Professional Development Day - Holyoke Community College
June 8th, 2018.
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
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 1. Numeracy Birth to Age Five
Research supports the notion that young children have an intuitive sense of informal mathematics. As an early childhood educator, you play an important role in bridging children's informal understanding of mathematics with daily experiences offered through your program's learning environment. This training takes a chronological view of mathematics development in children, beginning at birth and going through Kindergarten. It will offer specific teaching suggestions for each age group based on the Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers, the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, and the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics.
Presented by: Marcela Simpson Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool 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 THIS TRAINING IS FULL 2. 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 Esta capacitación ha alcanzado la máxima capacidad 3. Educación CTIM (STEM) en Programas de Educación Temprana
Los niños utilizan las habilidades matemáticas y científicas desde el nacimiento para interpretar y reaccionar ante su mundo. Estudios muestran que los cerebros del bebé funcionan como un programa estadístico que cambia a través de los sonidos que oyen y que determinan cómo estos van juntos en su lengua materna. En este curso, los participantes descubrirán las capacidades CTIM de los niños pequeños y explorarán estrategias diseñadas para integrar el contenido CTIM en las experiencias de aprendizaje del programa. Resultados del curso: Los participantes integrarán CTIM (ciencia, tecnológica, ingeniería y matemáticas) en su currículo, proporcionando actividades apropiadas para el desarrollo que respondan a las necesidades e interés de los niños y promuevan el desarrollo de habilidades.
Facilitadora: Nelly Torres Requisitos: Ninguna Audiencia: GCC y FCC Créditos: .5 CEU, 5 horas de capacitación (EEC) Alineación QRIS: Currículo y Aprendizaje Competencia Básica: 5. Applicación de Currículo y las Entornas de Aprendizaje Categoría de Estudio: 3. Plan de estudios para la configuración de la primera infancia THIS TRAINING IS FULL 4. When Kids Seem Different: Learn the Signs
In the first few years, a child's brain is rapidly developing new connections that enable the skills called developmental milestones. “Mastery of each new milestone be it emotional, physical, or cognitive leads to the next one. If a particular skill doesn't develop properly, that makes the next one more difficult to master.” Dr. Gardner. This training will help you identify the developmental milestones and potential areas of concern for the children in your care in order to help preempt the negative outcomes that could result. Learn about the importance of screening young children and what to expect from the Early Intervention and Special Education systems. All areas of development will be discussed, including social emotional, cognitive, physical skills, and speech and language.
Presented by:Alissa Finnerty Prerequisites: None Audience: FCC & GCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 1. Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth Category of Study: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight Years & 6. Children with Special Needs, Birth – 16 Years THIS TRAINING IS FULL 5. Designing Child Centered Curriculum
Quality early education and care programs offer learning experiences that reflect children’s ages, developmental level, and interests. Participants will be guided through the design and use of developmentally appropriate curriculum. Topics include planning open-ended activities, following children’s interests, using knowledge about the children to plan curriculum, and working with multi aged groups.
Presented by: Katey Grossman Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC and 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 Setting 6. Using Visual Communication Aids with Young Children
Visual Aids (or pictures) are a useful tool for helping all children but are especially valuable for children who have challenges with listening and attending, processing sequenced information, transitioning through daily routines, or children with challenging behavior. Participants will learn why visual aids benefit learning, and will explore the many possible application for visual aids in an early education and care program.
Presented by: Gail Epstein 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: Child and Classroom Management
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.