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YOU DESERVE TO THRIVE

Find Joy in Your Childcare Journey

We inspire childcare providers, early childhood teachers, and Head Start teams with engaging trainings that alleviate stress, foster joy, reduce challenging behaviors, and ensure success.

Let’s Learn Together!

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Schedule engaging and informative early childhood education that participants love!

No more boring and repetitive trainings! Raelene’s live and self-paced trainings are fun & engaging, and many can be done from the comfort of your home or office. Sign up for a great conference, self-paced training, or live webinar today!

We offer engaging and insightful trainings & workshops to equip your staff with the essential tools to teach with confidence, reduce stress, and create a positive impact for children and families. Custom group & online programs also available.

From Keynote presentations to breakout sessions, Raelene is the inspiring speaker your conference needs to fill seats and keep your audience excited to attend year after year! Raelene delivers the inspiration and skills early childhood educators need.

“Raelene is lighting the way to brighter, more fulfilling
careers in early childhood education!”

Meet Raelene Ostberg, the Founder of Thriving Together, an international organization passionately committed to supporting early childhood educators in their vital mission of caring for and educating young children.

As is a full-time Keynote Speaker, Expert Trainer, Technical Assistance Professional, and Curriculum Designer based out of Minnesota, Raelene has inspired thousands of early childhood educators each year and is on a mission to decrease stress, enhance joy, and fortify the success of early childhood professionals in their critical work shaping young minds. 

 

Raelene's educational approach is supported by early childhood studies and grounded in real-life strategies that show positive effects for educators, children, and families. Each powerful session is designed to meet educators where they’re at, often burned out, stressed out, and sometimes even ready to call it quits. Participants of her trainings universally praise Raelene for her dynamic energy, infectious enthusiasm, and theatrical storytelling that vividly brings proven strategies to life. 

Raelene Ostberg, National Keynote Speaker

Looking for a Dynamic Presenter?

Audiences love Raelene! New eye-opening information, energizing, inspiring, entertaining, and fun are just some of the words used to describe Raelene’s Keynotes.

Book Raelene as your Keynote Speaker to elevate your event, captivate your audience, and spark a renewed passion for shaping the future of early childhood education.

Delightful Keynote and Inspire the Heart and Mind

TESTIMONIALS
Schedule Professional Development You will Love!

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My experience was amazing!!! I needed this workshop... Gave me such awesome insight on how I do my job as a professional childcare provider & how I can help children grow in this ever so crazy world.. It was THEE best workshop of my day @ the conference!! THANK YOU!!

- Chrystal Hukriede, Childcare Provider

 "The feedback from our staff, me included, was all positive; relevant material, great to have resources to print and use later, a variety of ways to teach this topic – handouts, videos, articles, real examples, which kept the training lively, and Raelene’s personality and passion for the topic shone through to keep us engaged and excited to learn."

- Ann Janisch, Preschool Director

"I have really liked the full series of Collaborating with Families. This will be a topic that will never fade and will always be useful to childcare and other early learning teams. This training helps expand thoughts and knowledge about different cultural dynamics and caregiving practices. In addition, we looked at how to apply this to their everyday routine in the classroom and when speaking with the child's families. Raelene is very knowledgeable on the subject! This helped me expand my horizons on different cultural dynamics and what to do if I have to talk to a parent about any concerns or challenges with the child." 

- Morgan E., Director and Early Childhood Teacher

“Raelene's course on challenging behaviors was genuinely informative. She has a wonderful storytelling ability that helps you connect to the information so it can be retained and utilized. I tried many of the simple approaches she taught and found immediate and surprising success."

- Cheryl Vargas, Childcare Provider

Explore Our Topic Areas

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Decrease Stress and Foster Joy

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Tame Those Terrific Toddlers

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Transform Challenges

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Powerful Partnerships

Guest Speaker

Lead and Train Professionals

All professional development opportunities are packed with real-life tools you can apply today to get the behaviors you want, and stop the behaviors you don’t.  Any of these topics can be delivered in-person or virtually. To see the list of upcoming engaging sessions, from Keynotes to breakouts, visit Learn with Raelene. Many topics are now also available as engaging self-paced topics.

