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Flying Solo: Providing for Children With Special Needs
This session provides an introduction of ways to provide care for children with special needs without support staff. We will discuss ways to make accommodations for children and serve families within the capacity of your small program. Set One in SN.
How Can I Help Me? Identifying Caregiver Compassion Fatigue & Developing Strategies to Build Strong Social & Emotional Health Skills
with Kelley Lawson
In this session, we will examine factors that lead to burnout and warning signs of compassion fatigue. We will select practices to help the caregiver develop strong social and emotional health including mindfulness, self-care, and resilience. Set Two in PPLD.
Documenting Observations Confidently and Professionally
with Cassandra Hernandez
Objective observation and documentation will help support the program by tracking each child’s development and progress more accurately. Participants will examine the appropriate and inappropriate use of assessment methods. Practice writing documentation, build from objective observation to implementing in a portfolio, and as well as a classroom environment filled with children’s work. Set Two in OA.
Cultivating Inclusive Practices and Equity in Early Childhood Education
with Aoife Magee
We all share the human need to feel connected to others and enjoy a sense of belonging. In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how these can be applied to early childhood education and begin to create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan. Set Two in DIV. No Age Related Content
Introduction to Registered Family Child Care Part Two
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 https://occd.educadium.com/. 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. No Age Related Conent.
How About I Be Me, And You Be You: Developing Activities to Promote Children's Sense of Identity and Belong
with Kelley Lawson
Who am I? Where do I belong? These fundamental questions for all human beings start in infancy. In this class we will explore how these ideas are constructed, what factors come into play, and how we can support children through this vital process. Set Two in HGD/ DIV. Infant/ Toddler, Preschool.
Supporting Children's Mental Health Birth to Twelve
with Erin Kost
This session provides an overview of the importance of mental health for children for birth to twelve. We will identify and discuss tools to promote mental health and well-being. Set One in HGD. Infant/ Toddler, Preschool, School Age.
Infusing Nutrition Education Throughout the Day with Children
with Kiki Omoto
Explore ways to teach nutrition education to your students every day. Learn tips about introducing new foods, navigating picky eaters, and even preparing food with children. Help your students build the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating all while introducing them to STEM and STEAM activities. Set Two in HSN. No Age Related Content.