Please Note - For the 2021 Conference, select the Opening Session as your first choice, then select a morning workshop from Session 2 classes and an afternoon workshop from Session 3 classes. You will be charged the registration fee in the Opening Session Only. You must select the Opening Session option in order to process your registration.

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1-Opening Session: Implicit Bias
Dr. Rosemarie Allen has served as an educational leader for over 30 years. Her life's work is centered on ensuring ALL children have access to high quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012101 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $80.00
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2A- Addressing and Eliminating the Opportunity Gap Among African American Males in the State of Maryland
AM Session: Participants will review evidence to improve interracial attitudes by reducing prejudice and implicit biases that can undermine academic achievement.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012102 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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2B-Story of an Outsider: Creating Safe, Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable Childcare Environments for All families
AM Session: As our communities become more and more diverse, child care providers must clearly understand the importance of creating culturally competent policies and procedures that meet the needs of all families, staff and participants.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012114 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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2C- Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning Classroom
AM Session: As facilitators of learning we provide the time, space, materials and permission for children to explore their world and construct knowledge.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012103 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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2D- Is That My Problem?
AM Session: Collaboration between parents and teachers have become increasingly more important as society has recognized that schools alone cannot educate students.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012104 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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2E- Understanding and Welcoming LGBTQ+ Families and Children
AM Session: This workshop will provide participants a better understanding of how to provide welcoming environment to LGBTQ+ families and children in program policies and classroom practices.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012107 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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2F- Leading Through Adversity
AM Session: Customers (parents) complaints? AM Session: Staff being difficult? Co-workers or supervisors challenging things you do?

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012105 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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2G - The Skin You Live In
This workshop includes examples of hands-on activities to explore the simple but complex topic of skin color differences.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2112250 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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2H- How to Have Courageous Conversations
AM Session:This workshop will provide participants with a scripted plan for how to enter into a tough conversation, keep the conversation going, and how to bring it to a close.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 12:05PM - 2:05PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012106 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3A- Addressing and Elminating the Opportunity Gap Among African American Males in the State of Maryland
PM Session: Participants will review evidence to improve interracial attitudes by reducing prejudice and implicit biases that can undermine academic achievement.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012108 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3B- Story of an Outsider: Creating Safe, Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable Childcare Environments for All Families
PM Session: As our communities become more and more diverse, child care providers must clearly understand the importance of creating culturally competent policies and procedures that meet the needs of all families, staff and participants.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012115 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3C- Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning Classroom
PM Session: As facilitators of learning we provide the time, space, materials and permission for children to explore their world and construct knowledge.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012109 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3D- Is That My Problem?
PM Session: Collaboration between parents and teachers have become increasingly more important as society has recognized that schools alone cannot educate students.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012110 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3E- Understanding and Welcoming LGBTQ+ Families and Children
PM Session: This workshop will provide participants a better understanding of how to provide welcoming environment to LGBTQ+ families and children in program policies and classroom practices.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012113 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3F- Leading Through Adversity
PM Session: Customers (parents) complaints? AM Session: Staff being difficult? Co-workers or supervisors challenging things you do?

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012111 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3G - The Skin You Live In
This workshop includes examples of hands-on activities to explore the simple but complex topic of skin color differences.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2112251 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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3H- How to Have Courageous Conversations
PM Session:This workshop will provide participants with a scripted plan for how to enter into a tough conversation, keep the conversation going, and how to bring it to a close.

 
Saturday, Apr 24 2021 2:20PM - 4:20PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012112 (more details)
Location Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (view map)
Price: $0.00
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45 Hour Zero to Three Critical Competencies for Infant - Toddler Educators
Thursday 6 pm-9 pm weekly class March 18, 2021- July 1, 2021 $250.00 Providers credentialed at level 2 or higher are eligible to apply for a training voucher to attend the 45-hour Critical Competencies training.

 
Thursday, Mar 18 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 16   Class# 2012228 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
Price: $250.00
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A World of Stories
Folk tales from around the world - why and how to use them with children.

 
Wednesday, Mar 24 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012249 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Ages and Stages: Child Development Birth to Age 3
Participants discuss the children in their care following the typical sequence of stages. Discussion includes typical milestones and difficulties at each stage and the caregiver's role in supporting optimal development.

 
Tuesday, Apr 6 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012218 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Baby Talk: Early Language Development
The workshop covers the normal milestones of language in children from birth through age 3, stressing how language is “caught” by providing a rich verbal environment, and not “taught” in carefully laid out lessons.

 
Saturday, Mar 13 2021 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012233 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Basic Health and Safety Training
This workshop provides basic information about critical health and safety topics for all child care providers to meet the requirement of the proposed licensing regulation regarding training in basic health and safety areas.

