top of page
Online Teacher

VIRTUAL TRAINING

ENGLISH

WEDNESDAY | FEBRUARY 8, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Planning for Children Focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Trainer: Linda Bratcher
COK: 3-hr Special Needs

Max Participants: 40


All typically developing children engage in behaviors that may challenge adults. When these behaviors move beyond typical expectations, early educators must be prepared to meet each child’s needs by providing developmentally appropriate environments. Understanding the signs and symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the tools educators can use for developmentally appropriate behavior management, is an important way to meet all children’s needs.

WEDNESDAY | MARCH 8, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Crawling Across the Curriculum


Trainer: Linda Bratcher
COK: 1-hr Child Development; 2-hr Curriculum

Max Participants: 40

Children learn best when teachers cater to their interests and abilities. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle is a favorite children’s book which lends itself to a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in all developmental domains. Participants will leave prepared to help children explore interests created after reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

WEDNESDAY | APRIL 12, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Guiding Children’s Behaviors - Active Supervision

Trainer: Linda Bratcher
COK: 3-hr Health, Safety, & Nutrition

Max Participants: 40

Early educators have a responsibility to protect children and keep them safe. Active supervision requires focused attention and consistent observation, never leaving a child unattended. Educators will develop skills which will strengthen their active supervision policies and practices as a result of this presentation.

WEDNESDAY | APRIL 19, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Simple Sign Language

Trainer: Jennifer Jurch
COK: 2-hr Special Needs

Max Participants: 40

In this training, participants will learn about American Sign Language and how the use of multiple modes of communication can benefit all learners. Through fun and engaging activities, participants will learn 20 simple signs that are useful in an early childhood setting. Using current research and a variety of resources, this training will discuss how using sign in the early childhood classroom supports children with special needs. Participants will learn strategies for teaching signs to young children and engaging families.

WEDNESDAY | MAY 10, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Fostering Family and Community Partnerships

Trainer: Linda Bratcher
COK: 3-hr Community

Max Participants: 40

Childcare professionals will become aware of the resources that are available in their communities to assist them and the families in their programs to provide for children and meet their needs. Becoming an advocate for parents and children is an important way each of us can meet the needs of children and their families and contribute in a positive way to future generations. “It takes a village to raise a child.”

WEDNESDAY | JUNE 7, 2023 | 6:30PM-8:30PM

IMIL: Moving with the Brain in Mind

Trainer: Linda Bratcher

COK: 2-hr Child Development

Max Participants: 40

The development of the brain in a child’s first five years of life clearly shapes the learning capacity they have for the rest of their life. Learn how early brain structure and functioning can be enhanced through movement and physical activity.

WEDNESDAY | JULY 19, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Book It To Cook It

Trainer: Linda Bratcher

COK: 30-min Special Needs; 30-min Curriculum; 2-hr Health, Safety, & Nutrition

Max Participants: 40

Use children’s literature to extend learning through cooking and nutrition-oriented activities. We will utilize several books that may be new to you and your children and cook, too!

WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 9, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Do Tell: Planning for Parent-teacher Conferences

Trainer: Linda Bratcher

COK: 3-hr Professionalism

Max Participants: 40

Parent-teacher conferences promote communication and keep parents informed of their children's progress. Successful conferences require preparation, planning and a positive attitude. Teachers will develop conference strategies which will foster the parent-teacher partnership.

WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 15, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Cameras in the Classroom

Trainer: Linda Bratcher

COK: 3-hr Curriculum

Max Participants: 40

Enhance your classroom with photography in new ways in all domains all day long. You’ll be amazed how many ways cameras can be used as teaching tools!

WEDNESDAY | DECEMBER 6, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Using Children’s Literature to Support Social and Emotional Development

Trainer: Linda Bratcher

COK: 1-hr Child Development; 2-hr Curriculum

Max Participants: 40

Promote the social-emotional development of children from birth to age five, using popular children’s books. Participants will discover hands-on ways to embed social-emotional skill building activities into everyday routines. Become more “intentional” about supporting children’s social emotional development in developmentally appropriate ways.

August Class
bottom of page