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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
Springfield, Illinois
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Presented by: Sandra Cole
In this final session on preschool development, you will dive deeper into how preschoolers learn and identify tips for making learning fun. With suggestions for activities that encourage your preschoolers to explore numbers, shapes, colors, and science, this class gives all the information you need to grow and stretch the ability of children to think and understand.
April 29, 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Springfield, Illinois
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Presented by: Sandra Cole
Completing the important section on child development, this class looks at school-age children to uncover how their learning and growth differs. With tips on how to better care for school-aged youth, this class also offers you guidance on how to set rules and limits and to get your school-aged kids to appreciate safety and respect.
April 29, 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
New Berlin, Illinois
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The benefits of strong family and community engagement practices in the child care setting will be the basis of discussion. Participants will identify the strengths of current family and parent policies, as well as discuss strategies to develop a strengths-based family and community engagement plan.
April 29, 2017
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
New Berlin, Illinois
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Participants will define developmentally appropriate practice and review the benefits of various curricula approaches. Through group activities and discussion on the use of effective curriculum, participants will be able to determine which curriculum approach best fits their program.
May 2, 2017
to May 4, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Springfield, Illinois
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Presented by: Christy Allen
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 3, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Springfield, Illinois
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Presented by: April Darringer
Active Supervision is about developing and using strategies that help keep children safe in early childhood classrooms and family child care. Participants will examine the 6 components of active supervision, brainstorm strategies that can be used to engage in active supervision and create an action plan to take back to their early childhood setting.
May 6, 2017
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Springfield, Illinois
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Presented by: Dena Bumgarner
Children's challenging behaviors most often serve to express some feeling, need, or meaning that they are unable to communicate in a more appropriate manner. This suggests the need for identifying the meaning and the skills that the child needs to communicate that meaning more effectively.This training focuses on effective strategies for observing children and identifying the meaning of their behavior as a means of identifying skills that could be targeted for instructions.
May 6, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Springfield, Illinois
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Presented by: Sandra Cole
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.
May 6, 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Springfield, Illinois
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Presented by: Sandra Cole
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.