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Strengthening Engagement of Asian Families
Presented by Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn, EdD
Course: #32293Level: Introductory1 Hour
Kids and families with Asian ancestry have a diverse range of histories and experiences, and better understanding some of these stories can help us better support them. Learn some key factors affecting Asian families today and strategies to strengthen your engagement with them.

Loss and Grief in Early Childhood
Presented by Tami Micsky, DSW, MSSA, LSW, CT
Course: #32290Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Gain an understanding of loss and grief in early childhood, including developmental considerations. A practical, guided approach to helping children cope with grief is offered.

Oopsie Daisies! Plants and Safety in the Classroom
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
Course: #32289Level: Introductory1 Hour
Plants in the early childhood setting provide beauty, shade, and food, as well as shelter for animals and insects. Help young children learn to appreciate and care for plants in a safe manner.

Collective Trauma and Building a Trauma-Informed Culture
Presented by Nadia Tourinho, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Course: #32286Level: Advanced4 Hours
Gain information about building a trauma-informed culture in your program, including the necessary steps to prepare staff/professionals for processing trauma with children and their families. Learn essential techniques and strategies for use in the classroom and how to help staff who may have or are experiencing trauma.

Seizures and Seizure Management in Early Childhood
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
Course: #32281Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Gain knowledge about seizures and seizure management in young children, including recognizing types of seizures in children, causes, interventions, safety considerations, and family education for child care centers and home environments.

Cognitive Development Theories and the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Miriam Eckstein-Koas, MS, SpEd
Course: #32278Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the cognitive development theories of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. How can these two theories apply to our work with young children?

Cultural Differences – Communication and Conflict Resolution Styles
Presented by Rebecca Slaby, MEd
Course: #32266Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Deepen your understanding of how culture influences different communication styles, which can often lead to misunderstanding and conflict. Examine communication and conflict styles and learn new strategies for identifying barriers to healthy communication and managing conflict in the workplace.

Balancing the Classroom Canoe
Presented by Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
Course: #32261Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the importance of a built environment and how it can impact children’s growth and development as well as easy-to-implement strategies for balancing a classroom environment.

Helping Young Children Develop a Positive Sense of Self
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
Course: #32254Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course highlights the importance of social competence and a child's sense of self. Strategies focus on how adults help children develop a positive sense of self.

CDA Renewal - Family Child Care, Part A
Presented by Carrie Fruin, EdS, Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD, Jean Barbre, EdD, Stephanie Goloway, EdD, Jess Bernal, MA, LMFT, Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
Course: #32247Level: Intermediate9 Hours
Learn ways to support brain development and overall development in all domains. Also learn tools and strategies to reduce challenging behavior. This course is one of five parts that together comprise a 45-hour package of CDA renewal coursework specific and relevant for the Family Child Care setting. Each part includes 9 hours of content. Parts belonging to this package are labeled “CDA Renewal - Family Child Care, Part A” through “CDA Renewal - Family Child Care, Part E” and may be completed in any order.

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