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300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States

December 2018

Why Do They Do That? Understanding Youth Development-St. Joseph County

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Make sense of what is happening inside the mind of a young person from a safe distance! The differences between healthy and unhealthy youth development will be discussed. Define your role in helping to shape the personal growth of youth. (This professional development session is appropriate for educators working with school-age youth.) Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, December 13th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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January 2019

Safe Sleep Practices & Reducing Risk of SIDS in Child Care-St. Joseph County

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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An Important Training for Those Caring for Infants This is an interactive training on national safe sleep standards for reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death in child care. Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, January 8th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498;mmadden@ECAlliance.org This training was developed to meet Public Law 162-2005 requirements for licensed home child care providers and home providers receiving CCDF vouchers.

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What Sets You Apart From The Rest: The Indiana Afterschool Standards-St. Joseph County

January 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Aligning with a standardized quality system is essential for school-age programs. Review the Indiana Afterschool Standards, developed from the National Afterschool Association Standards in 2009 and used in thousands of Indiana school-age programs. Identify the specific steps that lead to quality school-age programs and the benefits that are gained through this alignment. (This professional development session is appropriate for educators working with school-age youth.) Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, January 10th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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Milestones Matter: Using Free Resources about Developmental Milestones-St. Joseph County

January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention form the basis of tracking children's development and provide suggestions for engaging families. Learn how to use these free resources. (This professional development session is appropriate for educators working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.) Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, January 10th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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Healthy Foundations: Program Practices for Wellness-St. Joseph County

January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Learn about nurturing physical activity and healthy eating with young children. Through new research and best practice guidelines, discover the groundwork for healthy practices. Explore new information on how much children need to move and how important nutrition is to healthy development. Gain skills to look at your own schedules and methods to see where there is room for healthier practices. Early childhood education professionals of all levels can benefit from this overview. (This professional development session is appropriate for…

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Managing Meaningful Moments: Using Schedules, Routines & Transitions to Boost Learning-St. Joseph County

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Practical strategies to manage program settings will be examined. Ways to design schedules to support effective routines and transitions that optimize children’s development and learning will be explored. (This professional development session is designed for educators with prior experience in managing learning environments for all ages of children.) Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, November 31st by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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February 2019

Little Connections: Using Relationships and Interactions to Support Infant and Toddler Learning-St. Joseph County

February 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Consistent, stable relationships are critical to infant and toddler learning. Explore the importance of relationships with the youngest learners. Strategies to build strong, nurturing relationships will be shared. (This professional development session is appropriate for educators who are working with infants and toddlers, birth to 2 years.) Limit 15. Board Room. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, January 31st by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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Designed to Develop: Materials & Environments in School-Age Programs-St. Joseph County

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Materials for use in school-age programs will be identified and discussed. (This professional development session is appropriate for educators who are new to working with school-age youth or have limited knowledge on how to set up a school-age program.) Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, February 14th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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Let’s Play! Using Child-Directed Play for Learning-St. Joseph County

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WNIT, 300 West Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, Indiana 46601 United States
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Genuine, child-directed free play opportunities spark deep, foundational learning for all ages. Examine your current practice and gain strategies to foster free play with young children to school-age youth. (This professional development session is designed for educators with experience in planning for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and/or school-age youth.) Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, February 19th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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