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Growing your Garden: A Training Series for Early Childhood Educators Having challenges trying to start gardening with your preschoolers? Come discover innovative approaches to gardening, resources to get you started, local procurement and curriculum to move your gardening goals to the next level in this dynamic hands-on gardening series for teachers and directors. Take one class or sign up for them all. Each class will offer tools, tips, and knowledgeable instructors. Various Instructors including but not limited to Natasha Bowden, Growing Minds, Sow Tru Seeds, Jackie's Naturally, etc. 6:15 - 8:15pm $25.00 for whole series or $10.00 for each class 6 CHCs total or 2 CHCs each Click here to register for the series: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-your-garden-a-training-series-for-early-childhood-educators-tickets-36607447862 Thursday, September 14, 2017 - What is…Find out more »
Let Them Play: Advocating for Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Children Stevie Alverson, Early Childhood Program Consultant, BPFC Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:15-7:45pm $7.50 1.5 CHCs Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-them-play-advocating-for-developmentally-appropriate-practices-for-children-tickets-36518123691 Education may be one of the only fields where the professional has to constantly defend best practices. Advocating for the children we care for can be frustrating when paired with the barrage of questions and comments from parents and other outsiders: “Do you just color all day?”, “When will my child be reading?”, “Where are the academics in this classroom?” Join us in an interactive workshop designed to engage ECE professionals in a discussion that will refresh your knowledge of why play is crucial to development, and how to make the…Find out more »
American Red Cross CPR & First Aid - Adult & Child Isa Whitaker, Green Opportunities Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm $25.00 THIS TRAINING IS FULL. See future dates on our website! Infant, Child, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid will be covered in this 4 hour training. Participants will be certified in the American Red Cross Child & Adult CPR & First Aid upon successful completion of the course. The training will start on time and participants who arrive late will not be given credit for the class and no refund will be given. There are only 10 spaces available for each CPR & First Aid training. If you have any questions, please email or call Stacy Lutz-Ovies at…Find out more »
What About Me? LGBTQ Culturally Competent Practices for ECE According to UCLA research, the South has the highest percentage of LGBTQ families in the nation. That reality is often not acknowledged in our schools. Many early childhood educators are uncertain about how to support these families. As child care providers, we are in a unique position to welcome, embrace, and empower LGBTQ families in a way that supports children and families alike. Come have a candid discussion with us about our role as educators in supporting all families. You will leave with specific and easy-to-use strategies for building cultural competence within your own practice and others. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-about-me-lgbtq-inclusive-practices-in-early-childhood-education-tickets-36519939121 Jenny Vial, CCR&R Director & Stacy Lutz-Ovies, Early Childhood Program…Find out more »
Microaggression Training Microaggressions can seem harmless on the surface, but are harmful to those that they are directed toward, as they stem from unconscious bias that we carry within us. They appear in the form of comments, body language and other behaviors, and can hold larger more derogatory implications for those around us, and sometimes ourselves. During this workshop, we will examine the brain science behind bias, how our implicit associations frame the way we view others, and how these biases show up in our daily interactions. We will also examine helpful tools and strategies that can help us address microaggressions in the classroom, with our peers, and in our community. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/micro-aggression-training-tickets-36658303974 Lucia Daugherty, Civil Rights Specialist, SPARC…Find out more »
How Do I Pay for my Garden? Want to create a garden but lack financial resources? In the second class of the gardening series we discuss ways to fund your garden projects. From fund raisers to grants to discounted plant sales come make connections with the people giving out local resources. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-do-i-pay-for-my-garden-tickets-36608054677 Save money & register for the whole series here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-your-garden-a-training-series-for-early-childhood-educators-tickets-36607447862 Growing Minds, Sow Tru Seeds Location TBD Thursday, October 16, 2017 6:15 - 8:15pm $10.00 2 CHCsFind out more »
Bodies, Brains & Behavior! Are you frustrated with misbehavior your class? Have that one child that makes you sweat all morning? Feel like you spend your whole day putting out fires? Come have a candid conversation about what we know about child development, developmental milestones, and child behavior. We will discuss how this knowledge can help you better navigate what’s happening in your classroom and center. You will leave with specific strategies to apply to your classroom and share with others! Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bodies-brains-behavior-tickets-36735999363 Stacy Lutz-Ovies, Early Childhood Program Consultant, BPFC Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:15 – 8:15pm $10.00 2 CHCsFind out more »
Learning on the Loose Experience, discover and understand the theory of Constructivism and using loose parts in the classroom. This training will highlight the various ways that teachers can use loose parts inside and outside in order to meet the developmental guidelines set by NC Foundations, ITERS and ECERS while staying within the limits of sanitation and licensing rules. Teachers will understand ways to entice and provoke children’s creativity, imaginations and critical thinking skills using loose parts. Last, we will tell you what they are, where to find them, and how to store them. We will Understand the theory of Loose Parts and Constructivism and what they look like in the classroom. Learn how to use loose parts as provocation…Find out more »
Yoga Fun for the Early Childhood Classroom In order to merge the practice of yoga into the early childhood classroom, we must experience yoga as a child. This is the best way for the practice to transfer to your own classroom! Of course children can reap the profound benefits of yoga, but one thing we know about little ones and the way they learn is-it has to be fun for them to want to do it! While together, we will explore developmentally appropriate songs, games, and activities that you can put in your magical teachers bag to reach for on a daily basis. We will also learn how to transform activities and songs we already know into a mindful movement…Find out more »
How to Talk to Young Children About Race *Training will be located at the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County* Panelists to be Announced Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:15-8:15pm FREE! 2 CHCs are available upon request. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-talk-to-young-children-about-race-tickets-36523291147 There is a lingering myth that children are colorblind and have no racial preferences or observations. Research shows that children can categorize race and gender even in infancy, and that even toddlers and preschoolers have the capacity to express biases and stereotypes. But where and how do we, as educators and caregivers, begin to call attention to these topics and behaviors? Navigating conversations about race with young children can be challenging, but is a necessary part of social justice…Find out more »