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An Introduction to Integrated Dual Language Learners (Birth to Five), in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Erika Flores, BS, MEd
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Course: #31597Level: Introductory1 Hour
Review of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) ages 0 to 5, with strategies to support the whole child and their families, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Avoiding Exposure to Hazardous Materials in ECE Settings, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD
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Course: #31557Level: Introductory1 Hour
Children are much more vulnerable than adults to exposures of hazardous materials; young children account for more than half of poison exposures reported every year. This course provides information for programs to help them follow policy and procedures for safe use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. This course is presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Cultural Competence With Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, and Questioning Individuals
Presented by Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH
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Course: #31407Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will examine cultural competence for providing safe, welcoming environments and workplaces for LGBTQ families, employees, and co-workers. It will provide specific strategies for schools and employers to ensure a respectful and supportive work environment for LGBTQ individuals.

IEP and IFSP 101: Everything You Need to Know - Planning to Implementation
Presented by Laura Ritter, BA, MA
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Course: #31441Level: Introductory1 Hour
Educators at all levels benefit from learning more on the IEP and IFSP process. This course will review the legal requirements, cover qualifying disabilities, and establish procedures for meetings with students and families.

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.