Children at Play- Brains at Work – Come to explore many types of play, and examine theories of Piaget and Vygotsky on how children learn through play. Investigate how play activities promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical developmental domains and link to brain processes. Develop play activities that interest children, involve senses, strengthen domains, and build brains. Set Two; CKC HGD; 1 to 3 hours; Infant/Toddler, Preschool
Language, Literacy and Early Brain Development – Build upon your knowledge of early brain development. Explore current research connecting early brain development with language development and early literacy skills. Develop strategies to translate research findings into information you provide to parents. Develop strategies to incorporate research findings into your work with children in storytelling and book sharing. Set Two; CKC HGD; 1 to 3 hours; Infant/Toddler, Preschool
The Developing Brain: Processes, Impacts, and Future Actions – Come explore the neurodevelopment processes of early brain development, with an in-depth look at a specific brain development theory. Examine what a healthy brain looks like; what has a negative impact on brain development, and what we can do to build healthy and strong brains. Set Two; CKC HGD; 1 to 3 hours; Infant/Toddler, Preschool.
Women’s Development as Adult Leaders and Learners – Explore theories of how adults develop and learn. Apply concepts from theories, including stages of Women’s Ways of Knowing, to your work as a trainer, mentor, and leader in a female-intensive field. Set two; CKC HGD; 3 – 6 hours; (Adult Ed)
Word Gardening: Cultivating Words, Nurturing Literacy, and Growing the Brain –Explore new scientific discoveries: how brain wiring is densely interconnected, and how interactions change this wiring. Examine current research: how children’s brains learn words and what words mean. Practice language development strategies: parentese, naming, and content words. Develop early literacy materials that strengthen word maps and categorization of words. Set Two; CKC HGD; 1 to 3 hours; Infant/Toddler, Preschool.
Work with Experienced Explorers: Facilitate Learning for Adults – Capable, accomplished, and skilled: the adult learner is different from the child learner. Explore what we already know about child development and learning. Uncover your own ideas about how adults learn. Examine adult development theories and principles. Investigate research regarding training strategies in the early childhood profession. Develop ways you can put these ideas into practice in your training sessions. Set Two; CKC HGD; 3 – 6 hours; (Adult Ed)
Training by Joyce McCoy
Attachment theories and the child care provider’s role This class will examine theories of how children develop attachment and the child care provider’s role in strengthening attachment. The role attachment plays in resiliency in children will be explored. The cycle of healthy attachment and the potential outcomes of attachment not developing or inadequately developed attachment will be examined. 3-6 hours Set 2 (CKC) HG&D, Ages ALL
Developing Resilience in Young Children – The ability to demonstrate resilience can have long lasting impacts on a child’s well-being. Long term physical, biological, mental health outcomes are found to be impacted by a person’s resilience. In this class we will explore methods to help children develop resilience and explore the impact it can have on a child today and in the future. Set 2; 3 hours; HGD; Trainer Joyce McCoy
Examining Typical and Atypical Child Development This class will celebrate the differences in every child. With a focus on children birth to eight years old, we will use developmental milestone charts to examine and discuss typical and atypical development. We will discuss what factors influence developmental stages. 1-3 Hours Set 2 (CKC) Human Growth & Development, Ages ALL
Fostering Self-Regulation Skills – Self-regulation is the ability to control one’s own behavior, emotions, thoughts, and actions. The first years of a child’s life is when they lay the groundwork. Brain development plays and import role in self-regulation development. Providers can develop strategies to guide children toward healthy self-regulation skills. Set 2; 3 hours; HGD; Infant/Toddler, Preschool, School Age; Trainer Joyce McCoy
The Impact of Stress on Young Children – This class will explore the physical, emotional, and neurological impact that stress has on young children. Explore techniques providers can use to help children who are experiencing stress or have been affected by stressful events. Set 2; 3 hours; HGD; Trainer Joyce McCoy
Moving Children from Extrinsic to Intrinsic Reward – Step away from the sticker chart! Come explore how to help children develop motivations that come from within. Practice motivation and celebration techniques to help children build on their ability to use intrinsic motivators. Set 2; 3. hours; HGD; Trainer Joyce McCoy
Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem – Come to this class to learn methods to help children develop confidence and self-esteem. Explore things we do that are harmful and ways we can enhance a child’s sense of self. Learning to believe in themselves, and their ability to be successful will be impactful to their success in school and life. Set 2; 3 hours; HGD; Trainer Joyce McCoy
Scaffolding Learning in Young Children Participants will conduct an in-depth study using the scaffolding theory. Included will be techniques and activities to enhance children’s understanding of the world through active learning and play. Set 3, 10 hours, HGD, Trainer Joyce McCoy
Supporting Children and Families Struggling with Separation: Working with Families Series – Separating can be extremely difficult for some parents and for some children come to this class to learn ways to support families and children to smooth the transition process and support the all-important parent and child attachment. Set 2; 6 hours; FCS 3 hours, HGD 3 hours; Trainer Joyce McCoy
Supporting Gifted Learners of All Ages in Early Childhood Programs – Join this class to examine giftedness in young children and explore the characteristics of gifted learners. You will develop a plan to support gifted learners in your program, Set 2; 6 hours; 5 hours HGD, 1 LEC; Trainer Joyce McCoy
Teaching from a Growth Mindset Perspective – Come to this class to examine how to apply a growth mindset in a child care setting. Examine how a growth mindset can impact a child’s brain development and educational success now and through the school years. Inspect some successful methods for encouraging growth mindset development in children and in the teachers who work with them. Set 2; 3 hours; HGD – Trainer Joyce McCoy
Teaching with Intention in Early Childhood Education: Constructing Lesson Plans Step-by-Step – This class will involve exploring each step in the lesson planning process from ideas to objectives to assessing a lesson’s success. Participants will have opportunities to work on each step along the way, ask questions and explore ways to improve their plans. Leave with plans ready to be implemented and some new ideas. Set 3, LEC, 9 hours, Trainer Joyce McCoy (prefer 9 hours).