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Early Learning Professional Development

In collaboration with Solano County school districts, First 5 Solano, Solano Family & Children’s Services and other partners, Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) offers specialized training for early learning professionals. Workshops offered by SCOE are open to Transitional Kindergarten and state-funded preschool teachers, as well as family child care and center-based preschool and child care staff. Trainings focus on a wide range of programs that support teaching and learning for our youngest learners, including infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children.

Early Learning workshops cover a broad variety of topics, including preschool and Transitional Kindergarten modules of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework, special needs and inclusion practices, trauma-informed care, social-emotional development, language and literacy, STEAM-inspired sessions, etc. Specialized training is also provided by the Region 4 California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN), the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), and the Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC).

Please send your contact information to Lisa Eckhoff, leckhoff@solanocoe.net to be added to the SCOE Early Learning Professional Development distribution list.




SCOE Early Learning Professional Development Opportunities for 2018-2019


Date/Time/Location Presenter(s) Title/Topic
Monday, 8/27/ 18

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours

Jeanette LueddersLet's Discover ALL Learning Styles
-What's your best learning style? Strategies to help all children in the way that they learn best!
-Typical Development

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-all-learning-styles-tickets-48658179926

Thursday, 9/6/18

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SCOE

3.0 PD Hours

CANCELLED
Monique LiebhardProgram Administration Scale (PAS)

http://bit.ly/EarlyLearningPAS
Saturday, 9/8/18

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

SCOE

5.0 PD Hours

CPIN Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: CA Preschool Health Foundations and Curriculum Framework, Volume 2

http://bit.ly/CPIN2018-19

Thursday, 9/13/18

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SCOE

3.0 PD Hours

CANCELLED

Monique LiebhardProgram Administration Scale (PAS)

http://bit.ly/EarlyLearningPAS
Saturday, 9/22/18

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

SCOE

7.0 PD Hours
Early

Childhood Education (ECE) Conference

This year's keynote is sponsored by

Lakeshore®. Ron Mohl brings over 15 years of experience in the early childhood industry. By focusing on the importance of play in the learning process, Ron will explain how to integrate play with the California Preschool Learning Foundations including social-emotional, language, mathematics, and science through intentional teaching.

http://bit.ly/2018ECEConference

Saturday, 9/29/18

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SCOE

7.0 PD Hours

WestEdMeaningful Observation for the DRDP Teacher Training

https://www.desiredresults.us/
Tuesday, 10/2/18

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours

Jeanette LueddersLet's Take a Look at Our Environments
-Let's think about the environment, adapting materials, and designing activities to meet all your student's needs
-Visual Strategies

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-environments-to-meet-childrens-needs-tickets-48707562631

Saturday, 10/13/18

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

SCOE

5.0 PD Hours

CPIN

Peace, Love, History-Social Science: Self and Society/Marketplace

http://bit.ly/CPIN2018-19

Tuesday, 10/23/18

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours
Michelle BurhornEnvironmental Rating Scale (ERS)

This workshop series provides a deeper dig into the Subscales and Items of ECERS-R, specific strategies to help early care providers better understand the tool, practice scoring with training video observations, and strategies for using the ECERS-R in your classroom.

http://bit.ly/ECERS2018

Saturday, 11/3/18

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SCOE

4.0 PD Hours

Stephanie GomezSocial-Emotional Support for Young Children & Families

http://bit.ly/EarlyLearningPD18-19
Tuesday, 11/6/18

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours
Michelle BurhornEnvironmental Rating Scale (ERS)

This workshop series provides a deeper dig into the Subscales and Items of ECERS-R, specific strategies to help early care providers better understand the tool, practice scoring with training video observations, and strategies for using the ECERS-R in your classroom.

http://bit.ly/ECERS2018

Saturday, 11/17/18

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

SCOE

7.0 PD Hours
Strategies 2.0 Introduction to the Protective Factors

Learn family-strengthening strategies that can be incorporated into your day-to-day work with families and identify how the presence of the Protective Factors are directly linked to the reduction of child abuse and neglect.

http://www.strategiesca.org

Monday, 12/3/18

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours

Jeanette LueddersLet's Reflect on Positive Relationships
-How do you build relationships with your families? We will reflect on what you do and discuss the building blocks for strengthening your relationships.
-Communication Strategies
Tuesday, 12/4/18


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours

Michelle BurhornEnvironmental Rating Scale (ERS)

This workshop series provides a deeper dig into the Subscales and Items of ECERS-R, specific strategies to help early care providers better understand the tool, practice scoring with training video observations, and strategies for using the ECERS-R in your classroom.

http://bit.ly/ECERS2018

Saturday, 12/8/18

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

SCOE

5.0 PD Hours

CPIN

Around the World: Physical Development Through Fundamental Movement Skills Foundations and Framework, Volume 2

http://bit.ly/CPIN2018-19

Saturday, 1/26/19

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SCOE

4.0 PD Hours

Stephanie GomezEarly Childhood Brain Development: Attachment, Developmental Trauma, Executive Function

http://bit.ly/EarlyLearningPD18-19
Tuesday, 2/5/19

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours

Jeanette LueddersThe Power of Observation
-What may be happening on the inside, directly impacts the outside... Let's take a closer look at the power of observation!
-Sensory and Behavioral Strategies
Saturday, 3/9/19

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

SCOE

5.0 PD Hours

CPINBest Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children: The Integrated Nature of Learning

http://bit.ly/CPIN2018-19

Saturday, 3/23/19

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SCOE

4.0 PD Hours

Stephanie Gomez-Developmental Impacts of Attachment, Toxic Stress, and Early Childhood Trauma (Part 1)

-Teaching Young Children with Trauma (Part 2)

http://bit.ly/EarlyLearningPD18-19
Saturday, 4/6/19

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

SCOE

7.0 PD Hours
Strategies 2.0The Pair of ACES: Building Community Resilience

Community-organizers, managers, directors, and decision-makers will examine the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences & Adverse Community Environments. They will identify strategies for building resilience, shifting to focus on communities rather than individuals, in addressing the root cause of ACEs.

http://www.strategiesca.org

Monday, 4/8/19

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours

Jeanette LueddersBehavior and our Brain
-What impacts how we react to any given scenario?
-Protective and Risk Factors
Saturday, 5/4/19

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SCOE

4.0 PD Hours

Stephanie GomezSupporting Families in Understanding their Child's Behavior: Promoting Healthy Social & Emotional Development

http://bit.ly/EarlyLearningPD18-19
Saturday, 6/1/19

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SCOE

4.0 PD Hours

Stephanie GomezSocial-Emotional Support for Young Children & Families
-Temperament (Part 1)
-Healthy Teacher Relationships: Modeling Social Skills in the Preschool Classroom (Part 2)

http://bit.ly/EarlyLearningPD18-19
Tuesday, 6/4/19

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Solano Family & Children's Services

2.5 PD Hours

Jeanette LueddersEarly Intervention - What is an IFSP or an IEP?
-How might early intervention assist children in my care?
-Referral process; Individual Family Service Plan; Individualized Education Program

CA Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Program (CTKS) Program Reimbursements

Professional Development reimbursements or stipends are offered to teachers in California State Preschool Programs and Transitional Kindergarten programs working to advance their education. This funding is provided by the California Department of Education through the Child Care Planning Council. For more information and application forms, contact: