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Project CHILD

Professional Development Opportunities January 2015

**All trainings meet other credential requirements in addition to the Child Development Associate (CDA) and the Gateways Content Areas (GCA)**

The Keeper of the Children:

Powerful Interactions Thursday, January 15th

6:00 pm

KidZone, 513 Fehrenbacher, Olney Presented by:

Julie Short

Mental Health Consultant 2 hours

CDA 3; GCA E

ECE Credential Level 1, Module 7c Child Growth and Development -

18 to 36 months Saturday, January 24th

9:00 am

Rend Lake MarketPlace, Room 354A, Mt. Vernon

Presented by:

Ashley Lenz ITN Trainer

3 hours CDA 3,8; GCA A Sometimes I Need….Sensory Issues

Thursday, January 29th 6:00 pm

Little Starr’s, Jct 50 & 51, Sandoval Presented by:

Julie Short

Mental Health Consultant 2 hours

CDA 3; GCA E

Introduction to Transitions Tuesday, January 27th

6:00 pm

KidZone, 513 Fehrenbacher, Olney Presented by:

Emily Waters ITN Trainer

3 hours

CDA 3,4,5; GCA A,E,F

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Project CHILD

Professional Development Opportunities February 2015

American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Saturday, February 7th

9:00am & 1:00pm

Rend Lake MarketPlace, Room 343, Mt. Vernon Presented by:

Chris Laskowski Certified Instructor

CPR - 3 hours; First Aid - 2 hours CDA 1; GCA B

Why Are You So Upset?

Self-Regulation Thursday, February 26th

6:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Public Library, 727 N Mulberry St; Mt. Carmel

Presented by:

Julie Short

Mental Health Consultant 2 hours

CDA 3; GCA E

ECE Credential Level 1, Module 8a Preschool-Age Child - Social and Emotional Development

Saturday, February 28th 9:00 am

Rend Lake MarketPlace, Room 343, Mt. Vernon

Presented by:

Ashley Lenz ITN Trainer

3 hours CDA 3; GCA A

Family and Community: Partners in Learning 9:00 am

CDA 4; GCA F

An Introduction to Transitions 1:00 pm

CDA 3,4,5; GCA A,E,F Saturday, February 21st KidZone, 513 Fehrenbacher, Olney

Presented by:

Emily Waters ITN Trainer

3 hours each; total of 6 hours

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Project CHILD

Professional Development Opportunities March 2015

**Both parts of the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos and the Foundations for Family Child Care must be taken to receive any credit for the

Family and Community:

Partners in Learning Tuesday, March 3rd

6:00 pm

Rend Lake MarketPlace Room 354A, Mt. Vernon

Presented by:

Paula Burris Quality Specialist

3 hours CDA 4; GCA F

School Readiness:

Social Emotional Tools Thursday, March 26th

6:00 pm

New Hope Christian Church, Bridgeport

Presented by:

Julie Short

Mental Health Consultant 2 hours

CDA 3; GCA E

What is CCAP?

Saturday, March 28th 10:00 am TBA, Effingham

Presented by:

Cary Marshall

CCAP Program Coordinator 2 hours

CDA 5; GCA 7 ECE Credential Level 1, Module 8b

Preschool-Age Child - Physical Development 9:00 am

CDA 2; GCA 1

Preschool-Age Child - Language Development 1:00 pm

CDA 2; GCA 1 Saturday, February 21st Kidzone, 513 Fehrenbacher, Olney

Presented by:

Emily Waters ITN Trainer

3 hours total; 6 hours each

Illinois Early Learning Guidelines Saturday, March 28th

9:00 am

Rend Lake MarketPlace Room 354A, Mt. Vernon

Presented by:

Jamie Nichols

Infant Toddler Child Care Specialist 4 hours

CDA 3,7,8; GCA A,C,E

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Training Descriptions

NAME OF TRAINING

DESCRIPTION

CPR This basic training will certify participants in American Heart Association CPR and meet DCFS licensing requirements.

First Aid This basic training will certify participants in American Heart Association First Aid and meet DCFS licensing requirements.

ExceleRate Illinois Orientation

ONLINE

ExceleRate Illinois is the new quality and improvement system for licensed child care centers, Head Start, and Preschool for All programs. This orientation provides an overview of the goals, quality indicators, benefits of participation, application process, and the system supports available for success at reaching each Circle of Quality.

