Trainings

Are you seeking to reenergize your practice and connect with other early childhood educators? Join Becca Webb for an early childhood book club community of practice offered by Northern Lights at CCV. The first book will be Unpack your Impact: How Two Primary Teachers Ditched Problematic Lessons and Build a Culture-Centered Curriculum by Naomi O'Brien and LaNesha Tabb. This book asks us to examine the "why" behind our teaching practices and to reimagine curriculum in a way that celebrates culture, diversity, and inclusivity. Our book club sessions will use a community of practice format to discuss the reading and explore how it will inform our practice as early childhood educators. This series is FREE and includes a copy of the book in paperback or e-book format.


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Mindfulness is much more than a buzzword and deep breathing! Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being are at the core of mindfulness and creating space for intentional and non-judgmental awareness starts with each of us. We are all stressed, perhaps more than ever, and our emotional regulation can be enhanced through an ongoing mindfulness practice and commitment to being present. When adults model the ability to pause, stay focused, and respond with kindness and curiosity, we help to build emotional intelligence in the children and families we serve. In addition, mindfulness enables staff to show up and bring their full presence and attention to the workplace. Join us to learn how to build a toolbox for implementing mindfulness techniques and fostering a culture of kindness and compassion in your early childhood setting.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
Saturday, May 29, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
This training uses the medium of children's literature to explore dynamic identities such as race, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, and family composition in early learning settings. Participants will examine representation in children's literature, learn strategies for talking about difference with children, and explore tools to positively embrace students and families of diverse identities in their programs.This training uses a 2+2+2 training design. There are three parts to this training: 1) a two-hour Online Real Time training session; 2) two-hour assignment practicing or implementing the training material; and 3) another two-hour Online Real Time training session focused on reflection and next steps related to the training material. To receive the full 6 training hours you must attend both Online Real Time training sessions and complete the independent assignment.


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This culminating experience of the Program Director Credential combines a multi-session training series and community of practice designed specifically for early childhood and afterschool program directors pursuing Step 3 of the Credential. Training sessions are led by experts in the field and the facilitated community of practice enables participants to engage deeply with the material and with their peers.


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This training will explore the importance of emergency preparedness in child care settings and strategies for protecting children and staff members in the event of an emergency. Participants will review the Vermont child care regulations regarding emergency response plans and will practice developing a plan specific to their early childhood program.


June 2-16, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
This training uses reflection and conversation to introduce critical concepts in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Participants will practice strategies to effectively manage ethical dilemmas that arise in their work with children, families, and coworkers.This training meets the Advanced Specialized Care Training requirements.This training uses a 2+2+2 training design. There are three parts to this training: 1) a two-hour Online Real Time training session; 2) two-hour assignment practicing or implementing the training material; and 3) another two-hour Online Real Time training session focused on reflection and next steps related to the training material. To receive the full 6 training hours you must attend both Online Real Time training sessions and complete the independent assignment.


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This training includes broad introductory content designed specifically for early childhood professionals related to eight core knowledge areas: child development, families and communities, observing and assessing, how we teach, what we teach, healthy safe environments and nutrition, professionalism, and program organization.This is a hybrid Online Real Time training. There are 12 Online Real Time training sessions conducted on Zoom (see training dates) and 9 Online Anytime modules. This training requires high speed Internet access and a device that allows for audio and video participation.Participants will need to create an account with Better Kid Care to complete the 9 Online Anytime modules. Trainers will provide more detail about how to create your account and which modules to complete. Participants will purchase the Online Anytime modules directly from Better Kid Care for $5 each ($45 total) as part of this training series.


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Have you been thinking about reaching a new level on the Early Childhood Career Ladder or completing a college degree? Did you know that you can get credit for the college-level learning you've gained through your work, self-study or other trainings to help you reach your goals more quickly?Join us for a Prior Learning Assessment Informational Workshop designed specifically for Early Childhood Education Professionals to learn more about getting college credit for what you already know. For more than 40 years, the Vermont State Colleges System has been helping adults get college credit for their on-the-job learning. Now more than ever, Early Childhood Education Professionals are accessing these resources to save time and money. Attend this workshop to learn about the options, ask questions, and hear testimonials from those who have made use of these options.


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Participants demonstrate procedures for receiving, storing, preparing, administering, and documenting administration of medications; describe and demonstrate what to do for signs and symptoms of an asthma attack and allergic reaction; and describe symptoms of adverse reactions to medication and actions to take when they are observed.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
Thursday, June 24, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
Stories of Belonging is a 3-part series of professional dialogues focused on equity and inclusion and guided by the main themes and concepts presented in children's literature. Each session invites participants to read and reflect on the selected children's books and to engage in meaningful conversation exploring the ways in which children's books can be used as tools for promoting equity and inclusion in our classrooms and communities. Participants are welcome to engage in one or more of the sessions in the series. Copies of the selected children's books are included with registration and will be mailed to participants. This training meets the criteria for Advanced Specialized Care.


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Stories of Belonging is a 3-part series of professional dialogues focused on equity and inclusion and guided by the main themes and concepts presented in children's literature. Each session invites participants to read and reflect on the selected children's books and to engage in meaningful conversation exploring the ways in which children's books can be used as tools for promoting equity and inclusion in our classrooms and communities. Participants are encouraged to engage in each session in the series. Copies of the selected children's books are included with registration and will be mailed to participants before the first session. Books for the first session - Homemade Love by Bell Hooks (ages 0-4); Who Will You Be? by Andrea Pippins (ages 2-5)Books for this second session - The Day You Begin by Jaqueline Woodson (ages 4-8); Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (ages 4-8)Books for this third session - Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (Ages 4-8); The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall (Ages 4-8)This training meets the criteria for Advanced Specialized Care.


May 26, 2021 to June 9, 2021, Northern Lights Online Real Time
This training will strengthen child care providers' understanding of staff recruitment tools, organizational staff support systems, and elements necessary to support retention of talented staff.


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Voices of Learning offers a deep dive into effective instruction and training design for adult learners. Participants will explore the foundational principles of adult learning, identify learning styles and strategies for intentional design, and learn how to design achievement-based learning objectives. Participants will discover how to create training designs that are both meaningful and relevant to their audience while making the training engaging and immediately applicable. This course meets the requirements for formal training in adult learning and instructional design in the Instructor Registry (https://northernlightsccv.org/roles/instructors/). This is a completely online training. You must have an invitation to register for this training. Participants who successfully complete this training will earn 12 professional development hours.


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Winter is a perfect time for early childhood educators to foster scientific inquiry skills with our children. We will explore ten science explorations and experiments for children to gain a deeper understanding of the physical properties of objects and materials. We will also examine how to offer tools and other simple technology for engaged playful winter learning.


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