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Caring for a Lifetime 2018

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

· All sessions are approved through Achieve-Minnesota Center for Professional Development and meet licensing training requirements.

· This event provides six hours of approved training.

· The 2-hour licensing-required SUID/AHT training and Active Supervision will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 PM for an additional $15/each.  See registration for details.

· Group Rate of $69/each is available for groups of five or more from the same organization. Registrations must be received together.

· In lieu of a Keynote Speaker, seven choices are offered during each session throughout the day to ensure participants a wide variety of options to fulfill their professional development needs and interests.

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*Early AM Breakout Sessions

A1: Why Do Children Act the Way They Do? Understanding How a Child is "Wired"

A1: Why Do Children Act the Way They Do? Understanding How a Child is "Wired"

This workshop will examine how children are genetically "wired" with temperament traits that make each child's reactions to the world unique and how these reactions impact their emotional development. Participants will also discuss their own temperaments and examine strategies for applying a "goodness of fit" model that fosters positive mental health for all children.
MARCIA SCHLATTMAN   
KCF I    CDA  VIII 
 
A2: Infants and Toddlers: A Relationship-based Approach to Challenging Behaviors - Examining Behaviors

A2: Infants and Toddlers: A Relationship-based Approach to Challenging Behaviors - Examining Behaviors

This 2-hour behavior guidance course will meet the licensed family child care annual training requirement. The objectives of the training are to help participants; learn about the relationship between behavior and distress communication for infants and toddlers; identify characteristics of challenging behavior demonstrated by infants and toddlers; identify the difference between acting out and withdrawing behaviors seen in infants and toddlers; and discuss best practice guidance strategies.
KARLENE DUNAISKY   
KCF II.C    CDA III   
A3: Play, Passion, and Professionalism...Where Are You?

A3: Play, Passion, and Professionalism...Where Are You?

Play, passion, and professionalism are all critical elements in the field of early childhood. Unfortunately, when put through the daily grind of early care and education, these elements can get pushed aside. It’s time to reclaim your passion and get serious about play! Learn. Love. Lead. Be the best version of YOU!
DAWN BRAA   
KCF VI    CDA VI 
 
A4: What Works? Teamwork!

A4: What Works? Teamwork!

Examine and discuss the challenges and successes that surround parent-provider relationships. Share practices and brainstorm solutions for building positive relationships with families that support children's healthy growth and development and lead to greater work satisfaction for child care providers.
STACY BOYSEN   
KCF III    CDA IV 
A5: Early Literacy: Myths About How Children Learn Language, Part One

A5: Early Literacy: Myths About How Children Learn Language, Part One

Advanced Implementation of Early Literacy in Your Early Childhood Program level 2 focuses on the inter-relatedness of children’s language and literacy development with other areas of development (physical, cognitive, personal/social, creative, and approaches to learning). This course includes information on the implementation of early literacy for all age groups (infants,  toddlers, and preschoolers).
CARRIE ZELIN JOHSON   
KCF II.B    CDA  II
*This is a 4-hour class. You must also register for session B5. 
 
A6: Be More Efficient in the Kitchen

A6: Be More Efficient in the Kitchen

Learn to be more efficient in the kitchen to save yourself time and money. Class includes knife skills, batch cooking, cook once-serve twice techniques and recipes that can be made ahead of time. There is a hands-on portion of the class for learning and practicing knife skills.
CHEF MARSHALL   
KCF VI    CDA VI 
A7: And the Wolf Wore Shoes: Outdoors are Kids Getting Enough?

A7: And the Wolf Wore Shoes: Outdoors are Kids Getting Enough?

Examine the role of the childhood educator and recognize how to get children back into nature and the great outdoors. Learn about the history, explore activities, and understand the importance of the outdoors for children's successful development. Class will spend some time outdoors. Dress weather appropriately.
KIM WOEHL   
KCF II.A    CDA II 

*Late AM Breakout Sessions

B1: Tools for The Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behavior

B1: Tools for The Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behavior

This workshop offers many tools for working with children who have challenging behaviors, including specific guidance strategies as well as directions for making picture schedules and fidget toys. This interactive course has very practical information for implementing strategies in early childhood programs.
TAMMY WACHTER   
KCF II.C    CDA III 
B2: Breaking Bad News: Difficult Conversations

B2: Breaking Bad News: Difficult Conversations

Identify several complexities families face that prevent successful communication. Learn how to professionally communicate with families, while being compassionate and understanding. Examine best practices and strategies for dealing with difficult conversations. Create a plan and be prepared for your next difficult conversation. KARLENE DUNAISKY   
KCF III    CDA IV 
B3: Exploring Nature

B3: Exploring Nature

 Children today are often connected to gadgets. Research tells us that hands-on, experiential play is the best way for young children to learn. Participants will identify ways for children to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in this hands-on session.        DAWN BRAA   
KCF II.B    CDA II 
B4: What is School Readiness?

B4: What is School Readiness?

