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.
Creating the Connections
Presented By Autism Project
Creating the Connections presents information of typical developmental milestones, focusing on 0 - 5 years through the CDC’s “Learn the Signs - Act Early” in order to better recognize atypical development, support concerns families may have, and provide the tools necessary to empower families to make informed decisions and access appropriate resources. (2 PD hours.)
From Rocking to Reading - Literacy in Infant and Toddler Settings
There are numerous benefits to reading to infants and toddlers. Some of these benefits include bonding, social/emotional development, and language development. This two hour training outlines literacy development and the importance of reading to infant and toddlers. Participants will learn how to identify indicators of good books for this age group. (2 PD hours.)
Using Sign Language with Young Children
Presented By: Kim Bennett
Using sign language with babies and young children is more than just a passing fad. Manual and visual communication is a great way for little ones to communicate with us and understand us before their voices really turn on. Do you have a preschooler who really appears to be a visual learner? A toddler getting frustrated because they don't have the words they need to communicate? An infant pointing and reaching for everything that they say? Learn how you can use practical facets of sign language in all aspects of your program to enhance learning, listening, language, and attention for activities. We will explore vocabulary good for every age and how to start implementing these strategies to enhance all areas of development for the children in your program. (2 PD hours.)
To be announced
Education the Heart: The Personal Intelligences
Presented By Jeanie Fitzgerald
According to Aristotle, “To educate the mind, without educating the heart is no education at all.” And future success in academics and in life is the reward of social-emotional competency. Though it continues throughout adolescence, the critical time for social-emotional development is childhood. This session examines the facets of intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences. It is filled with cutting edge insights and approaches that ensure the development of self-awareness, self-discipline, social cognition, and social skills in young children. (2 PD hours.)
Introduction to Conscious Discipline
Presented By Autism Project
(2 PD hours.)
"Come to My Window": Opening Young Children to Sympathy and Empathy
Presented By Phyllis Penhallow
Both sympathy and empathy are important components of social development. During this session, the differences between each will be explored. When and how do children become aware of the feelings of others? How do they express that in behavior, and what do they do with those feelings? Are there practical things parents and teachers can do to foster sympathy and empathy in children as they develop? What’s the end game? Join us in beginning to understand the roots of understanding… and in helping children create lasting and meaningful connections. (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
Can the Teachers Come out to Play? Supporting Children's Learning through our play
Presented By Kara Lehane
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.