Professional Caregiver Workshops

14dec6:00 pm7:30 pmProfessional Caregiver WorkshopsFall Learning Series

Event Details

Re-framing Our Views: Guiding Behavior to Nurture Children’s Independence

Are you noticing behaviors in the children you care for? Whether you are a home provider or a classroom educator we all see behaviors at one point or another in our spaces. Deb Curtis once said, “Our view of children strongly determines if we support and challenge them or direct and correct them. Adults must believe that children deserve the right to choose and are capable of understanding that with rights comes responsibilities. If we believe this, then we will use our role to coach children in making good choices” (Really Seeing Children, p. 75). Join us for a night devoted to supporting and challenging children rather than directing and correcting children.


Lean into Brain Research to Enhance Your Role as an Educator and Care Giver

As an Early Childhood educator or care giver you can never take yourself out of the equation. Your space is unique and individualized because you are a unique individual. For the children in your care, you are the “just right fit” because you know them on a individual basis. It’s imperative that you lean in and use the current research to offer the highest quality of education to the young minds in your care. If you are interested in learning more about emotional regulation, register today!


Children’s Inner Voice: Discover the Positive Impacts of Emotional Safety in Learning Spaces

As Early Childhood professionals, we focus on the physical safety of children due to licensing and regulation. However, emotional safety is just as important when it comes to supporting children in their development. According to Wyoming’s Coherent Path to Quality, “Safe environments open the door for learning. When you feel emotionally or physically threatened, your body’s fight or flight instinct kicks in. When this happens, learning cannot take place. This is true for children and adults. What this means is that we must set the stage for learning to occur and regularly do a check of the emotional and physical space to ensure it is conducive for learning” (p. 21). During our time together we will be discussing strategies to create emotional safety.


Enhance Your Self Care Skills and Your Best Self to the Classroom

Burnout is defined as a “reaction to job stress in which the focus is on the physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by long-term involvement in situations that are emotionally demanding” (Pines & Aronson, 1988, p. 73). Now more than ever, we are seeing high burnout rates in Early Childhood. Fortunately, there are many strategies to enhance your selfcare skills. If you are ready to start off the new year rejuvenated and refreshed, you won’t want to miss this session. Register today!

*****Free childcare is available*****
Dinner and refreshments will be provided
Participants are able to use this event to qualify for SNAP points (If you have any further questions about SNAP, please contact Taylor Dory at
Workshop Location: Library Large Meeting Room
This is a Fall Learning Series and will be hosted the second Thursday of each month from 10 am to 11 am through December 2023.
Dates & Topics:
September 14th – Reframing Our Views: Guiding Behavior to Nurture Children’s Independence
October 12th – Lean Into Brain Research to Enhance Your Role as a Caregiver
November 9th – Children’s Inner Voice: Discover the Positive Impacts of Emotional Safety in Learning Spaces
December 14th – Enhance Your Self-Care Skills and Bring Your Best Self to Parenting



(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Large Meeting Room

310 S. 8th St., 82070