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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Picky Eating – A Workshop for Parents

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents and foster parents. It is not a childcare training and COK hours will not be given. ***THIS IS IN AN ONLINE FORMAT*** Each participant will need access to a computer, smartphone or tablet. Specific webinar access details...

Thursday, September 23, 2021
How to Create a Meaningful Lesson Plan 

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Lesson plans support the goals and objectives that you set for the children. Writing plans that focus on all areas of the curriculum and changes to the environment will assist in planning and implementing for the group as well as differentiated instruction. The inclusion of assessment on your plans will...

Monday, September 27, 2021
Promoting Positive Self Identity in Boys

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council. Boys in early childhood are disproportionately being expelled, suspended, and disciplined. This can impact boys’ sense of identity well into their later development. Therefore, it is important for early childhood educators to recognize the role they play...

Tuesday, September 28, 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...

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Including Little Learners Series: Encouraging Healthy Social Emotional Development in the Young Child Ages 0- 3

Class full booked.

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. Thanks to funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the registration fee for this event is only $5. This professional development series consists of one 2-hour...

Monday, October 04, 2021 - Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs

Class full booked.

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....

Saturday, October 09, 2021
11th Annual Early Childhood Conference

Class full booked.

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


11th Annual Project ACT Early Childhood Conference October 9, 2021 8:30am-3:30pm Virtual - This year's conference will take place on Zoom. Click here for more information about conference programming!

Monday, October 11, 2021
Communities of Practice: Mirrors and Neurons

$0.00

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join us for 1 hour professional development opportunities! During these short communities of practice you will work with other infant and toddler educators to intentionally plan how you will utilize new skills and strategies discussed.  Mirrors and Neurons 1pm-2pm | Monday, October 11th, 2021 You will receive a letter of...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
You’ve Got a Friend: Teaching Friendship Skills

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Throughout the day, children learn to share, solve problems, and collaborate.  They also build friendships that promote positive social and emotional development.  These skills don’t all come naturally, however, and some children have difficulty interacting with their...

Wednesday, October 13, 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, October 18, 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, October 19, 2021
Capturing Child Development Through Portfolios

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Participants will examine samples of what comprises a portfolio, how to appropriately collect samples and record observations and resources available to assist with planning based on observations.  Partakers will gain a greater understanding of the connection between compiling a portfolio and understanding a child’s individual development throughout the course of...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Emergency Preparedness: The Expert’s Corner Q & A

$0.00

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Project ACT will hold regular Q & A sessions with guest presenters to explore a variety of aspects of emergency and disaster preparedness.  Participants who attend 3 or more sessions can submit to receive a Professional Activity Unit for participating in a Community of Practice. ***THIS IS IN AN ONLINE...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Including Little Learners Series: Now, Doesn’t That Make Sense

$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. Thanks to funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the registration fee for this event is only $5. This professional development series consists of one 2-hour...

Monday, October 25, 2021
Autism I: Learning the Basics

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and helps participants understand the complexities related to working with children with ASD. It reviews current research and types of successful intervention strategies. Participants learn practical strategies for assisting children with ASD in the classroom. Core of Knowledge Area: Special...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The Essence of Language: Appreciating the Importance of Language Development for Children Birth – 5 Years

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training provides participants with an overview of children’s typical language development from birth through five, possible “red flags” for language delays and how to assist English Language Learners.  Through interactive activities, reviews of research and video, participants share their expertise and gain a comprehensive knowledge of language development and...

Thursday, October 28, 2021
It’s Clean Up Time! – A Workshop for Parents

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents and foster parents. It is not a childcare training and COK hours will not be given. ***THIS IS IN AN ONLINE FORMAT*** Each participant will need access to a computer, smartphone or tablet. Specific webinar access details...

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Fun with Feelings: Activities that Promote Emotional Intelligence

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


During this training, participants will learn strategies and fun activities to assist preschool and school aged children in exploring their feelings for the purpose of promoting Emotional Intelligence.  Participants will learn about the connection between Multiple Intelligences and Emotional Intelligence.  Participants will learn about potential red flag behaviors that may...

Monday, November 01, 2021
Making Meaningful Connections: Building the Foundation of the Young Brain

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This interactive training will build participants knowledge around how a young child’s brain develops. Participants will actively engage in “building a brain”, explore the importance of developing their own capacity, and learn specific strategies and interactions that grow healthy brains. After engaging with the content of this training, participants will...

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 - Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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....

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Family and Community Partnerships

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Participants will explore the goal of parent and family engagement and strategies to create respectful partnerships.  Partnerships will examine beliefs systems to create common understanding between provider and family. Core of Knowledge Area: Community (3 Hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with the...

Monday, November 08, 2021
Communities of Practice: Sharing Infant and Toddler Best Practices with Others

$0.00

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join us for 1 hour professional development opportunities! During these short communities of practice you will work with other infant and toddler educators to intentionally plan how you will utilize new skills and strategies discussed.  Sharing Infant and Toddler Best Practices with Others 1pm-2pm | Monday, November 8th, 2021 You...

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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...

Wednesday, November 10, 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, November 15, 2021
Spread Kindness, Prevent Bullying

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council This training will provide participants with the foundation of instilling kindness in children as the starting point for preventing bullying.  Participants will explore concepts how to age appropriately introduce these to young children—caring, kindness, generosity, and community. ...

Wednesday, November 17, 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,...

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Tantrums! – A Workshop for Parents

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


  What are tantrums in young children really about? Our workshop is full of ideas to help you cope and solve this mystery. Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents and foster parents. It is not a childcare training and COK hours will not...

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Routines and Cultures

$0.00 - $25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Cultural values are embedded in everyday routines of caregiving.  Caregivers have a profound effect on the development of infants and toddlers because they engage in basis activities, toileting, feeding, and napping.  In this class, participants will consider these three routines and how culture influences each of them.  Participants will have...

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 - Thursday, December 02, 2021
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....

Wednesday, December 01, 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, December 02, 2021
Growing the Brain: Learning the Basics

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This session will look at how the brain grows and develops from conception to 5 years old and describe the main parts of the brain and their functions, as well as explore how you can support healthy brain development in early childhood. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (3 Hours)...

Monday, December 06, 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...

Tuesday, December 07, 2021
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...

Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Resiliency and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council The powerful documentary, “Resilience:  The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” explores the profound long-term effects of toxic stress, a condition that sadly affects many of the young children in our communities and has a...

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Developmentally Appropriate Practices

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This interactive training provides participants with an overview of developmentally appropriate practices, as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and shares practical strategies for creating inviting environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Learning centers are an effective way to create an ideal classroom environment.  Participants...

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Praising/Appreciation – A Workshop for Parents

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Meaningful praise helps children in so many ways! Join us to learn how it works. Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents and foster parents. It is not a childcare training and COK hours will not be given. ***THIS IS IN AN ONLINE FORMAT***...

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