Nov
18
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Nov 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

Digital Literacy Skills: MS PowerPoint @ YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Digital Literacy Skills: MS PowerPoint @ YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center

Get a handle on using Microsoft PowerPoint for your next presentation needs! This workshop will show you the main skills needed to create engagement slides without intimidation.

MS Excel Complete @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MS Excel Complete @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

Do you need to learn to use the most popular business software program, Microsoft Excel, and don’t want to spend a lot to do it? Become proficient with our 10-week course. The course costs $100 unless you’d like to also take the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam. The course would then be $150. For more information, please call Gregory Vaughn at the number above.

Quality Beginnings @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Quality Beginnings @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center

Presenter: Susan Stewart, YWCA Provider Engagement Coordinator

Interested in starting a home child care business? Then this class is for you! A brief overview of all the aspects involved in operating a family child care home, including interviewing parents, marketing your services, setting up, record keeping and taxes, and more will be covered.

When you start a child care business, you will find that you need forms. A lot of forms. From schedules to contracts, from transportation agreements to getting to know you, and many more. Don’t worry. We have gathered all of the forms you can think of and have put them onto a flash drive that you can purchase; and they are all editable.

  • Add to your registration for only $10
  • Purchase the day of the training for $15

Targeted Audience: New Family Child Care Educators
Level of Learning: Introductory

Nov
19
Tue
Open Lab @ YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Our Bertha McMorris Innovation & Technology Institute (ITI) boasts state-of-the-art technology facilities designed to help you expand and strengthen your business and personal computer skills. Our facilities are open to the public. You can get computer-related assistance from one of our instructors during this time or just use the facility to complete your own tasks. For more information, call Greg Vaughn at the number listed above.

SBDC Plan for Profit @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Plan for Profit is offered twice a year. For more information, please email SBDC@ywcachicago.org.

Active Supervision: Keeping Children Safe in Early Childhood Settings @ St. Augustine College, Room 211
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Active Supervision: Keeping Children Safe in Early Childhood Settings @ St. Augustine College, Room 211

Presenter: Darrell Brown, YWCA Early Head Start Teacher Coach

Keeping children safe is a very important part to all Early Childhood Education environments. It is also a top priority for all Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The Head Start Program Performance Standards require that “no child shall be left alone or unsupervised while under their care”. But, what is active supervision and how will it benefit children and Staff? Active Supervision is the most effective strategy for creating a safe environment and preventing injuries in young children. Educators from all over the world use this strategy to make sure that children of all ages explore their environments safely. Each program can keep children safe by teaching all educators how to look, listen, and engage.

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

Nov
20
Wed
EEI Job Club @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Nov 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
EEI Job Club @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

Find out about the latest job openings. Network with other professionals. Touch base with our Empowerment Coaches on job search best practices.

Digital Literacy Skills: MS PowerPoint @ YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Digital Literacy Skills: MS PowerPoint @ YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center

Get a handle on using Microsoft PowerPoint for your next presentation needs! This workshop will show you the main skills needed to create engagement slides without intimidation.

Enhancing the Social Cognition in Children @ Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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