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Increasing Motivation and Participation of Young Children
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31464Level: Intermediate1 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: #31452Level: Introductory1 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.

Managing Personal Finances for Long-Term Goals
Presented by Tom Copeland, BA, JD
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Course: #31443Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will help child care providers better manage their money, set financial goals, get the most out of Social Security, and invest wisely for their retirement.

Building Beyond Books: Combining Literacy and Movement
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31451Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides creative, practical strategies to combine language arts concepts and physical activity in early childhood settings. Full of practical applications, you will be empowered and reenergized with a plethora of activities to easily implement and engage your students.

Play with Music - Imaginative Movement, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Nick Young
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Course: #31446Level: Introductory1 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 developing language skills and 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.

IEP and IFSP 101: Everything You Need to Know - Planning to Implementation
Presented by Laura Ritter, BA, MA
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Course: #31441Level: Introductory1 Hour
Educators at all levels benefit from learning more on the IEP and IFSP process. This course will review the legal requirements, cover qualifying disabilities, and establish procedures for meetings with students and families.

ADHD 101: Bringing Focus to the Confusion
Presented by Alison Peak, LCSW
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Course: #31427Level: Introductory1 Hour
Behavior is frequently the first sign of underlying emotional difficulties in early childhood. Many times these early symptoms are signs of diagnoses such as ADHD. This course will provide information regarding ADHD, the common manifestations of ADHD symptoms, the neurological impact of ADHD, common interventions for ADHD and potential differential diagnosis.

Evacuation Considerations
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31434Level: Introductory1 Hour
Do you have an emergency evacuation plan for individuals with a disability? Increase your knowledge of emergency evacuation planning to assist the children in your care and their families.

Recycle Bin Bonanza: Move and Learn with Recyclables
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31430Level: Introductory1 Hour
Not trash….Treasures! This course is a treasure-trove of ways to combine movement and learning with recycles into a variety of settings including schools, daycares, clinics, and the home environment.

Indoor Rainy Day, Snowy Day Fun
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31424Level: Introductory1 Hour
Is it a rainy or snowy day? Do not let that get in your way! The forecast is a day of shining, high energy indoor fun! Get empowered to easily implement creative, practical indoor physical activities into a variety of early childhood settings.