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Oct
25
Thu
Promoting Positive Behavior, 0.5 CEU (ASOST)
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the foundations of child development (ages 5-13) and the causes behind difficult behavior. Participants will practice composing and use positively state instructions and rules and other tools to build a positive peer culture and implement a positive behavior management system. Learn to motivate positive behavior in children exhibiting challenging behavior. Explore strategies for positive communication and interactions with youth that also build strong relationships. Participants will learn about conflict resolution and mediation techniques that they can utilize in their programs immediately! This course is for educators working with school age children.

Participants will receive a 0.5 CEU certificate

Category of Study: 2, Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth
Meets QRIS requirements for strategies to support open-ended conversations, sharing of ideas, problem-solving techniques, and positive peer interactions in standard 1b.2.2 (OST) and conflict resolution and mediation techniques in standard 1b.3.3 (OST) and warm, nurturing, positive relationships in standard 1b.2.1 (Center/School-Based and Family Care).

Register here

Dec
1
Sat
Responsive Interactions with Children Birth to 5 and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale (0.5 CEU)
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Brain development research indicates that the degree of responsive caregiving that children receive as infants and toddlers positively affects the architecture of the brain itself, thereby promoting healthy development. All children need to be cared for by individuals that are genuinely care for them and are responsive to their needs. Responsive interactions are provided by parents and caregivers who are nurturing within the context of protective and stable relationships. In this training, participants will review the developmental needs of children birth to age 5 and the elements of supportive interactions. Within the context of the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, participants will consider individual needs and how to encourage, nurture, and guide each child. The components of the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale and elements of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) will be used to frame the session. Participants will discuss use of the Arnett as a self-assessment tool to identify strengths and areas for growth.

Instructor: IEPD

Location: Cambridge Public Library – Main Branch, Community Room – lower level, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

Getting to the Training: There is a parking garage for a fee.  MBTA accessible by Red Line and multiple bus routes.

This training is full.

Dec
8
Sat
QRIS/ERS Professional Development Day
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

There are 5 courses on this PD Day. Make sure you sign up for the correct scale type and language.
If you work in a Family Child Care program, take the FCCERS training
If you work in a Center Based program with birth-5 year olds, take the ECERS/ITERS training
If you work with school age youth, take the SACERS training

Questions about registration or payment? Contact n.miles@outlook.com or 781-870-7009
Questions about the day? Contact epsregion6@bostonabcd.org or 617-348-6314
*Registration closes Monday, December 3, 2018*


Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
The Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS) is a valid and reliable tool for measuring the quality of a family child care program. Resulting data can be used to make decisions and plans for program improvement as well as advancement on the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). Participants will become familiar with the FCCERS tool, the specific items it measures, and how to implement it in a family child care setting. Examples of recommended practices and useful strategies for planning program improvements will be shared. The Arnett caregiver Interaction Scale is designed to measure the emotional tone, disciplinary style, and the responsiveness of the educator. During this training, participants will review the organization and content of the Interaction Scale, practice using the tool as a self-assessment measure, and utilize the results to identify areas for improvement. Use of these tools in this manner serves to help educators plan programs that improve the environment and increase positive interactions with children. Register here.

Escala de Calificacion del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil en Familia – Edicion Revisada (FCCERS) Español, 0.5 CEU
La Escala de Calificación del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil Familiar (FCCERS) y la Escala de Interacción con Proveedor de Cuidado Arnett son herramientas altamente respetadas para la autoevaluación e inspección. Han sido probadas en su validez y fiabilidad. Estas escalas ayudan a fomentar entornos más ricos en los cuales los niños pueden crecer rápidamente. En este entrenamiento, los participantes verificaran los elementos de las escalas, practicaran como completarlas incluyendo la puntuación, y participaran en la exploración de estrategias para el continuo mejoramiento del programa.
La Escala de Interacción con Proveedor de Cuidado Arnett está diseñada para medir el tono emocional, estilo de disciplina, y capacidad de responder del proveedor de cuidado. Los participantes identificaran 26 artículos los cuales están organizados en cuatro subescalas. Estas dos escalas de calificación están diseñadas para acceder a la calidad en la educación temprana o cuidado fuera del tiempo de escuela. Al utilizar estas herramientas de esta manera servirá para ayudar a los educadores a planificar programas que mejoran el ambiente y aumentan la interacción positiva con los niños. Registrarse aqui.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (CHINESE), 0.5 CEU
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Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Environment Rating Scale (ECERS/ ITERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
In this training, participants will learn about the content and use of the ECERS/ITERS, practice scoring, review results, and describe strategies for program improvement. The ECERS/ITERS is a valid and reliable tool for program evaluation. Programs can use this scale for self-assessment and to determine areas for improvement. The Arnett caregiver Interaction Scale is designed to measure the emotional tone, disciplinary style, and the responsiveness of the educator. During this training, participants will review the organization and content of the Interaction Scale, practice using the tool as a self-assessment measure, and utilize the results to identify areas for improvement. Use of these tools in this manner serves to help educators plan programs that improve the environment and increase positive interactions with children. Register here.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Scale (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
Quality programs for school-age children yield multiple benefits to the child, family and society. Not only do they offer a safe haven for children, they provide opportunities for learning. These quality programs provide academic support while also fostering the healthy social, emotional, and physical development of each child in the program. The School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) is designed for school age programs serving children ages 5-12. It provides a framework for programs to assess and identify current areas of strength and areas for growth. Register here.