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Teach Nutrition with Fun and Engaging Activities

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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Boost Children's Learning with Music

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Research has shown that music is the only activity that utilizes the entire brain. Children also learn best through movement and actual doing not just listening.  Because the early years are the ones which make the most difference, this workshop is designed to offer fun and engaging ideas and activities which utilize music to help with children’s development across the domains of cognitive, physical, language and literacy, and social/emotional development.   Core of Knowledge: 1 Hour Child...

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Understanding the Connection Between Movement and Academic Success in Infant Toddler Care

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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The Benefits of Using Yoga with Young Children

FREE

Yoga isn’t just for adults! Offering yoga in your early learning setting has a variety of benefits for both the children and adults. Participants will learn about the physical and social-emotional benefits of using yoga in their program and some basics on how to get started to make it fun and engaging.  Participants will also create learning materials to use in their program.  Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Curriculum $FREE Come out to our new office

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Including all Children and the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Including all Children and the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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Successful Circle Time

FREE for APPLES membership

Circle time is meant to be an opportunity to bring children together to connect with one another while integrating learning opportunities.  Often times our best intentions don’t go as planned and circle time ends up being an exercise in frustration, not only for teachers but also for children.  During this workshop we will discuss the importance of preparation for circle time and develop intentional strategies to make it fun and engaging for children.  Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Curriculum

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Making Math Meaningful for Preschoolers

What do we know about preschoolers and math?  Children are naturally curious about math in the world around them.  Teaching math skills doesn't mean expensive or fancy materials!  Participants will explore how to use everyday household items to teach math skills in a more meaningful way to young children and discuss the benefits of teaching math "across" the curriculum.Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Curriculum

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Healthy Choices: Healthy Bodies

Early Child Care Professionals are in a unique position when it comes to combating childhood obesity and influencing children’s nutritional choices.  This workshop will focus on childhood obesity and strategies for early childhood professionals to help curb the childhood obesity crisis.  Core of Knowledge: 2 Hours Health/Safety/Nutrition

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Supporting Language Development with a Language Rich Environment

FREE for APPLES Membership

Research shows that language acquisition and literacy experiences begin at birth.   A language rich environment promotes and encourages the enhancement of children’s communication and language development, taking into account both the physical and emotional environment, Core of Knowledge: 3 Curriculum

Date/Time: November 8, 2023 - 12:00 pm to November 29, 2023 - 3:00 pm

45 Hour Zero to Three Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators

Special Funding from MSDE/MFN

The courses take participants on a learning journey through the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators model, which represents and defines the specific knowledge and practices that best support infants and toddlers' development in three essential areas: social-emotional, cognitive, and language and literacy. This training is a 15 session series. You MUST attend all sessions to receive your certificate at the end. Special Funding provided from MSDE/ MFNSessions are...

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