Spring Early Learning Summit

  • The Early Learning Summits are a collaboration of the Marin County Office of Education, the Ethel Seiderman Institute for Excellence in Early Education and the College of Marin, Early Childhood Education Program.  

    Target Audience: 


      *  All Early Care and Education practitioners.

      *  No cost to:  ECE QI, PreK-3, MQC participants; all others $23.00 fee payable upon registration at eventbrite

      *   .5 academic unit of credit in Early Childhood Education is available through the College of Marin for participation in the Early Learning Summits for at $23.00 fee (additional fess will be charged to individuals who are not current COM students).  To earn the academic credit, you must register at COM (which also registers you for the event - you do not need to register on eventbrite or pay twice).  

    Spring Early Learning Summit 

    "The Gifts They Bring", Supporting Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education Programs 

    Saturday, February 29th - 8:00 - 4:00

    Inclusion Facilitator Biography: 

    Lisa Kaplan Shaanan, MS OTR/L TMHP,  is professional trainer, coach, and consultant in early childhood education. Lisa’s professional development programs are used by organizations, educators, and administrators, with some programs designed for families. They are all based on over 25 years of experience in the field both as a trainer-coach-consultant and as a Senior Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Lisa’s experience and expertise span both typical and atypical development of young children across all areas of learning. This includes Teacher-Child Interactions, Social Emotional development, learning environment design, Autism Spectrum Disorders, gross and fine motor development, and sensory processing.

    Lisa’s programs are infused with diversity and inclusion of children, families, and professionals from a wide range of abilities, ethnicities, languages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition, she provides trainings on academic topics for early childhood education (e.g., math, science, visual and performing arts, language development, etc.). Among her clients are both publicly and privately funded programs including Head Start, CA State Preschools, Libraries and County Offices of Education.

    Over the years, Lisa has been a founder and/or key contributor to a number of educational and advocacy initiatives. These include the Active Learning Project for visually and multiply impaired individuals, Equal Start advocacy for High Quality Early Childhood Education, and the Autism Pro Circle for professionals.

    In addition her professional development workshops, Lisa provides consulting services on program development, inclusion, and classroom design and works one-on-one with children and families. Lisa is also endorsed as a Transdisciplinary Mental Health Praticitioner.

    Please click here to register for the workshop.

    • COM students must register only at College Of Marin (not through eventbrite link)