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Event
Professional Development Day - Berkshire Community College
Date:
May 19th, 2017.
Time
8:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Category
CEU Trainings
Location
Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield
Contact
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Cost
25.00
Choose One Session for the Entire Day


1. 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.

Presenter: Cindy Hutcheson
Audience: FCC & GCC
Core Competency: 1. Understanding 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
2. Integrating Language and Literacy Across Learning Domains

Early language and literacy development are the foundation for communicating, reading, and learning across each developmental domain. A rich vocabulary has been determined to be a predictor of later reading ability. These skills emerge within the context of the children’s experience both at home and within the early education setting. Join us as we develop strategies to integrate language and literacy learning experiences within multiple domains and content areas.

Presenter: Donna Jasak
Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool
Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum
Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings
3. Brain Building Moments Through Songs, Movement and Literature with Infants and Toddlers*

With the aid of music, puppets, children’s literature, and imagination, educators will be introduced to and encouraged to create movement-based experiences that will enhance all areas of development for infants and toddlers. This training focuses on fun and appropriate movements for building the body and the brain.

Presenter: Marcela Simpson
Audience: FCC, GCC who work with Infants and Toddlers
Core Competency: 1. Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth, & 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum
Category of Study: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight Years & 7. Infant and Toddler Development, Care, and Program Planning
4. A New Look at Circle Time

A New Look at Circle Time is designed to give participants an opportunity to reflect on the time they spend as a group, typically called “circle time”. Participants will look at the reasons behind circle time, why do they have it? They will investigate closely what the children are getting out of this part of the routine, what skills are being enhanced. Participants will look at how the components of circle time meet the developmental needs of the children in their care.

Presenter: Keira Durrett
Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool
Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum
Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings & 7. Infant and Toddler Development, Care, and Program Planning

Location: Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Park in North and Central Lots

Time: 8:45 A.M. Registration
9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Training
11:30 A.M. – 12: 30 P.M. Lunch
12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Training

Cost: $25.00
Credits: .5 CEUs = 5 EEC training hours

*CEU approval pending


download: PD_Day_5-19-17_BCC.docx
download: PD_Day_5-19-17_BCC.pdf

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Date of training: May 19

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This training is supported with funding from the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, Department of Early Education and Care.