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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 are at risk. Identify ways to prevent expulsion from early learning environments, which leads to better success in school and life.


Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
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, February 28, 2023, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Greenwood Seminar (102)
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 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, April 11, 2023, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, Greenwood Seminar (102)
The Alternative Education office is hosting our annual spring regional meetings in person! We will be discussing professional development, evaluation and program visits, legislation and rules, and other questions or concerns you may have at that time.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 09:00am - 03:00pm, Training Room 27 (2425)
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, March 28, 2023, 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.


April 3-9, 2023, Online
Learn ways to set up and organize your space, both indoors and out, to meet the needs of the children in your care.


May 8-14, 2023, Online
Creative art activities help children develop a variety of important skills, including cognitive, physical, social-emotional, and language. Utilize a variety of fresh, creative art activities to engage children and enrich your curriculum. Bring a pair of scissors.


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Gather ideas for using assessments to enhance learning in your early childhood setting. Discuss how to use observations to create developmentally appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers.


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Learn specific visual strategies and communications systems designed to help caregivers support children with Autism.


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Improve your ability to help care for and educate young children with Autism as you concentrate on learning specific behavior and guidance strategies.


July 10-17, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
Children with special needs often display behaviors that appear inappropriate and disruptive. Learn specific strategies to guide children toward a more appropriate response.


February 27, 2023 to March 6, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
Spending time outdoors is a valuable experience for even the youngest children. Gather ideas for making outside time one of learning, enjoyment, and exploration.


April 3-9, 2023, Online
Reading books with children is important, but so much more can be done to encourage and enhance early literacy and language skills. Gather ideas for literacy activities for a variety of ages, including literacy games, child-made books, and writing activities.


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Books aren't just for story time anymore! Discover creative ways to incorporate seasonal children's books into various interest centers and throughout all areas of learning and development.


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Part three of a three-class series discusses the impact of trauma and toxic stress and how it affects the context of our relationships with others and our environment. Examine adverse childhood experiences and how these experiences may affect brain development and neural network connections. Review the F.A.N. Framework to focus on working with young children and families and discover how to build strengths and protective factors in those families to help mitigate the effects that trauma can have on development. Must enroll in all three classes at once; select Infant Mental Health Series class to make your payment and then enroll in additional 3 classes.


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Discuss the challenges commonly faced when supervising others. Gather ideas for managing friends, family, men, women, and a variety of generations in the workplace.


June 5-11, 2023, Online
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.


June 5-11, 2023, 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.


March 20, 2023 to April 30, 2023, Online
March 20, 2023 to April 26, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Classroom (A216)
July 11, 2023 to August 24, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Training Room 11 (1423)
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.


January 17, 2023 to February 23, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Training Room 11 (1423)
May 8, 2023 to June 18, 2023, Online
May 8, 2023 to June 21, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Classroom (A216)
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.


March 7, 2023 to April 20, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Training Room 11 (1423)
July 10, 2023 to August 20, 2023, Online
July 10, 2023 to August 23, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Classroom (A216)
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.


January 23, 2023 to March 5, 2023, Online
May 2, 2023 to June 8, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:30pm, Training Room 11 (1423)
What is Autism? Explore ways to provide developmentally appropriate care and education techniques for working with young children with Autism.


June 5-12, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
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.


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Become familiar with factors influencing speech and language development and discover ways to support children with special needs as they develop communication skills.


April 24, 2023 to May 1, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
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.


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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.


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Discuss the importance of creativity in infant and toddler development. Explore ideas for early art activities and other ways to encourage creativity throughout your early learning environment.


January 30, 2023 to February 5, 2023, Online
Discuss the guidelines of a developmentally appropriate program and examine excellence in the administration of an early learning program.


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Part one of a three-class series designed to give multidisciplinary professionals an understanding of infant mental health. Focuses on child brain development within the context of family, environment, and culture, as well as infant mental health. Explore attachments, the importance of nurturing relationships, and how child and parents' individuality, personality, and temperament impact growth. Must enroll in all three classes at once; select Infant Mental Health Series class to make your payment and then enroll in additional 3 classes.


