February 2020
Date / Time Category / Class Location
Feb 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Fortalecimiento de las familias (Gratis para los programas de L&G)   Fortalecimiento de los Factores de protección de las Familias son un nuevo enfoque que ayuda a la prevención del abuso y negligencia infantil; brindándoles un marco para la promoción del...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Strengthening Families Protective Factors are new framework for child abuse and neglect prevention and promoting optimal child development. The protective factors shift the focus of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. By...
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
Feb 3, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This class will create several theme-based art projects using different forms of media. Discussions will include ways to engage young children with the use of music to assist with transition and learning art processes.  ...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 6, 2020
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
This training will cover guidance strategies that work best with children from age 3-12 including the 4 styles of parenting and the results of each. Participants will discuss: How does taking the “long range view” rather than a "quick fix" change our approach?  ...
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
Feb 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
The goal of the Medic First Aid/CPR is to provide training in a relaxed and user friendly atmosphere. It will cover First Aid and Infant, Child and Adult CPR. This class time includes many video segments putting together real life scenarios and hands on practice. This certificate is valid for two...
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1949 Gilliam Way
Feb 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Principles of Child Development and Learning
Planning curriculum to achieve important learning goals is one of the aspects for effective teaching of young children.  In this training participants will reference the Alaska Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) as a tool to develop intentional planning activities and strategies for supporting...
KETCHIKAN
thread Southeast AK
1200 Tongass Ave.
Feb 8, 2020
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
The Heartsaver: First Aid, CPR & AED Certification is a research-proven course from the American Heart Association. Facilitated by Mat-Su Med Training, the Heartsaver course teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 8, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism
The Alaska’s Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies (AK ECCKC) are designed to assist ECL educators develop the many skills needed to provide quality programs for children. This session will provide an introduction to AK ECCKC, how they are organized, and how they connect to and...
KETCHIKAN
thread Southeast AK
1200 Tongass Ave.
Feb 10, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
Presented by the Asthma & Allegery Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter, this course gives child care providers the tools & knowledge they need to care for children with asthma & allergies. Information covered includes: Asthma Symptoms & precipitating factors Warning signs of...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 11, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Date: February 11, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 pm   Sign language is an excellent way for nonverbal children to communicate. Learn how implementing basic sign language can improve your classroom.   ...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
February 11, 2020
Cancelled
Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism
"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." Antoine de Saint-Exupery We all know it's challenging being an adult every day. You CAN add playfulness into your day and still be a professional....
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
February 12, 2020
Cancelled
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This class will focus on how to use finger plays effectively when planning multi-sensory lessons that engage preschoolers with literacy and numeracy skills. Come join the fun and leave prepared with nursery rhymes, movement songs, transitional songs, and more! Discuss, practice, and play with...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 13, 2020
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus & creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. Instructor will show participants how this style of art can be...
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
Feb 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Strengthening Families Protective Factors are new framework for child abuse and neglect prevention and promoting optimal child development. The protective factors shift the focus of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. By...
JUNEAU
thread Southeast AK
VTRC Building
Feb 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
Este entrenamiento esta orientado a entender  y comprender el  desarrollo social y emocional en los ninos y los factores que influyen en esta. Durante el entrenamiento revisaremos las teorias Psicologicas y las recientes investigaciones sobre la coneccion entre el impacto de relaciones...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
February 18, 2020
Cancelled
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
While there is no magic wand or special trick to nip challenging behavior in the bud, this session will explore some of the foundations for creating an environment and teaching social skills that will effectively decrease those unwanted behaviors. ...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Baby Doll Circle Time is about increasing Attunement, attachement and joy for the developoment in children in care. IN this session participants  will explorea curriculum that is designed to help early educators create meaningful one-on-one relationships in a child care setting . Creator Becky...
JUNEAU
thread Southeast AK
VTRC Building
Feb 20, 2020
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
This class will help caregivers increase their knowledge on feeding babies 6 months-12 months. Providing babies with the right types of foods at the right time supports optimal growth and nutrition. This class will touch on the do's and don'ts of feeding babies 6 months and older to...
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
February 20, 2020
Cancelled
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and some key concepts for using STEAM with preschool children. This class will review strategies to help preschoolers learn, develop skills and positive attitudes about STEAM as well as include activities related to STEAM concepts...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 22, 2020
Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation
Your written Policies help to guide you and your staff to provide a safe, healthy and smooth running program. Bring your existing Policies to compare and contrast with samples and other programs. If you don’t yet have Policies in place, come and get the resources you need to get started. ...
KETCHIKAN
thread Southeast AK
TBA
Feb 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
The Pyramid Model Foundations Training series is an evidence based prevention/intervention framework that prevents challenging behaviors and promotes healthy social and emotional development by supporting positive relationships, creating engaging environments, providing concrete teaching...
KENAI
thread Southcentral AK
Kenai thread Office
Feb 24, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Strengthening Families Protective Factors are new framework for child abuse and neglect prevention and promoting optimal child development. The protective factors shift the focus of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. By...
