Fall Pre-Service Institute

August 26, 2021

Agenda

9:00am-11:15am

Observing and Documenting Children’s Development via the Lens of Cultural Responsiveness: Children’s growth and development are connected to biological (genetics) and sociological (cultivated) factors. With this said, it’s important for educators to observe children as unique individuals and as collective cultural beings. In this training, educators will reflect on their current observation and documenting practices, discuss cultural considerations, and learn how to acknowledge cultural factors during observations and documentation and how to integrate such factors into curriculum, learning environments, and when planning for children’s holistic development. Audience: Birth-to-5, infant, toddler, and preschool teachers, providers, and administrators  Facilitated by:  Dr. Sharon Knight

10:00am-11:45am

Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP): Designed for those who are at risk for on the job exposure to blood and other bodily fluids in the workplace. The course teaches staff how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. Audience: Birth-to-5, infant, toddler, and preschool teachers, providers, and administrators  Facilitated by: Seattle King County Health Department

11:30am-2:15pm

Health Training for Preschool Providers: Training content includes 1) What’s New with COVID-19 (COVID-19 updates),  2) Communicable Disease in the Childcare Setting,  3) Healthy Mealtimes, Physical Distancing Activities, and Current Practices for 2021/22.  Audience: Preschool teachers, providers, and administrators  Facilitated by: Seattle King County Health Department

12:00pm-3:30pm

Introductory Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) For Birth-to-Three Providers: This training is an introductory training on the developmental screening tool Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3).  The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) gathers parent observations and insights to create a snapshot of the child's growth in areas like communication and motor development. Community providers can use the ASQ to empower parents and facilitate the family's connection to relevant resources. In this training, you will: 1) Learn how to use, score and interpret the tool, 2) Gain tips for engaging and empowering parents in this process, 3) Practice discussing results in a sensitive and productive way, and 4) Discover resources and recommendations you can offer families after an ASQ-3.  Audience: Birth-to-3, infant, and toddler teachers, providers, and administrators Facilitated by: Best Starts for Kids

2:30pm-5:00pm

How to Talk to Children About COVID-19: Help to guide the conversation.  Although these may be difficult conversations, they are also important. As adults we want to be that calm, empathetic presence while giving the right information. Training for teachers and administrators.  Audience: Preschool teachers, providers, and administrators  Facilitated by: the Center for Linguistic & Cultural Democracy (CLCD)