Thursday Pre-Conference Training

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Thursday, June 27

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Second Helping Module 4: Children
By Eva Anderson

The newly revised course focuses on the children and the importance of having a solid foundation in child development and using developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) in your family child care home. Gain valuable insights and skills in creating both a nurturing and educational environment for children resulting in exceptional relationships and improved outcomes for children.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mentor Certification (Part 2)
Presented by Lois Kendrick and Mayra Marquez 

Second part of the 12-hour training to become a Certified Mentor. Book included.


Hands, Hearts & Minds Play
Presented by: Dr. Walter Drew and Pamela Hinson, FCC Provider

Participants will construct knowledge and create action plans using the Drew’s Discovery Blocks and open-ended materials to make connections with children’s learning and environment. This hands-on training focuses on STEM, art, emergent literacy, and narrative storytelling based on the play experience. Includes a small set of Dr. Drew’s blocks.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Topic: Igniting Success with Brain-Body Movements
Presented by: Janis Nakagama

Uncover the root causes of physical, behavior and academic hurdles and, most importantly, acquire knowledge of enjoyable movements that are designed to improve children’s brain-body connections. Suitable for ALL age groups!

CLASS Strategies and Activity Ideas for Infants/Toddlers
Presented by: Dawn Espinoza, Mark Cerasaro and Robyn Atkinson

The most brain development happens before the age of three. During these early years, children are most receptive to learning new things through the modeling of behaviors and language. Discover strategies and activities to promote optimal brain development while using CLASS as a guide.


Scholarship Qualification

To qualify for a pre-conference training scholarship, the recipient must be a FFCCHA member and a Florida licensed or registered provider or co-provider. Membership must be valid through June.

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

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