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Early Educator Workshop: Fundamentals 2.0 20240201

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - March 14 @ 8:30 pm

In this 6-part series, we will discuss child development topics and review strategies to help you build a financially stable business.

Due to concerns surrounding public health, workshops have moved to an online format. Information to access the online content will be texted or emailed to participants, and materials will be mailed to your address. Updates will be texted to participants.

Come join us in this 6-part series, we will discuss child development topics to support your interactions with youth, discuss ways you can digitally market your business and review strategies to help you build a financially stable business.

Supporting Social-Emotional Development: February 8 and February 15 6-8:30pm

This is a 2-part workshop. Please plan to attend on both February 8th and February 15.

In this interactive workshop learn how to understand and support the social-emotional development of the children in your care.

A child’s social-emotional development provides them with a sense of who they are in the world, how they learn and helps them establish quality relationships with others. It is what drives an individual to communicate, connect with others, and more importantly, helps resolve conflicts, gain confidence and reach goals. Building a strong social-emotional foundation as a child will help the child thrive and obtain happiness in life. They will be better equipped to handle stress and persevere through difficult times in their lives as an adult. Early educators will walk away from this two-part series workshop having learned the basics on how to:

  • Help children understand their feelings and emotions
  • Support children’s emotional understanding
  • Promote Social-Emotional Development
  • Addressing challenging behaviors
  • Strategies to manage challenging behaviors

Creating A Culturally Supportive Program: February 22, 6-8:30pm

At an early age, children begin to notice differences in the people around them. Although children are unable to fully process or understand the differences, they notice the differences in skin color, facial features, and language.

In this reflective and interactive workshop, participants will explore culture, their own social identity and build strategies to support children and their understanding of differences around race, culture, and identity.

Digital Marketing: Establishing Your Online Presence: February 29, 6-8:30pm

Take the next step in your Marketing Plan and learn how to get your business online so that more families can find you and your services.

In this workshop, we will explore online platforms to get your business more exposure on the world wide web while helping you determine the right starting point. We will also work on preparing your content for various platforms leaving you with the tools you need to set you up for success.

Income Boosting Strategies: March 7, 6-8:30pm

Learn how to make more money in your child care business. This workshop will teach you how to increase your prices, set up paid time off, and other opportunities to elevate your income while doing the work you love.

Support for Children with Special Needs: March 14, 6-8:30pm

Join us for a conversation about supporting children with special needs. This event is open to family child care educators and parents. Margarita Spataro, a parent of a child with severe autism and an intellectual disability will share her experiences getting support, navigating services and the importance of advocacy for Black and African American children with special needs and disabilities. We will share local resources and have a forum to hear from Child Care Providers and Parents.​