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Professionals working with young children explore the prison pipeline and the work of Walter Gilliam. Examine how children who have experienced trauma and are at risk. Identify ways to prevent expulsion from early learning environments, which leads to better success in school and life.


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Have you been putting off writing that will? Are you confused about trusts and estate planning? Speak with our expert and let them help you navigate this important responsibility.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Greenwood Seminar (102)
Does upgrading your bathroom always make your home more valuable for resale? Will granite countertops look nice, but not deserve a higher asking price? Discover options on wisely choosing which home improvements you invest in.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, Greenwood Seminar (102)
Are you preparing to make that 'big step' and buy your first home? What are the differences between loans? How much can you afford? Let's talk about it and remove the guesswork from these big questions.


Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, Greenwood Seminar (102)
The arrangement of the physical environment is a vital part of any program. Gather ideas for helping staff use the arrangement of space and materials to meet the developmental needs of young children.


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Learn ways to set up and organize your space, both indoors and out, to meet the needs of the children in your care.


August 30, 2021 to September 5, 2021, Online
Learn specific visual strategies and communications systems designed to help caregivers support children with Autism.


August 23-30, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
Improve your ability to help care for and educate young children with Autism as you concentrate on learning specific behavior and guidance strategies.


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Children with special needs often display behaviors that appear inappropriate and disruptive. Learn specific strategies to guide children toward a more appropriate response.


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The impact of trauma and toxic stress occurs in the context of our relationships with others and our environment. Adversities in childhood affect brain development and neural network connections. Examine Adverse Childhood Experiences and how these experiences may be considered trauma.  Review the F.A.N. Framework to focus on working with young children and families and building strengths and protective factors in those families to help mitigate trauma's effects on development.


October 26-28, 2021, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
Discuss the challenges commonly faced when supervising others. Gather ideas for managing friends, family, men, women, and a variety of generations in the workplace.


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Providing child care for mixed age groups can be a great challenge. Planning and organization can be the key to having an effective and appropriate program for children of various ages. Includes DIY classroom ideas.


September 27, 2021 to October 3, 2021, Online
Promote good health and nutrition, prevent illness, reduce injuries, arrange materials and space, and establish routines in the early childhood environment for learning, exploration, and play. Books required.


July 13, 2021 to August 5, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Electronic Lab (F205)
October 25, 2021 to December 6, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Classroom (A216)
Focus on the development of children's social skills, empathy, and respect for others through the use of positive guidance techniques and prevention of behavior problems. Discover the relationship between guidance methods and children's individuality, personality, and developmental needs. Books required.


June 28, 2021 to August 8, 2021, Online
August 17, 2021 to September 23, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Electronic Lab (F205)
August 30, 2021 to October 11, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Electronic Lab (F205)
Study developmentally appropriate equipment, activities, and methods to promote the physical and cognitive development of children. Discover how to incorporate music, art, literature, writing, and block play into daily activities while encouraging creativity and problem-solving. Language development and communication are also featured. Books required.


July 12, 2021 to August 18, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Classroom (A216)
August 16, 2021 to September 26, 2021, Online
October 5, 2021 to November 16, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Electronic Lab (F205)
October 25, 2021 to December 6, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, TBA
Focus on the management of resources, organization strategies, communication, planning, record keeping, ethical practices, and working cooperatively with others. Explore the importance of participating in professional development and advocacy activities. Books required.


August 30, 2021 to October 11, 2021, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Classroom (A216)
What is Autism? Explore ways to provide developmentally appropriate care and education techniques for working with young children with Autism.


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Children with Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID), have trouble organizing information coming in through their senses. Explore the characteristics of children with sensory processing issues and examine strategies for assisting these children in the early childhood setting.


October 4-11, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
Become familiar with factors influencing speech and language development and discover ways to support children with special needs as they develop communication skills.


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Young children are often seen as defiant when they are tired, hungry, or upset. However, there are a growing number of children who exhibit defiant behaviors at other times and more frequently. You will learn the symptoms, causes, and classroom strategies for helping young children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.


November 15-22, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
Young children who display gifts or talents in particular areas benefit from having responsive caregivers who can meet their needs in the child care setting. Discover ways to identify each child's gifts and talents and to individualize curriculum for students in the early childhood setting.


September 13-20, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
Discuss the guidelines of a developmentally appropriate program and examine excellence in the administration of an early learning program.


September 2-9, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
Focus on the development of child brain development within the context of family, environment, and culture as well as infant mental health. Explore attachment, the importance of nurturing relationships, as well as how child and parents' individuality, personality, and temperament impact growth.


September 21-23, 2021, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 11 (1423)
Professionals working with young children explore their cultural awareness and how concepts such as marginalization and implicit bias impact their work. Learn strategies to embed empathy and acceptance while working with children and families.


Thursday, November 4, 2021, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
Do you communicate effectively with your staff? Discover practical ways to communicate and connect with the families of children in your childcare setting.


September 13-19, 2021, Online
Help staff grow in their commitment to your program and the field of early childhood education by encouraging professional attitudes and behaviors. Provide your staff with the knowledge and assistance they need to provide the best possible experiences for children and families.


October 4-10, 2021, Online
Explore the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct while considering how this position statement impacts the actions of both you and your staff.


August 5-12, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
Share information and connect with the families of children with special needs.


