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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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June 24, 2017
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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Presented by: Angela Tharp
This training provides information on caring for children with special needs in typical child care settings. The training helps increase the knowledge and comfort level of participants to enhance their ability to care for young children with disabilities in early childhood environments. Adaptations and modifications that will assist all children to participate in activities will be discussed. This meets the DCFS requirement for early childhood providers in special care inclusion training.
June 24, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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Presented by: Patsy Mason
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.
June 24, 2017
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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Presented by: Patsy Mason
Our kids are constantly responding to family members, teachers, and social relationships that help to shape their understanding of the world around them. This class explores how relationships between families, children, and teachers can help learning, and how crafting the environment around them can help children learn.
June 27, 2017
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Granite City, Illinois
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Newborns and young babies are developing at an incredible rate, causing them to have special needs unlike older children. In this fourth class, you will understand how children from birth to 8 months learn and grow, and how to individualize their care accordingly.
July 8, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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Presented by: Patsy Mason
As our partner in child development, families—especially parents—directly affect a child’s learning. In this class, you will learn new ways of working with parents to help their children enjoy learning. You also will explore the social world of a family to be sure that the learning that takes place in your care is consistent with learning done at home.
July 8, 2017
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
East Saint Louis, Illinois
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Presented by: Patsy Mason
What does it mean to be a child care professional? How can you be sure you are getting the support and supplies you need? How can you set effective limits with parents and children alike? In this final class, you will learn about your own professional development and how to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for others.