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Event List Calendar

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Making Contracts and Policies Work for Your Family Child Care

Educator's learn the importance of putting everything in writing so there is no misunderstanding regarding what is expected of the child care provided and what is expected of the parent. This helps child care providers understand the business side of child care and why it is important to create policies that they are willing to uphold and implement. COK: 3 hours Professionalism

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Center Aide Orientation

Center Aide Orientation This class is created to meet the OCC requirement for center aide orientation.  This class will teach the participants how to be a professional in the workplace, how to appropriately supervise children and how to work with parents as well as validate the importance of their job.  These topics will lay a foundation for success as the aide begins their position in a child care program.

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Story Stretchers for Infants and Toddlers

Infants and toddlers are naturally curious about the world around them, children’s literature is a great tool to enhance this curiosity. In this workshop we will look at various children’s books and extension activities to help our youngest learners gain a better understanding of the story. COK: 2 hours Curriculum

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Cultural Competency: What Does it Really Mean?

Cultural Competency: What Does it really Mean? This workshop will explore the many facets of developing and promoting a culturally competent environment for children, families, and staff including administrative practices, curriculum, and family engagement. Participants will also learn how they can earn the Cultural Competency endorsement to add to their Maryland EXCELS rating. COK; 2 hours Community

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Schedules and Lesson Plans

Schedules and Lesson Plans

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Story Stretchers for Infants and Toddlers

Infants and toddlers are naturally curious about the world around them, children’s literature is a great tool to enhance this curiosity. In this workshop we will look at various children’s books and extension activities to help our youngest learners gain a better understanding of the story. COK: 2 hours Curriculum

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Exploring Math Concepts with Children's Books

Literature is an ideal vehicle to help young children see the importance of numbers and math concepts in their daily lives.  This workshop explores the many ways of creating a classroom environment that stimulates mathematical thinking, and preparing fun math activities based on children’s literature. COK: 3 hours Curriculum

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All Children Are Gifted

All Children Are Gifted Understanding the special needs of children prepares child development professionals to create environments and programs for the children in their care. COK: 2 hours Special Needs

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Anti-Bias Cultural Competence Awareness

Everyone has a cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic and/or religious heritage that influences their beliefs, values and behaviors.   Creating culturally competent programs that are responsive to the staff members, community and families served can reduce possible conflicts and provides multiple benefits for everyone. Participants will identify and develop strategies to promote cultural competence. COK: 3 hours Community

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Maryland EXCELS: Get to Know 2.0

Maryland EXCELS: Getting to Know 2.0 New changes to the Maryland EXCELS website Core of Knowledge: 2 hours Professionalism

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