Winter 2017 - Spring 2018 Early Childhood Workshops

Register now for Winter 2017-Spring 2018 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 (

Basic Health and Safety
This class satisfies the new MSDE training requirement.
In order to be in compliance with the regulations set forth by the Federal Child Care Development Block Grant all individuals working in child care must complete this course by December 31, 2017. The Basic Health and Safety Training will cover ten specific topic areas as identified by the CCDBG regulations.
Topic: 3 hours Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Date: Wednesday, January 10
Time: 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Fee: $25; Must pre-register

Helping Children Cope: Recognizing and Responding to Childhood Trauma (New)
Many of the children that you care for each day are dealing with traumatic events that impact their ability to thrive and learn. In this workshop we will look at the latest research on the impact of trauma on young children and explore concrete ways that we can help children develop coping skills to increase resilience.
Topic: 3 hours Child Development
Date: Wednesday, January 24
Time: 6:15 pm – 9:15pm
Fee: $25; Must pre-register

Working Together: The Importance of Community Helpers in Our Daily Lives (New)
Community Helpers are all around us supporting our communities and neighborhoods. In this workshop you will learn about how to introduce the people in your neighborhood to the children in your care.
Topic: 2 hours Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, February 7
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $22; Must pre-register

Beyond Management: How to be an Effective Leader
As the manager of a child care program there are important day-to-day operations that you must attend to in order to keep the program running. Just as important is you’re ability to be an effective leader for your staff as well as a leader in the early care and education profession. This workshop will examine leadership qualities and discuss effective strategies to move beyond just being a manager.
Topic: 3 hours Professionalism
Date: Wednesday, February 21
Time: 6:15 pm – 9:15pm
Fee: $25; Must pre-register

Nutrition and Wellness for Child Care
Sound nutrition, proper sleep, and physical movement are all very important components for providing excellent care and programing for young children. In this workshop discussion will focus on best practices in child care and how professionals partner with families to promote wellness for young children.
Topic: 3 hours Health, Safety and Nutrition
Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 6:15 pm – 9:15pm
Fee: $25; Must pre-register

Building Your Resiliency
In this workshop participants will learn how to improve resilience in their personal and professional lives. By improving resilience factors, you will be able to cope better with or recover from change, loss, adversity, and mistakes, as well as have the skills to bounce back from adverse situations.
Topic: 3 hours Professionalism
Date: : Wednesday, March 21
Time: 6:15 pm – 9:15pm
Fee: $25; Must pre-register

Building Your Parent Handbook and Contract
This workshop is designed to assist programs in meeting the Maryland EXCELS standard. We will review components of a parent handbook and contract and work together to either create a new document or revise a current one.
Topic: 3 hours Professionalism
Date: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 6:15 pm – 9:15pm
Fee: $25; Must pre-register

Teaching Problem Solving Throughout the Day
In this workshop discussion will center on the importance of teaching young children problem solving techniques by identifying problem solving steps and learning strategies to assist children in learning how to solve problems.
Topic: 3 hours Child Development
Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 6:15 pm – 9:15pm
Fee: $25; Must pre-register

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