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Outdoor Fun for Mixed Age Groups

Children and adults gain many benefits by spending time outdoors.  During this workshop, we will explore low or no cost activities which are not only fun, but also help with a variety of skill development in children while promoting inclusion for all and multiculturalism.  Activities are designed to use across multiple age groups to encourage social skill building and cooperation between older and younger children. Learn how outdoor play benefits children’s mental health while encouraging...

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Understanding the Connection Between Movement and Academic Success in Infant Toddler

While the type and amount of knowledge that young children attain has changed, the scope and sequence of development remains the same.  No matter what new gadgets or theories emerge, children still develop in the same way.  This workshop impresses upon the participants the value of free movement for infant and toddler development as it relates to their academic success. Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Child Development

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Chaos to Serene with Rituals and Routines

As early childhood educators, we know the importance of embedding rituals and routines into our classroom culture. They enable children to feel safe and secure while building connections with their peers and adults. Participants will discuss the importance of being flexible and following a child's lead. When we follow a child's lead, we often stumble upon routines and rituals we didn't anticipate. These co-created rituals and routines build the strongest classroom bonds.Core of Knowledge: 3...

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Provider Retreat: Mind, Body & Soul

This Professional Development Institute (PDI) will focus on the vital importance of self-care and introduce practical mind-body tools to support both caregivers and children. Learn to balance the demands of your important role with personal well-being, ensuring that you can provide the best care possible while maintaining your own health and happiness.

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Teach Nutrition with Fun and Engaging Activities

FREE for APPLES Membership

Good nutrition is crucial in the early years for healthy growth and brain development.  During this workshop, participants will explore how teaching young children healthy eating habits at an early age can set the stage for healthy eating for a lifetime.  Discussion will include how to model good eating habits through eating family style and how to encourage healthy eating through fun and engaging activities.  Participants will create activities to use in their program.  Core of Knowledge: 3...

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Social Emotional Learning: Why it Matters

During this workshop, participants will discuss the importance of teaching young children social and emotional skills.  Social Skills are the foundation for school readiness and often children are not getting what they need in early learning settings to develop those skills.  We will explore the value in respecting cultural diversity when evaluating and responding to challenging behaviors in children.   Participants will leave with a better understanding of the importance in teaching self-...

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Baby Sign Language

Research shows that using sign language with babies improves cognitive and emotional development, advanced speaking and higher IQ, even after signing is no longer in use.  During this workshop, participants will learn how using baby sign language builds a supportive environment for building warm and trusting relationships with infants.  Participants will learn and practice signs they can use immediately in their program and to share with families.  Core of Knowledge 3 Hours Special Needs

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Baby Sign Language

Research shows that using sign language with babies improves cognitive and emotional development, advanced speaking and higher IQ, even after signing is no longer in use.  During this workshop, participants will learn how using baby sign language builds a supportive environment for building warm and trusting relationships with infants.  Participants will learn and practice signs they can use immediately in their program and to share with families.  Core of Knowledge 3 Hours Special Needs

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Baby Sign Language

Research shows that using sign language with babies improves cognitive and emotional development, advanced speaking and higher IQ, even after signing is no longer in use.  During this workshop, participants will learn how using baby sign language builds a supportive environment for building warm and trusting relationships with infants.  Participants will learn and practice signs they can use immediately in their program and to share with families.  Core of Knowledge 3 Hours Special Needs

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Baby Sign Language

Research shows that using sign language with babies improves cognitive and emotional development, advanced speaking and higher IQ, even after signing is no longer in use.  During this workshop, participants will learn how using baby sign language builds a supportive environment for building warm and trusting relationships with infants.  Participants will learn and practice signs they can use immediately in their program and to share with families.  Core of Knowledge 3 Hours Special Needs

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