I am Moving, I am Learning:
Making the Most of Your Music and Engaging families in MVPA

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
(Vigo)

Join Purdue Extension of Vigo County as they provide research on the health benefits associated with short bursts of physical activity in early childhood. Learn how to integrate physical activity, new vocabulary, and action into your program through music. Also, learn who to get parents involved in the fun!

To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38

                       


Step by Step for Infants and Toddlers 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
(Monroe)


 Learn what infants and toddlers are like socially and cognitively, how they adjust to the world and people around them, how they learn through the first 3 years, and how responsive caregiving is key to having secure relationships so they can explore the world around them.  We will review developmental milestones as we go along so you can set the littlest ones in your care up for success and growth. 


To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38



Finding Your Organizational Skills 

 
     Thursday, July 06, 2017   

6:30pm-8:30pm
(Vigo)

Do you feel like you spend most of your time dealing with paperwork, and half of it trying to find what you need? Maybe you would like to find more efficient ways to complete your day to day task such as cleaning and preparing the environment. In this session, we will look at various ways to organize and how they can be applied to your work as an early childhood professional.  

To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38



 Help! What are These Big Feelings?!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017
 

6:00pm-8:00pm
(Morgan)

Have you ever felt like some children are hard to understand, hard to help, or both? It can be stressful to care for children with BIG FEELINGS. They’re often the children you focus on the most, yet feel like you’re reaching the least. This training will NOT give you a magic wand to “fix” the behaviors, but provide you with some new strategies for your teaching toolbox.  


To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38



Webinar-Rolling Down Hills: Look Out for Learning! 


Thursday, July
13, 2017

12:30pm-1:30pm


Rough and tumble play is an important learning experience for children. However, roughhousing, horseplay, wrestling, and climbing are all words of concern in child care. We all want to provide a safe learning environment, but for children rough and tumble play is an important part of development and learning. Join us to see why rough and tumble play is important and how it can be incorporated in your program.

To register:
Click here

Or contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38




Brain Development in Infancy 

Wednesday, July 19,2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
(Vigo)

Participants will understand the impact stress has on brain development and early learning. There are critical points in time for babies and toddlers to learn certain things. Participants will explore emotional development and learn the seven ways to support brain development. Part of the Relationship based care optional series.  

To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38


School Age Environments

Thursday, July 20, 2017 

6:30pm-8:30pm
(Vigo)


School agers need an environment that allows for creativity and personal expression, but one that also sets boundaries and clear expectations for use. Come learn how to create a school age space that will support school age children in all areas of development. This training is part of the optional School Age Series.  


To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38




Ouch… Biting Hurts!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

6:00pm-8:00pm
(Monroe)

What are they trying to tell us? Learn about why children bite, how to work with the parents and ways you can prevent some biting from occurring.

To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38



Regular Menu Updates Standards 

         Thursday, July 26, 2017     

6:30pm-8:30pm
(Vigo)


This workshop will explore in depth all updates to the regular meal standards. Topics to be covered: milk requirement, updated grain requirement, breakfast protein options, updated fruit/vegetable components, reducing sugar, menu planning, etc. Tools and tips will be given to help successfully implement CACFP updates. Note: All updated standards are effective October 1, 2017 


To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38



Enjoy the Ride: Caring for Children with Special Needs 


Wednesday, July 26,
2017

6:00pm-8:00pm
(Greene)


Caring for children with Special Needs in your classroom can elicit many emotions from nervous to scared and everything in between. Participants will explore best practices for caring for children with special needs, as well as, gain knowledge and understanding about individual diagnoses and typical behaviors that may accompany them. Part of the Working with Children with Special Needs optional series. 


To register contact:
Kristi 800­-886­-3952 ext 38

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