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Monday, January 31, 2022
Mindfulness and Yoga for Young Children and Adults

Class full booked.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


  This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Participants will become aware of how to use yoga and mindfulness in their programs.  Please dress comfortably for this training as we will be doing simple yoga poses. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (2 hours)...

Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - Thursday, February 03, 2022
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....

Monday, February 07, 2022
Creating a Compassionate Classroom

Class full booked.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Creating a caring early childhood environment reduces the need for children to assert themselves through negative behavior, such as teasing and bullying.  Early childhood professionals can address this behavior before it takes root and grows.  This training...

Tuesday, February 08, 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...

Monday, February 14, 2022
Communities of Practice: Teaching Infants and Toddlers to Love Themselves

Class full booked.

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.  Teaching Infants and Toddlers to Love Themselves 1pm-2pm | Monday, February 14th, 2022 You will...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Communities of Practice: Increasing Engagement

$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! Increasing Engagement 1pm-2pm | Tuesday, February 15, 2022 *Attend...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Learn to Move, Move to Learn

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training presents information to develop practice and skills to create an environment designed to support children’s learning through movement. Participants will engage in discussions and activities that will help them learn how to explain how movement influences learning and how to develop environments that incorporate movement for learning in...

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Emergency Preparedness: The Expert’s Corner Q & A

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 will receive one Continued Training hour in Health, Safety and Nutrition. You will also be entered to win a price valued at over $100! Participants who...

Wednesday, February 16, 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, February 17, 2022
Learning the Basics: Seizure Disorders

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This $5 professional development opportunity, made possible by: This training will provide participants with a foundational understanding of seizure disorders. Through engaging activities and discussions, participants will learn strength based approaches to working with children with seizure disorders. Core of Knowledge: Special Needs (2 hours) Each participant will need individual...

Sunday, February 20, 2022
-Members Only- Freebie Market!

$0.00

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


-Members Only- Freebie Market! Project ACT is downsizing supplies and giving them to our members, for free! Multicultural Books STEM Materials Math Manipulatives Curriculum Resources Toys and More! Spots are limited, reserve yours today!   ***This will be an outdoor event, weather permitting.*** ***If there is rain or snow, we...

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Lesson Planning in a Family Child Care

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop focuses on lesson planning in family child care, with emphasis on both individualized and group planning.  With foundational information from the Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care, participants will explore factors that influence daily schedules, identify helpful strategies to guide planning, and discuss specific ways to encourage and...

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Including Littler Learners Series: Fun With Feelings

$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, February 24, 2022
Parent Workshop – Bedtime

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


  This workshop will give you tips, tricks, and strategies for getting your little ones to bed with minimal fuss and tears.   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, February 24, 2022
Simple Sign Language

$0.00 - $30.00

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,...

Monday, February 28, 2022 - Tuesday, March 01, 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, March 03, 2022
Working Together: The Importance of Community Helpers in Our Daily Lives

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training explores the importance of community helpers in the lives of young children and how recognizing these people helps to build a community of caring. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (2 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with the webinar, handouts, and Zoom...

Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Learning the Basics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This $5 professional development opportunity, made possible by: This training will provide participants with a foundational understanding of FASD. Through engaging activities and discussions, participants will learn strength based approaches to working with children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Core of Knowledge: Special Needs (2 hours) Each participant will need...

Wednesday, March 09, 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...

Monday, March 14, 2022
But It’s Mine! Redirecting Toddlers (Developing Social Emotional Competencies)

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


  This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Caregivers intentionally teaching social emotional skills throughout the daily routines, produces many positive outcomes for children.  This workshop will present a definition of social emotional skills and presents benefits of promoting social emotional skills. Participants will...

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Communities of Practice: Expectation and Visual Rules

$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! Expectation and Visual Rules 1pm-2pm | Tuesday, March 15,...

Wednesday, March 16, 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...

Monday, March 21, 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,...

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Creating a Language Rich Environment

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Language plays a key role in our ability to function within our environments. Participants will learn ways to foster language skills in the children they work with and how to identify when there is a possible delay. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (3 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING...

