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Coming in March - A Calendar Full of Quality Trainings

Wednesday, February 19, 2020  
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!

Help! Working with and Retaining Staff
For both early childhood and school-age

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12:00-2:30 p.m.
St. Paul

It's no secret that high-quality experiences for children depend on having quality, effective staff. In this session we will identify some gaps for the under-qualified staff, and discuss how to take a strength-based approach with them. Help all staff stay motivated while dealing with others. Tips and techniques for building staff capacity will be shared.

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Coaching: An Introduction and Exploration
For both early childhood and school-age

Thursday, March 5, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Paul

Coaching has steadily grown in popularity within both the early childhood and school-age care fields. We know that coaching is only as effective as the person doing the coaching, and yet many of us find ourselves in a position that includes coaching others, without specific training or education for this important role. Theories and foundations of coaching will be explored. Develop coaching skills that can be blended with your existing personal or professional experience.

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Rethinking Roughhousing: Rough and Tumble and Big Body Play
For both early childhood and school-age

Monday, March 9, 2020
6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Paul

"Play - especially active, physical play, like roughhousing - makes kids smart, emotionally intelligent, lovable and likeable, ethical, physically fit, and joyful" (DeBenedet & Cohen). Yet, out of fear for children's safety, most adults either don't allow or discourage rough and tumble play. Rethink supporting rough and tumble, roughhousing, and big body play within care settings.

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NAEYC Accreditation Lab
For early childhood

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.
St. Paul

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!

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MAAP Coaching
For school-age

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Paul

Dive into the MAAP tool and process (new updates released in the fall of 2019) so that you are best prepared to support programs going through accreditation. We will take a look at new materials and documentation, a brand-new scoring rubric, updated Indicators with guidance, and more.

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Walking the Talk: Planning for Youth-Driven, Youth-Engaged Activities
For school-age

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Webinar

We all know the goal of planning any program day is to engage our youth and maintain their interest. This session will explore the 'whys' and 'hows' of incorporating youth voices for project and activity planning. Tips, tricks and resources will be shared.

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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.

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School-Age Fun Friday
Friday, March 27, 2020
St. Paul

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

Self-Reflective Teacher Training
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trainer: Paula Landis, YWCA of Minneapolis

Use interactive group and self-reflective individual activities to develop critical cultural awareness skills to identify themes in your teaching practice. Develop strategies to use in providing professional development, and engaging with colleagues and families in a culturally conscious manner.

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The Basics of Crucial Conversations
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Trainer: Heather Charmoli, All Saints Preschool &
Child Care

Come and get a snapshot of the book everyone is
talking about: "Crucial Conversations: Tools for
Talking When Stakes Are High
." We will hit the highlights and review some examples of how these tools can be used in our everyday conversations to keep communication flowing smoothly. Using these tools will put us in position to get the best results for our teams and ourselves.

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