Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer to Peer Network: Creativity and Confidence: Infant/Toddler Art Activities Learning Lab

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

In this training, participants will review art development in infants and toddlers and discuss the four types of art experiences that children can have in a home or center. Participants will explore the four types of art experiences and use support strategies on each other to talk as they would to children about their art. Participants will be given materials to take with 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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Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Let’s Pretend

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

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

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

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Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Strengthening Families

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

In this training, participants will increase knowledge about the Strengthening Families Model and the Five Protective Factors. We will discuss how to weave the Five Protective Factors into their work as well as skills and strategies needed to assist families in building the protective factors needed to nurture 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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Aug
28
12:30 PM12:30

Outdoor Activity 0-5

In this training, participants will be able to recognize the benefits of outdoor play, as well as identify and plan outdoor activities for children 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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Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Playroom Materials and Organization

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac office (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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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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Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Reading Fun for Everyone

In this training, participants will learn about the importance of reading with infants and toddlers, building relationships with infants and toddlers through reading and storytelling, and strategies for 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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Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Learning Through Song and Rhyme

In this training, participants will learn simple songs and fingerplays, the strategies of separate and simplify, and how to build-in choice when doing songs and fingerplays.

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
23
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 (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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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Schedules and Routines

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

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

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

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Aug
22
1:00 PM13:00

Say and Play with Families

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

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

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

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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

MDE Provider Business Training: Legal Consideration

  • 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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Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Curiosity and Questioning: Preschool Science

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

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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Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

CSEFEL: Essential Messages for Infants and Toddlers

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

In this training, participants will learn to use a variety of strategies to support social-emotional development by forming positive relationship 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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Aug
16
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learn

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

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Aug
15
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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Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Say and Play with Sounds

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

Phonological awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the separate sounds within words. Alphabet knowledge is the recognition of letters as distinct symbols that have specific names and sounds associated with them. During this session, participants will learn about the concepts of phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge and how to support them through classroom activities.

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
14
10:00 AM10:00

Treasure Baskets

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

In this training, participants will learn about heuristic play and its importance for young children, which materials appeal most to sensorimotor learners, and will create treasure baskets containing those 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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Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Let’s Move

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

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

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

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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
12
6:30 PM18:30

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: How Childcare Providers Can Help

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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Aug
9
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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Aug
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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Aug
8
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 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
8
1:00 PM13:00

Say and Play with Reading

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

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

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

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Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Playroom Materials and Organization

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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Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

How to: Activity Times

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac 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, 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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Aug
6
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 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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Aug
2
10:30 AM10:30

Play and Learn

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

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Aug
1
1:00 PM13:00

Say and Play With Language

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

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

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and 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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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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