What do you see when you look at these two heads? One has been to the bottom of the Loch Ness in Scotland
What do you see when you look at these two heads? One has been to the bottom of the Loch Ness in Scotland

Step Back from the End of Your Rope – Strategies to Guide Children During Challenging Times – We will discuss guidance strategies and techniques to use during challenging times. We will also explore techniques for observing and assessing challenging behaviors. These strategies
and skills will assist you during those times when you feel you are at the end of your rope. Set 2 pending, CKC O & UGB, 3 to 6 hours, Infants / toddlers, Preschool, School age

Observing Children in Child Care Settings – Learn why it is important to observe children. Do you know there are several different observation techniques you can use to observe development, behaviors, and play development? This will be an in depth class on standardized assessment instruments, and professional practice. Be prepared to do an observation practicum of the children in your care between the 2 class sessions. You will learn how to use your observations and assessments to plan your program activities.   Set One; 10 Hours; CKC OA

Play Power – Strategies to Support Learning Through Play – We will explore play strategies that are important to the growth and development of young children. Participants will develop skills in observing-casual vs focused observing and Facts vs opinions. Use these observing skills to develop strategies to support and encourage children’s learning through play.   Set Two; 3 to 6 hours; CKC LEC and OA; Ages All

Implementing Developmental Screening Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Third Education (ASQ-3) – The importance of screening and early intervention cannot be over emphasized. Oregon’s child care providers, home visitors and other learning and development professionals are in a unique position to identify developmental delays early. In this interactive, practical, hands-on session, participants will explore current health and early learning policies promoting developmental screening and examine implementation of developmental screening using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) including the ASQ Oregon website. Participants will also explore strategies to expand skills for engaging families around screening results and build capacity to navigate community resources and make referrals.   Set Two; 6 hours; CKC OA

Observing and Assessing Children’s Play to Meet your Programs Play Philosophy – Use the Play Checklist and Planning Form to evaluate the children’s play, Use the form to plan activities that will help children move to the next developmental stage of play. You will be able to use these tools to collaborate with families, co-workers and referral specialists, and evaluate your program philosophy. You will develop a system to evaluate your play-based program. Set Three; 3 – 6 hours; CKC OA and LEC

Comparing and Evaluating Observation and Assessment Tools and Techniques – Compare several different observation and assessment tools. Evaluate how each tool may work for the ages of children in your program, cultural considerations and purpose for observing. Critical exam and practice using tools that may fit programs needs. Make a plan to use the observation and assessment tools that you have selected for your program. Set Three; 6 to 10 Hours; CKC OA; All Ages

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