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- - - 2016 - - -

March-April

Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom
 A FREE 4-part Literacy series for Early Childhood Educators:
 (You will receive a professional development certificate after each series)

  1. Music, Felt Boards, Pocket Charts, and Acting out Favorite Stories in the Early Childhood Classroom
    Thursday, March 3rd 6-8pm
  2. Environmental Print, Writing, Storytelling, and Puppetry in the Early Childhood Classroom
    Thursday, March 17th 6-8pm
  3. Literacy Games, Teaching the Alphabet, and Literacy across the Curriculum in the Early Childhood Classroom
    Thursday, March 31st 6-8pm
  4. Eric Carle Collages: Teaching your students to become illustrators and writers using Eric Carle literature
    Thursday, April 14th 6-8pm

Core Knowledge Area: Teaching and Learning, Promoting Child Growth & Development

Literacy is an essential part of Early Childhood Education.  These workshops will teach you different hands on activities that promote early reading, writing, and communication through music, storytelling, puppetry, textures, phonics, and games.  We will explore with different materials so you feel confident to try the activities in your classroom right away. I will introduce children’s literature and activities that incorporate math, science, art, social studies, health, and motor development. This training is geared for Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten age children.


Presenter: Shannon James Bentzler, Master’s ECE, Master Teacher Level 3 credential, state of NH certification ECE, Literacy Curriculum Coordinator PCC, Pre-K teacher, and Child Care Co-Director

 

April PCC To Offer Preschool Sun Safety Curriculum
and Training to NH Early Learning Centers

 

Mar - Apr The Adult and “Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).

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Jan - Feb The Adult and “Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).

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Jan 30

Safe Sitter®
Safe Sitter® is a program for 11-14 year olds where you will learn life-saving skills so you can be safe if you’re home alone or watching younger children.

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Apr 4
6:15-9:15 pm

CCB: Caring For Infants and Toddlers Training Code: CCB02

Capacity: 50 3,4 Andrea Foster, ECMPWT $0

This training will focus on the importance of developing relationship-based practices that support attachment, infant and toddler development and developmentally appropriate curriculum. The Early Learning Standards, Infant and Toddler Competencies, and Credential endorsement will be introduced. The target audience for this training is foundational, Intermediate and those seeking review.

Registration is through the NH Professional Registry: https://nhportal.naccrraware.net/nh/

 
- - - Completed in 2015 - - -
Nov -Dec Helping Kids Get Along:
Fostering Children’s Social and Emotional Competence
Sept - Oct -
Nov - Dec

The Adult and “Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).
* Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

 

August 12

“Ray and the Sunbeatables”: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers

Core Knowledge Areas:  Promoting Child Growth & Development, Building Family & Community Relationships, and Teaching & Learning

This workshop will train preschool educators about sun safety and how they can help protect the children in their care.  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States with an estimated 1 in 5 people developing it in their lifetime.  Anyone, regardless of skin color, can develop skin cancer, including the most serious type, melanoma but in can be prevented!  The CATCH program (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), in conjunction with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, now provides evidence-based sun protection curriculum to early childhood programs.  In an effort to educate young children and their parents about how critical sun protection is, participants will learn how to bring the “Ray and the Sunbeatables” team to life in their classrooms.  This curriculum can be used for toddler through school-age.  Participants should be prepared for an outdoor component, hands-on and group activities!

May 8

Creating a Sustainability Plan for HEPA and CATCH Kids Club at your After-School Site.  Workshop #5
Celebrate success, present favorite games, and collaborate with the same cohort of sites tocreate a future plan of sustainability for healthy eating and physical activity at your site.

Core Knowledge Areas: Teaching & Learning and Promoting Child Growth & Development

ACROSS NH is offering this workshop series to sites looking to align with the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards.

CATCH Kids Club works! It has been kid-tested and approved, and it has been demonstrated to increase children’s physical activity.

CATCH Kids Club is easy to use! It is designed for leaders with a variety of skill levels. The games box includes over 350 fun activities and suggested lesson plans that are well explained and outlined to make facilitation easy.

THIS WORKSHOP SERIES IS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE YOUR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION

April 23

Recyclable Art: Process vs. Product

Core Knowledge Area: Teaching and Learning-Strategies for Teaching and Learning & Curriculum and Environment

Training Description: Recyclable Art: Process vs. Product—During this free workshop for Childcare professionals, we will explore ways to incorporate more “free art” into our day. Through small group discussion and hands-on exploration, Childcare professionals will not only gain a better understanding of what is meant by “process-focused art” and “product focused art” but, also actual ideas to use in their classrooms. Participants will also learn how NAEYC supports more “process-focused art” and how we can utilize recycling materials in carrying out these playful art activities.

April 20th

Literacy Workshop

Core Knowledge Area: Teaching and Learning

Training Description: Literacy is an essential part of Early Childhood Education. This free workshop will teach you different hands on activities that promote early reading, writing, and communication through music, storytelling, puppetry, textures, phonics, and games. We will explore with different materials so you feel confident to try the activities in your classroom right away. I will introduce children’s literature and activities that incorporate math, science, art, social studies, health, and motor development. We will end the class by learning how to create an Eric Carle collage with your students. This training is geared for Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten age children.

