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Supervision Series Class 1: Leaders as Motivators

This class is part of a supervision series offered on the 4th Thursday of each month and is intended for leaders who supervise staff. (To choose topics suited to your needs, please register separately for each Thursday you would like to attend.) Our January topic will begin with some key supervision principles as we talk about the heart of leadership....
When: 01/29/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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The Educator's Role in Rough-and-Tumble Play

This is a discussion-based class for early childhood teachers who like to learn by reflecting on their own opinions and reactions and by listening to those of other people. Those who register will be emailed a 3-page article to read before class and must come to class prepared to discuss questions such as: Did you experience rough-and-tumble play as a...
When: 02/03/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Preventing Teacher Burnout

This is a discussion-based class for early childhood teachers who like to learn by reflecting on their own opinions and reactions and by listening to those of other people. Those who register will be emailed a 4-page article to read before class. Burnout is globally prevalent in early childhood education. We may love children and have a passion for education...
When: 02/05/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Creating Inspiring Spaces

You are likely already familiar with ERS requirements for environments. Are you ready to move to a more advanced level of environmental design? Come explore Reggio-inspired ideas for child care environments. Consider how your center environment can better reflect your program's values, appeal to all the senses, foster creativity in children, represent culture and families, and feel like "home." You...
When: 02/15/2021 5:30PM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Supervision Series Class 2: Leaders as Gatekeepers

This class is part of a supervision series offered on the 4th Thursday of each month and is intended for leaders who supervise staff. To choose topics suited to your needs, please register separately for each Thursday you would like to attend. Our February topic will center around how to empower those we supervise while still setting clear boundaries. Owners...
When: 02/26/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Finding Self-Compassion in Uncertain Times

This is a discussion-based class for early childhood teachers who like to learn by reflecting on their own opinions and reactions and by listening to those of other people. Those who register will be emailed a 3-page article to read before class. In our field, we learn to have empathy for children and families, but do we remember to have...
When: 03/19/2021 1:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Introduction to the Pyramid Model

The Pyramid Model provides us with a framework for thinking about young children and their needs and illustrates that caring relationships and responsive environments are the foundations that allow us to prevent challenging behavior. Join us in reflecting on early childhood environments, rules, and routines and how they impact children’s behavior and social emotional development. In this introduction to the...
When: 03/31/2021 1:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Supervision Series Class 3: Leaders as Mentors

This class is part of a supervision series offered on the 4th Thursday of each month and is intended for leaders who supervise staff. To choose topics suited to your needs, please register separately for each Thursday you would like to attend. Our March topic is how to mentor staff using reflective supervision techniques. Today's early learning environment calls for...
When: 03/26/2021 1:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Zeno Math Series, Parts 1-3

This is a multi-part series to be held virtually on 3 Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm: Feb. 11 (Math is Racial Equity), Mar. 11 (Math is Literacy), and Apr. 8 (Math is for Everyone). Registering for Part 1 puts you in all three parts. This comprehensive math series will cover how to use Zeno's "5 Practices" to engage children and families...
When: 02/12/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Each & Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens (Book

Many of us are thinking, talking, and learning about equity right now, but what does it really mean to have an inclusive and culturally responsive classroom? Join us in reading and discussing Each & Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens. Let's discuss how we can better understand children’s behavior, see children's and families' strengths, prevent preschool expulsion, and...
When: 02/04/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Enhancing Quality Early Learning (EQEL) - First 10 Hours, Parts

EQEL training is developed by DCYF in partnership with Cultivate Learning and is made available at no cost by DCYF. According to the new WAC effective 8/1/19, after completing the 30-hour Child Care Basics, new (hired on or after 8/1/19) directors, assistant directors, program supervisors, family home owners, lead teachers, and assistant teachers take this 10-hour class the following year...
When: 02/09/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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Understanding Conscious Discipline, Parts 1-9

This course is applicable to teachers and caregivers of children birth through elementary school. It is a professional learning community that meets virtually 9 times, January-May, on the dates listed below. The cost of registration includes 20 STARS hours and a "Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms" book to keep. This class is for professionals who have considerable experience in the...
When: 01/27/2021 2:30AM UTC
Where: Online - Zoom
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