Finding a Curriculum that Works for You ONLINE

Participants will define developmentally appropriate practice and review the benefits of various curricula approaches. Through group activities and discussion on the use of effective curriculum, participants will be able to determine which curriculum approach best fits their program.

Welcoming Each and Every Child

ONLINE

This training provides information on caring for children with special needs in typical child care settings. The training helps increase the knowledge and comfort level of participants to enhance their ability to care for young children with disabilities in early childhood environments. It will discuss adaptations and modifications that will assist all children to participate in activities. This meets the DCFS requirement for early childhood providers in special care inclusion training.

Fundamentals of Child Assessment

ONLINE

This training will introduce participants to the fundamentals of child

assessment. The training will explain why assessments are needed, define the different kinds of assessment and describe how assessments are used to plan for children’s learning and development.

Understanding and Planning for

Continuous Quality Improvement ONLINE

One of the distinguishing characteristics of high-quality early childhood programs is their ability to adapt to change. This training will explore the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) as an essential component of first-rate programs. Through discussion and group activities, participants will learn the key features of this leadership philosophy, the steps in the CQI process, and how to create a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP) to guide change.

Creating Individual Professional Developmental Plans

ONLINE

Participants will define and explain the value of professional development. This training will assist in recognizing the relationship of staff development to

Continuous Quality Improvement. Participants will also be able to identify the components of an effective professional development plan.

Denotes a training required for ExceleRate Illinois. **Not all trainings are required at all

Circles of Quality; call Paula, Jamie or Jacquelyn with questions.**

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NAME OF

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

Quality Rating System Orientation

ONLINE

Quality matters in child care. Learn about the statewide Quality Counts Quality Rating System (QRS) for family child care providers. The Orientation covers eligibility requirements, application process, and supports and resources available.

Providers serving children on the State Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can also receive a bonus to the standard payment rate. A provider must attend this session prior to applying to Quality Counts QRS.

Introduction to Developmental Screening Tools

ONLINE

This training introduces the process of developmental screening in the early childhood setting for parents and practitioners. Observation of a young child’s growth and development provides evidence of age appropriate skill level, continued monitoring of milestones, or the need for referral into the early

intervention program. A review of several commercial screening tools is discussed to allow child care center teachers more options on monitoring a child’s typical development.

Basics of Culturally and Linguistically

Appropriate Practice ONLINE

In this training, participants will learn about the complexities of culture and how culture influences interactions with families and others. Each participant will learn about their own culture competence, and have the opportunity to develop skills and strategies to increase their competence in interacting with others. Strategies supporting linguistic competency will also be introduced.

Early Childhood Developmental Screening Training

This training reviews a child growth and development in early childhood

environments related to brain development and learning. Through observation, the child care practitioner is able to monitor young children’s interactions and age appropriate skill levels to focus on activities which enhance learning. A review of several commercial screening tools is discussed to allow child care practitioners more options on monitoring a child's typical development. Case studies provide hands on learning for the participant on use of a developmental screening tool, and guidelines for the need for referral to an early intervention program.

An Introduction to Transitions ONLINE

Participants will recognize the effects of various types of transitions - including activity, classroom, program, family and community - on families and a child’s learning and development. Participants will be provided with strategies to assist families in times of transition, as well as identify specific types of transitions that impact children and families.

Family and Community

- Partners in Learning The benefits of strong family and community engagement practices in the child care setting will be the basis of discussion. Participants will identify the strengths of current family and parent policies, as well as discuss strategies to develop a strengths-based family and community engagement plan.

Illinois Early Learning

Guidelines This training gives early childhood practitioners an overview of program guidelines for children birth to age three. The training creates a foundational understanding for providers and practitioners in the field of what children birth to age three are expected to know and do across multiple domains.

Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards

This training gives early childhood practitioners an overview of the revised learning and development standards for preschool children ages three to five. Through discussion and small group activities, training participants will learn how to connect the standards with daily practice in their programs.

Creative Curriculum for

PreSchool The revised 5th edition for the Creative Curriculum for Preschool provides early childhood preschool programs information how to develop and utilize a

comprehensize, developmentally appropriate curriculum for children who are three to age five. Included in the training is an overview of the framework, ten Interest Areas and assessment process designed to capture the development of children in a preschool program and create an engaging learning environment.

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Training Descriptions, continued….

