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Bring an engaging, informative, and inspiring workshop to your next conference or meeting – live or virtual. Each multimedia training experience is specifically designed to decrease stress, increase success and enhance joy of those doing the critical work of educating and caring for young children.

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Encouraging Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood

Define emotional intelligence and identify typical emotional development milestones from birth to eight years old. Identify hands-on activities, books, and other resources to help build social and emotional skills. Learn emotion-coaching strategies to help children through difficult moments and maintain a supportive environment while you build children’s ability to self-regulate and manage big feelings.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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Decrease Stress, Enhance Joy, and Increase Your Success, Today!

Learn how to train your brain to stress less and enjoy more! Identify how stress impacts our brain, thinking, and responses to stressful situations. Discover practical methods to reduce stress, improve relationships, foster joy, and increase success both personally and professionally.

MN Approved KCF VI:

Professionalism (2-3 Hours)

CDA Area VI:

Professionalism (2-3 Hours)

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Building Healthy Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

Discover the important elements of fostering healthy self-esteem while building the self-confidence needed to take on challenges. Gain insight into the dark side of self-esteem and learn proven methods to ensure children not only feel good, but also do well. Explore methods to increase effective praise that builds the "can do" attitude needed to ensure future success. Label methods to increase problem-solving skills and promote a trusting and responsive relationship that will reduce challenging behaviors.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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Part 1: Working with Difficult Temperament Traits to Help All Children Succeed!

Identify strategies to reduce negative behaviors and successfully work with children with highly intense and highly persistence temperament traits. The reality is, some children are just born magically passionate and delightfully determined. Unfortunately, in early childhood groups, these traits can disrupt even the calmest setting. Explore common triggers that lead to the negative behaviors associated with these traits such as tantrums, aggression, power-struggles, and pushing your limits. Collect methods to help children learn to manage strong feelings, calm independently, and master the stressful moments they experience. The strategies you gain will help maintain a calm learning environment as well as teach the child the skills needed for future success!

MN Approved KCF II.C:

II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2-3 Hours)

CDA Area III:

Social & Emotional Development (2-3 Hours)

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Hitting, Kicking & Biting, OH MY! Top Tips to Prevent and Reduce Toddler Aggression

Identify common triggers for toddler aggression and learn techniques to reduce toddler aggressive behaviors. Explore hands-on methods that will teach toddlers the skills they need to express anger appropriately. Identify coaching tips for challenging toddler moments that will help toddlers cope with strong feelings. Gain methods that will reduce negative behaviors, increase calm and reduce stress for all in your care environment.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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Promoting Self-Control and Attention Skills in Young Children

Gain insight into the development of the higher-level thinking skills needed for impulse-control and self-regulation in young children. Explore strategies that foster these “Executive Functions” and help children develop the self-control needed to reduce negative behaviors and increase positive behaviors. Identify strategies that will build the child’s capacity to succeed both socially and academically in your care, in school, and in life.

MN Approved KCF I: Child Development and Learning (2 Hours)

CDA Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning (2 Hours)

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Part 2: Gain Gleeful Cooperation with Positive Communication Techniques That Work!

Gain numerous strategies to prevent challenging behaviors, reduce power struggles, and promote the behaviors you want in children age 3-8 years. Explore positive communication techniques that will minimize challenges and successfully redirect negative behaviors while building your relationship with the child. Utilize a positive behavior intervention cheat sheet as a support tool to collect and apply numerous strategies to a common challenge. Apply a process for addressing challenging behaviors using this useful positive behavior intervention support tool with others who care for young children.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development

(2-8 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2-8 Hours)

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Part 4: Five Helpful Positive Discipline Tools to Address Persistent Challenging Behaviors

Explore five positive discipline techniques and apply them to common challenges exhibited by children 3-8 years such as talking back, being mean to others, and not listening. Explore top tips for using logical consequences and breaks in a way that gains cooperation but also helps children learn to make better choices in the future and realize their great power to influence their own outcomes in a positive way. Apply a process for addressing negative behaviors as we collect ideas from participants and the presenter that will address the behavior while promoting peace and calm in your early childhood setting.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development

(2-8 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2-8 Hours)

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Taming Those Terrific Toddlers 2: Setting Effective Limits and Getting Toddlers to Follow Them