 
Monday, Apr 12 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012238 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $30.00
Member Price: $25.00
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Building Resilience in Children
In this workshop participants will learn that warm and nurturing relationships between children and the adults in their lives are the most important factor in developing resilience and overcoming potential negative effects of daily stress.

 
Saturday, Mar 27 2021 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012212 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Communication: What I Meant To Say
Relationship dynamics, body language, cultural differences, and the emotions behind the words often tell much more than words themselves. Learn how to communicate respectfully and effectively with co-workers, parents and children.

 
Wednesday, Apr 28 2021 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012243 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $33.00
Member Price: $28.00
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Curriculum Planning
Look at the wide world of subject matter that may be of interest or need for your children. Use year-round planning as a way to fit topics around seasons and special days on the calendar.

 
Wednesday, Apr 14 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012224 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Early Childhood and Social Emotional Health
Participants will learn how to communicate effectively with small children in a positive and developmentally appropriate manner about challenging behaviors and the importance of staying safe with practices to prevent Germs from spreading.

 
Tuesday, Apr 6 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012216 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Providers
Learn the necessary actions to keep you and the children in your care safe in any emergency situation. You will develop an EP plan. This workshop meets OCC requirements.

 
Tuesday, Apr 13 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 2   Class# 2012239 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
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First Aid and CPR (Infant, Child and Adult) Certification
Certification for both First Aid and CPR is valid for two years. Learn how to use the AED machine to save a life.

 
Saturday, Mar 27 2021 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012247 (more details)
Location PIP Moyer Recreation Center (view map)
NonMember Price: $75.00
Member Price: $70.00
Class is Full
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Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act
(Online Training)You will be presented with information, strategies, and resources on how to develop and implement an ECE environment that is inclusive to all children and families.

 
Monday, Mar 8 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012232 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Monday, Apr 26 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012241 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Lesson Planning for Prescholld Children


 
Thursday, Apr 8 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012237 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Making Families Welcome: Positive Partnerships with Families


 
Thursday, Mar 4 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012231 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Medication Administration
Learn about MSDE's policies and procedure regarding the administration of medicine to children in your care.

 
Saturday, Apr 17 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012240 (more details)
Location PIP Moyer Recreation Center (view map)
NonMember Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
3 Seats Remaining
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Positive Words for Positive Actions
Learn how to make your child care environment more positive. Using positive language when talking to children gives them an understanding of the expectations we have. Continued…

 
Thursday, Mar 18 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012236 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Self-esteem of the Preschool Child
Overview of self-esteem theory as it relates to the preschool age. Learn indicators of self-esteem as well as strategies to increase self-esteem in particular children. Learn activities that increase self-awareness, self-expression and self-esteem.

 
Tuesday, Mar 23 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012222 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Sensory Play for Infants and Toddlers
Sensory play enables infants and toddlers to scaffold learning, building on prior experiences. Providers will learn how to use non-traditional everyday sensory items to create discovery baskets to scaffold memory and enhance brain development in I/T.

 
Tuesday, Apr 27 2021 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012242 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $33.00
Member Price: $28.00
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SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Training
Learn about the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and what you can do to prevent it.

 
Monday, Mar 22 2021 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012235 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $33.00
Member Price: $28.00
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Success Over Stress: Gain Control of Your Life
Working full time, providing quality childcare and managing your personal life can lead to large amounts of stress. Learn how to recognize and manage stress triggers and gain control of your life.

 
Tuesday, Mar 9 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012244 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
(Online Training) This is a required class for all Family Providers licensed for infants and all Center Staff working in the Infant/Toddler classrooms. Know what the new regulations are and how you will incorporate them into your home or center.

 
Monday, Mar 22 2021 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012234 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
Price: $10.00
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The Birds and The Bees as Young as Threes
Review the correct names for body parts & processes. Discuss why human reproduction is such a sensitive topic & why it is important for children & teens to have an "ask-able" adult to confide in. An extensive book list is included as a handout.

 
Saturday, Apr 10 2021 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012245 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Together Again: Group Time & Group Games
Children are more likely to participate in group activities when they can truly participate! Enliven your circle time with engaging activities including traditional children’s games. Bring some curriculum themes & leave with new ideas.

 
Wednesday, Mar 17 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012161 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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You Can Do This! Accommodating All Children in Your Program
This workshop session provides an overview of the characteristics of inclusive child care and ways caregivers can support different needs for different children.

 
Thursday, Apr 22 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sessions 1   Class# 2012246 (more details)
Location Online - Virtual Training (view map)
NonMember Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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