Fall Pre-Service Institute

August 27, 2021

Agenda

9:00am-12:15pm

Health Training for Birth-to-Three Infant Toddler 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: Birth-to-3, infant, and toddler teachers, providers, and administrators  Facilitated by: Seattle King County Health Department

9:00am-12:15pm

Mindfulness Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Mindful self-care enhances your physical, mental and emotional health. The act of self-care is pivotal to maintain optimal health especially during the time of COVID-19. This wellness session will explore self-care techniques and tools to support mindfulness. Participants will learn and engage in a mindfulness practice, including gentle yoga, breathing techniques, positive thinking and visualization to incorporate in the workplace. Audience: Birth-to-5, infant, toddler, and preschool teachers, providers, and administrators  Facilitated by: Charlene Marie Muhammad, LD, CNS, C-IAYT

1:00pm-3:15pm

Getting Started, The First 30 Days Through a Culturally Responsive Lens: The first 30-days of a child’s experience within an early learning setting, can impact a child’s perception of peers, school, and teachers. Such experience can develop within a child a sense of belonging (feeling like this is a place where I can be myself, grow, and feel happy) or a sense of disconnect (feeling like this place is so different and scary, I can’t be myself, and I am feeling alone and lost).  In this training, educators preview approaches, resources, and tools for creating a climate of caring and developing a culturally responsive learning environment for children and their families.  Audience: Birth-to-5, infant, toddler, and preschool teachers, providers, and administrators  Facilitated by: Dr. Sharon Knight

3:30pm-4:45pm

Body Safety & Risky/Rough Play: A practical guide on how to keep kids safe during risky/rough play, manage natural curiosity about bodies and private parts; and support their learning of body safety and boundaries. Audience: Preschool teachers, providers, and administrators Facilitated by: Seattle King County Health Department