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December 2019

NAEYC Overview: What Your Program Needs to Know

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$25

What and why should every director know about the NAEYC Accreditation standards and criteria? The 10 standards and 400+ criteria that make up the NAEYC Accreditation system are important for all leaders and early childhood professionals to be familiar with and to strive towards meeting. This session will provide an introduction to the standards and criteria. We will explore the rationale for all programs to review the criteria and indicators to improve quality in their programs. Information on how to…

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January 2020

Educare: CCDF Health and Safety

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mid-Continent Library: Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Provides new and renewing registered child care providers with the federally mandated trainings (EXCEPT CPR/First Aid) that are required by Children's Division to maintain a child care subsidy contract. This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY.  Trainer: Jessica Rinehart Register Online  

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Educare: Growing Readers – Writing and Creating

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mid-Continent Library: Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Free

Using the framework established by Every Child Ready to Read 2 and Mid-Continent Public Library's Give Me Five, this workshop offers practical instruction for educators, childcare providers, and caregivers. Focusing on the key early-literacy practices of Writing and Creating, the workshop demonstrates research-based strategies for integrating these skills into daily life. No matter where they are implemented-in a classroom, a daycare, or a home-these principles will foster the growth of school-ready and successful young readers. This training is for MISSOURI…

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Educare: Grow a Reader to Go – Early Literacy in Action

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mid-Continent Library: Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Free

Mid-Continent Public Library will be providing dedicated training on early literacy in the community. Training will cover the 10 early literacy practices, as well as provide hands-on, practical training with books, early literacy equipment, and music that will be used by early childhood care providers. This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY. Trainer: Scott Radar, Mid-Continent Public Library Register Online

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Educare: Subsidy Orientation

January 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mid-Continent Library: Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Free

On any given day, there are many families accessing child care assistance in order to better their lives and become self-sufficient. In order to serve those families, we rely on you – the child care providers who partner with us, to make a difference in helping us improve the lives of those we serve. This is where you will learn about the Child Care Subsidy Program administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS).This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY.…

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Literacy Skills “Write” This Way

January 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

Research confirms that reading and writing are interactive and interrelated processes. Therefore, writing should be an integral part of a young child's literacy experiences. Join us as we learn strategies for introducing a variety of writing activities to the young children in your program as well as supporting parents in offering writing activities at home. We'll explore a variety of methods for making books, encouraging the writing of messages and notes, creating signs and labels, and taking dictation. This training…

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Director’s Lunch and Learn: Leading with a Growth Mindset

January 17, 2020 @ 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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$35

The role of a director/leader is multi-faced and challenging on our best days. This session will explore leading from a mindset of growth. Are we being intentional in promoting growth-growth in the children we serve, in the parents who are struggling to do their best, in our teachers, and in ourselves as leaders. When we begin to see our program through the lens of talents that can be grown, we lose our fear of challenging situations and are more willing…

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Introduction to CLASS

January 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

What is the CLASS tool? Where was it developed and why should you know about this tool? 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. This training is 2.0 Clock Hours approved in Kansas and Missouri. Trainer: Shari Williams

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Educare: CCDF Health and Safety

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guadalupe Centers Administration, 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Free

Provides new and renewing registered child care providers with the federally mandated trainings (EXCEPT CPR/First Aid) that are required by Children's Division to maintain a child care subsidy contract. This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY.  Trainer: Sarita Boyette Register Online

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Educare: Talk, Read, Play

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guadalupe Centers Administration, 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Talk, Read, Play...with your child everyday! These 3 elements create a bond with the parent or caregiver and the child. During this session, we will discuss the importance of talking, reading, playing with children and the brain development and research behind these three elements. Participants will walk away from the session with tools and strategies to increase parent involvement using the Talk, Read, Play with your Child Everyday mindset. This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY. You must register online…

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Educare: Subsidy Orientation

January 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Guadalupe Centers Administration, 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Free

On any given day, there are many families accessing child care assistance in order to better their lives and become self-sufficient. In order to serve those families, we rely on you – the child care providers who partner with us, to make a difference in helping us improve the lives of those we serve. This is where you will learn about the Child Care Subsidy Program administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS).This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY.…

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February 2020

Emergency Preparedness Training at Platte County Health Department

February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Platte County Health Deparment, 1201 East St.
Parkville, MO 64152
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Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 - 9 a.m. to noon The Family Conservancy is providing free emergency preparedness training to child care providers. This is your opportunity to develop, examine and improve your emergency preparedness plans. Register Now

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CPR & First Aid with AED (Infant, Child, Adult)

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$65

From the American Heart Association, this course will teach you the basics needed for First Aid, and CPR/AED use for Adults, Children and Infants. You must register for this course by phone only.

