Apr
13
Tue
ECE Business Boot Camp: Marketing 101 @ Online
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Presenter: Margarita Crespo, YWCA, Client Relations Specialist

Looking for new & different ways to market your program, but not sure where to start? If your answer is yes, this training is just what you’ve been looking for! When parents are enrolling their children in an early childhood program they choose programs that share their values. The average parent needs to see your business 7-12 times before deciding to contact you for a tour. A well-rounded marketing strategy allows you to successfully educate families, keep them engaged, and helps sell your program.

This 4- week series will cover basic concepts of marketing and each session will focus on different types of marketing to support your business using Canva and other various social media platforms. Participants will have the opportunity to work on creating marketing materials during the training series, as well as, sign up for individualized coaching sessions in-between trainings.

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals
Level of Learning: Introductory

Apr
14
Wed
Conscious Discipline© Skills Brief and Discussion: Encouraging Children @ Online
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Susan Mrazek, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline© curriculum focuses on social emotional learning, effective discipline, and self-regulation techniques. It is a curriculum developed to support caregivers and parents with children exhibiting challenging behaviors. The skill of encouragement focuses on noticing what children do instead of judging what they do. Participants will be supported in reflecting on the difference between these two things as well as explore the most productive ways to communicate with young children.

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals
Level of Learning: Introductory

Apr
20
Tue
Cómo las maestras pueden implementar la Disciplina Consciente en el aula @ Online
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presenter: Rina Lopez, MS/ADM YWCA EHS-CCCP Teacher Coach

La disciplina consciente es un currículo de estudios de educación para padres. Este currículo se enfoca en que los adultos puedan crear una relación fuerte con los niños y apoyar a los niños a desarrollar aspectos socioemocionales. En este entrenamiento los participantes aprenderá a usar canciones de disciplina consciente y técnicas de respiración para construir relaciones sólidas con los
niños.

Quién se puede registrar: Todos los Profesionales de Educación Temprana que hablen Español
Nivel de Aprendizaje: Introductorio

Apr
22
Thu
Early Childhood Mental Health @ Online
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presenter: Katherine Layden, MS, LPC, NCC YWCA Mental Health Specialist

Participants will be able to identify what social-emotional development and self-regulation skills look like for children ages birth to 5 year old, begin to define what children’s mental health means, will explore a perspective shift utilizing a trauma lens, and learn strategies for co-regulation while understanding the importance of self-care for the caregiver.

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals
Level of Learning: Introductory

Salud mental en la primera infancia @ Online
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presenter: Katherine Layden, MS, LPC, NCC YWCA Mental Health Specialist

***Se proporcionarán servicios de interpretación durante este entrenamiento. La información se presentará en inglés y español***

Los participantes podrán identificar cómo se ven el desarrollo socioemocional y las habilidades de autorregulación para los niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años, comenzarán a definir lo que significa la salud mental de los niños, explorarán un cambio de perspectiva utilizando una lente de trauma y aprenderán estrategias. para la corregulación, entendiendo al mismo tiempo la importancia del autocuidado para el cuidador.

Quién se puede registrar: Todos los Profesionales de Educación Temprana que hablen Español
Nivel de Aprendizaje: Introductorio

Apr
23
Fri
Stop the Stigma Virtual 5K @ Online
Apr 23 – Apr 30 all-day

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Sexual Violence Support Services (SVSS) team is so grateful for the work and support from our numerous community partners and community at large. Without this support, we would not be able to be fully do this work without them.

Stop the Stigma Virtual 5K
April 23 – April 30, 2021
$20 (ages 13 and up)
$5 (ages 12 and under)
Register Now

During COVID-19, we know that individuals and families have been stuck at home, but still looking for ways to give back and stay active. After great success with our first virtual 5k, we’ve decided to do it again this year to continue activating our community. This event gives flexibility in when and how people can complete the race and maintains social distancing to keep everyone safe!

In addition to registration, we are also collecting donations to support our work across all three of our vital departments inclusive of prevention, advocacy and counseling. Your valued support helps survivors get the help and resources they need. Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions by emailing colleen.zavodny@ywcachicago.org.

