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Mar 2024

Monday, March 04, 2024 - Wednesday, March 06, 2024
Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs

Class full booked.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thanks to funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the registration fee for this event is only $5. Develop a comprehensive plan to follow when a disaster occurs. Natural disasters, medical emergencies,   technological hazards, and family and community concerns (disgruntled parents, missing children, pandemic flu) will be covered....

Tuesday, March 05, 2024
Fire Safety Training for Early Childhood Professionals

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This course covers fire safety, fire basics/chemistry, the elements of a fire inspection, common fire inspection violations, fire extinguishment techniques, and response options for fires. The course will also provide tools, tips and resources for developing a plan for responding to a fire in or near your program. Core of...

Tuesday, March 05, 2024
Infant and Toddler STEM

$0.00 - $10.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


$10 Tuesday! ***New Training*** From birth children are inquisitive. You can nurture early science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and skills through daily routines and play and exploration activities that you provide for the babies and children in your program. By talking, reading, singing, playing, signing, or using other...

Thursday, March 07, 2024
Communities of Practice: Inclusive Communities

$0.00

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


QUALITY COUNTS Best Practices for New or Experienced Early Childhood Professionals Join us for 1 hour professional development opportunities! During these short communities of practice you will network with new and experienced educators to review core skills and build upon them!  Inclusive Communities 1pm-2pm | Thursday, March 7th, 2024 *Attend...

Thursday, March 07, 2024
Learning the Basics: Down Syndrome

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us for a professional development event designed to help you support children birth to three years old who have special needs. This event is funded by the Maryland State Department of Education. Thanks to this funding, the registration fee for this event is only $5. This professional development series consists of...

Monday, March 11, 2024
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Newly Revised! This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for ADA and inclusionary practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of best practices and available resources.  This training will meet the 3 hour training requirement for MSDE. Core of Knowledge Area: Special Needs (3 hours)...

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Beyond Management: How to Be an Effective Leader

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


In this workshop, participants will recognize differences between leadership and management and identify specificcharacteristics of people whom theyconsider to be effective leaders. Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism (3 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with the webinar, handouts, and Zoom link 24 hours...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Providers: Refresh Course

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thanks to funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the registration fee for this event is only $5. This training teaches child care providers to respond to and recover from emergencies.  Participants will identify and discuss emergencies that may affect their program.  Addressing the emotional needs of children...

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Active Shooter Preparedness Training for Early Childhood Professionals

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


At this active shooter preparedness training, participants will learn evidence-based techniques and strategies on how to prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident. Participants at this workshop also learn how to conduct drills, develop a customized plan and work together to ensure staff, teachers, and children are best...

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Build Your Perfect Emergency Plan

$0.00

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Build Your Perfect Plan coaching sessions will provide additional resources, mentoring and strategies to support Emergency and Disaster Preparedness plan development in a group setting. These sessions are free and open to all providers around the state, regardless of where or when they attended Emergency and Disaster Preparedness training. Join...

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Participants will define the different types of child abuse and neglect. They will understand their role as a mandated reporter, and learn how to respond to a child who discloses abuse or neglect. Core of Knowledge Area: Health Safety and Nutrition (2 Hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT***...

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Equity Series: “The Joy of Developing Cultural & Racial Competency in Young Children”

$0.00

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In this virtual workshop, Dr. Lucretia Carter Berry will discuss proactive strategies for instilling cultural and racial competency in young children through intentional and strategic approaches. Participants will learn how to move beyond reactive responses and empower students to embrace diversity by igniting curiosity, fostering comprehension, and building connections across...

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Medication Administration

$70.00

10:15 am - 4:15 pm


This MSDE-designed workshop will teach providers what they need to know when administering medication to children. Learn how to give oral, topical, inhaled, and emergency medicines to infants and children; how to keep accurate records; regulations for hygiene, safety, and measurement. This class fulfills the MSDE/OCC requirement for child care...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Emergency Preparedness: The Expert’s Corner Q & A

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Project ACT will hold regular Q & A sessions with guest presenters to explore a variety of aspects of emergency and disaster preparedness.  Participants will receive one Continued Training hour in Health, Safety and Nutrition. You will also be entered to win a kit filled with necessities!  Our guest speaker...

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Introduction to Maryland Credentialing

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Want to find out more about credentialing?  Join us in this workshop from MSDE to learn about the benefits of participating and the specifics of what you need to do.  Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism (2 hours) Thursday, March 21, 2024 6:30pm-8:30pm ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You...

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Parent Workshop – Sibling Relationships

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Sibling relationships are not always easy! Learn how to foster a peaceful approach and help children get along. Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents and foster parents. It is not a childcare training and COK hours will not be given. ***THIS IS IN...

