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September 25, 2017
Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Part I

$50.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Develop a comprehensive plan to follow when a disaster occurs. Natural disasters, medical emergencies, technological hazards, and family and community concerns (disgruntled parents, missing children, and pandemic flu) will be covered. Ensure that your plan addresses special needs, notifying parents, sheltering, resources, evacuation and other possibilities. Core of Knowledge Area:...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
September 26, 2017
Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Part II

$0.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Develop a comprehensive plan to follow when a disaster occurs. Natural disasters, medical emergencies, technological hazards, and family and community concerns (disgruntled parents, missing children, and pandemic flu) will be covered. Ensure that your plan addresses special needs, notifying parents, sheltering, resources, evacuation and other possibilities. Participants must attend both...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
September 28, 2017
Basic Health and Safety

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop provides basic information about critical health and safety topics for all child care providers to meet the requirement of the proposed licensing regulation regarding training in basic health and safety areas. Key topics include: establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments; safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries,...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
October 02, 2017
Infant and Toddler Workgroup

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join a group of providers who care for our little ones! We will meet 4 times a year and... Examine common infant and toddler concerns Explore new practices and research Consult with a community of specialists The theme will be communicating with families Earn a professional activity unit (PAU) for...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
October 05, 2017
Including All Children and the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA)

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for ADA and inclusionary practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of best practices and available resources. This training will meet the 3 hour training requirement for MSDE. Core of Knowledge Area: Special Needs (3 hours); Level: Beginning...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
October 09, 2017
What Should We Talk About? Best Practices in Communicating with Infants and Toddlers

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is designed to provide participants with a variety of communication tools they can embed into their daily practices to support the language development of infants and toddlers. Through a series of interactive activities, teachers will gain skills and confidence to use new skills when they return to their...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
October 11, 2017
Developmentally Appropriate Art

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training teaches participants how to implement a developmentally appropriate art curriculum and how to create an environment where art is an integral part of the day. It explores visual arts, how to implement a variety of art experiences for children of all ages, and the educator’s role in facilitating...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
October 16, 2017
Introduction to Healthy Beginnings Part I

$50.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Module 1 Participants will identify the developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Participants will be able to describe basic assumptions of child development and define a “responsive caregiving.” Participants will also be able to identify key features of “Healthy Beginnings” and determine how it can be used in an early...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
October 19, 2017
Basic Health and Safety

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop provides basic information about critical health and safety topics for all child care providers to meet the requirement of the proposed licensing regulation regarding training in basic health and safety areas. Key topics include: establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments; safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries,...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
October 30, 2017
Introduction to Healthy Beginnings Part II

$0.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Module 1 Participants will identify the developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Participants will be able to describe basic assumptions of child development and define a “responsive caregiving.” Participants will also be able to identify key features of “Healthy Beginnings” and determine how it can be used in an early...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
November 06, 2017
Infant and Toddler Workgroup: Fussy Babies @ Catonsville Library

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join a group of providers who care for our little ones! We will meet 4 times a year and... Examine common infant and toddler concerns Explore new practices and research Consult with a community of specialists The theme will be communicating with families Earn a professional activity unit (PAU) for...

Catonsville Library
1100 Frederick RdCatonsville, MD 21228
November 07, 2017
Helping Children Cope: Recognizing and Responding to Childhood Trauma

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


When a disaster or traumatic event occurs, such as a natural disaster or violent act, whether accidental or intentional, it can be stressful for people of all ages. Children tend to react to disaster and traumatic events based on their past experiences and what they know of the current situation....

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
November 08, 2017 - January 10, 2018
Autism 101: 3 Part Training Series

$59.50

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join our Autism Specialist for a training series designed to support the unique needs of children with autism and to promote inclusive practices for your entire classroom. Sign up for the 3 class series to receive 15% off! November 8, 2017 (6:30-9:30 pm)  Autism I: Learning the Basics This training...

November 09, 2017
On Track: All Aboard for Developmental Progress

$30.00

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for an overview of the developmental screening tools and the benefits of using one. A review of the MSDE/OCC regulation, effective communication with families, and the referral process will be addressed. Discuss how to choose a developmental screening tool, appropriate collection of information regarding children, and the on-going...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
November 13, 2017
Including All Children and the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA)

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for ADA and inclusionary practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of best practices and available resources. This training will meet the 3 hour training requirement for MSDE. Core of Knowledge Area: Special Needs (3 hours); Level: Beginning...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
November 16, 2017
Sense of Place: Human Geography in the Early Childhood Classroom

$20.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Developing a sense of place through geographic experiences helps build the social and emotional foundation children need and will one day use as adults. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (2 hours)   

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
November 27, 2017
Basic Health and Safety

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop provides basic information about critical health and safety topics for all child care providers to meet the requirement of the proposed licensing regulation regarding training in basic health and safety areas. Key topics include: establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments; safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries,...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
December 06, 2017
Enhancing Rituals and Routines 

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop focuses on why rituals and routines are important and shares new ideas for enhancing or extending what educators do to encourage children’s growth and development, connect with families, and highlight the unique aspects of their program. Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, try strategies, and learn new...

December 07, 2017
SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a healthy infant under 12 months. The cause of SIDS is unknown, but there are ways to make babies in your care safer. A SIDS class is required for family child care applicants and for any family provider seeking to become licensed for...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
December 11, 2017
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

$5.00

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Participants will understand regulations that support breastfeeding and best practices for programs to support families in regards to breastfeeding. This class meets the Maryland Child Care Administration training requirements for child care facilities and family child care providers who care for infants and toddlers. PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT RECEIVE CORE OF...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
December 11, 2017
Including All Children and the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA)

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for ADA and inclusionary practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of best practices and available resources. This training will meet the 3 hour training requirement for MSDE. Core of Knowledge Area: Special Needs (3 hours); Level: Beginning...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
December 19, 2017
Basic Heath and Safety

$25.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop provides basic information about critical health and safety topics for all child care providers to meet the requirement of the proposed licensing regulation regarding training in basic health and safety areas. Key topics include: establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments; safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries,...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
December 20, 2017
Express Yourself!

$20.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Discovering How to Extend Children’s Natural Forms of Self Expression to Promote Early Literacy Skills! In this highly interactive training, participants will learn more about extending children's natural forms of self expression in three main areas; music and movement, artwork and storytelling. In each of these three areas, the literacy...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286