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Introduction to Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: Past & Present


with C Heidt

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 25, 2023 at 6 pm

This training will explore the history of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. We will examine the events leading to their present- day status as a sovereign tribal nation. Participants will examine ways in which this information challenges the narrative they previously believed about Native histories and brainstorm ways in which this information can be integrated into their teaching practices. Set Two in DIV

Unexpected Paths Towards Culturally Relevant Early Learning Experiences; Culturally Responsive Open-Ended Play


with A Miller

Calendar Next available session starts May 4, 2023 at 6 pm

This training will explore open-ended play as an avenue for promoting culturally relevant early learning. We will practice strategies for selecting culturally responsive open-ended materials and implementing relevant open-ended play-based learning experiences. We will link theory, hands-on play, and cultural difference as powerful primary elements of relationships with children and families in early learning. Participants will plan strategies to share information with families. Set Two in DIV & FCS

Introduction to Spark


with Massie/Parsons

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2023 at 6 pm

The Introduction to Spark is designed to help you understand Spark. Participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to participate in Spark. The training objectives are: understand the purpose of a QRIS and the Spark partners, understand the supports and incentives for programs, understand the documents and process for participating in Spark, awareness of the Quality Improvement Plan, understand the portfolio submission and review process, and identify next steps. Set One in PM

Building Your Confidence to Train Your Peers: The Team Approach to Professional Development


with Thomas

Calendar Next available session starts May 11, 2023 at 6 pm

Every staff member has something to offer to an organization's professional development strategy. Whether it is something you have learned through the years of experience or because of research on best practices. In this training, you will create a framework to build skills as trainers and researchers in your organization. You will develop an atmosphere of trust, collaboration and learning. Set Two in PM

Primero Auxilios/Resucitación Cardiopulmonar y AED - Hood River Campus


with Juan Reyes

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2023 at 9 am

El Curso de Primero Auxilios de Heartsaver enseña a rescatistas a reconocer y tratar eficazmente las emergencias de adultos en los primeros minutos críticos hasta que llegue el personal del servicio médico de emergencia. El curso también provee un entrenamiento completo de salud y seguridad de soluciones de Primeros Auxilios, Cardiopulmonar y Resucitación de adultos e infantes,y un Desfibrilador Automático Externo (conocido por sus siglas en inglés, AED). El curso cumple con el requisito de licencia para el cuidado infantil del Estado de Oregon. La Asociación de American Heart (AHA, por sus siglas en inglés) requiere que todos los estudiantes tengan un copia del libro de texto para prepararse para el curso y para tenerlo disponible para uso personal. El libro se le proveerá en clase.

Introduction to Registered Family Child Care Part Two


with Massie

Calendar Next available session starts May 22, 2023 at 2 pm

STOP- Please note:

There are two parts to the Introduction to Registered Family Child Care (IRF). You can register for Part 2 after you have completed the IRF Part One online class located at  This must be completed first! The Introduction to Registered Family Child Care Part Two is the required in-person training you must attend after completing the online IRF Part One to become a provider. This free class provides you with a rule book, resources to help you be successful in your new business, information about the role of Child Care Resource & Referral, what quality child care looks like and much more. You must pre-register. Set One in PM

Creating a Sensory Smart Space: Nurturing Sensory and Motor Development


with S. Neill, MA, OTR/L & R. Brown

Calendar Next available session starts May 23, 2023 at 6 pm

A session chalk- full of tips for understanding basic sensory-motor foundational skills from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Learn why these skills are important for success for children with special needs and all children. Leave with tons of strategies to start using to implement a more inclusive early learning program. The training includes ideas for behaviors, motor skills, regulation, feeding and more. Set Two in SN & HGD

Parte 2: Cómo implementar un monitoreo del desarrollo culturalmente informado y con la participación de la familia


with L Aleman-Oregon

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2023 at 6 pm

Los participantes examinarán la importancia de la identificación temprana de los retrasos en el desarrollo, aplicarán el conocimiento del control del desarrollo a las estrategias que promueven la participación familiar, implementarán las herramientas y los recursos para padres Act Early que educan y capacitan a las familias para participar activamente en el control del desarrollo, y practicarán el uso de recursos de desarrollo culturalmente informados. y herramientas que promueven la participación familiar activa con familias de habla hispana. Nivel Dos en FCS

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