4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

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Nurturing Nature: Incorporating Nature to Support Neurodevelopment

Why are outdoor play and experiences in nature important to a child’s development? This training provides a look at practices and activities to support healthy neurodevelopment. Participants will explore basic neurodevelopment and how incorporate outdoor experiences to support social-emotional development. Trainer: Shannon Kaecker, Clinical Director, Adventure Works, DeKalb Audience: All Providers 2 Training Hours; ...read more

Milk & Cookies: Teaching Children About Food, Nutrition, and Farming

Young children are exploring their world. What better way to help do so than through the food they eat? This workshop will explore engaging, age-appropriate activities and resources you can use to connect children to their food. Where does milk come from? How are dairy products made? What does farming ...read more

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR/FA/AED (expires in 2 years)

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; Including providers participating in the Child Care Assistance Program. 4 Training Hours; Level of Learning: Introductory Presenters: Annie Johnson, Assistant Director, The Growing Place Maria Lombardo, Director, Kishwaukee College ...read more

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of development, developmental domains, and the role of nutrition in development. In addition, health and safety issues will address supporting the growth of healthy ...read more

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED (expires in 2 years)

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; Including providers participating in the Child Care Assistance Program. 3 Training Hours; Level of Learning: Introductory Presenter: Amy Lofthouse, Director, Northern Illinois University Child Development & Family Center Fee: ...read more

American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED (expires in 2 years)

CPR/First Aid trainings are open to providers working in child care settings in Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry Ogle and Whiteside counties. Audience: Open to All Providers; Including providers participating in the Child Care Assistance Program. 4 Training Hours; Level of Learning: Introductory Presenter: Annie Johnson, Assistant Director, The Growing Place Fee: Free Training

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS)

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools that measure the quality of the learning environment for infants through school-age children. After completing this training, participants will be able to ...read more

An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS)

This training is for center-based programs and family child care providers and offers an overview of the Environment Rating Scales. The Environment Rating Scales are user-friendly assessment tools that measure the quality of the learning environment for infants through school-age children. After completing this training, participants will be able to ...read more

Helping Children Cope: Grief and Loss in Children

As child care providers, it is important to build your capacity around grief and loss as it relates to young children. In this training, participants will gain insights into the emotional and cognitive manifestations of grief and loss. Participants will learn how to support children who have experienced grief and ...read more

Working to Achieve Consistency for Young Children

Every day our focus is on providing the highest quality of care for the children and families we serve. Many times we are running in a million different directions and wear many hats. This leaves us vulnerable to overlooking certain areas. One aspect of our job that is sometimes missed ...read more