Tummy time is easy to implement in any child care setting and is critically important to supporting healthy infant development and preventing a number of infant disorders. Knowing about the importance of tummy time and how it can be implemented throughout the day, teachers can incorporate prone positioning in their classrooms and conversations with parents which in turn will help with the growth and development of infants. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hour Child Development
In this workshop participants will learn how to improve resilience in their personal and professional lives. By improving resilience factors, they will be able to better cope with or recover from change, loss, adversity, and mistakes, as well as have the skills to bounce back from adverse situations. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hour Professionalism
Chatting with children is a very basic way to share information as children go about their play. Sitting and talking about what is going on both teacher and child can learn. A teacher can make observations that lead to lesson planning; and the child can gain new vocabulary, synthesize information, and talk about their project which gives them new insight and leads to knowledge building. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Curriculum
During these trying times deep, thoughtful, intentional self-care is critical for every professional in the early care and education field. In this workshop you will learn strategies to help you take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Professionalism
In this interactive training, activities from the STEAM Mobil Learning Lab will be shared. Participants will explore how STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts can be encouraged in the early childhood environment. We will take a good look at how these concepts support creative thinking and problem solving skills which lead to future success. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hour Curriculum
Participants will be presented with information on how to distinguish the difference between typical and atypical child development. They will leave with information on how to implement accommodations and modifications to better work with children with developmental delays and resources to utilize when development is atypical. Additionally, participants will learn strategies for working with children exhibiting typical development in order to further strengthen their development. Core of...