Professional Development

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

*Aspire Registered Trainer

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

“I was inspired!” 

email: progressiveearlylearning@gmail.com
phone: (585) 410-1121

He presents on a variety of topics including…

Generation Joy! ™(click for more)

The Power of Play! (click for more)

Bringing Theory into Practice (click for more)

Behavior Management (click for more) 

“Drew is a fun presenter.”

STEAM activities and Loose Parts (click for more)       

Process oriented art (click for more)

Circle Time (click for more)

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

Developmentally appropriate and Best practice

Dramatic play

Intentional/Reflective Teaching

Rough and tumble play

 Outdoor environments

Fostering executive functioning skills

The adult’s role as an “unobtrusive presence”

Language development

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

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

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

 

At Full Heart Child Care, we truly believe that play based learning is the only kind of learning! We started having Drew do professional development workshops for our staff in 2018, and in early 2019, we decided to bring his expertise directly to our classrooms as well! Drew spent several months providing center wide support in areas such as sensory play and loose parts. He not only gathered the materials needed to incorporate more sensory play, but taught teachers how to do so as well. Drew provided one-on-one support to several teachers to increase their knowledge of using loose parts in the classroom, and how to embrace “rough play” in a productive, safe way! He also helped to mentor teachers to build their confidence, recognize their strengths, and share their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices with other staff members. Drew brought several new aspects of play to our outdoor playground area, most of which focused on nature, which we love at Full Heart! Drew is a highly-motivated individual who is able to provide support in whatever way needed. He will surely bring improvements to any center or program he is involved with!”

~Amanda Hellebush, Executive Director- Full Heart Child Care