The Power of Connections:
Tract One: Connecting: Impacting Children’s Learning and Behavior with the glue of Strong Relationships
What matters most in what we do with children everyday?? The latest research suggests that in all areas, the connections we make open the doors for children to thrive. Learn the impact of teacher relationship with students on brain development, learning, motivation, guidance and academic performance in this tract. You’ll see why the ITERS and ECERS measure of counting interactions is so critical to quality in the classroom!
8:00 – 10:00 – Relationship Related to Learning
10:15 – 12:15 – How Connections impact Children’s behavior – The power of relationships in shaping appropriate behaviors.
1:00 – 3:00 - Building Math & Science Connections
Tract Two: Connecting with School Age Children
8:00 – 10:00 – Meeting Needs – Knowing your School Age Child
10:15 – 11:15 – Guidance and Discipline Techinques that work with school age children
1:00 – 3:00 - Giving them what they want!! – Jazz up your school age centers in ALL areas with this two hour session.
Tract Three: The Required Basics
8:00 – 10:00 Child Abuse: Recognition & Reporting
Learn the warning signs of child abuse and neglect; the legal reporting requirement for teachers, directors, and owners; and how to protect yourself from being accused of abuse.
10:15 – 11:15 Safety & Injury Control
Keep the little ones in your care save and reduce liabilities by discovering these “safety musts” for the classroom, the playground, and field trips. Participants in this class will also leave with a better understanding of the Department of Human Resources’ reporting requirements for accidents and injuries.
1:00 – 3:00 Infectious Diseases: Recognition & Prevention
Proper hand washing and diapering procedure are just a few of the sanitary practices addressed in this course to help early childhood professionals learn how to reduce the risk of spreading illnesses in child care settings.
Tract Four – Connections for Center Administrators and Owners
8:00 – 10:00 – Connecting with clients
10:15 – 12:15 – Connecting with Staff – Building healthy relationship without crossing healthy boundaries.
1:00 – 3:00 – Connecting in Community – While networking in the community takes time and energy, it often translates into business and industry relationships that last over time and translate into more customers for centers. Learn how to put a networking plan in place, how to make the time to implement it, and how to determine it’s value over time.
When & Where
Early Connections provides state approved manager and teacher training for child care programs throughout the Southeast. Early Connections develops both schoolage and preschool curriculum. For more information on upcoming events as well as other Early Connections services, please visit our website at www.myearlyconnections.com
Phone contact: 770-594-6566