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November 19, 2020

Virtual Community of Practice Meetings

Are you interested in discussing topics of interest and current trends with fellow professionals in the early childhood field? Join ELRC Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

Community of Practice sessions provide early learning professionals with opportunities to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the early childhood field, and offer insight and inspiration to their fellow professionals.

In November, these virtual sessions will discuss how to create Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) plans using approved program observation instruments, creating goals from the results of those instruments, identifying the steps it will take to reach the goals, and who is responsible for ensuring the goal is implemented. Participants will learn about the importance of including staffs’ professional development plans and how to use the CQI throughout the whole year.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, November 14: Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meetings  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact ELRC Region 5 at  elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or 412.350.3577.

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Virtual Community of Practice Meetings

Are you interested in discussing topics of interest and current trends with fellow professionals in the early childhood field? Join ELRC Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

Community of Practice sessions provide early learning professionals with opportunities to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the early childhood field, and offer insight and inspiration to their fellow professionals.

In November, these virtual sessions will discuss how to create Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) plans using approved program observation instruments, creating goals from the results of those instruments, identifying the steps it will take to reach the goals, and who is responsible for ensuring the goal is implemented. Participants will learn about the importance of including staffs’ professional development plans and how to use the CQI throughout the whole year.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, November 14: Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meetings  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact ELRC Region 5 at  elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or 412.350.3577.

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November 14, 2020

Virtual Community of Practice Meetings

Are you interested in discussing topics of interest and current trends with fellow professionals in the early childhood field? Join ELRC Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

Community of Practice sessions provide early learning professionals with opportunities to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the early childhood field, and offer insight and inspiration to their fellow professionals.

In November, these virtual sessions will discuss how to create Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) plans using approved program observation instruments, creating goals from the results of those instruments, identifying the steps it will take to reach the goals, and who is responsible for ensuring the goal is implemented. Participants will learn about the importance of including staffs’ professional development plans and how to use the CQI throughout the whole year.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, November 14: Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meetings  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact ELRC Region 5 at  elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or 412.350.3577.

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October 21, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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October 20, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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October 19, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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October 18, 2020

Early Childhood Education Summit

Are you interested in engaging with early childhood thought-leaders and gaining knowledge through online professional development? Attend the Virtual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit from October 18 – 21, 2020. PQAS and Act 48 credit will be available.

About

The ECE Summit features 12 sessions, 60 workshops, and four online specialized networking opportunities that offer early learning professionals opportunities to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.

This is a fully virtual event. Each day will feature a Keynote presentation and four tracks of workshop sessions. Opportunities to connect with peers will be available through live chat. Sessions will be recorded. Paid attendees will be able to view sessions after the Summit and earn PQAS and Act 48 credit.

Featured Topics

The Summit features a wide range of workshops, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Emotionally Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Preschoolers
    • Trauma-Informed Assessment in Early Childhood
    • Family Engagement Through a Strengths-Based Lens
    • Designing Classrooms with the Brain in Mind
    • Getting Little Hands on the Land
    • Supporting Infant Teacher Degree Attainment
    • Advocacy 201: Crafting and Sharing Your Message
    • Managing Challenging Behavior

Registration

To register for the Conference, visit the event webpage. A Summit Schedule and workshop descriptions are available on the Early Childhood Education Summit website. View the schedule. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education Summit webpage or call 717.657.9000.

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October 12, 2020

Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires® as a Screening Tool

This event is full. Additional Ages and Stages Questionnaires® courses will be available soon. 

Are you interested in learning how to use Ages and Stages Questionnaires® as a screening tool for children ages three months to five years? Join Trying Together on October 12 for our virtual course, “Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires® as a Screening Tool.”

About

During this course, participants will learn how to use the ASQ® and ASQ:SE® as a screening tool for children ages three months to five years. The session will provide information on how to administer and score the screener and share results of the screener with families. Information about additional resources for making referrals to services will be included if needed.

Session Details

    • Session Date: Monday, October 12, 2020  |  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Instructor: Pamela Zimmerman
    • Core Knowledge Area: Assessment
    • CDA Content Area: Observing & Recording Behavior
    • Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Registration

To register, visit the course PD Registry page. Space is limited. Participants will receive the course Zoom link via email within 24 hours before the start date for the course. PQAS and Act 48 credit available.

If you do not have a PD Registry account, please complete this online form to create one. If you are unable to create an account, please contact Jasmine Davis at jasmine@tryingtogether.org for more information.

More Information

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

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August 19, 2020

Virtual UnConference: Caring in a “New Normal”

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August 18, 2020

Child Care Virtual Conference

Join Child Care Lounge and other early learning professionals on August 18 for the Child Care Virtual Conference!

About

The Child Care Virtual Conference will feature over 15 live sessions. Registration includes access to three live Zoom sessions and one month of free access to all recorded sessions. Certificates will be issued for each class that had documented attendance.

Featured Topics

Presenters will explore a variety of child care topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • preventing teacher burnout,
    • supporting young children who display challenging behaviors,
    • establishing a DAP classroom through virtual learning,
    • fostering social skills while maintaining social distancing,
    • thriving in a responsive classroom, and
    • strategies to surviving a recession.

To see an overview of each session, visit the PD Registry website.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Child Care Lounge website. After you register, you will receive a link to the Conference portal as well as a passcode for entry.

More Information

For questions, contact Joni Levine at 412.885.5172 or joni@childcarelounge.com.

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