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Taking Infants Outdoors
Presented by Heather Olsen, EdD
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Course: #31375 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
This course will identify the benefits of outdoor play for infants, specifically addressing ideas for playtime outside. Participants will learn how to recognize six tips to safely introduce infants to the outdoors. Discussion will also include different outdoor temperatures and strategies for weather conditions.

Child Abuse and Neglect: An Overview
Presented by Marilyn Massey-Stokes, EdD, CHES, CHWC
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Course: #31373 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
The presenter will provide an overview of the four main types of child abuse, including signs of possible abuse. Reporting suspected child abuse and prevention activities will also be addressed.

Outdoor Play: Health and Safety for Toddlers
Presented by Heather Olsen, EdD
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Course: #31372 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
This course describes the different types of toddler outdoor play experiences, specifically addressing how to maximize toddler outdoor time through developmentally appropriate practice. Participants will learn how to identify the four common safety hazards and concerns for outdoor play spaces.

Reduced Risk Pest Management
Presented by Phil Boise, BA
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Course: #31371 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
This course describes how to approach pest management without the use of hazardous pesticides, and shows practical solutions to common problems.

Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31369 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development2 Hours
A large and complex feeling vocabulary is a prerequisite skill to emotional regulation and successful interpersonal interactions for children and adults. This course will provide information on the value, as well as evidence-based strategies, in resolving and preventing challenging behaviors in young children (ages 18 months through 7 years of age) by recognizing, acknowledging, and supporting children’s development of social-emotional literacy.

Families As Partners - Making Family Engagement Truly Meaningful & Authentic
Presented by Luis Hernandez, MA
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Course: #31358 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Family and Community Engagement1 Hour
At the heart of our profession is the power of meaningful and positive relationships with each family. We understand and know that all learning begins with families and home life.

Assessment of Communication of Toddlers: Birth to Two Years
Presented by Gina Blume, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31354 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Observation and Assessment1 Hour
This course outlines the framework of assessing communication in infants and children through age 24 months. Normal development, formal and informal assessment, red flags for other disorders and communication acquisition charts will be reviewed.

Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy - Part 2
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31350 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
A large and complex feeling vocabulary is a prerequisite skill to emotional regulation and successful interpersonal interactions for children and adults. This presentation, the second in a two-part series, will provide further information and specific evidence-based strategies for early childhood educators to utilize as they support babies and young children’s development of social-emotional literacy.

Providing Alternative Positioning in Preschool
Presented by Michelle Lange, BS, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #31349 Level: AdvancedCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
When working with young students, children may spend time outside of the wheelchair and in other positions. This course will discuss simple tips for providing a variety of appropriate positions outside the wheelchair in the classroom.

Reading to Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Terrie Rose, PhD, LP
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Course: #31340 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
Drawing knowledge from research, best practice, and experience, Dr. Rose connects the dots across reading to infants and toddlers, child and brain development, and the crucial roles of teachers and community. Through a fast-paced session, she explores how best to create childcare environments that support the reading readiness of all children.