Including Littler Learners Series: Put on Your Thinking Cap

Date(s) - Wednesday, January 19, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 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.

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This professional development series consists of one 3-hour training session, and two 1-hour follow up technical assistance sessions. The series is designed to encourage in-depth learning that supports each participant’s ability to implement strategies and techniques that support infants and toddlers with special needs.

 In order to receive a certificate of completion for core of knowledge hours, providers MUST attend the entire series, including both technical assistance sessions.

Training Session

Do you have children in your classroom who grab toys from their peers or have difficulty cleaning up their play areas? This training uses current research and interactive activities to increase the participant’s knowledge of the executive functions of the brain, which encompass skills such as impulse control, transitioning between activities, and following directions. Participants will explore the role that these cognitive processes play in self regulation, which is the number one factor linked to kindergarten success. During early childhood, the parts of the brain that control these functions are in a critical stage of development. Participants will learn strategies to promote the development of executive functions and self regulation skills in the early childhood classroom.

Training Date:

January 19, 2022 (6:30 pm-9:30 pm)

Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (3 hours)

Technical Assistance Sessions

Enhanced Technical Assistance for this series will be provided in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University, School of Education. Dr. Beth Boyle will be the guest speaker during each technical assistance session,  offering insight and expertise on providing an inclusive environment for all children.


January 26, 2022 – 6:30pm-7:30pm

February 9, 2022 – 6:30pm-7:30pm

Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism (2 hours).


You will receive an email with the webinar, handouts, and Zoom link 24 hours before the training. If you do not receive an email by that time, please contact Kim Locke at

Each participant will need individual access to a computer, smartphone or tablet. Specific webinar access details will be sent prior to the training.


Webinar Platform: ZOOM

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There will be a knowledge measure and training evaluation provided via Survey Monkey. The knowledge measure and training evaluation are required components of the webinar and have to be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion.


Register for Training

This event is full.