This training will outline the early childhood care provider’s role in school readiness. Participants will learn about the developmental domains of learning and uncover ways that early care providers can help children develop an eagerness to learn by exercising their curiosity, persistence, and imagination.                                               
STACY BOYSEN   
KCF I    CDA VIII 

B5: Early Literacy: Myths About How Children Learn Language, Part Two

B5: Early Literacy: Myths About How Children Learn Language, Part Two

See Description in Early AM Session A5.
CARRIE ZELIN JOHNSON     
KCF II.B    CDA II
*This is a 4-hour class. You must also register for session A5
 
B6: Be More Efficient in the Kitchen

B6: Be More Efficient in the Kitchen

Learn to be more efficient in the kitchen to save yourself time and money. Class includes knife skills, batch cooking, cook once-serve twice techniques and recipes that can be made ahead of time. There is a hands-on portion of the class for learning and practicing knife skills.
CHEF MARSHALL 
KCF VI     CDA VI 
B7: Observation and Documentation: Planning for Individual Needs

B7: Observation and Documentation: Planning for Individual Needs

This course on observation will focus on observation strategies, documentation methods, and using data to inform individualized care and learning experiences, especially for children with Developmental concerns and challenging behaviors.
KIM WOEHL   
KCF IV.A    CDA VII 

*PM Breakout Sessions

C1: Sensory Processing Disorder

C1: Sensory Processing Disorder

This workshop describes the characteristics of Sensory Processing Disorder and how it may impact young children in child care programs. Each participant will have the opportunity to examine their own sensory preferences and apply that knowledge to the sensory needs of children. Strategies for inclusion will be presented as well as local resources.
TAMMY WACHTER   
KCF II.C    CDA II 
C2: To Share or NOT to Share that is the Question?

C2: To Share or NOT to Share that is the Question?

End the tattling, tantrum, meltdown cycle by NOT expecting your child to share! This session is about rethinking what we expect of children--behavior we do not even expect of ourselves. Let’s explore what teaching true generosity really means. Join us as we learn to trust the children and  tame the tattling, melt down monster by giving children ownership of their “stuff”!
KARLENE DUNAISKY 
KCF II.C    CDA 
C3: The Power of Food-Calmer Children and a Better Performing You

C3: The Power of Food-Calmer Children and a Better Performing You

Learn how nourishing is different from just eating. We discuss which foods will help the children in your care be calmer and more focused and foods that will help you, as a provider, to have more consistent energy and reduced stress. There will be food samples.  MARSHALL O’BRIEN   
KCF VII.C    CDA I 
C4: The More You Connect, the Less You Corre

C4: The More You Connect, the Less You Corre

Explore the different stages of Social-Emotional development to gain some understanding on the developmental needs of children. Examine ways to create a secure attachment with children to develop a deeper connection.
MELISSA ENKE   
KCF II.C    CDA III 

C5: Achieve: Aligning Your Professional Goals

C5: Achieve: Aligning Your Professional Goals

Explore the tools and resources Achieve offers the Childhood Care and Education Workforce. Learn how to set professional goals and take steps to achieve them. Identify how Achieve supports Develop members and the benefits it provides. Understand how Achieve can support your professional growth and professional advancement.
ACHIEVE   
KCF VII.C    CDA VI 
C6: It's Raining, It's Pouring, and All My Plans Are Boring!

C6: It's Raining, It's Pouring, and All My Plans Are Boring!

This training offers and encourages the opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas of ways to help toddlers and preschoolers stay engaged and learning in fun, active and sometimes out of the box ways when we are all stuck inside by Mother Nature.
WENDY DIMATTEO   
KCF II.B    CDA II 
 
C7: Welcome to My Child Care: The Interview

C7: Welcome to My Child Care: The Interview

Explore why some providers struggle with getting clients and filling Family Child Care openings. Gain fundamental, successful and practical strategies and steps to take to get families to want you as their provider. Learn to take a look at a child care environment and interview process from the parents prospective hoping to identify and see what changes may need to be made.                     
WENDY PROKOSCH   
KCF VI    CDA VI

Add-On Sessions

D1: Active Supervision: Out of Home Safety Issues

D1: Active Supervision: Out of Home Safety Issues

Meets the Family Child Care provider annual supervision training requirement. This training curriculum will Identify potential hazards or safety issues children are exposed to when participating in out of home activities, events and transportation; assist participants in determining needed resources and adult assistance required for out of home activities depending upon the event, the ages and characteristics of the children enrolled and recognized potential safety issues involved; and assist participants in creating a plan to address safety concerns when taking children out of the home for activities, using tools provided and practiced during the training. 
WENDY PROKOSCH   
KCF VII.B    CDA I 
D2: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma

D2: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma

This class meets DHS Licensing training requirements for both Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). Content includes recommendations to reduce Sudden, Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) including SIDS, suffocation, and other sleep related infant deaths; safe sleep environments; MN Child Care regulations related to safe sleep; as well as symptoms and consequences of abusive head trauma, risk factors for abusive head trauma; strategies to use when stressed, angry or frustrated.
MELISSA ENKE    
KCF VII.B    CDA I 


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