Topics for Staff

Achievement Motivation

Kids love to accomplish goals. This module teaches you how to motivate your kids with positive and fun methods of achievement. When they experience success, it is invaluable to their self-esteem. With each success, they will be motivated to achieve the next goal you have set for them. Kids thrive on positive reinforcement. Be that force in their life.

 

A Deeper Look at Behavior Disorders

Every center encounters children who have difficult behaviors, but some of these children may show signs of behavior disorders. These situations can be difficult to deal with and even have you questioning your ability. It’s hard to maintain your sense of calmness in situations like these. This module helps teachers discern potential problems early in order to provide remediation from an early age.

 

Age Appropriate Activities & Curriculum for Infants

Curriculum is not only what and how you teach but also why you teach. It is important that we plan activities to support the major areas of social/emotional development in infants. As educators, we are not babysitters, and therefore must engage infants. With the correct activities we can promote coordination, sensory development, and visual stimulation.

 

Age Appropriate Activities & Curriculum for 1 & 2 year olds

Curriculum is not only what and how you teach but also why you teach. It is important that we plan activities to support development in our 1 & 2 year olds. As educators, we are not babysitters, and must engage our children with age appropriate activities. With the correct activities and curriculum we can promote creative movement, problem solving and sensory development.

 

Age Appropriate Activities & Curriculum for 3 & 4 year olds

Curriculum is not only what and how you teach but also why you teach. It is important that we plan activities to support the major areas of social/emotional development in 3 & 4 year olds. As educators, we are not babysitters, and therefore must engage our children with activities that meet them at their level. With the correct activities and curriculum we can promote coordination, creative movement, gross motor and problem solving. One of the most important thing in our activities must include is purpose.

 

Art, Right is Relative

Who are we to judge children's art? More than that, how can you judge something that creatively expresses feelings and emotions? We will give key tips on how to find things to praise in every piece of creativity. When there is no right and wrong, it can be hard to encourage your class to express themselves freely and build skills at the same time. Choose this training for helpful tips.

 

Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Is your staff morale suffering due to rising stress levels in school today? This module demonstrates how teachers can maintain a positive attitude as well as affect their co-workers by giving a step-by-step process to change everyone's way of thinking. Knowing how to diffuse a situation is imperative.

 

Battling Burnout:  How to Fight the Invisible War

Burnout is a type of psychological stress that creates an invisible battle that doesn't fight fair. Battling Burnout requires effort and self-realization, but can lead to exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm, feelings of ineffectiveness, and frustration. The goal of this training is to help every team reach it's full potential by stabilizing employee morale. Helping your employees recognize the signs of burnout and giving effective ways of making war against it can greatly increase overall efficacy. This training will give helpful tools that participants can take back and implement.

 

Building Character Through Children’s Literature

This training takes a look at age-appropriate literature, which encourages oral and receptive language development. We will take a look at ten different books and methods that the teacher can use to teach various character traits. Webbing sessions are available to carry the literature lessons across the curriculum.

 

Building Relationships with Parents (COVID Edition)

Building relationships with parents is a huge part of an educator's job, but dealing with difficult parents can seem impossible at times, especially when they aren't allowed in the building anymore, because of a global pandemic. This training will show you how to take on the idea of co-parenting, even with individuals that seem impossible to get along with.

 

Building Relationships with Parents

Teachers that partner with parents help tremendously during the developmental years of children. Parents need to feel that they are not alone in raising their children. We will look at the various ways to communicate with parents and ways to get them involved. Communication is essential for the child, you the teacher and the parents. Getting involved is fun for all concerned and fosters a feeling of confidence for everyone.

 

Building Resilience in Children

In the world today, children need to develop strengths, acquire skills to cope, recover from hardships, and be prepared for future challenges. They need to be resilient in order to succeed in life. This training will identify and address how to help build resilience in our classroom

 

Bully Busters (Preschool Edition)

Bullying is such a hot topic and a problem these days. No one wants to be afraid to come to school or be made fun of. this award winning training will help your facility be on the cutting-edge of training by choosing this module. You will learn how to help children cope with being bullied as well as making them feel safe to come and talk about it. You will also learn how to deal with the offender and effectively talk with their parents to resolve this cruel behavior.

 

Bully Busters (School Age Edition)

Bullying is such a hot topic and a problem these days. No one wants to be afraid to come to school or be made fun of. this award winning training will help your facility be on the cutting-edge of training by choosing this module. You will learn how to help children cope with being bullied as well as making them feel safe to come and talk about it. You will also learn how to deal with the offender and effectively talk with their parents to resolve this cruel behavior.

 

Child Abuse

Child abuse is a horrifying reality that we must be ever watchful for. This module will guide you and your staff on how to recognize signs of abuse and what to do when faced with this type of situation. Every parent should know the dangers of these circumstances. We will show you how to educate your parents to prevent these things from happening or to recognize and what to do if they suspect another family member of doing this.

 

Conflict Resolution

Conflict is hard whether is be between your staff members or between your children. This module will give you the tools you need to bring about fair conflict resolution. These life lessons are something we can take and use outside the classroom as well.

