Kinesthetic learners are naturally active and have a lot of energy to expend. The ideas and strategies in this workshop will help the child care professional work with and meet the needs of all the children in their care, especially the kinesthetic learner.COK: 3 Hours Curriculum
You’ve completed the developmental screenings on the children in your care-now what? It is always best practice to discuss score results, whether or not there are concerns, with the child’s parents to learn about the child’s development and promote healthy behavior and development. This workshop will give providers strategies for talking with parents especially if there are concerns about a child’s development and/or the need for a referral.COK: 2 Hours Community
Circle Time: You Can Make it Developmentally Appropriate Are you tired of the same boring circle time routines, calendar, weather, etc? In this interactive session, you will walk away with 3 concrete success strategies to ensure your circle time is more than just a routine experience but an engaging and learning opportunity! You’ll learn how to support all domains while involving children in a way that promotes their individual developmental needs. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Curriculum
This highly interactive training incorporates current research and theory on the benefits of music and movement for the "whole child," including, a child's physical development as well as their social-emotional development and cognitive growth. Participants will explore how music and movement is experienced by young children of other cultures and will, through hands-on activities, explore fun, practical ways to utilize music and movement every day, throughout the day. COK: 1 Hour Child...
Fun with Found Materials Do you have a collection of “stuff’ that you are not sure what you could create with it? In this workshop, we will explore how to use found materials in a creative way and engage young children in the process. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Curriculum
You’ve completed the developmental screenings on the children in your care-now what? It is always best practice to discuss score results, whether or not there are concerns, with the child’s parents to learn about the child’s development and promote healthy behavior and development. This workshop will give providers strategies for talking with parents especially if there are concerns about a child’s development and/or the need for a referral. COK: 2 Hours Community
Why do toddlers bite and how can you control it? Participants will learn how to approach, problem solve and develop strategies for biting in the classroom. Participants will also learn how to communicate with parents during biting situations. COK: 3 Hours Child Development
Kids in Motion: Music and Movement Activities for the Whole Child This training will examine the effects of music and movement on children and child care, with a focus on children ages birth through five. Through hands-on activities, participants will experience effective strategies for incorporating into their current curriculum various types of music and movement activities with the goal of impacting "the whole child" in a positive way. Core of Knowledge: 1 Hour Curriculum, 1 Hour Special...
More Than Twinkle Twinkle: Using Music with Infants and Toddlers Music and movement is a fun way to help infants and toddlers increase vocabulary, and build muscle tone and social connections. This workshop explores the many ways in which music and movement for infants and toddlers can be incorporated into classroom as well as individualizing music and movement to meet the needs of individual children in your program. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Curriculum
This training is designed to help participants understand the importance of imaginative play in children’s development and how providing recycled and open-ended materials opens the doors of imagination and promotes executive function and higher level thinking skills in young children. Through small and large group activities and discussions participants will identify relevant, responsive, and reflective strategies to spark creativity in the young child’s environment. COK: 3 Hours Curriculum...