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August 2017

Preschool Course 2017

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Working with preschool children is an exciting, unique experience! During the preschool years, children are busy developing skills, using language and expressing a deep interest in the world around them. This informative 12- hour training course for experienced preschool teachers promotes ways to interact and respond to preschool children through planned experiences that support individual development in a quality early care and education setting. (Alabama Pathways: CGD, LEE, DIV, HSN, ICFC, PPD; DHR: CD, QCCL, PDG, LD, CCPF, HSU; CDA:…

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Paint without Brushes-

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

Paint, paint and more paint! Young children love to paint and create creative masterpieces to display on the walls of their classrooms and at home. This workshop goes beyond the paint jar and brush to encourage caregiver and child the opportunity to explore the world of paint by using easy to get materials to create and plan stimulating and imaginative painting activities. (Phyllis Rizzo; AL Pathways: CGD, LEE; DHR:CD, QCCL; CDA: 2, 3, 8; CCDF: 13; Basic Training Level; 2…

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Magical Sensory Play with Infants and Toddlers-

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sensory experiences tell us who & where we are. The accumulation of images seen, heard, tasted, touched and smelled build a complex image of surroundings in a small child’s mind. The senses constantly guide, stimulate, and reward the actions of the child. Workshop participants will learn the many ways that sensory play promotes growth in all the developmental domains- cognitive, physical, social-emotional- and how they can use sensory experiences to support early learning for infants and toddlers. (Mallory Blanchard; CCDF:…

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September 2017

Rich Environments for Literacy Learning

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Simply put, environment is the total impact of conditions, influences, and surroundings on children. Readers tend to be more adventuresome and curious, and exhibit greater respect for their peers, teachers, and themselves. Learn proven strategies for creating rich literacy and inquiry-based learning environments for young children. (Catherine Kreger; AL Pathways: CGD, LEE; DHR: CD, LD, QCCL; CDA: 2, 8; CCDF: 13; Advanced Training Levels; 2 hours / 0.2 CEUs; Age Group: Preschool, School Age) #5632- 9/9/2017; 10am – 12 noon;…

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The Learning Power of Laughter

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adults with a good sense of humor often have children who enjoy humor and are funny themselves. Having a good sense of humor and recognizing and taking opportunities for laughing out loud help develop good social skills and encourage the development of many other skills that children need, including pre-reading skills, creativity, and cognitive thinking. This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers understand the power of laughter and how to utilize laughter in their daily routine. (Phyllis Rizzo;…

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Director’s Forum: Becoming Acquainted with the Program Administration Scale (PAS)

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session provides an overview to the Program Administration Scale (PAS) which measures the level of quality of leadership and management practices of center-based early childhood programs. (Monica Byrd; AL Pathways: MA; DHR: ADM, QCCL; CDA: 5; CCDF: N/A; Basic Training Level; 2 hours/0.2 CEUs; Age Group: ALL) #5634 – 9/13/2017; 10:00am – 12:00pm; GRECS Training Room, Mobile

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Establishing a Positive Relationship with Parents

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

– Parents play a vital role in being their child’s most important teacher. This course will help you understand the importance of positive, honest, and respectful communication. This course will also offer education on how to engage parents to create a team atmosphere in promoting intentional involvement. (Lauren Henson; AL Pathways: ICFC; DHR: CCPF; CDA: 4; CCDF: 16; Basic Training Level; 2 hours / 0.2 CEUs; Age Group: ALL) #5635 – 9/14/2017; 6pm – 8pm; GRECS Training Room Mobile

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Go Healthy! It All Begins with You

September 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Being a healthy role model not only is important for the children but enables the care provider to have the energy and good health to meet the demands of the job. This training explores key concepts and actions for modeling healthy behaviors for children. (Lisa Kirkland; AL Pathways: CGD, HSN; DHR: CD, HSU; CDA: 1, 8; Basic Training Level; 2 hours / 0.2 CEUs; Age Group: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool) 5636 – 9/16/2017; 8:30 am – 10:30 am; Washington County Public

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Behavior is Contagious

September 16 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

This lesson takes a developmental look at building community with infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children and why this is important. Topics include helping children learn self-control, and conflict resolution, and suggestions for how to share with parents. Discover an effective strategy to help children learn problem solving skills. Lisa Kirkland; AL Pathways: CGD, COA, ICFC; DHR: CD, PDG; CDA: 3, 7, 8; CCDF: 13, 15; Intermediate Training Level; 2 hours / 0.2 CEUs; Age Group: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool…

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Keep Them Moving & Keep Them Learning

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participants will learn that exercise is the single most important tool we have to optimize brain function. We will also explore how time spent in physical activity affects a child’s health, development and ability to learn when in the classroom. (Michele Williams; CCDF: 13; AL Pathways: CGD, LEE, HSN; DHR: CD, HSU; CDA: 1, 2, 8; Basic Training Level; 2 hours / 0.2 CEUs; Age Group: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool) #5638- 9/19/2017; 6:00pm -8:00pm; GRECS Training Room Mobile

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