 

Documenting Children’s Growth

Learn the reasons and techniques of documenting milestones that children achieve every day. Knowing the appropriate age-level milestones is essential. Through the use of samples, the teacher can become aware of the developmental stages of children. They also show different ways to help children achieve these milestones through inter-active play. Suggestions are given to help the children who are behind in their development skills. This is imperative information to communicate a child’s progress to parents.

 

Dyslexia is my Superpower

In a perfect world, teachers would be really good at everything — and have great success in their classroom and in their personal lives. In our imperfect world, we have to face the fact that we are great at some things and terrible at others. We are all born with strengths and weaknesses and the good news is, you don’t have to be perfect at everything to be a great teacher. It is possible to turn your weaknesses into strengths, as well as helping the children in your care to do the same.

 

Embracing Change

The Childcare industry changes every day. As the laws change regarding the governing of your facility and the classroom, we will look at ways to evaluate and implement these changes into your facility. Change is hard, but it is extremely necessary. Sometimes staff does not respond well to change, but we can help give your staff the tools to learn how to embrace change.

 

Executive Function

This training will address how the brain works, and how Facilitating & Modeling behaviors helps to work on executive function. We will also identify exercises to help stimulate the executive function of the children in your classroom.

 

Health and Safety

This training is an overview on most health and safety-licensing standard in the classroom. It is important that your facility knows and complies with these standards. Become aware of all you need to know regarding these issues.

 

How to do Everything Possible to have a Great After School Program: After School Overview

Come and see the “ABC’s” of developing an after school program. Help your school’s after-school care become a sought after program that children will look forward to being a part of. All of your after-school workers will profit from this training, because it will make them successful and confident.

 

Generational Curses and the Classroom

Learn how to identify the problems that plague our lower income children and how to engage the families in a positive manner. We, as educators, can help to break generational curses, in our classroom.

 

Impossible Co-Parenting:  How to Deal with Difficult Parents

Building relationships with parents is a huge part of an educator's job, but dealing with difficult parents can seem impossible at times. This training will show you how to take on the idea of co-parenting, even with individuals that seem impossible to get along with. In these types of situations, it is important to focus on the outcome, and not the current turmoil.

 

"I’m Too Old For Daycare"

Let’s face it moms and dads are busy these days. For most families, it takes two incomes just to make ends meet. That means that after-school care is a must. No one likes to feel like a baby. Learn how to enhance your program to attract and keep older children wanting to come to after-school fun. There are lots of ways to have fun and even get homework done so that older kids don’t feel like they are being babysat. Make your program something to look forward to. We can show you how.

 

Kids with Differences

Special needs kids need special care. It is essential that all children have successes in life. This training can help your facility be prepared to host and work with special needs children. You can make the difference by being prepared.

 

Lifelong Child Interactions: Preschool

The teacher/child relationship is arguably the most important relationship in the whole facility. Teachers have an incredible chance to affect a child’s whole life. Who doesn’t remember that special teacher in your own school life? We promote how to interact with children in a positive and lasting way

 

Lifelong Child Interactions: School Age

The teacher/child relationship is arguably the most important relationship in the whole facility. Teachers have an incredible chance to affect a child’s whole life. Who doesn’t remember that special teacher in your own school life? We promote how to interact with children in a positive and lasting way

 

Managing Difficult Behavior in Children

Every center encounters children who have difficult behaviors, including biting, to manage. These situations can be difficult to deal with and even have you questioning your ability. It’s hard to maintain your sense of calmness in situations like these. This module shows your teachers and you practical ways to diffuse these behaviors and prevent them from happening in the future. Positive reinforcement is a must. A happy and successful child makes for a happy and successful classroom.

 

Playground Supervision

Ever wish you had eyes in the back of your head?!! With so much activity happening all at once, teachers have an impossible task. There are always blind spots that make it seem impossible to watch everything. But take heart there is an answer. In this training, we illustrate how to guard against these blind spots. We also will give you ideas for playground curriculum.

 

Portfolio Content

Did you know there are items to include in portfolios other than simply choosing a students work? There is a method, and choosing the best items is not always the best choice. Portfolios need to show off the child's true ability. We will list key items to help your schools portfolios stand out at Parent's night!

 

Positivity & Productivity, The Power Couple

Your classroom has the potential to be one of the most positive classes in the school, and the most productive. With a few changes, your class will be encouraged to build each other up instead of tearing their friends down. This training is great for team building too!

 

Reaching School Age Children through Exciting Curriculum: it's more than just Incidental Play

We all know that higher learning must be challenging but at the same time, fun. This training will help you reach your class whether they are age five all the way up to fourteen. Samples will be given to show you how to reach children that are age-appropriate, tailored just for them. Everyone knows that children, no matter what the age, look forward to different seasons and holidays and various activities. Why not incorporate your curriculum into these themes? We can show you how.

 

Rough Starts- The Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum & Neurodevelopment Disorders

Children who are born "differently abled" deserve a learning environment that protects and challenges them as they grow. This training helps to define what children who are born with FAS may behave like in a classroom. Participants will also gain an understanding that differences in learning styles are challenges, not burdens. We will discuss why it is important to focus on a strengths perspective rather than a deficit perspective, as well as acknowledge the benefits of inclusion.

