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Trainings for You and Your Team

Wednesday, October 30, 2019  
Posted by: Lara Richardson
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Did you know that in addition to several big events throughout the year, MnAEYC-MnSACA also offers a public training calendar of relevant and high-quality individual trainings for early childhood and school-age professionals?

Check out what is coming up!

NAEYC Accreditation Labs
For early childhood


Our NAEYC Accreditation Labs are held once a month and are informal opportunities for you to ask questions about your NAEYC accreditation journey. We can help with portfolios, policies & procedures, professional development plans, accreditation paperwork, Portal/website navigation and more. Bring whatever you are working on!

Monday, November 4, 2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.
St. Paul

Register Today!
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.
St. Paul

Register Today!

 

School-Age Fun Fridays
For school-age

Our Fun Fridays provide two back-to-back trainings relevant to those working with school-age youth. Attend one training or both!

Friday, November 8, 2019
Minneapolis

Papertoys
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trainer: Ed Steinhauer,
Keystone Community Services

Registration closes this Friday!

To a child, what could be more purposeful than to combine the disciplines of the attributes of polygons and geometric solids, fractional measurements, creative writing, and elements of fiction into making toys that they can play with? This unit of study is designed to do just that.

Register Today
      Friday, December 6, 2019
Minneapolis

STEAM Power through Loose Parts: An Introduction for School-Age Staff
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trainer: Kristen Wheeler Highland, MnAEYC-MnSACA

Creativity, critical thinking, STEM and STEAM are all concepts that have become part of the educational landscape, and a great deal of learning happens when children engage in loose parts. Resources, tips, and the role of the adult in supporting loose parts play will be discussed.

Register Today


Why Space Matters: Examining Afterschool Environments

12:30-2:30 p.m.
Trainer: Kristen Wheeler Highland, MnAEYC-MnSACA

What message does your environment send to children, families and staff? Examine the elements of a good program, review basic principles of design through a variety of lenses, and reflect on easy, creative approaches to increase the impact of your environment on everyone.

Register Today

     


SEL: Learning at the Heart

12:30-2:30 p.m.
Trainer: Kristen Wheeler Highland, MnAEYC-MnSACA

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is about more than just targeting and building skills. It must also address the broader environment in which children live and learn. The six features common to effective SEL programs, readiness and strategies, as well as several implementation challenges, will be discussed.

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Creating and Supporting a Culture of Family Engagement

For both early childhood and school-age


Thursday, December 12, 2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Webinar

Identify current practices and barriers to family engagement. Learn strategies to support children, parents and families using a strength-based lens. Examine how to more authentically engage and include families into your settings through reflecting on yourself and your program.

Register Today

 

 

Child Development and the School-Age Child
For school-age


Recorded Webinar
Watch on your own schedule and at your own pace!
Meets DHS Certification training requirement

Explore characteristics of school-age children, theories of growth and development, brain development, the effects of stress, practical application, and activity planning.

Register Today

 



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