What's in Their Backpack? The Impact of Trauma This engaging workshop discusses the affects and impact that trauma can have on the brain. It not only affects children in the moment, but throughout life if gone untreated. By understanding the effects of trauma on the brain, we can gain insight into children’s behavior. COK: 3 hours Child Development
This engaging workshop discusses the affects and impact that trauma can have on the brain. It not only affects children in the moment, but throughout life if gone untreated. By understanding the effects of trauma on the brain, we can gain insight into children’s behavior. Core of Knowledge: 3 hours Child Development
The Value of Positive Guidance… Using Maryland EXCELS Standards to Support Best Practice Through the development of policies that support positive guidance in early childhood, participants will gain a greater understanding of the components of positive guidance and strategies for implementation.
This workshop will identify and discuss the importance of using a variety of assessment methods on an on-going basis. Will also identify sources of assessment data along with understanding the difference between development screening and other types of assessments.
Participants will identify the difference between ADA requirements and early childhood inclusion, familiarize themselves with the documents and elements of the IEP and IFSP and develop an inclusion policy that aligns with the Maryland EXCELS rationale for implementing inclusive practices in child care programs.
This workshop will outline the impact of intentional, positive strategies on infant and toddler brain development. Participants will learn about the effects of a negative attention cycle on children’s ability to connect with adults in positive ways. Participants will create a plan to incorporate rituals and routines into daily activities that contribute to positive cycles of brain development.
This workshop provides an overview of basic health and safety topics including the prevention and control of infectious diseases, SIDS, shaken baby syndrome and head trauma, food allergies, vehicle and transportation safety, child abuse, building safety and others. This workshop will satisfy the anticipated COMAR required training per federal CCDBG/CCDF guidelines as indicated by MSDE Core of Knowledge: 3 hours Health, Safety, Nutrition