 

Safety and Supervision in the Classroom

This training demonstrates licensing standards for safety in the classroom. Safety is always a major concern for parents. This training is for all age groups. Knowing that your facility is a safe one is imperative. We give easy ideas on defining supervision as well as ways to maintain proper supervision.

 

Servant Leadership for Staff

You don’t have to be in charge to help affect positive change on your team. Teamwork is imperative in our line of work. No single educator is an island. Our classes can be much more cohesive if we learn how to collaborate with our peers and management. There are three steps to effective teamwork. We explore these traits in detail throughout this training. It is absolutely true what they say, Teamwork makes the dream work. This training will help inspire servant leadership among the staff.

 

Spare Blessings- Promoting Healing and Hope while your Hands are still tied

The world is not the same as it used to be. No matter what happens from here on out, we have not yet reached the new normal, we have only figured out the next step. This training session will bring tangible ways for you to continue to find healing and hope even when you feel like your hands are still tied. Our job, as educators is to find our way through, while simultaneously helping the children in our care feel safe, secure, and loved.

 

Staff Development for Teachers

A competent, friendly staff that respects each other and accepts your leadership is a must for your school. If you can achieve this, parents who want their children to have the best will seek after your school. It all starts with you. Our training will help you develop your staff in a positive way so everyone can work in a creative and calm place.

 

Summer Safety

Summer safety is imperative to children in the hot Texas sun. This module will teach you how to keep your children safe during all the summer fun. We will use a fun theme to help you and your kids know how to stay cool and safe.

 

Teamwork

Teamwork is imperative in our line of work. No single teacher is an island. Our classes can be much more cohesive if we learn how to collaborate with our peers and management. There are three steps to effective teamwork. We explore these traits in detail throughout this training. It is absolutely true what they say, Teamwork makes the dream work. This training will help inspire teamwork among the staff.

 

The Inclusion Classroom -- How to Build & Execute a LRE

LRE refers to the setting where a child with a disability can receive an appropriate education designed to meet his or her educational needs, alongside peers without disabilities. Least restrictive environment, or LRE as it is more commonly called, is one of several vital components in child development and plays a critical role, influencing where a child spends his or her time at school, how services are provided, and the relationships the child develops within the school and community.

 

The Poverty Effect

The Economic crisis of the nation has deeply affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of American families. Between foreclosures and job layoffs, the dynamic of the culture of families with children in childcare has changed dramatically. Parents who never had to worry about putting food on the table are now dealing with the rug being pulled out from under them. Poverty levels deepening is directly linked to increased homelessness and hunger and children are particularly affected by these types of conditions. Living in poverty has a wide range of negative effect on both the physical health, mental health, and well-being of a child. Living in unsafe neighborhoods, with inadequate nutrition and food insecurity has a direct affect on the child's ability to learn. Children dealing with the Poverty effect are at a much greater risk of poor academic achievement, abuse and neglect, behavioral problems, socio-emotional problems, issues with physical health as well as developmental delays. These effects can turn into barriers when families try to access care for the child. Since poverty has a particularly adverse effect on children during early childhood, it is imperative that we, as educators know how to recognize the Poverty effect and are equipped to help the child overcome the barriers that their environment can generate.

 

The Role of a Teacher

You can make or break a student’s impression of what school is all about. It can be a place they look forward to coming or they can dread it. Research has shown that a child learns best by making connections between what they already know in their world and the concepts they learn in school. This great training can help you make the necessary connections. This module is wonderful for new teachers or first year teachers. Essential concepts prepare them for a lifetime of learning.

 

The Ultimate Transitions Training

Transitions can be stressful for children, especially when they seem abrupt. We will discuss the best ways to ease your way into and out of a transition into the next activity. This training will show how to use transitions effectively, and what to expect at each developmental level for your children during transitional times.

 

The Unspoken Introspective - An Honest Conversation about Race

Dealing with race issues is not something that educators can afford to be afraid of. You are in charge of your relationships with your coworkers and the families in your program, so you must tackle an honest look at yourself and your natural bias in order to help your class navigate through the torrential racial waters. Embracing race and building bridges between people is part of the job of an Educator. This training will help give practical ways to be inclusive of all your coworkers as well as the families.

 

Totally Cool Clubs

Sometimes curriculum can get mundane, especially for our older kids. We need to create activities that promote buy-in with our kids. Why not let the kids come up with a club that they created? Encouraging kids to create and join clubs that they inspired will go a long way in developing leadership skills that can be used in later life. Get their creative juices flowing by learning to brainstorm with them and develop a “totally cool” club that everyone wants to join.

 

Understanding Minimum Standards (2 hour version)

In this training we help you break down the overwhelming book of minimum standards into manageable chunks. By the end of this training, you will not only have all of your questions answered, you will have a handy guide to reference for easy answers.

 

Understanding Minimum Standards (4 hour version)

In this training we help you break down the overwhelming book of minimum standards into manageable chunks. By the end of this training, you will not only have all of your questions answered, you will have a handy guide to reference for easy answers.

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