May 13
June 17

FIRST AID/CPR & AED Training at a discount for all ECE Teachers

The Adult and “Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” course incorporates the
latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back
injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older)
and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).

 
- - - Completed in 2014 - - -
 

Afterschool Basics (ASB)

ACROSS NH is pleased to offer the Afterschool Basics Series in Penacook, NH. This series, intended for school-age afterschool care professionals, is presented in 3 modules and provides an overview of youth development and afterschool programming for youth from the elementary through high school years.

 

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course

When :
Thursday, September 11th, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, September 18th, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, October 23rd, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday, November 13th, 6pm-9pm $65

Cost $75

Sept 24

Wednesday, September 24 – Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Building a Healthy Brain (PCAN02)

Core Knowledge Area:   Promoting Child Growth & Development

The development of the brain begins at conception and continues across the life span. Child care professionals support and promote very young children's health brain development when they use relationships, respect, repetition, routines, and responsive interactions - the "5 R's." In this session, participants identify ways to purposefully use these five strategies in their work with very young children and their families. This is a Zero to Three Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect training.

May 20 Developing Children’s Portfolios Core Knowledge Area: Observing Documenting & Assessing, Developing as a Professional, Promoting Child Growth & Development

This workshop will be an introduction to creating and maintaining developmental portfolios in the Early Childhood classroom setting. We will discuss what portfolios are, why they are important, and a variety of strategies for maintaining them. Participants will see many styles, both hard-copy and electronic. Participants should come prepared with art/writing samples, written observations about the children in their classroom, and/or photographs of the children in action. We will be working with various data collection tools and developmental milestone resources, including the NH Early Learning Guidelines, ASQ3, Focused Portfolios™ and School Chapters ePortfolios. Participants will share their own experiences, share their own barriers and suggest strategies to other participants.
   
Feb/Mar Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).

• Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

   
 
 
   
  First Aid/CPR/AED Recertification

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the
latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back
injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older)
and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age).

Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

- - - 2013 - - -

December 3

Bringing Strengthening Families to Life in Your Classroom: Exploring the Tools, Resources and Systems to Get You There!

Core Knowledge Areas: Building Family and Community Relationships, Observing, Documenting and Assessing, Developing as a Professional

Strengthening Families is a national initiative that provides a framework of strategies and protective factors, which provide a strategic approach to child abuse and neglect prevention.

This workshop is designed for the early childhood or afterschool professional to provide an overview of the Strengthening Families: Through Early Care and Education approach to working with children and families and the on-line and "live" technical assistance tools they can access to support their work. Through guided exploration, the early childhood and/or afterschool professional will gain an understanding of how Strengthening Families can increase their capacity to engage families in dynamic and innovative ways. At the same time, utilizing research based and web-based tools to inform their classroom and program practice. Participants will explore the concepts, principles and visions for Strengthening Families through a national and local perspective. At the same time gaining a deeper look at implementation strategies, the tools and resources needed make the protective factors and program strategies come alive in their classroom and programs!

Workshop participants will receive information on how to obtain a copy of the Strengthening Families guidebook, on-line and "live" tools and resources to employ in their everyday work with children and families. Information will be provided regarding the FREE on-line assessment system offered to New Hampshire as part of the Strengthening Families initiative. Participants will also receive an overview of the "Bringing Protective Factors to Life" On-Line Course offered FREE by the National Alliance of the Children's Trust to expand the learning after the workshop!

This dynamic training will provide participants the an opportunity to explore the Strengthening Families prevention framework through hands-on fun activities, exploration of values and beliefs about their work with families, and exposure to free to low-cost tools, resources and information to inform and enhance their practice!

October 22 Facilitating Creative Block Play With All Ages

Core Knowledge Areas: Curriculum and Environment, Children's Learning and Development, Communication

August 8 Digital Photography and Electronic Portfolios in the EC Classroom

Core Knowledge Areas: Teaching & Learning and Observing, Documenting & Assessing

Many early childhood educators rely on the wonders of digital photography to do their work. Whether it is documenting an activity, creating portfolios, or marketing your program, photographs are an important part of our day to day experience. Learn to take photographs that enhance the image of your program and learn how to use these photographs to create an electronic portfolio that accurately documents each child's growth and development. Come to this workshop and get some tips to help. Bring your digital camera or smart phone with you for practice! Presenter: Elizabeth Brunette, ECMPWT

March 7, 14, 21

BOOST NH is pleased to offer the Afterschool BasicsModule 3 in Penacook, NH. This series is intended for school-age afterschool care professionals and consists of 9 workshops that provide an overview of youth development and afterschool programming for youth from the elementary through high school years. The workshops support the Direct Service Afterschool Credential.

