Fall-Winter 2019 Early Childhood Workshops

Register now for Fall-Winter 2019 early childhood workshops hosted at the Center for Jewish Education, in partnership with the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center (BCCCRC). Early childhood educators will learn, connect and collaborate with their colleagues in these engaging workshops. All workshops are MSDE-approved. Registration is through BCCCRC's website (http://training.bcccrc.org/CVSFListView.aspx).

Chatting with Children: Conversations that Go Places
Children thrive when teachers create nurturing, well-managed settings and provide frequent and engaging opportunities to learn. In this workshop, you will learn to create learning opportunities for young children based on effective interactions with supportive adults in a classroom environment that promote learning.

Topic: 3 hours Child Development
Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Fee:    $25

Achieving Quality Standards in Early Education
Early Care and Education is your field of expertise!  Quality depends on being prepared professionally and to participate in continuous professional development. In this workshop you will learn how Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are designed to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality of early and school-age care in programs.

Topic: 3 hours, Professionalism
Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Fee:    $25

Planning Yoga Experiences for the Early Childhood Classroom
The yoga time created with the children in your program will provide a special and safe place that encourages compassion and connectedness. In this workshop you will learn activities for incorporating yoga into your program.

Topic: 3 hours Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Fee:   $25

A Child’s Eye View: Inspiring Wonder through Environmental Design
There are critical components of environmental design that help to foster children’s capacity to reach their maximum potential. We must examine our ideas about how children view the environment and how their point of view impacts how they interact with the environment. This workshop takes a look at the child care environment in a new and thought provoking way from a child’s eye view.

Topic: 3 hours Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Fee:   $25

Engaging Indoor Activities for Inclement Weather
Inclement weather provides an optimal opportunity to engage children in a variety of new activities. In this workshop you will learn new ideas for having fun inside when the weather is yucky outside.  

Topic: 3 hours, Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Fee:   $25

Helping Children Cope: Recognizing and Responding to Childhood Trauma
When a disaster or traumatic event occurs, such as a natural disaster or violent act, whether accidental or intentional, it can be stressful for people of all ages. Children tend to react to disaster and traumatic events based on their past experiences and what they know of the current situation. Participants will learn how to help children cope with trauma and how to respond to children who have experienced trauma.

Topic: 3 hours, Child Development
Date: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Fee:    $25

“I Love You Rituals” and Other Routines for Infants and Toddlers
This workshop will outline the impact of intentional, positive strategies on infant and toddler brain development. Participants will learn about the effects of a negative attention cycle on children’s ability to connect with adults in positive ways. Participants will create a plan to incorporate rituals and routines into daily activities that contribute to positive cycles of brain development.

Topic: 2 hours, Child Development
Date: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Fee:    $22

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. www.associated.org