Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church Street, North Adams
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
1. Children on the Autism Spectrum
With 1 in 68 children in the US being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Centers for Disease Control, 2014) it is increasingly important for child care providers to learn more about supporting children with autism. This session will provide participants with detailed information including typical behaviors and interaction styles of a child with ASD and the challenges and stressors to the family with a child with ASD. Participants will examine examples of adaptations to communication, environment, and interactions to support the inclusion of a child with ASD and will receive a collection of resources for use in your early childhood program.
Presented by: Linda Schumacher Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC, FCC, OST & Public School Preschool Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 1. Understanding Growth and Development of Children and Youth Category of Study: 6. Children with Special Needs, Birth – 16 Years 2. Infant & Toddler Learning Guidelines
This training will help you gain knowledge to build relationships, provide developmentally appropriate experiences and offer intentional curriculum for infants and toddlers using the Department of Early Education and Care Early Learning Guidelines for Infants/Toddlers. You will gain an overall understanding of the Guidelines and utilize them to plan supportive activities that are child specific for children from birth to 3 years of age. You will need to bring copy of the Guidelines for Infant and Toddler Learning Experiences to the Professional Development training. We will be referencing this document throughout our training.
Presented by: Cindy Hutcheson Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC & FCC who work w/ Infants & Toddlers Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 2. Planning Programs and Environments for Young Children & 7. Infant and Toddler Development, Care, and Program Planning 3. Introductory Course (PART 1) on the MA Standards for Pre-K and K Social & Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play & Learning
Part 1 of this ten-hour introductory course is designed to familiarize participants with the new MA Pre-K and K SEL and APL Standards. This interactive course provides an overview of the Standards and will include small and large group activities, videos and vignettes. In addition to attendance of this ten-hour introductory course, participants will be required to complete a homework assignment, an assessment of learning and an evaluation form. CEU and PDP certificates will be provided after all course requirements are completed.
You must also sign up for Part 2 on March 12, 2018 at BCC.
Presented by: Nancy Toso Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool Credits: 1 CEU, 10 EEC training hours (CEU awarded after attending Part 2) QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 1. Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth & 2. Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight Years & 4. Child and Classroom Management 4. Open Ended Art
Join us for a fun and interactive training that explains the benefits of focusing on the process rather than the product in art. We will have a chance to experience some art and discuss how what we learned applies to our programs. Group discussions will allow participants to hear about other’s art experiences with children. Pictures and videos will highlight a variety of art projects. Participants will leave feeling a renewed sense of inspiration about offering open ended art to the children in your program!
Presented by: Charlene Cross Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC & 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
Location: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) 375 Church St. North Adams, MA Park in lot across the street 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.