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Thriving Teachers, Thriving Centers: Improving Teacher Satisfaction and Reducing Turnover, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Kati Vaughn, BA, MA
VideoAudio
Course: #31511Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West. Instructional leaders will develop clarity and conviction around the power of person-centered coaching on improving teacher satisfaction and reducing turnover in early childhood centers. We will conduct a "retention audit" to assess your center’s strengths and areas for growth as it relates to teacher satisfaction and overall sustainability, identifying clear next steps for improving retention on your team.

Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: The Basics
Presented by Carol Westinghouse, BS
Video
Course: #31507Level: Introductory1 Hour
Attendees will learn about the hazards of conventional cleaning products and how to recognize safer alternatives for Early Childhood settings. The elements of a “green” cleaning program will be discussed.

Creative Block Play
Presented by Rosanne Hansel, BS, MS
Video
Course: #31497Level: Introductory1 Hour
Block play is essential to every child’s physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development and key in building important 21st-century skills such as initiative, persistence, creative thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. This course will explore the benefits of block play and help teachers acquire or expand expertise in arranging the block area, selecting materials, establishing rules, and providing time for open-ended exploration. It will also identify the stages of block play as well as the components of a play-based, teacher-guided learning experience with blocks.

Screen Time & Negative Associations to Child Development
Presented by Stacey Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #31422Level: Introductory1 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
VideoAudio
Course: #31477Level: Introductory1 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
VideoAudio
Course: #31476Level: Introductory1 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
VideoAudio
Course: #31472Level: Introductory1 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
VideoAudio
Course: #31475Level: Introductory1 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
VideoAudio
Course: #31471Level: Introductory1 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
VideoAudio
Course: #31468Level: Intermediate1 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.