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Monday, April 26, 2021
Math is Fun

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This course is designed to guide child care providers and teachers in implementing math curricular activities.   Topics include helping children learn about math concepts as they explore and discover, looking beyond learning counting and numbers, and developing and extending children’s interest in mathematical concepts– inclusive for all early math learners....

Thursday, April 29, 2021
MD EXCELS Workgroup LEVEL 1

$0.00

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join a Maryland EXCELS workgroup for programs interested in publishing as a Level 1. In this workgroup, we will break down the specifics goals of Level 1. Please sign up for this time slot if your program name (centers) or last name (family providers) begins with A-M. Please note: You...

Monday, May 03, 2021
MD EXCELS Workgroup LEVEL 1

$0.00

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join a Maryland EXCELS workgroup for programs interested in publishing as a Level 1. In this workgroup, we will break down the specifics goals of Level 1. Please sign up for this time slot if your program name (centers) or last name (family providers) begins with A-M. Please note: You...

Monday, May 03, 2021
Lively Arts for Preschoolers

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Arts are more than drawing and painting; they are a variety of mediums that enable young children to express themselves in unique ways through dance, movement, singing, drawing, painting, and so much more. The Arts offer children whole body experiences enabling them to share their unique self. Core of...

Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $30.00

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) ***THIS TRAINING...

Thursday, May 06, 2021
MD EXCELS Workgroup LEVEL 1

$0.00

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join a Maryland EXCELS workgroup for programs interested in publishing as a Level 1. In this workgroup, we will break down the specifics goals of Level 1. Please sign up for this time slot if your program name (centers) or last name (family providers) begins with M-Z. Please note: You...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
MD EXCELS Workgroup LEVEL 1

$0.00

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join a Maryland EXCELS workgroup for programs interested in publishing as a Level 1. In this workgroup, we will break down the specifics goals of Level 1. Please sign up for this time slot if your program name (centers) or last name (family providers) begins with A-M. Please note: You...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Outdoor Learning Opportunities: Bringing the Classroom Outdoors

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Throughout this advanced training, participants will discuss in depth the importance of outdoor play for young children. Through large and small group discussion, pictures, and descriptive outdoor play scenarios, participants will be exposed to many innovative ideas to bring the indoor classroom environment outdoors, including such ideas as dramatic arts,...

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Including Little Learners Series: Building Resilience in Young Children

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join us for a professional development opportunity funded by the Early Childhood Mental Health Project. Thanks to this funding, the registration fee for this event is only $5. This professional development series consists of one 3-hour training session, and two 1-hour follow up technical assistance sessions.  In order to receive a certificate of...

Monday, May 17, 2021
Enhancing Rituals and Routines

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council. 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...

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
MD EXCELS Workgroup LEVEL 1

$0.00

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join a Maryland EXCELS workgroup for programs interested in publishing as a Level 1. In this workgroup, we will break down the specifics goals of Level 1. Please sign up for this time slot if your program name (centers) or last name (family providers) begins with M-Z. Please note: You...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Including Littler Learners Series: Introduction to Inclusion – Educating All Children Together

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join us for a professional development event designed to help you support children birth to three years old who have special needs. This event is funded by the Maryland State Department of Education. Thanks to this funding, the registration fee for this event is only $5. This professional development series consists of...

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Using Storytelling to Enhance Children’s Development

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Storytelling is an integral part of our lives.  We can enhance communication and encourage language development and social competence by expanding our capacity to tell stories. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (3 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with the webinar, handouts, and...

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Surviving Summer with School Agers

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This course is designed for child care providers who work with school-agers, aged 5-8 years.  Topics and activities will focus on social emotional development and self-esteem, peer relationships, gross and fine motor development, cognitive development and language development. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (3 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE...

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Behavior Management: A Director’s Perspective

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Are you a leader in your program? Aspirations of becoming a director? This training looks at behavior management from a director’s viewpoint. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (2 hours) and Professionalism (1 hour) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with the webinar, handouts, and...

Wednesday, June 02, 2021 - Thursday, June 03, 2021
Establishing a Positive Approach to Address Challenging Behaviors

$0.00 - $40.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This interactive training is a comprehensive look at positive ways to approach challenging behaviors in the classroom. Part 1 explores the attitudes and strategies necessary to create a positive environment for children. Part 2 explores steps teachers should follow to create effective behavior plans. Participants will leave this training with...

Monday, June 07, 2021
Classroom Schedules and Transitions: Tricks and Tips to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Having a great schedule that considers the needs and capabilities of your infants/toddlers/preschoolers can make the difference between great days and not-so-good days. Just as important as a schedule is how you transition from one activity to another. This training empowers teachers to create schedules that will get the most...

Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $30.00

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) ***THIS TRAINING...

Thursday, June 10, 2021
The Essence of Language: Appreciating the Importance of Language Development for Children Birth – 5 Years

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join us for a professional development event designed to help you support children birth to three years old who have special needs. This event is funded by the Maryland State Department of Education. Thanks to this funding, the registration fee for this event is only $5. This training provides participants with an...

