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November 2022

I Don’t Have an Address; Working with Homeless Unhoused Children

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Tuesday, November 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm This workshop will provide a working definition of homeless children, the potential effects homelessness has on children and families, and provide a variety of strategies for supporting homeless children and their families and techniques for addressing with challenging behaviors. (Trainer: Aimee Alderman, Education Consultant) Age Focus: All Ages Free training sponsored by Educare. Register

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December 2022

Outside In: Transforming Outside Activities to Inside Learning Experiences (Online)

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Thursday, December 1, from 6:30-8:30 pm Participants will explore nature-based activities by bringing the OUTSIDE IN. Using everyday tools and nature’s gifts, early educators will discover ways to expand a child’s imagination with nature and its environment, and how to facilitate interactivity and learning from the outdoors INSIDE! (Trainer: Gayle Anderson, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: Toddler & PreK Register

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Cradling Literacy: Effective Teaching Strategies for Supporting Social-Emotional Literacy (Online)

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Thursday, December 1, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Communication is more than listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Effective Communication requires understanding the emotions behind the communication. This is what is called social-emotional literacy. In this session, teachers will define social-emotional competence, discuss its importance to learning, and explore ways to support social-emotional literacy in young children. (Trainer: Meg Fuehne, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus Toddler/PreK Free training sponsored by Educare.   Register

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Coming to Our Senses: Applying Sensory Processing Knowledge in Early Childhood (Online)

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Thursday, December 8, from 6:30-8:30 pm Child Care professionals are called to accommodate and support children with a variety of needs. Sensory Processing differences are widely unrecognized, since children are developing their need to self-regulate. Providers can be on the forefront of providing information, resources and supportive services to individuals with sensory processing differences. This course unpacks the concept of Sensory Processing and how to apply this knowledge. (Trainer: Amy Nelson, Emotional Milestones) Age Focus: PreK Register

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Intentional Teaching – With Dramatic Play! (Online)

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Tuesday, December 13, from 6:30-8:30 pm Remember tea parties? Building and defending your fort or castle? Experience and research has shown us that providing opportunity for dramatic play provides children opportunities to role play! Dramatic play encourages knowledge of the community, imagination, self-expression, social skills and an opportunity to practice what they are learning in safe ways. Come join us in learning how to be make the most of the dramatic play areas and opportunities in your classroom. (Trainer: Nancy…

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January 2023

Family Child Care Business Series

January 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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This virtual business series, designed by All Our Kin, provides in-home (family) child care providers with the knowledge, tools and relationships to sustain and grow their family child care businesses. Participation is limited. Applicants must be willing to commit to attending all training sessions. Participants will be notified if their application is accepted. This interactive virtual learning experience will provide participants with: Professional development credit for Missouri and Kansas. Sessions are virtual and in the evenings Follow up coaching support …

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