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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
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
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Presented by: Stephanie Witt
Participants will receive an overview in child development for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding basic milestones in development as well as on strategies used to promote the healthy development of children.
April 29, 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
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Presented by: Stephanie Witt
Ensuring a child’s health and well being requires more than basic first aid and emergency contacts. In this class, you will learn how to help the growth of healthy children—from the basics like hand washing to a more in-depth look at various practices surrounding health care.
April 29, 2017
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Moline, Illinois
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Presented by: Mike King
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April 29, 2017
09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Moline, Illinois
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Presented by: Brianna Skovronski
This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools that measure the quality of the learning environment for infants through school-age children. After completing this training, participants will be able to use the tool(s) for program self-assessment and improvement planning.
May 4, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Moline, Illinois
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Presented by: Brianna Skovronski
The final part of this series focuses on the Listening & Talking and Interactions subscales of the ITERS-R scale. We will be evaluating the quality of the books provided in the classroom as well as evaluating the language staff are using.
May 6, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
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Presented by: Anna Bousson
In this training, participants will define developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) as well as recognize the importance of DAP when caring for mixed ages of children. Components of a safe and healthy family child care environment serving mixed ages of children will be discussed as well as identifying areas for program improvement.
May 6, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
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Presented by: Angela Herrington
Whether you are responsible for providing a quick snack or a well-balanced meal, understanding children’s dietary needs creates healthier and happier kids. Learn the basics of good nutrition, food safety, and various practices surrounding nutrition through this class that offers hands-on activities and practical discussions that will make science and good nutrition easy to understand.
May 6, 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
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Presented by: Angela Herrington
A child’s safety is the number one concern for parents and child care providers alike. In this third class, you will identify tips for creating a safer group care environment, confront the issue of abuse and neglect, and learn more about emergency preparedness and first aid.
May 8, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
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Presented by: Tammy Trice
We will explore how and why gender identity develops and the ways in which gender stereotyping can impact a child's social development. We will identify the means by which children develop gender identity and biases. We will also learn strategies for promoting gender equality and equal opportunity in the classroom, along with strategies for sharing information about gender stereotypes with families.
May 13, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
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Presented by: Stephanie Witt
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.