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Essentials for the New Early Childhood Teacher
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #30439 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Professionalism and Leadership1 Hour
A new position as an early childhood teacher is exciting and overwhelming. This session focuses on tips to help new early childhood teachers make a smooth transition into their new role.

Understanding and Supporting Children with Anxiety
Presented by Aimee Kotrba, PhD
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Course: #30569 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
Anxiety is becoming one of the most concerning childhood diagnoses, and one that impacts children in the classroom, therapy room, and community setting. Dr. Kotrba presents up-to-date information on how to understand and support a child with anxiety.

Keeping Children and Staff Healthy: Ways to Manage the Spread of Illness
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30675 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Health, Safety, and Nutrition1 Hour
Young children are more likely to catch and spread minor illnesses as they build their ability to fight infections. Early education programs can do a lot to manage the spread of disease by promoting healthy behaviors and keeping spaces clean.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - Impact on Children and Families
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #30673 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course examines the importance of recognizing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children who are struggling and why typical approaches to behaviors are not effective. Brain structures involved are discussed with their impact on behavior.

Trouble with Transitions? 5 Essential Ways to Prevent Challenging Behavior
Presented by Barb O'Neill, MEd, EdD
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Course: #30448 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Responsive Interactions and Guidance1 Hour
Consistent use of preventative strategies is the only way to break out of daily struggles with children who refuse to clean up, come inside, take their turn in the bathroom or lay down for nap. You'll learn the 5 essential strategies for preventing challenging behavior during classroom transitions and be guided in implementing them in a way that works for you and your class.

We Create Magic: Experiences and Environment for Infant/Toddler Classrooms
Presented by Karen Deerwester, MA, EdS
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Course: #30436 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
We Create Magic recreates the magic and meaningful learning of play-based exploration and discovery for infants and toddlers. Explore how to create authentic personal learning experiences that honor the individual child, individual teacher and uniqueness of each day and school year.

Circle Time Success
Presented by Liz Moore, MEd
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Course: #30559 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
Strategies and supports for helping young children participate in circle time activities.

Autism Basics
Presented by Kimberly Norris, BS, MEd
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Course: #30562 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
This course will examine autism through the lens of child development. The diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 will be defined for the learner.

How to Grow a Young Child's Listening Brain
Presented by Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
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Course: #30440 Level: IntermediateCore Competency: Child Growth and Development1 Hour
Using a research to practice format, this course will describe hearing and listening from a neurological perspective. Practical suggestions will be offered for enriching an infant, toddler and young child's auditory brain for the attainment and advancement of listening, spoken language and literacy skills.

Baby Picasso: Art with Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30589 Level: IntroductoryCore Competency: Learning Environment and Curriculum1 Hour
Art with infants and toddlers is more than just cute hand or footprint projects — it is brain-building at its finest! Get some new ideas about art activities that you can do with your children, and learn how they help develop necessary skills.