Child Care Aware of NWA offers many child care training opportunities and conferences including the Northwest Arkansas Annual Child Care Conference sponsored by Child Care Aware of Northwest Arkansas and participating sponsor organizations. Other training opportunities include: Business Management Training, Fund Raising and Grant Training, Family Child Care Training, Ages and Stages, Emergency Preparedness Training, Nutrition and Physical Activity, AR Fit Kids, and more.
Thursday Night - Early Childhood Educators Only
PDR Course ID# 13217
1/10/19 The Growing Brain Module #1 Brain Basic- Participants will learn the parts and functions of the brain. Participants will gain an understanding of how nerve cells connect and communicate. They will gain understanding of neuroplasticity and the role of early experiences in making connections between areas of the brain.
1/17/19 The Growing Brain Module #2 Brain Growth & Development-Participants will identify factors affecting brain growth & development. They will gain understanding of how stress impacts brain development and learn about the 5 R’s of healthy brain development.
1/24/19 The Growing Brain Module #3 Communication & Language Development-The participant will gain understanding of communication milestones from birth to 5 years. They will learn strategies for supporting early communication and gain understanding of multilanguage learning.
1/31/19 The Growing Brain Module #4 Cognition and Executive Function-Participants will gain knowledge on how cognitive development unfolds, how to support cognitive development critical role of executive functioning in overall development. They will learn ways to support the development of executive functions.
2/7/19 The Growing Brain Module #5 Social-Emotional Development/Attachment/Empathy Participants will gain understanding of how social-emotional development unfolds in the first 5 years and how to support children. They will identify areas of the brain involved in emotional reactions & social interactions. Participants will gain understanding impact of stress on social-emotional development. They will understand the development of empathy.
2/14/19 The Growing Brain Module #6 Understanding Behavior/Causes of Challenging Behavior Participants will gain understanding of basic brain anatomy, the connection between various areas of brain & how connections are expressed through behavior. They will gain knowledge of key factors that influence behavior and root causes of challenging behavior & effective strategies for helping children with difficulties.
2/28/19 The Growing Brain Module #7
Everyday Play-Participants will gain knowledge about the development of play, differences between free & guided play and about core skills developed through play & how to promote these skills.
Opening A New Child Care Program
This training will help teach you what might be involved when opening a facility. You will learn about the types of child care facilities and what you need to do to open a facility and maintain a license.
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