Childcare Professionals - Leading from the Classroom | Northcentral Technical College

Childcare Professionals - Leading from the Classroom

October 27, 2016 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Northcentral Technical College - Center for Health Sciences - Room 1004
Join us at NTC for a fun-filled day of professional development! Attendees will earn 8 CEUs.
7:45 a.m. - Check In 
8:00 a.m. - Welcome
8:05 a.m. -Large Group Session: Leading from the Classroom: What Matters Most
In order for a program to do its best for children and families, leadership must be present at all levels within an early care & education program. Leadership qualities must come from teachers, support staff - every adult. (Sullivan, 2003) This training event emphasizes ways for teachers and support staff to lead in their programs.
10:00 a.m. - Breakout Session 1 
  • Session A: Beginning Together - Infant & Toddler Care 
So many miraculous things happen to babies in their first two years of life! This class examines the uniqueness of infants & toddlers and the uniqueness of the role of the professionals who provide care for them. Topics include the effects of adult/environmental stress on infants & toddlers, suggestions for multi-tasking in the infant room, exploring infant & toddler behaviors and the implications for staff interactions and setting up an age-appropriate environment and activities.
  • Session B: Transition Tricks
This session examines the children's perspectives of the schedules, routines, and transition times in their day and their value and importance in children's development. Participants will examine techniques and activities to help children move smoothly between activities to prevent frustration and behavior issues.  
  • Session C:  Developing Leadership Skills in Children: The Role of the Teacher
Good teachers can be good leaders and this session examines the leadership skills teachers may possess or may need to develop in order to be a good leader for children and to help children learn to be good leaders themselves.
12:15 p.m. - Lunch (Provided by NTC)
12:45 p.m. - Breakout Session 2
  • Session A: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Planning for Infants and Toddlers
One of the many important roles of infant & toddler teachers is to intentionally plan for each child's individual development. This class explores the aspects of creating a developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants and toddlers. 
  • Session B: Hitting & Spitting...I'm Quitting
This brainstorming session is solution-focused, not problem-focused. There are 4 main reasons why children typically display inappropriate behaviors such as hitting, spitting, biting, tattling and swearing. After a brief review of positive guidance techniques participants will create strategic plans for using positive methods of guidance to begin changing specific inappropriate behaviors they are dealing with in their classrooms.  
  • Session C: Staff Relations & Teamwork
Working in such close proximity with other team members can be challenging. This session focuses on both behaviors that break down staff relations and those that build them up. If you are looking for a more positive work environment, here are some great ideas!
3:00 p.m. Large Group Session: Don't Let Burnout "Douse Out" Your Fire!
Making a commitment to the children and families in your program requires a certain level of passion. It's hard work! This training focuses on ways to prevent burnout: time management, positive work atmosphere, relationships, etc. Included here are great ideas for implementing the change you need to light up that fire again!
5:00 p.m. Door Prize & Goodbye



CEU Information

This event is worth 8 CEUs.

Location Information

Northcentral Technical College - Center for Health Sciences - Room 1004 1000 W. Campus Drive Wausau, WI 54401