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Child Growth And Development Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Imagination Yoga - Inspiring Kids to Move, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Jamie Dix, BS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Activities to Strengthen Executive Function in the Classroom
Presented by Carrie Fruin, EdS
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Course: #32199Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Identify executive function behavioral development by age. Learn classroom instructional strategies that support executive function development and toys and games that strengthen these skills in young children.

Developmental Delays: Monitoring Development in the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Miriam Eckstein-Koas, MS, SpEd
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Course: #32198Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about developmental milestones for the first five years of life along with strategies to support children with developmental delays. Gain information about how to discuss concerns regarding a child's development with parents.

Alphabetic Principles, Dyslexia, and Phonemic Awareness in Early Childhood Education
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #32093Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Learn how early childhood educators can use phonological awareness and the Alphabetic Principle to identify reading difficulties, including dyslexia, and use unique strategies for teaching MORE than just the 26 letters!

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