Families and communities provide the foundations children need to be successful. This course will at the resources and reflective skills providers need to work successfully with diverse families. Methods to find and promote the strengths of families as a way to promote child development will also be discussed.

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

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Learn the history, principles and influence of the Reggio Approach in this online course. Evaluate your current methods and beliefs as you compare how the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy approach teaching young children. Explore the image of the child, identify how materials enrich the environment, demonstrate documenting learning through authentic assessment and recognize the…

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Learn some early indicators of mental illness in young children, infancy through preschool age, that can often be misinterpreted or overlooked. Discover strategies for identifying children who are worried, stressed, or distressed in the early childhood environment, in order to facilitate timely intervention. Learn how young children present distress at different ages, what can trigger…

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This series based course intended for new Family Child Care providers meets Licensing pre-service requirements as well as the health and safety requirements from the Child Care Development Fund. Participants will explore MN Rule 2 licensing standards and best practices around supervision challenges experienced by family child care programs. We’ll look at strategies a child…

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