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2019 Child Care Provider Appreciation & Training Seminar

An amazing opportunity for anyone who provides care for children ages 0-5 years! Free Books and Educational Materials! Prize Drawings! Shop from Early Childhood Vendors though Lunch! Outstanding Learning Opportunity!

Registration opens January 21, 2019. The link will be available from this calendar entry under "Register" and from the "What's Happening" section of the home page at

$35 per person or $20 for Northland Foundation Parent Aware Pathways participants only. You MUST have a DEVELOP # when Registering to receive 2 KCF II.C, 1 KCF I, and 1 KCF IV.A Training Hours. Certificates will be provided for those who work in fields other than child care or who live outside of Minnesota. Parking at the DECC is $5 per vehicle.

8:30 a.m. Registration Starts, 9:00 a.m. Room Opens and Light Breakfast Available, 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Training, 3:00 p.m. Prize Drawings.
Lunch is included with vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Kristen Wheeler Highland presents two trainings covering three KCF areas!
1) “Creating and Supporting Trauma-Sensitive Care Environments”
Level 2: KCF II.C (2 Hours)
More than 75% of children in the U.S. experience trauma or a traumatic event by age 16. The hopeful news is that we can help children in our settings deal with adverse experiences and thrive in our care! We know that young children cannot always express when they feel afraid and overwhelmed. These feelings often come across as challenging behaviors. Learn ways to create trauma-sensitive environments to support children and reduce challenging behaviors. Hear about helpful suggestions and strategies during the presentation and receive handouts to take with you.

2) ”Tools for your Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behaviors”
KCF: I: (1 Hour) and KCF IV.A (1 Hour)
This workshop offers many 'tools' for understanding a child who exhibits challenging behaviors by looking at the common reasons behind that behavior. We will discuss specific strategies, and you’ll get directions for making picture schedules and other tools.


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