Help! It’s Transition Time

Transitioning from one activity to the next can be especially difficult for some children. Challenging behavior, large classes, and tight schedules can make transition time difficult for teachers, too. Come learn strategies for smoothing out those transitions, maximizing learning and reducing stress on teachers and children.

This class is suitable for family child care and center teachers that work with toddlers or preschool-aged children. You will earn 2 STARS hours.

Early Achievers – Level 2 – School Readiness

This is a required class in the Early Achievers in-person Professional Training Series.

This training will introduce and model instructional techniques measured in CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System): emotional support, well-organized learning environments, and instructional techniques. Participants can apply these techniques to increase the quality of interactions in their facility and prepare themselves for participation in Early Achievers. Research shows that these techniques also support school readiness.

  • Who should attend? Providers who are preparing for Early Achievers.
  • STARS Hours– Upon completion, attendees will receive 4 hours of STARS credit
  • Will a meal be provided? No
  • Cost –Free of charge to  Primary and/or Secondary QRIS contact designated in your EA registration in MERIT.  OR  $15 per STARS hour, for all other non-primary or secondary QRIS contact person/s or support staff

**Training center is located in the heart of the Summit Ridge Apartments on Spokane’s South Hill at the Resource Center for Early Learning Professionals. There is free parking on the street.

Early Achievers- Level 2 – Strengthening Families

This is a required class in the Early Achievers in-person Professional Training Series.

Strengthening Families Protective Factors are a framework for child abuse and neglect prevention and promoting optimal child development. The protective factors shift the focus of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. By recognizing and building on existing strengths within communities and families, we can support all families in providing a healthy, safe, and loving environment for children.

  • Who should attend? Providers who are preparing for Early Achievers
  • STARS Hours– Upon completion of training attendees will  receive 6 hours of STARS credit
  • Will a meal be provided? No; but a break for lunch will be given
  • Cost –Free of charge to Primary and/or Secondary QRIS contact person designated in MERIT OR it is $15 per STARS hour, for all other non-primary or secondary QRIS contact person/s or support staff

 ** Training center is located in the heart of the Summit Ridge Apartments on Spokane’s South Hill at the Resource Center for Early Learning Professionals. There is free parking on the street.

Please note: Payments are not refundable.

Using STEM in Creative Outdoor Environments

Children become totally engrossed in creative outdoor play when we provide more than stationary playground equipment and ground cover! This class will inspire you with ideas for enriching your outdoor space with loose parts and natural elements that promote more complex play and scientific exploration.

Not only will this class help increase child learning, it will also relate to the ERS tools and support the quality improvement process for your center, family child care, or preschool. After completion of the class, you will receive 2.5 STARS hours.

Rating Readiness Professional Development Series: Introduction to Quality Interactions

This class contains introductory information about quality teacher-child interactions, drawing on information from the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). This session is useful for those preparing for a successful Early Achievers initial rating since it covers how to further enhance your interactions with children and practice the skills that are the most difficult to incorporate into daily practice. This class is suitable for child care center and family child care teachers of children 15 months to 5 years.

 

This series is offered for a limited time for STARS hours and is made possible through special funding as a no-cost incentive to child care center teachers and family child care providers participating in Early Achievers. If you have a large group of preschool/toddler teachers who need this information as you prepare for Early Achievers, please call to discuss whether a special session for your center would be available.

 

Early Literacy for STARS Hours

This class will give you background information about how children learn language and literacy skills. It will also give you lots of strategies and activities to use right away in your child care practice and teach you techniques to help children who are learning English. This will be an interactive class that builds on your experiences working with children. It is geared towards both family child care and center teachers of children ages 2-5, as well as anyone else passionate about supporting early literacy. After attending this training, you will earn 2 STARS hours.

Rating Readiness Professional Development Series: Introduction to Quality Interactions

This class contains introductory information about quality teacher-child interactions, drawing on information from the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). This session is useful for those preparing for a successful Early Achievers initial rating since it covers how to further enhance your interactions with children and practice the skills that are the most difficult to incorporate into daily practice. This class is suitable for child care center and family child care teachers of children 15 months to 5 years.

 

This series is offered for a limited time for STARS hours and is made possible through special funding as a no-cost incentive to child care center teachers and family child care providers participating in Early Achievers. If you have a large group of preschool/toddler teachers who need this information as you prepare for Early Achievers, please call to discuss whether a special session for your center would be available.

 

Center Based Rating Readiness Cohort Meeting

If you are a child care center teacher whose site participates in Early Achievers, you are invited to an informational session about a new monthly cohort designed especially for you. During monthly cohort meetings, center-based teachers will get an opportunity to learn about the Rating Readiness process, data collection process, and attend enhanced trainings tailored for them and the work they do. Attendees to the monthly meetings will get to see how other teachers set up their classrooms and will get to network and build relationships. To learn more, please join us for an informational meeting.

To register contact Tamra Dschaak

(509) 435-2163

tamrad@community-minded.org

Rating Readiness Professional Development Series: Introduction to Quality Interactions

This class contains introductory information about quality teacher-child interactions, drawing on information from the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). This session is useful for those preparing for a successful Early Achievers initial rating since it covers how to further enhance your interactions with children and practice the skills that are the most difficult to incorporate into daily practice. This class is suitable for child care center and family child care teachers of children 15 months to 5 years.

 

This series is offered for a limited time for STARS hours and is made possible through special funding as a no-cost incentive to child care center teachers and family child care providers participating in Early Achievers. If you have a large group of preschool/toddler teachers who need this information as you prepare for Early Achievers, please call to discuss whether a special session for your center would be available.

 

CMTV14 Presents: Adobe Premiere

Dive into Adobe Premier with a video editing course taught by CMTV14 producer and programmer, Darrien Mack.  Join Darrien in our studio for a focused study on Adobe Premiere and gain a baseline knowledge of Adobe and video editing.

  • Using Adobe Premiere basics
  • Importing footage
  • Accessing the tools
  • Working the timeline
  • Navigating the workspace
  • Advanced editing knowledge
  • Effective software workflow