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Devereux Flip It

Devereux Flip It training focuses on an easy to use four step strategy in response to challenging behaviors. This strategy relies on a foundation of relationships, empathy, and understanding of trauma and toxic stress, using research-based techniques proven to support social-emotional development and improve behaviors.

Participants will learn about the four steps: (F)eelings, (L)imits, (I)nquiry and (P)rompts and practice using them in response to behaviors most prevalent in the classroom.

Date:      February 22, 2020
Time:      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trainer:   Jaime Thompson
Cost:       $60
STARS:   6
Location: Lynnwood

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Introduction to Best Practices: Learning Activities

Come explore what research says about how children learn, what adults can do to prepare these specific play areas, and how adult-child interactions can complement children’s learning without interrupting it. This is a class for providers who are fairly new to the field or for those who want to review best practices in the Environment Rating Scale (ERS -3).

Date:      February 25, 2020
Time:      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trainer:   Jodi Escalante
Cost:       $20
STARS:   2
Location: Mt. Vernon

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Investigating in Nature

Young children are active and curious. Everything is worth exploration with all of their senses. Providing opportunities for the growth and development of the whole child through play, opportunities to develop a sense of wonder about nature, and deep engagement in discovery about the real world are the foundation for learning in early childhood. In this training, participants will plan developmentally appropriate nature-based investigations or studies using the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines and NAAEE Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence.

Date:      March 2, 2020
Time:      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trainer:   Jamie Ashton
Cost:       $20.00
STARS:   2
Location:  Bellingham

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Directors Toolbox: Circle of Influence

Building trust and a spirit of collaboration among staff in early childhood programs is central to achieving high-performing work teams. Meaningful staff involvement in decision-making is one way that trust and commitment to organizational goals are achieved. This workshop provides a framework for analyzing different types of decisions in program management and suggests ways that directors can move toward a more participative process in achieving program goals

The target audience is administrators and lead teachers of early childhood programs. Participants will receive a copy of Circle of Influence and follow-up coaching.

Date:      March 10, March 24, & April 7, 2020
Time:      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Trainer:   Julie Wasilewski
Cost:       $50
Location: Everett

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Introduction to Early Achievers

Have you just enrolled in Early Achievers? Would you like to know more about how you can prepare for your rating? Introduction to Early Achievers will help you understand the critical role you will play in the quality improvement journey for your program and how you can make the most our of your Early Achievers participation.

Date:      March 12, 2020
Time:      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Trainer:   Elyssa Yunker
Cost:       Free
STARS:   1.5
Location: Online training

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Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales- Third Edition (ERS-3)

This training is one of six modules in the Best Practices Series that supports Early Achievers by emphasizing high-quality adult practices measured by the ERS-3. This module will introduce the ERS assessment tools: what they measure, definitions of terms, and how to score the assessment. Participants will focus on themes and examine what they already know about teaching and interactions, quality learning environments, and best practice. 

Date:       March 12, 2020
Time:       6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Trainer:    Kristen Bowler-Marere
Cost:        $20.00
STARS:    2.5
Location:  Lynnwood

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Building Relationships Using Observation and Documentation for Infants and Toddlers

How do you know that the children in your care are thriving and making progress in all areas of the development? Implementing effective observation and documentation methods is key to this knowledge. Learn the whys and hows of planning for facilitation of learning, effective observation, and the gathering and organizing of documentation. Get to know the children in your care in a deeper way and increase the level of professionalism in your child care program.

Date:       March 24 2020
Time:       6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Trainer:    Esther Iles
Cost:        $20.00
STARS:    2
Location:  Bellingham

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Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline teaches how to intentionally build a culture of learning in each classroom. Conscious Discipline® is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach. It is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, and received high ratings in a Harvard analysis of the nation’s top 25 social-emotional learning programs.

This training includes 10 modules (8 sessions) covered over three months for 20 hours of professional learning. Sessions are held on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays, and location varies by date. Dates include March 25, April 1, April 4, April 25, April 29, May 5, May 13, and May 20.

Date: Series starts on March 25, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trainer: Pat Cavit
Cost: $200.00
Location: Everett

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