Self Care for Early Learning Educators

All-in-all, early learning professionals are a pretty nice bunch of people.  Sometimes, though, we are so busy caring for everyone else that we give our own needs short shrift.  For 90 minutes, we are going to turn our attention to caring for ourselves so as to stay refreshed and vitalized in our work.

You will earn 1.5 STARS hours.

Growing up Wild

Just because the weather is changing doesn’t mean that you can’t use nature to help early learners explore questions and solutions using developmentally appropriate practices. Learn how to  help early learners connect with their natural world and develop skills in literacy, math, science, art, physical development, and social/emotional development. You will earn 2 STARS hours.

Introduction to Flip-It Behavior Management Strategy

Flip It is a social emotional strategy to help young children learn about their feelings, gain self-control and reduce challenging behaviors.  This technique is useful for all adults who interact with young children. Flip It can be used in targeted interventions for a child displaying specific behavioral concerns, or during every-day minor challenges and conflicts.

You will earn two STARS hours.

Rating Readiness Series: Using the ITERS/FCCERS

This class is suitable for all licensed family home providers and child care center classroom teachers of children birth to 2 1/2 years.  This class contains basic introductory information about the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS).  To prepare for an Early Achievers successful initial rating this session is critical, since it covers how scoring works, the important requirements around accessibility an schedule, and the not-so-obvious pitfalls that teachers want to avoid.

Leadership in Action

This is great for the leaders in your programs!

This is a 3-part  session that explores the concept of leadership in the context of Early Childhood Education. Come learn to create and sustain a compelling vision that can transform your center into an engaging learning community. We’ll look at the multi-faceted role of the director and the skills, traits and competencies needed to nurture leadership at all levels of an organization.

You will receive a book and 7 STARS hours. Please attend all three days.

October 17 9am-12pm

November 14 9am-12pm

December 6 10-11am Video Conference

Growing up Wild

Just because the weather is changing doesn’t mean that you can’t use nature to help early learners explore questions and solutions using developmentally appropriate practices. Learn how to  help early learners connect with their natural world and develop skills in literacy, math, science, art, physical development, and social/emotional development. You will earn 2 STARS hours.

Learning through Play

Play is what children want to do and what they choose to do when given the freedom, independence, time and space to determine their own behavior. Play is how children learn about their world. Play is a child’s right and is the essence of childhood. Play is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Learn why play is crucial to a child’s development and ways you can help support their learning. You will earn 2 STARS hours.

Art for Discovery

Do you ever feel like your art time is not what you want it to be? Do you or the children end up getting frustrated with projects? Or are you just out of fresh ideas? This training is designed to help early learning professionals better understand why art is important, identify what type of art is developmentally appropriate for children, and discuss great ways to implement and display children’s art in the child care environment. Teachers will leave with ideas for art projects that provide children with fun opportunities for discovery and learning.

You will earn 2 STARS hours.

Rating Readiness Professional Development Series: Using the FCCERS/ITERS

This class is suitable for all licensed family home providers and child care center classroom teachers of children birth to 2 1/2 years.  This class contains basic introductory information about the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS).  To prepare for an Early Achievers successful initial rating this session is critical, since it covers how scoring works, the important requirements around accessibility an schedule, and the not-so-obvious pitfalls that teachers want to avoid.

Rating Readiness Professional Development Series: Introduction to Quality Interactions

This class contains basic 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.