Past Workshops

See below for descriptions of past workshops and downloadable PowerPoint presentations.

 
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Early Childhood Inclusion:
The Foundations

A workshop for the Early Education and Childcare Community

This training is designed to introduce the definition, philosophy, legal mandates, and vision for the inclusion of young children with disabilities in early care and education programs. 

Participants can shape their own vision for inclusion and explore relationship-building strategies for supporting families of children with disabilities.

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PARENT WORKSHOP: The Role of Parents in Developmental Screening for Young Children

Pediatricians and many other agencies in San Francisco are offering developmental screenings for young children. A developmental screening is a quick look at how children are doing in important areas of their development—communication, physical abilities, social skills, and problem-solving skills. Parents are key partners in these screenings.

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Child Development 101:
Explorations of Development

Child Development 101 is a full day training that actively explores typical developmental milestones with an emphasis on the role of linking child development theory to practice.

 

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Success for All:
Supporting Children with Special Needs through Individualization

This interactive half-day training is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of early care and education staff in individualizing the curriculum to include young children with disabilities. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how a cycle of observations and documentation, reflection, and planning can build on the strengths and address the learning needs of all children, including children with disabilities.

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Learning Environments for All Children: A Workshop for the Early Education and Childcare Community

This interactive and informative half-day training is designed to support programs in creating learning environments that support all children’s learning. Participants will have the opportunity to explore aspects of sensory environments and assistive technology that can enhance learning opportunities for young children with disabilities in inclusive settings.

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Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE2)

A Training for Providers Caring for Young Children

Learn to identify behaviors of concern with this social-emotional screener for young children. Early identification of social-emotional problems is crucial, as more and more children are experiencing poverty and other risk factors for depression, anxiety, and antisocial behavior.

With the ASQ:SE, a highly reliable, parent-completed tool with a deep, exclusive focus on children’s social and emotional development, you can quickly pinpoint behaviors of concern and identify any need for further assessment or ongoing monitoring.

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Universal Design for Leaning:
Creating Environments Where Everyone Belongs

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that supports the diversity of children in Early Childhood settings to access, engage, participate, and express themselves in all learning opportunities. Participants of this trainig will explore the idea of belonging as a key element of inclusion and learn, practice and apply the concepts of UDL to ensure programs are able to meet the diverse needs of young children in their programs.

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Introduction to ASQ-3:
Understanding the Tool

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is a parent-completed questionnaire that screens children’s development ages 1 month to 5 ½ years old.  Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for programs to catch developmental concerns and start referrals/services when it does the most good. The ASQ gives parents useful information about their child’s strengths and needs and also gives them an opportunity to talk about any concerns or questions they may have about their child’s development.

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It's All About Relationships: Including Young Children with Special Needs

A workshop for the Early Education & Childcare Community in San Francisco

This lively, interactive, half-day training is designed to deepen the knowledge and increase the skills of those caring for young children, birth to five, with and without disabilities and their families. Participants will learn strategies for building relationships and creating a positive emotional climate that promotes success for all children.

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Partnerships for Effective Screening and Referral

This workshop explores the elements of an effective screening and referral system for young children and their families. Participants will have the opportunity to design or refine their current system, consider the resources available for young children who may have disabilities or other specialized needs and their families, and identify and explore strategies for engaging and supporting families through screening and referral processes.

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Partnering with Families for Success

This workshop is designed to explore and reflect on the partnerships between families and early care and education providers. Participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies for building and strengthening partnerships with families of young children with disabilities.

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