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May 2022

Pre-K CLASS Quality Feedback – A Closer Look (Online)

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (2.0 hours) Training session will help participants implement strategies to keep children engaged and learning at a higher level than they would be able to do on their own. Participants will be given practical strategies to implement. (Trainer: Marsha Wiard, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: PreK Register

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June 2022

Engaged Children are Learning Children (Online)

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Tuesday, June 7, from 6:30-8:30 pm When adults talk about children and attention they are often referring to “paying attention” - getting the child to listen to what a teacher or peer is saying. In this session we will use the term engagement to emphasize that the goal is helping children remain involved in activities and events that interest them. Sustained engagement leads to ongoing discovery, which results in more learning than does merely paying attention to something an adult…

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Developing Learners – Using and Understanding Milestones (Online)

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Tuesday, June 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (2.0 hours) Developmental milestones are clues about when children might develop a cognitive or physical skill or be able to complete a task. These checkpoints help us as educators create opportunities and plans for those we care for to help them grow and develop. In this session we will examine some of the established milestones and tools used to identify them. We will look at how children play, learn, speak act and…

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Science is Fun (Online)

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. With a hands on approach, participants will learn how to use the scientific process, including content language to engage their students in science experiments that encourage prediction, observation, analysis and executive brain function. A material list will be sent with confirmation of registration. Participants will complete and observe science activities and discussion of what is learned through each activity. (Trainer: Aimee Alderman, Education Consultant) Age Focus: Toddler/PreK Register

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Supporting Initiative and Leadership with Preschoolers (Online)

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Tuesday, June 28, from 6:30-8:30 pm (2.0 hours) Young children with a positive disposition toward learning and an openness to new challenges will carry these approaches to learning into their school years and throughout their lives. Thus, it is important for teachers to provide them with experiences that develop initiative, leadership and autonomy. Participants will become familiar with teaching strategies that support initiative and leadership and will adapt them for their classroom.(Trainer: Shari Williams, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: PreK…

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July 2022

Supporting Children in Planning and Problem Solving (Online)

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Thursday, July 7, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Two of the greatest ways for teachers to support children’s cognitive development are to support children in making plans and following through on their intentions and to support children in solving problems they encounter in play. You will learn strategies for supporting children at their current level of development and gentle extensions to support continued development. (Trainer: Shari Williams, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: PreK Register

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Be A Sportscaster and A Dictionary: Language Modeling Throughout the Day (Online)

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Tuesday, July 12, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sportscasters describe what is happening during a game just as teachers can describe their own actions and the actions of children in order to expand children's language. Dictionaries provide multiple ways to understand the meaning of words, just as teachers can use several words and phrases to support a child's understanding of a new word or concept. In this session we will practice using these strategies throughout the day and design a…

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Quality Questions: Moving Beyond “Tell Me About Your Picture”

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Tuesday, July 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Research tells us that the interactions teachers have with the children in their care can have a huge impact on their development and learning. Many teachers have heard that open-ended questions are beneficial, but they have limited information on the many important ways that questions and conversations can be used to more fully support children's cognitive thinking. This session will focus on techniques such as repeating and extending what children say, asking…

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August 2022

ASQ:SE-2: An Introductory Training of the Social Emotional Screening Tool (Online)

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Thursday, August 11, from 6 - 9 p.m. This virtual session will introduce the ASQ:SE-2 tool. Participants will have the chance to use selected questionnaires, score and review their completed ASQ:SE-2, and practice interpreting the results. Identify communication techniques that build more trusting relationships with parents. Learn when and how to make referrals for additional assessments. (ASQ Trainer: Gayle Anderson, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages Register

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September 2022

And Away We Go! Child Passenger Safety 101 (Online)

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

Thursday, September 1, from 6:30-8:30 pm As a child care provider, one of the most important responsibilities you have is to make sure children are safe while riding in a vehicle. In this session, you will learn basic vehicle passenger safety, how to select and use car seats appropriate for children in your care, and additional resources on child passenger safety. (Trainer: Gayle Anderson, The Family Conservancy) Age Fodus: All Ages Register

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October 2022

Understanding Grief and Loss: Strategies for Early Educators and Families (Online)

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Thursday, October 13, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Everyone experiences loss and the accompanying grief. Families are often faced with the loss of a loved one, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, death of an infant or child, a parent, grandparent, or close friend and not everyone knows what to do or say. This session is designed to provide information and resources so early educators can provide support to families facing what seems to be the overwhelming burden of loss. Emphasis will…

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Creating a Compassionate Culture: Orientation to Trauma Informed Care (Online)

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Tuesday, October 18, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. In this training, participants will learn about the definition of trauma and its systemic impact on the lives of children and adults. Participants will explore the main principles of trauma informed care practices and how these principles can be applied to create a more compassionate culture within organizations. (Trainer: Mary Williams, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages Register

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