Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Conflict Resolution: Strategies for Problem Solving

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

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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Respecting Families: Implementing a Cultural Competence Plan

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

Participants will learn how to implement a cultural competency plan, integrate policies, procedures and practices that reflect and respect the value of families cultures. Lastly recognize the cultural needs of their families and children.

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
24
9:00 AM09:00

Great Start to Quality Orientation

This is a 7-hour basic training requirement for those interested in participating in Michigan Department of Education – Office of Great Start’s Child Development and Care (CDC) 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..

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and organizations to verify and track employment, training, and educational accomplishments. Providers also can contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Infant Milestones

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

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Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Conflict Resolution: Strategies for Problem Solving

Educators United Peer to Peer Network: Materials Boxes for School-Age Children Learning Lab
In this training, participants will understand the benefits of material boxes for school-aged children and begin to make one for the children in their care.

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
31
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Nov
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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Nov
14
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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Dec
5
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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Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Baby Basics

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

This training will focus on basic infant care and licensing rules. Adult/Child interaction will be demonstrated when tending to infant care needs.

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
22
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
21
6:00 PM18:00

Conflict Resolution: Strategies for Problem Solving

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

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Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Talking is Teaching

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

Talking is Teaching is a National campaign that promotes public awareness to parents, childcare providers and community leaders of the importance of talking, reading and signing to children from birth to age 8. This training will provide information on language and literacy development and give strategies on supporting children in the earliest stages of development which helps to develop healthy brains and lifelong literacy skills.

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
18
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Learning Through Song and Rhyme

In this training, participants will learn simple songs and finger plays, the strategies of separate and simplify, and how to build in choice when doing songs and finger plays. Along with the importance of phonological how to make nursery rhymes interactive and engaging.

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
17
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
16
6:15 PM18:15

Play and Learns

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Understanding Preschool Development

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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Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (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 Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029.

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Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Conflict Resolution: Temperament and Learning

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

In this training, participants will learn strategies for using conflict situations to help develop important social skills and methods of using natural or logical consequences as alternatives to punishment and set limits.

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
12
10:00 AM10:00

Playroom Materials and Organization

  • Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this training, participants will learn how to label and shelve materials so children can find and return their play items, and strategies for equipping the play space to encourage creativity by using free, found and recyclable materials.

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
11
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

CSEFEL Preschool 1.2: High Quality, Supportive Environments

In this training, participants will describe the relationship between environmental variables, children's challenging behaviors, and social/emotional development. Schedules, routines and transitions will also be addressed.

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
10
6:00 PM18:00

Caregiver Interactions

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

In this training, participants will learn techniques to enhance caregiver-child interactions. 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
10
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Conflict Resolution: Temperament and Learning

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

In this training, participants will learn strategies for using conflict situations to help develop important social skills and methods of using natural or logical consequences as alternatives to punishment and set limits.

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
9
6:15 PM18:15

Play and Learns

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Oct
9
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (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 Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029.

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Learning Through Song and Rhyme

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

In this training, participants will learn simple songs and finger plays, the strategies of separate and simplify, and how to build in choice when doing songs and finger plays. Along with the importance of phonological how to make nursery rhymes interactive and engaging.

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
3
6:00 PM18:00

Active Learning Foundations

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

An understanding of active learning is the cornerstone of helping young children grow and learn in any childcare setting. In active learning settings, children construct their own knowledge through their interactions with the world around them.

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
2
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Interacting With Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (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 Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029.

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Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer to Peer Network: Discovery Baskets Learning Lab

In this Learning Lab class participates will learn the importance of heuristic play and how to incorporate discovery baskets, also known as treasure baskets, as well as how to use them with any age group as a fun learning tool to engage various senses. We will also create/start one for participants to keep.

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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Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 836-8029, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

NEW! Tough Talks with Parents - Reporting ASQ Findings

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

This workshop includes large group, small group and individual activities for participants to discuss, practice and demonstrate their skills and knowledge about communications with parents and guardians. Familiarity with the ASQ-3 screening tool will be helpful for participants attending this training.

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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Sep
26
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learns

  • Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for FREE playgroups! We provide a developmentally supportive environment to promote parent-child interaction and development of early learning skills. A different topic each week will give you ideas on how to support your child's development in gross and fine motor, building friendships, literacy, numbers, and much more! You also will be provided with ideas on how to continue learning at home.

To register, please contact Holly Rydquist (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323, hrydquist@ofsfamily.org.

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