Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

CSEFEL 1.1 Understanding Infant/Toddler Social Emotional Development

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

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

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

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Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Educators United Peer to Peer Network: What's Your Leadership Style Learning Lab

We will discuss various leadership styles as well as discover each participants leadership style.

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
30
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 events 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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May
1
12:00 PM12:00

Math Learning

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

In this training, participants will learn the importance of math in the preschool years, math concepts appropriate for preschoolers, and materials from the home that support children's math 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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May
3
1:00 PM13:00

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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May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Let’s Pretend

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  • 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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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Respecting Families: Developing a Cultural Competency Plan

  • Oakland Family Services - Pontiac 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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May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Learning Lab-Creativity and Confidence: Infant/Toddler Art Activities

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley 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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May
8
12:00 PM12:00

Treasure Baskets

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  • Google Calendar ICS

In this training, participants will learn about the importance of heuristic play, which uses materials that appeal most to sensory-motor learners, and to develop treasure baskets containing these 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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May
8
2:00 PM14:00

Learning Lab: Discovery Baskets

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

Learn the importance of heuristic play and how to incorporate discovery baskets, also known as treasure baskets. You will learn how to use these baskets with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-agers as a fun, intentional learning tool. For those who use HighScope, we will briefly discuss Key Developmental Indicators ( KDI's) and which areas fit. Lastly, participants get to start a basket of 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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May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Caregiver Interactions

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  • Google Calendar ICS

In this training, participants will learn techniques to enhance caregiver-child interactions.

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

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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
10
12:00 PM12:00

Infant Milestones

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  • 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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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

CSEFEL 1.2 Understanding Infant/Toddler Behavior

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

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

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

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May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Schedules and Routines

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley 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 events 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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May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Respecting Families: Implementing a Cultural Competency Plan

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

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Strengthening Families

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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May
16
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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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

CSEFEL Preschool Training 1.2: High Quality, Supportive Environments

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

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

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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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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Let’s Be Friends

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  • 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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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Respecting Families: Implementing a Special Needs Plan

This training will help programs to implement a plan, exploring various accommodations and respecting 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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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Playroom Materials and Organization

  • Oakland Family Services - Berkley 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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May
21
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 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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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

ASQ 3 and ASQ SE 2

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

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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May
22
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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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
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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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.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Activity 0-5

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

In this training, participants will be able to recognize the benefits of outdoor play,  identify and plan for 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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Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Hold the Praise, Try Encouragement Instead

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

In this training, participants will be able to discuss the negative implications of praise, discuss the benefits of using encouragement, and describe the three encouragement strategies and 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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Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Creativity and Confidence: Art Activities

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

In this training, participants will be able to describe art development in young children, state the four types of experiences that children can have in a home, and use support strategies to talk to children about their art.

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
23
6:00 PM18:00

Implementing a Special Needs Care Plan

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

This training will help programs to implement the plan developed in Respecting Families: Developing a Special Needs Plan. We will be exploring various accommodations and respecting 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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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Learning Through Song and Rhyme

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

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

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
19
12:00 PM12:00

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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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

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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Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

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
17
6:30 PM18:30

Strengthening Families

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

In the training, participants will increase knowledge about the strengthening families model and the 5 protective factors.  We will discuss how to weave the five protective factors in to your 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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Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Developing a Special Needs Care Plan

This training will assist programs in developing a plan for children with special needs.  Participants will leave knowing how to write a Special Needs Care Plan and its importance.

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
16
10:00 AM10:00

Talk to Me

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

In this training participants will learn the importance of conversations with children, identify and use support conversations with children, and describe how to introduce children to new words.

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
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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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Outdoor Activity 0-5

In this training, participants will be able to recognize the benefits of outdoor play,  identify and plan for 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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Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Curiosity and Questioning: Preschool Science

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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Apr
9
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.

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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Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

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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Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

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 sensory-motor learners, and to develop treasure baskets containing these 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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Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Babies to Big Kids

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

This training will explore the issues that arise when working with children of multiple age groups in the same space.  Participants will share and develop strategies that they can implement in their programs right away.

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
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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Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

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
3
6:00 PM18:00

Active Learning Foundations

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

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

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

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Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

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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Apr
2
2:00 PM14:00

Plan and Recall Learning Lab

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

In this training, participants will be able to explain the benefits of recalling with children and make recall boxes with various props for recalling.

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
2
12:00 PM12:00

Planning and Recall with Children

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

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

Childcare providers can register at miregistry, a statewide data system for professionals, trainers, and 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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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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Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

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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