Agenda for Children

Virtual Seminars

Join us on June 12th for our next virtual seminar!

Welcome to our first annual Lagniappe Seminar! As a way to celebrate the end of our seminars for the year, we asked our trainers to present the sessions they found to be most informative, interesting, and engaging. It is an eclectic mix that we know will give you lots of food for thought!

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8 AM -11 AM SESSION

Emergency Preparedness

June 12, 2021 – 8:00 am – 11:00 am
For All Teachers and Leaders
The first tool of preparedness is having a plan before emergencies arise! This will help child care programs, directors, administrators and staff to develop an emergency preparedness plan for their facility to help children and families to be prepared for any type of emergency situation. This workshop will also cover licensing regulations related to emergency preparedness.  CDA Areas: 1-Health & Safety & 5-Effective Program Operation ADM 1

8 AM -10 AM SESSIONS

No More No's: Proactive Classroom Management Strategies

June 12, 2021 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
For Preschool Teachers and Leaders
This session will give preschool teachers a blueprint for success with young children in the early learning classroom. You will learn about the underlying causes of preschool behaviors, and effective techniques to prevent problem behaviors that sometimes occur in the preschool classroom. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 5, 8

Toddler CLASS- Engaged Support for Learning Overview

June 12, 2021 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
For Toddler Teachers and Leaders

Engage your busy and curious toddlers by taking an active role in facilitating their experiences. Learn how to support children’s growth and development in activities and routines. Specifically, we will explore strategies related to the Facilitation of Learning and Development, Quality of Feedback and Language Modeling dimensions of the Toddler CLASS tool.   CDA Subject Area: 3 

Keeping Children Healthy and Safe in the Era of COVID 19

June 12, 2021 – 8:00 am - 10:00 am
For All Teachers and Leaders

We cover the COVID 19 virus, updated guidance from the Louisiana Department of Education and the Department of Health, including health and safety procedures you need to be aware of and have a plan for implementing. We will also introduce you to social-emotional resources for you and the children in your care. There will be time for discussion, as well as a Q&A at the end. CDA Subject Areas: 1 & 5

Stress Management and Child Care for Leaders

June 12, 2021 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
For Leaders ONLY- Teachers will be removed from this session
How many times have you stretched beyond what was healthy to care for children, parents and staff at your center? If you have sacrificed time and money and/or given up activities for the sake of the children and staff in your program, then it’s time to learn some techniques that support self-care. Join us for this informative session, which will give you real tools to manage your daily stress. ADM 1, 4    

Redirecting Behavior

June 12, 2021 – 8:00 to 10:00 am
For Preschool Teachers and Leaders
Redirecting children behaviors is an effective strategy to maximize children’s engagement and learning in the preschool classroom. Redirecting behavior also helps prevent challenging behaviors from escalating or continuing. This session will help you master four types of redirection strategies you can use immediately upon returning to the classroom. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 3

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SESSIONS

Toddler CLASS: All About Quality of Feedback

June 12, 2021 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For Toddler Teachers and Leaders
Quality of Feedback is all about responding to what children say and do in ways that deepen their understanding or encourage them to persist.  If you’re thinking, “Sounds good but how do you do that? And what does it look like in your everyday practice?”, this session is for you! This workshop will build your understanding of the Toddler CLASS Dimension Quality of Feedback and provide you with strategies to you can use in your classroom as soon as you get back! CDA: 2,3,8

Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infants/Toddlers

June 12, 2021 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For All Teachers and Leaders
Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is at the core of being an excellent early childhood professional. It is grounded in the research on child development and learning and in the knowledge base on educational effectiveness. This session will explore teacher-child relationships as foundation for DAP and look at some key strategies to facilitate DAP in the infant/toddler classroom. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3 and 8

Stress Management and Child Care for Teachers

June 12, 2021 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
For All Teachers
The very traits that are valued in our field—love of children, caring compassion, self-sacrifice—are also sometimes our greatest vulnerabilities. They are also the traits that sometimes keep us from self-care. This workshop will provide you with real tools to improve your classroom environment for both you and the children in your care. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6     

Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in Preschool

For Preschool Teachers and Leaders
Participants will learn how to broaden children's understanding rather than concentrating solely on recalling facts and getting the “right answer.” We will use Bloom's Taxonomy to explore the relationship between concept development strategies and higher-order thinking skills. Participants will explore how to use a children's text to plan future conversations and lesson activities that promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills. CDA Subject Areas: 2, 8

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM SESSIONS

Language is Key for Infants and Toddlers

June 12, 2021 – 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
For Infant and Toddler Teachers and Leaders
This workshop is designed specifically to help infant and toddler teachers develop strategies to create language-rich environments for the children in their care. This workshop will provide background knowledge, exploration, and real-life application on how to support infant and toddler language development. Participants will discuss key research-based findings of oral language development, utilize Early Language Support and Language Modeling indicators to describe best practices for language development, and practice ways to engage in language facilitation and stimulation throughout the day and throughout the classroom too! CDA 2, 8

 

The Pyramid Model: A Relationship-driven Framework to Address Challenging Behavior

For Preschool Teachers and Leaders
Ever wonder where to begin to support children’s social-emotional competence and positive behavior? This workshop introduces The Pyramid Model, and will provide research-based strategies and resources from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL) for you to put into use in your classroom. Discussions and activities will provide information and include strategies that will help you build a solid social emotional foundation for preschool-aged children.  CDA 3,4,7

"No Show" Policy

  1. Anyone who registers for a health and safety training, but fails to attend without warning, will be blocked in our online registration system and will not be eligible to register for the next round of health and safety trainings.
  2. For all other trainings, people who no-show for two or more trainings in a row will be temporarily blocked from using our online registration system. They will need to call our offices in order to be unblocked so that they can register for future classes. 
We put these policies into place because we often have far more interest in our classes than spaces available. When people "no-show," they take a valuable seat that someone else in the community needed and would have used. If you are unable to attend a training for whatever reason, you can always request that a colleague attend in your place (within at least 3 days' notice) or drop the class through our registration system. If there are less than 72 hours before a training, notify us at trainings@agendaforchildren.org if you know you will be unable to attend the training.
 

Costs & Online Registration

All workshops are free to staff at Type III early learning centers & family child care providers accepting CCAP. All others must contact us for registration availability and a $10 fee for each 2-hour workshop is required.

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