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Apr
1
Wed
EQIT Session E | March – June 2020
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Monday, March 30, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday Evenings with TWO Saturdays:
April 1, 11, 15, 20, 22, 29
May 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
June 3, 13

Wednesday classes will be from 6-9:00 pm.
Saturday
classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

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.

Apr
2
Thu
Exploring Pyramid Plus Classroom Strategies: 4 Strategies in 4 Weeks
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fun and practical ways to refresh your PPA skills
Make & take projects at every session
Resource sharing & plenty of discussion time

This 4×4 (four strategies in four weeks) series is for early childhood professionals who have completed the Pyramid Plus Approach (PPA) 48-hour training and wish to refresh their knowledge by focusing on PPA strategies to improve practice and meet the social and emotional needs of children in their care. Participants will engage in discussion around classroom challenges and solutions, share resources and tools, and make hands-on activities to use in the classroom. Sessions are facilitated by a PPA-certified coach who will focus on the following strategies:

•Helping children make transitions
•Teaching social skills and friendship skills
•Helping children express emotions
•Self-Regulation: Helping children manage their emotions

Click HERE for flyer..
Click HERE to register.

Apr
4
Sat
EQIT Session D | February – May 2020
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Saturday Classes:
February 22
March 7, 21
April 4, 18
May 2, 16, 30

Saturday classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

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.

Apr
9
Thu
Introduction to Child Assessment | PDIS Face-to-Face
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

This course provides an overview of child assessment, including the following:

  • Identify components of the authentic assessment cycle and how it supports early childhood professionals in understanding what young children know and are able to do.
  • Describe how to observe young children and how to document these observations.
  • Explain how to reflect on observations and use this information to assess where the child is at developmentally.
  • Explain how to use observations for planning and individualizing curriculum.
  • Explain how to share results of assessment with parents during conferences.
  • Review your early childhood program’s current child assessment system and determine how it aligns with the Colorado Early Learning & Development Guidelines.

Register in PDIS.

Apr
11
Sat
Pyramid Plus Approach Training | Winter 2020
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Do you need tools and strategies to effectively respond to challenging classroom behavior?
  • Would you benefit from training/resources that addresses including all children in a meaningful way?

Pyramid Plus Approach Training is a 48-hour course during which participants will learn specific strategies to enhance the social/emotional development of the children they work with, how and why to encourage inclusion, and how to better support children with challenging behavior. Participants will receive 48 hours of training for only $250.00.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be considered to have met the educational requirements for Early Childhood Guidance Strategies (ECE 103) in accordance with Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family home licenses. If interested in Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through Pikes Peak Community College, please contact Erica Evans, AFK Professional Development Specialist, at EEvans@allianceforkids.org.

You may purchase a Curriculum Binder in advance with your registration or on the first day of training.

Click HERE for training flyer.

Click HERE to register.

NAEYC Code of Ethics | April 2020
Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Come and engage with your peers to learn about the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct in a fun and interactive way!  Learn how these guidelines for responsible behavior set forth a common basis for resolving ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and education.  Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the Code as well as an enhanced ability to use the guidelines to make decisions within their everyday work settings.

Click HERE to register.

 

EQIT Session E | March – June 2020
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Monday, March 30, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday Evenings with TWO Saturdays:
April 1, 11, 15, 20, 22, 29
May 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
June 3, 13

Wednesday classes will be from 6-9:00 pm.
Saturday
classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

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.

Apr
14
Tue
Licensing Refresher | April 2020
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stay current with child care licensing rules and regulations. This 3-hour training facilitated by IREE is designed to provide you with a refresher of licensing regulations related to the work you do, as well as address some of the frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to register.

Apr
15
Wed
EQIT Session E | March – June 2020
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Monday, March 30, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday Evenings with TWO Saturdays:
April 1, 11, 15, 20, 22, 29
May 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
June 3, 13

Wednesday classes will be from 6-9:00 pm.
Saturday
classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

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.

Apr
16
Thu
AFK Community Network Meetings
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alliance for Kids is pleased to announce its new Community Network schedule of meetings for the upcoming year!
January 16, 2020 | 6-8 pm | The Arc Pikes Peak Region | 10 N. Meade Ave.
April 16, 2020  Location and Time TBD
July 16, 2020 | Location and Time TBD

Are you looking for the one place to connect with local partners engaged in the early childhood conversation? Come and attend the Alliance for Kids Community Network – the premiere early childhood networking event! Connect and network with community partners and learn about local opportunities as well as statewide efforts in the field of early childhood.

Meet & Greet
Come meet representatives serving as members of the Council. Find out what drives their commitment to our community…and let them know what’s important to you!

Connect & Network
Connecting with your peers in early childhood is important! Join us for a time of networking with others!

Learn & Grow
We’re currently developing presentation ideas. If you have suggestions, please contact us!

After the meeting, your role will be to take action by building on the connections you’ve made and sharing the knowledge you’ve gained to further the vision of AFK to “make El Paso County the best place to raise a child.”

Contact Angela McKibben at 719.634.7619 to learn more!
Resources from past meetings:
ECHO/ECCLA Website

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