Child Care Training and Events Warren, Washington & Hamilton Counties

Spring Lecture Series 3/6
Understanding Temperaments

Virtual
Wed, Mar 6, 2024 6:00 pm Virtual

Peggy Hoime
This workshop will give you insight into how you and every child, within your sphere of influence, is naturally wired. When you understand this wiring, you will be able to better relate, understand, honor, and meet your own needs, as well as the needs of your children. This is how we increase our influence and create environments of emotional safety where every child can thrive.

Spring Lecture Series 3/13
Communication is the Key;
An Introduction to Sign Language

Virtual
Wed, Mar 13, 2024 6:00 pm Virtual

Terry Bogstead
Expressive language skills are so important to a child’s development. Sign Language can facilitate oral expression and development. Join in the fun as we learn and expand basic language skills including the early development of signs and the alphabet. We will explore making signs with children and using standard signs with children.

Spring Lecture Series 3/20
“We are all the Same
and We are all Different”
An Anti-Bias Framework for DEIB

Virtual
Wed, Mar 20, 2024 6:00 pm Virtual

Alder Rose Blanchard
The manner of incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into our frameworks for guiding young children continues to grow and develop. In this workshop, we will discuss authentic representations of culture as well as how to infuse concepts of both sameness and differences in valuing all people. Part of this workshop will be spent teaching strategies for taking on hard conversations, such as how to address signs of misinformation, discomfort, fear, and/or rejection of cultural differences. NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS: This is a safe space for all people to participate and respect will be required at all times for all people.

Spring Lecture Series 3/27
Resilience! The Key to Every Child’s Success

Virtual
Wed, Mar 27, 2024 6:00 pm Virtual

Jeanine Fitzgerald
Edith Grotberg, a senior researcher with the International Resilience Project says, “Resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome, and be strengthened or even transformed by the adversities of life.” Success in life is never a simple path from A to B. Even if you do everything right, there will be twists and turns along the way. The key to success is to view those bumps in the road as minor setbacks and opportunities for growth, not insurmountable obstacles. For children to succeed long-term, they need to have the resilience to bounce back from challenges and failure. As teachers and caregivers, we are the gatekeepers of future generations. We have the power to impact our children’s lives, not just for a year, but for a lifetime. The question for us then becomes, ‘how can I help my children become more resilient?’ Let’s teach our children how to be resilient, so they can grow up being the best version of themselves and become the leaders we will want to follow. This session will give you practical tools to teach children how to be resilient so we can set them on the path where they can fully live and reach their full potential.

Spring Lecture Series 4/3
QUALITYstarsNY and Creating a Health and Wellness Policy

Virtual
Wed, Apr 3, 2024 6:00 pm Virtual

Sarah Goulde-Houde
Supporting children's overall health and development now and for their entire lives starts pre-birth. QUALITYstarsNY has incorporated this importance into our standards. During this session, we will look at what Health and Wellness Polices can entail, use the NAP SACC Self-Assessment tools, and begin writing program policy and procedures.

Spring Lecture Series 4/10
Protecting Children’s Health Against Environmental Hazards in Child Care

Virtual
Wed, Apr 10, 2024 6:00 pm Virtual

Hester Paul
High-quality child care must protect both children and staff from environmental hazards. Environmental health is key to ensuring children and the people who care for them, are free from exposure to pollutants like lead, harmful chemicals in household products, and poor indoor air quality. These environmental hazards are often found in child care settings. Research shows this exposure is linked to acute and chronic illnesses like low IQ, asthma, and childhood cancer. This session will highlight the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s (CEHN) Eco-Healthy Child Care® program and describe CEHN’s work towards creating systems change.