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Administration of Medication in ECE Settings, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31542Level: Introductory1 Hour
Staff may be required to administer medication or treatment to a child in their care. Clear policies on giving medicines, both prescription or over-the-counter, can help staff meet children’s needs, communicate with families, and prevent mistakes. This course is presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Screen Time & Negative Associations to Child Development
Presented by Stacey Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31422Level: Introductory1 Hour
Screen-time is a buzzword in the media and in child development circles, with differing opinions, conflicting research findings, and professional biases. Today’s lecture will dispel myths and confirm reputable research findings related to the impact of technology on early child development.

A Father's Place: The Importance of Male Involvement in Early Childhood Development, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by J. Neil Tift, BA, MA
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Course: #31566Level: Introductory1 Hour
Strategies are presented that promote and support male involvement in early childhood development by examining 15 components of paternal instincts. This course is presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Meeting the Needs of Young Boys in Early Childhood Programs
Presented by Francis Wardle, BS, MS, PhD
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Course: #31521Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course addresses the challenges of working with young boys in early childhood programs. After discussing some of the many reasons why young boys are more difficult to care for and educate than young girls, a variety of suggestions are provided to address this dilemma, from overall policy and school-wide program changes to curricula, instruction, and the environment alterations.

Communication as a Key to Classroom Success
Presented by Jennifer Romanoff, MA
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Course: #31587Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the benefits of having open, honest communication with both co-workers and parents. Receive tips on conducting difficult conversations and ways in which we can ensure the children receive the best care we can offer through partnering together.

Collaboration to Support Children with Special Needs
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #31415Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Providing an inclusive classroom for a child with special needs is a challenge with tremendous benefits. Learn your role and some strategies to provide an inclusive classroom.

Fundamentals of Human Resources: Non-Managerial Early Childhood Staff
Presented by Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS
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Course: #31477Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course covers the basics of human resources for non-managerial employees. Participants will also receive information on employment law, discrimination, harassment, and their responsibilities in an early childhood setting.

Thriving Teachers, Thriving Centers: Improving Teacher Satisfaction and Reducing Turnover, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Kati Vaughn, BA, MA
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Course: #31511Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Instructional leaders will develop clarity and conviction around the power of person-centered coaching on improving teacher satisfaction and reducing turnover in early childhood centers. We will conduct a "retention audit" to assess your center’s strengths and areas for growth as it relates to teacher satisfaction and overall sustainability, identifying clear next steps for improving retention on your team. This course is presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

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.