Early Care and Education Annual Conference


 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Turf Valley Resort

2700 Turf Valley Road

Ellicott City, MD 21042

Register Online for The Early Care and Education Conference!

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Do you participate in the MD Child Care Credential Program?

You may apply for a training voucher to cover the conference cost at  http://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/node/511
The Office of Children and Families MUST receive a copy of your conference registration and voucher application prior to July 20, 2018 to use a voucher as conference payment.

Early Care and Education professionals are invited to attend a day of professional development and networking to better understand the causes of trauma and the impact of supporting resiliency in our young children. This annual conference features breakout sessions and a variety of vendors focused on how you can develop a tool kit of coping strategies, as well as an in-depth look at how to utilize the environment to support all children and their needs.


GENERAL SESSION PRESENTATION
Bringing Help, Hope and Healing to Our Most Vulnerable Children and Families
Dr. Jeanette Betancourt offers an inside look at the creation of Sesame Street in Communities,® an educational model and resource center, that uses research-based strategies and materials to cultivate young children’s development and well-being, while also engaging the important adults in their lives. Participants will immediately have access to a wealth of free, bilingual, resources that bring help, hope and healing through the lens of Sesame Street. ®

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

SESSION E - Resilience and Adverse Childhood Experience: The Science of Hope (2 HSN)
Steve Rohde

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) prevention is the greatest opportunity for improving the well-being of human populations. This workshop session will review brain development, adverse childhood experiences and their effect on childhood development and future health, and strategies to work with ACEs in childhood as well as adulthood.

SESSION B - Flexing Your PLAY Muscles (2 CUR)
Patty Stine

You bring your PLAYfulness, I’ll bring my toys, and together we’ll develop a plan to learn resiliency through play. This will be a hands-on, fully engaged workshop. Children learn through play, but do we give them enough opportunities to develop resiliency in their play? We will start practicing during this session.

SESSION C - Anxiety in Young Children (2 SN)
Dawn Duigan
Anxiety disorders have become one of the most common mental health concerns in children. Anxiety is becoming more prevalent in children at an earlier age. In this training, we will explore the causes and learn to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety in children. Review and practice individualized and child friendly techniques to help reduce general anxiety in children. Learn how to talk to parents about the subject of anxiety and help provide families with support and available resources.

SESSION D - Family Engagement’s Role in Resiliency (2 PRO)
Lisa Rhodes

Parents are the biggest partner in building resiliency in children. Family engagement is crucial to developing successful, lifelong skills. Learn how focusing on positive outcomes and healthy development can engage more families on your journey together. Leave this session with tools and take-aways that you can use in your program to meet the needs of the community you serve.

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

SESSION E - Resilience and Adverse Childhood Experience: The Science of Hope (2 HSN)
Steve Rohde
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) prevention is the greatest opportunity for improving the well-being of human populations. This workshop session will review brain development, adverse childhood experiences and their effect on childhood development and future health, and strategies to work with ACEs in childhood as well as adulthood.

SESSION F - Flexing Your PLAY Muscles (2 CUR)
Patty Stine
You bring your PLAYfulness, I'll bring my toys, and together we’ll develop a plan to learn resiliency through play. This will be a hands-on, fully engaged workshop. Children learn through play, but do we give them enough opportunities to develop resiliency in their play? We will start practicing during this session.

SESSION G - Let’s Get Disconnected! (2 CUR)
Mimi Ryans

One of the many culprits of trauma is the use of sensationalism in media, both news reports and
social media. Participants will be given an opportunity to understand the impact of media on children and how to minimize its adverse effect. Participants will openly discuss their own personal experiences and the benefits of reducing media exposure.

SESSION H - Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment (2 CUR)
Kyla Liggett-Creel

Participants will learn through experiential exercise how trauma impacts a child’s development and ability to build a healthy relationship with adults who care for them. Participants will also learn how to help children heal from trauma, create an environment that makes them feels safe, and strategies to prevent challenging behaviors.

Registration: $75 Early Bird Registration ends Friday, August 10 ($90 after)

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 7

Register Online for The Early Care and Education Conference!

To request accommodations to participate, call at least two weeks in advance.

MSDE Credential Vouchers accepted until July 20; however, you must submit copy of voucher with registration.

QUESTIONS: Contact Kristin Reel at 410-313-1923 (voice/relay) or kreel@howardcountymd.gov

CHANGES/CANCELLATION: Registration fees are not refundable. Credit for future use may be issued prior to Friday, September 7, no changes or cancellations after registration deadline without valid documentation and Training Coordinator approval.

WORKSHOP CREDIT/POLICIES: Participants must be present for the entire workshop to receive core of knowledge credit. To be eligible for a MSDE Professional Activity Unit (PAU), participants must be present for the entire conference.

Child Care Training Approval Number CWO-156645

CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.             Registration, Breakfast, and Vendor Gallery
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.             Welcome and Keynote
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.           General Session - Bringing Help Hope and Healing
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.          Break with Refreshments
10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Breakout Session I
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.           Lunch, Networking and Vendor Gallery
1:45 - 3:45 p.m.             Breakout Session II

The Howard County Child Care Resource Center is a member agency of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network with funding provided by Howard County Government and Maryland Family Network. This publication was produced as a work for hire for the benefit of, and with funds from, the Maryland State Department of Education.

Participants receive 6 hours Core of Knowledge credit and may submit certificate to MSDE Credentialing for 1 Professional Activity Unit

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