Learn an easy, four-step process to get toddlers to follow your directions. Evaluate which limits are realistic for toddlers and identify the culprits that fuel toddler battles. Identify top tips for setting effective limits with toddlers and gain hands-on tools to teach those limits. Gain constructive communication techniques that really work with toddlers to get them to stop certain behaviors and start others. Problem-solve a common toddler challenge and gain insight into preventing negative behaviors.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

 

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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From “SCREECH” to “More Please”:  Fostering Communication Skills in Infants and Toddlers

Gain insight into how infants and toddlers develop the critical language skills needed to avoid screaming, throwing food, and other negative behaviors. Learn typical developmental expectations for expressive and receptive language the first two years and explore the tremendous difference adults can make in this advancement. Investigate books that build social emotional skills in tandem with literacy. Collect effective techniques to promote the useful infant and toddler verbal and nonverbal language skills that will help toddlers turn those ear-shattering screams into useful phrases and gestures.

MN Approved KCF II.B:  Promoting Cognitive Development (2 Hours)

CDA Area II: Physical & Intellectual Development (2 Hours)

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Collaborating with Families Part 1: It’s All About Relationships

Learn strategies to build a rewarding relationship with families that will ensure they remain open to your feedback and stay committed to working together through challenges and concerns. The reality is, working with others to educate and care for young children can be difficult, especially when families show up distracted and stressed, don't check in, linger at goodbye time, or do not follow program rules or guidelines. Collect easy-to-apply communication techniques to increase the rewards you experience in your work as you foster bonded connections that last amidst difficulties and help weather the inevitable challenges that come up.

MN Approved KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours)

CDA Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours)

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Collaborating with Families Part 3: Navigating Cultural Dynamics, and Differences in Caregiving Practices

Learn a process to collaboratively and comfortably resolve conflicts and caregiving differences that inevitably come up when sharing the care and education of young children. The way adults educate and provide care for children is driven by personal goals, values, and culture. Explore how cultural differences and opposing values can fuel conflict. Discover methods to address issues that come up, work through differences, and set boundaries in a way that empowers parents and leaves all parties feelings respected and valued. Increase the likelihood families will be on your team through difficult discussions and differences in child-rearing approaches and ensure success for your program and the families you work with.

MN Approved KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours)

CDA Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours)

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Building the Social-Emotional Intelligence Needed to Empathize, Perspective-Take, and Get Along Well with Others

Explore children’s social-emotional development in the context of relationships from birth to age eight. Identify strategies to promote emotional intelligence in relationships, including children’s capacity to identify other’s feelings, discern emotional cues, show understanding and empathy, and use helpful responses when experiences conflicts. Gain methods to develop caring and compassionate children who can both tune into what others are feeling and know what to do about it. The tools learned will help the young children you care for build friendships, problem-solve, and build healthy relationships with others.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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Finding Joy: Increase your joy factor & crush barriers to experience the genuine happiness you deserve!

Learn about the science of joy and label the roadblocks that may be stealing your joy. Caring for and educating young children is intense emotional labor and can easily lead to exhaustion, burn out, and even bad health. Taking care of yourself will be critical for you to be your best and enjoy your important work. Gain methods to crush the obstacles and set personal boundaries for yourself and others. Celebrate and recognize your unique gifts and the critical role you have in shaping our next generation. Explore methods to help you cultivate authentic joy and feel inspired in your work.

MN Approved KCF VI:

Professionalism (2 Hours)

CDA Area VI:

Professionalism (2 Hours)

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Promote Self-Confidence & Better Behavior through Increased Responsibility

Identify four proven methods to build important self-confidence and a “can do” attitude in young children. Explore what chores and self-care you can expect of children age 2-8 years and discover ways to build young children’s ability to complete chores successfully. Collect tools to increase responsibility and gain cooperation without bribery, nagging, or threats. Through these real-life strategies, you will avoid overindulgence, decrease power struggles, and increase positive behavior in the children you care for.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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Part 2: Working with Feisty and Tenacious Temperament Traits

Identify strategies to reduce negative behaviors and successfully work with children with highly intense and highly persistence temperament traits. The reality is, some children are just born magically passionate and delightfully determined. Unfortunately, in early childhood groups, these traits can disrupt even the calmest setting. Explore common triggers that lead to the negative behaviors associated with these traits such as tantrums, aggression, power-struggles, and pushing your limits. Collect methods to help children learn to manage strong feelings, calm independently, and master the stressful moments they experience.

