Early Childhood Professional Development Day | Northcentral Technical College

Early Childhood Professional Development Day

October 26, 2017 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Northcentral Technical College Center for Health Sciences Auditorium
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: Professional Responsibilities in Early Childhood Education
This session focuses on performance standards of the child care field and expectations of early childhood professionals. Other topics discussed are quality programming, preventing gossip and maintaining licensing rules as part of being a professional.
10:00 a.m. - Breakout Session 1 
  • Session A: They Joy of Process Art with Infants & Toddlers Infants & toddlers learn through their senses.  Offering opportunities for process art exploration provides even more sensory learning for these children through age 2.  This class discusses the planning, implementation, and value of process art activities for infants & toddlers.  Activity ideas are shared as well.
  • Session B: Nurturing Self-Esteem in Children Examine these various aspects of self-esteem in this class: stages of development, the teacher’s role in promoting a positive self-esteem, ways to undermine the development of a healthy self-esteem, and activities which help develop self-esteem.
  • Session C: The Quest for the Outdoors Children learn through their senses and the outdoors is a great environment for multi-sensory learning. Bring your classroom outdoors with the loads of fun, theme-related activities detailed in this course.
12:15 p.m. - Lunch (Provided by NTC)
12:45 a.m. - Breakout Session 2
  • Session A: Infant Attachment and Bonding When infants and toddlers have parents and caregivers who respond to their needs a secure attachment is formed.  Circumstances in a child’s life may cause an insecure attachment to form.  This class focuses on the importance of interaction, healthy brain development, and child care practices which form secure attachments in children.
  • Session B: Observing & Recording Children’s Growth and Development The emphasis of this session is on techniques for observing children, procedures for documenting information and ways to use the valuable information collected to create a program which meets the individual needs of the children.
  • Session C: I’m Paid to Play: The Importance of Adult Interaction During Play Play is the means through which children learn valuable life skills.  In this class participants will learn about the stages & value of play, setting the stage for play, and the key role that early childhood professionals have during children’s play.
3:00 p.m. Large Group Session: Serving with A Smile: Customer Service Matters Customer service in early childhood programs is all about doing what it takes to satisfy the families who have chosen your program. When families are greeted with a smile, listened to and respected, a relationship of trust is built. Satisfied customers can be your greatest source of advertising.
5:00 p.m. Door Prize & Goodbye



CEU Information

This event is worth 8 CEUs.

Location Information

Northcentral Technical College Center for Health Sciences Auditorium 1000 W Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401