DIR® Principles in the Early Childhood Classroom

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Live on Zoom


$ 120.00

DIR® Principles in the Early Childhood Classroom

Susie Rindner

Starting Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Scheduled Dates: 2/1; 2/8; 2/15; 2/22

4 sessions | 1.5 hours per session | Weekly

Online via Zoom


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 DIR/Floortime into the many activities and routines of an early childhood classroom. We will focus on arousal levels and behaviors and positive DIR/Floortime 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 DIR/Floortime 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 DIR/Floortime is not necessary to gain a valuable perspective in this class.

About Susie Rindner: As a life-long learner, my undergraduate work was in early childhood and elementary education. My graduate work was in reading and special education. During my 30-year career as a classroom teacher, I had a desire to support all learners. Toward that goal, I continued my education by studying DIR principles with Profectum. At the Lakewood Early Childhood Center, I was able to infuse my knowledge of DIR/Floortime principles into my classroom. The student’s needs are met by building strong relationships and sharing strategies with the classroom staff and parents about individual differences and supports.