Professional Learning Opportunities Offered by Chıldınü Oxford

Topic
Description

The Chıldınü Oxford Service’s goal is to expand on opportunities to increase knowledge, as it applies to evidence-based research and best practice; to support the many diverse needs of all children in Oxford County through inclusive practice. It is the objective of the team to build upon community expertise and professional learning to strengthen an “open door” perspective that includes the views of children, families and professionals through diverse transitions. Some of the items listed are “formatted programs.”

Topic areas may include but are not limited to the descriptions listed below.

Note: All professional learning/workshop training opportunities can be scheduled through the Chıldınü Oxford Supervisor, and are available throughout the County of Oxford.

Parents/Guardians/Caregivers
Educators
Other
Achieving Professionalism
Achieving Professionalism As professionals working with families and community partners, we can always learn new ideas in the ways we present ourselves and our agencies.
Educators
Other
Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Social and Emotional
A highly reliable parent-completed tool with a focus on children’s social and emotional development.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) An understanding ASD and the disorders that fall under its diagnostic umbrella i.e. autism, Asperger syndrome.
How to support children with autism relating to communication, play and programming.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Board Maker
Board Maker Use Board Maker, a software program to make visual aids to enhance your learning environment.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Bullying
What is it? Let’s take a look at strategies to help children deal with bullying.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Challenging Behaviour
A unique way to view behavior through the lens of innovative thinking. Topics can be customized to meet your Centre’s/Program’s individual needs from a strength-based approach. The topics include, but are not limited to:
  • The Sensory System: Learn how the senses can lead to an increased development in self-regulation, social engagement and motor interaction.
  • Attachment and The Effects of Trauma: Understand the impact of attachment and co-regulation with language development.
  • What is challenging behavior?
  • What is developmentally appropriate behavior?
  • Why do kids misbehave?
  • Parents as Partners
  • Prevention Strategies
  • • Intervention Strategies
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Child Development
An overview of celebrating and supporting developmental milestones form birth to twelve years of age.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Chıldınü Oxford
Overview of Chıldınü Oxford Service
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Children with Special Needs
Supporting children with special needs can be customized for program need including child with Autism , FASD, etc.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Environment
ECERS-R, ITERS-R, SACERS, PQA – Environmental Rating Scales
We will provide recommendations for the early learning environment to support the needs of the children.
Resources can include the use of visual cues, props and symbols within the early learning environment.
Educators
Family Centered Planning
Family Centered Planning includes families in decision-making, planning, assessment and service delivery. Learn how to work to effectively support families.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Flip it : Transforming Challenging Behaviours
Learn four supportive steps to help young children learn about their feeling, gain self-control and reduce challenging behavior.
Educators
Other
Hanen Introduction
An overview of the Hanen program, to introduce supervisors so they know the expectations for staff.
Other
Learning Language and Loving It
Learn how to promote Language Development in young children by developing and strengthening your communication skills in your program.
Educators
Other
Teacher Talk ™ Workshop Series: Workshop #1
A Hanen® Early Language Program
Encourage Language Development in Early Childhood Settings: Learn a step by step approach to promoting children’s language development in child care settings.
You will learn…
  • To better recognize children’s conversational styles
  • The stages of language development
  • The role teachers play while interacting with different children
  • Practical interactive strategies to help children interact and communicate with peers and adults successfully.
Educators
Other
Teacher Talk ™ Workshop Series: Workshop #2
A Hanen® Early Language Program
Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy:
(NOTE: Workshop #1 is a pre-requisite) Learn the important links between oral language development and literacy, providing practical strategies to pave the way to literacy. Strategies are aimed at helping children develop positive attitudes towards the use of print; choosing books matched to interest and developmental stages; making print a natural and meaningful part of each day and using reading as a time for interaction and conversation.
Educators
Other
Teacher Talk ™ Workshop Series: Workshop #3
A Hanen® Early
Language Program
Fostering Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings:
(NOTE: Workshop #1 is a pre-requisite) Learn how to make the most effective use of space in the environment. Learn ways to support children’s conversations with peers.
Educators
Other
Inclusion
Creating inclusive early learning environments for all children by looking at program vision to program implementation.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Kids Have Stress Too!
Formatted Program: To assist teachers/parents/guardians in recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress in young children; and to provide effective coping strategies to both the child and the family.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Language and Literacy
Creating a language and literacy enriched environment for preschool children.
Educators
Lifting and Handling
Lifting and handling children with special needs can be done safely for both child and adult. This Workshop is individualized to the child and situation.
Educators
Nobody’s Perfect
