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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 and Healthy Sleep for Infants and Young Children, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31847Level: Introductory1 Hour
Safe sleep practices help reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs). Appropriate nap environments, sanitation, and routines help keep all young children safe and reduce the risk of infectious disease, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Infant-Toddler STEM, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Dave Scahill, Jean Barbre, EdD
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Course: #31636Level: Introductory1 Hour
Building on easy, fun, and developmentally appropriate activities, learn ways to introduce the foundations of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to infants and toddlers. In partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Sign Language for Late Talkers and Children with Special Needs
Presented by Tonya Hayes, MEd, SLP-A
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Course: #31606Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the use and benefits of signing with babies, toddlers, late talkers and children with special needs, including 50+ functional signs and how it encourages expressive language.

Outdoor Safety for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Presented by Heather Olsen, EdD
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Course: #31400Level: Introductory3 Hours
This course will identify the benefits of outdoor play for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, specifically addressing ideas for playtime outside that support children’s development. Participants will learn how to recognize safety hazards, and consider the health and safety issues related to taking children outdoors.

Vocabulary Development for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Adults Too!
Presented by Connie Jo Smith, EdD
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Course: #31315Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Building vocabulary for children and adults is important for success in school and life. Explore effective strategies and generate ideas to increase the number of words used by children, parents, and yourself.

Taking Infants Outdoors
Presented by Heather Olsen, EdD
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Course: #31375Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will identify the benefits of outdoor play for infants, specifically addressing ideas for playtime outside. Participants will learn how to recognize six tips to safely introduce infants to the outdoors. Discussion will also include different outdoor temperatures and strategies for weather conditions.

Reading to Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Terrie Rose, PhD, LP
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Course: #31340Level: Introductory1 Hour
Drawing knowledge from research, best practice, and experience, Dr. Rose connects the dots across reading to infants and toddlers, child and brain development, and the crucial roles of teachers and community. Through a fast-paced session, she explores how best to create childcare environments that support the reading readiness of all children.

Down Syndrome
Presented by Cara Koscinski, BS, MOT, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #31311Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Children with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome which impacts each child differently. Early intervention with 0-5 year olds promotes a child’s development with social, play, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

Down Syndrome - Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Cara Koscinski, BS, MOT, MOT, OTR/L
VideoAudio
Course: #31262Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Children with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome which impacts each child differently. Early intervention with infants and toddlers promotes a child’s development with social, play, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.