Module 1 (Workshops 1-3) focuses on social, emotional, and cognitive development

Module 2 (Workshops 4-6) focuses on physical development and safety

Module 3 (Workshops 7-9) focuses on program environment and curriculum

The Afterschool Basics Module 3 will be presented from 9:30a to Noon over three sessions as follows:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2013 for Workshop 7 (2.5 PD hours)
  • Thursday, March 14, 2013 for Workshop 8 (2.5 PD hours)
  • Thursday, March 21, 2013 for Workshop 9 (2.5 PD hours)

Presenter: BOOST NH Trainer Lynn Stanley, LICSW, ASMPWT, ASMPIM, ASMPPC, ASMPF.

Professional Development Hours: Participants must attend all 3 sessions in order to receive full credit for the completion of Module 3. 10 PD hours will be awarded to those who complete the 3 sessions, which includes fieldwork in your program.

February 1, 8, 22

Afterschool Basics Series: Module 2

Module Two of the Afterschool Basics series will be offered on
February 1st, 8th, 22nd from 9:30am to Noon in the PCC Gymnasium.

Module Two focuses on the Physical Environment and Safety for youth
(elementary school through high school).

Participants must attend all 3 session in order to receive full credit for the completion of Module Two. 10 PD hours will be awarded to those who complete 3 sessions, which includes fieldwork in your program. This training is offered at no cost to you, courtesy of BOOST NH & PCC. Pre-registration required.

Presenter: BOOST NH Trainer Lynn Stanley, LICSW, ASMPWT, ASMPIM, ASMPPC, ASMPF.

Pre-registration required. To register call 1-855-30BOOST or e-mail dian@seresc.net.

January 24

"Sensory Processing: Identifying Patterns, Providing Supports and Implementing Strategies"

This workshop addresses the difficulty in the way the brain takes in, organizes, and uses sensory information, causing a child to have problems interacting effectively in the way the brain takes in, organizes and uses sensory information, causing the child to have problems interacting effectively in the everyday environment.

Core Knowledge Areas: Teaching & Learning and Promoting Child Growth & Development

Presenter: Amy Upton, Early Childhood Master Professional, Workshop Trainer

- - - 2012 - - -

Nov

Red Cross Babysitters Class
PCC will scholarship half the cost.

Nov 29

CPR/FIRST AID

Sep20
Sep 27
Oct 4

 

Afterschool Basics Series:

Module One of the Afterschool Basics series will be offered on September 20th, 27th, and October 4th from 9:30am – Noon in the PCC Gymnasium.

Module One focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of youth from elementary school through high school.

Participants must attend all 3 sessions in order to receive full credit for the completion of Module One. 10 PD hours will be awarded to those who complete the 3 sessions, which includes fieldwork in your program. This training is offered at no cost to you, courtesy of BOOST NH.

Presenter is BOOST NH Trainer Ashlee Fye, CAGS, ASMPWT, ASMPIM, ASMPPC.

Aug 21

Infant/Child CPR/First Aid Tuesday 8/21
In the PCC Community Room
$25 for each certificate = $50 for both.

Please contact Bowccrr@eastersealsnh.org to register.

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, June 12

Building Blocks for a Healthy Brain – A Two Part Series.

Participants must attend both sessions to receive a certificate.

Cost: $10.00 due the evening of the first workshop. (Cash or business checks please)

The registration fee will cover both sessions.

Part One – “Straw, Sticks or Bricks?" Core Knowledge Area: Teaching and Learning. What does The Three Little Pigs and brain development have in common? Come join us for two evenings of fun facts, fairy tales, and brain development and find out. What’s the truth behind brain development and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP)? What practices provide optimal opportunities for brain development? When you leave, you will have new ideas and activities to try with the children in your program.

Part Two – “Not by the Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin...” Core Knowledge Area: Teaching and Learning. What does The Three Little Pigs and brain development have in common? Come join us for two evenings of fun facts, fairy tales, and brain development and find out. What’s the truth behind brain development and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP)? What practices provide optimal opportunities for brain development? When you leave, you will have new ideas and activities to try with the children in your program. Part two will focus on strategies that will help you re-commit to designing curriculum with the brain in mind. It isn’t as hard as you may think!!

March 24

In collaboration with Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, the Penacook Community Center is proud to present:

"Helping Hands, Healing Hearts": Day Session for Children and Families

Designed for children (ages 6-17) and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Trained Hospice staff and volunteers will provide opportunities for families to explore the impact of grief on their lives and learn various ways to cope with loss.

February 20

Beyond the Basics: School-Age Care: It’s Not Pre-School for Big Kids

Cost: FREE

Core Knowledge Area: Teaching and Learning

This workshop will discuss the unique challenges older children present in mixed age settings. This workshop will focus on activities and special considerations for school age children, how to develop an environment suitable for all ages, and how to deal with behavior issues in a mixed age setting.

February 18

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training

January 9

"Guidance Matters" and "Using Your Brain Under Pressure"
Core knowledge area: Social/Emotional Development

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