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A. Understanding and Avoiding Licensing Issues

Louis Valenti & Sherry Tsigounis | HSN


Join expert leaders from Maryland State Department of Education Licensing Branch and discuss the common licensing non compliances and strategies to avoid them. Additionally, learn more about the regulation updates, new inspection surveys and discuss ways to strengthen customer service communication, as well as troubleshoot areas of licensing concern.



B. 7 Steps to Create Wealth, Caring for Children

Amina Jones Law & Conrad Brian Law | PRO


This workshop will explain 7 practical steps to establish, sustain and grow your family child care business. Long term goals will address financial wealth strategies.



C. The Practice of Slowing Down: Using Nature as a Role Model and Second Teacher

Heather Quinn | COMM


“Hurry Up!" Research proves and statistics reveal that our lives are busier than ever before. Caregivers and the children are feeling this, too.  How do we slow down?  The peace and calm you and the children in your care need is just outside your door! Nature is Enough!



D. Show Your Best Self, Marketing Your Family Childcare Business

Lisa Hendricks & Kristin Reel | PRO


Learn the best methods and strategies to promote your family childcare business. Engage with potential clients through digital, social media and print marketing. Build your individual elevator pitch to gain confidence in promoting your program.




SA. Resiliencia Financiera 101: Seguimiento de Gastos + Herramienta de 20 Degrees

Paola Bonilla | PRO


Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de editar en vivo la herramienta junto con un entrenador de 20 Degrees y salir con herramientas concretas, diseñadas específicamente para los aspectos comerciales de ECE. Participantes tendran acceso a videos de capacitación para los proveedores para garantizar la comodidad y la facilidad de uso, tambien. 





E. The Pyramid Model goes to Family Child Care Homes  

Ashley Fehringer & Sarulatha Nithyanandam | CD


The Pyramid Model for social emotional competence in infants and young children has been a corner stone for supporting children's social emotional development and providing positive behavior support in child care centers and public pre K for years. However, the application of the model looks different in a family child care home. If you are interested in learning about how the Pyramid Model can support the social emotional and behavioral needs of children in your family child care home than this session is for you! In the session we will review key principles of the Pyramid Model and considerations for program-wide implementation, as well as, view examples of how the Pyramid Model is being used by family child care homes in Montgomery County. Participants will leave the training with new resources and ideas for how they can use the Pyramid Model in their own family child care homes.


F. An Overview of the Maryland Child Care Credential Program

Debbie Langer | PRO


Come and find out how to earn free money for work you are already doing! This workshop will provide an overview of the credential program and its advantages. You will learn about the requirements, documentation needed, and how to apply and submit your first time application, upgrade or renewal. We will also discuss the incentive programs that you will have access to once you are credentialed.


G. How to Set-Up Integrated STEAM Learning Centers

Akil Rahim | CURR


Participants in this workshop will use take-home materials to assemble their own integrated STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) leaning centers.  This session also includes discussions about the old and new/21st century ways of teaching STEAM.


H. How Insurance Could Impact Your Business

Nancy Nicklow | HSN


In this session, there will be a discussion about the types of insurance you should have for your business- the difference between a personal liability on the homeowners policy and the general liability coverage. 





SB. Musica y Movimiento Como Herrramienta de Inclusion Educativa

Ligia Cajiao | CD


La vida sin tocar música es inconcebible para mí. Vivo mis sueños en la música. Veo mi vida en términos de música... Saco más alegría de la vida de la música" – Albert Einstein / Con este taller se pretende entender como la música y el movimiento son una herramienta de inclusión educativa e igualmente es un reflejo de la cultura, y aprender o pretender tocar un instrumento estimula las células cerebrales, mejorando funciones como la memoria, actividades motoras finas y gruesas, habilidades de razonamiento abstracto, lenguaje y destreza social-emocional.





I. Encouraging Healthy Social Emotional Development; Ages 3-5

Angie Sparks & Janelle Peoples | CD


This session will increase participants’ knowledge of healthy social and emotional development in early childhood. Through research highlighting the importance of social emotional development for children’s academic success, participants will gain an overview of healthy development, ways to recognize major milestones, indicators which may indicate possible delays, and strategies to use to promote social and emotional competencies in children ages three to five.


J. Guide to Self-Assessment: Using the Maryland EXCELS Standards to Guide Program Self-Assessment

Vickie DiSanto | PRO


In this training, participants will describe the differences between a self-assessment and a self-study, explore the Maryland EXCELS Self Assessment Tools, and receive guidance as to how to complete a Program Improvement Plan.


K. Situational Awareness In Leadership

Dr. Carlena Vaden | PRO


Busy days?... Constantly putting fires out? What is happening around you daily in your school (environment) with students, families, and staff? This session will explore the importance of leaders’ ability to identify, analyze, and address what is taking place around them.


