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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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August 22, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Presented by: Jamie Nichols
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.
August 24, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Presented by: Ashley Baldridge
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.
August 26, 2017
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Presented by: Jamie Nichols
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) is designed to help child care directors and infant/toddler care teachers become sensitive to infants' cues, connect with their family and culture, and develop responsive, relationship-based care. This training takes an in-depth look at cognitive and social-emotional development, encouraging growth within daily routines and tips on setting up appropriate environments for experienced infant and toddler professionals.
August 29, 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Presented by: Cary Hottes
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.
August 29, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Presented by: Jamie Nichols
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.
August 31, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Presented by: Ashley Baldridge
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.
September 5, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Presented by: Jamie Nichols
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.