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2019 Early Childhood Educators Fall Conference

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension invites you to the 2019 Early Childhood Educators Fall Conference!

SCHEDULE:

KEYNOTE 8:30A-10A

Putting the Play Back in Programming

Ellen Olson, Child Care Council Credentialed Trainer

So often we get caught up in making sure children are “learning” something that circle becomes a lecture-style activity where children spend a lot of time waiting and watching instead of learning and doing. Activities become very structured processes that results in projects where all the children’s work looks the same. In this hands-on workshop we are going to play and while we are busy having fun we will explore the ways all of our learning standards are met.

Audience: Family/Group Family Child Care; Center Staff & Directors; School Age Staff & Directors, Preschool; LE; Parents

Topic Areas: OCFS: 1,3 CBK: 4 CDA: 2

BREAK 10A-10:15A

SESSION 1 10:15A-11:45A (select one)

Building your Library: Tips and Tricks to Creating a Welcoming Library

Amanda Stewart, Youth Services Director, Utica Public Library

No matter what space is available, having a library where children can enjoy books is a must! This workshop will discuss developing your collection, different ways to organize books, how to work with various space sizes, and more. Discover new ways to make your library more attractive to your children and to bring the books to life.

Audience: Family/Group Family Child Care; Center Staff & Directors; School Age Staff & Directors, Preschool; LE; Parents

Topic Areas: OCFS 1,3 CBK 4 CDA 1

Addressing Biting in your Program

Tessa Bolia, Infant/Toddler Specialist, Child Care Solutions

This training will discuss the different elements of biting in childcare programs as well as strategies for children who bite and how to appropriately work with families when these situations arise

Audience: Family/Group Family Child Care; Center Staff & Directors

Topic Areas: OCFS: 1,2,4 CBK: 1,3,5 CDA:1,7,8

LUNCH 11:45A-1P

SESSION 2 1P-2:30P

“Less Is More”

Val Smith, Family Advocate, Madison County Children’s Advocacy Center

Less is More is a training developed by the New York State Children’s Alliance to provide support and information to professionals working with children. The training hopes to help Mandated Reporters feel more confident about what to do when they suspect child abuse, to understand what happens next, and realize the importance of their role in protecting children.

Audience: Family/Group Family Child Care; Center Staff & Directors; School Age Staff & Directors, Preschool; LE; Parents

Topic Areas: OCFS 6,8 CBK 3,5 CDA 7

BREAK 2:30P-2:45P

SESSION 3 2:45P-4:15P (select one)

Child Abuse/Maltreatment Reporting and Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

Tammy Ablang, Child Care Council Credentialed Trainer

The abuse or maltreatment of children is against the law. Early childhood educators and caregivers must have a clear understanding of how to report suspected abuse or maltreatment of children. During this training we will take a close look at the steps to reporting when we have reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment.

We will also look at abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), why it happens and our role in making sure that it is 100% preventable.

Audience: Family/Group Family Child Care; Center Staff & Directors; School Age Staff & Directors, Preschool; LE; Parents

Topic Areas: OCFS 8,9 CBK 1,3 CDA 7,8

Business Record Management

Karin Brinkerhoff, Child Care Council Credentialed Trainer

In this business record management training we will look at the following: your program’s mission and vision; features and benefits; How to market your program; strategies to keep your program in business; policies and procedures; legal issues; insurance; recordkeeping and taxes.

Audience: Family/Group Family Child Care; Center Directors; School Age Directors,

Topic Areas: OCFS: 5 ; CBK: 7 ; CDA: 5

Fee

Early Bird $60; General $70

Learn More

https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=2019FC_230

Contact

Courtney A. Jones
Communications Coordinator
caj88@cornell.edu
(315) 223-7850 Ext. 230

Location

Holiday Inn
1777 Burrstone Rd
New Hartford, NY 13413

Last updated September 23, 2019