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Evidence-informed professional development for early care and education and youth development professionals to improve the quality of their care and educational practices.
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Social and emotional skills: Learning for life
December 5, 2013Did you ever drive by a school in the middle of the afternoon and see children scampering about on the playground? Or a preschool where little tykes are playing on climbers, blowing bubbles, or digging in the dirt? Was your reaction something like, “Why aren’t those kids inside learning?” or “Why are those teachers just standing there?” You may even have secretly wished that you had such a fun and easy job!
December 5, 2013A child’s journey to building strong language and literacy skills starts in infancy and continues through the early childhood years and beyond. Caregivers are essential partners for children on the path to language and emergent literacy development. The journey begins when caregivers respond to, talk with and read with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Caregivers continue the journey by building on each child’s experiences and skill base to encourage continued learning.
December 3, 2013The reuniting of a family after deployment is one of those moments that everyone wants to be perfect in every way! But when very young children are involved it can end up being a big, emotional mess. You can do a LOT to help military parents plan a homecoming that takes into account the needs of their youngest children and, as a result, will be memorable in all the best ways.
November 26, 2013What is indoor air quality and how do cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products affect it? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a measure of how clean the air is inside structures where we live, work and play. And what happens in one part of a building affects all of the building’s occupants.
November 7, 2013Effective coaching helps educators become more intentional in their practice, helps facilitate use of best practices, moves educators toward a better understanding of children's overall development and needs, helps educators develop a better understanding of ways to have rich interactions with children, and provides a platform for supporting children's positive outcomes in all developmental areas.
PA On-site Training
OMK Arctic Blast Day Camp 2013
When: December 14, 2013Where: Coraopolis, PA
Better Kid Care: Developing a Facility Professional Development Plan (PFDP)
When: December 17, 2013Where: Greensburg, PA
Better Kid Care: Professionalism and Teambuilding
When: December 19, 2013Where: Gettysburg, PA
Better Kid Care: Eco Healthy Child Care
When: January 6, 2014Where: Dauphin, PA
Better Kid Care: Observing as a Tool to Guide Classroom Structure and Daily Planning
When: January 8, 2014Where: Milford, PA