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4C Council Provider Workshops

4Cs offers Child Care and Early Education Providers trainings and workshops that provide child development education along with various related subjects. These informative trainings and workshops are enjoyable by way of discussions and activities. Trainings and workshops are designed to enhance the provision of quality child care. Trainings and workshops are offered in English and Spanish.

This year 4Cs is offering workshops that focus on the following areas:

Quality Improvement & Assessment Workshop Series
Health & Safety Workshop Series
Business Management Workshop Series
Curriculum Workshop Series
Child Development Workshop Series
Strengthening Families Framework Series
UC Davis Family At Its Best series

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  • 4C Council is pleased to offer the following workshops sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Child Development, UC Davis. These workshops are targeted to Licensed Family Child Care Providers. Topics include:

    Motor Skills and Movement: Promoting Young Children's Physical Development / Habilidades motrices y Movimiento: Promoviendo el Desarrollo Fisico de los Niños Pequeños
    Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:00am-2:30pm

    This workshop concentrates on the movement and perceptual-motor skills that young children are motivated to learn and practice. With adult support, these skills set the stage for lifelong health and well-being. Topics drawn from the California Preschool Learning Foundations will be discussed in the context of family child care.

    El juego físico es una parte esencial del desarrollo en la primera infancia. Este taller se centra en el movimiento y las habilidades perceptivo-motrices que los niños pequeños están motivados a aprender y practicar. Con el apoyo de los adultos, estas habilidades sientan las bases para la salud y el bienestar a lo largo de la vida. Los temas extraídos de los "Fundamentos del Aprendizaje Pre-escolar" de California se discutirán en el contexto del cuidado infantil en el hogar.

    Child Observation / La Observación del Niño
    Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:00am-2:30pm

    Participants will learn to critically analyze assessment tools and explore ways to use their observations to support children, families, and program development.

    Este curso aborda el campo de la observación informal y formal. Los participantes van a aprender a analizar críticamente herramientas de evaluación y a explorar maneras de usar sus observaciones para apoyar a los niños, las familias y el desarrollo de programas.

    Please click here to download the flier and registration form for these workshops.

  • Strengthening Families Framework

    Who should attend these classes? Anyone caring for children: family child care providers, center based teachers, license exempt providers and parents.

    The Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework is a national and international initiative that aims to develop and enhance five specific characteristics (called protective factors) that help keep families strong and children safe from abuse and neglect. A protective factor is a characteristic that makes a parent, child or family more likely to thrive and less likely to experience a negative outcome.

    Social and Emotional Competence of Children
    I Thursday I 2.18.2016 I 6:30pm – 8:30pm I English Only I $10/per person

    This protective factor is the only one that addresses issues with children. The other protective factors are intended to “speak to parents” and offer suggestions and strategies for how they can strengthen their families.

    Concrete Support in Times of Need
    I Thursday I 3.3.2016 I 6:30pm – 8:30pm I English Only I $10/per person

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation defines successful families as those who have their basic needs met. They have economic security, housing, health care and other necessary resources in place. They also have some form of education or skill and are connected to family, neighbors, co-workers or friends. This course examines
    how providers can help support families and help connect them to others who can provide the support they need.

    Moving from Knowledge to Action
    I Thursday I 3.10.2016 I 6:30pm – 8:30pm I English Only I $10/per person

    This portion of the training is intended to review the basic concepts of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework and leave you with some ideas for how you can begin to do your work differently, involve more parents and make the protective factors an integral part of your work.

    Parent & Provider Café
    I Thursday I 3.17.2016 I 6:30pm – 8:30pm I English Only I $10/per person

    Community Cafés are gatherings where people participate in a series of guided conversations. Strengthening families means building the protective factors. This takes creating stronger partnerships with parents and communities. Meaningful conversations are the mechanism we use to develop these relationships.

    Please click here to download the flier and registration form for the Strengthening Families Framework workshop series.

  • I Saturday I 2.27.2016 I 8:00am – 4:30pm I $70/per person

    Who should attend this class? Anyone caring for children: family child care providers, center based teachers, license exempt providers and parents.

    This EMSA and American Heart Association certified training is designed for Childcare Providers, Teachers, Coaches, Parents, and Babysitters. Topics covered will include adult, child, infant CPR and foreign body airway management (choking); management of illness and injuries for a child or infant and first aide best practices for infants, children and adults. Each student will have access to the Pediatric CPR and first Aid training manual online at the EMSA Safety Services website. This way students will have access to the most updated information and guidelines.

    Presented by: Emergency and Health training Center

    Please click here to download the flier and registration form for the Health & Safety workshop Series.

    4C Council is now reimbursing child care providers for completing Health and Safety training classes. Find out more here

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