Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness

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

The purpose of this three-hour training is to introduce childcare providers to the facts about family homelessness in Michigan, and explore ways providers can support such families whose children are in their care. We will share information about this issue, how it relates to childcare providers and their businesses, how providers can help their families in homeless situations, and share resources you can offer to these families and their 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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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

High Quality Home-Based Program Series: Experiences

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

Home-based providers will utilize the information provided in this series to examine program practices, explore their roles and responsibilities in facilitating children’s positive development and learning, and engage in the process of reflective continuous quality improvement. There are four classes in this series: Keys to High Quality Home-Based Programs, Environment, Relationships, and Experiences.

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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Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Let’s Be Friends

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

In this training, participants will be able to explain how young children’s thinking and reasoning impacts their social relationships, identify ways to help children learn about others, identify environmental strategies to encourage friendships, and identify and practice interaction strategies that support social learning.

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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Jul
2
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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Jul
9
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learn

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 Nicole King (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323, nking@ofsfamily.org.

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Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Hold the Praise, Try Encouragement Instead

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

In this training, participants will be able to discuss the negative implications of praise, the benefits of using encouragement, describe the three encouragement strategies and learn how to use them in the classroom.

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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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

CSEFEL Preschool Training 2.1: Developing Friendship Skills

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

In this class, participants will be able to discuss why it is important to be more intentional about teaching social-emotional skills and will be able to identify strategies for supporting the development of friendship 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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Jul
11
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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Jul
12
1:00 PM13:00

Talking is Teaching

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley 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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Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

Baby Basics

This training will focus on basic infant care and licensing rules.  Adult/Child interactions will be demonstrated when filling 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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Jul
13
1:30 PM13:30

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

In the past couple of decades, there has been an explosion of new understanding – beginning with the Adverse Childhood Experience, or “ACE” Study – about how and why adversity and trauma can reliably predict risks for mental, physical, behavioral health and productivity in the population.
This is great news! What’s predictable is preventable – because of recent discoveries in neuroscience, epigenetics, epidemiology, and resilience studies, we can understand how protection, prevention, and resilience promotion can profoundly improve health, safety & productivity, and reduce public and private costs now and for generations to come.

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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Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Planning and Recall with Children

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

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

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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Jul
16
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 (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 Nicole King at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323.

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Jul
17
12:30 PM12:30

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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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

CSEFEL Preschool Training 2.2: Enhancing Emotional Literacy

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

In this class, participants will learn about enhancing emotional literacy skills, controlling anger and impulse, and problem-solving.

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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Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

Early Childhood Education Job Fair

Oakland Family Services is seeking individuals to fill multiple positions for the 2019-2020 school year at our preschools in Pontiac and Walled Lake. Apply in person at our job fair at Oakland Family Services Children’s Learning Center in Walled Lake. Please bring copies of your resume and be ready to conduct short on-site interviews for available positions! View job openings.

Those in attendance will be able to enter a raffle to win prizes. Though winners will be called, be sure to tune in Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m. on Facebook live to find out who will score raffle prizes. For more information call (248) 858-7766.

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Jul
19
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learn

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 Nicole King (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323, nking@ofsfamily.org.

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

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

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

In this training, participants will reflect on how culture influences caregiving, parenting and the social-emotional development of young 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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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Say and Play: Dialogic Reading with Infants and Toddlers Learning Lab

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

In this training, participants will learn what dialogic reading is and understand the benefits of dialogic reading with infants and toddlers. Participants will have an opportunity to practice dialogic reading using the PEER technique.

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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Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

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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Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Baby Basics

This training will focus on basic infant care and licensing rules.  Adult/Child interactions will be demonstrated when filling 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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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

CSEFEL Preschool Training 2.3: Individualizing Instruction

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

In this class, participants will learn about individualizing instruction and partnering with families.

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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Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Respecting Families: Implementing a Special Needs Plan

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

This training will help programs to implement a plan, explore various accommodations and respect the special needs of all students.

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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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Conflict Resolution: Toddler Temperament

In this training, participants will be able to use supportive ideas and interactions that keep conflicts to a minimum when caring for toddlers, as well as identify and discuss the relationship between conflict and the physical and emotional needs of 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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Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

Conflict Resolution: Helping Toddlers Problem Solve

In this training, participants will be able to describe how to use reassuring physical contact to calm upset toddlers, discuss words to use that will help toddlers become problem-solvers during conflicts, and identify steps for resolving conflicts with 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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Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer to Peer Network: Extending on Active Learning Lab

In this learning lab we will discuss the benefits of active learning. We will break down one by one the ingredients of active learning in the activities that providers are already doing with children. Participants will also develop new activities that involve all the ingredients of active learning.

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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Jul
30
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learn

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 Nicole King (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323, nking@ofsfamily.org.

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Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Caregiver Interactions

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

In this training, participants will learn technique 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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Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Baby Basics

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

This training will focus on basic infant care and licensing rules.  Adult/Child interactions will be demonstrated when filling 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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Aug
8
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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Aug
13
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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Aug
30
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learn

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 Nicole King (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323, nking@ofsfamily.org.

