Dec
12
Wed
CONSTRUCT 2019 Info Session @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CONSTRUCT 2019 Info Session @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

CONSTRUCT@YWCAChicago is a 9-week training program that addresses basic skills in Math and English, fundamental construction skills, general work readiness, and financial management in the context of preparing for careers in the construction or utility sectors. Find out more by clicking here.

Me, You, and the Child’s Perspective @ St. Augustine College, Room 211
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Me, You, and the Child's Perspective @ St. Augustine College, Room 211 | Aurora | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Joshua Cazar, YWCA Parent Educator

Social cognition, or emotional intelligence, plays a major role in a child’s social and emotional development. Therefore understanding what it is and how a child’s environment can affect the
development of this skill is important. The most significant development in early childhood social cognition is the development of theory of mind. We will learn about its development during the first five years of life, as well as factors that influence its development, and the consequences of its development for children’s lives at home and school.

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

Dec
13
Thu
CPR/AED/FIRST AID @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CPR/AED/FIRST AID @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Vickie Onesti, President CPR Training for LIFE, Inc

This course is designed to prepare participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. It offers the basics of recognizing and administering first aid for the most common life-threatening emergencies. All participants will receive:

  • 2-year American heart association certification card
  • Emergency First Aid digital booklet
  • CPR/first aid pocket reminder cards
  • Rescue breath shield

** Meets New CCAP Training Requirements. If you accept CCAP families, please click here for the special registration link.**

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

Dec
15
Sat
CPR/AED/FIRST AID @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
CPR/AED/FIRST AID @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Vickie Onesti, President CPR Training for LIFE, Inc

This course is designed to prepare participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. It offers the basics of recognizing and administering first aid for the most common life-threatening emergencies. All participants will receive:

  • 2-year American heart association certification card
  • Emergency First Aid digital booklet
  • CPR/first aid pocket reminder cards
  • Rescue breath shield

** Meets New CCAP Training Requirements**

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

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Module 4 @ Kiddie Academy
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Module 4 @ Kiddie Academy | Carpentersville | Illinois | United States

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 module explores the positive impact of responsive caregiving routines, well-designed learning environments, and individualized care on the well-being and development of children from birth to three. Attention is also given to how the policies of primary care, small groups, continuity of care, individualization of care, culturally responsive care, and inclusive care of children with special needs provide the foundation for high-quality infant/toddler care.

Those completing all 4 modules can apply to receive the Program Infant Toddler Caregiver Certification.

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

TechGYRLS @ YWCA Chicago Parks Francis Center
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Chicago Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

This STEAM-education program provides weekly projects and field trips that teach young girls the skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century workforce.

Dec
18
Tue
Economic Empowerment Institute Job Club @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Economic Empowerment Institute Job Club @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Network with other professionals and find out about the latest job openings. Please call the phone number above for more information.

Child Development, Health & Safety Basics @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Child Development, Health & Safety Basics @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Don Gill, YWCA Health & Safety Specialist & ITN Trainer

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of development, developmental domains, and the role of nutrition in development. In addition, health and safety issues will address supporting the growth of healthy children – from the basics such as handwashing to more in-depth practices surrounding healthy procedures and disease prevention. Participants will learn more about emergency planning/preparedness and first aid as well as identify tips for maintaining safe indoor/outdoor environments.

** Training Meets CCAP Requirements**

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

Elementos Básicos de Desarrollo Infantil, Salud, y Seguridad @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Elementos Básicos de Desarrollo Infantil, Salud, y Seguridad @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presentadora: Ana Sanchez, ITN Trainer

Esta capacitación proporcionará a los participantes una visión general del desarrollo infantil, salud, y cuestiones de seguridad para los niños desde el nacimiento hasta la edad escolar temprana. El énfasis será en la comprensión de las pautas de desarrollo, áreas de desarrollo, y el papel que juega la nutrición en el desarrollo. Además, las cuestiones de salud y seguridad abarcarán el apoyo al crecimiento sano de los niños – desde lo fundamental como el lavado de manos hasta prácticas más profundas que involucran procedimientos saludables y la
prevención de enfermedades. Los participantes aprenderán más sobre la planificación/preparación de emergencias y los primeros auxilios además de identificar sugerencias para mantener un ambiente seguro de interior y/o al aire libre.

**Entrenamiento satisface los requisitos de CCAP**

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

Dec
19
Wed
Mandated Reporter @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mandated Reporter @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Whitney Bieber, YWCA Quality Specialist & ITN Trainer

The purpose of this in-person training is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse. Everyone who
suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so.

** Training Meets CCAP Requirements**

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