NAME OF TRAINING

DESCRIPTION

What is CCAP?

Understanding the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, the payment process and parent co-payments. The CCAP is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The “Keeper of the Children”

The challenges and importance of interacting with each child, in a positive way will be discussed. Why positive relationships are the key to a peaceful environment will also be discussed. We will discuss Powerful Interactions - answering the questions of “What is a Powerful Interaction?”, “Why are

powerful interactions important?” and “How do you turn an everyday interaction into a powerful interaction?”

School Readiness Come and learn about Social and Emotional Tools; a guide for helping the children form strong emotional foundations that can lead to school readiness.

Sometimes I Need……

Sensory Issues

 To push or kick my friends.

 To spin and spin and spin

 To play rough and break things

 A bear hug squeeze

 To cover my ears with my hands

 To wear different clothes; “I don’t like tags, or the way my clothes feel”

 To wash my hands, because I don’t like the way some things feel on my hands

We will discuss sensory issues, what they are and how to help children who are sensory seeking or sensory sensitive. The question, “Is it behavior, or is it sensory?” will be discussed.

Why Are You So Upset? You need to calm yourself.

We will be discussing the skill of self-regulating. This training will look at how the teacher’s ability to stay calm and co-regulate can help children learn the skill of self-regulation and why it is a learning state.

The Quality Counts Grants are now Quality Improvement (QI) Funds!

The Quality Improvement Funds will consist of the following:

Although the QRIS Cohort deadline has passed, applications can still be submitted for training stipends and accreditation

assistance. If either of these situations apply to you, don’t delay, apply today!

QRIS Cohort Training Stipend Accreditation

Assistance

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NAME OF

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

SPECIAL NOTE:

PROGRAM FOR INFANT AND TODDLER CARE

The Program for Infant and Toddler Care training takes an in-depth look at cognitive & social-emotional development, encouraging growth within daily routines and tips on setting up appropriate environments for experienced infant and toddler professionals. The complete series consists of four 8-hour modules, scheduled in 4-hour blocks, culminating in 32 in-service hours.

Module 1

Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization

September 20, 2014 Mt. Vernon

Module 1 begins with a motivational introduction to the basic concepts of early social-emotional growth and socialization in the context of group care, with an emphasis on the development of a nurturing relationship between the infant and caregiver. The importance of responsive caregiving, individualizing care through an understanding of infant temperament, support for the critical role of family and culture, and stages of emotional development are discussed.

Module 2 Group Care October 4, 2014 Mt. Vernon

This is an introduction to the special issues of caring for infants in groups.

This type of care is different from the care of one infant, e.g., in a typical family or nanny situation, and from the group care of older children. Infants in

professional care thrive when they have assigned to them one or a very few consistent, caring adults providing security, individualized attention,

responsiveness, familiarity, and protection in the context of a peaceful environment.

Module 3

Learning and Development October 18, 2014

Mt. Vernon

Module 3 begins by focusing on the critical issues of brain development and identity formation. Participants focus on the four “courses” of infancy:

Physical Development 101, Social Relations 101, Language Development 101, and Intellectual Development 101. Participants are introduced to the concept of infants as self-motivated learners. All children are born wired for feelings and ready to learn in the context of caring relationships and a peaceful but engaging environment. Three strategies that caregivers can use to support infant learning will be discussed: adapt, support practice and repetition, and expand learning.

Module 4

Culture, Family and Providers

November 1, 2014 Mt. Vernon

The last module of the series introduces caregivers to five programmatic requirements of culturally sensitive care and five strategies they can use to become more aware of their own and others’ cultural perspectives, as well as a process for working through cultural conflicts and misunderstandings.

Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos

November 22nd &

December 6, 2014 Mt. Vernon

The CCIT is a training on how to develop a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate curriculum for children 0-3 years of age. Included in the training is an overview of the assessment process designed to capture the development of children 0-3 at 4 points during the calendar year. The assessment process includes developmental goals and objectives for children’s learning in all areas of development.

Infant Toddler Credential Along with the Early Childhood Education credential, the Program for Infant and Toddler Care and the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, the Infant Toddler Credential can be applied for. Call Project CHILD and speak with Jamie at extension 120.

