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March 2021

Observing Young Children (K4.14 C1 & K4.15 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.8)

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10 Sold out

Instructor: Rose Snyder

Core Knowledge Competencies:  K4.14 C1 & K4.15 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.8

Observation is the window into a child's thinking processes, interests, and abilities. We’ll use video clips to practice observation skills and explore how recording our observations of young children can inform program decisions, assessments, and more!

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April 2021

Communication and Language Development Including Dual Language Learners – Ages Birth to 5 years (K3 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.3; SQ.3.4.9 & EC.3.4.4)

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10 Sold out

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K3 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.3; SQ.3.4.9 & EC.3.4.4

Many important early milestones occur in the first five years that impact a child’s communication and language skills. This session takes a closer look at communication and language development in all children, including Dual Language Learners.

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May 2021

Social and Emotional Development – Ages Birth to 5 years (K1.9 C1/C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4)

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies:  K1.9 C1/C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4

Better understand the development of social and emotional skills as they correlate to key milestones in the first five years. Based on work by ZERO TO THREE.

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June 2021

The Importance of Supervision: Indoors & Out (K7.1 C2 & STARS LM.2.4)

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K7.1 C2 & STARS LM.2.4

As ECE professionals, one of the most important things we do is supervise children. This session will review regulations regarding supervision, discuss consequences and the role of a supervision policy, and learn strategies for more effective supervision on your watch.

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July 2021

Cognitive Development – Ages Birth to 5 (K1.4 C1/C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4)

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K1.4 C1/C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4

Executive functioning is the mind’s “air traffic controller.” We’ll examine the link between early milestones and the development of cognitive skills in the first five years. Based on work by ZERO TO THREE.

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August 2021

Developmentally Appropriate Practices Basics-S (K2.9 C1 & STARS SQ.3.4.10)

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Rose Snyder

Core Knowledge Competencies: K2.9 C1 & STARS SQ.3.4.10

DAP is frequently used term in ECE, but is not always understood. Explore the five components of DAP to maximize instruction, enhance development, and build relationships with families.

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September 2021

Temperament: One Key to Understanding Children (K1.7 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4)

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K1.7 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4

We are all born with a natural temperament. Are you flexible, cautious, or feisty? Could what we perceive as challenging behavior really be a clash in temperament traits? Learn how understanding temperament will help you better plan for the children in your care.

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October 2021

The Importance of Relationships: Creating Powerful Interactions to Support Children’s Learning (K2.02/C3 & SQ.3.4.5; SQ.3.4.9; SQ.3.4.10)

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K2.02/C3 & SQ.3.4.5; SQ.3.4.9; SQ.3.4.10

How can teachers best support children's learning? The key is how you engage with children throughout the day. Based on the book "Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning," this session will help you become more intentional in your teaching.

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November 2021

Behind the Scenes: Examining Underlying Causes of Challenging Behaviors (K2.13 C3)

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K2.13 C3

Challenging behaviors are the product of multiple factors that may not be easy to see. Learn how to identify and address the underlying causes to create a more peaceful classroom.

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December 2021

Loving Places and Learning Spaces for Infants and Toddlers (K2 C2)

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Online United States
$10

Instructor: Rose Snyder

Core Knowledge Competencies: K2 C2

What makes up high-quality infant and toddler care? Learn the importance of attachment and relationships in learning and development, examine aspects of the ITERS and PA Early Learning Standards, and share ideas that support healthy infant and toddler development.

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