2020 Training Dates
The Douglas-Sarpy Learning Child Team offers several Early Child Professional Development programs throughout the year. All classes are preapproved by NDE for DHHS In Service hours.
|Date | Time||Topic||Description||Cost | In-Service||Contact|
|04/06 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm||Cultivating Healthy, Intentional, Mindful Educators (CHIME)||The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving. Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being of both providers and young children — including reduced stress, improved emotion management, better sleep quality, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships. There is a 2-hour introductory course and an optional follow up course, over 7 weeks. You can attend JUST the 2-hour course, but you must attend the 2-hour course to attend the 7 weekly sessions.||$10/person - MUST Prepay | 2 hrs.||Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Here|
|04/13, 04/20, 04/27, 05/04, 05/11, 05/18, Tuesday 05/26 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm||CHIME Follow Up Sessions||Limited spots available, participants should try to attend all 7 sessions if possible.||$75/person | 14 hrs.||Katie Krause - email@example.comRegister Here|
|04/07 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm||Responsive Environments and Routines||Promoting Social Emotional Competence is key to children’s success in school and life. In this training, we will discuss how to support young children’s social emotional development through the routines and environments that we create for them while they are in childcare.||FREE!!! | 1.5 hrs.||Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Here|
|04/23 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm||Showing Children’s Learning Through Documentation||Documenting Children’s learning is a crucial tool for planning and assessment. We will talk about a variety of ways that you can document children’s learning, including digital documentation through various apps. This class is a hybrid online course. You can take 1 hour of online training, at your own pace/time prior to the April 23rd date. The online training covers the basics of documentation in early childhood setting. On April 23rd, we will join together in a Zoom meeting to share ideas for documenting learning, see examples from other teachers, share your own work and create a documentation action plan.||FREE!!! | 1.5 hrs. of inservice - 2.5 hrs. total available.||Katie Krause - email@example.comRegister Here|
|04/29 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm||Look Who’s Hatching: Early Childhood Embryology (Egg hatching!!!)||Hatching out chicks is a wonderful experience for young children. It’s even more fun, and full of learning opportunities, when you don’t tell the children what kind of animal is going to hatch out of the eggs. Instead, spend the 3 weeks that the eggs incubate learning about a variety of oviparous (egg laying) animals! Learn how to care for the egg and how to implement Look Who’s Hatching in your program. Participants will have the opportunity to hatch chicks in their own program for an additional fee.||FREE!!! | 1.5 hrs.||Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Here|
|05/20 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm||Creating a Natural Learning Environment in Your Outdoor Space||Over the last decade there has been a huge movement in response to the lack of time children spend in the outdoors. During this class, we will talk about the many benefits of children spending time outdoors and talk about the barriers we experience in getting children outdoors more often. We will also take time to think about our own outdoor spaces and brainstorm ideas to make them more natural, comfortable and engaging for children. Some programs may be interested in following up with additional assistance to create a design for a naturalized outdoor space, including how to find funding and grant opportunities!||$10/person | 2 hrs.||Katie Krause - email@example.comRegister Here|
|May, June, July and August - come to one, come to all||Summer “Study Tour Series” – Visit local early childhood programs to learn about the great things happening and get new ideas for your program!||Stay tuned for details about our summer ‘study tour’ series. Study tours are a great way to learn about the amazing things happening in other early childhood programs, but are usually way out of budget for early childhood educators. Rather than trying to send people across the country, or even across the world, join us at 4 different early childhood programs in the Omaha area! Each of these events will give you a chance to see other program’s indoor and outdoor environments, learn a little bit about their philosophy and approach, and engage in some hands-on activities they love! Light snacks will be served thanks to grant funding.||Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.org|
Early Childhood Development training is held at the Nebraska Extension Office in Douglas-Sarpy Counties at 8015 W. Center Rd. Omaha, NE 68124. A minimal class fee is charged to cover costs. Preregistration is strongly recommended, due to small class sizes.
Classes are held at the Douglas County Extension Office, 8015 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124. For more information or to register for a class, contact Katie Krause at (402) 444-3338, email@example.com, or fill out and submit the form below.