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Throughout the year, IEPD offers training to the early childhood community. When a training is scheduled, we will post it here along with the registration link. Please check back for the next exciting topic to be presented!
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IEPD is now offering training that you may take on your own time! Once you sign up, you will have 2 weeks to complete the course - on your own time during that timeframe!! Scroll down to see what is being offered.
There are numerous benefits to reading to infants and toddlers. Some of these benefits include bonding, social/emotional development, and language development.
This 2.5 hour training outlines literacy development and the importance of reading to infant and toddlers. Participants will learn how to identify indicators of good books for this age group.
A supervisor’s role in an organization is central and complex. This role requires certain abilities and qualities including the capacity to reflect and connect including reflection on current strengths and areas for growth. In this session, participants will consider the current climate of their program, reflect upon their qualities and approaches to leadership, discuss their role in improving organizational climate, and steps to move toward a more cohesive and healthy program.
During this 5-hour training, educators will learn about supporting children with ASD in out of school time settings. Participants will learn about ASD, explore ways to collaborate with parents/families and schools, and consider strategies to meet the unique needs of a child with ASD in the OST setting.
In this self-paced 5 hour course, participants will learn strategies for supporting school age children in their development of social and emotional skills. Once successfully completed, you will earn .5 CEU's.
In this two hour, self-guided course, educators of toddlers will learn about the social and emotional development of toddlers and identify the unique needs and strengths of this age group.
In this 5 hour training, we will discuss bullying, steps to take in setting up a responsive, safe environment including establishing and enforcing policies and rules, and activities to teach children about bullying. Once successfully completed, you will earn .5 CEU's.
Articulating a vision for one’s work is the first step in the process of focused leadership. This process includes engaging in ongoing critical self-reflection, assessing one’s vision in relation to practice, including staff and families, and designing a process to achieve the vision. To work towards a vision, leaders must consider the dimensions involved which include; recognizing differences and supporting diversity in communication, interaction styles, and expectations. The path to attaining a vision for one’s work is an ongoing process involving internal and external steps. This training will assist leaders in defining, critiquing, and moving toward their vision for their work with children and families. This is a 5-hour, .5 CEU'd training.
This 5 hour training will include a history of the Strengthening Families Approach, risk and protective factors, strategies to support families, and the early childhood educator self- assessment. Once successfully completed, you will earn .5 CEU's.
Exploration of art, music, dance, and drama bring us and our children joy. We all know it, but now research confirms and suggests that the arts can bring so much more to children. A recent studyshowed Head Start children whose daily experience included music, dance, and visual arts demonstrated more cognitive gains overall than children who did not attend an arts-rich program. Equally important, the children also showed greater gains in social/ emotional development as well. Hold on to your paintbrush Picasso; this workshop will review the ECE research emphasizing the importance of arts education for healthy child development. Participants will reflect on their practice and create arts activities that support development across domains, integrating an arts curriculum design.
 “The art of Head Start: Intensive arts integration associated with advantage in school readiness for economically disadvantaged children”, Brown, E.D., Garnett, M.L., Velazquez-Martin, B.M., Mellor, T.J., 2017, Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
Relationships form the framework of quality early education and care programming in a setting where children feel safe and secure. Use of respectful collaboration results in continuity of care for the child. Throughout this training, participants will explore strategies to form productive relationships with families, and within their community, which benefit the child, family, educators, and members of the community.
IEPD Training Catalog
Please view or download our IEPD Training Catalog. We have a wide variety of courses available - applicable to infant, toddler, preschool/pre-kindergarten, school-age teachers and administrators. As always, if you have any questions, please let us know!