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Apr
22
Thu
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Designed specifically for early childhood providers, this course explores how a child’s early experiences, both positive and negative, impacts early brain development and life outcomes. This four part series helps caregivers better understand how childhood adversity can affect their own interaction with children, families and co-workers.

The curriculum examines the Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs) and the broader context of trauma. It addresses how these early experiences impact neurodevelopment and what this means in the early childhood classroom, secondary trauma and self-care. Additionally, it provides the foundational understanding of social emotional learning and classroom strategies.

Course Overview (Series of four live online sessions of two hours each)

1. Foundational Trauma/ACE education: Including neurobiology and epigenetics.

2. Effects of stress: Personal, professional and self-care.

3. Behaviors and stress: Classroom strategies including safe environments.

4. Trauma-Informed Approach: What the past and current social conditions mean in the classroom.

Instructor: Kathy Orr, Executive Director at Peaceful Households

Click HERE to register.

Apr
26
Mon
Pre-Licensing for Exempt Providers | April 2021
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

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Pre-Licensing Training | April 2021
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Click here to register.

Apr
27
Tue
Pre-Licensing for Exempt Providers | April 2021
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Click here to register.

Pre-Licensing Training | April 2021
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Click here to register.

Conversations with a Consultant | Cohort 2
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Conversations with a Consultant is a time for child care providers to discuss what they are experiencing in their work right now with an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. These groups are a safe place for the workforce to vent frustrations, discuss COVID-19 challenges, and ask for advice about children’s challenging behavior. Consultants will act as a sounding board and create a trusted group that can support each other through this difficult time.

We will do our best to make sure that teachers are not in the same group as their supervisors, unless they request to be. To allow for robust discussion and everyone’s input, cohorts are limited to 10 people.

Download flyer HERE.

Tuesday Cohort
12:30-1:30 pm
March 23, April 13, and April 27

EQIT Session C | February – June 2021
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

When:

February 23 – June 15, 2021

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Classes will be held virtually on Mondays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 1, 8, 15

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.

To download the January – March 2021 PD Catalog, click HERE.

Apr
28
Wed
Pre-Licensing for Exempt Providers | April 2021
Apr 28 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Click here to register.

Pre-Licensing Training | April 2021
Apr 28 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Click here to register.

Advocacy 101 for Early Childhood Education Professionals
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Save the Children Action Network and the Alliance for Kids for this interactive, virtual training. Help to make El Paso County a strong early learning community! 

Learn to advocate for kids and for early learning!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

During this one-hour training you will:

  • Hear from lawmakers about how important your experiences and voices are as ECE professionals.
  • Build your story and develop a foundational advocacy skill—“the elevator pitch”—to use in outreach to lawmakers.
  • Learn how to contact your state lawmakers to advocate for support of the ECE sector and for the kids you work with.
  • Earn one clock hour in Professional Development and Leadership (Advocacy)

While this is primarily for ECE professionals in El Paso County, ECE professionals from around Colorado are welcome!

Join us to continue making change for kids. 

Register TODAY!

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