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Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM

Wonders Professional Development Consortium Mission 
To Provide:
  • Reflective learning experiences that support adults who are committed to creating effective environments for children’s learning and development.
  • Evidence-based courses for early childhood and school-age professionals that encourage critical thinking and intentional teaching around relationships, democracy, equity, and social justice.
  • Coursework designed to respect the adult learner that includes opportunities for ongoing reflection, support, and networking.

To join our mailing list to receive information about our workshops or to discuss how one of our workshops could benefit your school and teachers and administrators, please email our Talent + Professional Development Manager, Saba Ahmed at 
[email protected]
WORKSHOPS
Wonders Professional Development Institute - April 13, 8AM - 4PM, Bethesda, MD

Leadership in Early Learning

Wonders Professional Development Consortium is proud to host our 1st Annual Spring Professional Development Institute. This years theme is Leadership in Early Learning. $35 per person Includes: 5 MSDE Approved COK hours (3 Community, 2 Professionalism) + lunch. **Optional Morning Mindfulness session included at no extra charge.

ONLINE
45 Hr. Child Growth & Development Certificate

Sign up to take the first half of the full 90 hour certificate course. Offered through Montgomery College, this course is entirely online with flexible schedules to meet with your professor and weekly assignments. Deadline to register: Feb. 11

May 2, 9am - 1pm - Bethesda, MD
First-Aid/CPR

Interested in learning more about when and how to administer first-aid/CPR? Need to renew your certification? Join us!

ONLINE
Basic Health & Safety

Basic Health and Safety online course offered through MSDE's Division of Early Childhood.

2 Hours
Friendship Program

Come learn strategies to support friendships and sibling harmony at home. Friendship Program presented by Amy Freedman, M.A. CCC-SLP of Child Development Consultants.

ONLINE - April 27 - June 12
45 Hr. School-Age Methods & Curriculum

This course provides you with principles of curriculum planning for programs serving school-age children. Activities, methods, and materials appropriate to the areas of curriculum emphasized. Second part of the 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become a school-age teacher in programs licensed by the MSDE Office of Child Care Licensing.

2.5 Hours
Starting Your Year Right - Building Classroom Community

Presented by Jacky Howell, this OSSE approved workshop is designed to help educators understand why creating a classroom community benefits ALL. Contact us to schedule a training!

2 Hours
More Indoor Games and Activities for Inclement Weather days

When inclement weather hits, the challenge to channel the energy the children bring can be overwhelming at times. This interactive session will provide ten indoor games/activities you will be able to implement into your program on the days the weather outside is not cooperating. Prepare to be active! Contact us to schedule a training!

2 Hours
More Indoor Games and Activities for Inclement Weather days

When inclement weather hits, the challenge to channel the energy the children bring can be overwhelming at times. This interactive session will provide ten indoor games/activities you will be able to implement into your program on the days the weather outside is not cooperating. Prepare to be active! Contact us to schedule a training!

2 Hours
Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning Classroom

Designed to prepare early learning educators to be leaders in the development of a framework for equity. Contact us to schedule a training!

3 hours
Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games For All Children

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3 hours - MSDE COK Approved
Proactive, Positive + Responsive Behavior Guidance

A practical guide for teachers to implement positive behavior guidance strategies to identify individual and whole classroom needs in order to help support children and teachers in having a successful day. Contact us to schedule a training!

3 hours - MSDE COK approved
Creating Conversations with Kids

Presented by Child Development Consultants, this training identifies ways teachers can create opportunities to facilitate conversations in young learners. Speech and language ages + stages are introduced. Specific strategies to support a variety of learners, including those with individual differences and those learning English as a second language, are discussed. Contact us to schedule a training!

The Wonders Mentor Program
The Wonders Mentor Program, a part of our Professional Development Consortium, focuses on modelling, coaching, and reflection. Liza Pringle, former Wonders head teacher and assistant director, leads the early childhood education mentor program, working directly with teachers and mentoring in the classrooms to further advance our teaching practices. The school age mentor program takes advantage of the expertise of Wonders program directors who have recently participated in training on facilitation of the professional development learning process. As with our professional development coursework, our mentor program integrates reflective learning practices.