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October 2017

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to visit with other family child care providers, share issues, or gather information. A good time for all is the first priority! This OPEN FORUM event will provide you with the support you are looking for to help you with your family child care business personally and professionally. Take care of YOU!

6:30 p.m. registration.

Questions: 925-676-5442 (CoCoKids)

Training host: CoCoKids
2 hours

Registration: https://www.cocokids.org/cocokids-events/events/tuesday-talks-fcc-support-group-4/


October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Educators will identify common myths and truths of language development in bilingual children and practice strategies that best support the growth of English language learners in the classroom.

6:30 p.m. registration.

Questions: 925-676-5442 (CoCoKids)

Training host: CoCoKids
2 hours

Registration: https://www.cocokids.org/cocokids-events/events/multicultural-classroom-east-county/


October 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Making the Most of Classroom Interactions: This training is a modified version that will go in depth on the Instructional Support Domain and Dimensions.  You will learn strategies to help with engagement and critical thinking activities to help children understand concepts and to strengthen teacher knowledge on effective ways to provide higher order thinking opportunities.

8:30 a.m. registration, coffee, tea and water provided.

Registration deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: Call Elida Treanor at 925-771-7319 or email at etreanor@first5coco.org

Training host: First 5 Contra Costa
4 hours

Registration: https://102117mmci.eventbrite.com


October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This training will cover:
• The benefits of preparing for an emergency
• The purpose of having an emergency kit, making a plan, staying informed, and getting involved
• How to address people with disabilities
• The County OES day to day vs. in a disaster
• Disaster Readiness
• Community Warning System (CWS)-which is public alert and warning notification due to an imminent threat to life, safety and health

6:30 p.m. registration.

Questions: 925-676-5442 (CoCoKids)

Training host: CoCoKids
2 hours

Registration: https://www.cocokids.org/cocokids-events/events/disaster-planning-central-county/


October 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

*Training available ONLY for licensed Family Child Care providers and Privately Operated Center Staff.

Using a child-centered approach, participants will gain increased understanding and competence in methods for supporting emerging language and literacy capabilities, as well as guidelines concerning the creation of a print-rich environment.

8:30 a.m. registration, only light refreshments will be provided.

Due to contract negotiations this training is subject to reschedule.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Questions: 925-942-5329 (CCCOE)

Training host: UC Davis
5 hours

Registration: https://languagethroughplay-101817.eventbrite.com


November 2017

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we share and practice songs and dynamic movement games for the classroom that support student’s development not only in early literacy but in a number of learning areas that are vital for kindergarten readiness.

6:30 p.m. registration.

Questions: 925-676-5442 (CoCoKids)

Training host: CoCoKids
2 hours

Registration: https://www.cocokids.org/cocokids-events/events/story-song-movement/


November 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join us for an introduction to the CA Teaching Pyramid, an approach that provides a systematic framework that promotes social and emotional development, provides support for children’s appropriate behavior, prevents challenging behavior, and addresses problematic behavior. Trainers will address strategies for promoting social and emotional development and preventing challenging behavior.

8:30 a.m. registration, coffee, tea and water provided.

Registration deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: Call Elida Treanor at 925-771-7319 or email at etreanor@first5coco.org

Training host: First 5 Contra Costa
4 hours

Registration: https://110417csefel.eventbrite.com


November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale

This session introduces the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ERS) tool. In this session you will learn how the scale measures quality, participate in activities that will familiarize you with the content of the scale, and learn how the scale is interpreted.

8:30 a.m. registration, coffee, tea, water and lunch provided.

Registration deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: Call Elida Treanor at 925-771-7319 or email at etreanor@first5coco.org

Training host: First 5 Contra Costa
3 hours

Registration: https://111817ecers.eventbrite.com


November 18 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale

This session introduces the Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) tool. In this session you will learn how the scale measures quality, participate in activities that will familiarize you with the content of the scales, and learn how the scale is interpreted.

1:00 p.m. registration, coffee, tea and water provided.

Registration deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: Call Elida Treanor at 925-771-7319 or email at etreanor@first5coco.org

Training host: First 5 Contra Costa
3 hours

Registration: https://111817iters.eventbrite.com


December 2017

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale

This session introduces the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (ERS) tool. In this session you will learn how the scale measures quality, participate in activities that will familiarize you with the content of the scales, and learn how the scale is interpreted.

8:30 a.m. registration, coffee, tea and water provided.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
You must pre-register to attend

Questions: Call Elida Treanor at 925-771-7319 or email at etreanor@first5coco.org

Training host: First 5 Contra Costa
4 hours

Registration: https://120217fccers.eventbrite.com


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