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Oct
23
Sat
LEADING EDGE for Child Care Providers (Center-Based)
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Pikes Peak SBDC’s LEADING EDGE™ for Childcare Providers is created to help both licensed childcare providers (center-based) and start-ups. The program assists child care providers to strengthen business practices and the ever-changing landscape of the Colorado workforce.

In partnership with the Alliance for Kids and Early Connections, the SBDC is hosting this 6-week impactful course with the goal of enhancing business owner skills. (Program series will not meet on September 25th.)

This program is funded through a collaborative between the State of Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado SBDC network. A primary objective of this project is to strengthen the childcare provider business model and enhance business owner skills so that these critically important services can continue to support our local economies.

Facilitator: Cory Arcarese, SBDC Lead Early Childhood Education Consultant & Facilitator

Register HERE.

The LEADING EDGE™ Course is a trademarked, statewide program for current business owners (or startups who are moving from idea stage to implementation).

Nov
4
Thu
EQIT Session C | November 2021 – March 2022
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

When:

November 6, 2021 – March 12, 2022

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Thursday, November 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Classes will be held virtually on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

November 6, 13, 20
December  4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12                      

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant-toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click HERE to register.

Nov
6
Sat
EQIT Session C | November 2021 – March 2022
Nov 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

When:

November 6, 2021 – March 12, 2022

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Thursday, November 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Classes will be held virtually on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

November 6, 13, 20
December  4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12                      

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant-toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click HERE to register.

Nov
9
Tue
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 2
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have lifelong impacts and influence health and well-being later in life. Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) that started the movement toward understanding the link between what happens early in life and later outcomes.

  • Learn how to support challenging behaviors by understanding ACEs
  • See those you work with through a different lens
  • Reflect on how this information changes how you interact with the children & adults in your classrooms.
  • Learn about caring for ourselves while providing trauma-informed care
  • Explore next steps for community
Training Schedule:

  • November 9: An introduction of the concept of ACEs: “It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you. “Foundational Trauma/ACE education”
  • November 11: Everyday Work Effects of stress both personal and professional.
  • November 16: Thriving in the Face of Working with Challenging Behaviors.
  • November 18: Wrap-up: Trauma-informed approach: What the past and current conditions such as COVID mean in the classroom.
Expect to receive an email from Peaceful Households from Kathy Orr 719-351-0893 Kathy.orr@peacefulhouseholds.org 2-4 days before the event containing training handouts and Zoom link. 

Expect to receive an email from JI/Alliance for Kids with the certificate of completion up to one month after the training.

Click HERE to register.

Nov
11
Thu
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 2
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have lifelong impacts and influence health and well-being later in life. Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) that started the movement toward understanding the link between what happens early in life and later outcomes.

  • Learn how to support challenging behaviors by understanding ACEs
  • See those you work with through a different lens
  • Reflect on how this information changes how you interact with the children & adults in your classrooms.
  • Learn about caring for ourselves while providing trauma-informed care
  • Explore next steps for community
Training Schedule:

  • November 9: An introduction of the concept of ACEs: “It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you. “Foundational Trauma/ACE education”
  • November 11: Everyday Work Effects of stress both personal and professional.
  • November 16: Thriving in the Face of Working with Challenging Behaviors.
  • November 18: Wrap-up: Trauma-informed approach: What the past and current conditions such as COVID mean in the classroom.
Expect to receive an email from Peaceful Households from Kathy Orr 719-351-0893 Kathy.orr@peacefulhouseholds.org 2-4 days before the event containing training handouts and Zoom link. 

Expect to receive an email from JI/Alliance for Kids with the certificate of completion up to one month after the training.

Click HERE to register.

Nov
13
Sat
EQIT Session C | November 2021 – March 2022
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

When:

November 6, 2021 – March 12, 2022

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Thursday, November 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Classes will be held virtually on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

November 6, 13, 20
December  4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12                      

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant-toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click HERE to register.

Nov
16
Tue
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 2
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have lifelong impacts and influence health and well-being later in life. Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) that started the movement toward understanding the link between what happens early in life and later outcomes.

  • Learn how to support challenging behaviors by understanding ACEs
  • See those you work with through a different lens
  • Reflect on how this information changes how you interact with the children & adults in your classrooms.
  • Learn about caring for ourselves while providing trauma-informed care
  • Explore next steps for community
Training Schedule:

  • November 9: An introduction of the concept of ACEs: “It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you. “Foundational Trauma/ACE education”
  • November 11: Everyday Work Effects of stress both personal and professional.
  • November 16: Thriving in the Face of Working with Challenging Behaviors.
  • November 18: Wrap-up: Trauma-informed approach: What the past and current conditions such as COVID mean in the classroom.
Expect to receive an email from Peaceful Households from Kathy Orr 719-351-0893 Kathy.orr@peacefulhouseholds.org 2-4 days before the event containing training handouts and Zoom link. 

Expect to receive an email from JI/Alliance for Kids with the certificate of completion up to one month after the training.

Click HERE to register.

Nov
18
Thu
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 2
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have lifelong impacts and influence health and well-being later in life. Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) that started the movement toward understanding the link between what happens early in life and later outcomes.

  • Learn how to support challenging behaviors by understanding ACEs
  • See those you work with through a different lens
  • Reflect on how this information changes how you interact with the children & adults in your classrooms.
  • Learn about caring for ourselves while providing trauma-informed care
  • Explore next steps for community
Training Schedule:

  • November 9: An introduction of the concept of ACEs: “It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you. “Foundational Trauma/ACE education”
  • November 11: Everyday Work Effects of stress both personal and professional.
  • November 16: Thriving in the Face of Working with Challenging Behaviors.
  • November 18: Wrap-up: Trauma-informed approach: What the past and current conditions such as COVID mean in the classroom.
Expect to receive an email from Peaceful Households from Kathy Orr 719-351-0893 Kathy.orr@peacefulhouseholds.org 2-4 days before the event containing training handouts and Zoom link. 

Expect to receive an email from JI/Alliance for Kids with the certificate of completion up to one month after the training.

Click HERE to register.

Nov
20
Sat
EQIT Session C | November 2021 – March 2022
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

When:

November 6, 2021 – March 12, 2022

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Thursday, November 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Classes will be held virtually on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

November 6, 13, 20
December  4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12                      

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant-toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click HERE to register.

Dec
4
Sat
EQIT Session C | November 2021 – March 2022
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

When:

November 6, 2021 – March 12, 2022

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Thursday, November 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Classes will be held virtually on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

November 6, 13, 20
December  4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12                      

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant-toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click HERE to register.

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