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Birmingham, AL Early Childhood Conference March 2, 2013, 8:00am-3:00pm

Early Connections

Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

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Event Details

Early Childhood Teacher Conference

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Location:

Shades Valley Community Church

160 Oxmoor Road

Homewood, AL 35209

 (next to Homewood Diner)

 

 

 
 

 

 

Quick Facts

 

Date:

Saturday,

March 2, 2013

 

Time:

8:00 A.M. to

3:00 P.M.

 

 

Regular Registration: $35 Ends Thursday, February 28, 2013.


Late Registration: $40 Begins Friday-Available at the Door.

 

Phone: 205-383-4559

 

 

Your Partner in Professional Development! 

   Early Connections Presents

   A Super Saturday, One Day Conference

                      TRENDING 2013


March 2, 2013

8:00am-3:00pm

(Lunch on Your Own)

 

Trending. . .it’s the 2013 word for things that are so talked about that they created an online flurry of comments. Discover the hot trends in childcare with this one-day conference that features relevant topics for progressive teachers and managers.

 

Need a new approach for finding FREE resources for lesson planning?

The featured presentation loads your library with options as you “stream” through Pinterest and novel collections of enrichments.

Want dynamic guidance techniques that place the power of research in your control? Check out Track One!

 Need a dose of encouragement from networking with other professionals, you’ll find information at this conference that keeps you “trending” in 2013.

 

Featured Presentation: Using Pinterest and other FREE online resources to build curriculum and environments that enrich children’s experiences.   Need ideas to stimulate exploration in your learning centers? Want to use fresh experiences to make certain that EVERY learning standard is met for EVERY child n your classroom? This workshop helps you shortcut the bookstore and use the internet for FREE resources. This workshop includes a refresher on the Early Learning Standards and building a quality curriculum with lesson plans that meet the individual needs of children.

 

Tract One: Guidance/Curriculum Tract: Go beyond crazes and fads to find the trends that reflect the Best Classroom Management practices. This tract offers the best practices that mirror the latest research in guidance and discipline, and includes our feature presentation!

 

8:00 – 10:00 The Power of Connections – Teacher Interactions Make A BIG Difference! Part One – Research validates that reaching the little ones we work with through positive interactions that make verbal, emotional, and physical connections leads to children who have a cognitive edge, more trust, and a happier disposition. Make connection an intentional part of your routines with children as you examine how to create more opportunities to sync. From talk to touch to enjoying emotions together, children of all ages need to connect ! This workshop will send you out with a list of ways to increase interactions and set the stage for healthy relationships that translate into more influence in all the domains of development.

 

10:15 – 12:15 The Power of Connections – Transforming Behaviors through Relationship   Part Two Transform behaviors as you build relationships that help children be open to your mentorship. Learn the differences between relationship mentoring based guidance and other strategies, including traditional behavior modification, redirection, modeling, and time away to reflect. Learn to pick the strategy that best relates to the misbehaviors you see, as you build relationships that help you know triggers and motives better! A must for both new and experienced teachers.

 

1:00 – 3:00 Featured Presentation: Using Pinterest and other FREE online resources to build curriculum and enrivonments that enrich children’s experiences - Need ideas to stimulate exploration in your learning centers? Want to use fresh experiences to make certain that EVERY learning standard is met for EVERY child n your classroom? This workshop helps you shortcut the bookstore and use the internet for FREE resources. This workshop includes a refresher on the Early Learning Standards and building a quality curriculum with lesson plans that meet the individual needs of children.

 

Tract Two – For Faith Based Providers!!

 

8:00 – 10:00 Developing Values – Guidance and Self-Esteem for the Faith-Based Teacher Part One -.   When your job is also your ministry, and your work is your life mission, the hours you spend with your little ones REALLY count!! This seminar explores how we build values through our interactions and the relationships we build with children. It explores our role in helping children internalize values that guide them towards self-discipline.

 

10:15 – 12:15 Developing Values – Guidance and Self-Esteem for the Faith-Based Teacher Part Two - Use your vision as a faith-based teacher to touch all the developmental domains and build lasting foundations for character development in the children you work with. Explore the

 

1:00 – 3:00 Featured Presentation: - Using Pinterest and other FREE online resources to build curriculum and enrivonments that enrich children’s experiences - Need ideas to stimulate exploration in your learning centers? Want to use fresh experiences to make certain that EVERY learning standard is met for EVERY child n your classroom? This workshop helps you shortcut the bookstore and use the internet for FREE resources. This workshop includes a refresher on the Early Learning Standards and building a quality curriculum with lesson plans that meet the individual needs of children.

 

 

Tract Three: Management Sessions:

 

8:00 – 10:00 “The times, they are a changin’ . . .In the words of Bob Dylan, we see trends today that keep us learning and growing, or left behind! Check out legal issues that have changed, business strategies with a new savvy, and marketing and communication trends for 2013. Kick of the new year with new options for managing your program, and staying current with today’s trends in child care.

 

10:15 – 12:15 Team Talk – Communicating, Co-operating, and Working Together to Build Excellence. (for Managers only in this tract!!!) Having a strong team is essential to any quality program. Learn five ways to improve communication, cooperation, and teamwork. Eliminate the “negative” that kills staff cohesiveness, and keep the focus on building an emotionally healthy staff that pull together to build a strong program. You’ll get the manager’s view on this workshop on professionalism .

 

1:00 – 3:00 Internet Options & Social Media Policies for Child Care Centers – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and More! Social media can be either a marketing dream, or a public relations nightmare for net-savvy centers. Discuss the power of online community, both positive and negative, for center administrators. Create policies that protect your center’s reputation, preserve personnel’s fifth amendment rights, and head off issues before they occur!

 

 

                  

 


 

 

 

 
 

 

Early Connections is based in the Southeast Region and trains thousands of teachers each year.  We offer dynamic workshops and seminars in areas from guidance and discipline to curriculum planning to business development.    Each of our classes provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs.)

 

 

 
 

 

  

Early Connections delivers pertinent, applications-oriented seminars and programs of study for preschool and childcare teachers, school age teachers, and administrators, helping them to positively impact the children they work with in centers and schools all over the United States. Early childhood research shows a direct relationship between highly trained staff and quality care for young children.  Our training combines current early childhood research with practical application to the classroom and is designed to challenge and motivate participants to act on the information they receive.     

 

  

 

 

Early Connections | 130 Inverness Plaza, Suite 323, Birmingham, AL 35242 

Phone: 205-383-4559

 

Have questions about Birmingham, AL Early Childhood Conference March 2, 2013, 8:00am-3:00pm? Contact Early Connections

When & Where


Shades Valley Community Church
160 Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL 35209

Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)


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Early Connections

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

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