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August Trainings from Think Small Institute
Handle With Care: Overcoming Challenges With Families Tuesday, August 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm CDT Instructor: S. Boysen KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours) CDA Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours) Price: $24
Strengthen your confidence and find encouragement as we explore the variety of changing needs and unexpected challenges that child care providers face working with families each day. Learn how personality traits, learning styles, and past experiences impact the parent/provider relationship. Reflect on current practices and formulate clear boundaries to promote successful, trusting relationships with parents that positively impact children’s development and provider career satisfaction.
Play Inspired Assessment of Learning Thursday, August 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm CDT Instructor: Kim Woehl KCF IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing Development CDA Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior Price: $24
Explore in this live Zoom how sharing information with family members about their child’s learning informs them about their child’s learning without the use of worksheets and other non-developmentally appropriate activities in your early learning program. Real data best supports individual learning and ensures that we can support children in areas of interest and use what we discover to plan for the next steps.
Exploring Play Through the Developmental Lens Wednesday, August 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm CDT Instructor: Dana Ellingson KCF I: Child Development and Learning (2 Hours) Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning (2 Hours) Price: $24
Investigate how children’s stage of play enhances and change their forms of play. Practice skills in identifying what the child is learning and how you can enhance that learning to meet developmental domains. Understand and focus on the individual child’s needs in connection to their development stage through adjusting their play environment, activities and language engagement.
Understanding Toxic Stress Monday, August 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm CDT Instructor: Kimberly Giertz KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development CDA Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development Price: $24
Discuss the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Study. Explore how toxic stress and early experiences impact development and assess strategies for supporting children and families through toxic stress experiences.
Promoción de la interculturalidad con niños que aprenden 2 idiomas (Promoting Interculturality with Children Who Learn 2 Languages) Tuesday, August 30, 6:30pm – 8:30pm CDT Instructor: J. Hernandez KCF I: Child Development and Learning (2 Hours) CDA Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning (2 Hours) Price: $24
Explore and implement effective intercultural strategies in preschool-age Spanish and English learners. Develop skills to help children learn two languages.
Explorar e implementar estrategias interculturales efectivas en estudiantes de inglés y español en edad preescolar. Desarrollar habilidades para ayudar a los niños a aprender dos idiomas.
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