Professional Development Day - Holyoke Community College
March 17th, 2017.
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose One Session for the Entire Day
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 1. Preschool Learning Guidelines
Research on brain development supports the value of high quality early childhood education programs for young children. This training will guide you in planning mindful, intentional curriculum for preschool age children using the Department of Early Education and Care Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and how to incorporate those standards into daily practice. You will need to bring a copy of the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences (the “green book”) to the training. We will be referencing this document throughout the training.
Presenter: Liz Charland-Tait Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 2. Planning Programs and Environments for Young ChildrenTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 2. 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.
Presenter: Jessie Thowbridge Audience: GCC, FCC, OST & Public School Preschool Core Competency: 3. Partnering with Children and Families Category of Study: 9. Families and CommunityTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 3. Exploring Water with Young Children
In this training we will address the developmental benefits of water play for young children. Participants will explore materials and accessories, which may be used to engage children in meaningful water play. Educators will explore their role in engaging children in focused water play in the program. Participants will be introduced to and gain an understanding of the inquiry approach in water play. This training incorporates new Science, Technology and Engineering Preschool Guidelines.
Presenter: Diana Comer and Mary Ellen Rogers Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments & Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings THIS TRAINING IS FULL 4. Supporting Communication, Language and Literacy in Young Children
This training will incorporate the stages of language development, strategies for supporting language and communication development, and the importance of language and communication as a foundation for literacy. Using the guidance and knowledge in Talk to Me Baby! by Betty Bardidge participants will learn the key concepts of print and literacy and how to incorporate this knowledge into their daily work in order to put children on a path to school and life success.
Presenter: Cindy Hutcheson Audience: GCC, FCC, OST & Public School Preschool Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood SettingsTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 5. Improving Communication Skills and Reducing Conflict in Your Life and Program Setting
Effective communication skills can be helpful in the workplace, at home, and any other aspect of your life! This training will examine some of the common communication problems we may experience on a daily basis, and looks at how we can develop our skills in order to increase our assertiveness, and become better listeners and speakers. We will explore effective ways to reduce and resolve conflict, and apply these techniques using some typical early-childhood scenarios. Participants will discover how specific strategies may improve relationships with the families with which we work and with co-workers.
Presenter: Elise Anton Audience: FCC, GCC, & OST Core Competency: 3. Partnering with Families and Communities & 8. Professionalism and Leadership Category of Study: 4. Child and Classroom Management & 13. Child Care Administration
Location: Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
Park in lots C & D
Time: 8:30 A.M. Registration 8:45 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. Training 11:15 A.M. – 12: 30 P.M. Lunch & College Fair 12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Training
* Boxed Lunch Included – Please Let Us Know of Any Dietary Needs*