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August 2020

Online: Building Connections with Children

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$25

When a new child enters the classroom, how do you start establishing a connection with that student? Trust takes time with anyone, as it does a child with an adult. Learn strategies to build, maintain, and continue to build connections with the children in your class.  

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September 2020

Online: Relationships Matter

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Positive interactions and relationships are the foundations for a child’s social and emotional development. This session explores strategies that develop relationships, even during challenging moments. Discover your “hot buttons” and how to re-frame those thoughts for a more positive interactions with a challenging child or parent.

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Online: Director’s Lunch and Learn: Growing New Leaders

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The requirement for leadership in early childhood care and education has and always will be a priority because of the link between high-caliber leadership and better outcomes for young children.  Leadership is not something that just occurs – leadership needs to be purposefully grown, developed and sustained across the ECE setting.  In this session we will explore how to grow as a leader – and where to find those opportunities.  What are the skills that the field expects from EC Leaders?   What is our…

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CLASS Pre-K 2020-21

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$75

The CLASS Institute provides training and tailored coaching to improve interactions between teachers and children in early learning programs. Based on the CLASS observation tool, which identifies a teacher’s strengths and opportunities for growth, this in-depth program delivers support to improve student learning and ensure improvements are sustained. This program is a 12-month commitment. In addition to the online training sessions listed below, you will have six one-hour coaching sessions. The following meeting will be held from 6:30 - 9…

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CLASS Infant/Toddler 2020-21

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$75

The CLASS Institute provides training and tailored coaching to improve interactions between teachers and children in early learning programs. Based on the CLASS observation tool, which identifies a teacher’s strengths and opportunities for growth, this in-depth program delivers support to improve student learning and ensure improvements are sustained. This program is a 12-month commitment. In addition to the online training sessions listed below, you will have six one-hour coaching sessions. The following meeting will be held from 6:30 - 9…

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CLASS Directors 2020-21

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$75

The CLASS Institute provides training and tailored coaching to improve interactions between teachers and children in early learning programs. Based on the CLASS observation tool, which identifies a teacher’s strengths and opportunities for growth, this in-depth program delivers support to improve student learning and ensure improvements are sustained. This program is for directors at centers with staff participating in educator-focused CLASS training. Request more information

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Online: Supporting Children in Planning and Problem Solving

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

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. CLASS Dimension: Pre-K – Concept Development.

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October 2020

Online ASQ Overview

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$25

Not sure about the ASQ? The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is a screening tool used for children 0-5 years. Come to our session to discuss was the ASQ-SE screening tool is and the purpose of using the screening for children. In addition, we will discuss how to interpret results and utilize the plans for lesson planning in your classroom or family child care home.

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Online: Bringing Family to the Center of our Focus

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

This course will provide an introduction to the Strengthening Families approach which centers on shifting the focus from risks and deficits to strength and resiliency. The course also looks at the importance of family in the lives of children and how the two go hand-in-hand. Understanding the well-being of a child is linked to the well=being of the family and one must also identify the vital role the environment plays in supporting all families.   

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Online: Supporting Peer Relationships with Infants and Toddlers

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Join us as we become familiar with strategies for supporting peer relationships for toddlers and noticing and supporting infants' peer preferences. You will use a six step process to plan how to support toddlers in resolving social conflicts. CLASS Dimension: Infant – Teacher Sensitivity, Facilitated Exploration, Toddler – Positive Climate, Teacher Sensitivity.    

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November 2020

Online: Building a School Family

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Connections and relationships among colleagues and within ourselves are imperative to delivering high quality teaching strategies each day in our classroom. Extending this concept to families create a school family to support the learning and development of the child. In this session, learn how to build comradery among teachers, colleagues, and the families you serve.  

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Online: Trauma Informed Practice in Early Childhood Settings

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$25

Recently, researchers have studied how trauma affects the child and their brain development. We will look at the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study and how we can approach the classroom trauma-informed.

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Online: Director’s Lunch and Learn (Mission & Vision in Early Care and Education Programs)

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$25

In early care and education, mission statements carry great meaning and are an important part of the program, no matter how small or large. Mission and Vision statements typically describe the goals of a program and what unique qualities it offers. These are vital because they are unique to each program and they offer a voice to guide and share the definition and purpose of the program. If our vision statement is our destination, then our mission statement is the…

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Online: CLASS Overview

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

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.

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December 2020

Online: Anti-Bias in Early Childhood Education

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$25

A multi-cultural/anti-biased approach can help students learn to value differences, nurture the development of positive self-identity, and teach them to treat all people with respect. This session will share strategies that can be used to create an anti-bias environment for young children.  

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