Agenda for Children

Virtual Seminars

Join us on August 8th for our next virtual seminar!

We are offering a full day of VIRTUAL sessions on August 8th focused on developmentally appropriate practice and creating well-organized and supportive classrooms. Organized classrooms help children feel safe, reduce challenging behaviors, and support children's learning. We're also offering a full-day session focused specifically on how to understand and address challenging behaviors in infants and toddlers so that your days can run more smoothly!

Full Day – Challenging Behaviors in Infants and Toddlers

August 8, 2020 – 8:00-3:30
For Infant and Toddler Teachers
Children in our care can be challenging for many reasons. In this full-day workshops, we will reflect on our own beliefs and practices about challenging behavior while also learning some of the underlying causes of challenging behaviors. We will also learn about working with feelings, the parallel process, parent development, and helping parents cope with challenging behaviors. This is a 3-part workshop that includes a 30-minute break and an hour lunch break.  CDA Area: 3
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers

August 8, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For Infant and Toddler Teachers
Learn how developmentally appropriate infant and toddler environments and impact engagement and learning for each child in your classroom. We will also cover appropriate expectations and strategies you can use to maintain those expectations. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3 and 8
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Infants and Toddlers: Schedules and Routines

August 8, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For Infant and Toddler Teachers
Effective, engaging interactions and environments are the foundation for all learning in early childhood programs. These high-quality practices include a well-organized, clean, safe, and managed learning environment; social and emotional support; and instructional interactions and materials that stimulate children’s thinking and skills. One hallmark of a well-organized environment is the use of a schedule and established routines. Schedules and routines provide a safe and predictable environment for children to develop relationships and engage in learning.  This workshop will help teachers learn how to use schedules and consistent daily routines to support their children’s development and learning.
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Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Preschool

August 8, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For Preschool Teachers
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Developmentally Appropriate Practice” involves teachers meeting young children where they are, both as individuals and as part of a group; and helping each child meet challenging and achievable learning goals.” Developmentally Appropriate Practice is the foundation of high-quality early care and education. This workshop provides background knowledge, interactive discussion, and real-life application to help you move toward best practices with preschool children. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3 and, 8

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Designing Environments for Preschool Children

August 8, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For Preschool Teachers
As an early childhood educator, the environment you create is one of the most important tools in your toolkit. A well-designed environment can help your room operate like a well-oiled machine. This session provides an overview of how to design physical spaces with appropriate classroom contents and how to strategically arrange groupings to create a more effective early learning environment. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3 & 8
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Creating Classroom Rules in the Preschool Classroom

August 8, 2020 – 8:00 am-10:00 am
For Preschool Teachers
Have you ever generated rules with your children? Would you like to learn effective ways to create rules for your classroom? This workshop will provide participants with engaging activities that will provide opportunities to learn how to create and enforce meaningful classroom rules through a process called GUIDE. Creating rules is a fundamental part of a well-organized classroom, and it supports effective behavior management. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 3 & 8
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Infants and Toddlers: Behavioral Expectations

August 8, 2020 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For Infant and Toddler Teachers
Behavioral expectations are the appropriate behaviors expected from children during specific activities and routines. We will discuss how to adapt the infant environment so that infants are kept safe from undesired behaviors. We will also discuss how and why to state behavioral expectations for toddlers. You will leave this session with strategies that you can use to design a physical and social learning environment that is safe, supportive, and stimulating. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 3 & 8
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Responsive Environments and Routines for Infants and Toddlers

August 8, 2020 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For Infant and Toddler Teachers
Have you taken a close look at the environments and routines you've created for young children? This engaging workshop provides specific strategies and resources on how to design a responsive environment that promotes infant and toddler social and emotional growth.  CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 8
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Materials to Support Learning in Preschool

August 8, 2020 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For Preschool Teachers
Materials in the classroom should support all children’s learning. By selecting the right materials, you can keep children engaged, help children develop their creativity, foster positive interactions between children, and much more! This session will provide you with three main guidelines to consider when selecting materials for your classroom so that learning can be maximized. CDA Subject Areas: 2, 7 & 8
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Schedules and Routines in Preschool

August 8, 2020 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For Preschool Teachers
A consistent daily schedule with established routines area key features of a well-organized classroom. A consistent classroom schedule with established routines provides predictability and a sense of wellbeing that enable children to learn. Learn about the components of a daily schedule and routines, as well as how to teach them to preschool children.  CDA Subject Areas: 1 & 3
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Stating Behavioral Expectations

August 8, 2020 – 10:30 to 12:30 pm
For Preschool Teachers
Stating behavioral expectations in advance is a proactive strategy that helps prevent behaviors before they may happen. Participants will learn the four main steps to this strategy: anticipating behaviors, developing a plan, teaching expectations, and recognizing children's appropriate behaviors. When you use proactive strategies like stating behavioral expectations, your day will run more smoothly, and you will support your children to be successful throughout their day! CDA Subject Areas: 1 & 3
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Preschool: Environment, Schedules, Activities, and Routines -  3 Hours

August 8, 2020 – 12:00 to 3:00 pm
For Preschool Teachers
If you want to know what developmentally appropriate practice looks and sounds like in preschool classrooms, this workshop is for you! We will explore developmentally appropriate practice as it relates to the preschool classroom environment, materials, schedules, and activities that support children's development and learning throughout the day. During this workshop, we will look at examples of high-quality classrooms; learn about developmentally appropriate small group, large group, and center times; and identify strategies to support learning through daily routines as well! CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3 & 8
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Infant Toddler Behavior Guidance

August 8, 2020 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm
For Infant and Toddler Teachers
The emotional lives of infants and toddlers are complex. As they develop and learn to become more independent, their behaviors can be challenging in the classroom. This session will explore the causes of infant and toddler behavior, help teachers make meaning of the behaviors, and provide strategies for decreasing challenging behaviors in the classroom. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 3, 6, 7 & 8
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Classroom Transitions in Preschool

August 8, 2020 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm
For Preschool Teachers
Transitions can be a stressful time in your classroom, and sometimes they can provoke challenging behaviors. Attend this session to learn new strategies to promote smooth transitions between classroom activities and routines. During this workshop, you will reflect on transitions in your own classroom and develop plans for how to use transitions to promote learning. CDA Subject Areas: 1, 3, 5 & 8
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Classroom Organization: Well-Oiled Machine

August 8, 2020 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm
For Preschool Teachers
Things can get chaotic in the classroom during transitions, but your classroom will run like a “well-oiled machine” when your classroom is well organized and you have planned for transitions. In this workshop you will learn how to make transitions time-efficient, have learning opportunities built within, and have some fun! CDA Subject Areas: 1 & 5
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"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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