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Ten Guideposts to Abolish Racial Bias in Work with Infant and Early Childhood Providers
Presented by Marva Lewis, PhD, IMH-E®
Course: #32213Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn ten guideposts to abolish racial bias in professional relationships. A model of communication across racial divides is introduced for infant and early childhood educators and practitioners.

Documentation: Making Children's Learning Visible
Presented by Hilary Seitz, PhD
Course: #32214Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn how early childhood educators can use the documentation process as a means to understand and make children’s learning visible. The course focuses on the elements of the documentation process for individual children and for a whole group.

Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood
Presented by Julie Nicholson, PhD, Nathanael Flynn, MA
Course: #32216Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the problematic nature of the gender binary. Be introduced to more inclusive understandings of gender diversity and several strategies you can use to create gender-inclusive early learning environments.

Pregnancy 101: A Comprehensive Look at the Mother and Child
Presented by Tina Pennington, MNSc, RNC-NIC, Delia Vicente, MA, Patty Velasco, MA, LMFT
Course: #32215Level: Intermediate6 Hours
This course is designed for non-medical learners to improve their baseline knowledge of fetal development and the birth process.

An Introduction to Equity in Early Childhood
Presented by Julie Nicholson, PhD, Crystal McClendon-Gourdine, PhD
Course: #32206Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course introduces early childhood professionals to the important topic of equity. Participants learn the difference between equity and equality and several strategies they can use to strengthen equity in their work with young children and families.

Pregnancy 101: Fetal Drug Exposure and Its Consequences Throughout the Lifespan
Presented by Tina Pennington, MNSc, RNC-NIC
Course: #32200Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is designed for non-medical learners to improve their knowledge about fetal drug exposure and its lasting effects. Learn about various drugs, both legal and illegal, so you can assist families affected by drug exposure.

Pregnancy 101: Nutrition for a Successful Pregnancy
Presented by Tina Pennington, MNSc, RNC-NIC
Course: #32192Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn key elements of nutritional knowledge and the importance of exercise for expectant mothers. Participants will also be introduced to resources available for expectant mothers that facilitate nutritional counseling.

Developmental Delays: Monitoring Development in the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Miriam Eckstein-Koas, MS, SpEd
Course: #32198Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about developmental milestones for the first five years of life along with strategies to support children with developmental delays. Gain information about how to discuss concerns regarding a child's development with parents.

Pregnancy 101: Community Collaborations
Presented by Delia Vicente, MA
Course: #32193Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about collaboration of care across various disciplines to assist pregnant mothers. Collaboration of care across disciplines in healthcare, mental health, and community resources will be discussed, as well as elements for effective collaboration and common barriers.

Teaching, Caring, and Advocating for Children and Families Living in Poverty
Presented by Kenya Wolff, PhD
Course: #32185Level: Introductory1 Hour
Examine multiple realities faced by families living in poverty, including the impact on a child’s health, wellness, and brain development. Learn some of the myths surrounding poverty and concrete ways to support and advocate for children and families who are struggling economically.