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February 2022

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

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Karen Rucker

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

Observation is the window into the child's thinking processes, interests, skills 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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March 2022

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

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

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 reviews regulations regarding supervision, discusses consequences and the role of a supervision policy, and offers strategies for more effective supervision on your watch.

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April 2022

Beneath the Iceberg: ACES and the Effect of Family Stressors on Children (K3.5 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4 )

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K3.5 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4

Children's experiences influence their development. The ACES study brings to light the long-range impact of stress on children into adulthood. Join us as we explore the myriad of stressors faced by today's families, the potential effects, and how practitioners can best serve the children in their care.

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May 2022

Why An Apple Is Worth 1,000 Words: Learning Through Play (K2.14 C1/C2; K2.14 C3 & STARS EC.2.2)

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K2.14 C1/C2; K2.14 C3 & STARS EC.2.2

In the child's world, play is the work that allows them to decode the world around them. Explore what research tells us about play and how to best support learning through play as a teacher by planning activities to support play, and providing learning centers that encourage discovery.

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June 2022

Time Management for the ECE Leader (D6.9 C3)

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Rose Snyder

Core Knowledge Competencies: D6.9 C3

Who doesn’t need more time in their day? Learn effective ways to manage time in the ECE environment. Review your daily work schedule and examine proven tools that effective managers use to support quality results while growing a strong team of professionals.

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July 2022

Developmentally Appropriate Practices Basics-S (K2.9 C1 & STARS SQ3.4.10)

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K2.9 C1 & STARS SQ3.4.10

DAP is a 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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August 2022

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

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

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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September 2022

Understanding “Y”: Generational Differences in the Work Place (K6 C2)

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Rose Snyder

Core Knowledge Competencies: K6 C2

What are the needs and differences of various generational age groups? Learn to better communicate across generations to better support children, families and staff.

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October 2022

First, There is No Magic Wand…Positive Behavior in the Preschool Classroom (K2.13 C1 & C2)

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Karen Rucker

Core Knowledge Competencies: K2.13 C1 & C2

Set the stage for a better classroom community by incorporating positive behavior strategies. Develop a toolbox of techniques that teach children appropriate responses.

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November 2022

Tips and Tricks for Taking Care of You: Caring for the Caregiver (K7.3 C2, STARS SQ 3.4.5)

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Cynthia Pollich

Core Knowledge Competencies: K7.3 C2, STARS SQ 3.4.5

Be the best teacher you can be! You provide daily care and support for your students. But you need to stay energized and engaged by taking care of yourself! Learn self-care, stress reduction, and management strategies to reduce burnout and remain engaged.

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December 2022

Read for Resilience (K1.1 C2, STARS SQ.3.4)

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Online United States
$12

Instructor: Cynthia Pollich

Core Knowledge Competencies: K1.1 C2, STARS SQ.3.4

Using children’s literature to build literacy skills and emotional development. Through stories, help children better understand their experiences, improve coping skills, and understand their feelings such as stress and grief.

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I remember when those kids were just babies