L. Free and Low-Cost Professional Learning with Maryland Public Television

Krista Repass & Karla Thompson | PRO & CURR


Participants will explore a variety of synchronous and asynchronous online courses, in-person workshops and hybrid professional learning models that feature research-based PBS KIDS content. MPT's free and low-cost professional development courses will help you learn more about media literacy and creating a learning environment that supports media literacy skills. Participants will learn how to plan thoughtful, developmentally appropriate ways to use media and technology and foster active learning with young children in accordance with COMAR. 



SC. Implicaciones fiscales, preparación de impuestos y recomendaciones para su negocio

Samir Garcia | PRO


En la sesión trataremos temas fiscales de actualidad con relación a negocios en el cuidado de infantes. Session will include the covering of topics related to businesses in the child care space.





M. The Playful Brain: Development of Young Children’s Humor

Dr. Paul McGhee | CD


This Power Point-based workshop describes basic developmental changes in young children’s humor from infancy until about age seven.  The use of humor in your teaching efforts will also be discussed as an additional tool for boosting attention and building more positive emotion into learning--strengthening the love of learning that is already there.


N. From Screen time to Skill Building: Media Literacy for Every Generation

Krista Repass & Karla Thompson | CURR


​On November 10, 1969, Sesame Street made its television debut. Over fifty years later, our mobile devices and screens have grown smaller as we gain access to more media and information. Strengthening technology fluency and media literacy skills for the adults in early childhood ecosystems is an important step to protecting the health and well-being of young children.During this session, participants will examine the ages and stages of media literacy for children under the age eight through a lens of developmentally appropriate use of media and technology​ in accordance with COMAR screen time policies​. Through large group discussions and small group activities, participants will explore the purpose of traditional and digital media, and use MPT’s step-by-step framework, Media STEPs for Learning, to build activity plans as they identify and align learning goals with trusted content from PBS KIDS. 


O. From Stress to Strengths

O'bette Jamison | PRO


You will come together for two hours to recognize your challenges, your ambitions, your strengths, and your desire to succeed. You will walk away with tools, strategies and an action plan to acknowledge your past and move forward in your future.


P. Financial Resiliency 101: Expense Tracking + 20 Degrees’ Proprietary Tool

Frances Paul | PRO


In this workshop, participants will learn how to use an expense tracker, created specifically for ECE providers, and how to maintain records, categorize spending and revenue, and highlight spending patterns or one-off events. Participants will have the opportunity to live edit the tool alongside a 20 Degrees coach and walk away with concrete tools, custom designed specifically for the business aspects of ECE, as well as training videos for the providers to ensure comfort and ease of use.




SD. El Poder de las emociones y Calidad de vida postpandemia

Claudia Campos | HSN


Taller interactivo cuyo objetivo es brindar a las participantes información y herramientas para manejar las emociones en momentos de crisis y tener un balance de salud física y mental.





Q. All Children Together: Making Sense of Sensory Supports

Sara Foura & Lindsay Muir | SN


Sensory supports can have huge impacts on the way a child interacts with peers, providers and their environment. This session will show you how to create your own sensory tools using inexpensive items, including a make and take with all materials provided. Participants will understand how to use sensory materials to support inclusive environments. Participants will engage with adaptive materials to apply inclusive practices.


R. Setting Goals for Higher Quality: An Exploration of Professional Goals for Early Childhood Educators

L'Ornya Bowie | PRO


This training explores the different types of goals that are pertinent to early childhood professionals and how to create SMART goals to guide improvement.


S. Tax implications for Child Care Providers

Samir Garcia | PRO


Seminar will immerse the attendant in topics related to taxation and fiscal implications of Child Care Providers. The presentation will include tips on preparation of fiscal reporting, good practices, and updates of matters critical to the correct preparation of tax returns. The seminar will be an interactive session.


T. Hope for the Future: Igniting Success

Thelma Hayes & Erica Bates | COMM


In this highly engaged workshop, the participants will take a deep dive into their professional goals for the future. Participants will explore the unique challenges faced by the 21st century provider in light of the ongoing changes and requirements within the field of ECE. Participants will develop a personal professional plan that meets their growth aspirations and provides much needed support within their community.




SE. Vivir la vida por diseño

Nydia Tejada | PRO


En esta clase las familias aprenderán cómo hacer para que el dinero trabaje para ellos y no únicamente trabajar por el dinero por medio de una estrategia de ahorro que les ofrece potencial a ganar cuando el mercado sube y protección cuando el mercado cae, al mismo tiempo como prepararse para un retiro seguro y libre de impuestos y como estar mejor preparados para los imprevistos de la vida en caso de enfermedades terminales, crónicas ,críticas o lesiones críticas inclusive discapacidad. También enseñaré cómo incrementar sus ingresos en el negocio al minimizar los impuestos que pagan. Aprenderán la mejor manera de ahorrar para fondos educacionales.

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