New Paint to Learning Training & More!

Anti-Bias Series: The Role of the Leader
April 13, 2021 
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Kat Kayser & Jaime Thompson
$10.00
STARS: 2

Join Jaime and Kat to explore anti-bias reflection and practices to improve leadership in your program.
Mindful Touch and Gesture with Infants and Toddlers
April 15, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jordyn Laughlin and Esther Iles
$10.00
STARS: 2
 
Through the use of our hands, we not only feed, dress, and play with infants and toddlers, but also communicate care, security, and safety. Non-verbal communication like touch and gesture is powerful in supporting a child’s participation, independence, and cooperation. During current times with mask-wearing, this communication is especially vital for teachers to convey to children that they are accepted for who they are and have a voice and place in the world around them.
Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1, Part 1: Responsive Caregiving & Culturally Responsive Practices
April 22 & 29, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Elyssa Yunker
STARS: 5

This training includes the first five hours for Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1 (EQEL). It covers Responsive Caregiving & Culturally Responsive Practices over two sessions.

Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1, Part 2: Brain Architecture
May 13 & May 20, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Julie Wasilewski
STARS: 5

This training covers the second five hours for Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1 (EQEL) to be held over two sessions. To register for Part 2, participants should have already completed EQEL Part 1. After Part 1 and Part 2, all 10 hours for EQEL in Year 1 will be complete.
Introduction to Best Practices – Routines and Transitions
May 18, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

In this session, participants will identify and apply knowledge of best practices around routines and transitions. Transitioning from one activity to another can be challenging for children and adults, while routine activities can seem drab or boring. Engaging children in meaningful interactions can enhance children learning, decrease challenging behaviors, and improve the productivity of early learning settings. Come and explore how you can engage in powerful interactions during routines and transitions.  
Explorando la Naturaleza (Spanish Only)
19 de mayo, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Maria Salazar
$10.00
STARS: 2

Aprenda como usar el currículo de Growing Up WILD y ayude a los pequeños a hacer conexiones con el mundo natural, a hacer preguntas y encontrar soluciones usando prácticas apropiadas de acuerdo a la edad de los niños. El currículo incluye literatura, matemática, ciencia, arte, desarrollo físico y social emocional.
Paint to Learn!
June 3, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elyssa Yunker and Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

Join us as we walk through how to host your own Paint To Learn event. Paint to Learn integrates art and STEM learning concepts in fun and creative activities. Be prepared to experience this training through the eyes of a child—hands-on participation required and materials will be provided! Learn more information about the Paint to Learn program here: https://www.kbtckids.org/paint-to-learn 

Online Training Support

All of our trainings will continue to take place as live, online sessions via Zoom video conferencing. If you would like assistance registering for classes or have questions about Zoom, please contact Program Assistant Sue Duncan at sue_duncan@oppco.org or (360) 603-6179 from 8 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday.Thank you!