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October 2021

Setting the Stage for a Happy Classroom: Positive Behavior Management (Online)

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2.0 hours) How can you manage the classroom to prevent misbehavior and reinforce the behaviors you would like to see more often? In this session you will learn the importance of clear directions and rules, redirection strategies, and how to focus your attention on positive behaviors to ensure that they will happen more often. CLASS Dimensions: Toddler – Teacher Sensitivity, Behavior Guidance (Trainer: Jenna Bodensteiner, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages…

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November 2021

Intentional Interactions with Toddlers: Parenting through a CLASS Lens (Online)

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2.0 hours) It is important to make the most of parent/child interactions when you can. In this training we will give a brief overview of the importance of quality interactions in regards to parenting (being outside of the classroom) and the benefits of quality and intentional interactions. Parents and caregivers will learn how to observe and follow a child’s lead, read their cues, foster independence, & reduce behavior challenges. CLASS Domain: Toddler-…

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Go Baby Go! (Online)

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2.0 hours) An infant classroom environment is an important teaching tool to foster the development of infants during their critical years of physical development. In this session, participants will understand how to create a safe, challenging, and predictable environment that will support the physical development of infants through ideas from other teachers as well as developmentally appropriate examples. We will promote the importance of physical development by allowing babies to move and…

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Working with Children of All Abilities (Online)

November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2.0 hours) Working with children who have differing abilities can be a challenge in the classroom without the right materials and an adjusted perspective. In this session we will expand and challenge your thinking to create an inclusive environment and challenging experience for everyone. (Trainer: Jenna Bodensteiner, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages Register

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Autism: Teaching to the Spectrum-Part 2 (Online) (MO Only)

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm (2.0 hours) This training is only available to Missouri providers. With more and more children diagnosed with autism, it is important to know strategies to support these children. This session will identify key challenges that children face with autism while providing teaching strategies to promote social engagement, communication development, and relationships. This session is only approved in MO. (Trainer: Telese Pickens, United 4 Children) Age Focus: All Ages Register

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Be a Sportscaster and a Dictionary! Language Modeling Throughout the Day (Online)

November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm (2.0 hours) 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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December 2021

CLASS Overview (Online)

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

Wednesday, December 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2.0 hours) What is CLASS? Where was it developed and why should we know about it? This brief overview of the CLASS tool will help us have an understanding of this assessment tool that is becoming widely used in our community and across the United States. (Trainer: Ramyia Silvers, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages Register

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

December 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, December 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm (2.0 hours) 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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In-home Child Care Business Series

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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:  30 hours of professional development over 10 training sessions. Sessions are virtual and in the evenings Follow up…

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May 2022

HighScope Infant/Toddler Series

May 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This six-hour training series will introduce HighScope's active learning approach for very young children to administrators and teachers. The rationale and specific strategies for each part of the curriculum will be included. Each registrant will be provided (included in the registration fee) their own copy of "Tender Care and Early Learning" (Second Edition) and "Lesson Plans for a Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Infants" OR "Lesson Plans for a Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Toddlers". Training…

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