Early Childhood Education & Training
We offer a wide variety of MSDE-approved early childhood education and training programs to help professionals who work with children further their education and expand their offerings.
What do participants learn?
Lesson planning skills: learn how to create effective, engaging, and fun lesson plans for children of all ages
How to appropriately utilize and teach sign language: learn age-appropriate American Sign Language (ASL), and learn music and games for teaching ASL to young children
How to administer and score the ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire): the ASQ is used to screen child development in communication, fine and gross motor skills,
problem solving, and social-emotional development
How to recognize developmental delays: this training also focuses on how to most effectively communicate with families about developmental delays
How to interpret and apply the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): learn how to be inclusive of all children
Team building skills: learn about personality types, how to best communicate, and how to boost morale
Best practices for working with parents: learn how to view and treat parents as your partners
How to utilize a trauma-informed approach when working with children: during this training, you will learn 10 basic strategies for effectively working with children who have experienced trauma
How to positively discipline children and foster an effective learning environment: learn basic SEFEL (Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) techniques for infants and
toddlers,or pre-kindergarten. We also offer SEFEL Leadership Strategies training.
Strategies to support school readiness: learn how to set children up for success in elementary school
Who should participate?
Childcare providers or education professional that want to fine-tune their professional skills.
How much do
trainings cost and how do you sign up?
As part of Sheppard Pratt, the nation’s largest provider of mental health, special education, substance use, developmental disability, and social services, we also offer mental health consultations and mentoring services for childcare providers.