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Note: All trainings may be used toward Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) annual in-service training hour requirements and toward the professional development requirements required for renewal of Professional Educator Licensure (PEL) through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) unless otherwise noted.

 

 

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April 29, 2017
to May 6, 2017
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Dekalb, Illinois
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Presented by: Cheryl Bulat
This hands-on session guides teachers and caregivers through every component of the expanded Creative Curriculum! for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, a research-based, comprehensive curriculum that focuses on building warm, nurturing relationships with the youngest learners and intentionally promoting their development and learning in all areas. Participants first explore the three curriculum volumes to plan and implement meaningful routines and intentional experiences for all the children in a language-rich environment. To strengthen assessment skills, teachers will use Volume 3: Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade to practice documenting their observations of young children and to plan for and scaffold their learning.
April 29, 2017
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
McHenry, Illinois
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Presented by: Ashley Harms
This session includes looking at how to help children and youth develop friendships and friendship skills. Discussion will include how to manage conflict as it plays a pivotal role in the development of relationship skills. Topics will also include bullying and harassment. National Afterschool Association (NAA) Standards on human relationships will be addressed.
April 29, 2017
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
McHenry, Illinois
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Presented by: Ashley Harms
Using the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Standards, this module will look at the differences between “community” and a “sense of community, including ideas for creating and strengthening a sense of community. Participants will explore the ideas of the surrounding community as a resource and how to support children and youth engagement within it.
May 4, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Huntley, Illinois
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Presented by: Maggie Mosca
This training will explore trauma and its impact on children and families. Recognize the possible developmental concerns and behaviors that may arise from children affected by trauma. Explore techniques to support children, families and caregivers who have been exposed to violence and/or experienced trauma. Please be aware when enrolling in the training the content has some sensitive subject matter.
May 6, 2017
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
McHenry, Illinois
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Presented by: Katie Zeman
Families are central to the lives of children and youth. It is essential that all school-age and youth programs be “family friendly” and inviting so that families feel welcomed and valued. Using the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Standards, this session will explore ways to partner with families to enhance the experience of children and youth.
May 6, 2017
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
McHenry, Illinois
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Presented by: Katie Zeman
This module will focus on how the personal and professional development of school-age and youth providers profoundly impacts the children, youth, families and colleges they work with. National Afterschool Association (NAA) Standards in human relationships and administration will be discussed.
May 9, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
McHenry, Illinois
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Presented by: Tracy Carls
Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, the payment process and parent co-payments. The CCAP is funded by the IL Department of Human Services.
May 11, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Huntley, Illinois
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This session will describe why plenty of active play is important to young children.  Participants will review the components of a child care environment that promotes the development of active children.  The role and activities of child care providers in helping children develop active lifestyles will be discussed.  Participants will use their NAP SACC result to identify specific program improvements that can help children be more active.
May 13, 2017
to May 20, 2017
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Presented by: Jodi York
Family child care providers will explore key elements of curriculum that support children’s development through all domains during the early years, infancy through kindergarten age. Five domains of development will be explored: physical, cognitive, communication and language, social and emotional, and approaches to learning. Necessary elements to support high quality family child care programs will be explored, including establishing a safe and supportive family child care program, partnering with families, and establishing program policies and practices.
May 13, 2017
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dekalb, Illinois
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Presented by: Andrea Angileri
To know how to best help children in your care, it is important to observe them and identify their specific needs. This session will define the different kinds of observation you can use when caring for children and how to offer more effective guidance and discipline.