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Exploring Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Jean Barbre, EdD
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Course: #31864Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Take a closer look at the key competencies of infant and toddler development in the areas of cognitive and social-emotional development. Learn about the important role caregivers have in this development through relationships and classroom activities.

Purposes and Benefits of Assessment
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #32164Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Assessment is critical in helping caregivers understand and support young children’s learning. Understanding the purposes and benefits of assessment ensures that caregivers have the information they need to make decisions that impact the curriculum, environment, and teaching practices.

Preventing Challenging Behaviors, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Julie Kurtz, MS
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Course: #31639Level: Introductory1 Hour
Young children often have challenging and dysregulated behaviors. Learn how to teach them strategies and skills to navigate the daily emotions and problems they face, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Developing a Yearlong Curriculum Guide
Presented by Robin Fairfield, EdD
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Course: #32090Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about curriculum planning design for young children. The focus will be developmentally based, including the process of planning a curriculum guide for implementing an emergent approach to curriculum.

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
Presented by Kathy Pillow-Price, EdD
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Course: #32087Level: Introductory1 Hour
Those in helping professions need to understand burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma and how they can be prevented. Although it may not be possible to eliminate the stress associated with our work, it can be reduced, allowing healing.

Perspective-Taking: Understanding Challenges, Fears and Joys of Parents of Children with Special Needs
Presented by Christy Jones-Hudson, MA, IMH-E®
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Course: #31908Level: Introductory1 Hour
Teachers juggle many processes and relationships to balance high-quality programming. Connecting with others begins with the initiative to learn more about serving and working with diverse populations including parents of children with special needs.

Appreciation & Recognition: Supporting Employee Engagement
Presented by Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MSHROD, CNP
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Course: #32045Level: Introductory1 Hour
How are you, as a leader, recognizing and rewarding the behaviors you want repeated – that will make teachers, other employees, and the organization successful? Showing appreciation and recognition is a powerful leadership tool to have in your toolbox!

Positive Verbal Strategies for Connecting with Children
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #31916Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on creating a positive verbal environment in order to effectively connect with young children. Five easy to implement strategies are included.

Social-Emotional Development Theories and the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Miriam Eckstein-Koas, MS, SpEd
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Course: #32022Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development and Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how these two theories apply to our work with young children.

Opening the Culture Door: Valuing Diversity
Presented by Barbara Kaiser, MA
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Course: #31870Level: Advanced1 Hour
Explore how understanding the impact of cultural influences on both ourselves and the young children we work with can improve our ability to meet the needs of every child.