Guest Speakers

  • August Guest Speaker

    You may be wondering who is going to be August’s guest speaker…wonder no more. This month, I chose to highlight Mr. Fun because his passion is to teach others to have fun. He’s a true kid at heart! His programs

    August 4, 2010 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1531


    When you read the title of this post, you probably thought of the MN Twins, but this post is actually about the MN Twin Study. The July guest speaker is DCTC’s own Nicole Meuleman. Click HERE to learn about being a twin

    July 1, 2010 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1544

  • Who is it?

    And the May guest speaker is… Jason Kotecki, known as “The Champion of Childhood,” is an engaging speaker, entertaining author, and creator of the internationally known comic strip, Kim & Jason. He is widely

    May 2, 2010 • Guest Speakers, Resources • Views: 1751

  • Chalk: An Unlikely Adultitis Antidote

    Here’s a sneek peak message from our May Guest Speaker: Chalk certainly embodies the spirit of childhood. Perhaps it’s the memories associated with school, with chalkboards being the #1 visual aid for teachers

    April 27, 2010 • Guest Speakers, Resources, Thought of the Week • Views: 2460

  • Early Childhood Radio: 4/26

    This week’s early childhood radio segment with Rae Pica explores intentional teaching and finding the balance between teacher-directed & child-directed activities. Professionals explain the nuances and implications and

    April 26, 2010 • Guest Speakers, Resources • Views: 1642

  • Autism Month

    Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? Therefore, I’d like to invite you to visit the Speakers page and listen to Sue Pederson, Licensed Psychologist at Fraser Child and Family Center. Since 1935, Fraser has

    April 26, 2010 • Guest Speakers, Resources • Views: 1857

  • Center for Inclusive ChildCare

    Cindy Croft from CICC has an announcement to share with you about an event at the Center for Inclusive ChildCare. Click to listen Event Announcement or go to Professional Guest Speakers and scroll down to Cindy Croft.

    April 7, 2010 • Events/Activities, Guest Speakers • Views: 1551

  • April Professional Guest Speaker

    I’m excited to announce this month’s professional guest speaker… Bryan Nelson from MenTeach. MenTeach was started in 1979 in Minnesota, United States to increase the number of men working with young children.

    April 1, 2010 • Guest Speakers, Resources • Views: 2079

  • Blogroll

    Have YOU checked the BLOGROLL lately? Do you know what it is or where to find it? On my blog main page, over on the right, you see PAGES, ARCHIVES, CATEGORIES and then BLOGROLL. The blogroll is a section that automatically

    March 26, 2010 • Guest Speakers, Resources, What's Hot • Views: 2044

  • Child Life Month

    Did you know that it is Child Life Month? In recognition of Child Life Month and our newest degree program here at DCTC, I’d like to spotlight this month’s professional guest speakers on Child Life! Please visit

  • January Professional Guest Speaker

    This month, I’d like to invite you to listen to Karen King Early Childhood Family Education teacher and Early Childhood Screening Coordinator, ISD 197.

    January 13, 2010 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1657

  • December09 Professional Guest Speaker

    This month’s guest speaker is Dr. Judy Herr Professor Emeritus, Chair-Annual Early Childhood Education Conference, University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Be sure to “tune in” for her podcast (click on her name above in this post

    December 1, 2009 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1944

  • November09 Guest Speaker

    This month’s guest speaker is Cindy Croft, Director, Center of Inclusive ChildCare. Be sure to “tune in” for her podcast.

    November 2, 2009 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1530

  • October Guest Speaker!

    This month I’d like to highlight Shelly Brandl, from Fraser.  You can access all guest speakers on the far right side of this blog under Professional Guest Speakers. Fraser Child & Family Center is a nationally

    September 30, 2009 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1921

  • July/August Blog Guest Speakers

    Two new Guest Speakers are on this blog!  JULY– Dady Pigeon, Dakota County Family Child Care Association AUGUST— Diana Sundwall, Infants Remembered in Silence Click HERE to listen!

    July 28, 2009 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1844

  • June Professional Guest Speakers!

    It’s June already and that means that it’s time for more featured guest speakers on this blog! Christina Schwartz, TEACH Brandice Camara, Big Brothers Big Sisters Visit the Professional Guest Speakers page to hear the

    June 2, 2009 • Guest Speakers • Views: 1507

  • Keep Summer Safe!

    With summer just around the corner, it’s important to review summer safety, especially for children. There are actually many topics when it comes to summer health and safety: Sunscreen, insect repellent, temperatures,

    May 7, 2009 • Guest Speakers, Resources • Views: 1778

  • Visit my newest page – Rae Pica’s BAM Internet Radio

    Rae Pica has been a children’s physical activity specialist since 1980. She is the author of 18 books and has shared her expertise with many groups and advisory boards. As co-creator and host of Body, Mind and Child, an

    April 29, 2009 • Guest Speakers, Resources, What's Hot • Views: 2021