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Professional Development Day

  • Clayton State University - Center for Continuing Education 2000 Clayton State Blvd. Morrow, GA 30260 United States (map)

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 125

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Clayton State University - Center for Continuing Education
Harry S. Downs Center
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260

Class Description: This is a full day Super Saturday event and you must attend all day to receive the full credit of 6 hours. Several different tracks will be offered. You will choose one of the following tracks when registering:

Track 1 - ECE Best Practices: Science, Blocks, Art, and Active Play (ECE 4.3, 5.2, 5.6): The classroom environment is often referred to as the 'Third Teacher'! This 6 hour training provides an overview of best practices when arranging intentional play spaces for young children. Participants will receive guidance on selecting materials, arranging furnishings, and facilitating learning for science, blocks, art and active play spaces.
Classes include Science for Young Children: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated, If You Build It, Kids Will Come! Constructing A Solid Block Interest Center, Block Basics: A Strong Foundation For Quality Block Play, Art 102 - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated, and Active Play - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated.

Track 2 - Best Practices: Caring for Infants and Toddlers (ECE 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.5): This 6 hour training provides Infant and Toddler Caregivers with in-depth strategies to promote language development, responsive care, and healthy personal care routines.
Classes include Responsive Caregiving: Nurturing Relationships with Infants and Toddlers, Person Care Routines: Maintaining a Healthy and Clean Environment, and Relax, Relate, and Reach - Promoting Positive Staff-Child Interactions.

Track 3 - Positive Discipline and Guidance (ECE 1.3, 4.1, 5.3): Classes include:
- Challenging Behaviors: Participants will learn causes of children's disruptive behaviors and strategies to help them overcome those disruptive behaviors.
- Transitions - Chaos No More: This class stresses the importance of transitions as well as ideas for transitions to make the day run more smoothly.
- Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social-Emotional Competence in Young Children: Explore how early childhood educators can develop children’s positive social and emotional skills throughout a lifetime.

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training.

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