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Karen Rucker

Professional Development Instructor (PD)

BROADLANDS, VA Loudoun Karen Rucker Trainer

Instructor (717) 314-8368

Miles willing to travel
Time of day
Both Daytime and Evening
Schedule Availability
Both weekdays and weekends
Primary Language
Training Language(s)

Karen Rucker, M.S.has more than 30 years experience in early care and education, having held multiple roles as teacher, director, education coordinator, trainer, and multi-site manager in a variety of educational settings including urban, suburban, for-profit, non-profit, government-based, and a university lab school; both start-ups and fix-ups. Along the way, she has led 3 child care centers to NAEYC accreditation; a national hallmark of quality in early childhood. Karen has considerable experience teaching early childhood coursework at several colleges and universities; and has presented at numerous local and national professional conferences. This wealth of experience brings a unique perspective to her work with early childhood staff and administration .For more information on professional development, visit her website www.RespectingChildren.com You can contact Karen at 717-314-8368 or krucker@RespectingChildren.com

Age Group Expertise

Infants Toddlers Preschool Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten School-Age Adult

Professional Standard Area

  • Standard Area 1: Child Development and Learning in Context
  • Standard Area 2: Family–Teacher Partnerships and Community Connections
  • Standard Area 3: Child Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
  • Standard Area 4: Developmentally, Culturally, and Linguistically Appropriate Teaching Practices
  • Standard Area 5: Knowledge, Application, and Integration of Academic Content in the EC Curriculum
  • Standard Area 6: Professionalism as an Early Childhood Educator
  • Standard Area 7: Health and Safety
  • Knowledge Area 8: Organization and Administration

Request to Instruct

An Introduction to Good Better Best-PA CQI Guide to Best Practices Version 1.0 for Family Color Me Healthy Creating Portfolios (SAC) CSEFEL Digital Media Literacy & Technology Tools for Early Learning Good, Better, Best: Supporting Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Pennsylvania (Center/Group) I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) Links to Learning Foundations (SAC) Links to Learning PA Healthy and Green Initiative - Eco Healthy Child Care PA Healthy and Green Initiative - Growing Up WILD PA Healthy and Green Initiative - Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences Race Matters Supervising Children: Its Your Responsibility Tech and Tots: Integrating Digital Media Literacy in Early Childhood The Program Administration Scale (PAS)

Higher Education

Bachelor's Degree
University of Delaware
Elementary Education
Master's Degree
Nova Southeastern University
Human Services
Some College
Delaware Technical and Community College - Stanton-Wilmington
Some College
Wesley College
Some College
Northampton County Area Community College
Early Childhood Education