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Screen Time & Negative Associations to Child Development
Presented by Stacey Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31422 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
Screen-time is a buzzword in the media and in child development circles, with differing opinions, conflicting research findings, and professional biases. Today’s lecture will dispel myths and confirm reputable research findings related to the impact of technology on early child development.

Fundamentals of Human Resources: Non-Managerial Early Childhood Staff
Presented by Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS
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Course: #31477 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Program Planning and Management1 Hour
This course covers the basics of human resources for non-managerial employees. Participants will also receive information on employment law, discrimination, harassment, and their responsibilities in an early childhood setting.

Fundamentals of Human Resources for Early Childhood Leaders: Sexual Harassment
Presented by Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS
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Course: #31476 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Program Planning and Management1 Hour
This course will cover the basics of sexual harassment. Participants will also receive information on employment law and their responsibilities to comply as members of early childhood leadership.

Fundamentals of Human Resources for Early Childhood Leaders: Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS
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Course: #31472 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Program Planning and Management1 Hour
This course is designed to help participants learn about what diversity and inclusion mean to their organization and why they should care. The concept of diversity goes beyond encompassing aspects of individual uniqueness. We will focus on the organization’s most valuable resource, its human capital, as well as explore the legal ramifications that early childhood administrators must know.

Fundamentals of Human Resources for Early Childhood Leaders: Hostile Work Environment
Presented by Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS
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Course: #31475 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Professionalism and Leadership1 Hour
This course covers the basics of hostile work environments. Participants will also receive information on employment law and their responsibilities to comply as members of leadership.

Fundamentals of Human Resources for Early Childhood Leaders: Employment Law Overview
Presented by Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS
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Course: #31471 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Professionalism and Leadership1 Hour
This course covers the basics of employment-related laws including diversity, inclusion, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, and prohibited retaliation. Participants will also receive information on employment law and their responsibilities to comply as members of early childhood leadership.

Writing Effective Lesson Plans for Early Childhood Classrooms
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #31468 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
Written lesson plans serve a variety of functions in early childhood classrooms and programs. This course will provide a step-by-step method for writing effective lesson plans.

Understanding Temperament: Strengths and Strategies for Relationship-Based Teaching
Presented by Karen Deerwester, MA, EdS
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Course: #31461 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Responsive Interactions and Guidance1 Hour
Understanding different temperament styles helps teachers create an optimal learning environment for their students and individualize teaching for optimal effectiveness. This course makes "goodness of fit" achievable in all early childhood classrooms with awareness, acceptance and social-emotional skills.

Increasing Motivation and Participation of Young Children
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31464 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
This course provides learners with information on how to motivate young children and provide effective praise. Strategies to enhance motivation will be provided along with many resources for developing a participation tool kit.

Play with Music - Fitness & Exercise, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Nick Young
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Course: #31452 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
This course is presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West. This course introduces early childhood educators to the power of play-centered music and movement activities for encouraging fitness and exercise, as well as other vital school readiness skills in young children. Participants will receive training with methods and materials and learn how to lead engaging and enriching interactive music groups.