Professional Development Day - Holyoke Community College
October 21st, 2017.
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
1. Empowering Dual Language Learners in your Program
Empowering Dual Language Learners provides information and practical guidance for educators on how to support DLLs (birth to 5) build confidence and advance their social- emotional development while acquiring a new language at an Early Childhood program. There are many myths regarding language acquisition and approaches to teaching diverse young children. The course focuses on manageable changes that educators can incorporate into their teaching practices to support DLLs and their families.
Presented by: Marcela Simpson Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC and FCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 2. Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings.
2. Planning and Implementing Activities in a Mixed Age Setting
Children grow and learn naturally in mixed-age groups. Younger children watch and learn from the “experts,” including important cognitive and social skills. Older children can explore the same materials more deeply and gain self-confidence by teaching and interacting with younger children. However it can be challenging to balance safety, active learning, and the individual needs of each child. Participants will explore what the research shows about multi-age groups in early childhood, and, through discussion and interactive activities, plan to meet the needs of a multi-age group of children. This course includes topics on “diverse learners.”
Presented by: Linda Schumacher Prerequisites: None Audience: FCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings
3. Strengthening Families
You Must Register for This Training Session Online at CDEDU.US Funded by CDE $15
The Strengthening Families approach was developed by The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) after conducting research on early care and education programs across the country. Starting in 2001, the CSSP began documenting the role early education and care programs can have in the reduction of child abuse and neglect. As a result of this study, a new framework and approach to the prevention of abuse and neglect emerged. The researchers found a positive link between good early childhood education and care programs and the reduction of abuse and neglect. This training will include a history of the Strengthening Families Approach, risk and protective factors, strategies to support families, and the early childhood educator self-assessment.
Presented by: CDE - Cindy Hutcheson Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC, FCC, OST & Public School Preschool Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Family and Community Engagement Core Competency: 3. Partnering with Families and Communities Category of Study: 9. Families and Community Location: Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040 Park in lots C & D or you will be ticketed Time: 8:45 A.M. Registration 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Training 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Lunch Break (Lunch is Not Provided) 12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Training Cost: $25.00 Credits: .5 CEUs = 5 EEC training hours
This training is supported with funding from the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, Department of Early Education and Care.