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Richmond County Partnership for Children
July - September 2017 Training Calendar

Creating A World of Learning

Tuesday, October 24 & Wednesday October 25, 2017
6:00pm-8:30pm (Both nights)
Richmond County Partnership for Children
.5 CEU Credit $25.00
Class to be taught by Julie Clinkscale
Participants must attend both nights to receive credit

Young children learn best when they are surrounded by a world of learning opportunities. Join us to see the profound effect their own unique way of approaching these early experiences has on their development and motivation to learn. You will gain an awareness of how other factors such as culture, temperament and ability levels also affect a child’s learning and development. Some time will be spent on identifying effective strategies that enhance your role in fostering each child’s optimal growth and development. We are going to build our knowledge on these concepts using the developmental goals for infants and toddlers and the framework of developmentally appropriate practice.

You must register to attend this training by 4pm on October 17, 2017

More Than Just Routine

Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Richmond County Partnership for Children
2.0 Contact Credit Hours $5.00
Class to be taught by Tonya Underwood

What does the word "curriculum" mean to you? If teaching skills and planning projects are the first ideas that come to mind, then this workshop will open your eyes to a new way of thinking about infant-toddler "curriculum". Infant and toddler teachers spend a large part of the day engaged in routine caregiving responsibilities. These are key learning times! Participants will gain an understanding of why routines are essential to "curriculum" for infants and toddlers. Participants will learn how responsive and respectful
one-on-one caregiving routines are opportunities for building relationships and learning, and how these routines are connected to culture and family values.

You must register to attend this training by 4pm on November 30, 2017

What Every Baby Needs

Monday, November 6, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Richmond County Partnership for Children
2.0 Contact Credit Hours $5.00
Class to be taught by Michelle Wheless

Everything in a baby’s world happens in steps and stages. It is important to appreciate each stage as it occurs and provide the support and guidance needed to allow a successful journey through each one. This training will offer suggestions of what types of materials support learning at the different stages. You will gain insight on the benefits of providing babies with ample time and space to master a skill before moving on to start practicing a new one and will explore some of the drawbacks of intervening unnecessarily. With each mastered skill babies are discovering more about their bodies, the world around them and how the two work together. These skills are the foundations that they will carry with them throughout their life and across all domains of learning.

You must register to attend this training by 4pm on October 30, 2017