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Designing Effective Learning Centers for Young Children
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
Course: #32450Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learning centers can provide an excellent way to organize learning opportunities for young children. This course will provide an overview of how to get started using learning centers in your early childhood program.

Evacuation in ECE Settings: Everyone Out!
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
Course: #32443Level: Introductory1 Hour
Evacuation may be necessary in case of fire, flooding, utility disruption, violence, or other situations. Learn how to safely and quickly get children to a safe area, and ensure their safety and well-being while waiting for family pickup.

Kids with Kids: How to Support Them
Presented by Sherrie Segovia, PsyD
Course: #32423Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Working with teen parents is challenging and can also be very rewarding with impacts on both parents and their children. This course offers information including risks and challenges, assessment tools, and various strategies.

Supporting Young Children to Cope, Build Resilience and Heal from Trauma through Play
Presented by Julie Kurtz, MS
Course: #32436Level: Intermediate1 Hour
For children who experience trauma, play is a powerful tool that provides them with a context to transform the experiences that are overwhelming, frightening, and unimaginable into manageable and predictable events that they have control over. This course helps you understand the intersection of trauma and play and how to support children to have a voice and pathways to heal.

Creating Connections to Better Understand Challenging Behavior in Children
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Course: #32435Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Learn preventative strategies and accommodations for preventing challenging behaviors, as well as how to teach children effective replacement skills. Also, learn about the cycle of behavior escalation and de-escalation.

The Impact of Tech on Development and Academic Readiness
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #32428Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Learn information about the impact of screen time and “high-tech toys” on cognitive development, language development, and academic readiness.

Let’s Talk: Emotional Literacy and Social Skills Through Puppetry
Presented by Julia Luckenbill, MA
Course: #32422Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Explore the use of puppets to teach children social and emotional skills. Learn how to author a short puppet script and link it to your program’s learning objectives for the children.

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Recognition, Prevention, and Long-term Impact
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
Course: #32421Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
This course meets the requirements of many state licensing standards to support the awareness, recognition, and education of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT). This course provides information on signs, symptoms, and prevention efforts to address PAHT.

Cerebral Palsy for Early Childhood Educators
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP
Course: #32417Level: Introductory1 Hour
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in children, likely to be seen by early childhood educators in all settings. Learn about the disorder, its causes, and how it may impact a child’s abilities in school. Recommendations for increasing independence and participation are provided.

Meeting in the Middle: Parent’s Perspective of Educating a Child with Special Needs
Presented by Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CAS
Course: #32414Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A special partnership exists between educators and parents of children with special needs. Learn ways to approach partnerships and communication with these parents.

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