Family Child Care Training Opportunities

Plan ahead and join us for some amazing professional development opportunities designed specifically for family child care providers. New Live-Virtual training opportunities have been added! 

Don’t Wait to Register…Limited Seats are Available.

Do It Yourself Learning with Jeff Johnson

Based on our books, Do It Yourself Early Learning and Everyday Early Learning, the session takes a hands-on look at dozens of ideas for using materials from your local home center, grocery store, big box store, dollar store, or recycling bin to promote child-directed play, exploration, discovery, and learning

Offered LIVE-Virtual: Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CST

Active Learning Across the Curriculum with Rae Pica

The domains of child development — physical, social/emotional, and cognitive — are so intertwined in the early years that a child can’t learn something in one domain without learning something in the others. To truly educate the whole child, we must recognize children as thinking, feeling, moving human beings who learn through all their senses. In this workshop, participants explore activities that will offer children meaningful and long-lasting educational experiences in art, language arts, mathematics, music, science and social studies. 

Offered LIVE-Virtual: Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CST

Adventures in Outdoor Play: 3 Ways to Boost Outdoor Play and Learning with Rusty Keeler 

Join internationally renowned designer and author Rusty Keeler on a journey of ideas celebrating the benefits and beauty of outdoor play. With humor, insight, and images, Rusty will inspire you to add nature and loose materials to your outdoor spaces and invite you to take bold steps to support risky play. You’ll learn why outdoor play and risk are essential to children’s healthy development and see examples from around the world of programs that say “yes” to the good stuff of outdoor play—loose parts, tree climbing, mud kitchens, bare feet, rough and tumble play, chickens, and more. Bring on the play!  

Offered LIVE-Virtual: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CST