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Social-Emotional Development Theories and the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Miriam Eckstein-Koas, MS, SpEd
Course: #32022Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development and Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how these two theories apply to our work with young children.

Speech and Language Basics: When to Refer?
Presented by Tonya R. Hayes, MEd, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Course: #31991Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the top red flags all early-care professionals should know regarding speech and language development. This course will help professionals identify delays and alert parents when a referral to a speech-language pathologist is needed.

Home Visitors Supporting Parents in Potty Training
Presented by Karen Deerwester, EdS
Course: #31988Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Home visitors can help parents as they potty train young children. Participants are guided through the readiness characteristics needed for successful potty learning and best practices to support children and families.

Nursery Rhymes and Poetry to Build Language
Presented by Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD
Course: #31980Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course explores the rich language opportunities provided through nursery rhymes and poetry. With enriched vocabulary, rhyme, and rhythm, you will learn how nursery rhymes and poetry and can ignite language growth in young children.

Increasing Motivation and Participation of Young Children for Home Visitors
Presented by Amy Schlessman, DPT, DHS
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
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.

Understanding Executive Function
Presented by Carrie Fruin, EdS
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.

Enhancing Stories with Felts, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Christina Roseli, MEd
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.

An Inside Look at What’s Happening Inside: Brain Development from Ages 2 – 7
Presented by Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD
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.

An Early Educator’s Look Into Brain Development for Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Lauren Starnes, PhD, EdD
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.