May
11
Tue
ECE Business Boot Camp: Marketing 101 @ Online
May 11 @ 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

May
13
Thu
Communication is Different for Everyone @ Online
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Jennifer Robertson, YWCA Quality Specialist

“Communication is key,” but it can be easier said than done at times. In this training, we will talk through different types of communication and how to incorporate multiple methods to ensure you are reaching everyone, discuss challenges that arise when messages are delivered, and use our new knowledge to problem solve such challenges. All attendees will receive a book to add to their leadership collection.

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

May
18
Tue
Making Meaningful Connections: Engagement Strategies With a Human-Centered Approach @ Online
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Learn about what it means to connect, the ways in which we connect and why it is beneficial, and essential. Learn strategies to connect more meaningfully using a human-centered approach. We will take an inventory of our own skills and areas we can continue to grow.

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

May
19
Wed
Night at the Museum 2021 @ Online
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Best Day Ever! The Science of Creating Amazing Experiences that Inspire Children to Wonder, Discover and Explore

Presenter: Steve Spangler, Best-selling author, STEM educator, and business leader

Join us for a fun & educational presentation by Emmy award-winning television host, science communicator, and celebrity educator Steve Spangler. During his high-energy presentation, Steve will teach you that the best day ever is more than just a feeling or emotion, it’s a powerful principle that helps people uncover strategies for connecting, experiencing, and engaging in your classroom. Without warning, things would fizz, pop, and explode, making students chant “Best day ever!” Learn how to engage at the highest levels to create unforgettable experiences
that children remember for a lifetime. Participants will leave with strategies and a better understanding of the teacher’s role as a facilitator of a STEM-rich program.

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

May
20
Thu
Language and Literacy for the Littlest Learners @ Online
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Susan Stewart, YWCA Community Engagement Specialist

Reading is not a set of isolated skills that children learn when they go to school. Learning to read is a fluid process that begins at birth. Early language and literacy skills are learned best through everyday moments with children. In this session, participants will:

  • Learn about brain development and how it pertains to language and literacy skills in infants and toddlers
  • Engage in language and literacy activities
  • Gain new activities they can implement in their
    programs

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

Lenguaje y alfabetización para los alumnos más pequeños @ Online
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Susan Stewart, YWCA Community Engagement Specialist

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

La lectura no es un conjunto de habilidades aisladas que los niños aprenden cuando van a la escuela. Aprender a leer es un proceso fluido que comienza al nacer. Las habilidades tempranas de lenguaje y lectoescritura se aprenden mejor a través de los momentos cotidianos con los niños. En esta sesión, los participantes:

  • aprender sobre el desarrollo del cerebro y cómo se relaciona con el lenguaje y las habilidades de alfabetización en bebés y niños pequeños
  • participar en actividades de lenguaje y alfabetización
  • obtener nuevas actividades que puedan implementar en sus programas

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

May
25
Tue
ECE Business Boot Camp: Marketing 101 @ Online
May 25 @ 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

May
26
Wed
Intimidación @ Online
May 26 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Presenter: Ana Sanchez, ITN Trainer

En este taller, aprenderá sobre el acoso directo e indirecto, las características de quienes intimidan y los que son acosados, así como las consecuencias del acoso. También discutiremos las señales de advertencia y la importancia de la participación de los adultos para terminar con el acoso escolar. También se tratará cómo hablar con los niños sobre el acoso escolar, cómo los
adultos pueden necesitar cambiar su forma de pensar sobre el acoso escolar y las estrategias de intervención que funcionan.

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

Jun
3
Thu
Fortaleciendo las habilidades de función ejecutiva en los niños @ Online
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Norma Duran, YWCA Bilingual Community Engagement Specialist 

¿Se ha preguntado alguna vez porque algunos niños tienen dificultad para seguir instrucciones o una secuencia de pasos, o tienen dificultad para cambiar el foco de atención de una actividad
a otra? Las habilidades de funciones ejecutivas eficientes son fundamentales y necesarias para todos los comportamientos humanos, para el éxito en la escuela, en el trabajo, y para la salud
física y mental. Los participantes aprenderán qué son, su importancia en el desarrollo del niño, y cómo pueden ayudar a los niños a fortalecer esas habilidades.

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

Jun
9
Wed
Protective Factors: Creating Positive Outcomes for Children & Families @ Online
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Learn about the protective factors and how to use them as a framework to strengthening families. We will consider the change process, understand how to use circles of support, learn ways to set and achieve goals, review problem solving strategies and think of family driven solutions all in an effort to change risk factors in to protective factors.

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