hands-on, on the job training , and mentoring in the classroom, as well as more formal training presentations.


“Drew is very knowledgeable, high energy, and clearly experienced.”                                 -Anonymous participant

phone: (585) 410-1121

“I was inspired!”  -Anonymous participant

He presents on a variety of topics including…

The Power of Play! (click for more)

Developmentally appropriate and Best practice

Bringing Theory into Practice (click for more)

Behavior Management (click for more) 

“Drew is a fun presenter.”-Anonymous participant

STEAM activities and Loose Parts (click for more)       

Process oriented art (click for more)

Circle Time (click for more)

Dramatic play

Intentional/Reflective Teaching

Rough and tumble play

 Outdoor environments

Fostering executive functioning skills

The adult’s role as an “unobtrusive presence”

Saying “yes” more and “no” less (click for more)

Language development

“He had great humor and energy. His energy made me more aware and involved.” -Anonymous participant

“I can’t wait to see the kids and practice what you shared.”  -Anonymous participant

“Very fun and animated, I enjoyed his stories.” -Anonymous participant

Click here for some videos of  professional development training presentations.

Click  here for the story of Consulting/On-the-Job Training work Drew has done for a local program.

Click here to read about an experience Drew had mentoring teachers.

Other services for your Child Care or Preschool program

“Having Drew at my center was helpful in so many ways. He helped lay the groundwork for my teachers to be thoughtful in the classroom. He also challenged me to clarify our center’s values with our staff. It was a great experience for everyone!” –Andrea McKenna, Center Director

Program Observer

Drew understands that directors have a heavy administrative work load. While directors would love to be in the class rooms more and would love to observe and advise staff, they rarely are able to. Drew can observe and report back to the director, and can advise staff accordingly. He could also help staff implement change, and facilitate problem-solving in the classroom.

Play- space Consultant

Drew would love to come to your center or program and help design or modify play spaces for the children in your program. He has learned a few things over the years and could be a benefit to your program. He endeavors to make environments conducive to learning in a playful, meaningful and relevant way.

Program and Classroom Management Consultant

Drew has worked in several child care and preschool programs and has learned over the years about what works and what does not. He would love to come to your program, observe and reflect and share his insight with you. He would facilitate problem solving with staff and administration so that the children in your care can get the most out of your program.If you are looking to become more progressive in your approach, Drew can help.

Mentor/On-the-JobTrainer to Teachers and support staff
Click here to read about an experience Drew had mentoring teachers
Drew can act as a mentor to your staff. By combining elements of the above services, and utilizing the skills he learned while mentored by others, and through his experience, he can help teachers grow in their profession. He will focus on “Intentional” teaching, early learning environments, appropriate scaffolding methods, and more. He endeavors to help create a “Culture of Accountability to Excellence”.

Teaching Staff and Administrative Liaison

Drew has worked as classroom staff and as a supervisor so he understands the viewpoints and challenges of both. He can help facilitate a discussion and/or work to help communication and understanding between the two roles.