Spring Professional Development Day

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
ABCD / EPS Region 6
178 Tremont St
MA 02111

*You can only register for one training*
Lunch will be provided, so please be sure to list any dietary restrictions in your registration

Record Keeping for Family Child Care Programs (0.5 CEUs)
Here’s your chance to get organized and stay on top of your record keeping! Keeping accurate records and documents is not only required by The Department of Early Education and Care, but affects the families you serve, the quality of your program, your professional liability, and even your net income. Participants will learn about required and recommended records and suggested methods for organizing your records and maintaining them as part of your ongoing business routines.
Register for Record Keeping for FCC here

Basic Computer Skills for Early Education and Care Professionals (Chinese) (0.5 CEUs)
In order to access resources, communicate effectively and participate in EEC grant initiatives, educators must have basic computer skills. This course will offer the skills needed to use email, search the internet, utilize websites in our field, and access key EEC internet interfaces. Helpful word processing tools will be shared as well as creative ways to use your computer to enhance your program quality. *This training is presented in Chinese*
Register for Basic Computer Skills (Chinese) here

How Trauma Impacts Young Children’s Attachment, Neurobiology, and Learning (5 EEC training hours)
Some of the youngest members of our society are exposed to or witness traumatic events. Often adults do not know how to respond to young children after these events, leaving children feeling disorganized and lacking the ability to manage their emotions. This training will discuss a general overview of trauma, impacts brain development, attachment theory, and the importance of self-care. Participates will leave the training feeling more confident in their ability to help children with trauma feel successful throughout the school day. *Please note, this training is not a CEU training, you will receive a certificate for 5 EEC training hours*
This course is full

Fundamentos para Promover el Comportamiento Positivo / Foundations for Promoting Positive Behavior (Spanish) (0.5 CEUs)
El comportamiento desafiante puede ser el resultado de una necesidad de desarrollo de habilidades sociales y emocionales. Usando el modelo de pirámide, los participantes explorarán la importancia de establecer y mantener relaciones positivas y diseñar un entorno y actividades que promuevan el desarrollo de habilidades sociales y emocionales. Durante esta capacitación, los participantes aprenderán y practicarán técnicas que promueven una conducta positiva y previenen conductas desafiantes. Los recursos adaptados del Centro sobre los Fundamentos Sociales y Emocionales para el Aprendizaje Temprano (CSEFEL, por sus siglas en inglés) se compartirán con los participantes para apoyar el desarrollo social y emocional de los niños.
Este curso esta lleno

Developmentally Appropriate Planning/Activities for Children Birth to 5 (0.5 CEUs)
Every child needs positive early learning experiences that foster his/her intellectual as well as social and emotional development (Zero to Three, 2014). During the early years of a child’s life, experiences and interactions form either a strong or weak foundation for a child’s development and future success in school and in life. Early childhood programs can help children form a strong foundation by providing individualized, responsive and stimulating developmentally appropriate experiences that occur throughout the day. In this session, participants will revisit development of children birth through age 5 and explore providing sensory and child-directed learning experiences based upon each child’s interests and needs.
This course is full

Beyond Licensing : Ensuring Quality in Afterschool (0.5 CEUs) *This training has been cancelled*
The ASOST field is calling for ever-increasing quality in programs that serve school-aged children through the Quality Rating Improvement System, yet many programs still struggle with meeting all the expectations around quality as specified in the licensing regulations. This training will address the major areas that licensors say programs are often challenged by in their pursuit to attain a higher level of quality, including: curriculum; staff-child interactions; managing transitions; staff training, development and supervision; interactions with parents; and effective staff communication. The goal of this training is to give participants a greater understanding of what “quality” looks like in each of these areas, and to present information and resources that they can take back to their program and implement quality enhancements.