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June 2024 Professional Development Classes

Date

Location

Topic

Time

Cost

June 4

Online

More Than a Musical Moment: Introduced in 2023! Many teachers already know what music can do for a toddlers’ dance party or an infants’ nap time. In More Than a Musical Moment, participants will look at additional ways to use music and how to pair it with different learning areas for infants and toddlers. (Infant-Toddler Focused) (PW #12 Age-Appropriate Planning)

6:30-8 p.m.

$0

June 5

Online

Daytime Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care: Explore the myths and facts about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and how to create a safer sleep environment for the infants in your care. (Infant-Toddler Focused) (PW #6 Program Safety)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

$0

June 6

Online

fitCare: Sweet Dreams! Part of the fitCare series, this class is focused on exploring strategies for sleep and relaxation. (PW #6 Program Safety and PW #11 Learning Environments)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$0

June 6

Watertown

Music and Movement in the Park: Join us for a Phil Baker summer concert at Foundation Plaza!

10-11 a.m.

$0

June 12

Brookings

Certified CPR AED: This American Heart Association certified course teaches Heartsaver basic Adult, Child, and Infant CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift, giving compressions and breaths, and basic AED use. (PW #16 CPR/First Aid)

6-9:30 p.m.

$0*

June 12

Online

Pyramid Model – Feeling Faces: New Class Topic in 2024! To gain an understanding of the importance of social-emotional skill development in young children, especially emotional literacy, for successful, healthy relationship building through the ability to recognize emotions in self and others. (All-Age Focused) (PW #9 Interpersonal Communication and Relationships)

6:30-8 p.m.

$0

June 13

Online

fitCare: Mindful Moments! Part of the fitCare series, this class is focused on supporting children’s social and emotional development. (PW #3 Guidance and Behavior Management and PW #12 Age-Appropriate Planning)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$0

June 13

Brookings

Music and Movement in the Park: Join us for a Phil Baker summer concert with B-Town Bubbles at Pioneer Park!

9:30-11 a.m.

$0

June 17

Online

Daytime Period of Purple Crying: This class is about a new way to understand why infants cry. We will go over what is normal infant crying, when the Period of PURPLE crying occurs, how to comfort a crying baby, along with the stresses and dangers of frustrated caregivers. (Infant-Toddler Focused) (PW #2 Child Abuse and Neglect)

1:30-2:30 p.m.

$0

June 18

Brookings

Make It, Take It –Preschool Sensory Bins: In this class, you will learn how sensory input supports preschool learning and development. Different sensory activities will be explored, and you will be able to create a sensory bin to take back to your program. (PW #12 Age-Appropriate Planning)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$0

June 20

Online

Director Lunch and Learn: Participants will share and discuss topics relevant to directing a childcare program. (Informal – No training credit offered)

11 a.m.-noon

$0

June 20

Online

fitCare: We Are What We Eat! Part of the fitCare series, this class is focused on creating healthy nutritional environments. (PW #7 Nutrition for Children and PW #11 Learning Environments)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$0

June 20

Huron

Music and Movement in the Park: Join us for a Phil Baker summer concert with B-Town Bubbles at Campbell Park!

9:30-11 a.m.

$0

June 25

Watertown

Certified CPR AED: This American Heart Association certified course teaches Heartsaver basic Adult, Child, and Infant CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift, giving compressions and breaths, and basic AED use. (PW #16 CPR/First Aid)

6-9:30 p.m.

$0*

June 27

Online

fitCare: Ready, Set, Move! Part of the fitCare series, this class is focused on promoting physical activity and development. (PW #1 Child Growth & Development and PW #12 Age-Appropriate Planning)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$0

*CPR is $50 unless working in a registered or licensed childcare program