Feb
24
Wed
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Module 2 – Group Care @ Online
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a hybrid training. Participants must complete the sessions on 2/24 and 2/27 to receive credit.

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.

Module 2: Group Care
Group Care introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships and mental health in the group care setting. An overview of Module 2 explores the ideas of primary care, well-designed learning environments, positive impact of responsive caregiving routines, 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, culturally responsive care, and inclusive care of children with special needs prove the foundation for high quality infant/toddler care. By completing this module, participants will have the tools to use primary care in their home or classroom, make engaging environments, assist children in daily routines, and individualize care for all children.

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

Feb
25
Thu
Hacer algo de la nada: piezas sueltas @ Online
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Presenter: Whitney Bieber, YWCA Quality Specialist & ITN Trainer

Esta formación inspira el juego en los niños pequeños que utilizan piezas sueltas. La emoción es contagiosa y se transmite a los niños, llevar estos materiales a su entorno puede ser trascendental. Los participantes aprenderán la metodología detrás de Loose Parts y brindarán una amplia gama de oportunidades para incorporar materiales de aprendizaje naturales y no tradicionales en el entorno de aprendizaje.

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

Making Something Out of Nothing: Loose Parts @ Online
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presenter: Whitney Bieber, YWCA Quality Specialist & ITN Trainer

This training inspires play in young children using loose parts. Excitement is contagious and it’s transmitted to the children, bringing these materials into your setting can be momentous. Participants will learn the methodology behind loose parts and provide a wide range of opportunities for incorporating nontraditional and natural learning materials into the learning environment.

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

Feb
27
Sat
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Module 2 – Group Care @ Online
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is a hybrid training. Participants must complete the sessions on 2/24 and 2/27 to receive credit.

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.

Module 2: Group Care
Group Care introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships and mental health in the group care setting. An overview of Module 2 explores the ideas of primary care, well-designed learning environments, positive impact of responsive caregiving routines, 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, culturally responsive care, and inclusive care of children with special needs prove the foundation for high quality infant/toddler care. By completing this module, participants will have the tools to use primary care in their home or classroom, make engaging environments, assist children in daily routines, and individualize care for all children.

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

Mar
2
Tue
Trastorno del Espectro Autista (TEA): Principales Características para Identificarlo dentro del Salón de Clase @ Online
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Presenter: Julieta Aguilera, YWCA PI Lead Teacher

Los trastornos del Espectro Autismo (TEA), comprenden una serie de interacciones, que afectan a la interacción social, el comportamiento y la comunicación en los niños. En este entrenamiento podrás detectar los primeros indicadores del Autismo, así como la importancia de apoyar, orientar a padres de familia y maestros en el proceso de adaptación para generar un clima de confianza dentro hogar y la escuela.

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

Mar
4
Thu
¿Es sensorial o conductual? Comprensión y creación de apoyos para las necesidades de procesamiento sensorial en su salón de clase @ Online
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Susan Mrazek, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

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

¿Hay algún niño a su cuidado que le muestre que a veces necesito…empujar o patear a mis amigos … taparme los oídos con las manos … jugar duro y romper cosas … O no me gustan las etiquetas / el como se siente mi ropa?

Si les suena familiar, es importante comprender el sistema de procesamiento sensorial de los niños pequeños y cómo puede afectar el comportamiento. Todos tenemos necesidades sensoriales y podemos sentirnos incómodos cuando estamos abrumados en nuestros sentidos, así como sentirnos letárgicos cuando no hay suficiente estimulación. Esta capacitación puede ayudar a identificar sus propias necesidades sensoriales, así como las de los niños bajo su cuidado. En este entrenamiento, definiremos el procesamiento sensorial y las necesidades sensoriales. Los participantes discutirán formas de apoyar a los niños que muestran desafíos sensoriales en su salón de clases.

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

Is it Sensory or Behavior? Understanding & Building Supports for Sensory Processing Needs in Your Classroom @ Online
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Susan Mrazek, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Is there a child in your care who shows you that Sometimes I need to…push or kick my friends…cover my ears with my hands…play rough and break things…OR I don’t like tags/the way my clothes feel?

If any of these sound familiar, it is important to understand the sensory processing system for young children and how it can affect behavior. We all have sensory needs and can feel
uncomfortable when we are overwhelmed in our senses, as well as feel lethargic when there is not enough stimulation. This training can help to identify your own sensory needs as well as those of children in your care. In this training, we will define sensory processing and sensory needs. Participants will discuss ways to support children showing sensory challenges in their classroom.

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

Mar
5
Fri
First Things First-The Impact of Homelessness in Early Childhood @ Online
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
First Things First-The Impact of Homelessness in Early Childhood @ Online

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Strong Families Program, The North Cook Regional Office of Education and the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County will be bringing together local professionals to learn and brainstorm how we as a community can further address the issue of homelessness as it relates to early childhood.

This virtual event is ideal for those in the early childhood field, teachers and educators, home visiting staff, homeless service providers, mental health professionals, McKinney Vento liaisons and other professionals from nonprofit and education sectors. We hope to bring various community partners together in order to enrich the discussion.

For any questions or for more information contact Family Services Manager, Margaret Chen, at margaret.chen@ywcachicago.org or (630)251-2293.

Mar
9
Tue
Elementos Básicos de Desarrollo Infantil, Salud, y Seguridad @ Online
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Presenter: 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**

REQUERIDO asistir a las 2 SESIONES para recibir el certificado

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

Mar
11
Thu
What is CCAP? @ Online
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Joshua Cazar, YWCA Parent Educator

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures including: the application process, provider
qualifications, payment processing, and parent co-payments. The CCAP is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

** Training Meets CCAP Requirements**

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