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August 2019

Head Start Preservice “Balanced Growth”

August 9, 2019 @ 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

Early Childhood Education Committee: Early Childhood Educator’s Conference

September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Woods Chapel Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lee's Summit, MO 64064 United States
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$30

Join us for the Early Childhood Educator's Conference on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Woods Chapel Methodist Church in Lee's Summit. Early Bird registration is $30.00 before September 1. After September 1, registration will increase to $40.00 per person.   Sorry! Registration is Full!  

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

September 19, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Early Childhood Fall Symposium

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 am - 9:00 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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Building Connections with Children

October 15, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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PreK CLASS: Teacher Sensitivity

October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$25

Children in a classroom with sensitive teachers grow to see teachers as a source of support, reassurance, and guidance -- a secure base. This secure base helps children feel comfortable sharing their ideas and challenging themselves academically and socially. It also allows children to work well on their own and in groups because they know that if a problem or question arises, they can go to the teacher, who will help them resolve their problem effectively. In this session participants…

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Director’s Lunch and Learn

October 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Wyandotte Library – Auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd Street
Kansas City, KS 66106 United States
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$35

The Family Conservancy is excited to offer director's lunch and learn training starting this fall! The director's lunch and learn this fall features our speaker, Dr. L. Carol Scott and is a 2-part training. The first part is The Heart of Your Team - Relationships Aren't Just a Thing... They're the Only Thing and the second part is The Heart of You - Your Relationship with Your S.E.L.F. Training will include handouts, lunch, and 3.0 clock hours approved in both…

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November 2019

Compassionate Culture: Orientation to Trauma Informed Care

November 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion – Lewis and Clark Room, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116 United States
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Free

Thank you to the Clay County Children Service's fund to provide this training FREE. In this training, participants will learn about the definition of trauma and its systemic impact on the lives of children and adults. Participants will explore the main principles of trauma informed care practices and how these principles can be applied to create a more compassionate culture within organizations. This training is FREE and approved in Missouri ONLY for 4 Clock Hours. Light snacks will be provided…

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Infant-Toddler CLASS: Language Modeling

November 7, 2019 @ 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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Strengthening Families

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$63

Parent engagement is a vital part to creating a community within a child care center or home. This training will be 2 parts: Parent Engagement in Strengthening Families and Bringing Families to the Center of our Focus. Both trainings are approved in Kansas and Missouri for 4 clock hours total. Lunch will be provided at this training and pre-registration is required.

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December 2019

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

December 5, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Educare: CCDF Health and Safety

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mid-Continent Library: Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157 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: Jessica Rinehart Register Online  

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Educare: Growing Readers – Writing and Creating

January 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Director’s Lunch and Learn: Leading with a Growth Mindset

January 17 @ 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 @ 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, The Family Conservancy Register Online

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Educare: CCDF Health and Safety

January 25 @ 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 @ 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

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 @ 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 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Platte County Health Deparment, 1201 East St.
Parkville, MO 64152
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Free

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. This event is full. Please review our other training opportunities.

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

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Family Conservancy, 444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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$71

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 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Centerpoint Medical Center, 19600 East 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055 United States
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Free

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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Centerpoint Medical Center, 19600 East 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055 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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Building Relationships and Community

February 13 @ 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. CLASS Dimension: Pre-K – Positive Climate. This training is approved for 2.0 hours in Kansas and Missouri. Trainer: Shari Williams, The Family Conservancy Sorry! Registration is Closed!

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Supporting Children in Planning and Problem Solving

February 18 @ 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. CLASS Dimension: Pre-K – Concept Development. This training is approved for 2.0 hours in Kansas and Missouri. Trainer: Shari Williams, The Family Conservancy Sorry!…

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Educare: CCDF Health and Safety

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grow in Peace, 8420 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64138 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.  Register Online

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Educare: McKinney-Vento Act 101

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grow in Peace, 8420 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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Free

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 @ 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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