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Free Trainings and Webinars

Illuminating Care: Part 1 October 26
Living Your Legacy November 8
Illuminating Care: Part 2 November 30
Illuminating Care: Part 3 December 14

Discounted Hub Member Trainings

Setting the Stage for a Happy Classroom: Positive Behavior Management (Online)

Wednesday, October 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

How can you manage the classroom to prevent misbehavior and reinforce the behaviors you would like to see more often? In this session you will learn the importance of clear directions and rules, redirection strategies, and how to focus your attention on positive behaviors to ensure that they will happen more often. CLASS Dimensions: Toddler – Teacher Sensitivity, Behavior Guidance (Trainer: Susan Owens, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages



Intentional Interactions with Toddlers: Parenting through a CLASS Lens (Online)

Thursday, November 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2.0 hours)

It is important to make the most of parent/child interactions when you can. In this training we will give a brief overview of the importance of quality interactions in regards to parenting (being outside of the classroom) and the benefits of quality and intentional interactions. Parents and caregivers will learn how to observe and follow a child’s lead, read their cues, foster independence, & reduce behavior challenges. CLASS Domain: Toddler- Emotional and Behavior Support (Trainer: Jenna Bodensteiner, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: Toddlers



Be a Sportscaster and a Dictionary! Language Modeling Throughout the Day (Online)

Tuesday, November 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sportscasters describe what is happening during a game just as teachers can describe their own actions and the actions of children in order to expand children’s language. Dictionaries provide multiple ways to understand the meaning of words, just as teachers can use several words and phrases to support a child’s understanding of a new word or concept. In this session we will practice using these strategies throughout the day and design a plan for continuing to enhance your language modeling skills. CLASS Dimension: Toddler – Language Modeling | PreK – Language Modeling (Trainer: Susan Owens, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages



CLASS Overview (Online)

Wednesday, December 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

What is CLASS? Where was it developed and why should we know about it? This brief overview of the CLASS tool will help us have an understanding of this assessment tool that is becoming widely used in our community and across the United States. (Trainer: Ramyia Silvers, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages



Creating a Compassionate Culture: Orientation to Trauma Informed Care (Online)

Thursday, December 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In this training, participants will learn about the definition of trauma and its systemic impact on the lives of children and adults. Participants will explore the main principles of trauma informed care practices and how these principles can be applied to create a more compassionate culture within organizations. (Trainer: Mary Williams, The Family Conservancy) Age Focus: All Ages