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Promoting Listening Skills in Young Children
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
Course: #32458Level: Introductory1 Hour
Listening is a crucial part of language development. This course highlights the importance of and provides strategies for promoting listening skills in young children.

Supporting Young Children to Cope, Build Resilience and Heal from Trauma through Play
Presented by Julie Kurtz, MS
Course: #32436Level: Intermediate1 Hour
For children who experience trauma, play is a powerful tool that provides them with a context to transform the experiences that are overwhelming, frightening, and unimaginable into manageable and predictable events that they have control over. This course helps you understand the intersection of trauma and play and how to support children to have a voice and pathways to heal.

The Impact of Tech on Development and Academic Readiness
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #32428Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Learn information about the impact of screen time and “high-tech toys” on cognitive development, language development, and academic readiness.

Imagination Yoga - Inspiring Kids to Move, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Jamie Dix, BS
Course: #32407Level: Introductory1 Hour
In this fun and interactive course, learn developmentally appropriate kids' yoga poses, an activity supporting early literacy, and activities to intentionally practice kindness, calm, and concentration. Gain integration ideas for directors, teachers, home visitors, and parents. No previous yoga experience necessary. Presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Music and Movement Activities that Support Young Children's Social and Emotional Development
Presented by Lili M. Levinowitz, PhD
Course: #32328Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how music and movement activities can support social-emotional development in young children and experience songs to use in your classroom.

Sensory Processing for Early Education
Presented by Jamie Cruz, MOT, OTR/L, Emily Dassow, BS, OTR/L
Course: #32307Level: Advanced6 Hours
Learn about sensory processing including definitions, observable behaviors, and strategies for school and home for proprioception, vestibular, tactile, auditory, taste, and smell. Teacher collaboration and real-world application are presented.

Language Development in Non-Mainstream Cultures
Presented by Amy Hobek, PhD, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Horwitz, MEd
Course: #32305Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course describes differences in language practices and development with non-mainstream cultural populations, including multilingual and non-mainstream dialect-speaking children, to better inform assessment and classroom practices.

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.

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?

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.

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