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 24, 2020
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Yes! Infants and toddlers are natural scientists. Just like scientists they use the same skills to understand the world around them.  This workshop offers both knowledge and application about how infant and toddler teachers can help infants and toddlers develop these important higher-order...
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
February 25, 2020
Cancelled
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
Research suggests a vital role for executive function in children’s social and emotional development. Why? No one is born with executive function skills, because the foundation begins when babies first learn to pay attention. Come to class and be able to identify the unique set of executive...   (Register)
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 25, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
The more children play, the more they learn. Let's explore fun activities and experiences that will help children develop gross motor skills and promote intellectual development. In this training we will learn about different activities that will encourage children to learn by engaging in...   (Register)
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 26, 2020
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This hands on training will allow participants to explore the wonder of watercolors. During the training, participants will focus on how “process art” is done.  There will be a variety of stations where participants can appreciate watercolor using dry on dry technique, wet on wet...   (Register)
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
Feb 26, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Parents, caregivers and teachers can develop early literacy skills in children from birth. Early literacy skills lead the way for fluency and comprehension in reading, an essential skill for school success. Attendees will learn what early literacy is and how it is shaped by brain development from...   (Register)
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Description TBA.   (Register)
JUNEAU
thread Southeast AK
VTRC Building
Feb 27, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Principles of Child Development and Learning
Come learn all about the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of children from birth to 18 months. All children progress through predictable milestones. In this session we’ll analyze videos and personal experience to practice tracking development, and discuss how we can...   (Register)
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Feb 28, 2020
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This hands on training will give participants the opportunity to use different painting tools (traditional/non traditional) and reflect on what activities can be applicable towards the following age groups: infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age.  Participants will also have a variety of...   (Register)
FAIRBANKS
thread Northern/Interior AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
Feb 29, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation
This one training session consists of three parts. Part 1 will be an overview of the Environmental Rating Scale tool. Part 2 will focus on training to infant/toddler, early childcare, or family childcare. Part 3 will be a self-reclection for a combined total of 8 hours training. All three parts...   (Register)
ANCHORAGE
thread Southcentral AK
thread Main Office
Event
Saturday Feb 01 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Fortalecimiento de las familias (Gratis para los programas de L&G)   Fortalecimiento de los Factores de protección de las Familias son un nuevo enfoque que ayuda a la prevención del abuso y negligencia infantil; brindándoles un marco para la promoción del... (Details)
Saturday Feb 01 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Strengthening Families Protective Factors are new framework for child abuse and neglect prevention and promoting optimal child development. The protective factors shift the focus of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. By... (Details)
Monday Feb 03 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This class will create several theme-based art projects using different forms of media. Discussions will include ways to engage young children with the use of music to assist with transition and learning art processes.  ... (Details)
Thursday Feb 06 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
This training will cover guidance strategies that work best with children from age 3-12 including the 4 styles of parenting and the results of each. Participants will discuss: How does taking the “long range view” rather than a "quick fix" change our approach?  ... (Details)
Saturday Feb 08 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
The goal of the Medic First Aid/CPR is to provide training in a relaxed and user friendly atmosphere. It will cover First Aid and Infant, Child and Adult CPR. This class time includes many video segments putting together real life scenarios and hands on practice. This certificate is valid for two... (Details)
Saturday Feb 08 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
THREAD SOUTHEAST AK KETCHIKAN
Principles of Child Development and Learning
Planning curriculum to achieve important learning goals is one of the aspects for effective teaching of young children.  In this training participants will reference the Alaska Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) as a tool to develop intentional planning activities and strategies for supporting... (Details)
Saturday Feb 08 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
The Heartsaver: First Aid, CPR & AED Certification is a research-proven course from the American Heart Association. Facilitated by Mat-Su Med Training, the Heartsaver course teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills... (Details)
Saturday Feb 08 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHEAST AK KETCHIKAN
Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism
The Alaska’s Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies (AK ECCKC) are designed to assist ECL educators develop the many skills needed to provide quality programs for children. This session will provide an introduction to AK ECCKC, how they are organized, and how they connect to and... (Details)
Monday Feb 10 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
Presented by the Asthma & Allegery Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter, this course gives child care providers the tools & knowledge they need to care for children with asthma & allergies. Information covered includes: Asthma Symptoms & precipitating factors Warning signs of... (Details)
Tuesday Feb 11 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Date: February 11, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 pm   Sign language is an excellent way for nonverbal children to communicate. Learn how implementing basic sign language can improve your classroom.   ... (Details)
Tuesday Feb 11 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
CANCELED
Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism
"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." Antoine de Saint-Exupery We all know it's challenging being an adult every day. You CAN add playfulness into your day and still be a professional.... (Details)
Wednesday Feb 12 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
CANCELED
