Feb
25
Sat
Early Childhood Developmental Screening @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Early Childhood Developmental Screening @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Daisy Viyouh, Kane Co. Nurse

This training reviews child growth and development in early childhood environments. A review of several commercial screening tools is discussed to allow child care practitioners more options on monitoring a child’s typical development. Case studies provide hands-on learning for the participant on use of a developmental screening tool and guidelines for referral to an early intervention program.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Introductory

*Lunch will be provided.

Feb
28
Tue
CCAP Billing Made Easy @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CCAP Billing Made Easy @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Michele Savino, YWCA Community Engagement Specialist

Do you struggle with CCAP billing certificates every month? Are you taking advantage of the 80% rule? Do you know what the 80% rule is and what the benefits are? Do you have billing issues that you need help with? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is a must do training for you! We will go over exactly how you should bill for CCAP and how the 80% rule works. Each participant will be able to check up to 3 cases regarding any billing issues. Any and all billing questions will be welcomed.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Introductory

Mar
2
Thu
It Takes a Village @ Aurora YWCA
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
It Takes a Village @ Aurora YWCA | Aurora | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Susan Mrazek, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

This training will provide you with background information on the research that has been done on family-school connections, what parents and families are seeking from their child’s teacher or caregiver and how to tackle difficult conversations with a child’s parent or primary caregiver. As a group, we will brainstorm ideas on how to foster stronger relationships between children’s educational and home environments and why this relationship and teamwork with families is so critical. Set some goals for yourself and/or your childcare center or home business around connecting more intentionally with parents and families.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Introductory

*Site located on Aurora University Campus. Participant parking is on the street.

Mar
4
Sat
Illinois Early Learning Guidelines @ Grace United Methodist Church
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Illinois Early Learning Guidelines @ Grace United Methodist Church | Naperville | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Casey Craft, YWCA Infant toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer

This training gives early childhood practitioners an overview of program guidelines for children birth to age three. The training creates a foundational understanding for providers and practitioners in the field of what children birth to age three are expected to know and do across multiple domains.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Intermediate

Employment Open House @ College of DuPage, Berg Instructional Center - Room 2732
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Employment Open House @ College of DuPage, Berg Instructional Center - Room 2732 | Glen Ellyn | Illinois | United States

Are you interested in working in the field of Early Care and Education? Are you interested
in thriving in a 21st century, business savvy, social enterprise committed to a culture of Possibility Partnerships that unleash everyone’s purpose and potential? If any of this piques your interest, please join us at a morning “Meet and Greet!” on Saturday, March 4th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, to learn more about employment opportunities with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago . . . and about the YWCA!

  • Learn about upcoming YWCA employment opportunities and initiatives
  • Learn about what it’s “really” like to work at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. . . the culture . . . the people . . . the empowered leadership . . . the programs . . . the clients . . . the difference we’re making in the world
  • Learn about our “Possibility Partners . . . Unleashing Purpose and Potential” weekly conversations (no more annual performance reviews)

Email Tamara at tamara.jones@ywcachicago.org today to reserve your space.

Employment Open House @ Suburban Access, 2nd Floor
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Employment Open House @ Suburban Access, 2nd Floor | Homewood | Illinois | United States

Are you interested in working in the field of Early Care and Education? Are you interested
in thriving in a 21st century, business savvy, social enterprise committed to a culture of Possibility Partnerships that unleash everyone’s purpose and potential? If any of this piques your interest, please join us at a morning “Meet and Greet!” on Saturday, March 4th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, to learn more about employment opportunities with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago . . . and about the YWCA!

  • Learn about upcoming YWCA employment opportunities and initiatives
  • Learn about what it’s “really” like to work at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. . . the culture . . . the people . . . the empowered leadership . . . the programs . . . the clients . . . the difference we’re making in the world
  • Learn about our “Possibility Partners . . . Unleashing Purpose and Potential” weekly conversations (no more annual performance reviews)

Email Tamara at tamara.jones@ywcachicago.org today to reserve your space.

Mar
7
Tue
Milestone Moments @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Milestone Moments @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenters: Whitney Bieber, YWCA Quality Specialist & ITN Trainer & Mary Hildenbrandt, YWCA Community Engagement Specialist

0-5 year olds are at a critical stage in their development, screening tools are essential in making sure children are healthy and thrive. This training provides parents and early childhood professionals with information and access to the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening tool. Together, parents and childcare providers can further support children’s development through screening. This session will provide an interactive demonstration and step by step instructions for the ASQ online tool. Additional information including developmental milestones, active learning materials, developmentally appropriate practice, at-home activities and a variety of resources will also be shared.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Introductory

Mar
8
Wed
Comunicando las reglas de su programa de manera efectiva @ Buenas Nuevas Community Church
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Comunicando las reglas de su programa de manera efectiva @ Buenas Nuevas Community Church | Montgomery | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Norma Duran, YWCA Bilingual Community Engagement Specialist

La mayoría de los proveedores de cuidado de niños tienen políticas en su programa que comunican las reglas que ellos esperan que los padres sigan. ¿Siguen los padres esas reglas? ¿Están claras? ¿Hace usted cumplir esas reglas? En este entrenamiento se discutirá la importancia de tener reglas en su programa, qué incluir, y cómo ayudar a que los padres sigan sus reglas.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Introductory

Mar
9
Thu
Serve it Safely! @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Serve it Safely! @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Laura Barr, Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator

Serve it Safely is a 3 hour course focused on food handling protocol and preventing foodborne illness. The topics include an overview of food safety, storing, cleaning and sanitizing, time and temperature control of high risk food products, preventing contamination and personal cleanliness. This course empowers individuals to understand the science behind the food safety rules, which promotes responsibility in handling food and safer environments for children This training meets the requirements for those working in non-restaurant facilities such as, licensed day care homes and facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and long-term care facilities and is good for three years.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Introductory

Mar
11
Sat
Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos: 3rd Edition – Part 1 @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos: 3rd Edition - Part 1 @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Cheryl Bulat, ITN Trainer

This hands-on session guides teachers and caregivers through every component of the expanded Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, a research-based, comprehensive curriculum that focuses on building warm, nurturing relationships with the youngest learners and intentionally promoting their development and learning in all areas. Participants first explore the three curriculum volumes to plan and implement meaningful routines and intentional experiences for all the children in a language-rich environment. To strengthen assessment skills, teachers will use Volume 3: Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade to practice documenting their observations of young children and to plan for and scaffold their learning.

*Lunch will be provided.

(REQUIRED to attend 3/11 AND 3/18 to receive certificate)

Who Should Register: Educators working in a Center, with priority given to programs seeking Silver or Gold, and/or those currently using Creative Curriculum in their program.

Level of Learning: Introductory