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As a small business owner, you should have contracts and policies in place that help you communicate with families. Explore the components of effective contracts and policies, as well as the pitfalls to avoid.


December 6-12, 2021, Online
Gather ideas for simple and inexpensive marketing techniques that will help attract families to your program. Ideas for communicating with existing families and getting them involved will also be shared.


November 15-21, 2021, Online
Interested in homeschooling your child? This seminar lays the foundation for what you need to know according to Oklahoma law for homeschool associations and how to access resources in your community.


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Become familiar with ways to include children with special needs in the child care setting. Identify the definition of special needs, learn about guidelines for working with children with disabilities, and gather ideas for making adaptations to curriculum, activities, materials, and equipment.


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Discover information about newborn and infant crying patterns, inconsolable crying (The Period of PURPLE Crying'), soothing techniques, and strategies to prevent Abusive Head Trauma and Shaken Baby Syndrome.


Thursday, September 9, 2021, 06:30pm - 08:30pm, Meeting Room (3222)
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 06:30pm - 08:30pm, Meeting Room (3222)
Designed for center administrators to discover how to help staff use an evidence-based framework to address children's social and emotional development and challenging behavior.


November 29, 2021 to December 5, 2021, Online
This online test through the Oklahoma Family Resource Coalition's Child & Parenting Specialist credential is essential for prevention education programs designed for well-functioning families with typical parent/child issues and families who are experiencing moderate to severe family stressors (i.e., child abuse, family disruption, children with special needs, etc.).


August 23, 2021 to December 17, 2021, Online
Increase your awareness of services offered for parents and caregivers with special needs children by attending this On the Road seminar. Provides information and resources for professionals, parents, and caregivers to assist in navigating the complex healthcare system.


Thursday, September 9, 2021, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 28 (2426)
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 29 (2427)
Discover how to open your family child care, including balancing time and money, regulatory entities, and resources.


October 11-17, 2021, Online
As you look at houses, they might all start to look the same. What clues should you look for in a great value, and which ones indicate a more significant, costly issue? Let our expert give you some great tips!


Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, Council Oak Seminar (103)
Science experiments aren't for scientists. They are fun for everybody, and that includes you and the children in your program. Be ready to be amazed at how easy it is to use ordinary material in extraordinary ways! Ideas shared are appropriate for pre-k and elementary students.


September 1-8, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, S.T.E.M Classroom (F203)
Our expert has some tips, gadgets, and common-sense strategies to deter a break-in or theft at your home.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, Greenwood Seminar (102)
Communication includes our own professional bias, emotion, knowledge of child development, and culture. Review types of communication, how to effectively communicate with families and involve them in the process, and reflect on their ability to be self-regulated and "present" in their interactions. A simulation with HARUV allows practicing communication techniques. It provides a safe atmosphere for discussion and reflection on professional skills that empower families through values and a strengths-based approach.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 08:00am - 02:00pm, Contact Your Company for Site Address
Increased attention to early learning outcomes has emphasized the importance of screening and assessing infants and early childhood programs and services. Flexibility with procedures for gathering information for observation skills and screening/assessments are critical for professionals to understand the family and cultural context where children are embedded. A simulation with HARUV allows you to practice using a screening tool and provide a safe atmosphere to reflect on your own implicit bias and culture as it impacts this process.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 08:00am - 02:00pm, Contact Your Company for Site Address
Required by Oklahoma State Department of Education for all Special Education Paraprofessionals, content focuses on skills and topics important for success as Special Education Paraprofessionals. Book included.


September 20-23, 2021, 08:00am - 03:00pm, TBA
November 8-11, 2021, 08:00am - 03:00pm, TBA
Acquire strategies for supporting both home language development and English language learning while collecting ideas for literacy materials, props, and ways to meet the needs of English language learners.


October 27, 2021 to November 3, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, S.T.E.M Classroom (F203)
Become more comfortable in the job of Child Care Center Director by discovering key elements of a center director's job. Identify strategies for making the job more enjoyable while becoming a more effective leader.


September 30, 2021 to October 7, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 29 (2427)
Bring your staff together for this fun-filled, activity-rich training course that demonstrates the importance of the 3 C's: Communication, Cooperation, and Common Purpose.


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Learn how to effectively manage your resources, as well as those of your childcare center. Explore the topics of budgeting, fundraising, collecting fees, delegating responsibilities, dealing with paper piles, and much more.


November 1-7, 2021, Online
Current brain research demonstrates children who have been exposed to traumatic events have changed brain architecture. Professionals who work with young children who have experienced trauma and toxic stress will gain a broader understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and strategies to mitigate risks and better support children.


Thursday, October 7, 2021, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
How do you make meetings and trainings for your staff more fun and meaningful? Discover inexpensive ways to encourage and motivate your employees.


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Looking for the right opportunity to expand your profession knowledge and skillset? Expand your strategies for supporting behavior management of special need students and occupational updates.


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You will be introduced to the concept of anxiety disorders and developmentally typical anxiety. Discuss the three major anxiety types seen in young children, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Signs and symptoms for each sub-type and strategies for helping children will be shared.


October 25, 2021 to November 1, 2021, 06:45pm - 09:15pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
Young children are naturally energetic, but why are some children highly active? Discover reasons for high activity levels, and what you can do to help guide and support children who consistently exhibit impulsive, distracted behaviors.


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