Morning Training 9:45-11:45 a.m.
Supporting Successful Learners!
Olivia Christensen & Jon Vaupel, Minnesota Department of Education
MDE Early Learning Services is shifting its language away from “Kindergarten/School Readiness” to “Supporting Successful Learners” to better recognize and uplift the individuals, programs, and systems that contribute to the success of each learner and remind us that it is not up to the child to be “ready” for school but rather for adults, schools/programs, environments, communities, and systems to be ready to support each child.
Afternoon Training 12:45-2:45 p.m.
Tools for the Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behaviors
Patricia Weigel & Brenda Lowe, Center for Inclusive Childcare
Explore the reasons behind, and strategies for, child behaviors that challenge us as adults. Patricia Weigel and Brenda Lowe from the Center for Inclusive Child Care will lead us in discovering ways to guide children to more positive behavioral responses.