All are professional development opportunities that participants love (100% Recommend!)

Get Started with our Free Hands-on Tools in our Resource Blog!

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Access Raelene’s videos, cheat sheets and blog posts for quick tips to get the behaviors you want and STOP the behaviors you don't. Plus learn how to reduce your stress, manage challenging situations, and more!

Fun, flexible, and engaging online education for childcare providers and preschool teachers.

Some Presentation Highlights!

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Next up April 15-18 2024
Three in a row - So rewarding!

  • Parent and Family Engagement Conference, Dec 2022

    • ​Collaborating with Families Parts 1-3!

  • NHSA Annual Conference 2023

    • Deceasing Stress, Taming Those Terrific Toddlers, and fill-in for Supporting Children through Trauma​

  • NHSA Annual Conference 2024: Being the Star You Are! Mastering Stressful Moments so You can Truly Shine! 

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Coming April 19-20th, 2024 in Menomonie, WI

  • Keynote: Finding Joy - Reduce Stress, Break Through Barriers, and Set Boundaries So You Can Increase Your Joy Factor at Work and at Home!

  • Breakout:   Taming Those Terrific Toddlers! Evidence-Based Strategies to Set Effective Limits and Get Toddlers to Follow Them.

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Coming May 16-18th, 2024 to Syracuse, NY!

  • Welcoming Keynote: Finding Joy - Reduce Stress, Break Through Barriers, and Set Boundaries So You Can Increase Your Joy Factor at Work and at Home!

  • Breakout:   Taming Those Terrific Toddlers! Evidence-Based Strategies to Set Effective Limits and Get Toddlers to Follow Them.

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Just finished the sold out 2024 March conference in Morton, MN! What a blast!

  • Keynote: Finding Joy - Reduce Stress, Break Through Barriers, and Set Boundaries So You Can Increase Your Joy Factor at Work and at Home!

  • Breakout:   Taming Those Terrific Toddlers! Evidence-Based Strategies to Set Effective Limits and Get Toddlers to Follow Them.

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Keynotes, Breakouts, Webinars, OH MY!

SMIF's investment and collaboration since 2015 has brought our region three Keynotes by Raelene, numerous breakout sessions, staff trainings, workplace education for parents, Early Childhood Initiative trainings and live webinar series that 100% of participants recommend! This season, we sold out every class offered - We truly are more together!

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Years collaborating at the annual conference!

Breakout Sessions:

  • For Leadership: Who me? Lead a Staff?!

  • Promoting Self-Control and Attention Skills

  • Collaborating with Families through Conflict and Differences in Caregiving Practices

  • Leadership: Building a Strong Team

  • Reducing and Addressing Toddler Aggression

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Concordia Early Childhood Conference

Years of full breakout sessions and the wonderful Payoff - the Big 2023 keynote Finding Joy!

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Gather and Grow Early Childhood Conference

Several Years - Both Virtual and In-Person

2018 Keynote In-Person: Mastering Stressful Moments
2019 Breakouts: Encouraging Emotional Intelligence and Promoting Healthy Self-Esteem
2020 Virtual Keynote: Finding Joy

2023 All-Staff Training: Decrease Stress, Enhance Joy, and Find Success, Today!

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NYAEYC PLI

2019 Professional Learning Institute ROCKED!

Evidence-based strategies to decrease stress, increase joy, and enhance your work as a trainer and coach

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ND Out-of-School-Time and Early Childhood Summit

Keynote and Breakouts 2023!

Finding Joy - Reduce Stress, Break Through Barriers, and Set Boundaries So You Can Increase Your Joy Factor at Work and at Home! 

Raelene Ostberg, National Keynote Speaker

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Curious about Raelene’s style and expertise? Access Raelene’s videos, cheat sheets and blog posts for quick tips to get the behaviors you want and STOP the behaviors you don't. Plus learn how to reduce your stress, manage challenging situations, and more!

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