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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS 2017-2018

Our Mission is to empower and engage child care providers by providing top-notch training with hands-on activities and developmentally appropriate resources to better the lives of children and families in our area. Providers will have the materials and ideas to put into practice current child development theories. Handouts include picture books, resource books, and educational materials. Please register on www.occrra.org. Schedule is subject to change. Questions? Call Debi Thevenin 937-220-1708, dthevenin@thintv.org or Tina Spaulding at 937-220-1670, tspaulding@thinktv.org.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social & Emotional Development -  2 hours
This is hosted at the Edcamp site. Participants will be able to identify multiple strategies that can be used to build positive relationships with young children and to help young children cope with separation anxiety.

ENCOURAGING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS AND TODDLERS – 2 HOURS.
se the environment as well as activities to encourage language development in the very youngest children. Use specific activities to include parents in the learning and teaching of language. This includes story books for your library.

Reducing Stress and Building Resilience – 2 hours
This workshop will help early childhood educators and providers to identify personal stress triggers and develop strategies to cope with stress and practice mindfulness. Participants will also practice multiple teaching strategies that will support young children’s self-regulation skills and positive social behaviors.

Teaching Persistence – 2 hours
This workshop for early childhood educators and providers will focus on multiple teaching strategies that will support young children’s persistence in carrying out challenging tasks including self-help skills such as buttoning, tying and zipping.

STEM Everywhere Every Day – 2 hours
Everyday routines can provide wonderful opportunities to incorporate stem (science, technology, engineering and math) learning into a child’s day in meaningful and relevant ways. Explore resources and strategies that will engage young children in age-appropriate, stem-related activities that connect to everyday routines.

Important Note:

**Ohio Approved is the new Step Up Approved. It includes all Step Up requirements as well as Ohio Dept. of Education requirements. As of July 1, 2017, all providers needing to fulfill Step Up requirements for Star rating will need to get Ohio Approved hours. 

Nov. 8, 2018 - $35
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Nov. 8, 2018 - $35

Encouraging Language Development in Infants and Toddlers - Tipp City |Miami County

Nov. 29, 2018 - $35
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Nov. 29, 2018 - $35

Reducing Stress and Building Resilience, ORTL 1 - Dayton |Montgomery County

Dec. 6, 2018 - FREE
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Dec. 6, 2018 - FREE

Let's Get Wild: Engaging Children Through Nature - Troy | Miami County

Dec 6, 2018 - $35
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Dec 6, 2018 - $35

Supporting Brain Development in Infants and Toddlers - Tipp City | Miami County

Jan 5, 2019 - FREE
10:30AM – 12:30PM

Jan 5, 2019 - FREE

Reducing Stress And Building Resilience - Dayton | Montgomery County

Jan 19, 2019 - Free
10:30AM – 12:30PM

Jan 19, 2019 - Free

Reducing Stress And Building Resilience ORTL 1 - Springfield | Clark County

Jan 26, 2019 - Free
9:00AM – 1:00PM

Jan 26, 2019 - Free

Won't You be My Neighbor? Supporting Social Emotional Development - Fairborn | Greene County

Feb 2, 2019
10:30AM – 12:30PM

Feb 2, 2019

Teaching Persistence ORTL 2 - Dayton | Montgomery County

Feb 23, 2019 - FREE
8:00AM – 3:30PM

Feb 23, 2019 - FREE

ORTL 1, 2, & 3 - Dayton | Montgomery County

Mar 16, 2019 - FREE
10:30AM – 12:30PM

Mar 16, 2019 - FREE

Teaching Persistence ORTL 2 - Springfield | Clark County

Mar 28, 2019 - FREE
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Mar 28, 2019 - FREE

Reducing Stress and Building Resilience ORTL 1 - Xenia | Greene County

Apr 20, 2019 - FREE
10:30AM – 12:30PM

Apr 20, 2019 - FREE

STEM Everywhere Every Day ORTL 3 - Springfield | Clark County

Apr 25, 2019 - FREE
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Apr 25, 2019 - FREE

Teaching Persistence ORTL 2 - Xenia | Greene County

May 23, 2019 - FREE
6:30PM – 8:30PM

May 23, 2019 - FREE

STEM Everywhere Every Day ORTL 3 - Xenia | Greene County

Important Note:

**Ohio Approved is the new Step Up Approved. It includes all Step Up requirements as well as Ohio Dept. of Education requirements. As of July 1, 2017, all providers needing to fulfill Step Up requirements for Star rating will need to get Ohio Approved hours. 

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FAQ

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How do I schedule a station tour for my classroom?

  

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We conduct station tours Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.  If you would like to set up a station tour or request a special tour date or time please call (937) 220-1708 or email: dthevenin@thinktv.org.

  

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Where can I attend an early learning workshop?

  

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Our community workshops help parents, educators and child care providers extend the learning value of our educational program offerings. Click here for a complete list of community workshops.  For more information or to register for a workshop call Tina Spaulding (937-220-1670) or email at: tspaulding@thinktv.org.

  

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How can I help make sure my child is prepared to begin school?

  

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ThinkTV’s Ready to Learn service is designed to help young children become effective learners.  Use “View, Read, Do” to extend your child’s television learning. 

  

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What is the PBS Kids Writers Contest?

  

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This contest was created to encourage children to express themselves through writing and drawing.  Each year we invite children to write, illustrate and submit stories to ThinkTV.  First, second and third place winners are chosen in four categories Kindergarten, first, second and third grades.  Contact Debi Thevenin  (937-220-1708), email: dthevenin@thinktv.org for more information.