Instructor: Jessica Swalley

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Classes by this Instructor


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
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
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
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
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.
December 5-11, 2022, Online
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, Training Room 29 (2427)
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
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, Training Room 10 (1422)
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, Training Room 10 (1422)
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, Training Room 29 (2427)
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
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
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, Training Room 11 (1423)
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
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
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
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
Explore strategies for encouraging meaningful interactions and gather tips for creating a successful infant toddler environment.
June 5-11, 2023, Online