Let's Move!
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Let's Move!

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

In this training, participants will learn the importance of movement, how to incorporate active learning into movement activities, and movement activities to do with children.

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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Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

CSEFEL 1.2 Understanding Infant and Toddler Behavior

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

In this training, participants will understand and identify that all young children's behavior is a way of communicating and has meaning.

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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Jan
8
1:00 PM13:00

Directors Meeting

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

This is an organization of childcare professional leaders. Come network with other center and home-based leaders while we facilitate a training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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

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Adoption Orientation
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Adoption Orientation

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

There is an urgent need for adoptive parents to provide a safe and nurturing home for children. Come get to know us and see what adoption is all about! To register, call Teresa Spong (248) 858-7766 ext. 1236.

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Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Say and Play with Families

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

Discuss best practices in family engagement and examine strategies that parents can use to support a child’s literacy development.

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

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Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Learn why parent teacher conferences are important and how to plan, conduct, and evaluate meaningful conferences.

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

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Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

  • Commerce Township Community Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. Register by calling Trista Reno at the Commerce Township Community Library at (248) 669-8108.

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Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

Great Start to Quality Orientation

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

This is a 7 hour basic training requirement for those interested in participating in the Michigan Department of Education-Office of Great Start's Child Development and Care (CDC0) subsidy program. This training includes: child development; setting up shared expectations for children in your care; health, safety and nutrition; basic first aid and CPR certification. This training is for license exempt providers only.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments. Providers also can contact Nicole King at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323.

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Infant/Toddler Art

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

In this training, participants will review art development in Infants & Toddlers and discuss the four types of art experiences that children can have in a home or Center.

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

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Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Adult/Child Interaction

Learn the importance of high-quality adult-child interaction and identify successful interactions between adult to child, adult to children, and child-to-child.

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

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Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

MDE Leadership and Program Evaluation

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

Strengthen program and administration practices, discover your personal leadership style and develop goals to grow your program and self.

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

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Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

CSEFEL 1.3 - Building Relationships with Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

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

Reflect on how culture (perceptions, beliefs, values) influences caregiving, parenting, and the social emotional development of infants and toddlers.

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

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Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

  • Commerce Township Community Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. Register by calling Trista Reno at the Commerce Township Community Library at (248) 669-8108.

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Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer to Peer Network

Come network with other early childhood professionals while receiving 1 hour of professional development training on leadership styles and how to grow your program and self.

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

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Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Developing a Cultural Competency Plan

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

Each participant will leave with the confidence to recognize cultural differences and the ability to respond to other cultures in a positive and calm manner.

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

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Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Implementing a Cultural Competency Plan

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

Each participant will leave with a need to review and analyze classroom activities and material for cultural competence and inclusion.

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

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Adoption Orientation
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Adoption Orientation

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

There is an urgent need for adoptive parents to provide a safe and nurturing home for children. Come get to know us and see what adoption is all about! To register, call Teresa Spong (248) 858-7766 ext. 1236.

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Adoption Orientation
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Adoption Orientation

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

There is an urgent need for adoptive parents to provide a safe and nurturing home for children. Come get to know us and see what adoption is all about! To register, call Teresa Spong (248) 858-7766 ext. 1236.

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Planning and Recall with Children

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

In this training, participants will learn benefits of planning and recalling with
children, describe the planning and recall process, and create planning and recall props to use in their setting.

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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Dec
11
9:00 AM09:00

Great Start to Quality Orientation

This is a 7 hour basic training requirement for those interested in participating in the Michigan Department of Education-Office of Great Start's Child Development and Care (CDC0) subsidy program. This training includes: child development; setting up shared expectations for children in your care; health, safety and nutrition; basic first aid and CPR certification. This training is for license exempt providers only.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments. Providers also can contact Nicole King at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323.


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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Engagement and Family Partnerships

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

In this training, participants will learn the importance of developing strong relationships with families and strategies to support sustained partnerships and engagement.

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

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 Infant Milestones
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

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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Foster Care Orientation
Dec
4
1:30 PM13:30

Foster Care Orientation

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

There is an urgent need for foster parents to provide a safe and nurturing home for children. Come get to know us and see what foster parenting is all about! To register, call Lynette Whitten (248) 858-7766 ext. 1232.

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 Adoption Orientation
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Adoption Orientation

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

There is an urgent need for adoptive parents to provide a safe and nurturing home for children. Come get to know us and see what adoption is all about! To register, call Vyctoria Sanborn (248) 858-7766 ext. 1214.

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Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Let’s Pretend!

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

In this training, participants will be able to describe what children learn when they pretend, the elements of pretend play, and strategies for supporting and extending pretend play.

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

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Nov
27
10:00 AM10:00

CSEFEL 1.1 Understanding Infant/Toddler Social/Emotional Development

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

In this training, participants will define social/emotional development in infants and toddlers and describe how it unfold in the context of caring relationships.

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

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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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Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding Preschool Development

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley office (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 organizations to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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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
15
6:15 PM18:15

Say and Play with Reading

  • Highland Township Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 organizations to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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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
14
6:30 PM18:30

Learning Through Song and Rhyme

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

In this training, participants will learn the importance of phonological awareness as well as simple songs and finger plays, which will support the learning through song and rhyme.

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

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Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

Great Start to Quality Orientation

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

This is a 7 hour basic training requirement for those interested in participating in the Michigan Department of Education-Office of Great Start's Child Development and Care (CDC0) subsidy program. This training includes: child development; setting up shared expectations for children in your care; health, safety and nutrition; basic first aid and CPR certification. This training is for unlicensed providers only.

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organization to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments. Providers also can contact Nicole King at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323.

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Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer-to-Peer Network Meeting

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

This is an organization of childcare professionals who have a passion for working with children. Come network with like-minded childcare professionals!  This month we will have presenters from the Department of Health and Human Services and Great Start to Quality. They will share updates, events and information pertinent to the childcare profession. To register, please contact Ashley Hart at ahart@ofsfamily.org or by calling (248) 544-4004 ext. 5222.

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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
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
8
6:30 PM18:30

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 organizations to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments.

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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Engagement and Family Partnerships

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

In this training, participants will learn the importance of developing strong
relationships with families and strategies to support sustained partnerships and engagement.

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

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

CSEFEL 1.1 Understanding Infant/Toddler Social/Emotional Development

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

In this training, participants will define social/emotional development in infants and toddlers and describe how it unfolds in the context of caring relationships.

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

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Health and Safety Class- Licensing Requirement

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

Centers, family, and home day care programs will receive licensing credit towards their required health and safety classes through the state. Participants will learn about food allergies, medication administration, building and physical premises safety, handling and storage of hazardous materials, recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect, preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome, and active supervision. Please bring a lunch.

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

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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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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
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
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
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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