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Potty Training at School
Presented by Karen Deerwester, MA, EdS
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Course: #31571Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Early childhood teachers play a significant role in potty training young children. Participants are guided through the parent-school partnership of potty training, including the readiness characteristics needed for successful potty learning, creating school policies that support children and teachers, and engaging in collaborative communication with parents.

ADHD 101: Bringing Focus to the Confusion
Presented by Alison Peak, LCSW
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Course: #31427Level: Introductory1 Hour
Behavior is frequently the first sign of underlying emotional difficulties in early childhood. Many times these early symptoms are signs of diagnoses such as ADHD. This course will provide information regarding ADHD, the common manifestations of ADHD symptoms, the neurological impact of ADHD, common interventions for ADHD and potential differential diagnosis.

Reducing the Stigma of HIV/AIDS
Presented by Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH
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Course: #31399Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course covers stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, and how this specifically manifests in educational settings. Participants will learn strategies to reduce HIV-related stigma in the school, daycare or childcare learning environment.

Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy - Part 2
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, EdD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31350Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A large and complex feeling vocabulary is a prerequisite skill to emotional regulation and successful interpersonal interactions for children and adults. This presentation, the second in a two-part series, will provide further information and specific evidence-based strategies for early childhood educators to utilize as they support babies and young children’s development of social-emotional literacy.

The Power of Play
Presented by Amy Rossano, MA, OTR/L
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Course: #31381Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will help early childhood educators gain an understanding and appreciation of the power of play in the development of young children. This course will discuss the benefits of play and how to facilitate learning through play.

Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables!
Presented by Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
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Course: #31301Level: Introductory1 Hour
It is essential for early childhood educators to gain knowledge about pediatric health promotion and obesity prevention. To ensure the success of pediatric health promotion and obesity prevention programs, carry over must occur between schools, daycares, the home environment, and community recreation. “Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables” equips educators with a plethora of creative, fun, budget-friendly physical activities combined with academic concepts and recyclables that can be easily incorporated into a variety of settings. Get up and go eco!!!

Writing Effective Lesson Plans for Early Childhood Classrooms
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #31468Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Written lesson plans serve a variety of functions in early childhood classrooms and programs. This course will provide a step-by-step method for writing effective lesson plans.

Unlocking the Mystery of Selective Mutism
Presented by Aimee Kotrba, PhD
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Course: #31173Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder which results in great difficulty speaking in school or community settings. Dr. Kotrba will provide information on what selective mutism is, how to assess for selective mutism characteristics, and what teachers and caregivers can do to support and help children.

Families As Partners - Making Family Engagement Truly Meaningful & Authentic
Presented by Luis Hernandez, MA
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Course: #31358Level: Introductory1 Hour
At the heart of our profession is the power of meaningful and positive relationships with each family. We understand and know that all learning begins with families and home life.

The Decline of Play Outdoors in Children - And the Rise in Sensory Issues
Presented by Angela Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #30568Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course offers several strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments using a therapeutic approach to nature play. Angela Hanscom uses the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program - that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis - as she provides these strategies.