Monday, March 28, 2022
Baby Picasso: Process Art Experiences for Infants and Toddlers

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Art is more than just a fun activity for infants and toddlers.  When little ones engage in process art, they are strengthening many developmental skills.  This workshop looks at the differences between process art and arts and crafts projects.  It focuses on the importance of letting little ones experience process...

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - Wednesday, March 30, 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, April 04, 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, April 05, 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...

Monday, April 11, 2022
It’s the Questions, Not the Answers

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Participants will learn how to encourage STEM learning and foster children’s innate curiosity by using the Inquiry Teaching Model.  Providers will reflect upon what they are already doing and how they can increase  their language and ability to support children with STEM learning. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (2 hours) ***THIS...

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Growing the Brain: Everyday Play

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This session will look at the stages and types of play that unfolds in early childhood, the role of the brain in the process and how to maximize children’s learning through play. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (3 Hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive...

Thursday, April 14, 2022
How to Expertly Navigate Conflict in the Workplace

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


  This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Conflict is inevitable as people work together.  It is not the conflict that is the problem, but people’s reaction to it.  This session teaches educators the common sources of conflicts in the workplace, how to get...

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Communities of Practice: Cozy Corner & Social Emotional Supports

$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! Cozy Corner & Social Emotional Supports 1pm-2pm | Tuesday,...

Wednesday, April 20, 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...

Monday, April 25, 2022
Learning the Basics: Fragile X Syndrome

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This $5 professional development opportunity, made possible by: This training will provide participants with a foundational understanding of Fragile X Syndrome. Through engaging activities and discussions, participants will learn strength based approaches to working with children with Fragile X Syndrome. Core of Knowledge: Special Needs (2 hours) Each participant will...

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Thursday, April 28, 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, May 02, 2022
Coloring Outside the Lines

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Participants will learn how to provide open ended art activities to engage children and encourage self-expression.  Use of a variety of art materials will be discussed to extend art across the curriculum. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (2 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email...

Wednesday, May 04, 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...

Monday, May 09, 2022
Jumping into Social-Emotional Development

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Children’s social and emotional health affects their overall development and learning.  Participants will explore the importance of developing social emotional skills in young children and how they can support those skills with simple materials.  Participants will explore...

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Teaching Parents About School Readiness

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training will teach techniques to actively create meaningful family engagement in the school readiness process.  The information will allow early care professionals to help families be more familiar with all areas of school readiness including self-help skills, gross motor skills, language and speech skills, thinking skills, as well as...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Communities of Practice: Developmentally Appropriate Practices

$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! Developmentally Appropriate Practices 1pm-2pm | Tuesday, May 17th, 2022...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Autism 1

$0.00 - $35.00

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, May 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...

Monday, May 23, 2022 - Tuesday, May 24, 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....

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - Thursday, May 26, 2022
FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior

$0.00 - $65.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is intended for participants who are interested in supporting the social and emotional development of young children and reducing their instances of challenging behaviors. FLIP IT® is a strategy that offers a simple, kind, strength-based, commonsense and effective four step process to address children’s day to day challenging...

Wednesday, June 01, 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, June 02, 2022
The Importance of Executive Function and Self Regulation

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


  This training is $5 courtesy of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council Executive functioning and self regulation help children be successful within their environments.  Children are born with the capacity to learn and utilize these skills.  Participants will learn about why these skills are important, what deficits in...

Monday, June 06, 2022
Developmentally Appropriate Practice with Infants and Toddlers

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) should occur in every program for every age child.  Participants will define DAP and discover exactly what a DAP environment for infants and toddlers looks like. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (3 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with...

Wednesday, June 08, 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, June 14, 2022 - Wednesday, June 15, 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, June 16, 2022
Surviving Summer with School Agers

$0.00 - $35.00

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...

Monday, June 20, 2022
Simple Sign Language

$0.00 - $30.00

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,...

Tuesday, June 21, 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, June 21st,...

Tuesday, June 21, 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, June 23, 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, June 28, 2022
Growing the Brain: The Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This session looks at how different factors can promote or inhibit healthy brain development.  Participants will also define stress and look at how it’s affecting the brain. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (3 Hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with the webinar,...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Communities of Practice: Play Based Learning

$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! Play Based Learning 1pm-2pm | Tuesday, July 19th, 2022...

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