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  • Moving Beyond Letter of the Week

    $30.00

    Moving Beyond Letter of the Week

    3.0 hours

    Note: This class is still pending approval in Michigan & North Carolina.

    How do you promote letter recognition and phonological awareness skills for preschool children in meaningful ways? Why is a letter of the week approach not the best way to teach these skills? If I don’t do letter of the week or worksheets, how do I promote letter recognition? In this workshop we’ll explore fun strategies for teaching children to recognize letters, sounds, and words in ways that are developmentally appropriate and prepare children for success in kindergarten.

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  • One Classroom, Many Languages

    $60.00

    One Classroom, Many Languages:

    Strategies for Dual Language Learners

    7.5 hours

    Nearly one in three US children live in a household where a language other than English is spoken. Dual language learners are a diverse group of children, and include all children in a household where someone speaks a language other than English. Including dual language learners in your classroom can be challenging, particularly when you don’t speak the child’s home language. In this course, you’ll learn more about the universal nature of language development, how to support language learning for all children, and how to specifically support dual language learners in your classroom. This class is designed for teachers of infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms, but does have a heavy emphasis on infant and toddler classrooms.

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  • Routines & Transitions: The Heart of Infant Toddler Curriculum

    $30.00

    Routines & Transitions:

    The Heart of Infant Toddler Curriculum

    3 hours

    Routines and transitions are a critical part of any early care classroom. In infant and toddler classrooms, they make up much of the curriculum and learning experiences. This course will discuss the importance of these components and give you insight into how to make the most of these learning experiences.

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  • Social Emotional Development

    $25.00

    Social Emotional Development:

    The Foundation for All Curriculum

    2.5 hours

    Social emotional development is the foundation for all curriculum, especially for infants and toddlers. Throughout this course, we’ll be talking about the various aspects of social and emotional development. While all areas of development are intertwined, it’s important to realize that there is nothing that happens in the brain that doesn’t first pass through the emotional center of the brain. Therefore having a secure understanding of social-emotional development is essential when it comes to providing quality environments for young children. This class is geared towards infant and toddler teachers.

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  • Supporting Motor Development in Infant Toddler Classrooms

    $20.00

    Supporting Motor Development in Infant Toddler Classrooms:

    2 hours

    Motor skills support development in all domains because they assist children in exploring their environment and interacting with people and things. Mastering both fine and large motor skills are important for children’s growth and independence. This course will explore how to create an environment that supports both large motor and fine motor development in infant toddler classrooms. We will also examine creating outdoor environments for infants and toddlers.

    Approved in OH, KY, HI, IN & MI. Pending approval in NC.

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  • Teaching to the Brain

    Teaching to the Brain: Brain Development Principles for ECE

    $45.00

    Teaching to the Brain:

    Brain Development Principles for the Early Childhood Classroom

    5 hours

    We’ve all heard of teaching to the test, and we all know that this strategy has no long-term success for children’s learning. Instead, I suggest “teaching to the brain”….using what we know about how the brain develops to influence what we do in our classrooms. During the first five years of life, the brain develops at a rapid speed. Although the brain can be trained to memorize pieces of information, true learning and understanding comes from experiences that are tailored to the way the brain develops during these important years. In this session, we will explore the developing brain in connection with planning appropriate environments and experiences for young children that maximize the foundation for later learning. Geared towards anyone who works with children of any age.

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  • That’s Mine! Understanding Peer Relationships in Infant Toddler Classrooms

    $15.00

    That’s Mine!

    Understanding Peer Relationships in Infant Toddler Classrooms

    1.5 hours

    Facilitating the social competence of young children is a subject that has gained popularity in the media in recent years.  News of school shootings and violence has prompted leaders to review research on the effects of social isolation and inappropriate social relationships in children.  On the reverse side, research suggests that children that are socially competent are happier, more successful in interactions with others, more popular, more satisfied with life, and experience greater success in school. With implications such as these, it is imperative for early care professionals to understand how to promote positive peer relationships from the start. Infants and toddlers move through many stages of play on the road to developing social competence. In this course we’ll explore what social competence is and how it develops, how children develop friendships in the early years, and the stages of play that children exhibit.

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  • The Psychology Behind Behavior

    $40.00

    The Psychology Behind Behavior

    4.5 hours

    This training is a must-have for all teachers and parents of young children. This unique workshop blends the worlds of psychology and early childhood to help you understand why children (and adults) behave the way they do. We’ll take a deep dive into classroom behavior and look at how the brain develops and influences behavior and typical reasons why children misbehave. Teachers will walk away with a better understanding of why the children are doing what they are doing as well as insights into their own reactions. We’ll discuss concrete strategies for helping children through challenging behaviors so that teachers feel equipped to handle the children in their classrooms. Geared towards anyone who works with children of any age.

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  • The Quest for Empathy

    $20.00

    The Quest for Empathy

    2.0 hours

    Note: This class is still pending approval in North Carolina and Michigan.

    In order to help children develop empathy, we first have to truly understand it ourselves. This workshop will take a deep dive into empathy and will explore the following questions: What is empathy? What are the different types of empathy? How does it differ from sympathy? Why are boundaries important? What are the roadblocks that get in the way of empathy? What are some strategies to help develop empathy in children? Understanding the answers to these questions form the foundation to being truly empathic yourself, which is a prerequisite for being able to teach empathy to children in the classroom.

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  • The Uniqueness of Infant Toddler Classrooms

    $25.00

    The Uniqueness of Infant Toddler Classrooms:

    2.5 hours

    Is your infant or toddler classroom structured specifically for that age group, or is it more like a watered-down version of the preschool classrooms in your program? Programming specifically for children from birth to 36 months of age is vital. Infant and toddler child care has grown exponentially in the last 20 years. Research increasingly stresses the impact of quality on children and their families. However, many infant and toddler teachers (and directors) approach this age group from a preschool background and perspective. This provides a challenge for programs to support the development of effective teachers who are able to provide for the unique needs, interests, and abilities of infants and toddlers. This workshop will address the similarities and differences between infant-toddler classrooms and preschool classrooms and provide a fresh perspective to arranging your infant-toddler classroom to target the uniqueness of this age group.

    Approved in OH, KY, HI, IN & MI. Pending approval in NC.

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