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July 2017

When: July 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Children who experience adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) face an increased risk for social-emotional, physical and mental health issues.

August 2017

When: August 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children and youth are born ready to explore. Many schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs now emphasize an inquiry-based style of learning. What does it take to support OST active STEM experiences?

When: August 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children and youth are born ready to explore. Many schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs now emphasize an inquiry-based style of learning. What does it take to support OST active STEM experiences?

September 2017

When: September 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As children grow up and have to deal with being told no, or dealing with consequences or needing to try again, they learn from all of these experiences.

When: September 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:05 PM
Where: State College, PA

The Nutrition Links Annual Conference builds skills for educators and health professionals who work with families to provide education about nutrition, food selection, and food behavior. This year we will explore all about fruits and vegetables—at the market, at school, at the food pantry, or at home.

When: September 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Early Intervention (EI) consists of services and supports designed to help children who have developmental delays/special needs, and their families. Because early educators work so closely with children, they play an important role in identifying and supporting children’s developmental strengths and challenges.

When: September 16, 2017, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Learn ways to bring out nurturing, caring behaviors in children to create a classroom community where children support each other. Learn how to use non-competitive games to foster acceptance of all children.

When: September 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Executive function skills are a broad set of skills that support the process of thinking and learning. Growing research shares the importance of executive function skills as critical building blocks in learning and as predictors of school achievement. Early childhood teachers play a central role in promoting executive function skills. How? Think play. Complex and intentional play, such as dramatic play and partner play, can be the springboard to inviting many executive function skills to be practiced and mastered.

When: September 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This workshop will focus on the basics of creating a curriculum, adjusting your current curriculum to meet children’s need, and reflecting upon your current curriculum.

When: September 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Early Intervention (EI) consists of services and supports designed to help children who have developmental delays/special needs, and their families. Because early educators work so closely with children, they play an important role in identifying and supporting children’s developmental strengths and challenges.

October 2017

When: October 10, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Having families involved in their children’s education is a tremendous benefit for children in their educational success.

When: October 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children are able to develop and learn best when they are in the least restrictive environment. This course will explore what inclusion is, and what you can do as a teacher to support learners of all abilities.

When: October 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The emotional and social skills learned as infants and toddlers have lifelong influences on a person’s ability to make friends, control emotions, work through challenges, succeed in school, and nurture healthy family relationships.

When: October 20, 2017, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Learn ways to bring out nurturing, caring behaviors in children to create a classroom community where children support each other.

November 2017

When: November 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Executive function skills are a broad set of skills that support the process of thinking and learning. Growing research shares the importance of executive function skills as critical building blocks in learning and as predictors of school achievement.

When: November 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our assessments are the tools in which we must use to be intentional teachers to guide our planning.

When: November 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“The Project Approach” is an effective and engaging way for children to learn and explore their environment.

December 2017

When: December 5, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Early stages of exploration and interactions among infants and toddlers can include behaviors such as a child grabs toys, pulls hair, hits, pushes, pokes, or bites.

When: December 8, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The emotional and social skills learned as infants and toddlers have lifelong influences on a person’s ability to make friends, control emotions, work through challenges, succeed in school, and nurture healthy family relationships.

January 2018

When: January 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Research documents the benefits of playing, learning, and simply being outdoors. National and international movements encourage more time in nature. However, this can be challenging for early care professionals.

When: January 13, 2018, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

To young children, transitions are often difficult times. It’s hard to say goodbye in the morning and even harder to stop playing to eat or go take a nap.

July 2018

When: July 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Implement appropriate strategies to meet individual learning outcomes based on a child’s needs (biology, age, temperament, physical needs), which promote positive learning outcomes.