Provider Services

Professional Development Opportunities

At Child Care Resource we believe that professional development is key to your experience as an early educator and to the quality of the child care you offer.

Exciting Winter Seminars at CCR!

Advanced Training for Child Care Providers and People who Work with Children

All training are held at the Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Road in Essex Junction and start at 9:00 and end at 3:30. You may arrive at 8:30 to register and enjoy a light Breakfast. Lunch is also included.  The cost of each training varies between $60 and $95 depending on the training.  Please check below.  Call us with questions 802-863-3367 or email adrury@childcareresource.org.

 

February 13, 2019 – Scott Noyes

“Intentional Language: Understanding the Words we Use with Children”

By evaluating the phrases children are being told daily, parents and care providers understand the impact of their words. This workshop looks at ten common expressions adults use with kids. Discovering language flaws and finding ways to better express ourselves supports healthy relationships with children.  Avoiding the pitfalls in communicating with children is the primary focus of this exciting session. Cost:$80

9:00 – 3:30; registration and breakfast start at 8:30.  Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452

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March 13, 2019 – Natanya Vanderlaan, Prevent Child Abuse VT

“Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development and Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse”

In this workshop we will discuss best practices to nurture healthy sexual development as well as overcome barriers that arise in protecting children. Nurturing healthy sexual development plays an important role in protecting children from sexual abuse and/or developing sexually abusive behaviors. In this workshop we will gain information and skills to develop and maintain open communication with children, identify and respond to expected as well as concerning sexual behaviors in children, and how to respond to children’s questions with positive messages of support. Also participants will consider what adults can do to assist communities in overcoming these common barriers to protecting children, learn to distinguish healthy adult behaviors from boundary violations and pre-offending behaviors, and practice directly addressing concerning behaviors. Cost: $60

9:00 – 3:30; registration and breakfast start at 8:30.  Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452

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April 13, 2019 – Jeanine Fitzgerald

“No Senseless Behavior”

Challenging behaviors are not just a reflection of some emotional or social disturbance in a child. They are a symptom of an unsolved problem, often related to unmet needs or lack of skills and resources. Therefore, we must focus on what a child needs, instead of what an adult or system demands. It is time we moved beyond tradition and see challenging behavior as an opportunity to teach alternative ways to get authentic needs met. This session helps us do just that. Cost: $80

9:00 – 3:30; registration and breakfast start at 8:30.  Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452

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May 8, 2019 – Kate Littlefield

“Vicarious Impact: The Risks and Rewards of Working with Vulnerable Populations”

This training is designed to focus on the various ways professionals are impacted by working with vulnerable populations in the helping field. The training includes a thorough exploration of the impact of adversity on individuals and organizations. Participants will understand why workers are at risk for a host of challenges related to working with individuals impacted by adversity. It will also explore the concept of “Vicarious Resilience” or the hopeful ways we are changed by the work we do. Lastly, this training discusses the ways in which workers benefit from building their own resiliency in relation to the work. Participants will have an opportunity to complete a self-assessments of their own level of fatigue as well as a thorough self-care plan that attends to 6 domains of life and health. Cost: $95

9:00 – 3:30; registration and breakfast start at 8:30.  Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452

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Need help finding the best care for your child? Call a Referral Specialist today! 802.863.3367