Quality Training [REGISTRATION]

Two-hour professional development

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Listening: The Language of Learning (2 hours) Listening is the most used communication skill and the foundation for learning language. Teachers learn listening milestones, classroom variable, and considerations for children with disabilities. This training will provide participants with multi-sensory experiences to test their own listening abilities and apply new methods to enhance listening in the classroom.
Building Connections to Support Positive Behavior (2 hours) This training focuses on the foundation level of learning and guidance: building healthy teacher-child relationships. Participants will learn how the relational interactions they have every day with children affect how a child develops friendships, expresses emotions, reacts to conflict, and learns right from wrong.
Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes: Building Relationships for Growth and Development for Infants and Toddlers (2 hours) Warm and responsive relationships are the foundation for all learning.  Early childhood educators who teach infants and toddlers will gain a better understanding of the important role of supporting growth and development through relationships.  Participants will discuss practices the support relationships and identify strategies for promoting growth and development for infants and toddlers.
My Many-Colored Days: Mental Health Awareness in Early Childhood (2 hours) This 2-hour professional development introduces early childhood educators to mental health in early childhood. Mental health begins in infancy and continues to develop throughout childhood. It is important for early childhood educators to understand the role they play in supporting children’s mental health and overall social and emotional development.  Understanding mental health in early childhood ultimately prevents expulsion and suspension during the preschool years.

 

 

Expanded Training [REGISTRATION]

Two hour professional development + Two hour on-site mentoring

Supporting Directors of Inclusive Early Learning Centers (4 hours) A special 4-hour training program designed specifically for directors, owners, and assistant directors. This two-hour training includes a follow-up technical assistance visit in-which MECIC will help address specific questions and needs of individual centers. Participants will gain a better understanding of policies and procedures that support early childhood inclusion: including the director’s role in supporting teachers and families. This engaging training will have participants learning together.
Supporting Directors of Inclusive Early Learning Centers: Part 2, Planning for Inclusion (4 hours) A special 4-hour training program designed specifically for directors, owners, and assistant directors. This two-hour training includes a follow-up technical assistance visit in-which MECIC will help address specific questions and needs of individual centers. Participants will develop an activity plan to meet child care regulations to support children with special needs. This opportunity will help providers understand the importance of planning for inclusion and supporting learning and engagement for all children.
Promoting a Sense of Belonging in Preschool Settings through Social Interactions (4 hours) Peer interactions and social connections create a sense of belonging in the preschool classroom that impact a child’s development, motivation to learn, and sense of self-worth. During training (and technical assistance), preschool teachers learn milestones to social development for children ages 3 – 5, identify red flags, uncover possible challenges for children with disabilities, and discover ways to activity facilities social interaction between peers in the classroom.
Supporting Learning and Development through Effective Feedback (4 hours) Teachers’ feedback influences their relationships with children, developmental growth, academic readiness, and self-perception. Participants will learn how to provide effective feedback that supports positive behavior and encourages self-discovery. During training (and technical assistance), preschool teachers will practice process-oriented feedback to support learning and development for all children.
Family Partnerships: Communicating, Engaging, and Collaborating with Families of Infant and Toddlers (4 hours) This special 4- hour professional development highlights the critical role families play in early childhood education.  Infant and toddler teachers will identify strategies for family involvement and recognize ways to celebrate developmental milestones.  On-site mentoring will help infant and toddler teachers connect strategies discussed during the training to classroom practices.