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  • 04
    May 4, 2019

    CPR/ 1st Aid

    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Carriage House
    133 3rd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

    Hands-on CPR/AED/1st Aid training for adult, child and infant.

    Contact The Nurturing Center front desk to register for this course and pay.

    Cost: $50

  • 06
    May 6, 2019

    Early Childhood Rules and Regulations

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Polson Library
    2 1st Ave E, Polson, MT 59860, USA

    If you missed the last Provider Forum or if you are still a bit confused by the new licensing rules and regulations or any of the new changes through the state, this FREE event is for you! We are coming to your area to answer questions, and help you navigate the new waters of Early Childhood in our State. The first 2 hours of our forum, will include discussion on the new regulations that have had the greatest impact on facilities in our region, as well as a Q&A portion with representatives from: Provider Services/STARS, Best Beginnings, and a representative from licensing. The final hour will be reserved for Web assistance with your Registry accounts, or for anything else you might need. We will have computers available– bring any paperwork that you need uploaded into the ECP site.

    Cost: FREE

  • 07
    May 7, 2019

    Circle of Security

    6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    In order for children to experience enhanced learning it is important for infant, toddler, and preschool staff members to have an understanding of attachment theory. The goal of the COS-C approach is to make the theory of attachment accessible to early educators.
    The ten-hour curriculum designed for parents works equally well for teaching child care providers about attachment offering an understanding of the:
    • Reciprocal relationship between attachment and exploratory systems;
    • Secure, insecure and disorganized attachment;
    • The need to move from behavioral approaches to seeing problem behaviors as communication regarding attachment needs;
    • How to respond sensitively to children’s cues that indicate their attachment needs and understand miscues as insecure strategies that children use to hide their needs;
    • Ways for adults to manage their own defensiveness around certain attachment needs.
    Another component of COS-C is to help teachers assess their relationships with specific children and develop a plan to enhance the security of the relationship when needed (Zero to Three, 2017).

    Cost: $20.00

  • 07
    May 7, 2019

    Pyramid Model: Montana Blended Module 2

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This course will explore the second level of the Pyramid Model aimed at preventing challenging behavior. In Module 1 we learned about the importance of building positive relationships and designing supportive environments. This Module builds on what was learned in Module 1 by learning effective strategies, ideas and resources to teach children friendship skills, emotional literacy, development of empathy, impulse control and problem solving. Prerequisites: Introduction to the Pyramid Model (on and Pyramid Module 1.

  • 08
    May 8, 2019

    Professional Learning Community for Pre-K-Kindergarten Teachers Part 3

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The course is designed to provide a conduit between the early childhood preschool community and the public school teachers and administrators. Work will be done that supports the efforts of both entities to best support children with a successful transition between the two settings. The format will be a professional learning community with a facilitator who can lead content discussions and shared product creation.

    Cost: Free Event