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October 2020

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. HighScope Infant/Toddler KDIs: #7 and #10. Trainer: Shari Williams  

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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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