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Trainer Details

Name:La Tia Collins
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Trainer Type:Registry - Trainer
Status:Active
Languages:English
Home City:Chicago
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Upcoming Training Events

January 20, 2018
12:00 AM
Chicago
  • QRS
  • RA
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.
January 23, 2018
12:00 AM
Chicago
  • GC
  • RA
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.
January 24, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • RA
One of the distinguishing characteristics of high-quality early childhood programs is their ability to adapt to change. This training will explore the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) as an essential component of first-rate programs. Through discussion and group activities, participants will learn the key features of this leadership philosophy, the steps in the CQI process, and how to create a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP) to guide change.
January 25, 2018
12:00 AM
Chicago
  • GC
  • RA
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.
January 27, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • GC
  • RA
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.
January 27, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • GC
  • RA
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.
January 30, 2018
12:00 AM
Chicago
  • GC
  • RA
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.
February 1, 2018
12:00 AM
Chicago
  • GC
  • RA
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.
February 2, 2018
February 16, 2018
12:00 AM
Chicago
  • RA
Through varied experiences and individual reflection, teachers will understand the framework of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. We will examine the ten interest areas and explore how to make them engaging to young children. Providers will be able to use the five volumes; establish a positive social-emotional environment in their program; design effective programs; establish positive messages in the environment; develop a daily schedule that is based on their program?s needs and informed by the Objectives for Development & Learning.
February 3, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • GC
  • RA
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.
February 5, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • GC
  • RA
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.
February 6, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • GC
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.
February 7, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • GC
  • RA
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.
February 8, 2018
12:00 AM
Hazel Crest
  • GC
  • RA
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.
February 9, 2018
12:00 AM
CHICAGO
  • QRS
  • RA
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.
March 3, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
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.
March 3, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
In this continuation of the first child development class, you will explore development among children 8 to 18 months old. You will identify how this age group differs in growth and their approach to learning, and you will discover toys, games, and songs that are helpful and just right for their development.
March 10, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
Toddlers are an energetic bunch who requires plenty of stimulation and education. In this final section of child development training, you will explore how children age 18 to 36 months learn language, learn to think, learn to move, and learn feelings, so you can better nurture this often curious age group.
March 10, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
As children approach preschool age, their needs begin to change. This is the first of four classes designed to better understand children as they approach school-age. You will identify characteristics of social and emotional development and learn techniques for promoting appropriate and effective discipline for preschool children.
March 17, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
As toddlers mature, their minds are not the only things growing at an incredible rate. You will understand the special areas of physical development in preschool-aged children. You also will learn about fine motor activities that will help preschoolers grow into their bodies while developing proper coordination and movement.
March 17, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
Appropriate speech patterns and language skills are crucial to nurturing effective communications by preschoolers. In this third class on preschool development, you will explore how to use a picture and storybooks to lay the foundation for good reading and proper language use. This class comes complete with discussion on how to help children with special needs.
March 24, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
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.
March 24, 2018
12:00 AM
Oak Lawn
  • GC
  • RA
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.

Trainings Approved To Present

Fundamentals of Child Assessment
3.00
  • RA
Illinois Early Learning Guidelines
4.00
  • RA
An Introduction to Transitions
3.00
  • RA
An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales
4.00
  • QRS
  • RA
An Introduction to the Family Child Care Enviro...
4.00
  • QRS
  • RA
Creating Individual Professional Development Plans
3.00
  • RA
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 1: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2a: Health Issu...
3.00
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2b: Nutrition I...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2b: Nutrition I...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2c: Safety Issu...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 3: Observation ...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 4: Learning Hap...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 5: Family and C...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 6: Personal and...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7a: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7b: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7c: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8a: Preschool S...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8b: Preschool P...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8c: Preschool L...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8d: Preschool C...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 9: School-Age D...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
Finding A Curriculum that Works for You
4.00
  • RA
The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: Explorin...
12.00
  • RA
Understanding and Planning for Continuous Quali...
3.00
  • RA