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  • Development is a process which involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes. Development proceeds at varying rates from child to child as well as unevenly within different areas of each child's functioning. Children learn these skills during predictable time periods. Learning and development follow sequences.

    In this training, participants will:

    • Review the four areas of child development and how they relate to the proper development of children
    • Recognize factors that affect the development of children and ways to provide intervention
    Hours Earned: Virtual training / 1 CEU Live training/ 1 CEU Instructor: Alicia M. Williams, M.S.L.
  • By age 5 (school- aged), most children are ready to start learning in a school setting. The first few years focus on learning the fundamentals. Development precedes at different rates for School- Aged children due to both internal and external experiences.

    In this training, participants will:

    • Be introduced to the three principle components of development
    • List the elements of a quality learning environment
    • Examine six areas of development as it relates to school- aged children
    Hours Earned: Virtual training / 1 CEU Live training/ 1 CEU Instructor: Alicia M. Williams, M.S.L.
  • Throughout the day, children engage in all kinds of activities and interactions. However, for many children, interacting with their peers is difficult. Theorist such as Lev Vygotsky have stated that peer relationships provide a unique context for cognitive, social and emotional development. It is to great advantage that the educator is equipped with strategies and techniques that would allow them to promote healthy peer relationships.

    In this training, participants will:

    • Discuss “healthy peer relationships” and understand their role when promoting it in their classrooms
    • Understand the importance of teaching positive social skills when promoting healthy social interactions
    • Review five strategies that build healthy classroom relationships
    • Discover “3 P’s of classroom engagement” and learn ways to incorporate them in their classroom
    Hours Earned: Virtual training / 1 CEU Live training/ 1 CEU Instructor: Alicia M. Williams, M.S.L.
  • The developmental appropriateness of an early childhood program is most apparent in the interaction between adults and children.Improving teacher child interactions will promote positive and long-lasting implications for both students' academic and social development.

    In this training, participants will:

    • Examine the four positive outcomes of appropriate teacher child interactions
    • Learn the four A’s of Interaction
    • Understand how the five love languages can be incorporated into daily interactions
    Hours Earned: Virtual training / 1 CEU Live training/ 1 CEU Instructor: Alicia M. Williams, M.S.L.
  • Teamwork in the childcare facility enables better communication, better relationships and ultimately increases the overall culture. The features that are fundamental to being a part of a great team include: Trust, coaching, sharing information, flexibility, showing good manners and demonstrating love. Each of these attributes assures a safe and loving environment for the children that you serve.

    In this training, participants will:

    • Discuss three components of a team
    • Examine four types of team players
    • Understand their style and role as a team member
    • Identify and practice the skills that enable members of a team to work together successfully
    Hours Earned: Virtual training / 1 CEU Live training/ 1 CEU Instructor: Alicia M. Williams, M.S.L
  • The Train the Trainer online course contains ten modules, that prepare the learner to create trainings and workshops from concept to delivery as well as earn 2 leadership CEUs
  • Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity in the classroom. Time management is important for your personal life as well as classroom success. It teaches you how to manage your time effectively and make the most of it.

    In this training, participants will:

    • Discover four approaches to time management
    • Recognize four tips to increase efficiency and productivity in the classroom
    • Identify five major time wasters and ways to eliminate them
    Hours Earned: Virtual training / 1 CEU Live training/ 1 CEU Instructor: Alicia M. Williams, M.S.L.
  • This training will review the roles and responsibilities of childcare providers in preventing, recognizing, reporting, and responding to child abuse and neglect within early childcare settings. It will also provide understanding of “trauma- informed care when working with children of abused or neglected backgrounds.

    Participants will:

    • Examine the three main types of abuse
    • Have knowledge of the role of the caregiver in reporting suspected child abuse and neglect
    • Understand their role when providing “trauma informed care” when working with victims of abuse or neglect
    Hours Earned: Virtual training / 1 CEU Live training/ 1 CEU Instructor: Alicia M. Williams, M.S.L.