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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.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
The classroom environment can be a powerful teaching tool. Gather ideas for creating a look and feel for your classroom that promotes learning and positive behavior.


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Do you communicate effectively with your staff? Discover practical ways to communicate and connect with the families of children in your childcare setting.


January 30, 2023 to February 5, 2023, 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.


May 8-14, 2023, Online
Regional Youth Works Methods (YMW) Trainings for ESSER grantees.?You will benefit from two, full YWM training topics. Grantees are encouraged to bring as many team members as possible to this professional development opportunity.


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Explore the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct while considering how this position statement impacts the actions of both you and your staff.


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Explore the topic of ethics, values, and professionalism in early childhood education. Examine the National Association's Code of Ethics while considering how this position statement impacts your actions as an early childhood educator.


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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.


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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.


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Wanting to foster an animal? Come discover what multiple local agencies have to say about the process and get all your questions answered.


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You will need your bug spray for all the bugs you will BEE around in this exciting class. Gather a variety of ideas for insect-themed activities to use throughout the curriculum. You supply scissors, markers, and glue.


February 22, 2023 to March 1, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 28 (2426)
Do you work in the early childhood industry and see the struggles that families face regarding service provisions? Do you want to share about positive changes that could be made? This listening session will facilitate discussions related to funding, advocacy, services, professional development barriers, and other industry specific issues in your community. Brought to you by Tulsa Tech, OKAIMH, and The Parent Child Center of Tulsa.


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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.


March 27, 2023 to April 3, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
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, February 2, 2023, 06:30pm - 08:30pm, Training Room 29 (2427)
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 06:30pm - 08:30pm, Training Room 29 (2427)
A three-class series designed to give multidisciplinary professionals an understanding of infant mental health development. Must enroll in all three classes at once. No refunds issued after 10/2.


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Explore strategies for encouraging meaningful interactions and gather tips for creating a successful infant toddler environment.


June 5-11, 2023, Online
Discover ways to foster good communication with the families of infants and toddlers. Discuss ways to incorporate information shared by families into the early learning setting.


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Explore ways to promote the importance of play investigations for young children. Identify ways to present children's research projects and findings to parents, co-teachers, and administrators. Bring a spiral notebook to the first night of class.


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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.


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Lesson plans are an important component of any high-quality early learning environment. Review the components of successful lesson plans and discover available resources and creative ideas geared towards young children.


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Interest centers can increase learning while reducing behavior issues in your early learning environment. Explore strategies for encouraging meaningful play opportunities and gather tips and tools for setting up successful interest areas for a variety of ages.


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Interest centers can increase learning while reducing behavior issues in your early learning environment. Explore strategies for encouraging meaningful play opportunities and gather tips and tools for setting up successful interest areas for a variety of ages.


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Are you eager to learn about your Medicare enrollment options? This informative class will teach you about your options and help you make wise choices for your future.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 02:00pm - 04:00pm, Meeting Room (3223)
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 02:00pm - 04:00pm, Meeting Room (3223)
Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 02:00pm - 04:00pm, Meeting Room (3223)
Music and movement can help children learn and grow. Discover creative ways to include music and movement in your school-age program.


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Explore the science behind trauma and its impact on the brain and how to help individuals, families, and communities thrive by learning to put interventions into place. Uncover ways to mitigate the accumulation of ACEs by educating people about trauma and empowering them to use resilience strategies to foster healing. Brought to you by Tulsa Tech and the Potts Family Foundation.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 06:30pm - 08:30pm, Training Room 28 (2426)
Dr. Hellman is the author of "Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life." The Science and Power of Hope is a research theory based on the importance of hope in determining resiliency in the lives of children and families impacted by trauma.


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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.).


January 9, 2023 to June 30, 2023, Online
July 3, 2023 to December 11, 2023, Online
Endorsement® provides a set of competencies for professional development in the infant and family field. Endorsement® assures that persons providing culturally sensitive, relationship-focused services promoting infant mental health meet standards that are approved by a highly recognized professional organization for the discipline of infant mental health. Endorsement® recognizes the importance of continuing education and training for professionals in the infant and family field. Those who earn the Endorsement® demonstrate their commitment to this principle as they provide services that promote infant mental health with a high level of quality and integrity.


