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5-2-1-0 Toolkit: Resources to Support Healthy Behaviors for Families

by Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services 10 Lessons in , , $5.00

Providers will be introduced to the 5 evidence based behaviors comprising the 5-2-1-0 message and complete the Let's Move Child Care checklist. Content will focus on how the behaviors can be supported in the Early Care and Education classroom through practice, policy and environment modifications.

Volunteer Advocacy Program (VAP)

by Annette Jett 15 Lessons in

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) is a collaborative effort between the Human Development Institute and Build Inclusion, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit corporation, committed to creating natural networks and community access for individuals with disabilities and their families. The program will be facilitated by Dr. Meada Hall of HDI, and Annette Jett, MBA, of Build Inclusion and will feature qualified speakers and volunteers from the DD Network, Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), and other advocacy networks.

NCSC Communication Tool Kit for Students with Severe Disabilities

by Patti Singleton 11 Lessons in Free!

This series of professional development modules focuses primarily on the basic elements of supporting communication and language development in students who do not use oral speech and who also may have intellectual disabilities. Not only is communication an essential building block for the development of language REQUIRED for access to the general curriculum, communication is an essential life skill. Student health and safety depends on the extent to which students have regularized gestures, symbols, and augmented or alternative forms of communication. Now more than ever before, technological enhancements make the goal of communication and language development achievable.

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Volunteer Advocacy Program (VAP)

by Annette Jett 15 Lessons in

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) is a collaborative effort between the Human Development Institute and Build Inclusion, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit corporation, committed to creating natural networks and community access for individuals with disabilities and their families. The program will be facilitated by Dr. Meada Hall of HDI, and Annette Jett, MBA, of Build Inclusion and will feature qualified speakers and volunteers from the DD Network, Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), and other advocacy networks.

Introduction to Kentucky's Early Childhood Professional Development Framework and Core Content for Trainers

by Patti Singleton 18 Lessons in ,

This 3-hour online course first gives an introduction to the seven components of the PDF and STARS Quality Rating System. This overview is appropriate for all audiences who work in the early care and education system. The second module introduces the use of professional Core Content for designing training sessions. This module is targeted towards early care and education trainers, but will assist other professionals in understanding how Core Content Subject Areas and Levels are helpful when selecting a training session to attend.

NCSC Communication Tool Kit for Students with Severe Disabilities

by Patti Singleton 11 Lessons in Free!

This series of professional development modules focuses primarily on the basic elements of supporting communication and language development in students who do not use oral speech and who also may have intellectual disabilities. Not only is communication an essential building block for the development of language REQUIRED for access to the general curriculum, communication is an essential life skill. Student health and safety depends on the extent to which students have regularized gestures, symbols, and augmented or alternative forms of communication. Now more than ever before, technological enhancements make the goal of communication and language development achievable.

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Early Care Orientation OnLine (ECOOL)

by Early Care Orientation On-Line 48 Lessons in $30.00

This web-based training was updated in July, 2010 and fulfills the mandatory 6-hour orientation requirement for early care and education professionals in Kentucky. According to state regulations, a child care provider is required to complete orientation training within three months of being hired to work in a licensed child care program, or within three months of becoming a certified family child care provider.

Help! How do I Create Exciting, Accessible Spaces for ALL Children?

by Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services 13 Lessons in $5.00

This 1-hour course is an introduction to creating accessible spaces for children with special needs in early care settings. The course includes interactive, low budget ideas for successfully integrating children with special needs in all areas and activities. This course explores various ways to improve room arrangement for inclusive activities.

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Help! How do I Support the Emotional Health of Young Children?

by Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services 5 Lessons in $5.00

This 3-hour course will introduce how emotional health is defined, why it is important, key relationships that influence young children's emotional development, and the components of emotional health, including temperament styles. The session will be interactive and thought-provoking, with participants actively completing activities to explore their own temperament style, and making a toolbox of activity cards that can guide children's emotional development.

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