- 03February 3, 2020https://nurturingcenter.org/event/pyramid-model-montana-blended-module-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/Fun and Fancy Free Learning Center Too1 14th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860, USA
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 childcaretraining.org) and Pyramid Module 1.
- 03February 3, 2020https://www.mtecp.org/registry/register.aspx?evid=509844Flathead Valley Community College, Early Childhood Center (FVCC ECC)715 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA
Excellence in early childhood education programs is built on a workforce that promotes continuous program improvement, and ongoing professional development is crucial to this process. Montana Child Care Licensing regulations require that individuals hired to work in licensed or registered program complete Orientation training within a specified time frame upon hire, as well as a health & safety review course every 3 years after completing all required Orientation courses. Upon completion of this course, individuals will meet Child Care Licensing rule 37.95.162 (6) Child Care Facilities: Required Annual Training.
Register here: https://www.mtecp.org/registry/register.aspx?evid=509137
- 06February 6, 2020https://www.mtecp.org/registry/register.aspx?evid=509862Flathead Valley Community College, Early Childhood Center (FVCC ECC)715 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA
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).
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- 12February 12, 2020https://nurturingcenter.org/event/program-management-essentials-for-directors-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/Kootenai Valley Head Start263 Indian Head Rd, Libby, MT 59923, 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 hire or role change.