January 23, 2023 to June 30, 2023, 08:30am - 01:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
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, February 2, 2023, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 06:00pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
Discover how to open your family child care, including balancing time and money, regulatory entities, and resources.


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How do you plan for a successful day with infants and toddlers? Discover ways to plan developmentally appropriate days and create effective schedules and routines for your learning environment.


February 27, 2023 to March 5, 2023, Online
Explore ways to communicate with others and positively handle conflict among staff and children in the early childhood setting. Techniques shared include the use of assertive language, positive attitudes, and the negotiation process while encouraging the development of strong communication skills in young children.


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Explore what it means to create a foundation for positive social interactions during infancy. Discuss factors that influence behavior and review tips for handling difficult toddler behaviors.


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Understand the warning signs of child abuse and neglect, state regulations, and processes for reporting. Strategies for preventing abuse, supporting families, and keeping children safe will be explored and discussed.


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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, April 4, 2023, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, Greenwood Seminar (102)
Licensed Real Estate professionals take you through the entire home-buying process from start to finish. This session features information on finding and closing on a home presented by top licensed Real Estate, Licensed Mortgage Banker, Home Inspection, and Title Company representatives.


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Examine the value of relationships in the infant and toddler early learning setting, while discussing the importance of secure attachments.


May 8-14, 2023, Online
Photos are an important addition to any early childhood setting as they can be used to individualize and personalize concepts and activities, make abstract concepts real to children, and support all areas of the curriculum. Join us as we explore many ways to enrich children's learning experiences with photos.


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Come explore the hows and whys of cooperative games for preschool and school-age children. You will have the opportunity to ACTIVELY participate while learning a variety of age-appropriate cooperative games. Dress comfortably.


May 31, 2023 to June 7, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
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.


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Part two of a three-class series designed to give multidisciplinary professionals an understanding of infant mental health. Discover core competencies that will help you engage with young children and families through simulation. Live class simulations allow a greater application of class content. Must enroll in all three classes at once; select Infant Mental Health Series class to make your payment and then enroll in additional 3 classes. Brought to you by Tulsa Tech at the OU Tulsa Schusterman Center, Tandy Education Center, 4502 E. 41st St.


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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.


February 27, 2023 to March 2, 2023, 08:00am - 03:00pm, Meeting Room (F-044)
June 26-29, 2023, 08:00am - 03:00pm, Meeting Room (F-044)
Gain inexpensive ideas to spruce up your spring-themed units and discover how to add new life to your math, science, language, songs, snacks, and games by relating them to spring concepts such as flowers, weather, and bugs


April 5-12, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)
Discover the possibilities through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Introduce young children to fun and exciting experiments using STEAM-driven activities.


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Discover new ideas for fun-in-the-sun activities to engage young children while teaching them about summer games, sports, weather, and more!


July 12-19, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 29 (2427)
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.


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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.


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Join Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative and those from our healthcare systems for a conversation about maternal health innovations that are happening in Tulsa.


Thursday, February 16, 2023, 05:30pm - 07:00pm, Academic Center Classroom (401)
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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Investigate various temperament traits and how to observe them in children. Discover ways to use this knowledge to build positive relationships with infants and toddlers and to plan effectively.


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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.


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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.


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How do you make meetings and trainings for your staff more fun and meaningful? Discover inexpensive ways to encourage and motivate your employees.


February 27, 2023 to March 5, 2023, Online
Explore the different forms of trauma experienced by children and families. Identify strategies and community services available to support children and families dealing with trauma.


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Identify what virtual learning looks like for young children. Discover developmentally appropriate ways to engage young learners utilizing virtual platforms. Expand virtual learning beyond screens.


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Visual schedules use visual cues to support learning with young children. Discover ways to use visual schedules to reduce behavior challenges and classroom disruptions.


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Open the way to endless learning possibilities using a box, some imagination, and a few simple supplies. Discover new, exciting ideas and create your own prop box. Bring scissors, markers, and glue.


May 3-10, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 29 (2427)
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.


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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.


May 15-22, 2023, 06:30pm - 09:00pm, Training Room 10 (1422)