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The Value of Positive Guidance...Using Maryland EXCELS Standards to Support Best Practice

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.


2nd Annual Early Childhood Professional Event

2nd Annual Early Childhood Professionals Event 8:00am-12:30pm Location: Allegany College of MD- Theater 2.5 hours of Curriculum $20.00 includes a continental breakfast Registration Closes: Thursday, October 19, 2017


Connecting Assessment to Curriculum

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.


Inclusion and Maryland EXCELS

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.    


Including all Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Including all children in your child care program can be challenging if you don't understand what you are required to do. Come explore the requirements of ADA for early care programs, examine best inclusionary practices, and learn about resources which can support you and your families. Core of Knowlwdge:  3 hours Special Needs


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

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. 


Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

This is a required class for all Family Providers licensed for infants and all Center Staff working in the Infant/Toddler classrooms. Know what the new regulations are and how you will incorporate them into your home or center.  Required by January 1, 2016. When taking this class through APPLES, Core of Knowledge will not be issued.  You will receive a certificate of attendance which will satisfy the requirement by OCC.  MSDE will not accept voucher or reimbursement requests for this class.  


Basic Health and Safety Training

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