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Screen Time: Supporting Young Children and Their Families in the Digital Age
Presented by Stacey Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31226Level: Introductory1 Hour
New research and a fresh outlook by the American Academy of Pediatrics confirm that screen time for young children is rapidly increasing at younger ages. This course will provide strategies for staying current on this rapidly evolving topic. In addition, it will provide attendees with tools for supporting caregivers of today’s youngest and most vulnerable media users.

Nutrition Activities for Preschoolers
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
Video
Course: #31211Level: Introductory1 Hour
Mealtime, snack time, hand washing routines, transition songs, pretend play, and modeling are all ways to promote healthy eating and integrate nutrition education. Effective nutrition education involves children in developmentally appropriate activities and promotes decision making skills.

Feeding Toddlers
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
Video
Course: #31246Level: Introductory1 Hour
Many eating habits formed during early childhood will persist throughout life. This training provides information and practical techniques to promote healthy eating habits in toddlers as they try new foods and explore their independence. It is applicable to professionals who work in center-based and family care settings.

Feeding Infants
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
Video
Course: #31203Level: Introductory1 Hour
Food provides the energy and nutrients needed by infants during this critical period of growth and development. This module focuses on supporting breastfeeding, safe bottle feeding, and introducing solid foods for infants in child care settings.

STEM in the Preschool Classroom
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS, Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #31213Level: Introductory3 Hours
This course explores all aspects of integrating STEM into your preschool classroom. Learners will gain an understanding of the background and research in STEM practices; locating and using inexpensive materials to incorporate play-based STEM experiences; and first steps and starter kits to kick-start a successful STEM launch.

The ACEs of the Educator: Utilizing Reflective Capacity to Address the Self of the Educator
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #31202Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is the 3rd in a 3 part series investigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the early childhood classroom. This course considers the impact of an educator’s own ACEs on their interactions in a classroom and the role of reflective capacity in addressing these ACEs.

ACEs in the Classroom: Addressing Early Trauma in an Early Childcare Setting
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #31196Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide a brief overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and its impact on understanding early childhood development and brain architecture. The course will then take an in-depth look at the behavioral manifestations of children with high ACEs and ways to navigate those behaviors and needs in the classroom.

Stress, Trauma and Mindfulness: Self-Care for Educators
Presented by Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT
Video
Course: #31193Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In order to teach the whole child, we need an understanding of stress and trauma and their impacts on learning, as well as the importance of self-care to keep us sustained. Participants will be able to identify rising levels of stress, understand trauma, and employ self-care tools to bring them back to effectiveness and wholeness.

STEM Applications
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS
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Course: #31180Level: Introductory1 Hour
​STEM Applications explores science, technology, engineering, and math education in the early childhood classroom. This course includes a brief background in STEM philosophy as well as steps and starter kits to kick-start a successful STEM launch.

ACEs: Research for Understanding the Early Experiences of Young Children
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
Video
Course: #31194Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide information regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on early childhood development, brain architecture, and health outcomes. ACEs provide an accessible template to understanding the role of trauma in early childhood development and the capacity for relationships to mitigate the impact of trauma.