TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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Currently Open for Registration:
CICC TOT: Project EXCEPTIONAL: A Guide to Training and Recruiting Child Care Providers to Serve Young Children with Disabilities
Title: CICC TOT: Project EXCEPTIONAL: A Guide to Training and Recruiting Child Care Providers to Serve Young Children with Disabilities
DEVELOP Course ID: 123137
Course Date(s): Wednesdays, March 6, 13,20, and 27 2019
Course Time: Chat: 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Course Format: Online ETL
Cost: $200
Course Instructor: Cindy Croft
Application Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019
Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Email Notification Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Maximum Capacity: Minimum 10/Maximum 15
Short Description: This Train the Trainer course Project EXCEPTIONAL: A Guide to Training and Recruiting Child Care Providers to Serve Young Children with Disabilities is based on a two-volume training curriculum from the California Dept. of Education. Volume 1 contains 9 narrative chapters which correspond to the training activities in Volume 2 on topics such as disability awareness, inclusion law, family/professional partnerships and identifying/referring children at risk as well as much more. Each of the nine chapters has 5–8 training activities that can be turned into 2–3 workshops per chapter. Other handouts will be downloadable from classroom. The training of trainers is four weeks in length with mandatory message board postings and four mandatory 45-minute chats. In addition, there will be required correspondence between the instructor and each participant in the form of reflections of learning.  Materials included in fee and will be provided.

2-hour Courses you will be able to deliver after TOT:

  • Who Will Care for Our Children: A Historical Perspective of Services for Young Children with Disabilities
  • More Alike than Different
  • Living with Disability: The Family Perspective
  • Inclusion: Developmentally Appropriate Practice for All Young Children
  • Family Caregiver Partnerships
  • When Concerns Arise: Identifying and Referring Children with Exceptional Needs
  • Caregiving Strategies for Building Resilience in Children at Risk
  • Caring for Young Children with Physical Disabilities
Trainer Qualifications Criteria:  Trainer Level

  • Trainer I & II, Master Trainer, Content Experts in the following KCFs: Child Development and Learning (I), Promoting Social and Emotional Development (IIc), Relationships with Families (III)

Experience working with:

  • Children with special needs in a program or as a parent

Educational Experience (Coursework, Professional Development)
Additional PD on:

  • Updated relevant experience on inclusion, special needs, mental health