Upcoming Youth and Family Events
Intergenerational Programs & Practices: Mini-Course for Senior Volunteers is a certificate training program offered by Penn State University for older adults (55+) wishing to develop (or expand) intergenerational programs in their areas of interest.
This course focuses on awareness of healthy habits and fitness. Dialogue and activities present best practices to ensure that all children can at least partially participate in curriculum that supports healthy habits and fitness fun.
This course provides the opportunity for school-age teachers to reflect upon their current STEM practices.
More and more children are displaying challenging behaviors in the classroom. This challenging behavior can impact the relationship the child builds with their caregiver in many ways. Through discussion, videos, and activities, examine how important attachment is to social and emotional development and how caregivers can improve relationships with children to reduce behavioral challenges. Other behavior techniques will be discussed.
This is a six hour professional development event to support the successful implementation of Portfolios to support children’s development and enhance program quality. Target Audience: Directors, Lead Teachers, and all staff. We recommend that director and staff both attend.
Sensory integration problems can affect a wide array of children in their daily functioning. In this 3 hour training, participants will gain a solid understanding of Sensory Processing Disorders, how it may effect a child's behavior in the classroom, and interventions to support a child with SPD. Training will include lecture, discussion, video, and hands-on experience.
What is Temperament? Why is it important? In this training you will find out the answers to these questions and gain techniques to develop a "goodness of fit" as well as strategies for adapting approaches to the needs of the children in your care
Want the children in your care to get along with others, feel secure, and be confident, engaged learners? This interactive training will invite you to consider ways to build positive, nurturing, responsive and dependable relationships with the young children in your care.
Identify ways that children’s age, development, culture, language and ability influence learning. Apply knowledge of growth, development and learning to establish appropriate expectation for individual children. Instructor Ann Gula: K1, C1, C2
This interactive, hands on course presents an overview of the development as well as theory and practice in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate art experiences for young children. Children are natural artists. To express this innate ability, all they need is the right environment, that provides the proper materials and support.
Learn the importance of informational text.
Free or low cost materials can encourage creativity and learning.
The Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework includes five factors that, when robust in families, reduce the risk of child maltreatment. This course, a module of Bringing the Protective Factors to Life, focuses on parental resilience. Resilience, simply defined, means the ability to recover from difficult life experiences. Resilient parents and caregivers have empathy for themselves, as well as others, and are able to maintain a positive attitude, solve problems creatively and take life’s events in stride. This course will equip participants to define and recognize signs of parental resilience, identify actions they can take to help build the resilience of parents with whom they work, share examples of ways to value and support parents and to respond to families in crises. Participants will be encouraged to integrate these concepts into their everyday practice with families.
This Course will evaluate safety and supervision practices based on DPW Regulations. Indoor and outdoor spaces will be evaluated. Practitioners will analyze their supervision skills, identify criteria in supervising children, develop strategies to supervise children. A supervision policy will be assessed. The early learning professional will have the tools necessary to create an Action Plan for supervision.
See how informational text (non-fiction) helps deepen children’s knowledge and build vocabulary and enhance comprehension.
Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve families are invited to join us for a 3 days, 2 nights residential family camp at beautiful YMCA Camp Soles located in the Laurel Highlands in Somerset County. MYP Aim High Air Force Fall Family Camp weekend retreat provides an opportunity to bolster family relationships and allows participants time to connect with other geographically-dispersed Air Force Families.