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March 10 - March 16
  • 10
    March 10, 2019
    No events
  • 11
    March 11, 2019

    Aces- Responding with Hope

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Fun and Fancy Free Learning Center Too
    1 14th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860, USA

    In early childhood, research on the biology of stress shows how major adversity, such as extreme poverty, abuse, or neglect can weaken developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert. Science also shows that providing stable, responsive, nurturing relationships in the earliest years of life can prevent or even reverse the damaging effects of early life stress, with lifelong benefits for learning, behavior, and health. Being aware of the impacts of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress on children and their families is the first step to promoting positive change. When early educators are informed about the science behind toxic stress and ACES they can effectively act as a buffer against the negative impacts and become a positive force in the lives of children.

    Cost: $24

  • 12
    March 12, 2019

    Program Management Essentials for Directors

    2:00 PM-5:00 PM
    Carriage House
    133 3rd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

    This course introduces providers to the statewide agencies and programs in Montana that support quality early care and education programs. The course also includes information on program quality. Topics include licensing requirements, child development, curriculum, environments, guidance, family partnerships and professionalism.

    This course is required for new directors within 90 days of a role change or appointment to director role.

    Cost: Free Event

    Early Childhood Essentials

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This course provides information to early childhood professionals regarding the Early Childhood system in MT. Early childhood practices that promote health, safety, professionalism and quality care and education are explained. Community resources to support early childhood professionals, families and children are presented.

    This course is required for all new staff within 90 days of employment.

    Cost: Free Event

  • 13
    March 13, 2019

    Child Care: More than Business as Usual

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Gateway Community Center
    1203 US-2, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

    The Strengthening Business Practices training series supports both center-based and family child care providers in their efforts to strengthen their knowledge in three key areas – fiscal management, marketing and staff recruitment and retention. These trainings reinforce the belief that sound business practices improve the sustainability of child care businesses which support program initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for children. Each of these training sessions provides foundational concepts around terminology, reporting, and processes.

     Gateway Community Center- South End Best Beginnings Conference Room
    1203 Highway 2 WestKalispell, MT 59904      Cost $80

  • 14
    March 14, 2019

    Plates and Play

    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    Gateway Community Center
    1203 US-2, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

    The second Thursday of each month for dining and play – created especially for families with children under the age of 8. “Bite” into a new play theme and meet other families with young children in our community. This event will focus on D-ICE: Fun with Math. Click here to see the flyer plates and play

    Located at the Gateway Community Center in the Gathering Room.

    Free family event

    Block Play in the Project Approach Way

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Participants will learn how to implement project approach into a “study” utilizing the block or building center in their program. We will take a look at current block area environments and alter the setting according to children’s interests around a child-led study. The content will be inquiry-based, using critical thinking skills, reflection, and various investigative approaches, and will connect to the Montana Early Learning Standards, as well as integrating engineering design principles. This 10 hour course will be broken down into a series of 3 classes. Participants will also be expected to implement a Building/ Block Project with-in their programs throughout the series, and document the project to share back with classmates in the final class.

    Cost: $80

  • 15
    March 15, 2019
    No events
  • 16
    March 16, 2019
    No events