2018 Annual Conference

Save the date:
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
8:30-3:30

Registration coming soon

Adjusting to Changing Family Dynamics:
Working through the impact of divorce and other developmental challenges

A one-day conference for Early Learning professionals, social workers and mental health professionals, and parents

  • Separate tracks for educators, social workers/mental health professionals, and parents
  • Up to 7 Ohio Approved hours for teachers, including required Recognition & Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (3-hour refresher)
  • Up to 7 social work CEUs (Ohio CSWMFTB provider # RCS091602), including 3-hour Ethics requirement

Topics include:

  • Listening to Children’s Behaviors
  • Classroom support for children who are living through divorce
  • Putting children first: Realistic expectations in working with parents during divorce
  • Supporting success in blended families

This affordable one-day conference is for anyone who works with children and families on a day-to-day basis.

A separate track for parents addresses the important needs of children who experience big changes in the family

Promoting Positive Social-Emotional Development in Toddlers

Promoting Positive Social-Emotional Development in Toddlers

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3 hours hours in 1 session

This training helps early learning professionals to understand the importance of encouraging the development and mastery of self-care skills, and the effect on the development of social-emotional skills.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Developing Family Engagement

Developing Family Engagement

  • 4 hours

This training provides participants with the many benefits of drawing families into their programs, ways to develop or increase engagement, and appreciation and sensitivity toward different family cultures.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma in the Early Childhood Environment

Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma in the Early Childhood Environment

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3.75 hours hours in 1 session

This training helps early learning professionals to assist families who have experienced trauma. It includes identifying behaviors of children in trauma; understanding the effects of trauma; helping families cope by validating children’s feelings; helping children express those feelings; and helping children develop resilience.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Second Monday Parent Chat

Preparing For the Endless Summer

10 – 11:30 am
Monday, May 14, 2018

For younger school-age children, summer seems to last forever. They may look forward to it, but they also may have strong feelings about missing the teacher, classroom friends and the comfortable routine of school. For parents, summer can feel like a full-time job of keeping children busy – while trying to find the right balance between not having enough for them to do and having too much. This is the last parent chat of the school year – a good time to talk about summer vacation.

This discussion will offer insights on:

  • Helping younger students say goodbye to teachers and school friends
  • Striking a balance between not having enough to do and having too many scheduled activities
  • Finding activities that are fun but still educational
  • Working with children to accomplish summer reading and other school requirements
About 2nd Monday Parent Chat:

2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 10 – 11:30 am, 2nd Monday of each month, August-May
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.

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Listening to a Child’s Behavior: How Emotions Affect Learning

Listening to a Child’s Behavior: The Role of Emotional Life in the Learning Process

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training helps early learning professional understand the important role that social-emotional development plays in all areas of a child’s development – including the consequences and impact of underdeveloped/undeveloped self-image and self-esteem, and the impact on later development.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Books and Book-Making

Books and Book-Making

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Sense of competence
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training provides an opportunity for early learning professionals to discuss the various relevant considerations when incorporating books into the classroom. This includes using books to express feelings, prepare for events in a child’s life and assisting children in making their own books to express their feelings and needs.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Building Blocks of a Civilized Snack Time

The Building Blocks of a Civilized Snack Time

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Peer interactions & relationships
    • Interactions with adults
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training provides early learning professionals with the skills to create a snack time for children that will enhance social skills and support the mastery of self-help skills. Participants will discuss how snack time provides an opportunity to scaffold children’s learning experiences.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

 

Building Social Skills: Self-Care, Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem

Building Social Skills: Self-Care, Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & Expression of Emotion
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standardsThis training helps early learning professionals understand the importance of the development of self-care skills in children, and the positive effect on their self-esteem. It also focuses on the importance of the relationship between self-awareness and the awareness of others, and how the development of a child’s self-esteem causes conscience development.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

 

 

A Social Emotional Curriculum

A Social-Emotional Curriculum Based on Respect for Children’s Thoughts and Feelings

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & Expression of Emotion
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

This training helps early learning professionals understand the importance of the first encounter SUTQ standardswith the family and child. Participants will discuss how to set rules, establish schedules and provide children with problem-solving activities. Also included is how to design your classroom, curriculum and projects so they reflect respect and cooperation.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.