Monday, June 14, 2021
Helping Boys Blossom: Strength-Based Approaches to Teaching Boys

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Despite current research showing that there are not many differences between boys and girls, the statistics show that boys are still facing many challenges. In this training, participants will clarify their role in supporting boys’ growth, barriers that are created, and strength-based approaches to help boys blossom. Core of Knowledge...

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Stranger Danger

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This workshop focuses on teaching children about personal safety and the many ways strangers access children: outside, at home, and online. It will also delve into tips and skills to keep children safe from strangers. Core of Knowledge Area: Health, Safety and Nutrition (2 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE...

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Cross-Cultural Support for Grieving Children and Families

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Supporting someone as they struggle through loss and grief can be incredibly difficult, especially when the bereaved individual is a child. Through this interactive and informative workshop, participants will learn what children understand about death at different ages and what their grief might look like. We will also cover practical...

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Sensory Play for Infants and Toddlers

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Sensory play enables infants and toddlers to scaffold learning, building on prior experiences. Providers will learn how to use non-traditional everyday sensory items to create discovery baskets to scaffold memory and enhance brain development in infants and toddlers. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (2 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE...

Monday, June 28, 2021
Language in the Multicultural Child Care Setting

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Children’s feelings of security and self esteem are deeply embedded in a positive identification with their own family and culture of origin. A positive identification with their own family and culture in infants and toddlers is best supported when the child’s primary caregiver shares the culture and language of the...

Thursday, July 08, 2021
Promoting Resiliency in Young Children

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Participants will gain an understanding of resiliency, and the important role attachment plays in helping children. Participants will learn factors that contribute to the formation of attachment relationships and discover intervention strategies that can be used to promote resiliency in children. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (2 hours) This...

Monday, July 12, 2021 - Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

$0.00 - $60.00

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, pandemic flu) will be covered. Ensure that your plan addresses special needs, notifying parents, sheltering, resources, evacuation and other possibilities. Core of Knowledge Area: Health...

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $30.00

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) ***THIS TRAINING...

Monday, July 19, 2021
Connection vs. Perfection

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


It only takes 30% of attunement with an infant or toddler to form a secure attachment. The other 70% is where mistakes or challenges within a relationship may occur. Infants and toddlers crave authenticity within their relationships just like we do, and with authenticity comes “oops”. In this training participants,...

Thursday, July 22, 2021
SIDS, SUID and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


As infant and toddler caregivers, it is important to understand SIDS and sleep-related deaths, including the many strategies which can be implemented to reduce the risk of sleep-related death. Participants will review what is SIDS and sleep-related death, review recent research and statistics, gain greater understanding of the role child...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Simple Sign Language

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


In this training, participants will learn about American Sign Language and how the use of multiple modes of communication can benefit all learners. Through fun and engaging activities, participants will learn 20 simple signs that are useful in an early childhood setting. Using current research and a variety of resources,...

Thursday, July 29, 2021
A Play on Literacy

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


A Play on Literacy discusses the literacy developmental milestones for ages 6 months through 5 years. It is an in-depth training on how to implement literacy into the classroom environment for more meaningful activities, and how to assess children’s literacy development. It also includes information on how to implement adaptations...

Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Keys to Inclusion and Behavior Management

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training addresses best practices in Early Childhood Education, with regards to inclusion and behavior management. Through hands-on activities and experiences, teachers will explore and increase their familiarity with best practices, such as an engaging classroom arrangement, balanced visual schedules, effective transitions, how to best utilize classroom staff, using proactive...

Thursday, August 05, 2021
Express Yourself! Discovering How to Extend Children’s Natural Forms of Self Expression to Promote Early Literacy Skills

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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 skills that children are acquiring or practicing will be discussed and by participating in a few activities, the audience will have...

Monday, August 09, 2021
Basic Health & Safety

$0.00 - $30.00

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,...

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Developmentally Appropriate Supervision

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Participants will be able to describe the term supervision based upon COMAR Regulations, NAEYC’s best practices and identify strategies for both indoor and outdoor environments that allow for proper supervision at all times. Participants will determine appropriate interactions with children through active monitoring will ensure safety and maximize learning. Core...

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Positive Words for Positive Actions

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Learn how to make your child care environment more positive. Using positive language when talking to children gives them an understanding of the expectations we have. Learn how easy it is to reword your directions and other guidance techniques you can use in your child care. Core of Knowledge Area: Child...

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Participants will define the different types of child abuse and neglect. They will understand their role as a mandated reporter, and learn how to respond to a child who discloses abuse or neglect. Core of Knowledge Area: Health Safety and Nutrition (2 Hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT***...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $30.00

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) ***THIS TRAINING...

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Building Classroom Communities

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training addresses the various components involved in creating a supportive classroom community. In such an environment, teachers and children come to know and care about each other and develop mutual regard and concern for each other, so everyone can learn and grow. The training explores the three major leadership...

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Recognizing the Essentials

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training teaches about the essentials of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (known as DAP) so that teachers can use knowledge about child development to create a program that is suitable for the age and stage of development of the children in their group. It covers the five essentials of DAP, which...

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