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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 29, 2017
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Chicago, Illinois
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Presented by: Alba Pizarro
La seguridad de un niño es la preocupación número uno para los padres y proveedores de cuidado de niños por igual. En esta clase, usted identificará consejos para la creación de un entorno más seguro de cuidado en grupo, afrontará el tema de los abusos y el abandono, y aprenderá más acerca de la preparación para emergencias y primeros auxilios.
August 29, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bloomington, Illinois
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Presented by: Cara McMorris
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 29, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Charleston, Illinois
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Presented by: Vicky Foster
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.
August 30, 2017
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Moline, Illinois
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Presented by: Paula Pond
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 30, 2017
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Normal, Illinois
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The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) was designed to assess process quality by looking at what children directly experience in their Early Childhood classroom. This session will introduce participants to the newly updated ECERS tool, the ECERS-3, which will be used to assess Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion programs. The ECERS-3 includes improvements in both content and administration and relies on classroom observations with greater emphasis on interactions, the teacher’s role, language & literacy, and math. Participants will explore this quality improvement tool as a guide in creating early childhood environments and learning experiences that result in positive outcomes for children.
August 30, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Aurora, Illinois
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Presented by: Susan Mrazek
Do you know how trauma affects the children? What are the effects on the learning environment? Participants will learn about how trauma affects the developing brain. The way the brain is affected often reveals how and why a child may react or interact in a particular way, after experiencing trauma. Caregivers are involved in a discussion about their knowledge of trauma and how to best support children in their program who may have endured traumatic experiences. Hands-on classroom and sensory activities are described and experienced.
August 30, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bloomington, Illinois
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Presented by: Christy Allen
Throughout this module, focus will be on using the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Standards in addressing best practices in health and nutrition issues in school-age and youth.
August 31, 2017
06:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Presented by: Andrea Angileri
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.
September 2, 2017
09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
La Salle, Illinois
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Presented by: Cara McMorris
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.