Apr
27
Tue
ECE Business Boot Camp: Marketing 101 @ Online
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Presenter: Margarita Crespo, YWCA, Client Relations Specialist

Looking for new & different ways to market your program, but not sure where to start? If your answer is yes, this training is just what you’ve been looking for! When parents are enrolling their children in an early childhood program they choose programs that share their values. The average parent needs to see your business 7-12 times before deciding to contact you for a tour. A well-rounded marketing strategy allows you to successfully educate families, keep them engaged, and helps sell your program.

This 4- week series will cover basic concepts of marketing and each session will focus on different types of marketing to support your business using Canva and other various social media platforms. Participants will have the opportunity to work on creating marketing materials during the training series, as well as, sign up for individualized coaching sessions in-between trainings.

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals
Level of Learning: Introductory

Apr
28
Wed
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Module 4 – Culture, Families, and Providers @ Online
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Presenter: Casey Craft-Cortes, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer

Comprised of 4 Modules, the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) is designed to help child care directors and infant/toddler care teachers become sensitive to infants’ cues, connect with their family and culture, and develop responsive, relationship-based care. This training takes an in-depth look at cognitive and social-emotional development, encouraging growth within daily routines and tips on setting up appropriate environments for experienced infant and toddler professionals. This is a hybrid training. Participants must complete the face to face session and online assessment to receive credit.

Module 4: Culture, Families, and Providers
This training focuses on culture and its implication for families and providers. Participants will learn how family experiences, knowledge, and childrearing beliefs and practices can be incorporated into early care and classroom settings. Cultural expectations and biases will be explored and participants will have the opportunity to increase their cultural awareness in terms of how their assumptions may affect their interaction with young children and families.

Participants will demonstrate their understanding of how family structures and diversity in social, cultural, linguistic, or religious backgrounds influence family approaches to parenting in children (birth to three), each other, and the community. Participants will gain an understanding of how relationships among caregivers, infants/toddlers, and families can impact other child-family, child practitioner, and practitioner-family relationships.

Targeted Audience: Directors & Infant Toddler Staff
Level of Learning: Intermediate

May
1
Sat
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Module 4 – Culture, Families, and Providers @ Online
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenter: Casey Craft-Cortes, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer

Comprised of 4 Modules, the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) is designed to help child care directors and infant/toddler care teachers become sensitive to infants’ cues, connect with their family and culture, and develop responsive, relationship-based care. This training takes an in-depth look at cognitive and social-emotional development, encouraging growth within daily routines and tips on setting up appropriate environments for experienced infant and toddler professionals. This is a hybrid training. Participants must complete the face to face session and online assessment to receive credit.

Module 4: Culture, Families, and Providers
This training focuses on culture and its implication for families and providers. Participants will learn how family experiences, knowledge, and childrearing beliefs and practices can be incorporated into early care and classroom settings. Cultural expectations and biases will be explored and participants will have the opportunity to increase their cultural awareness in terms of how their assumptions may affect their interaction with young children and families.

Participants will demonstrate their understanding of how family structures and diversity in social, cultural, linguistic, or religious backgrounds influence family approaches to parenting in children (birth to three), each other, and the community. Participants will gain an understanding of how relationships among caregivers, infants/toddlers, and families can impact other child-family, child practitioner, and practitioner-family relationships.

Targeted Audience: Directors & Infant Toddler Staff
Level of Learning: Intermediate

May
3
Mon
Virtual 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training @ Online
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago offers a comprehensive State of Illinois recognized 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training Certification several times throughout the year. Both professionals, interns, and volunteers are included as our attendees.

40-hr Crisis Intervention Training includes:

  • Illinois state-recognized certification
  • Basic Crisis Intervention Skills facilitated by expert and licensed trainers
  • Comprehensive understanding of sexual violence and rape culture
  • Learn appropriate response techniques for hospital emergency room calls and crisis hotline calls
  • Hands-on training with real hospital rape kits facilitated by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
  • Up to date information, facts, videos and resources to increase knowledge and awareness

Cost