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Dr. Frances Joyce Gerber has been an educational consultant for over 25 years presenting workshops and lectures for teachers and parents at public schools, Federal Headstart programs, private nursery schools and corporate "lunchtime" seminars. She has also presented keynote addresses and workshops at state conferences and "Meet the Authors" from Maine to North Carolina, Utah and Mumbai, (Bombay) India.

Click here to see some of the available seminars and workshops.

2017 Schedule

January 14 Positive Discipline Workshop
The Canyon Creek Club Park City, UT

January 24 Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Creekside Kids Park City, UT

February 15
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Wasatch Library Heber, UT

February 17 Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Wasatch Library Heber, UT

May 6
Sparking the Magic of Make Believe
Prince Georges ECE Conference Upper Marlboro, MD

2016 Fall Schedule

October 28
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
TEAM Child Care Center Waterbury, CT

October 27
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Hanover Nursery School Baltic, CT

Sensory Science and Discovering Nature with Infants/Toddlers
Pat-A-Cake Child Care Center Greenwich, CT

October 26
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Weeducare Academy Family Child Care West Haven, CT

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Lulac - Fay Miller Child Care Center New Haven, CT

CT Early Learning Development Standards - Social Studies
Westport/Weston Cooperative Nursery School Westport, CT

Sensory Science and Discovering Nature with Infants/Toddlers
All Our Kin Family Child Care Bridgeport, CT

October 25
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Catholic Charities Child Day Center Waterbury, CT

Developing Children's Self-Esteem Parent Workshop
St. Marks Child Day Care Center Bridgeport, CT

October 24 Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Fairfield Y Preschool, Fairfield, CT

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Sterling House Child Care Center Stratford, CT

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Barnum Elementary School Bridgeport, CT

October 21
Creativity Conference – CT Association for the Gifted
Housatonic Community College Bridgeport, CT

October 20
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
St. Mary Hospital Child Development Center Waterbury, CT

October 19
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
CT Early Learning Development Standards - Social Studies Staff
Developing Children's Self-Esteem Parent Workshop
Kingdom's Little Ones Bridgeport, CT

October 18
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Westport/Weston Cooperative Nursery School Westport, CT

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart Rainbow Academy Child Day Care Waterbury, CT

October 17
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Children's Village Child Care Wolcott, CT

October 15
Infant/Toddler Development & Developing Children's Self-Esteem
CT Association for the Ed. of Young Children Conference Cromwell, CT

October 14
CT Association for the Ed. of Young Children 50th Birthday Party
Radisson Hotel Cromwell, CT

 

2016 Summer Schedule

August 23
Readiness Council Infant /Toddler Conference
(1) Sensory Science & Math
(2) Discovering Nature
(3) Shaping Language Development
(4) Using Fingerplays
Waterbury, CT

 

2016 Spring Schedule

April 30 Advancing Physical and Intellectual Development
Prince Georges County Early Childhood Conference
Upper Marlboro, MD

April 28 Early Learning Development Standards Coaching am
Bright Morning Star Infant/Toddler Center
Bridgeport, CT

Parent workshop: How to Read to Children pm
St. Marks Child Day Care Center
Bridgeport, CT

April 27 Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Staff workshop: CTELDS Science

Parent workshop: Helping Children Succeed in School
Kingdom's Little Ones
Bridgeport, CT

April 26 CT Early Learning Development Standards Social Studies Workshops
KinderCare Child Day Care Center
Milford, CT

April 22 CT Early Learning Development Standards Math Workshop
Five Mile River Nursery School
Rowayton, CT

CTELDS Observation CTELDS Science Workshop
CTELDS Social Studies Workshop
Bright Morning Star Infant/Toddler Center
Bridgeport, CT

April 21 Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Pat-A-Cake Child Care Center
Greenwich, CT

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart pm
Staff workshop: How to Read to Children
St. Marks Child Day Care Center
Bridgeport, CT
April 20 Meet the Author Teaching with Heart & ELDS Observation am Observation & ELDS Math pm
Bright Morning Star Infant/Toddler Center

April 19 CT Early Learning Development Standards Observations
Five Mile River Nursery School Rowayton, CT

March 11 Meet the Author TWH The Peek Program Enrichment School
Park City, UT

March 12
Helping Children Succeed in School The Canyon Creek Club
Park City, UT

March 15

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart Creekside Kids
Park City, UT

March 17

17 Meet the Author Teaching with Heart Creekside Kids
Heber City, UT


2015 Winter Schedule

December 04

321 Education Foundation Morning: Quite Activities Workshop
Met with Director to review my Observations and Recommendations.
Met with Grade Three Teachers at End of Day Meeting.
Mumbai, (Bombay) India

December 03

321 Education Foundation Morning: Three Classroom Observations
Meet the Author in each of the three classrooms
Afternoon Workshop: Make Believe

Mumbai, (Bombay) India

December 02

321 Education Foundation Morning: Conflict Management Workshop
Afternoon: Slum Visit

Mumbai, (Bombay) India

December 01

Akanksha – Natwar Nagar School: Two Classroom Observations
Meet the Author in each of the two classrooms
Library, Art Room, and Arts and Crafts Room

Mumbai, (Bombay) India


2015 Fall Schedule

November 30

Akanksha – Shindewadi School: Three Classroom Observations
Meet the Author in each of the three classrooms

Mumbai, (Bombay) India

November 27

321 Education Foundation Two Morning Classroom Observations
Three Afternoon Classroom Observations
Meet the Author in each of the five classrooms
Afternoon Workshop: Peer Problem Solving

Mumbai, (Bombay) India

November 26

321 Education Foundation Staff Workshops
(1) Strategies to Help Children Deal with Stress, (2) Teaching with Heart, (3) Teaching and Learning Styles, (4) Physical and Intellectual Development