MN Approved KCF II.C

II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2-3 Hours)

CDA Area III:

Social & Emotional Development (2-3 Hours)

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Tips, Tools, and Activities to Promote Children's Self-Control & Attention Skills

Gain insight into the development of the critical higher-level thinking skills known as “Executive Functions,” including impulse control, memory, and the child’s ability to focus on a task. Explore evidence-based methods, hands-on tools, fun activities, and games you can implement in your educational setting to encourage the development of these important life skills. Discover strategies to help young children improve self-discipline and develop the attention skills needed to behave well. Apply the strategies learned to a specific common challenging behavior you experience.

MN Approved KCF I: Child Development and Learning (2 Hours)

CDA Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning (2 Hours)

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Part 1: Prevent Challenging Behaviors by Diminishing the Fuel that is Igniting the Fires

Learn how typical developmental patterns, stress, temperament, sleep, and the environment impact children’s behavior and fuel negative behaviors. Utilize a positive behavior intervention cheat sheet as a support tool to collect and apply numerous strategies to prevent challenges from occurring. Obtain hands-on teaching tools that will help smooth transitions, build in positive routines, and promote the development of skills the child needs in order to behave well.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development

(2-8 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2-8 Hours)

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Part 3: Five Powerful Techniques to Successfully Redirect Challenging Behaviors When They Occur

Explore caregiving approaches that promote respectful behavior, reduce challenging behaviors, and help maintain your valuable connection with children 3-8 years. Identify five helpful strategies for addressing persistent challenging behaviors when they occur, redirect negative behavior, and increase positive behavior. The tools learned will take the drama out of discipline, ensure cooperation, and gain compliance in early childhood settings.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development

(2-8 Hours)

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2-8 Hours)

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Taming Those Terrific Toddlers 1: Why do they DO that?!

Identify social and emotional milestones for children 10-months to 3-years old. Explore the link between toddler’s challenging behaviors and toddler development. Delve deeper into what drives toddlers’ negative behaviors while you gain insight into their cognitive capabilities. Discover three top tips to promote optimal development and growth and get answers to your toddler develop questions. Problem-solve a common toddler challenge and gain insight into preventing negative behaviors.

MN Approved KCF I: Child Development (2 Hours)

 

CDA Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning (2 Hours)

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Taming Those Terrific Toddlers 3: Positive Guidance Strategies for Persistent Toddler Challenges

Explore eight effective toddler guidance strategies you can use when all your prevention and positive communication attempts are still not working. Explore methods to address specific challenging behaviors. Apply the strategies learned, with others who care for young children, as you problem-solve common persistent negative behaviors such as throwing, kicking, climbing, and taking toys, and refusing to listen.

MN Approved KCF II.C: Promoting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

 

CDA Area III: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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Building Baby’s Brain Power - Caregiving Strategies That Help All Infants Blossom

Gain methods to help infants construct the brain pathways needed to thrive. Explore the amazing things infants are observing and learning about the world around them. Identify caregiving strategies that promote optimal growth and development through sensitive and responsive care. Collect methods to foster trust with helpful routines that reduce upset and promote the infant’s ability to soothe and calm. Watch interesting videos and identify what adults can do to increase communication skills and engage infants in meaningful ways.

MN Approved KCF I: Child Development

(2 Hours)

CDA Area VIII: Principles of Child Growth & Development (2 Hours)

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Collaborating with Families Part 2: Communicating Concerns and Challenges

Gain strategies to effectively and comfortably discuss concerns and challenging behaviors with families. Collect methods to set the stage for these conversations before concerns arise. Identify tips and specific helpful language that will turn these potentially awkward or tense conversations into comfortable and collaborative discussions. Apply the tools learned to common real-life scenarios. You will increase your confidence and ease with having sensitive conversations and ensure the discussions keep others open to your insight, increase family buy-in, and help maintain your important relationship with families.

MN Approved KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours)

CDA Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours)

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