New York State Core Body of Knowledge – 6-Day Series
Examine the beliefs, content, and organization of the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) developed by New York Works for Children and how it relates to professional development. Series must be taken in chronological order.
Series 1: Tuesdays & Wednesdays: May 2, 3, 9, 10,16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, June 6, 7 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Series 2: Wednesdays & Thursdays: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, November 1, 2, 8, 9 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
DAP for Professional Development Providers
This series provides a deep dive into the 2020 NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice Position Statement in conjunction with the book Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, Fourth Ed. Participants will explore and reflect on the impact of DAP within the context of their role in working with children, families, and/or early care and learning professionals.
Dates: Thursdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Trauma-Informed Practices for Professional Development Providers
This professional development opportunity is organized into a series of sessions for professional development providers. It is designed to increase knowledge of:
· What trauma-informed practices are;
· Why trauma-informed practices are important;
· What are the skills and actions necessary for operationalization;
· How to imbed these principles in the development of new curricula.
Session 1 – “The WHAT”
An overview of the Protective Factors Framework will be offered to provide the foundational knowledge and perspective shift necessary for the remainder of the sessions. Participants will gain knowledge about the skills and actions required to strengthen the protective factors of the children and families they work with. This session also provides a foundation in the science behind hope, recognizing that hope is an active process that differs from optimism. Participants will gain knowledge of the actions required to have hope and the opportunities to teach young children the skills necessary for hope.
Session 2 – “The WHY”
This session will examine the impact of trauma on both adults and on children. The session will include a trigger warning for participants, as examining early childhood trauma can be a difficult topic. This session provides information about ACEs, the science of epigenetics and the importance of intentional resilience building in all children.
Session 3 – “The HOW”
This session focuses on building a trauma-responsive environment. Participants will also learn skills for connecting with intention with both children and parents. Discussions and activities will include support for how to incorporate these learnings and principle in the trainings participants develop.
Series 1: Thursdays – February 16, March 2, March 16 | 9:00am-4:00pm
Series 2: June 15, June 29, July 13 | 9:00am-4:00pm