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Introduction to Sensory Processing
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #31232 Level: AdvancedCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course provides professionals with an introduction to sensory processing, emphasizing theoretical information, connection to behavior and performance, and practical considerations for how to refer children for specific sensory services such as sensory integration.

ACEs: Understanding Trauma in Children's Lives
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #31235 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Child Growth and Development3 Hours
This course provides information regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on early childhood development, brain architecture, and health outcomes. After a brief overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study learners will take an in-depth look at the behavioral manifestations of children with high ACEs and ways to navigate those behaviors and needs in the classroom. Finally, learners will consider the impact of an educator’s own ACEs on their interactions in a classroom and the role of reflective capacity in addressing these ACEs. Please note: This course series is comprised of the following individual recordings: #31194, #31196, and #31202

Screen Time: Supporting Young Children and Their Families in the Digital Age
Presented by Stacey Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31226 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
New research and a fresh outlook by the American Academy of Pediatrics confirm that screen time for young children is rapidly increasing at younger ages. This course will provide strategies for staying current on this rapidly evolving topic. In addition, it will provide attendees with tools for supporting caregivers of today’s youngest and most vulnerable media users.

Nutrition Activities for Preschoolers
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31211 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
Mealtime, snack time, hand washing routines, transition songs, pretend play, and modeling are all ways to promote healthy eating and integrate nutrition education. Effective nutrition education involves children in developmentally appropriate activities and promotes decision making skills.

Feeding Toddlers
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
Video
Course: #31246 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
Many eating habits formed during early childhood will persist throughout life. This training provides information and practical techniques to promote healthy eating habits in toddlers as they try new foods and explore their independence. It is applicable to professionals who work in center-based and family care settings.

Feeding Infants
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31203 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
Food provides the energy and nutrients needed by infants during this critical period of growth and development. This module focuses on supporting breastfeeding, safe bottle feeding, and introducing solid foods for infants in child care settings.

STEM in the Preschool Classroom
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS, Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #31213 Core Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum3 Hours
This course explores all aspects of integrating STEM into your preschool classroom. Learners will gain an understanding of the background and research in STEM practices; locating and using inexpensive materials to incorporate play-based STEM experiences; and first steps and starter kits to kick-start a successful STEM launch.

The ACEs of the Educator: Utilizing Reflective Capacity to Address the Self of the Educator
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #31202 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course is the 3rd in a 3 part series investigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the early childhood classroom. This course considers the impact of an educator’s own ACEs on their interactions in a classroom and the role of reflective capacity in addressing these ACEs.

ACEs in the Classroom: Addressing Early Trauma in an Early Childcare Setting
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #31196 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course will provide a brief overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and its impact on understanding early childhood development and brain architecture. The course will then take an in-depth look at the behavioral manifestations of children with high ACEs and ways to navigate those behaviors and needs in the classroom.

Stress, Trauma and Mindfulness: Self-Care for Educators
Presented by Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT
Video
Course: #31193 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
No CEUs/Hours Offered
In order to teach the whole child, we need an understanding of stress and trauma and their impacts on learning, as well as the importance of self-care to keep us sustained. Participants will be able to identify rising levels of stress, understand trauma, and employ self-care tools to bring them back to effectiveness and wholeness.