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Sep
19
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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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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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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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer to Peer Network: Creativity and Outdoor Activities Learning Lab

This will be the Educators United Peer to Peer meeting, and you will receive credit for an hour of 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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Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

MDE Provider Business Class: Budgeting

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley 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.

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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Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

High Quality Home-Based Program Series: Environment

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

Home-based providers will utilize the information provided in this series to examine program practices, explore their roles and responsibilities in facilitating children’s positive development and learning, and engage in the process of reflective continuous quality improvement. There are four classes in this series: Keys to High Quality Home-Based Programs, Environment, Relationships, and Experiences. 

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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Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

High Quality Home-Based Program Series: Relationships

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

Home-based providers will utilize the information provided in this series to examine program practices, explore their roles and responsibilities in facilitating children’s positive development and learning, and engage in the process of reflective continuous quality improvement. There are four classes in this series: Keys to High Quality Home-Based Programs, Environment, Relationships, and Experiences.

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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Jun
18
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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Jun
18
12:30 PM12:30

Infant Milestones

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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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

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 singing 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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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

CSEFEL 1.3 Preschool Responsive Routines

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

In this training, participants will learn strategies that can be used to build positive relationships with children and families. Participants will also learn how to plan large and small group activities that promote 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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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Respecting Families: Implementing a Cultural Competency Plan

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

Using a cultural competency plan, participants will be able to integrate policies, procedures and practices that reflect a respect and valuing of families' cultures. Participants will also be able to recognize the cultural needs of their families and 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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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

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 singing 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 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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Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

June 12: 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 (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 Nicole King at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1323.

View Event →
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Conflict Resolution: Helping Toddlers Problem Solve

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

In this training, participants will be able to describe how to use reassuring physical contact to calm upset toddlers, discuss words to use that will help toddlers become problem solvers during conflicts, and identify steps for resolving conflicts with 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.

View Event →
Jun
11
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.

View Event →
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

In the past couple of decades, there has been an explosion of new understanding – beginning with the Adverse Childhood Experience, or “ACE” Study – about how and why adversity and trauma can reliably predict risks for mental, physical, behavioral health and productivity in the population. This is great news! What’s predictable is preventable. Because of recent discoveries in neuroscience, epigenetics, epidemiology, and resilience studies, we can understand how protection, prevention, and resilience promotion can profoundly improve health, safety and productivity, and reduce public and private costs now and for generations to come.

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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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Adult-Child Interaction

In this training participants will learn the importance of high quality, adult-child interactions and identify strategies that will lead to successful adult to child, adult to children, and child to child interaction. This class supports level 5 indicators on the Program Quality Assessment.

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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Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Respecting Families: Developing a Cultural Competency Plan

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

Participants in this training will leave with the confidence to recognize cultural differences and the ability to respond to other cultures in a positive and calm manner. Participants will leave with a completed notes worksheet and a cultural competence plan.

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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Jun
6
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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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

High Quality Home-Based Programs Series: Keys to High Quality Home-Based Programs

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

Home-based providers will utilize the information provided in this series to examine program practices, explore their roles and responsibilities in facilitating children’s positive development and learning, and engage in the process of reflective continuous quality improvement. There are four classes in this series: Keys to High Quality Home-Based Programs, Environment, Relationships, and Experiences.

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

View Event →
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Conflict Resolution: Toddler Temperament

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

In this training, participants will be able to use supportive ideas and interactions that keep conflicts to a minimum when caring for toddlers and identify and discuss the relationship between toddlers' physical and emotional needs and conflict.

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

View Event →
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Baby Basics

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

This training will focus on basic infant care and licensing rules.  Adult/child interactions will be demonstrated when filling 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.

View Event →
Jun
1
10:30 AM10:30

Talking is Teaching

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 singing 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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May
30
12:00 PM12:00

How to: Activity Times

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

In this training, participants will learn the difference between caregiver-initiated and caregiver-directed activities, the format for active learning activity times, how to support all children's learning and development during activity times, and how to plan engaging activity times.

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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May
29
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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

In the past couple of decades, there has been an explosion of new understanding – beginning with the Adverse Childhood Experience, or “ACE” Study – about how and why adversity and trauma can reliably predict risks for mental, physical, behavioral health and productivity in the population. This is great news! What’s predictable is preventable – because of recent discoveries in neuroscience, epigenetics, epidemiology, and resilience studies, we can understand how protection, prevention, and resilience promotion can profoundly improve health, safety and productivity, and reduce public and private costs now and for generations to come.

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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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Curiosity and Questioning: Preschool Science

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In this training, participants will learn components of the preschool scientific method and strategies for supporting children's science learning in the 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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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

ASQ 3 and ASQ SE 2

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This session presents participants with information on the Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3 and the Ages and Stages Social Emotional Questionnaire 2. Gain background on these tools, the research that supports them, why screening is important, and how to use 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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