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The Benefits of Play

We know that children learn through play. In this workshop, participants will enhance their knowledge of the purpose of play by looking at the latest research. If you want to learn more or rediscover the purpose behind the learning activities we plan for the children, come and join us. Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Child Development

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Scribbles Count! Emergent Writing

It is an important aspect of the early childhood environment that caregivers understand that from the moment children have grasped a finger or a rattle, they have taken the first step in becoming a writer.  Caregivers can encourage the development of writing skills by providing opportunities in a variety of settings and experiences.  In this training participants will learn how to define emergent writing in the early childhood setting; they will become familiar with the developmental stages of...

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The Benefits of Play

We know that children learn through play. In this workshop, participants will enhance their knowledge of the purpose of play by looking at the latest research. If you want to learn more or rediscover the purpose behind the learning activities we plan for the children, come and join us. Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Child Development

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Active Bodies, Active Minds

Early childhood professionals have a unique opportunity to identify and support children with active learning styles early in their education career. Learning styles are identified and participants will be able to identify the characteristics of a child with an active learning style., and learn strategies for incorporating teaching strategies for active learners in the daily routine and lesson plan. Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Child Development, 1 Hour Curriculum

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Nurturing Brain Development

Nurturing Brain Development In this workshop we will look at the science of infant brain development and focus on caring techniques that promote brain development, social emotional development and communication. Core of Knowledge: 3 hours Child Development

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"I Love You Rituals" and other Routines for Infants and Toddlers

Sponsored by Washington County ECAC

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. Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Child Development This workshop is being sponsored by the Washington Co....

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Writing Quality Policies and Procedures: How to Develop and Document Daily Practices

Maryland EXCELS  Core of Knowledge: 2 hours Curriculum

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Why Do Toddlers Bite?

Why Do Toddlers Bite? 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: 2 hours Child Development 

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Medication Administration

Medication Administration Mandated MSDE/OCC training to learn all aspects of safely administering medication in your child care setting.  Suitable for those serving children of all ages.    The participants per class is limited to 15.    This course currently does not expire and can transfer to any center/home in the State of Maryland.   Mandated for center based child care as of July 2011 and home providers as of January 1, 2016.  Please bring a bagged Lunch. This class will not break for...

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Supporting Young English Learners

Supporting Young English Learners The best time for a child to learn a new language is in the early years of life. While children learn language naturally, there are specific strategies that should be employed to help the child learn English in the preschool classroom.  This session gives educators the skills needed to help support the young English language learners in their care. COK: 1 Hour Child Development, 1 Hour Community, 1 Hour Curriculum

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