Mini Conference - September 2019

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The Saratoga Hilton

534 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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If you find it hard to get away for a weekday conference, this mini conference is the perfect alternative!

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MINI CONFERENCE

Join us on Saturday, September 21, 8:15a - 3:30p at the beautiful Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs for a day filled with the same rich opportunities for professional growth, education and networking with fellow child care professionals.

Earn 6 training hours (.6 CEU) and gain OCFS areas you need. Lunch is included.

Schedule:

Check-in | 7:45a

Session 1 | 8:15a - 10:15a

Session 2 | 10:30a - 12:30p

Lunch | 12:30p - 1:30p

Session 3 | 1:30p - 3:30p

Cost: $110 ($130 Non-member) Not a member? Visit our website or call 518-426-7181 to join.

Credit card payment will be required at checkout.

FAMILY/GROUP FAMILY/CENTER TRACK

ATTEND FREE WITH VOICE/CSEA by visiting VOICE/CSEA, then call the Child Care Council to register.

Funding may also be possible through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP) by visiting ECETP.

BUILDING ADULT RESILIENCE

Reflect on stressors in life and how they affect our success in working with children and families. Learn strategies to beat burnout by examining what it means to be resilient. Identify and build a support system and learn techniques to help feel refreshed and in control. OCFS: 1, 3

REGULATIONS

Learn to navigate the NYS Child Care Regulations and clarify your responsibilities in upholding them. Join us to evaluate scenarios and learn how to accurately interpret and apply regulations in real world situations. OCFS: 7

FIRE SAFETY

In this training we will review OCFS Fire Protection Regulations including required documentation. We will consider children’s glorified perceptions of fire and discuss how to implement a fire safety curriculum throughout the year. OCFS: 1, 4

SCHOOL-AGE TRACK

Funding may also be possible through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP) by visiting ECETP.

FIRE SAFETY

In this training we will review OCFS Fire Protection Regulations including required documentation. We will consider children’s glorified perceptions of fire and discuss how to implement a fire safety curriculum throughout the year. OCFS: 1, 4

BUILDING ADULT RESILIENCE

Reflect on stressors in life and how they affect our success in working with children and families. Learn strategies to beat burnout by examining what it means to be resilient. Identify and build a support system and learn techniques to help feel refreshed and in control. OCFS: 1, 3

COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES

Learn strategies to improve interactions with families and create consistency between care and home through effective communication. Find out if you are a good listener and learn techniques to improve active listening skills. OCFS: 3, 4, 5

INFANT/TODDLER TRACK

Funding may also be possible through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP) by visiting ECETP.

IDENTIFYING DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS USING THE AGES AND STAGES QUESTIONNAIRES

The Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) can help determine what typical development is and what might be considered at risk for a delay. Resources and materials for communicating concerns with families will be shared. Ways to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaires to support lesson planning and engagement will also be discussed. OCFS: 1, 3, 5

HALT! BITING

Understanding the reasons why children bite can help us to decrease biting incidents. In this training we will discuss these reasons, work to find the right response to biting behaviors, and learn how to uncover the triggers that may cause children to bite. Together, we will learn strategies to prevent biting, starting with H.A.L.T.! OCFS: 1, 3, 4

INFANT FEEDING

Nutrition during the first year of an infant’s life is critical for their growth and development. Together we will learn about appropriate infant feeding practices including the safe handling and storage of breastmilk and infant formula, identifying hunger and fullness cues, and how to recognize signs for solid food readiness. Providers will understand the laws protecting breastfeeding women, and learn the benefits of breastfeeding for mother, baby, and the childcare program. OCFS: 1, 2, 3

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534 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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