2019 Early Childhood Education Workshop


KAIRS 8th Annual Early Childhood Education Workshop

March 2, 2019

Overland Park, KS


“Making Sense of Sensory” will feature Cari Ebert, pediatric speech-language pathologist. Cari will bring greater understanding to the way young children take in and respond to sensory information. It’s what makes each child unique.  It also significantly impacts their development and behavior. Additionally, to be in a ready state for learning, all the sensory systems must work together.

Sensory processing and sensory processing disorders can be complicated issues, so how can educators make sense of it all? You won’t want to miss this insightful, information-packed 2019 conference in Overland Park at Christ Lutheran Early Education Center.

Cari will bring her high-energy, evidence-based approach to provide not only insights and information, but also hands-on activities that teachers can apply to their curriculum. Educators will walk away with new activities that make their curriculum sensory-rich.

Download the registration form and register early now!!


Featured Presenter Cari Ebert

Cari Ebert’s expertise as a pediatric speech-language pathologist and her outstanding ability as a communicator and presenter have resulted in her becoming a popular nationally recognized speaker. Throughout the year she travels coast to coast instructing early childhood educators.

Cari returns to the KAIRS event in March by popular demand as she spoke on the importance of play at both KAIRS 2018 Early Childhood Education Workshops in Topeka and Salina. She consistently received  high ratings from attendees at those events.

Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP, is in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

“Making Sense of Sensory” Workshop Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am                 Check-In

9:00 – 9:30                        Sensory Processing

9:30 – 10:15                       Self-Regulation and Dysregulation

10:15 – 10:30                     Break

10:30 – 12:00                    Overview of the Sensory Systems

12:00 – 1:00 pm               Lunch

1:00 – 1:15                         Communicative Functions of Challenging Behavior

1:15 – 2:15                         Creating Sensory Friendly Preschool Environments

2:15 – 3:00                        Application: How to Make Activities Sensory-Rich

Early registration through February 1

To register, please download the early registration form

 and send it with your check to:

Dr. Jamie Finkeldei, KAIRS Vice President/Treasurer
424 Broadway • Wichita, KS 67202

Early Registration fee is $30 per person through February 1. Lunch is included.

Registrations February 2 – 22, fee is $35.

Lunch is included.

Make checks out to KAIRS.

Clock hour certification of five hours has been approved

by both Kansas and Missouri.

Questions? Contact Jim Bradshaw, Executive Committee Member/Lutheran Representative,  jbradshaw@kslcms.org

or Corey Reese, KAIRS Communication Director, crkairs@yahoo.com