Meeting the Needs of Early Childhood Professionals

TECPA's goal is to provide quality, engaging professional development opportunities that meet the needs of the many professionals working in our field and all those that care about children and families! In order to minimize exposure to our speakers and our participants, we are currently offering all programming via Zoom. Group size is limited and registration is on a first come/first served basis so sign up today! All program registrations are final, no refunds will be issued, and program fees may not be traded from one program to another. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to you after the event. 

TECPA also offers several programs focused specifically on the needs of Lead Teachers and Group Leaders. These programs, offered during the work day, are a great way for professionals to work on leadership and advanced skills.


Scott NoyesSuccessfully Working with Challenging Behaviors
Presented by Scott Noyes, Empowering Programs
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
6:30-8:30 p.m. Program via Zoom 
$30 per person
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Spoiled? Manipulative? Stubborn? Obstinate? Pushy? The program with these labels is that they imply that the children's behaviors are contemplated and intentional. We quickly find that the usual reward-and-punishment strategies do not work for these children. And working with challenging children can leave us feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, guilt-ridden, and exhausted. Sometimes we reach the point where we feel like the situation is hopeless. So, what do we do? This session looks closely at children with challenging behaviors and explains how to develop systems that help them, support you, assist their classmates, and empower their parents.


Juanita Allen KingsleyASHI Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid
Presented by Juanita Allen Kingsley, W-EMT
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program via Zoom 
$85 per person
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American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid training program provides an ideal training solution for schools, child care providers, youth sports coaches and others required to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving children and infants. This versatile program is based upon the 2015 CPR and First Aid Guidelines. Participants will receive a 2-year certificate.


Juanita Allen KingsleyASHI Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid
Presented by Juanita Allen Kingsley, W-EMT
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
6:30-8:30 p.m. Program via Zoom 
$85 per person
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American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid training program provides an ideal training solution for schools, child care providers, youth sports coaches and others required to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving children and infants. This versatile program is based upon the 2015 CPR and First Aid Guidelines. Participants will receive a 2-year certificate.


Susan McDonaldThe Power of Positivity!
Presented by Susan Macdonald, Inspiring New Perspectives
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
6:30-8:30 p.m. Program via Zoom 
$35 per person
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Positive thinking leads to positive outcomes! Positive strengths-based energy is essential for creating vibrant learning communities where children, families, and educators can thrive. This workshop is designed to support early childhood & school age educators as they begin to emerge from this period of stress and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will provide an understanding of the current positive psychology research to inspire participants. We will explore how these ten forms of positivity can re-energize your work: Joy - Gratitude - Serenity - Inspiration - Interest - Hope - Pride - Amusement - Awe - Love.The vital importance of modeling positivity in daily actions also be stressed.


More great professional development programs will be listed soon!
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PAST PROGRAMS

Susan McDonaldIlluminating the Magic & Wonder in Each Child
Presented by Susan Macdonald, Inspiring New Perspectives

Explore the powerful impact that seeing the best in each child can have! This course will focus on strategies for using the principles of Appreciative Inquiry to illuminate the strengths of each child. When children are seen for their strengths, they become more resilient and confident. Learning how to acknowledge and validate the child's unique gifts will help you to build a more positive learning environment where children can thrive.


Mental Health First AidYouth Mental Health First Aid Training
Presented by Nina Levine, LCSW, MPH Associate Project Coordinator Drug-Free Communities Grant & Certified YMHFA Trainer

Explore Youth Mental Health First aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

What does the program cover?

  • • Common signs of mental illness in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
  • • How to connect the person with help
  • • Expanded content on trauma, addiction, self-care, and the impact of social media and bullying

Scott NoyesPositive Discipline – That Works!
Presented by Scott Noyes, Empowering Programs

Teaching children how to behave rather than reinforcing inappropriate choices is the focus of this entertaining and informative session. This talk includes:

  • • why not to use punishment
  • • humorous vignettes illustrating eight child management techniques
  • • a discussion of the challenges in implementing the philosophy

An energetic workshop on helping children learn appropriate behavior.


 

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