Louisville Child Care Training Conference
This Training is approved by the State of Kentucky for 5 In-Person Training Hours
This conference is 5 hours (8:00 am to 1:30 pm with 2 breaks) and will cover 4 separate training courses. A detailed breakdown of each training is listed below. There is limited seating, so register early! Participants will receive a conference handbook containing all learning materials from each course, an official certificate, and a free bag! The seminar ends at 1:00. Lunch will not be served, but feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Coffee and water will be provided. No refunds are allowed, but substitutions may be permitted. Doors open at 7:15 am, come early for good seats! The Mount Washington United Methodist Church is a beautiful venue that will help you enjoy this conference to the max!
We’ve included all of these trainings, so you don't need to choose!
The Importance of Play
During this 2 hour training you’ll learn why play is essential to a child’s development, additional benefits children experience during play, the six stages of play from Parten’s theory, and Marten’s 16 types of play. With this information you’ll be equipped to recognize and implement appropriate play activities calibrated for your children’s age group. You’ll also be prepared to teach parents the importance of their children’s play and the important place it holds in their environment. The training will culminate in 20 inexpensive and easy ways to implement play activities. Oh, and it’ll be hands-on. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone you’ll be playing at the training conference!)
Music and Movement
During this 1 hour training you’ll learn the benefits of using music and movement in your classroom. We’ll discuss specific tools to facilitate fun and educational music sessions like shaker eggs, ribbons, scarves, and another secret tool you’ll have to come to see. You’ll discover many songs, movements, exercises, and activities for use with these tools and create a lesson plan based on them. Finally, we'll discuss modifying these methods for use with babies, toddlers, and children with special needs. It'll be a blast!
During this 1 hour training you'll learn ten practical tips for handling toddler tantrums. We'll discuss the best ways to pass this information along to parents so they can better handle tantrums at home, as well as how to distinguish tantrums from meltdowns caused by sensory issues, autism, or other factors. Reminder: your instructor will not be performing a tantrum demonstration.
Creating Positive Relationships with Parents
During this 1 hour training we'll discuss dealing with difficult parents. You'll learn how to handle a variety of different personality types including "My Child Can do no Wrong," "You're Supposed to Parent my Child," and "I can Teach Better than You!" We will also discuss tips on building cooperative partnerships between parents and teachers to help your rapport go from just ok to absolutely fabulous!
Helen is a life long teacher. She started early by teaching her stuffed animals and young friends. Helen's journey has taken her from rural Venezuela, to public school special education, to in- home care. Most recently Helen has been the lead teacher in a small Waldorf inspired program inside a Montessori school. Helen is the director of The Lilac House a play based cottage school in Lexington Kentucky. Helen has a MS in Special Education and completed the Lifeways North America Training in 2016. Helen has 3 young boys and wonderful husband. Educating educators and families is a new passion for Helen and she is very excited to writing and launching courses on Play, Nature, Connection and Self Care.