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Celebrate: An Anti-Bias Training Workshop to Include Holidays in Early Childhood Programs
This class will include unbiased, developmentally appropriate strategies and activities to celebrate, rather than exclude, diversity, traditions and holidays. Among other topics, this class includes evaluating holiday activities for appropriateness, addressing commercialism and stereotypes, involving families and developing inclusive policies.

Child Development Associate Training I
Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Topics on CDA overview, general observation skills, and child growth and development overview. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication. Note: Requires 64 hours of lab participation. Must be currently working directly with young children in a childcare setting....

Don't Get Upset: Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own
All child care professionals were children once, and how their parents responded to their emotional expressions affects how they respond to emotional expressions by children in their care. This class examines the uncomfortable emotions providers feel and the inappropriate ways they may respond when children exhibit strong feelings, especially anger, fear and grief. The course will challenge...

Finding Your Smile Again: Early Childhood
This class will offer techniques for dealing with the everyday stress of being a child care professional. This class will describe the symptoms and causes of burnout with advice about how to get through each challenge.

Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive
Attention is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted a reinforcement of bad behavior. This class focuses on how we, as adults, manage our attention, including a “how-to” segment to help reflect about how the teachers sought attention when they were children. This class includes conversations with teacher as well a...

Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments
What does it mean to inquire Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to find out about a topic of interest. For children, in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond to their quest is what this workshop is all about....

The Art of Awareness
Learning to closely observe children requires commitment to systematic study and ongoing practice. With activities, experiences and stories, this workshop provides that opportunity. This class will help educators of young children discover the many ways that being observant can enhance their learning.


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