Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid : How you can have a play based program in today’s world – It is time to stand up and educate parents and policy makers about play based developmentally appropriate childhood programs. We will look at theories around designing, implementing and critically evaluating child directed play environments. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid design your program the way you want it and become articulate and advocate on why it is appropriate for kids. Set Three; 3 – 6 hours; CKC FCS and LEC
Diversity Exploration – Genealogy with Children and Families – Let’s explore diversity – what makes us different and alike? We will explore our cultural,
ethnic and ancestral identity. Explore and discuss several genealogy activities that you can do with the families who attend your program. Are we all cousins? We will examine DNA and family trees. To prepare for the training research your family including geographical, culture and ethnicity. Set Two; CKC D & FCS; 3 – 6 hours; Infant/Toddler, Preschool. School age
Training by Joyce McCoy
Supporting School Age Learners During a Pandemic Examine Rules, Regulations and Policies to Understand Your Role – In this training providers will strategize how to support online education for school age children. Explore techniques to develop links and partnerships with families, schools and state agencies. We will explore standards, policies, regulations, and laws, and the modifications needed to support school age learners during the pandemic.
Set Two Standards; 3 – 6 hours; Families & Community Systems and Program Management; No Age-Related Content
Positive Communication with Parents During Stressful Situations Child care providers are often placed in difficult situations with families. This training will explore methods to maintain positive communication with parents even when discussing difficult things as well as how the provider can be supportive to parents and manage conflicts with families when they arise. Set Two: 3-6 hours (CKC) Families and Community Systems, Ages NOT APPLICABLE