Health and Safety Pre-service for Child Care Centers (11/25/21 - 12/16/21)

This series based course intended for new providers meets Licensing preservice requirements as well as the health and safety requirements from the Child Care Development Fund. Participants will explore MN Rule 3 licensing standards and best practices around supervision challenges experienced by child care centers. We’ll look at strategies a child care provider can implement…

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Health and Safety Pre-service for Child Care Centers (11/25/21 - 12/16/21)

This series based course intended for new providers meets Licensing preservice requirements as well as the health and safety requirements from the Child Care Development Fund. Participants will explore MN Rule 3 licensing standards and best practices around supervision challenges experienced by child care centers. We’ll look at strategies a child care provider can implement…

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Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Teachers (10/26/21 - 11/23/21)

There is a lot of talk in the early childhood community about evaluating teachers to improve their performance. Raising the quality of care and education is a priority for everyone. Yet, it is the particular responsibility of education leaders. With this course, directors, coaches, and education leaders will learn how evaluate and support teachers in…

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Nutrition in Children from Birth to Six Years (12/01/21 - 12/15/21)

This course will cover healthy eating behavior of infants, toddlers and preschoolers, explain current eating patterns of young American children including information about food insecurity; the role of good nutrition in children’s physical, mental, and social/emotional development; and high-quality foods from many cultures.

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Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn (11/30/21 - 12/21/21)

Learn to improve your own listening skills and those of children by understanding the components of effective listening. Children’s listening habits and skills are predictors of oral language proficiency, reading and writing but they do not come naturally-they must be taught and practiced. Learn how to teach children and practice with them!

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Explore Leading a Staff Team (11/02/21 - 11/23/21)

Explore Leading a Staff Team is a 12-hour course delivered online through Eager to Learn. The leadership role in an early childhood organization requires significant support, guidance and communication with teaching staff in early childhood programming. Aspiring directors, whether coming from a teaching or other background, will benefit with from this overview of the skills…

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Children and Families in Today’s World (10/26/21 - 11/23/21)

Examine the socializing agents in our ever-changing world that impact young children and families. [crlf]Explore forces that bring changes to our society, such as economics, politics, demographics, and technology. [crlf]Discover ways that you, as a teacher of young children, can help support their development into successful, resilient, and productive participants in our society.[crlf]This course is…

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Supporting Social Emotional Growth in Infants and Toddlers (11/01/21 - 11/22/21)

This course session focuses on the importance of social emotional development in infants and toddlers. Participants will examine strategies to support positive social emotional development in infants, toddlers including routines and emotional climate. Participants will also explore ways to build relationships with the families of infants and toddlers to support ongoing social emotional development.

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Time is of the Essence (10/05/21 - 10/26/21)

Time is of the Essence is a 16 hour online course designed for Eager to Learn. Participants will explore their own use of time to prioritize and organize tasks for maximum work effectiveness while still making time for a satisfying life outside of work.

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Overview of Curriculum (10/05/21 - 10/26/21)

This class focuses on early childhood curriculum and the domains of development, elements of effective curriculum, and the cycle of observation and assessment, reflection, curriculum planning and implementation, and evaluation in adapting curriculum to meet individual and group developmental needs.

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Introduction to Children with Special Needs (10/07/21 - 10/21/21)

The incidence of varying disabilities and special needs continue to increase and most child care providers will have the opportunity to care for children with special needs. This workshop will review some of the red flags for developmental concern including challenging behavior and some of the diagnosis most commonly seen. The workshop will also review…

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Good Teaching is Good Teaching Anytime (09/16/21 - 10/21/21)

Part 1 Intro to Online Education – We will examine best practices of adult education and how they transfer to online education. Specific focus will be on adult learning theory, environments and implementation into online education. Part 2 Building Community – we will become familiar with how to promote effective communication among students and between…

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