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Increasing Motivation and Participation of Young Children for Home Visitors
Presented by Amy Schlessman, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31966Level: Introductory1 Hour
Home visitors will learn how to motivate young children and provide effective praise. Strategies to enhance motivation in the home will be provided along with many resources for developing a participation tool kit for home use.

Taming the Dragon of Family Substance Use Disorder: The Magic of Resilience and Play
Presented by Stephanie Goloway, EdD
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Course: #31959Level: Intermediate1 Hour
One in four children lives with family substance use disorder, also known as alcoholism or addiction. Examine the impact of the disease on young children and learn research-based and classroom-friendly ways to promote resilience and positive outcomes for all.

Reducing Conflict Within Teams, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Deidre Harris, MEd, CPC
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Course: #31948Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about common reasons behind team conflict and strategies for overcoming them. Presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Understanding Executive Function
Presented by Carrie Fruin, EdS
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Course: #31944Level: Introductory1 Hour
Executive function (EF) refers to skills needed for the deliberate, goal-directed self-management of attention, thought, action, emotion, & motivation. Learn about EF, why adults should understand EF, & ways to support its development in early childhood.

Characteristics of Effective Teams, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Deidre Harris, MEd, CPC
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Course: #31947Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the difference between a group of people and a group working as a team, the impact of effective teams on outcomes, and eight characteristics of effective teams, presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Enhancing Stories with Felts, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Christina Roseli, MEd
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Course: #31950Level: Introductory1 Hour
Infants, toddlers, and some older children have a limited attention span, making it difficult to read an entire book with them. Learn to incorporate felt pieces to bring stories to life, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Positive Verbal Strategies for Connecting with Children
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #31916Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on creating a positive verbal environment in order to effectively connect with young children. Five easy to implement strategies are included.

The Image of the Family: How to Coach and Partner with Parents
Presented by Debbi Sluys
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Course: #31915Level: Introductory1 Hour
The Image of the Family will equip educators to feel confident in their role and be further prepared to deepen their relationships with families.

An Inside Look at What’s Happening Inside: Brain Development from Ages 2 – 7
Presented by Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD
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Course: #31911Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Infancy & toddlerhood are immense periods of brain development, yet brain development continues well beyond this period. Structural changes happen in the brain along with environmental influences which are evident in major learning and cognitive advances.

Loose Parts and Open-Ended Play
Presented by Allie Bishop Pasquier, MS
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Course: #31910Level: Introductory1 Hour
Loose parts are every day, open-ended materials that are low-cost, sustainable, and deeply engaging for young children. In this course, early childhood practitioners working with 3-5-year-olds will learn how to use loose parts to support playful learning.

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