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July 2019

PreK HighScope Series (Session 1 of 3): Planning and Recall Part I

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$89

Learn the benefits of planning and recall times and how to create experiences based on your children's interest. Part 1 focuses on planning time. This is a 3-part series. Participants must commit to 3 training sessions to receive credit for full participation: July 9, July 30, and August 6.

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CDA Overview: Your Best First Step

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$15

This training will focus on the Child Development Credential and the components and importance of the credential. This training will be a basic course for new teachers to explain the CDA and how to prepare for the CDA Credential.

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PreK HighScope Series (Session 2 of 3): Planning and Recall Part II

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$89

Learn the benefits of planning and recall times and how to create experiences based on your children's interest. Part 2 focuses on recall time. This is a 3-part series. Participants must commit to 3 training sessions to receive credit for full participation: July 9, July 30, and August 6.

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August 2019

PreK HighScope Series (Session 3 of 3): Planning and Recall Part III

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$89

Learn the benefits of planning and recall times and how to create experiences based on your children's interest. Part 3 focuses on how planning and recall evolve over time and adapting planning and recall experiences to different developmental levels. This is a 3-part series. Participants must commit to 3 training sessions to receive credit for full participation: July 9, July 30, and August 6.

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Head Start Preservice “Balanced Growth”

August 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, MO 64055 United States
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The Family Conservancy invites you to attend the 2019 Mid-America Head Start Conference. This conference features 15 sessions and a keynote presentation, focused on supporting Head Start professionals and other individuals focused on supporting the development of children and families. We will focus on not just growing ourselves as professionals, but growing and empowering children and families. Mid-America Head Start Tier 1 and 2 partners may attend for no cost. Mid-America Head Start Tier 3 and Head Start programs outside…

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September 2019

Cash Flow Budgeting in Early Childhood Programs

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$49

Successful small business owners think ahead and plan for the financial road ahead. One of the best techniques for financial planning is to create a cash flow budget projection. In this session, participants will learn how to gather information to be entered into a cash flow projection, what can be learned through cash flow projections, and how to get started in creating a cash flow budget for the next 12 months. Participants will also consider how different expenses are categorized…

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I/T HighScope Series (Session 1 of 3): Choice Time with Infants and Toddlers

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$89

This is part of a 3-session Infant-Toddler Series. Participants must commit to all 3 trainings to receive full participation credit: September 19, October 24, and December 5.

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Infant-Toddler CLASS: Language Modeling

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

Our daily interactions with children matter today and for the rest of children's lives. It's the importance of these interactions that bring us together today. You will be prepared to know, see, and do language modeling.

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October 2019

Early Childhood Fall Symposium

October 6 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 am
University of Kansas BEST Conference Center, 12600 S Quivira Road
Overland Park, 66213
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The Family Conservancy’s annual Early Childhood Fall Symposium provides practical tools and valuable information from exceptional speakers and specialists in the early childhood field. The 2018 keynote speaker will be Jill Molli.

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Conscious Discipline Overview

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$89

Using the principle concepts of Conscious Discipline, participants will approach behavior as an opportunity to teach a new skill. Participants will gain knowledge to apply these practices in the early childhood classroom. This session includes lunch.

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Building Connections with Children

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway Boulevard, #200
Kansas City, MO 64105
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$35

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. Class will begin at 6:30 with dinner being served at 6:00. This session includes dinner.

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I/T HighScope Series (Session 2 of 3): Supporting the Intentions of Infants and Toddlers

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$89

Children's strengths and interests rather than their deficits provide adults with positive guide posts to follow in adult-child interactions. Through their actions, children let caregivers know that "Hey this is me. This is what I like to do right now". This is a 3-part Infant-Toddler HighScope series. Participants must commit to attending all 3 dates for full participation credit:, September 19, October 24, December 5.

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November 2019

Child Abuse & Neglect

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

As early educators, we have an important role of recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. In this course, we will review mandated reporting laws in addition to reviewing signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect.

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Orientation to Trauma Informed Care

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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$89

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Orientation defines trauma and how trauma affects every facet of a person's life. This training also looks at the neurology of trauma and acknowledges that everyone may have experiences that were traumatic to them. Participants will also explore how they are resilient and how to grow their resiliency to buffer the stress of being in a caring profession and the stress of their personal lives.

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December 2019

I/T HighScope Series (Session 3 of 3): Communication, Language, and Literacy

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$89

Language learning occurs best when there are positive personal relationships, when rich sensory-motor experiences are available, and in vocabulary-right environments. Teachers will explore how they provide these to the children in their care in the context of the stages of language development. They'll discuss strategies that can be used daily and create goals for implementation that are submitted to their director and coach to follow up on. This is part of a 3-series Infant-Toddler HighScope training. Participants must commit to…

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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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