Using Routines and Predictability to Promote Stability in Early Learning Experiences

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Young children thrive with stability. These unusual times increase the need for stable nurturing early experiences. In this workshop we will discuss responsive teaching strategies for child-directed free play, social interaction, and for safe sensory exploration which align with EEC and CDC guidelines. The Pyramid Model approach of supporting children’s positive early learning experiences and behavior by considering the intersection of relationships and environment, as well as key elements of trauma informed care will be discussed.  

This session addresses Massachusetts Core Competency 4: Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Massachusetts Core Competency 5: Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum.


Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Early Educators, Paraprofessionals, Principals, Specialists, Teachers; Grades PK - K


2 Training Hours

Date and Location

This 2-hour, fully online workshop is offered on Zoom.  If you have not used Zoom before, please review these participant instructions.

  • July 21, 2021; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $40. Please register online.

Registration Deadline: July 14


  • Photo of Emily Koester

    Emily Koester, M.Ed, has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in both schools and the community. As the former CPC Coordinator in Gill-Montague, Emily may be a familiar face for those in Franklin County. With a background in special education, she has taught in an integrated preschool, and also worked as a bi-lingual (Spanish) Early Intervention Developmental Specialist.

For more information, contact:
Administrative Assistant
413.586.4900 x5568


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.