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Profectum's Visionary Lecture Series—a free community learning event






Susan Rindner

DIR Principles in the Early Childhood Classroom

Susan Rindner
4 sessions | 7:00 - 8:30 PM EST | Weekly on Tuesdays
Scheduled Dates: 11/7; 11/14; 11/21; 11/28
Live Online via Zoom

Class Information


11/07/2023 - 11/28/2023

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DIR® Principles in the Early Childhood Classroom

In this class, participants will review the principles of DIR® as we explore individual differences in our students. Discussions will center on how to infuse DIRFloortime® into the many activities and routines of an early childhood classroom. We will focus on arousal levels and behaviors and positive DIRFloortime® strategies to help each child feel comfortable and confident in the classroom setting. Video examples will be used to illustrate possibilities. Participants will be asked to contribute their experiences verbally and/or with some video examples of their work with students. As a group, we will detect possible sensory profiles and brainstorm how to help each child succeed socially, emotionally, and academically.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will gain an understanding of using DIRFloortime® strategies to support individual differences and facilitate each student’s developmental level within the environment and structure of the classroom.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to analyze video clips with the group to enhance their knowledge of connecting to and supporting a diverse group of learners within a classroom.
  • Participants will demonstrate a knowledge of DIR® principles and how to apply them during structured and unstructured times of the day in the classroom.

Who should attend?

This class is designed for early childhood educators, paraprofessionals, and parents. Previous knowledge of DIRFloortime® is not necessary to gain a valuable perspective in this class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellations more than 10 working days (Mon-Fri) before the start date of this program will result in a refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee.

No refund can be made for a cancellation 9 or fewer working days before this program start date.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing via email to

In the event that this program is cancelled, you will be notified immediately via email and a credit will be issued toward a rescheduled program, or the entire submitted fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizer.

If you require ADA accommodations or have a special needs request, please email at least two weeks before the program start date so arrangements can be made.

To make our training available to as broad a group as possible regardless of geography or time zones, Profectum uses video streaming and video conferencing as our standard technology tools. The course relies on you watching webcasts on your own and joining class discussions using video conferencing (Zoom). You will need a relatively modern PC/MAC and modern broadband internet access.  While Wi-fi can work if your home/office has excellent connectivity, a wired internet connection to your PC/MAC is highly recommended.

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