Virtual

Workshops & Seminars

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.

Early Childhood

available as keynote, webinar or workshop

Working with Challenging Behavior

Learn numerous positive guidance strategies to help you get the behaviors you want and stop the behaviors you don’t. Identify proven prevention practices, collect effective communication techniques, and brainstorm tangible solutions to common challenges. Apply a process for addressing ongoing negative behaviors you experience in your home, teaching, or childcare environment.

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

(2-8 Hours)

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

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

CDA AreaIII: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Giving the Gifts:
Self-Esteem and
Self-Confidence

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 AreaIII: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Building Baby's
Brain Power

What you do matters! During the first sixteen months of life, adults set the groundwork for successful development. During this seminar, you will explore brain development basics, share strategies to promote optimal brain development, and list tips to increase communication skills for engaging and teaching infants.

MN ApprovedKCF I: Child Development

(2 Hours)

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

Promoting Self-Control Skills in Young Children 

2-HOUR

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 II.C

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

CDA Area

Social & Emotional Development (2 Hours)

Positive Discipline Techniques

2-HOUR

Hitting, biting, refusals, and meltdowns - what is an early childhood professional to do?! During this session, you will discover numerous positive discipline methods and communication strategies that really work to gain cooperation and address negative behaviors. Then, you will apply those strategies to a common challenge in your childcare environment.

4. Curriculum Implementation 

7. Behavioral Challenges  

8. Supporting Development (Social-Emotional, Language/Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, Physical Dev) 

MN Approved KCF II.C

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

CDA Area

Social & Emotional Development (2 Hours)

Taming Those Terrific Toddlers 

Gain insight into typical toddler development and learn what drives toddlers’ negative behaviors. Collect proven strategies to effectively redirect challenging behaviors and get toddlers to follow your directions. Unlock the secret world of toddlers and explore discipline and communication strategies that really work. You will increase your joy and decrease your stress while caring for these wonderful humans.

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

 

CDA AreaIII: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

You’ve Got Personality, Kid! Working with Difficult Temperament Traits to Ensure ALL Children Succeed

Do you care for a child who feels big emotions very loudly, has difficulty sitting still, or is very persistent? Each child has a unique temperament and some will need specific coaching and guidance to succeed. During this workshop, you will identify a child’s unique temperament trait makeup, discover common triggers, and learn strategies to work with the most difficult traits.

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

CDA AreaIII: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

From Timid to Tenacious!
Working with Infant and Toddler Temperament Traits

Some infants and toddlers are very easygoing while others are extremely feisty, emotional, or slow-to-warm. Each unique infant/toddler temperament will require individualized responses from adults in order to find success. During this training, you willexplore the nine temperament traits and identify ways to adapt care and provide a “good fit”, reduce stress, and increase positive outcomes while caring for infants or toddlers.

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

CDA AreaIII: Supporting social and emotional development (2 Hours)

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 ApprovedKCF II.C:II.B:  Promoting Cognitive Development (2 Hours)

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

Promoting Focus and
Self-Control Skills 
in Young Children 

4-HOUR

Gain insight into the development of the higher-level thinking skills needed to increase attention, impulse-control and self-regulation in young children. Explore hands-on, fun and interactive strategies that foster these “Executive Functions” and help children develop the skills needed to behave well, manage strong emotions, and focus during life’s many distractions. Learn evidence-based methods that build young children’s capacity to succeed both socially and academically in your care, in school, and in life.

MN Approved KCF II.C

II.A: Creating Positive Learning Experiences (2 Hours) 

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

CDA Area

Physical & Intellectual Development 

(2 Hours) 


Social & Emotional Development (2 Hours)

Effective Discipline Techniques for YOUR Childcare World

4-HOUR

It is easy to list effective guidance strategies – but much more difficult to actually apply those methods during difficult moments! Throughout this session, you will hear numerous positive discipline methods and communication strategies that work to gain cooperation and address negative behaviors. You will also get significant time to join other providers and problem-solve specific challenges you experience in your home or center environment.

4. Curriculum Implementation 

8. Supporting Development (Social-Emotional, Language/Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, Physical Dev) 

MN Approved KCF II.C

II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (4 Hours)

CDA Area

Social & Emotional Development (4 Hours)

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