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January 23, 2018
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

$5.00

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Participants will understand regulations that support breastfeeding and best practices for programs to support families in regards to breastfeeding. This class meets the Maryland Child Care Administration training requirements for child care facilities and family child care providers who care for infants and toddlers. PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT RECEIVE CORE OF...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
January 23, 2018
Including All Children and the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) 

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for ADA and inclusionary practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of best practices and available resources. This training will meet the 3 hour training requirement for MSDE. Core of Knowledge Area: Special Needs (3 hours); Level: Beginning...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
January 25, 2018
ADHD I: Learning the Basics

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop will introduce participants to what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) really is and dispel the myths associated with the disorder. Participants will learn about possible red flags, how ADHD is diagnosed, what the latest research indicates about children with ADHD, and general teaching strategies that assist with teaching...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
February 08, 2018
Developmental Delays 

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training provides participants with knowledge and strategies for teaching children with developmental delays. Participants review characteristics of typical child development from birth through five, discuss “red flags,” developmental screening tools, developmental delays and adaptations to assist children with developmental delays. Through interactive simulations, participants will gain an understanding of...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
February 12, 2018
Promoting Resiliency in Early Childhood

$25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


From this training, participants gain an understanding of resiliency, and the important role attachment plays in helping children. Participants will learn factors that contribute to the formation of attachment relationships and discover intervention strategies that can be used to promote resiliency in children. Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development (2...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
February 13, 2018
Inclusion and Maryland EXCELS

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training will help to develop an inclusion policy to welcome all children into your program! Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism (2 hours)  In order to register for this training, please contact Maryland Excels Quality Assurance Specialist Rosemary Lober 410-569-2879, ext 302. rosemary.lober@maryland.gov 

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
February 21, 2018
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

$5.00

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Participants will understand regulations that support breastfeeding and best practices for programs to support families in regards to breastfeeding. This class meets the Maryland Child Care Administration training requirements for child care facilities and family child care providers who care for infants and toddlers. PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT RECEIVE CORE OF...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
February 21, 2018
Including All Children and the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) 

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements for ADA and inclusionary practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of best practices and available resources. This training will meet the 3 hour training requirement for MSDE. Core of Knowledge Area: Special Needs (3 hours); Level: Beginning...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
February 26, 2018
Medication Administration Part I

$75.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This MSDE-designed workshop will teach providers what they need to know when administering medication to children. Learn how to give oral, topical, inhaled, and emergency medicines to infants and children; how to keep accurate records; regulations for hygiene, safety, and measurement. Participants must attend both sessions to receive a certificate....

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
February 28, 2018
Medication Administration Part II

$0.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This MSDE-designed workshop will teach providers what they need to know when administering medication to children. Learn how to give oral, topical, inhaled, and emergency medicines to infants and children; how to keep accurate records; regulations for hygiene, safety, and measurement. Participants must attend both sessions to receive a certificate....

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 05, 2018
Infant and Toddler WorkGroup: Universal Design for Learning

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


We will determine our role in the development of the young brain and how the magic of our everyday moments encourage this growth.  Join a group of providers who care for our little ones! We will meet 4 times a year and... Examine common infant and toddler concerns Explore new...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 12, 2018
Using a Positive Approach to Address Challenging Behaviors 

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This interactive training will define the term, "behavior" and discuss the four main motivators for behaviors. This training will engage participants to discover how to redirect and shape behavior while encouraging positive social and emotional skill-building in children. Global classroom strategies will be reviewed to encourage positive behavior in all...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 13, 2018
Maryland Child Care Credentialing Overview

$0.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This training will discuss the goals of the voluntary program that recognizes child and youth care workers who exceed the licensing standards. It will include information on the 7 staff levels and the 4 administrator levels. Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism (2 hours) 

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 19, 2018 - May 21, 2018
Infant and Toddler Series!

$76.50

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join our Infant Toddler Specialist for a training series designed to support the unique needs of your littlest learners. Sign up for the 3 class series to receive 15% off! Original Price: $90.00 Discounted Price: $76.50 March 19, 2018- 6:30-9:30 pm Understanding Temperament: Implications for Working with Young Children In...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 19, 2018
Understanding Temperament: Implications for Working with Young Children  

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


In this training, participants will learn the definition of temperament and its nine traits, the three main types of temperament and the term, ‘goodness of fit.’ Through partner discussions, chart activities and case scenarios, participants will actively investigate the best ways to create an environment that will allow for differences...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 21, 2018
Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Part I

$60.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Develop a comprehensive plan to follow when a disaster occurs. Natural disasters, medical emergencies, technological hazards, and family and community concerns (disgruntled parents, missing children, and pandemic flu) will be covered. Ensure that your plan addresses special needs, notifying parents, sheltering, resources, evacuation and other possibilities. Please register for Part...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 22, 2018
Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Part II

$0.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Develop a comprehensive plan to follow when a disaster occurs. Natural disasters, medical emergencies, technological hazards, and family and community concerns (disgruntled parents, missing children, and pandemic flu) will be covered. Ensure that your plan addresses special needs, notifying parents, sheltering, resources, evacuation and other possibilities. Participants must attend both...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
March 29, 2018
Basic Health and Safety

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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. Key topics include: establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments; safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries,...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
April 10, 2018
How to Create a Meaningful Lesson Plan 

$25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Lesson plans support the goals and objectives that you set for the children. Writing plans that focus on all areas of the curriculum and changes to the environment will assist in planning and implementing for the group as well as differentiated instruction. The inclusion of assessment on your plans will...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
April 16, 2018
Program for  Infant & Toddler Care: Routines and Cultures

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Cultural values are embedded in everyday routines of care giving. Caregivers have a profound effect on the development of infants and toddlers because they engage in basic activities, toileting, feeding, and napping. In this class, participants will consider these three routines and how culture influences each of them. Participants will...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
April 19, 2018
Infuse STEM in your Program 

$25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Participants will discover how to become more intentional about what they are doing. They will discuss indicators of effective curriculum and learn simple guidelines for infusing STEM in their child care program. Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (2 hours), Level Beginner

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
April 23, 2018
Parent Handbook

$25.00

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This workshop is designed to assist programs in meeting the Maryland EXCELS standard. We will review the components of a parent handbook and contract and work together to either creat a new document or revise a current one. You may bring a laptop.  Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum (2 hours) 

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
April 24, 2018
Basic Health and Safety

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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. Key topics include: establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments; safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries,...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009
May 21, 2018
What Should We Talk About? Best Practices in Communicating with Infants and Toddlers

$30.00

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This training is designed to provide participants with a variety of communication tools they can embed into their daily practices to support the language development of infants and toddlers. Through a series of interactive activities, teachers will gain skills and confidence to use new skills when they return to their...

Abilities Network – Harford County
3103 Emmorton Rd Abingdon, Maryland 21009

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