Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM
- 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.
Workshops for Parents and Families
Wonders Professional Development Consortium is excited to offer a new series of parent and family workshops. Beginning in February 2021, we will have a new topic each month. Workshops will be presented by experts from Child Development Consultants.
Wednesday, February 17, 8 - 8:30pm EST
Parent Hacks: How to Increase Your Child's Independent Play TIme
Join us for this FREE Parent + Caregiver Workshop For parents and caregivers that are interested in learning about expert tips to increase independent play time at home. * How do we teach our children to play by themselves? * What types of activities are most engaging for them to do alone? * How do we routinize independent play time at home and encourage it during the moments we need it the most? * What are reasonable expectations for children at different ages? We’ll cover all these topics and discuss tips and strategies to improve your child’s independent play. Presented by Amy Egan, Early Childhood Consultants, LLC
Wednesday, March 17, 8 - 8:30pm EST
Benefits of PLAY!
What are the benefits of play- based learning? Play is the WORK of children. Through play, children can discover their own interests, abilities and limitations; they imagine, investigate and explore. They develop memory skills, build vocabulary, learn new skills and knowledge and learn how to get on with adults and other children. Discover age- appropriate strategies to encourage play-based learning. Presented by Judi Greenberg, MS OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Child Development Consultants, LLC
Wednesday, April 21, 8 - 8:30pm EST
Setting Limits and Managing Oppositional Behavior
Join us for this FREE parent + caregiver workshop! Bring your questions and burning issues about your child’s challenging behavior to our consultant, Amy Egan, who will provide strategies for preventing tantrums and techniques to manage the meltdowns when they do occur, using positive and loving yet firm responses
Workshops for Early Childhood Professionals
Wonders Professional Development Consortium is proud to offer high quality workshops for educators. We partner with the best in the field to provide the community with current, research based information. Our goal is to provide up to date training topics that make an impact on todays early learning communities.
Wonders Professional Development Institute - 5+ MSDE Approved COK ours of Training at Your Site or Ours!
Leadership in Early Learning
Wonders Professional Development Consortium is proud to offer our Professional Development Institute. This is a full day of professional development for your team and early learning professionals in our community. Cost: $35 per person Includes: 5 Core of Knowledge hours (3 Community, 2 Professionalism) + lunch break. **Optional Morning Mindfulness session can be included for an additional fee.
3 Hours - Professionalism MSDE Approved COK
Team Building for Todays Team
This training offers an in-depth exploration into the benefits and challenges of working with teams and offers examples of effective ways to facilitate positive team interactions.
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.
3 hours - Child Growth & Development and Curriculum - MSDE Approved COK
Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games For All Children
Are you looking to learn more about supporting social and emotional learning through cooperative play? This workshop will identify techniques to promote teamwork, relationship building and empathy and helping children to develop gross and fine motor skills all while having fun.
Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning Classroom
This workshop is designed to prepare each participant to lead their respective organizations in the development of a framework for equity. This workshop will: - include strategies for developing and communicating a compelling story about why this work is important and timely for your organization/program - identify the right leaders to join in this effort - review and explain the anti-bias education goals for adults and children and how they affect your work - practice critical thinking when applying anti-bias education (A.B.E.) concepts to your own classrooms and programs
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!
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.
Basic Health & Safety
Basic Health and Safety online course offered through MSDE's Division of Early Childhood.
2.5 Hours - Virtual or In Person
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.