Do you work with or have non-verbal children of your own? This is a great opportunity to learn some strategies to communicate with children who have speech difficulties and delays. “Communicating with Non-Verbal Children” will be held on Monday, May 2 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Parents and providers are strongly encouraged to attend! Cost is $25/Member and $30/Non-Member. Call 301-290-0040 to sign up or register online at the following link- http://bit.ly/1VIMADM.
Stress! It’s Not Worth It- Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Join instructor Kelsey Colvin this Thursday to discuss stress triggers, the body’s response to stress and ways to handle and reduce stress for yourself and the children in your care.
Remember – stress is developmental. Just as a young child may experience stress over kindergarten, and an adult may feel stress over finances and taxes. Caregivers experience stress in a similar developmental way. New caregivers may be uncomfortable with basic caregiving techniques, such as proper diapering, feeding, documentation, or sanitation. More experienced caregivers are probably comfortable with basic caregiving, but may experience stress over conflicts with parents or coworkers. Effective directors are aware of the experience, competencies, and potential stressors of each teacher or caregiver. Staff turnover is common in early childhood programs, so each staff member will generally have different levels of stressors.
There is no better time than now to reign in your stress and start fresh for summer!
Cost: $25 / Member, $30 / Nonmember