2020 Training Dates
Nebraska Extension’s The Learning Child team is pleased to offer live, interactive, online professional development opportunities throughout the months of April and May. These classes will be FREE, as we do our part to support our communities during this unprecedented time. All classes offer NDE APPROVED in-service hours!
|Date | Time||Topic||Description||Cost | In-Service||Contact|
|07/13 | 1:00 – 2:00 pmOR7:00 – 8:00 pm||Read for Resilience||
Read for Resilience is a program to support adults in promoting young children’s resilience and understanding of their emotions. Participants will be introduced to engaging storybooks with themes of coping, ideas for prompts and activities, and ways to bring Read for Resilience to their communities.
Registration Deadline: July 10, 2020
|FREE | 1.0 hr.||Sarah Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Here|
|07/22 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm||Introduction to Children with Autism and Other Special Needs||This professional development opportunity will focus on introducing attendees to the topic of supporting young children with autism and other special needs in home or center childcare settings. Attendees should prepare to discuss challenges they have experienced in their settings.||FREE | 1.5 hrs.||Katie Krause - email@example.comRegister Here|
|07/23 | 1:00 – 2:30 pmOR7:00 – 8:30 pm||Mindfulness and Self-care||The well-being of early childhood educators is increasingly recognized as being importantly connected to high quality education and care. Practicing mindfulness provides one way of promoting well-being. Mindfulness offers strategies for maintaining health, personal well-being, developing healthy self-regulation, and providing more responsive care to children.||FREE | 1.5 hrs.||Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Here|
|07/27 | 1:00 – 2:00 pmOR7:00 – 8:00 pm||Don’t get bugged out! Exploring bugs with young children (with special guest, entomologist Dr. Jody Green!)||Young children are often fascinated by bugs. Learn about the important role bugs play in our live. Learn how to support children in there exploration of bugs, in a way that is comfortable for you, too!||FREE | 1.0 hrs.||Katie Krause - email@example.comRegister Here|
|07/29 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm||Supporting Children with Autism and Other Special Needs During Transitions||This professional development opportunity will focus on providing attendees with an understanding of strategies to support children with autism and special needs during transitions to and from home to childcare and during daily activities in the childcare setting. Attendees should prepare to discuss challenges they have experienced in their settings.||FREE | 1.5 hrs.||Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Here|
|08/25 | 1:00 – 2:30 pmOR7:00 – 8:30 pm
ONLINE Possible in-person follow-up in early September (Date TBD)
|Connecting children with nature: anytime, any place, any budget!||Learn ways to include nature in your program, no matter where your are located or what your budget is. All children should have free access to wonderful experiences in and with nature, no matter where your program is located, or what your budget is.||FREE | 1.5 hrs.||Katie Krause - email@example.comRegister Here|
We have several other classes we are working to schedule in July, August, and September. Topics we are working on include: Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators, Exploring Bugs with Young Children, Full STEAM Ahead, Reggio-inspired learning, and Harvesting and Food Safety in the Child Care Garden.
If you are interested in any of these classes, you can Sign Up Here for more information.
|Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Summer of 2021||Summer “Study Tour Series”||Do to COVID-19 related concerns, the Summer Tour Series will be postponed until 2021. If you have any interest in having your program be one of our featured sites, please contact Katie Krause.||Katie Krause - email@example.com|