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Thursday, July 14, 2022
Supporting 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...

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Harford and Cecil County Self-Care Retreat

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The past two years have required an overwhelming amount of energy and dedication from education professionals. This FREE, adults-only, event is presented by Abilities Network Project ACT with support from MSDE in appreciation of all that you do! Come spend a rejuvenating day with us. Relax and discover how to...

Susquehanna State Park
4122 Wilkinson RdHavre De Grace, MD 21078
Monday, July 18, 2022
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $35.00

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...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Communities of Practice: Lesson Planning by Domains

$0.00

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


QUALITY COUNTS Best Practices for New or Experienced Early Childhood Professionals Join us for 1 hour professional development opportunities! During these short communities of practice you will network with new and experienced educators to review core skills and build upon them! Lesson Planning by Domains 1pm-2pm | Tuesday, July 19th,...

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Simple Sign Language

$0.00 - $5.00

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 28, 2022
Attachment and the Developing Brain

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Attachments that are not fostered may lead to a child’s inability to properly attach or to have no attachment at all. Understanding the stages and types of attachment is imperative for ECE professionals. Through a mixture of engaging activities and discussion, participants will garner knowledge and practical strategies on how...

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Baltimore County Self-Care Retreat

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The past two years have required an overwhelming amount of energy and dedication from education professionals. This FREE, adults-only, event is presented by Abilities Network Project ACT with support from MSDE in appreciation of all that you do! Come spend a rejuvenating day with us. Relax and discover how to...

Gunpowder State Park
7200 Graces Quarters RdMiddle River, MD 21220
Monday, August 01, 2022
Keys to Inclusion and Behavior Management

$0.00 - $35.00

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 04, 2022
Take a Step Back: The Importance of Behavioral Observation

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Observation is the key to changing children’s behaviors. Hands-on activities will allow providers to identify the function of behavior and strategies to help change the behaviors. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (1 Hour) & Special Needs (1 Hour) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $35.00

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...

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
The ABC’s of XYZ: Communication Across Generations

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council In this training, participants will explore generational groups and learn that each group has its own distinct characteristics, values and attitudes toward work. Participants will learn the fundamental differences between the generations and which communication methods work...

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Thursday, August 18, 2022
Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thanks to funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the registration fee for this event is only $5. 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....

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Creating Preschool Coding Stories and Games

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Coding stories and coding games are playful, hands-on ways for children to explore and experiment with early coding. They offer opportunities for interactions and collaborative learning. If coding is new to you, you will find that it builds on many early math and literacy concepts you are familiar with. Core...

Monday, August 22, 2022
SIDS, SUID and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

$0.00 - $30.00

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, August 23, 2022
Redesign Your Circle Time

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Through engaging discussions, hands-on activities, and thoughtful self-reflection, participants will explore developmentally appropriate best practices regarding Circle Time.  How can you shift your focus to social/emotional development? Do children have to sit crisscross applesauce in order to learn?  Do you have to do weather and calendar during Circle Time?  Find...

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Build Your Perfect Emergency Plan

$0.00

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Build Your Perfect Plan coaching sessions will provide additional resources, mentoring and strategies to support Emergency and Disaster Preparedness plan development in a group setting. These sessions are free and open to all providers around the state, regardless of where or when they attended Emergency and Disaster Preparedness training. Join...

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Developmentally Appropriate Supervision

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Gain greater understanding of how to appropriately and effectively supervise children of all ages. Explore techniques for indoor and outdoor supervision. Ensure children's safety through active monitoring to enable children to maximize their learning opportunities. This workshop can be used for licensing compliance requests. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development...

Thursday, September 01, 2022
Basic Health & Safety

$0.00 - $35.00

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,...

Tuesday, September 06, 2022
Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thanks to funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the registration fee for this event is only $5. 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....

Monday, September 12, 2022
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

$0.00 - $30.00

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, September 14, 2022
Build Your Perfect Emergency Plan

$0.00

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Build Your Perfect Plan coaching sessions will provide additional resources, mentoring and strategies to support Emergency and Disaster Preparedness plan development in a group setting. These sessions are free and open to all providers around the state, regardless of where or when they attended Emergency and Disaster Preparedness training. Join...

Thursday, September 15, 2022
I’m Not Biased, Am I? Implicit Bias: What is it and What Can I Do about it

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Through self-reflection, participants will recognize the importance of anti-bias/culturally responsive practices.  Engaging activities, thought provoking discussions and intentional introspection will encourage participants to examine their own biases and understand how these biases can impact their program. Strategies...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Recognizing Anxiety in Little People

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 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 will provide participants with...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $35.00

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, September 22, 2022
Using Visual Supports to Create Inclusive Environments

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


During this training, participants will learn what visual supports are as well as how they can be utilized in their programs to support an inclusive environment. This workshop will discuss various benefits and the importance of how visual supports can assist children in being successful. Core of Knowledge: Curriculum (2...

Monday, September 26, 2022
Connection Through Communication

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training will provide participants with information about how communication is effected by age, race, class, and technology. Participants will come away with an understanding that while there are broad generalizations that can be made about how different people communicate based on their identities, communication should also be individualized to...

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