Mumbai, (Bombay) India

November 25

321 Education Foundation Staff Workshops
(1) Behavior Management Through Behavior Modification, (2) Effective Listening, (3) Assessing and Observing Children, (4) Class Meeting as a Motivational Strategy

Mumbai, (Bombay) India

November 24

Akanksha Mumbai Staff Workshops
(1) Class Meeting as a Motivational Strategy, (2) Teaching with Heart, (3) Quite Activities, (4) Sensory Science

Mumbai, (Bombay) India

November 23

Akanksha Pune Staff Workshops
(1) Class Meeting as a Motivational Strategy, (2) Teaching with Heart, (3) Quite Activities, (4) Sensory Science

Mumbai, (Bombay), India

November 11

Annapolis Roads Garden Club
Herbal Sauces

Annapolis, MD

November 5

Kneseth Israel Nursery School
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart

Annapolis, MD

October 22

Creative ME Day Care
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart

New Haven, CT

Pat-a-Cake Playschool
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart

Greenwich, CT

October 21

Kingdom's Little Ones Child Care
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart

Staff Workshop
Helping Children Succeed in School

Parent Workshop
Positive Discipline: Leading Children to Self-Control

Bridgeport, CT

October 20

St. Paul's Child Daycare Center
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart

Bridgeport, CT

October 17

CT Association for the Education of Young Children Conference
How Infant/Toddlers Learn
and Using Movement to Encourage Learning

Cromwell, CT

October 16

Attended CT Association for the Education of Young Children Pre-Conference
Essential Leadership: Competencies from the Inside Out

Cornwell, CT

October 15

St. Marks Child Care Center
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart

CT Early Learning & Development Standards: Social Studies
Bridgeport, CT

October 14

Bright Morning Star Daycare
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart

Bridgeport, CT

September 26

Western Maryland Early Childhood Education Conference
Teaching Preschool Math with Handmade Games

Hagerstown, MD



2015 Summer Schedule

July 16

Annapolis Mothers Group
Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Truxton Park Annapolis, MD



2015 Spring Schedule

May 1

Five Mile River Nursery School noon
Brain Development: Using Movement to Encourage Learning
Creative Movement Experiences
Rowayton, CT

April 30

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Connecticut Friends School
Wilton, CT


Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Creative Curriculum Infants, Toddlers & Two Foundations - Theory
CT Early Learning & Development Standards Social Studies pm
St. Marks Child Care Center
Bridgeport, CT

April 29

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Franklin Elementary School
Stratford, CT

April 28

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Cooperative Play Using Peer Problem Solving noon
Brain Development: Using Movement to Encourage Learning pm
Kingdom's Little Ones Child Care Centers
Bridgeport, CT

April 27

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Western CT State University School Readiness
Danbury, CT


Kindercare Learning Center pm
Cooperative Play Using Peer Problem Solving
Behavior Management through Behavior Modification
Milford, CT

April 24

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Tutor Time
Norwalk, CT

April 23

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Alice Peck Learning Center
Hamden, CT

April 22

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart am
Small to Tall - St. Timothy Church
Fairfield, CT


Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Small to Tall - Greek Orthodox Church Bridgeport, CT

April 21

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Gilford Center for Children am Gilford, CT


Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Gilford Lakes School – Kindergarten Gilford, CT


Norwalk Housing Authority Head Start pm
CT Early Learning & Development Standards Science

Norwalk, CT

April 18

Prince George’s County Early Childhood Conference
Bringing Back Joy & Passion to Teaching

Upper Marlboro, MD

April 11

Maryland Association for the Education of Young Children
Enhancing Play: Strategies Teachers and Parents Can Use

Linthicum Heights, MD

Winter 2015

February 18

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Storytime / Mommy & Me - Park City Library

Park City, UT

February 12

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Storytime / Toddlers - Park City Library

Park City, UT

February 11

Meet the Author Teaching with Heart
Storytime / Toddlers - Summit County Library

Park City, UT

The following is just a sample of over 100 workshop topics available. For a complete list please email her at joyce@teachingwithheart.net.

    Hands-on Workshops

    1. Arts & Crafts Curriculum Using Nature to Stimulate Creativity.

    2. Making and Using Flannel Board Stories.

    3. Nursery Rhyme Activities.

    4. Sensory Science Experiences.

    5. Songwriting with Children.

    6. Storytelling: Using Native American Story Basket Techniques.

    Theoretical Workshops

    1. Cooperative Play: Discipline through Peer Problem Solving.

    2. Creating a Curriculum Developmentally Appropriate Goals.

    3. Creating Responsive Classrooms: Class Meeting/Conflict Resolutions.

    4. Determining Your Teaching Style Using the Transaction Ability Inventory.

    5. Excellence: The Key to Success.

    6. Teaching With Heart: The Teachers Role.

    Corporate Lunchtime Seminars

    1. Active Parenting.

    2. Balancing Work & Family.

    3. Conflict Management Skills.

    4. Effective Listening Skills.

    5. Helping Children Achieve in School.

    6. Positive Discipline Strategies.

    Infant and Toddler Workshops

    1. Art Experiences for Toddlers.

    2. Brain Research in Infant/Toddler Development.

    3. Connecting with Infant/Toddler Schedules.

    4. Creative Hands-on Activities for Infants.

    5. Guidance Techniques for Toddlers.

    6. Helping Infant/Toddlers Say Goodbye: Separation Anxiety.

    Parent Workshops

    1. A Parents Guide to How Children Learn.

    2. Ages and Stages: Young Childrens Development.

    3. Literacy Activities For Parents.

    4. Parents Are a Childs First Teachers.

    5. Setting Limits: A Parent Guide.

    6. Strategies for Dealing with Bedtime Battles.




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