Sep
23
Sat
We Choose Health: Modules 1 & 2 @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Center
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
We Choose Health: Modules 1 & 2 @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Carrie Pierce, YWCA Quality & Training Coordinator

“We Choose Health” offers early childhood educators instruction in using the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) assessment tool to inform and implement program improvement. Training modules are designed to enhance policies, practices, and environments in child care by improving the nutritional quality of food served, amount and quality of physical activity, staff-child interactions, facility nutrition and physical activity policies and practices, and related environmental characteristics.

*REQUIRED to attend 9/16 AND 9/23 to receive certificate*

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators
Level of Learning: Introductory

Salary Negotiation Workshop @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Salary Negotiation Workshop @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color.

Attend this FREE salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages.

In the two-hour workshop, you will gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The TechGYRLS program will help young girls develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming and robotics.

*If you haven’t paid the annual membership fee, please complete the registration form linked above. If you prefer to pay offline, call 773-496-5645 or email techgyrls@ywcachicago.org.

TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls’ interest, confidence and self-efficacy in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS program will help young girls develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming and robotics.

Sep
26
Tue
Economic Empowerment Institute Job Club @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Sep 26 @ 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.

Why Quality Care? @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Why Quality Care? @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Melissa Letts, YWCA Quality Specialist & ITN Trainer

Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions families make. “What is quality care?” and “What does it look like?” are just a couple of the questions that will be addressed during this workshop. Join us for an engaging discussion on why quality child care is important to families and early childhood educators

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators
Level of Learning: Introductory

Sep
27
Wed
Be Calm, Confident, and Okay with Feelings @ St. Augustine College, Room 219
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Be Calm, Confident, and Okay with Feelings @ St. Augustine College, Room 219 | Aurora | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Susan Mrazek, Ph.D. – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

This training aims to grow your skills as a calm and confident leader in your classroom. Participants will briefly review socialemotional skill building concepts, brainstorm and role play real-life scenarios that are currently happening in their classrooms and support fellow participants in troubleshooting these situations. New goals will be set at the end of the session.

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators
Level of Learning: Introductory

Sep
28
Thu
Open Lab @ YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Parks Francis Center
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Open Lab @ YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Our facilities are open to the public. Use our computer centers for your internet, or other computing needs. You can also get computer-related assistance from one of our instructors.

Sep
29
Fri
College of DuPage – Breaking Boundaries Workshop @ College of DuPage
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
College of DuPage - Breaking Boundaries Workshop @ College of DuPage | Glen Ellyn | Illinois | United States

Join the College of DuPage and explore opportunities for high-paying and in-demand technology and trade careers. At this FREE workshop women will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend a panel discussion
  • Visit with local area employers
  • Tour the College’s training labs to gain hands-on experience
  • Learn about educational opportunities at College of DuPage
Sep
30
Sat
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The TechGYRLS program will help young girls develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming and robotics.

*If you haven’t paid the annual membership fee, please complete the registration form linked above. If you prefer to pay offline, call 773-496-5645 or email techgyrls@ywcachicago.org.