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Aug
12
Wed
Licensing Refresher for Family Child Care Providers
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stay current with child care licensing rules and regulations. This 3-hour training 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.

Aug
13
Thu
Learning & Development Committee
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This committee meets the second Thursday of each month (except during October, January, April, and July) from 12 – 1:30 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). *Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, email Tina Fennell or call 719.291.8112. For committee information, please contact Kelly Hurtado at 719.291.9315.

The Learning & Development Committee is made up of agencies and individuals who work collaboratively on a seamless system of care to provide access, quality, and equity in learning and development for children prenatal to age eight and their families. It assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

The Learning & Development Committee has a standing agenda item for Education & Advocacy. The discussion includes: 1) educating families and the community on characteristics of quality early education and child care and the long term impact on children, families and the community; and 2) efforts to communicate relevant legislation to the community and organize community advocacy around Council approved policies. Visit our Advocacy page for more information.

Fostering Motor Skills
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

When planning activities for infants, toddlers,and preschoolers, play is central to the development of children’s gross and fine motor skills. It is through play thatchildren practice the coordination of large body movements, as well as the small movements of hands and fingers. Planning play activities that provide children with regular opportunities to move their bodies is crucial in supporting young children’s motor skill development. This class will explore how to create a good balance of appropriate gross and fine motor activities.

Click HERE to register.

Aug
19
Wed
NAEYC Code of Ethics | August 2020
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct in a virtual, 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.

 

Mentors as Teachers, Learners, and Leaders
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you interested in exploring becoming a mentor teacher? Mentoring is a relationship-based adult learning strategy intended to promote and support a teacher’s awareness and refinement of her professional learning process and teaching practices. Early childhood teachers face increasing quality improvement standards, assessments, and expectations about what they should know and be able to do in promoting children’s early learning and development. This training is designed to support the further development of experienced teachers in their important role of mentoring. Learn important strategies for supporting new teachers.

Click HERE to register.

Aug
26
Wed
Health & Well-Being Committee
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This committee meets on Wednesday, November 21st and then on the fourth Wednesday of February, May, and August from 12 – 1 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). For more about this committee, please contact Bernie McCarron.

The Health & Well-Being Committee assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

Mentors as Teachers, Learners, and Leaders
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you interested in exploring becoming a mentor teacher? Mentoring is a relationship-based adult learning strategy intended to promote and support a teacher’s awareness and refinement of her professional learning process and teaching practices. Early childhood teachers face increasing quality improvement standards, assessments, and expectations about what they should know and be able to do in promoting children’s early learning and development. This training is designed to support the further development of experienced teachers in their important role of mentoring. Learn important strategies for supporting new teachers.

Click HERE to register.

Sep
8
Tue
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 1
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 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

Click HERE to register.

Sep
10
Thu
Learning & Development Committee
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This committee meets the second Thursday of each month (except during October, January, April, and July) from 12 – 1:30 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). *Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, email Tina Fennell or call 719.291.8112. For committee information, please contact Kelly Hurtado at 719.291.9315.

The Learning & Development Committee is made up of agencies and individuals who work collaboratively on a seamless system of care to provide access, quality, and equity in learning and development for children prenatal to age eight and their families. It assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

The Learning & Development Committee has a standing agenda item for Education & Advocacy. The discussion includes: 1) educating families and the community on characteristics of quality early education and child care and the long term impact on children, families and the community; and 2) efforts to communicate relevant legislation to the community and organize community advocacy around Council approved policies. Visit our Advocacy page for more information.

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 1
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 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

Click HERE to register.

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