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NAME OF TRAINING DESCRIPTION SPECIAL NOTE:

ECE Credential LEVEL 1 TRAINING

This early care and education training introduces participants to general child development, health and safety, environments for children infants through school-age, and the importance of relationships with children and their families. Completing these 16 modules can result in the award of the Gateways to Opportunity ECE Credential Level 1.

Level 1 Tier 1:

The first tier of Level 1 trainings include Child Development Overview, Health Issues for Group Care, Nutrition Issues for Group Care and Safety Issues for Group Care.

Child Development Overview Saturday, July 19, Mt. Vernon Module 1

Health Issues for Group Care Saturday, July 19, Mt. Vernon Module 2a

Nutrition Issues for Group Care Saturday, August 16, Mt. Vernon Module 2b

Safety Issues for Group Care Saturday, August 16, Mt. Vernon Module 2c

Level 1 Tier 2:

The second tier includes Observation and Guidance, Learning Happens in Relationships, Family and Community Relationships, and Personal and Professional Development.

Observation and Guidance Saturday, September 20, Mt. Vernon Module 3

Learning Happens in Relationships Saturday, September 20, Mt. Vernon Module 4

Family and Community Relationships Saturday, October 25, Mt. Vernon Module 5

Personal and Professional Development Saturday, October 25, Mt. Vernon Module 6

Level 1 Tier 3:

The third and final tier of this training includes a total of 24 contact hours in Child Development, starting at infancy through school-age.

Child Growth and Development (Birth—8 months) Saturday, November 15, Mt. Vernon Module 7a

Child Growth and Development (8 to 18 months) Saturday, December 13, Mt. Vernon Module 7b

Child Growth and Development (18 to 36 months) Saturday, January 24, Mt. Vernon Module 7c

Preschool Child; Social and Emotional Development Saturday, February 28, Mt. Vernon Module 8a

Preschool Child; Physical Development Saturday, March 21, Mt. Vernon Module 8b

Preschool Child; Language Development Module 8c

Preschool Child, Cognitive Development Module 8d

School-Age Development Module 9

With completion of this tier, licensed practitioners can apply for and receive the Level 1 Credential, a personal mark of high quality early care and education in Illinois.

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Area Child Care Associations

Clay County Child Care Association Janice Smith, President, 618-676-1696

Effingham County Child Care Assn. Kathleen Ruholl and Lori West, Co-Presidents, 217-857-6382 and 217-347-2795

Southern Illinois Early Childhood Jill Andrews, President 618-847-7102 Action Team

**Please contact the President of the Associations for more information about meeting dates, times and topics.**

INCCRRA Online Trainings courses.inccrra.org

This website is home to various online trainings hosted by INCCRRA, Gateways to Opportunity, and links to other training entities. Included are online training resources to make your online learning easy and enjoyable. General e-learning and technology resources and tools are also available for viewing, as well as, previously recorded webinars.

Available online trainings DCFS Licensing trainings:

A Preventable Tragedy: Shaken Baby Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the Child Care Profession Welcoming Each and Every Child

ExceleRate Illinois training:

Basics of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practice Creating Individual Professional Development Plans ExceleRate Illinois Orientation for Child Care Centers Family and Community: Partners in Learning

Finding a Curriculum that Works for You Fundamentals of Child Assessment

Introduction to Developmental Screening Tools An Introduction to Transitions

Understanding and Planning for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

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Project CHILD’s Online Training Offerings!

Project CHILD now has online training available through a collaboration with the Child Care Education Institute. The trainings must be registered and paid for, and then can be accessed through our website.

Over 130 training workshops can be accessed through our online offerings.

Trainings are offered in these broad categories:

The first hour of online training can be taken at no charge (FREE) to you, if you have never taken online training with Project CHILD before! After that, online training hours are available at a cost of $10 per training hour. A maximum of 8 hours of training can be taken in online training from Project CHILD during a calendar year (January 1st to December 31st).

Online training from Project CHILD will not necessarily fulfill requirements of credentialing bodies, such as the Child Development Associate, accrediting bodies, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children and others, or the requirements for the Quality Rating Improvement System for family child care programs.

The training WILL count for the Department of Children and Family Services in-service hours for child care homes and child care centers.

Check out ALL the offerings on our website, www.rlc.edu/projectchild, today!

Administration Child Development Curriculum and Assessment Environment

Diversity Family Child Care - Pre-licensing

Family Child Care Health

Infant Toddler PreSchool

School-Age Personal and Professional Development

Safety Social-Emotional

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