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Jumping Into Science

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Many of the habits of scientific thinking are inherently part of children’s play. Participants will explore the importance of developing scientific thinking skills in young children and how they can support those skills with simple materials. Participants will experience using the science materials and will create materials to utilize in...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286

Apr 2024

Tuesday, April 02, 2024 - Thursday, April 04, 2024
Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs

$0.00 - $5.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thanks to funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the registration fee for this event is only $5. Develop a comprehensive plan to follow when a disaster occurs. Natural disasters, medical emergencies,   technological hazards, and family and community concerns (disgruntled parents, missing children, pandemic flu) will be covered....

Wednesday, April 03, 2024
So What Are PAUs and How Do I Get Them?

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Participation in activities that contribute to professional growth and career development are important to maintain a high level of professionalism. In this workshop we will look at professional activities and how they can be applied to the MD Child Care Credentialing program.  Core of Knowledge Area: Community (2 hours) ***THIS...

Saturday, April 06, 2024
Medication Administration

$70.00

9:30 am - 4:00 pm


This MSDE-designed workshop will teach providers what they need to know when administering medication to children. Learn how to give oral, topical, inhaled, and emergency medicines to infants and children; how to keep accurate records; regulations for hygiene, safety, and measurement. This class fulfills the MSDE/OCC requirement for child care...

Loch Raven Branch of Baltimore County  Public Library
1046 Taylor AveTowson, Maryland
Monday, April 08, 2024
Build Your Perfect Emergency Plan

$0.00

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Build Your Perfect Plan coaching sessions will provide additional resources, mentoring and strategies to support Emergency and Disaster Preparedness plan development in a group setting. These sessions are free and open to all providers around the state, regardless of where or when they attended Emergency and Disaster Preparedness training. Join...

Tuesday, April 09, 2024
Fire Safety Training for Early Childhood Professionals

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This course covers fire safety, fire basics/chemistry, the elements of a fire inspection, common fire inspection violations, fire extinguishment techniques, and response options for fires. The course will also provide tools, tips and resources for developing a plan for responding to a fire in or near your program. Core of...

Tuesday, April 09, 2024
Healthy Bodies Inside and Out

$0.00 - $10.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


$10 Tuesday!  As young children become aware of their body parts and start to understand how the parts work individually and together, they can begin to appreciate and accept responsibility for their bodies and their health. In this training participants will learn activities to use in their program to promote...

Tuesday, April 09, 2024
Parent Workshop – Body Safety For Kids

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Body safety for kids goes beyond just teaching about Stranger Danger.  Learn how you can help kids have body autonomy, the confidence to say no to inappropriate touching, and how to have hard conversations about body safety. Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents...

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Meditation and Mantras: Two Keys to Mindfulness

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Mindfulness is quite the buzz word these days and we are going to investigate 2 ways that we can be more mindful in our everyday lives. Although the meditation and mantras techniques that we will talk about are adult oriented, they can easily be adapted for use with children.  INCLUDES...

Abilities Network
8503 LaSalle RdTowson, Maryland 21286
Monday, April 15, 2024
Introduction to NAFCC Accreditation

$0.00 - $30.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


An introduction to the process and standards for family child care providers to complete the NAFCC Accreditation process. Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism (2 hours) ***THIS TRAINING IS AN ONLINE TRAINING FORMAT*** You will receive an email with the webinar, handouts, and Zoom link 24 hours before the training. If...

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for ADA and inclusionary practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of best practices and available resources.  This training will meet the 3 hour training requirement for MSDE. Core of Knowledge Area: Special Needs (3 hours) ***THIS TRAINING...

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Working with Mixed Age Groups

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Working with a group of children who are different ages presents childcare providers with unique challenges and opportunities. Learn strategies to overcome challenges, create daily schedules, meet the needs of each child, and incorporate inclusive practices.  Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (1 hour) and Child Development (2 hours)   ***THIS...

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Autism: Learning the Basics

$0.00 - $35.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and helps participants understand the complexities related to working with children with ASD.  It reviews current research and types of successful intervention strategies.  Participants learn practical strategies for assisting children with ASD in the classroom. Core of Knowledge Area: Special...

May 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Parent Workshop -Choosing Child Care

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Finding the right child care program can be challenging. Join us to learn some tips and tricks for finding a quality early care and education program. Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents and foster parents. It is not a childcare training and COK...

Jun 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Parent Workshop – Shopping with Kids

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Shopping with children often ends in tears and frustration but it doesn't have to. Join us for strategies to make shopping a much more enjoyable expereince for everyone. Please note: This workshop is for parents and other caregivers such as grandparents and foster parents. It is not a childcare training...