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Perspective-Taking: Understanding Challenges, Fears and Joys of Parents of Children with Special Needs
Presented by Christy Jones-Hudson, MA, IMH-E®
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Course: #31908Level: Introductory1 Hour
Teachers juggle many processes and relationships to balance high-quality programming. Connecting with others begins with the initiative to learn more about serving and working with diverse populations including parents of children with special needs.

Person-Centered Coaching, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Kati Vaughn, BA, MA
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Course: #31913Level: Intermediate5 Hours
Learn the three “core conditions” of person-centered coaching and how to apply them to coaching conversations. Explore coaching with self-awareness, emotional intelligence, authenticity, and empathy, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood
Presented by Julie Nicholson, PhD
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Course: #31901Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the neurobiology of stress and trauma and how it applies to family engagement practices in early childhood. Learn strategies for working effectively with all parents/family members, especially adults who are exposed to and impacted by toxic stress and trauma.

Trauma-Responsive Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood
Presented by Julie Nicholson, PhD
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Course: #31896Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the neurobiology of stress and trauma and how it applies to leadership and supervision in early childhood. Learn how to respond effectively to a range of adults' communication styles and behaviors.

An Early Educator’s Look Into Brain Development for Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD
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Course: #31886Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Infancy and toddlerhood are immense periods of brain development. Learn about the critical windows of brain development, the role of the environment, and the importance of a responsive teacher to maximize each child’s cognitive development.

Safe Environments During COVID-19
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31892Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about cleaning procedures related to COVID-19 as well as ways to modify routines and activities to reduce risk of disease transmission in early childhood settings.

Running a Childcare Center During COVID-19
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31890Level: Introductory1 Hour
Whether you are running a childcare center or a family childcare home, learn tips for keeping everyone safe. Ensure you have a clean space, minimal contact with outside individuals, and effective communication with families and staff.

Trauma Responsive and Resilience Building Strategies to Support Children, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Julie Kurtz, MS
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Course: #31879Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Explore the neurobiology of trauma, the impact of toxic stress, and the science of resilience and neuroplasticity. Learn teaching strategies to use in your early childhood program, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Early Childhood Oral Health
Presented by Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD
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Course: #31884Level: Introductory1 Hour
Early childhood tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, more common than asthma or ear infections. Learn the newest concepts in early assessment and intervention in order to achieve optimal oral health for young children.

Lead Poisoning Prevention, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31878Level: Introductory1 Hour
Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, coma, and even death. Learn to identify and remove sources of lead in children’s environments, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.