Trainings and Workshops

Pre-Service

BASIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

5 COK 

Health, Safety and Nutrition- 5

This 5 hour training has been developed to provide information about critical health and safety topics for all child care providers. Information provided is basic, aligned to current regulations along with various resources for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of children while in child care.

Maryland and Virginia

$45 per participant

INCLUDING ALL CHILDREN AND THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT

3 COK

Special Needs- 3

This 3 hour training is intended to provide a basic overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the basic requirements of this law, and how this applies to child care programs. 

Maryland and Virginia

$32 per participant

Developmental Screening and Assessments 

AN INTRODUCTION TO ASQ-3 AND ASQ ONLINE

4 COK

Child Development- 2

Community- 2

In this 4 hour training, participants will examine the features of the ASQ-3 and ASQ online tools, how to introduce, administer, score and interpret the results, and how to explain the process to parents.

*Prerequisite: Developmental Screening Overview

Maryland and Virginia

$42 per participant

EARLY LEARNING ASSESSMENT

12 COK

Child Development- 2

Professionalism- 4

The ELA is a formative assessment for children between the ages of 36 and 72 months that is aligned to the MD Early Learning Standards and helps prepare children for kindergarten. In this 12 hour training, participants will examine how this online system can be used as a professional development tool with many useful resources for teachers to use for planning instruction and addressing any special needs of children. 

Maryland

$59 per participant

Cultural Awareness and Family Engagement

A CALL TO ACTION: Equity and Excellence for All Children 

3 COK

Professionalism- 2

Special Needs- 1

In this 3 hour training, participants will review historic educational events of equity and inclusion of all individuals that shaped American society. Discussions will include how societal inequities impact the education achievement gap, individuals with special needs, understanding implicit bias and engage in equity literacy to foster long-term change. 

Maryland and Virginia

$32 per participant

STORY VOICES:

The Importance of Selecting Culturally Responsive Literature for All Children

2 COK

Child Development- 2

In this 2 hour training, participants will identify the importance of culturally responsive literature that represent the home cultures of families and children. Reflective learning opportunities will include how ethnic, cultural and special needs children's literature builds respect for the social context that children and families bring with them.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia

$22 per participant

FAMILY CONFERENCES:

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

3 COK

Child Development- 2.75

Special Needs- 0.25

During this 3 hour training, participants will discuss the importance of communication between child care professionals and families as an ongoing necessary component of a quality program. Participants will examine hidden biases that may hinder open communication between themselves and families. Participants will gain skills, strategies and techniques in planning and conducting effective family conferences to build a cohesive partnership that benefits children's success. 

Maryland and Virginia

$32 per participant

Math and Science Training

HOW CHILDREN BUILD THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF NUMBERS​

4 COK

Child Development- 4

This 4 hour training introduces how children build their understanding of numbers from birth through twelve. Participants will use Piaget's stages of cognitive development to incorporate sorting, classifying, serration and patterns in mathematical learning. Participants will also evaluate learning materials for use by children of all abilities. 

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia

$42 per participant

MATH COMES ALIVE WHEN IT IS BRAIN DRIVEN​

3 COK

Child Development- 1

Curriculum- 2

In this 2 and a half hour training, participants will examine their own experiences with Math to gain insight how they view this area in their program. This training will also provide the participants with strategies and tools to incorporate Math in the early childhood environment through discovery, problem solving, hands-on activities and language. 

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia

$32 per participant

SCIENCE THROUGH THE EYES OF PLAY

3 COK

Child Development- 2

Curriculum- 1.5

Health, Safety and Nutrition- 0.25

Special Needs - 0.25

In this 3 hour training, participants will discover how all children are natural scientists. This training will also provide the participants with strategies and tools to incorporate Science in the early childhood environment through discovery, problem solving, hands-on materials and language. 

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia

$32 per participant

Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice

HEALTHY BEGINNINGS (MODULE 1)

6 COK

Child Development- 2

Curriculum- 1.5

Professionalism- 1.5

Community- 1

This first session provides a foundation for understanding and using Healthy Beginnings as a child developmental tool. An introduction to the new Healthy Beginnings guide is provided and connections are made between the new guide and Early Learning Assessment. 

*Healthy Beginnings Guide included, while supplies last

Maryland

$52 per participant

HEALTHY BEGINNINGS (MODULE 2)

6 COK

Curriculum- 3

Special Needs- 1

Community- 2

This session provides opportunities for using Healthy Beginnings as a tool for creating and planning a program for infants and toddlers. Through learning activities and the use of Healthy Beginnings during the training, participants examine environment, planning, assessment and working with families. 

*Healthy Beginnings Guide included, while supplies last

Maryland

$52 per participant

MAKING ACCESS HAPPEN:

Developmentally Appropriate Practice​

6 COK

Child Development- 2

Curriculum- 3

Community-3 

This training discovers ways to create a learning environment which supports developmentally appropriate practices. Participants will go through the objective including: defining "developmentally appropriate practices", exploring ways that our settings support developmentally appropriate practices, understanding how we can use activity centers to enhance children's learning, an understanding how building relationships with the children in our care and their families helps promote children's learning and development. 

Maryland and Virginia

$52 per participant