Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Social and Emotional
A highly reliable parent-completed tool with a focus on children’s social and emotional development.
Breaking Down the Rules
This workshop will discuss the rules within an early learning environment. It will provide early learning professionals with the opportunity to reflect on their own practices relating to classroom rules, why they were created and how they are managed. Participants will explore the risk and benefits of the rules they identify within their practice and how to ensure that the rules are supportive of children's growth, needs and developmental stage.
A unique way to view behavior through the lens of innovative thinking. Topics can be customized to meet your Centre’s/Program’s individual needs from a strength-based approach. The topics include, but are not limited to:
- The Sensory System: Learn how the senses can lead to an increased development in self-regulation, social engagement and motor interaction.
- Attachment and The Effects of Trauma: Understand the impact of attachment and co-regulation with language development.
- What is challenging behavior?
- What is developmentally appropriate behavior?
- Why do kids misbehave?
- Parents as Partners
- Prevention Strategies
- • Intervention Strategies
An overview of celebrating and supporting developmental milestones form birth to twelve years of age.
Overview of Chıldınü Oxford Service
Creating and Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
This workshop will explore the meaning of diversity, gain knowledge of various cultural viewpoints and traditions. Participants will identify ways that they can promote diversity in their classrooms.
Cultivating a Sense of Wonder for All
This workshop will explore why having a sense of wonder is important in the early learning environments. Participants will review how children learn and be introduced to strategies that invite us to cultivate and maintain a sense of wonder.
Flip it : Transforming Challenging Behaviours
Learn four supportive steps to help young children learn about their feeling, gain self-control and reduce challenging behavior.
An overview of the Hanen program, to introduce supervisors so they know the expectations for staff.
Teacher Talk ™ Workshop Series: Workshop #1
A Hanen® Early Language Program
Encourage Language Development in Early Childhood Settings: Learn a step by step approach to promoting children’s language development in child care settings.
You will learn…
- To better recognize children’s conversational styles
- The stages of language development
- The role teachers play while interacting with different children
- Practical interactive strategies to help children interact and communicate with peers and adults successfully.
Teacher Talk ™ Workshop Series: Workshop #2
A Hanen® Early Language Program
Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy:
(NOTE: Workshop #1 is a pre-requisite) Learn the important links between oral language development and literacy, providing practical strategies to pave the way to literacy. Strategies are aimed at helping children develop positive attitudes towards the use of print; choosing books matched to interest and developmental stages; making print a natural and meaningful part of each day and using reading as a time for interaction and conversation.
Teacher Talk ™ Workshop Series: Workshop #3
A Hanen® Early
Fostering Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings:
(NOTE: Workshop #1 is a pre-requisite) Learn how to make the most effective use of space in the environment. Learn ways to support children’s conversations with peers.
Kids Have Stress Too!
Formatted Program: To assist teachers/parents/guardians in recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress in young children; and to provide effective coping strategies to both the child and the family.
Managing Your Emotions and Stress Through Your Senses
This workshop looks at how to define stress and recognize the emotional impact. It will explore various stress responses and how the use of our Five Senses can help alleviate stress.
Practical Applications of Self-Regulation Tools
This workshop focuses on challenging participants to explore their understanding around self-regulation and how to implement practical strategies and tools to support this skill set. Participants will explore the 3 emotional states that impact self regulation, and how to support each one.
Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
How to assist and support children in using problem solving skills/self-regulation to resolve conflicts with peers.
Reaching In/Reaching Out
Formatted Program: An evidence based skills training program designed to help adults promote resilience in children six and under.
Part 1: Introduces adults to key resiliency research and skills.
Part 2: Helps adults apply the resiliency skills directly with children.
Reaching In/ Reaching Out…
Bounce Back and Thrive (BBT)
Formatted Program: An evidence based 10-session resiliency skills training program based on the Reaching In/Reaching Out Resiliency Skills training for service providers working with young children. BBT helps parents help their children build the resilience necessary to handle life’s inevitable bumps in the road. The program focus is on families with children from birth to age 8.
Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years
During this session participants will use the film, Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years, and through guided discussion, participants will begin to visualize what anti-bias education looks like in the classroom.
Responsive Program Strategies
This workshop looks at what supportive, responsive relationships look like. It identifies strategies that can assist children in being responsible for themselves and their environment. It will also review strategies to assist children to communicate, plan, problem solve and self-regulate in positive manners.
Second Step for Toddlers
In this workshop participants will explore the social emotional learning and self regulation, and how to consider this within the context of working with toddlers. Participants will be able to explore the materials in the Second Step kits and plan ways to adapt these materials for a toddler program. Participants should have some knowledge of the Second Step program in order to get the most out of this session.
Formatted Program: Teaches skills related to social situations empathy, problem solving, and anger management. Learn ways to help strengthen and build the social-emotional and self-regulation skills of young children. Learn strategies that will help children to practice skills for listening/paying attention, having empathy, managing emotions, building friendships and solving problems with each other.
Second Step - Family
Formatted Program: Family Guide to second step parenting strategies for a safer tomorrow.
Second Step - Out of School Time Program Overview
Participants will explore the components of the Second Step Out of School Time program and create plans for implementing this into their programs. Participants are required to have access to the Second Step Out of School Time kit for this workshop.
Self-Regulation/ Behaviour Management
Find new and revisit ways to help children manage their behavior from a family focused strength-based approach. Topics can be customized to meet Licensed Child Care Centres’; Licensed Home Child Care Programs’; Licensed Nursery Schools/Preschools’; Licensed School Age Programs’; Licensed School Age Camps’; as well as, authorized Recreation Programs’ and EarlyON Child and Family Centres’ individual needs.
Including but not limited to:
- Temper Tantrums
- Smooth Transitions
- Power Struggles
- Setting Limits
Helping your child manage their feelings when you are gone.
This Workshop is co-sponsored between Community Living Tillsonburg, Woodstock District and Developmental Services, Wellkin and Chıldınü Oxford. A fun, interactive program for brothers and sisters aged 8 -12 who have siblings with special needs. Topics include: arts, crafts, games, videos and guest speakers.
The Sensory Side of Young Children
This workshop looks at sensory processing and the sensory systems. It will explore levels of arousal and what can impact these levels. Strategies at home and at school will be discussed, as well as a make and take.
Supporting Young Children Experiencing Worry and Anxiety
During this workshop, presenters will focus on children’s capabilities rather than relying on their needs and challenges. Participants will be provided with strategies to assist young children when they may be experiencing worry and anxiety. They will explore the book “The Kid’s Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control.”
Creating Happy and Positive Mealtimes for Picky Eaters
This workshop will review the difference between Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders. You will explore the Steps to Eating hierarchy and gain an understanding how food and eating is a sensory experience. Participants will share strategies and recipes that support happy and positive mealtimes.
In child care programs the transition from one activity to another can be stressful for all, this fun interactive workshop looks at how we can make this time a positive experience.
Universal Design for Learning - Essential for One, Beneficial for All
What is essential for one is beneficial for all.
We will review the history behind Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We will explore UDL in the context of the early learning environments and how we can implement this inclusive framework into our practices.
Relationships Matter - Supporting Healthy Brain Development
This workshop will explore how child/caregiver interactions effect brain development, consider the sensitive time periods of brain development and the importance of secure attachments for young children. We will explore the effects of nature and nurture on early brain development and identify strategies to strengthen young children's brain pathways and connections through the context of relationships.
Using visual cues: pictures, sign language etc. to effectively communicate with young children.
What to do when you have a concern?
Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to communicate with parents/guardians, find supports and learn strategies to assist with supporting the needs of the child.