Sign language is an effective tool to help infants and toddlers communicate their wants and needs. It can also help facilitate the acquisition of verbal communication later on (and help prevent some challenging behavior). Join me to learn the basics of teaching sign language to infants and toddlers and some of the most common signs that you may use!
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.
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
This book club introduces ‘Free to Learn’ by Dr. Peter Gray. In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today’s constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Free to Learn suggests that it’s time to stop asking what’s wrong with our children, and start asking what’s wrong with the system. It shows how we can act ‐‐ both as parents and as members of society ‐‐ to improve children’s lives and to promote their happiness and learning. During this book club we will ask thought provoking questions and discuss what we can take from this theory to incorporate into your programs.
COST: $40.00, book is provided
March 26th (6:00‐7:30pm)
April 9th (6:00‐7:30pm)
April 23rd (6:00‐8:00)