Formatted Program: A program for parents/guardians of children from birth to age five. It is designed to meet the needs of parents/guardians who are: young, single or isolated. It helps parents/guardians to recognize their strengths and find ways to raise happy, healthy children. Topics covered include; behaviour, body, mind, parents and safety.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Not Another Behaviour Workshop Routines
Prevention is one of the keys to helping children manage their behavior. Join us and be a “Proactive” planner.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Ontario Early Learning Framework (OELF)
Educators
Other
Parents as Partners
Workshop: Series of 6 workshops or can be done individually.
Targeting families with children with special needs going into J.K. or S.K.
Topics include:
  1. Preparing for Kindergarten
  2. Communication for Success
  3. How the Kindergarten Program supports Children with Special Needs
  4. Introduction to Special Education
  5. The Individual Education Plan Part 1
  6. The Individual Education Plan Part 2
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Other
Play
Developmental stages of play, benefits of play related to cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Preventing Trouble Before it Starts
Learn about developing Family Rules, which build self-esteem and teach children values.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
How to assist and support children in using problem solving skills/self-regulation to resolve conflicts with peers.
Educators
Reaching In/Reaching Out
Formatted Program: An evidence based skills training program designed to help adults promote resilience in children six and under.
Part 1: Introduces adults to key resiliency research and skills.
Part 2: Helps adults apply the resiliency skills directly with children.
Educators
Reaching In/ Reaching Out…
Bounce Back and Thrive (BBT)
Formatted Program: An evidence based 10-session resiliency skills training program based on the Reaching In/Reaching Out Resiliency Skills training for service providers working with young children. BBT helps parents help their children build the resilience necessary to handle life’s inevitable bumps in the road. The program focus is on families with children from birth to age 8.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Reflective Practices
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Save the Day For Play
Overview, observation, documentation, learning stories, planning purposeful play.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Second Step
Formatted Program: Teaches skills related to social situations empathy, problem solving, and anger management. Learn ways to help strengthen and build the social-emotional and self-regulation skills of young children. Learn strategies that will help children to practice skills for listening/paying attention, having empathy, managing emotions, building friendships and solving problems with each other.
Educators
Other
Second Step - Family
Formatted Program: Family Guide to second step parenting strategies for a safer tomorrow.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Self-Regulation/ Behaviour Management
Find new and revisit ways to help children manage their behavior from a family focused strength-based approach. Topics can be customized to meet Licensed Child Care Centres’; Licensed Home Child Care Programs’; Licensed Nursery Schools/Preschools’; Licensed School Age Programs’; Licensed School Age Camps’; as well as, authorized Recreation Programs’ and EarlyON Child and Family Centres’ individual needs.
Including but not limited to:
  • Temper Tantrums
  • Smooth Transitions
  • Power Struggles
  • Setting Limits
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Separation Anxiety
Helping your child manage their feelings when you are gone.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Other
Sibshopling Workshop
This Workshop is co-sponsored between Community Living Tillsonburg, Woodstock District and Developmental Services, Wellkin and Chıldınü Oxford. A fun, interactive program for brothers and sisters aged 8 -12 who have siblings with special needs. Topics include: arts, crafts, games, videos and guest speakers.
Other
Sign Language
Use sign language to support communication.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Sleepless In Oxford
Is your family running short on sleep? Join up to explore sleeping difficulties with your children.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Supporting Young Children Experiencing Worry and Anxiety
During this workshop, presenters will focus on children’s capabilities rather than relying on their needs and challenges. Participants will be provided with strategies to assist young children when they may be experiencing worry and anxiety. They will explore the book “The Kid’s Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control.”
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Temper Tantrums
Find out how you can help your child through the challenging stages of temper tantrums.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Time Managements
We all seem to be running short of time; this workshop will look at helpful tips to get the most out of the time we have.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Other
Tip Sheets
As requested, the Chıldınü Oxford team will prepare inclusive tip sheets reflective of promoting a positive and healthy environment for children birth to twelve years of age.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
Transition Time
In child care programs the transition from one activity to another can be stressful for all, this fun interactive workshop looks at how we can make this time a positive experience.
Educators
Other
Triple P
Positive Parent Program
Triple P is for every parent, whether you have a specific problem, or are just looking for advice on common, everyday issues. It provides easy to use tips and new ideas that build confidence and new skills.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Visual Strategies
Using visual cues: pictures, sign language etc. to effectively communicate with young children.
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators
Educators
What to do when you have a concern?
Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to communicate with parents/guardians, find supports and learn strategies to assist with supporting the needs of the child.
Educators
You Make a Difference
Formatted Program: You are your child’s most important teacher. Learn how to interact with your children in a way which encourages learning and healthy child development. At the completion of the 9 week course, you will receive a free video of your child .
Parents/Guardians/Caregiversators