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November 2017

Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Special needs student reading at the library

To receive a CEU credit OR certificate of completion, please complete the evaluation survey found here. Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’ successful transition. One of the main resources available to parents/guardians and students are their classroom teachers. Teachers who… Continue Reading Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms

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June 2017

Responsive Feeding: Understanding when and how to develop a feeding relationship with infants.

Tuesday Jun 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EDT
Hand feeding a baby in a high chair

CEUs are no longer available for this event. What is responsive feeding? Does fussiness mean hunger? Responsive feeding is the practice of recognizing the infant's cues for hunger and fullness and responding appropriately.  Research has shown that responsive feeding can help maintain nutrition, proper growth and appetite regulation. Learn how to help your patients practice this method for healthier infant feeding. Learning Objectives Describe the four fundamental principles of responsive feeding. Recognize and describe the specific attributes and behaviors that constitute responsive feeding. Apply evidence-based… Continue Reading Responsive Feeding: Understanding when and how to develop a feeding relationship with infants.

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November 2013

Children Under Stress, Part 3: Responding When Children are Aggressive

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST
PowerPoint cover for Children Under Stress Part 3: Responding When Children Are Aggressive. Shows a toddler angrily screaming.

CE credit is not available for this webinar. Part 1 of our "Children Under Stress" series explained the experience of stress in young children as a result of the changes inherent to military family life and why it is expressed in their behavior. In Part 2, we learned why some children express that stress in "internalizing" behaviors, and how child care providers can respond with empathy and age-appropriate support. In this final segment of the series, we focus on children… Continue Reading Children Under Stress, Part 3: Responding When Children are Aggressive

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October 2013

Sesame Street Initiative: Little Discoverers

Thursday Oct 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EDT

About this Event: Calling all early childhood providers! Join us in a webinar to learn about a new Sesame Street initiative. Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math, and More is an exciting multimedia exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) for young children, parents, and educators. In this webinar, you will learn about our tools which build on children’s inquisitive nature through fun investigations that can also strengthen family connections and enrich existing classroom curricula. Together with your… Continue Reading Sesame Street Initiative: Little Discoverers

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Children Under Stress, Part 2: Responding When Children Withdraw

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

CE credit is not available for this webinar. In Part 1 of our "Children Under Stress" series, we learned that children are especially vulnerable to the impact of stresses that are common to military family life. Young children communicate their distress and inability to cope through changes in their behavior, behavior that is often very challenging for child care providers to understand and deal with in the child care setting. In Part 2, John Kinsel will talk in greater depth… Continue Reading Children Under Stress, Part 2: Responding When Children Withdraw

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September 2013

Children Under Stress: Understanding the Language of Behavior

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

CE credit is not available for this webinar. Troubling changes in children's behavior are often the only way we discover that they are experiencing stress as a result of the big changes or difficult circumstances common to military family life. In this installment in the Child Care and Military Families Series, we will explore these behaviors in young children, not as "misbehavior" but as ways of expressing the stress they are experiencing related to their lives in a military family.… Continue Reading Children Under Stress: Understanding the Language of Behavior

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August 2013

Welcoming a Military Family with a Child Who Has Special Needs

Tuesday Aug 20, 2013 at 2:00 am-3:00 pm EDT

CE credit is not available for this webinar. In this installment in the Child Care and Military Families Series, explore serving military families who have a child with special needs. The presenters will provide two key perspectives: Understanding from the family's perspective the experience of having a child with a disability in the context of military life; and Understanding the benefits, challenges and responsibilities of inclusion from a child care program perspective. Presenters WENDY KRUSE Wendy is a military spouse,… Continue Reading Welcoming a Military Family with a Child Who Has Special Needs

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July 2013

When A Parent Comes Home Changed: Supporting Young Children Whose Military Parent Has Been Injured

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013 at 2:00 am-3:00 pm EDT

CE credit is not available for this webinar. Child care professionals can make an enormous difference in the lives of young children who have a parent who has come home from military service changed. The little things you say and do matter! Whether the injury is visible or invisible, physical or psychological, the caregiver's role is very important in buffering young children from the unique stress of combat injury. This web conference will explore: How children at different ages perceive… Continue Reading When A Parent Comes Home Changed: Supporting Young Children Whose Military Parent Has Been Injured

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June 2013

Getting to Know You (Again): Helping Young Children Adjust to the Return of a Military Parent

Tuesday Jun 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

CE credit is not available for this webinar. This web conference will discuss the challenges of reintegration of a service member, and ways these changes can affect children's behavior. Come learn more about how child care providers can help children manage this important transition smoothly. In this session, the presenters will discuss: the "big picture" of reintegration (e.g., stats on returning service members) the process and challenges of reintegrating into family life understanding reintegration from a young child's point of… Continue Reading Getting to Know You (Again): Helping Young Children Adjust to the Return of a Military Parent

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May 2013

Sensitive Conversations with Military Families: Communicating Well When It Matters Most

Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

CE credit is not available for this webinar. The complex lives of military families can create stress for their children. Young children communicate that stress through their behavior, which may include withdrawn or aggressive behavior, or losing skills they had previously mastered. Child care providers who care for and teach these children have an important role to play in working with their parents to address the emotional and behavioral impact that stress is having on the children. But these are… Continue Reading Sensitive Conversations with Military Families: Communicating Well When It Matters Most

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