Feb
21
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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Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

CSEFEL 1.4 Essential Messages for Infants and Toddlers

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

In this training, participants will learn to use a variety of strategies to support social/emotional development by forming positive relationships with infants, toddlers and their 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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Feb
23
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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Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Oakland Family Services Job Fair

Oakland Family Services is seeking individuals to fill several positions at our Pontiac and Walled Lake locations. Apply in person at our job fair! Please bring copies of your resume and be ready for a short, on-site interview. We have available positions in Early Childhood Services, Specialized Services for Youth, Day One Behavioral Health Services, Family Preservation, and Administration.

Join us in our mission to build brighter futures for those we serve, while building your OWN brighter professional future.

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Feb
25
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. Register by calling Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202.

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Feb
26
12:00 PM12:00

Say and Play Dialogic Reading- Infant/Toddler

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac 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 sequence.

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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Mar
4
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. Register by calling Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202.

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Baby Basics
Mar
5
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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Mar
7
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 Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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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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Mar
8
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 for more information.

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Mar
9
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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Mar
11
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. Register by calling Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202.

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Mar
12
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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Mar
12
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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Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

Active Learning Foundations and Learning Lab

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley 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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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Implementing a Special Needs Care Plan

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

Participants will review the information from Developing a Special Needs Care Plan, write an individual special needs care plan, and put the special needs care plan into action.

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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Mar
14
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 Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Engagement and Family Partnerships

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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Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor Activity 0-5

Participants will recognize the benefits and value of outdoor play, identify, and plan outdoor activities for ages 0-5.

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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Mar
15
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 for more information.

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Mar
18
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. Register by calling Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202.

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Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Activities for School-Agers

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

In this training, participants will be able to develop ideas for activities and materials to support the interests and development of school-aged children and discuss how to accommodate the needs and routines of school-aged children with the needs and routines of younger 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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Mar
19
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.

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Mar
21
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 Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Say and Play with Reading

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

Define dialogic reading and understand its value and benefits based on research.  Identify appropriate books for use with dialogic reading and differentiate between shared reading vs. dialogic reading.  Practice dialogic reading using CROWD and PEER techniques.

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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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

MDE: Time Management and Getting Organized

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

These courses are designed to present best practices and strategies for childcare and family child care programs across the State of Michigan to help strengthen program and administrative (business) practices.  These courses will focus on the role of time management and getting organized. 

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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Mar
23
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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Mar
25
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. Register by calling Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202.

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer to Peer Network: Dialogic Reading Learning Lab

This is an organization of childcare professionals who have a passion for working with children.   Come network with like-minded childcare professionals.  There will be a 1-hour training on Dialogic Reading with 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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Mar
27
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.

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Mar
28
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 Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: How Child Providers Can Help

This training will help you to support families you serve who are experiencing homelessness.  It will also provide resources for you and families in your community.

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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Apr
1
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. Register by calling Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202.

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Apr
4
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 Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Apr
11
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 Julie Lemay (248) 544-4004 ext. 5202 for more information.

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Apr
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 for more information.

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May
10
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 for more information.

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May
17
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 for more information.

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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Let’s Be Friends

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac 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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Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Adult/Child Interaction

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

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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Feb
15
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 for more information.

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Feb
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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Feb
12
9:00 AM09:00

Great Start to Quality Orientation

  • ABC Learning Center CLC (inside of First Baptist Church) (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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Feb
9
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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Feb
8
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 for more information.

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Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Assessment: Gathering Information on Children

This class will help participants to differentiate between judgmental or interpretative evidence and objective or factual evidence, and to identify characteristics of effective evidence of children’s development and learning. Participants also will learn strategies to collect evidence of children’s learning, choosing effective and efficient documentation methods, and planning for assessment on a daily basis.

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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Feb
7
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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Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

Active Learning Foundations

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley 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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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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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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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
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
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
24
9:30 AM09:30

Book Swap

Oakland Family Services has teamed up with the Southfield Public Library to offer a book swap. During the free event, children can sign up for a library card or show their library card to receive a great incentive! Children will also have the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to make a fun project! Library cards are not necessary to attend the event.

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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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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