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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS 2015-2016

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.

Baby Teeth are Important! Brush! Dental Health Curriculum – 2 hours
Learn how important dental health is for growing bodies and how to prevent the number one health concern for preschoolers – dental decay – through tooth brushing and nutrition. Includes a curriculum book of multi-disciplinary activities to encourage good dental health plus storybooks (value $32).

Exploring Nature with Children: Getting the Most from PBS Resources & Growing Up WILD! – 3 hours
Leaves, water, plants and a wide variety of wild life can be spotted no matter where you live.  Stepping outside and exploring nature can be an engaging lesson for young children.  Includes: math, language arts, music and movement. This workshop includes the curriculum book Growing Up Wild (value $29.44), and several children’s storybooks (value $37).   

Breathe Easy: Adapting Your Environment for Children With Asthma – 2 hours
Many people think there is little they can do to help the child with asthma. This workshop spends time demonstrating simple changes to prevent hospital stays. Simple things can be done to reduce the triggers for these children. Includes children’s storybooks (value $18).

Parent Communication: It’s Easy! It’s Important! – 2 hours
When teachers and parents are on the same side, children thrive and so does your business.  Learn some easy ways to grow relationships with parents. The result may also increase your enrollment! Cost includes several children’s storybooks (value $24)

STEM with Young Children: Design a Glider – 2 hours
Children are natural scientists and can learn to be engineers. Use the engineering design process (ask-think-plan-test-make better) to find the best solution to design a glider. The Dayton STEM School curriculum is the guidebook and handout along with several children’s storybooks (value $37).

Print Rich Environments: Creating Learning Environments for the Whole Child – 2 hours
Build language and literacy skills by using simple activities to make children aware of the words and print in their environment and in books. Cost includes several children’s storybooks (value $24).

Math is Everywhere – 2 hours
ath includes geometric shapes, numbers, size, pattern, and order. Explore the math concepts that can be part of early childhood settings. Use story books and video to help teach math. Cost includes several children’s storybooks to add to your library (value $ 24).

Literacy Experiences Using PBS Resources – 2 hours
Engage young children and the adults who care for them in interactive literacy skills. Adults will develop confidence in their skills to teach and foster early literacy skills using both digital and hands-on activities. Includes DVD with a week of literacy lessons and storybooks (value $28).

Investigating the Learning Environment and Its Impact on Behavior – 2 hours
Explore best practice strategies and change the physical childcare environment to promote social emotional control. Curriculum ideas will be presented to teach appropriate social skills and concepts. Includes children’s storybooks (value $24). 

Dec. 3, 2016 - $25
10:30am – 12:30pm

Dec. 3, 2016 - $25

Math is Everywhere! @ Children’s Medical Ctr. 1 Children’s Way, Dayton

Dec. 5, 2016 - FREE
6:15PM – 8:15PM

Dec. 5, 2016 - FREE

Breathe Easy: Adapting Your Environment for Children with Asthma @ Mini University Main Office - 115 Harbert Dr. Beavercreek 45440 Greene

 Dec. 6, 2016 - $35
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dec. 6, 2016 - $35

Encouraging Language Development In Infants and Toddlers @ Child Care Choices, 4817 St. Rte. 202, Tipp City

Jan. 7, 2017 - Free
10:30am – 12:30pm

Jan. 7, 2017 - Free

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social & Emotional Development @ Children's Medical Ctr. - 1 Children's Plaza Dayton, OH Montgomery

Jan. 21, 2017 - FREE
8:30am – 3:30pm

Jan. 21, 2017 - FREE

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 3 Workshop @ ThinkTV 110 S. Jefferson St. Dayton

Feb. 4, 2017 - FREE
10:30am – 12:30pm

Feb. 4, 2017 - FREE

1, 2, 3, Count with Me: Building Math Skills through Play with Preschoolers @ Children's Medical Ctr. - 1 Children's Plaza Dayton, OH Montgomery

Feb. 11, 2017 - FREE
8:30am – 3:15pm

Feb. 11, 2017 - FREE

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 3 Workshops @ Shelby County DJFS - 227 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney Shelby

Feb. 25, 2017 - FREE
10:30am – 3:00pm

Feb. 25, 2017 - FREE

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 2 Workshops @ Park Branch Clark Co. Public Library - 1119 Bechtle Ave, Springfield Clark

Feb. 28, 2017 - FREE
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Feb. 28, 2017 - FREE

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social & Emotional Development @ Child Care Choices - 4817 St. Route 202 Tipp City 45371 Miami

Mar. 4, 2017 - FREE
10:30am – 12:30pm

Mar. 4, 2017 - FREE

The ABCs of Getting Ready to Read @ Children's Medical Ctr. - 1 Children's Plaza Dayton, OH Montgomery

Mar. 16, 2017 - FREE
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Mar. 16, 2017 - FREE

1, 2, 3, Count With Me @ Child Care Choices - 4817 St. Route 202 Tipp City 45371 Miami

Mar. 18, 2017 @ FREE
8:30am – 3:30pm

Mar. 18, 2017 @ FREE

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 3 Workshop @ ThinkTV - 110 S. Jefferson St. Dayton Montgomery

Mar. 21, 2017 - FREE
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Mar. 21, 2017 - FREE

The ABCs of Getting Ready to Read @ Child Care Choices - 4817 St. Route 202 Tipp City 45371 Miami

May 16, 2017 -
6:30PM – 8:30PM

May 16, 2017 -

1, 2, 3, Count With Me @ ThinkTV - 110 S. Jefferson St. Dayton Montgomery

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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.