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Educare: Autism – Teaching to the Spectrum

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Centerpoint Medical Center, 19600 East 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055 United States
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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 training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY. You must register online for this training. Trainer: Jan Inman, United4Children Register Online

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Educare: Subsidy Orientation

February 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Centerpoint Medical Center, 19600 East 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055 United States
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On any given day, there are many families accessing child care assistance in order to better their lives and become self-sufficient. In order to serve those families, we rely on you – the child care providers who partner with us, to make a difference in helping us improve the lives of those we serve. This is where you will learn about the Child Care Subsidy Program administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS).This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY.…

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Building Relationships and Community

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion – Prairie View Room, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive
KAnsas City, MO 64116 United States
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$25

Participants will become familiar with strategies that create an atmosphere of mutual respect and support children in developing relationships with other children. You will plan ways to support children at their current developmental level and offer gentle extensions to scaffold their learning. Trainer: Shari Williams

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Supporting Children in Planning and Problem Solving

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Preschool, 13145 S. Black Bob Road
Olathe, KS 66062 United States
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$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. Trainer: Shari Williams

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Emergency Preparedness Training at Harrisonville Community Center

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 S. Jefferson Pkwy
Harrisonville, MO 64701
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Free

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 - 9 a.m. to noon The Family Conservancy is providing free emergency preparedness training to child care providers. This is your opportunity to develop, examine and improve your emergency preparedness plans. Register Now

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Educare: CCDF Health and Safety

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grow in Peace, 8420 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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Provides new and renewing registered child care providers with the federally mandated trainings (EXCEPT CPR/First Aid) that are required by Children's Division to maintain a child care subsidy contract. This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY.  Register Online

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Educare: McKinney-Vento Act 101

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grow in Peace, 8420 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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During the course of this session, we will understand, identify and implement best practices when working with homeless children and families. This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY. You must register online for this training. Trainer: Melissa Douglas, KCPS Register Online

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Educare: Subsidy Orientation

February 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Grow in Peace, 8420 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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Free

On any given day, there are many families accessing child care assistance in order to better their lives and become self-sufficient. In order to serve those families, we rely on you – the child care providers who partner with us, to make a difference in helping us improve the lives of those we serve. This is where you will learn about the Child Care Subsidy Program administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS).This training is for MISSOURI PROGRAMS ONLY.…

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March 2020

From Staring to Sharing: Supporting Peer Relationships of Infants and Toddlers

March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$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. Trainer: Shari Williams

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Northland Early Education Council: The M in STEM = Mathematics

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion – Burlington Room, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116 United States
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$25

Do the Math! In this hands-on interactive workshop, participants will engage in activities foundation to children’s mathematical thinking. This session will explore effective ways to include math activities in daily routines for preschool aged children while aligning practices with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards for early childhood education. Trainer: Pegi Stamps

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KCPT: Using Blocks in the Classroom

March 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KCPT Public Television, 125 E. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Blocks are universal play materials, they are found in preschool classrooms around the globe. There is a great deal of research documenting the benefits of playing with blocks; consistently showing that block play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity, and most recently literacy. However, despite this evidence, block play remains largely a limited “choice” activity. This session will explore what is learned when children play in the block area, what should or might be included…

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Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

As mandated reporters, it is essential we know and understand the signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse and neglect. We will discuss our responsibilities as mandated reporters. During this session, participants will recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse, neglect, and what to do when abuse and/or neglect are suspected. Trainer: Leanne Hilligas, The Family Conservancy

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Childcare 101

March 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

Welcome to early childhood education! The purpose of this session is to review the basics of working as an early childhood teacher including developmentally appropriate practice, diapering, hand washing, professionalism, supervision of children, and safe sleep practices. Trainer: Leanne Hilligas

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Emergency Preparedness Training at Kansas City Health Department

March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kansas City Health Department, 2400 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9 a.m. to noon The Family Conservancy is providing free emergency preparedness training to child care providers. This is your opportunity to develop, examine and improve your emergency preparedness plans. Register Now

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Setting the Stage for a Happy Classroom: Proactive Behavior Management

March 31, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

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 insure that they will happen more often. Trainer: Shari Williams

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April 2020

Northland Early Education Council: Working with Temperaments (I/T)

April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion – Burlington Room, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116 United States
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$25

To create nurturing relationships with children, caregivers need to become aware of the feelings, expectations, and attitudes they bring from their own past experiences, particularly in childhood. In this class, participants will have an opportunity to explore their own temperament traits and how both their temperament and a child's may influence the the relationships in group care. As part of responsive caregiving, an awareness of temperament can help the caregiver create a good fit with each child in his/her care.…

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Northland Early Education Council: The Bully-Proof Classroom

April 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Early Childhood Center, 2003 NE Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64117 United States
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$25

To create nurturing relationships with children, caregivers need to become aware of the feelings, expectations, and attitudes they bring from their own past experiences, particularly in childhood. In this class, participants will have an opportunity to explore their own temperament traits and how both their temperament and a child's may influence the the relationships in group care. As part of responsive caregiving, an awareness of temperament can help the caregiver create a good fit with each child in his/her care.…

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