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October 2017

‘1, 2, 3, YES!’ Creative Early Childhood Conflict Resolutions

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We should always try to get along with other people. Sometimes that means having to resolve conflicts. This can seem easier said than done and doing it successfully definitely takes practice. This 2-hour workshop designed by Alabama Public Television combines video segments and educational materials to teach childcare providers and parents how to help children understand and practice a variety of techniques that will help them resolve conflicts in healthy ways. All participants will receive a set of children’s books…

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Developing Workable Budgets for a Child Care Center (Director’s Forum)

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A critical step in the process of starting and operating a child care center is to develop budgets for the program. These budgets will enable the administrator to determine the feasibility of the program and make informed decisions on size, staffing and ages to be served. Join in on this session where you’ll learn to create budgets that work. Click Here to learn more…

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Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect in Early Child Care

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This session is designed to help caregivers recognize, appropriately address, and prevent abuse and neglect in early child care. Click Here to learn more…

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Emergency Preparedness: Better Safe Than Sorry

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn about the necessary steps a program should take to ensure preparedness in the event of an emergency, as well as effective strategies to communicate your emergency plan to children, parents, and staff. Click Here to learn more…

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Block Play as a Creative Learning Strategy

October 28 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

A well designed basic block center is conducive to meaningful learning and promotes a high level of pretend play and creativity. Join us in our exploration of the “Block Area” and discover all the many concepts children can learn while playing with blocks. This workshop will allow caregivers and parents the opportunity to understand the importance and educational benefits of unit blocks Click Here to learn more…

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