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June 29, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

    • December 16, 2019 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 306488
    • January 20, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308100
    • February 3, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308101
    • March 16, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308102
    • April 30, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308103
    • May 27, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308106
    • June 29, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308107

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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June 24, 2020

Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2

By attending “An Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2,” participants will learn how to use the ASQ3 and ASQ:SE 2 as screening tools for children ages 3 months to 5 years. This session will provide information on how to administer and score the screener and share results of the screener with families. Resources for making referrals to additional services will be included if needed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • define and discuss the benefits of developmental screening;
    • describe features of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • score ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • understand the importance of sensitive communication of screening results; and
    • discuss the process for referring children to appropriate agencies.

Available Dates

    • January 20, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308094
    • February 17, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308095
    • March 5, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308096
    • April 2, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308097
    • May 13, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308098
    • June 24, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308099

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Annie Skamangas-Scaros at 412.608.2594 or ecetacademy@gmail.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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June 18, 2020

Project WET: Getting Little Feet WET

This Project WET workshop will provide early childhood educators with developmentally appropriate water-based curriculum and activities for their early childhood classrooms. PQAS hours offered.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • properly utilize the Project WET: Getting Little Feet WET educator guide as a curriculum reference;
    • participate in four Project WET activities that can be utilized in an early childhood classroom; and
    • walk away with at least 10 new ways to incorporate water into the early childhood classroom.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

PD Registry Event ID: 306839

More Information

Please visit the Allegheny Land Trust website to schedule this workshop for your center or location and for pricing. Email Julie Travaglini at 412.741.2750 or jtravaglini@alleghenylandtrust.org for more information.

*Information provided by The Pennsylvania Key

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May 27, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

    • December 16, 2019 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 306488
    • January 20, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308100
    • February 3, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308101
    • March 16, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308102
    • April 30, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308103
    • May 27, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308106
    • June 29, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308107

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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May 13, 2020

Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2

By attending “An Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2,” participants will learn how to use the ASQ3 and ASQ:SE 2 as screening tools for children ages 3 months to 5 years. This session will provide information on how to administer and score the screener and share results of the screener with families. Resources for making referrals to additional services will be included if needed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • define and discuss the benefits of developmental screening;
    • describe features of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • score ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • understand the importance of sensitive communication of screening results; and
    • discuss the process for referring children to appropriate agencies.

Available Dates

    • January 20, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308094
    • February 17, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308095
    • March 5, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308096
    • April 2, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308097
    • May 13, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308098
    • June 24, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308099

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Annie Skamangas-Scaros at 412.608.2594 or ecetacademy@gmail.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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May 2, 2020

Project WET: Getting Little Feet WET

This Project WET workshop will provide early childhood educators with developmentally appropriate water-based curriculum and activities for their early childhood classrooms. PQAS hours offered.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • properly utilize the Project WET: Getting Little Feet WET educator guide as a curriculum reference;
    • participate in four Project WET activities that can be utilized in an early childhood classroom; and
    • walk away with at least 10 new ways to incorporate water into the early childhood classroom.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

PD Registry Event ID: 306821

More Information

Please visit the Allegheny Land Trust website to schedule this workshop for your center or location and for pricing. Email Julie Travaglini at 412.741.2750 or jtravaglini@alleghenylandtrust.org for more information.

*Information provided by The Pennsylvania Key

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April 30, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

    • December 16, 2019 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 306488
    • January 20, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308100
    • February 3, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308101
    • March 16, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308102
    • April 30, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308103
    • May 27, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308106
    • June 29, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308107

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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April 10, 2020

Professionalism-Styles and Dispositions in The Workplace

This three-week online course will allow early care and education professionals to communicate, reflect, and update the professional styles they may use or want to use to improve in the field of early childhood education. Today’s early childhood professional must demonstrate knowledge of the skills, styles, and dispositions required to succeed in the workplace. This requires a commitment to the profession, including commitments to their regular work environment and beyond. Using activities and resources, this course provides participants with strategies to adopt positive and ethical habits that will serve them personally and professionally. Limited spaces available.

Course Information

  • Timeline: April 13 – May 4, 2020
  • Trainer: Jasmine Davis
  • CKC: K6.9 C2
  • Keystone STARS & CDA Alignment : LM 3.4.3 / CDA:6
  • All courses offer PQAS and Act 48 hours (Free/Three hours).
  • Register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Registration

To save your spot, complete this registration form.

Learn More

For more information, contact Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or jasmine@tryingtogether.org.

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April 2, 2020

Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2

By attending “An Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2,” participants will learn how to use the ASQ3 and ASQ:SE 2 as screening tools for children ages 3 months to 5 years. This session will provide information on how to administer and score the screener and share results of the screener with families. Resources for making referrals to additional services will be included if needed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • define and discuss the benefits of developmental screening;
    • describe features of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • score ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • understand the importance of sensitive communication of screening results; and
    • discuss the process for referring children to appropriate agencies.

Available Dates

    • January 20, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308094
    • February 17, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308095
    • March 5, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308096
    • April 2, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308097
    • May 13, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308098
    • June 24, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308099

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Annie Skamangas-Scaros at 412.608.2594 or ecetacademy@gmail.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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March 16, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

    • December 16, 2019 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 306488
    • January 20, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308100
    • February 3, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308101
    • March 16, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308102
    • April 30, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308103
    • May 27, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308106
    • June 29, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308107

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key