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Cultural Awareness in Working with Latino Families
Presented by Anarella Cellitti, PhD
Course: #31336Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will explore cultural differences that could interfere with working and communicating with Latino families. Participants will learn about potential barriers and helpful strategies to use when working with Latino families.

Outdoor Play: Health and Safety for Preschoolers
Presented by Heather Olsen, EdD
Course: #31342Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will address the importance of outdoor play for preschools, specifically as it provides opportunities for children to develop intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. The session will further discuss the health and safety of preschool outdoor play experiences.

Home Visiting 101
Presented by Chris Watkins, MA, MBA
Course: #31337Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides an introduction to home visits for teachers and other educational staff. Techniques for adult education, how the home impacts the school environment, and steps to set up home visits will be included.

Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy - Part 1
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP
Course: #31212Level: Intermediate1 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 first in a two-part series, will provide information on the value, as well as evidenced-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.

Providing Independent Play and Participation for Young Children with Physical Impairments
Presented by Michelle Lange, BS, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #31310Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Play is fun! Play is also an important part of early childhood and can build a foundation for learning. Independent play can be challenging for children with significant physical limitations. This course will present strategies to provide independent play for our youngest students.

Successful Strategies for Marketing Your Business
Presented by Tom Copeland, BA, JD
Course: #31309Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will help directors, administrators, and owners promote their business to parents by communicating their benefits and developing a strategy to attract parents using the Internet.

Down Syndrome
Presented by Cara Koscinski, BS, MOT, OTR/L
Course: #31311Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Children with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome which impacts each child differently. Early intervention with 0-5 year olds promotes a child’s development with social, play, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

Legal Considerations in Early Childhood Programs
Presented by Tom Copeland, BA, JD
Course: #31283Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will help caregivers reduce the risks of running a child care business. It will cover topics such as price fixing, illegal discrimination, custody disputes, privacy, transportation issues, and parent conflicts.

Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables!
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
Course: #31301Level: Introductory1 Hour
It is essential for early childhood educators to gain knowledge about pediatric health promotion and obesity prevention. To ensure the success of pediatric health promotion and obesity prevention programs, carry over must occur between schools, daycares, the home environment, and community recreation. “Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables” equips educators with a plethora of creative, fun, budget-friendly physical activities combined with academic concepts and recyclables that can be easily incorporated into a variety of settings. Get up and go eco!!!

Teaching Parent Strategies on Facilitating Language Development in Toddlers and Preschoolers
Presented by Megan Kapcar, BS, MA, CCC-SLP, Brynn Hanson, BS, BA, MS, CCC-SLP, Brian Fisher, BS, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #31276Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide early childhood professionals information on how to train parents in language facilitation in toddlers and preschoolers within the family’s home environment. The following topics will be addressed: Play; CARE (Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement) play; Vocabulary development; syntax development; speech sound development; literacy; and behavior management. This course is applicable to early childhood professionals who work in both center-based and family child care settings.

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