Location: Warwick Police Station (except where notated with a location change)
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m Trainings will begin at 7:00 p.m.
All trainings approved by The Center for Early Learning Professionals.
Presented By Linda Brunetti
This training is about the developmental milestones, tools to help track developmental growth, what to do if you have concerns about a child and what resources are available along with an educational component on Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence based strategies to help at home and in the classroom. (2 PD hours.)
Presented By Jeanine Fitzgerald
The brain is not the largest organ in the human body, but it is the CEO of all its functions. Yet, our culture today believes that by pushing higher educational standards, we can create better human beings. It’s as though this has become the “magic pill” for the mastery of one’s full potential. While we may have fewer dropouts, higher attendance, and kids able to read at younger ages, the real question that begs an answer is “at what cost?” This session explores critical questions, one of which is: “Do the brains of children today get the right stimulation during the right developmental stages to maximize full potential?” To answer these questions, an overview of seven elements that have the potential to optimize the functioning of the brain will be examined. Participants will find ways to use these elements in ways that solve the very “real” problems professionals experience in homes or in classrooms. (2 PD hours.)
Children and Trauma
Presented By Kate Begin
A deeper understanding of kids and trauma (like foster care and domestic violence). (2 PD hours.)
CPR and First Aid
Presented By Billy Simas
Who Are We in the Lives of Young Children? Reflections on Being Early Child Hood Professionals
Presented By William H. Strader, Ed.D. Professor
This presentation is designed for the remarkable work that we in Rhode Island do to support the growth
and development of young children and their families. We will explore the importance of our roles in being
central to human growth and development, central to education, central to the community and even central
to the economy. We will "play" with the concept of who we are as Early Childhood Professionals. We
will come away with a stronger, more positive view of the field of Early Childhood Education and the
dedicated individuals who support our Rhode Island Families and Young Children. (2 PD hours.)
Every Child is Unique- Engaging Diverse Learners
Presented By Kim Bennett
Are you a teacher who has a wide variety of learners in your early childhood classroom? No experience working with children with any learning or developmental needs? In this workshop we will learn how to maximize the engagement of all the children in your program, regardless of physical impairments, learning disabilities, or sensory needs. Explore environmental designs for learning with us and discover accommodations and modifications you can make to help engage children with different special needs. Leave feeling more confident about common diagnoses of early childhood and helpful strategies that will help all learners! (2 PD hours.)
Warwick Police Station
6 Hours of professional development, lunch and opportunity to network with other Child Care professionals.
Workshop A from 7:45 - 9:45 am
Workshop B from 9:45-11:45 am
Workshop C from 12:30- 2:30 pm
Presented By Heather Webster
(2 PD hours.)
Warwick Police Station:
99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick, RI Phone: 401-468-4200
Take route 95 to Exit 12A, 113 East. Bear right onto Route 5 South. You will pass Crowne Plaza on your right. Continue for .7 of a mile. You will take a left on Bragger Street .The Warwick Police Station is at the end of Bragger Street. Building on your left. Parking lot on your right. Our meeting room is the first room on the left after entering the building.