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    Director’s Lunch Bunch

    Jan. 3rd, 2018

    Bring your lunch and take a break from your hectic day. Share ideas and support with other center directors. Topics will include personnel policies and employee handbooks, advocacy, accreditation, and legal matters to name a few.

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    Foundations of Play

    Jan. 25th, 2018

    Need help talking to families about the importance of play?   Want to learn more about how to make your program play based?  Join us for this new series on the importance of PLAY!  Come to one or all of the classes and learn new tips and tricks for a play based curriculum.

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    Growing Up Wild

    Jan. 26th, 2018

    This hands-on Growing Up WILD training is designed to provide preschool through grade 3 educators with instructional tools and resources to assist with teaching about nature. Montana Fish and Game and Giant Springs Park is the setting where participants will engage in standards-based inquiry including science, math, reading, and physical education skills. Workshop participants will […]

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    Hand Hand Fingers Thumb – Sculpture & 3D Art

    Jan. 29th, 2018

    Join us as we explore how creative activities, such as sculptures and 3D representations, enrich cognitive development and vice versa. This will be a hands-on training using actual activities to create “a-ha” moments and link learning to the MELS. You MUST attend both sessions to recieve credit.

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    I Spy: Using Observation in the Classroom

    Feb. 1st, 2018

    Join us to discuss different observation techniques and how to use them effectively in your classroom.                                                       You  MUST attend both classes for credit!

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    Early Childhood Essesentials

    Feb. 1st, 2018

    Explore Early Childhood systems in Montana and practices that promote health, safety, professionalism and quality care and education. Explore community resources that support early childhood professionals, families and children.

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  • BYOLunch

    Directors Lunch Bunch

    Feb. 7th, 2018

    Bring your lunch and take a break from your hectic day. Share ideas and support with other center directors. Topic will include personnel polices and employee handbooks, advocacy, accreditation, and leagal matters to name a few.

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    Foundations of Play: Let’s Create

    Feb. 7th, 2018

    Part 2 of our ongoing series on the power of play.  Join us to learn how to add creative opportunities to children’s play and how to encourage creativity daily.

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    Intermediate Excel Program Skills

    Feb. 15th, 2018

    Come find out what all the fuss is about with this program and how it can work for you and your program. Bring your laptop so you can learn your own machine and program version.  This is an intermediate class that builds on the basic functions and tools of the Excel program.

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    The Power of Parents

    Feb. 21st, 2018

    In this part of our social-emotional series, learn how important parents are to the success of the children in your program. Also, learn strategies to get parents more involved.

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    Hand Hand Fingers Thumb – Sculpture & 3D Art

    Feb. 26th, 2018

    Join us as we explore how creative activities, such as sculptures and 3D representations, enrich cognitive development and vice versa. This will be a hands-on training using actual activities to create “a-ha” moments and link learning to the MELS. You MUST attend both sessions to receive credit.

    Read More »
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    Program Management Essentials for Providers

    Mar. 1st, 2018

    Learn about Montana agencies and programs that support quality early care and education, Topics include licensing requirements, child development, curriculum, environments, guidance, family partnerships and professionalism. Prerequisites: Participants must have previously applied to become a licensed provider.

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  • BYOLunch

    Director’s Lunch Bunch

    Mar. 7th, 2018

    Bring your lunch and take a break from your hectic day. Share ideas and support with other center directors. Topics will include personnel policies and employee handbooks, advocacy, accreditation, and leagal matters to name a few.

    Read More »
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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 2

    Mar. 14th, 2018

    Continue learning strategies from the Pyramid Model to help children develop social-emotional skills, how you, as a provider, can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have completed Intro and Module One and attend both sessions to receive credit.

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    Foundations of Play: Let’s Move

    Mar. 20th, 2018

    Part 3 of our ongoing series on the power of play.  Join us to learn new ways to encourage children to move and how to add fun movement activities to your day

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    Advanced Excel Program Skills

    Mar. 22nd, 2018

    Come deepen your skills and knowledge about this program and how it can work for you and your program. Bring your laptop so you can learn your own machine and program version.  This is an advanced class, participants should have taken the first two classes or have experience with the Excel program.

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