Cultivating Inclusion – A Training Series for Early Childhood Leaders – Cohort 2 *WEBINARS

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Date(s) - Thursday, September 17, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Project ACT is recruiting cohorts of early childhood leaders to participate in this free professional development opportunity, made possible by:

Dd Council


This training series is designed to support child care professionals who hold policy development and leadership roles in their programs. This may include family child care providers, center directors and assistant directors, owners, and other program leaders.
There is no cost for participation in this series, but we do ask you to commit to participating in all three training modules. Certificates will be issued at the conclusion of the series for those who attended all modules.

Roots of Inclusion

Thursday, September 17th, 9:00-12:00pm

During this module, we will focus on establishing the critical foundation needed for developing an inclusive childcare program.  We will identify leadership styles based on values and beliefs, and define your philosophy on inclusion. We will also explore comprehensive and effective inclusion policies to include in your program handbook.  Because building an effective team is critical, we will discuss strategies for recruiting, selecting and orienting staff and other team members.

Branches of Inclusion 

Thursday, October 22nd, 9:00-12:00pm

Intentional systems of support are key to sustaining inclusive practices. During this module, we will explore how to plan for meaningful professional development that supports your vision for inclusion and get the most out of training and workshops. We will discuss how to utilize coaching and mentoring strategies to continually support the implementation of critical practices.

Blooms of Inclusion

Thursday, November 19th, 9:00-12:00pm

What does true inclusion look like in a childcare program? In this module, we will look at evidence-based approaches to inclusive practice and explore tools for establishing program standards. We will learn strategies for continually improving practices that support inclusion, such as establishing strong collaboration with other professionals. As families are the experts on their child’s needs, we will discuss strategies you can use to engage families as partners.

 


Each participant will need individual access to a computer, smartphone or tablet. Specific webinar access details will be sent prior to the training. 

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Webinar Platform: ZOOM 

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There will be a knowledge measure and training evaluation provided via Survey Monkey. The knowledge measure and training evaluation are required components of the webinar. 


This project was supported, in part by grant number CFDA 93.630, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

 

****ATTENTION: All spaces for Family Child Care Providers and Baltimore County Center Providers are currently full, but if you want to be added to the waitlist please send an email to mhorvath@abilitiesnetwork.org and we will notify you when additional spaces become available!****

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