Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us at our Children's Learning Center in Pontiac for fun and interactive ways to engage your child. Our playgroup is for children under 6 years old. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
25
6:15 PM18:15

Say and Play with Families

Early childhood programs that engage families in supporting their children's learning at home are linked to improved student achievement. In this workshop, participants will learn about the levels of parent involvement in early childhood programs and how to plan and host family learning events.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

Over the course of six sessions, you will interact with your child free of distractions, get to know other families and build relationships. Families will talk about such topics as developing your child’s friendship skills, exploring new play areas, learning how to support your child’s personality, and helping your child learn how to deal with his or her emotions. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Infant Milestones

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this training, participants will learn the developmental milestones of the first year of life, why infants are called sensory-motor learners, and strategies for building trusting relationships with infants.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us at our Children's Learning Center in Walled Lake for fun and interactive ways to engage your child. Our playgroup is for children under 6 years old. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

Over the course of six sessions, you will interact with your child free of distractions, get to know other families and build relationships. Families will talk about such topics as developing your child’s friendship skills, exploring new play areas, learning how to support your child’s personality, and helping your child learn how to deal with his or her emotions. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

Building Brighter Futures Tour

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever wondered what happens when parents are too stressed to properly take care of their children? Or what happens when a child enters preschool and is already behind his or her peers, both socially and academically? Or what it takes to break the cycle of depression, anxiety or addiction?

We invite you to join us for a Building Brighter Futures Tour to take a look at what we do to help those in our community rise above these challenges and more. Please RSVP to Kristin Benton at (248) 858-7766 ext 1203 or kbenton@ofsfamily.org.

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Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us at our Children's Learning Center in Pontiac for fun and interactive ways to engage your child. Our playgroup is for children under 6 years old. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

Over the course of six sessions, you will interact with your child free of distractions, get to know other families and build relationships. Families will talk about such topics as developing your child’s friendship skills, exploring new play areas, learning how to support your child’s personality, and helping your child learn how to deal with his or her emotions. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Say and Play with Language

Oral Language is a leading predictor skill of later reading achievement for preschool children. Talking and learning to have conversations is a major developmental task. This session explores oral language development and how it supports skills that predict later success in reading and kindergarten readiness. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and practice strategies that work to support young children at home, in school and childcare settings, and in the community.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Conflict Resolution: Strategies for Problem Solving

  • West Bloomfield Township Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this training, participants will learn advanced techniques of the conflict resolution process, how to recognize a child's feelings in conflict situations, and an important six-step process to help children resolve conflicts on their own.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Head Lice training

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will learn modes of transmission for head lice and bed bugs, ways to educate families, and prevent and manage infestations in the child care setting. Elon Geffrard, Oakland County Health Care consultant, will be facilitating this class.

For more information, contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202. Child care providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Building Brighter Futures Tour

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever wondered what happens when parents are too stressed to properly take care of their children? Or what happens when a child enters preschool and is already behind his or her peers, both socially and academically? Or what it takes to break the cycle of depression, anxiety or addiction?

We invite you to join us for a Building Brighter Futures Tour to take a look at what we do to help those in our community rise above these challenges and more. Please RSVP to Kristin Benton at (248) 858-7766 ext 1203 or kbenton@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

Over the course of six sessions, you will interact with your child free of distractions, get to know other families and build relationships. Families will talk about such topics as developing your child’s friendship skills, exploring new play areas, learning how to support your child’s personality, and helping your child learn how to deal with his or her emotions. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
12
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us at our Children's Learning Center in Walled Lake for fun and interactive ways to engage your child. Our playgroup is for children under 6 years old. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Say and Play with Reading

Dialogic reading is a research-based technique that can be used effectively with children ages two through five. In dialogic reading, the adult encourages the child to participate in the telling of the story they're reading together rather than just listening. During this training, participants will learn how to use dialogic reading strategies in the classroom, and help parents transfer these strategies to use at home.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

Treasure Baskets

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this training, participants will learn about heuristic play and its importance for young children, which materials appeal most to sensory-motor learners, and to develop treasure baskets containing these materials.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Schedules and Routines

A daily routine determines how we will use space within our program and what types of interactions children will experience during each part of the day. This predictable daily sequence of events gives children a sense of control and a feeling of confidence.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Outdoor Play

In this training, participants will be able to recognize the benefits of outdoor
play and identify and plan outdoor activities for children ages 0-5. Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Sep
29
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

Over the course of six sessions, you will interact with your child free of distractions, get to know other families and build relationships. Families will talk about such topics as developing your child's friendship skills, exploring new play areas, learning how to support your child’s personality, and helping your child learn how to deal with his or her emotions. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Preschool Development

  • West Bloomfield Township Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this training, participants will learn facts about brain development in preschool age children, how to recognize the uniqueness in the way children think and view the world around them, and strategies to support preschool children's thinking. Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Positive Solutions for Families

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of a free 6-week workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Learn positive approaches to help your child learn and grow.  Workbook included. Presented by Oakland Family Services Early Learning Communities, through funding from United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Contact Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

MDE Provider Business Training: Leadership and Program Evaluation

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is designed to present best practices and strategies for childcare and family childcare providers across the state of Michigan to help strengthen program and administrative (business) practices. This course will focus on discovering your personal leadership style and developing goals to grow program and self.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

MDE Provider Business Training - Time Management

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is designed to present best practices and strategies for childcare and family childcare providers across the state of Michigan to help strengthen program and administrative (business) practices. This course will focus on the role of time management. Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Sep
21
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us at our Children's Learning Center in Pontiac for fun and interactive ways to engage your child. Our playgroup is for children under 6 years old. Contact Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 or Margaret Sclesky (248) 858-7766 ext. 1300 for more information.

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Assessment

  • Farmington Hills Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This class will help participants to articulate how the process of assessment helps to be a more effective and intentional teacher, describing the four types of assessment, their purposes, and how each one can help to support children’s learning. Thinking then, about how assessment helps teachers and families work together to ask questions and find answers about young children’s learning, across all learning domains with a whole child focus.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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