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SEPTEMBER

More virtual workshops featuring shorter online sessions! 

We will be "chunking" the content of our 3-hour workshops into shorter, 1-hour sessions, held over 3 days during naptime hours. 

October workshops

Looking for a training topic that you don't see here? Please contact us and we'll try to add it to our catalog. 

Building Resilience in Challenging Times
Building Resilience in Challenging Times

Starts October 2, 2020 - November 6 ^ (5 weeks)

Must attend every session

VIRTUAL

Meets every week on Fridays from 1:30 PM - 3 Pm**

1.2 CEUs (12 hours of training) 

Certificates issued from Loyola University, Maryland

This is a Community of Practice - a multi-part series** - on building resilience.

The world as we've known it has changed dramatically for everyone in 2020. Social distancing, wearing masks, school closures, and virtual learning has changed the way we do "business as usual." How do you cope with these changes? How do you handle the added pressures and stress - trying to keep everyone safe and healthy, while still running your program? What do you do to support the children and families you serve? How do you help them manage in times of stress?

In this series, we explore the concept of resilience and what it means for adults and children. We will talk about the components of building resilience, including mindset, grit, self-compassion, and mindfulness. We will explore what it means to have self-compassion, and what strategies can help to relieve stress for you and your children. 

^No class on October 30, 2020

**This course also contains an offline/ asynchronous learning component which includes additional assignments

Price:
$80.00
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Getting Gritty: Supporting Resilience in Young Children
Getting Gritty: Supporting Resilience in Young Children

October 7, 14, and 21, 2020 from 1 PM - 2 PM

Must attend all sessions

VIRTUAL

From handling disappointment, to managing stress, to dealing with adversity – what causes some children to melt down and others to move forward? Grit and resilience. Fortunately, there are strategies we can teach children to build resiliency. This workshop explores ways in which early childhood educators can support mindset, grit, and resilience in young children and promote positive social outcomes.

3 hours HSN

Words Matter: Race, Racism, Equity, and Social Justice
Words Matter: Race, Racism, Equity, and Social Justice

Starts October 5, 2020 - November 2 (5 weeks)

VIRTUAL

Meets every week on Tuesdays from 1:30 PM - 3 Pm**

1.2 CEUs (12 hours of training) 

Certificates issued from Loyola University, Maryland

We are at a crossroads in our country about how we treat each other. The tensions and conflicts adults feel and experience is played out daily in the Media and on a running loop on social media. The visceral images we see and the intensity of emotions spill into our classrooms. It affects our children and our families. It is impossible to NOT have this impact the daily life in our classrooms.

This virtual series will engage participants in discussions about race, racism, equity, and social justice. Participants will partake on a journey of self-reflection about their own personal beliefs and the experiences that shaped them. Participants will explore race, racism, equity, and social justice from a historical perspective and apply that understanding to current events. At the end of the series, participants will have specific strategies in the classroom and in life to promote equity and social justice for all.

**This course also contains an offline/ asynchronous learning component which includes additional assignments

Around the World with Folk Tales
Around the World with Folk Tales

October 8, 15, 22, 2020 from 1 PM - 2 PM

Must attend all sessions

VIRTUAL

You know Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. Come meet their cultural cousins, and others. In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to familiar folk tales from cultures around the world. Bring diversity into your program using children’s literature.

3  hours CUR

Mindset: Engaging All Learners, part 1
Mindset: Engaging All Learners, part 1

October 6, 13, and 20, 2020 from 1 pm - 2 pm EST

Must attend all sessions

VIRTUAL

This workshop will introduce participants to the research on mindsets and how mindsets influence children’s learning and performance. Participants will explore ways in which to change their own mindset to be more effective in the classroom. Strategies to support children will also be reviewed.

3 hours CUR

Anti Bias and Cultural Competence Awareness
Anti Bias and Cultural Competence Awareness

October 8, 15, and 22, 2020 from 2-3PM

Must attend ALL sessions

Virtual

This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of anti-bias practices and cultural awareness. Participants will explore their own beliefs and cultural connections and compare their beliefs to diversity of culture, acceptance of differences, and best practice. This workshop meets the Credential Modification guidelines for cultural competence/ awareness.

3 COM

Developing Relationships with Families
Developing Relationships with Families

October 14, 21, and 28, 2020 from 2 PM - 3 PM

Must attend all sessions

VIRTUAL

Building relationships with families is just as important as building relationships with the children in our care. In this workshop, participants will explore the challenges and strategies of building positive relationships with families. The rewards of those relationships benefit you and the children in your care.

3 hours COM