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July 2018

Online Child Care and Early Education Training

July 1, 2018 @ 10:24 pm - July 1, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

The Family Conservancy offers online training opportunities to support you in your career development. You can get your CDA online.

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Director’s Leadership Academy

July 26 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 3:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114
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$75

The Director Leadership Academy is a five-part training series that provides leadership skills training and focuses on ways administrators can become more effective leaders — to meet the needs of the program, as well as of the staff, children and families entrusted in their care.

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November 2018

HighScope Pre-K Training: Science, Technology, and the Arts

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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A scientist is someone who observes, describes, experiments, and attempts to explain natural phenomena. By that definition, young children are natural scientists. Early science education builds on their sense of wonder and curiosity to help them understand how the world works. Early learning in science and technology is based on a model of scientific inquiry that involves asking and answering questions and applying problem-solving strategies. The creative arts, which include visual art, music, movement, and pretend play, engage children on many…

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Child Care Aware of Missouri: Guiding Children’s Behavior

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Springing Up Child Development Center, 501 Johnston Parkway
Raymore, MO 64083 United States
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$15

Ever wonder why children misbehave?  Discover the causes of and techniques to reduce the behavior problems in your classroom or family child care. Learn how to make group management an interactive process, rather than a chore, by promoting social and emotional development, while building responsibility in young children. We will help you learn to introduce children to choices that you and they can live with. Learn effective tools for calming the child who is MAD! View the Registration Flyer Register…

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Northland Early Education Council After Work Seminar: Art Tools Go Green

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion – Frontier Room, 2790 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116 United States
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$15

Through group instruction, applied classroom activities and group/individual reflection, learners will explore why natural and nature-created objects give children a more creative, processed-based outlet for art expression than plastic, project-based items. The article, "Nature swap: Art tools go GREEN!" by Sandra Duncan, Jessica DeViney, and Sara Harris will be used as a supporting document. All participants will receive a copy of the article along with other supporting documents that support the activity. Participants will create at least two art projects…

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Child Care Aware of Missouri: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infants and Toddlers

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Willow Woods Learning Center, 14215 MO-92
Platte City, MO 64079 United States
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$10
Early Childhood Mental Health

Are you delivering high quality infant and toddler care in your classroom, center or family child care home? How do you know? From this workshop, you will learn the importance of developmentally appropriate practices with infants and toddlers and the 10 components related to high quality child care. You will learn how to reinforce the healthy development of infants and toddlers, through consistent routines, primary caregivers and responsive care. After this workshop, you will know what it means to provide…

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Child Care Aware of Missouri: Relationship-Based and Reflection Organizations **Directors!**

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
East Hills Library – Conference Room, 502 North Woodbine Road
St. Joseph, MO 64506 United States
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$15

Program goals often include high-quality services, hiring and retaining skilled professionals and building a high-functioning organization. Program leaders will be provided with tools to begin building an organization characterized by collaborative relationships based on open communication between co-workers and families. View the Registration Flyer Register Online Now

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Child Care Aware of Missouri: Recognizing and Reporting the Abuse and Neglect of Infants and Toddlers

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lee’s Summit Medical Center – Arbor Room, 2100 SE Blue Parkway
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 United States
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$15

Do you know how to recognize child abuse or neglect in infants and toddlers? It is essential that all child care and early learning professionals feel confident in their ability to recognize and report suspected child abuse and neglect, especially in these youngest children who are still mostly non-verbal. In this session, you will learn to identify various forms of abuse and neglect specific to infants and toddlers, such as shaken baby syndrome. You will leave this session knowing what…

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December 2018

Child Care Aware of Missouri: Professionalism in Child Care & Early Learning

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion – Prairie View Room, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive
KAnsas City, MO 64116 United States
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$15

What have the infants or toddlers you work with told you today? Did you know that infants “talk” through crying and other non-verbal communications? While infants and toddlers cannot speak with words, they do communicate in many other ways. Learn how these cues form the foundation of language development. Learn how temperament, challenging behaviors and cultural traditions can shape how an infant or toddler will communicate. This session will also share how to discover the communication and meaning of behaviors…

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Northland Early Education Council Director’s Lunch and Learn: Bridging the Generational Gap in Early Education Programs

December 7 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion – Barry Room, 2790 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116 United States
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$25

From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, for the first time in history there are up to 5 generations in the early education workforce. This age gap can create differences in classroom expectations with both employees and families. How can we learn from one another and create workplaces of learning and collaboration? This session will look at the generational differences in core values, communication styles, work ethics and values, and leadership styles. From this information, we will come up with solutions…

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