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This class will focus on how to use finger plays effectively when planning multi-sensory lessons that engage preschoolers with literacy and numeracy skills. Come join the fun and leave prepared with nursery rhymes, movement songs, transitional songs, and more! Discuss, practice, and play with... (Details)
Thursday Feb 13 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus & creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. Instructor will show participants how this style of art can be... (Details)
Saturday Feb 15 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHEAST AK JUNEAU
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Strengthening Families Protective Factors are new framework for child abuse and neglect prevention and promoting optimal child development. The protective factors shift the focus of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. By... (Details)
Saturday Feb 15 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
Este entrenamiento esta orientado a entender  y comprender el  desarrollo social y emocional en los ninos y los factores que influyen en esta. Durante el entrenamiento revisaremos las teorias Psicologicas y las recientes investigaciones sobre la coneccion entre el impacto de relaciones... (Details)
Tuesday Feb 18 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
CANCELED
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
While there is no magic wand or special trick to nip challenging behavior in the bud, this session will explore some of the foundations for creating an environment and teaching social skills that will effectively decrease those unwanted behaviors. ... (Details)
Thursday Feb 20 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHEAST AK JUNEAU
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Baby Doll Circle Time is about increasing Attunement, attachement and joy for the developoment in children in care. IN this session participants  will explorea curriculum that is designed to help early educators create meaningful one-on-one relationships in a child care setting . Creator Becky... (Details)
Thursday Feb 20 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment
This class will help caregivers increase their knowledge on feeding babies 6 months-12 months. Providing babies with the right types of foods at the right time supports optimal growth and nutrition. This class will touch on the do's and don'ts of feeding babies 6 months and older to... (Details)
Thursday Feb 20 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
CANCELED
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and some key concepts for using STEAM with preschool children. This class will review strategies to help preschoolers learn, develop skills and positive attitudes about STEAM as well as include activities related to STEAM concepts... (Details)
Saturday Feb 22 TBA
THREAD SOUTHEAST AK KETCHIKAN
Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation
Your written Policies help to guide you and your staff to provide a safe, healthy and smooth running program. Bring your existing Policies to compare and contrast with samples and other programs. If you don’t yet have Policies in place, come and get the resources you need to get started. ... (Details)
Saturday Feb 22 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK KENAI
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
The Pyramid Model Foundations Training series is an evidence based prevention/intervention framework that prevents challenging behaviors and promotes healthy social and emotional development by supporting positive relationships, creating engaging environments, providing concrete teaching... (Details)
Monday Feb 24 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
Strengthening Families Protective Factors are new framework for child abuse and neglect prevention and promoting optimal child development. The protective factors shift the focus of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. By... (Details)
Monday Feb 24 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Yes! Infants and toddlers are natural scientists. Just like scientists they use the same skills to understand the world around them.  This workshop offers both knowledge and application about how infant and toddler teachers can help infants and toddlers develop these important higher-order... (Details)
Tuesday Feb 25 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
CANCELED
Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
Research suggests a vital role for executive function in children’s social and emotional development. Why? No one is born with executive function skills, because the foundation begins when babies first learn to pay attention. Come to class and be able to identify the unique set of executive... (Details)   (Register)
Tuesday Feb 25 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
The more children play, the more they learn. Let's explore fun activities and experiences that will help children develop gross motor skills and promote intellectual development. In this training we will learn about different activities that will encourage children to learn by engaging in... (Details)   (Register)
Wednesday Feb 26 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This hands on training will allow participants to explore the wonder of watercolors. During the training, participants will focus on how “process art” is done.  There will be a variety of stations where participants can appreciate watercolor using dry on dry technique, wet on wet... (Details)   (Register)
Wednesday Feb 26 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Parents, caregivers and teachers can develop early literacy skills in children from birth. Early literacy skills lead the way for fluency and comprehension in reading, an essential skill for school success. Attendees will learn what early literacy is and how it is shaped by brain development from... (Details)   (Register)
Thursday Feb 27 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
THREAD SOUTHEAST AK JUNEAU
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Description TBA. (Details)   (Register)
Thursday Feb 27 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Principles of Child Development and Learning
Come learn all about the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of children from birth to 18 months. All children progress through predictable milestones. In this session we’ll analyze videos and personal experience to practice tracking development, and discuss how we can... (Details)   (Register)
Friday Feb 28 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
THREAD NORTHERN/INTERIOR AK FAIRBANKS
Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
This hands on training will give participants the opportunity to use different painting tools (traditional/non traditional) and reflect on what activities can be applicable towards the following age groups: infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age.  Participants will also have a variety of... (Details)   (Register)
Saturday Feb 29 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
THREAD SOUTHCENTRAL AK ANCHORAGE
Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation
This one training session consists of three parts. Part 1 will be an overview of the Environmental Rating Scale tool. Part 2 will focus on training to infant/toddler, early childcare, or family childcare. Part 3 will be a self-reclection for a combined total of 8 hours training. All three parts... (Details)   (Register)