October/November 2020 Training
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Training is free for members
$21 per training for non members
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Wednesday, October 7
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
KCF II.B   
2 Hours
Limit 40 participants
Mathematical Play in Early Childhood
Presented by Kimberly Giles
Discuss the role of early math in early childhood and how it develops the ability to think
critically and solve problems. Explore strategies to increase opportunities for young children to
develop these skills throughout their day through play.
Tuesday, October 13
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
KCF II.B   
2 Hours
Story Telling Props Making Literacy Come Alive
Presented by Jessica Rogers
Explore developmentally appropriate settings, materials, experiences, and social support to
encourage early forms of reading and writing to flourish and develop into conventional literacy.
Break down eight specific strategies using strong research links to early literacy skills.
Thursday, October 22
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
KCF Vll.A   
2 Hours
Sniff Sniff: Exploring Aromas and Aromatherapy
Presented by Kristen Wheeler Highland
Researchers have found that our sense of smells affects our brain chemistry and changes our
moods in powerful ways.  Essential oils have been around forever, but are they safe and how
do I use them?  Examine the role of essential oils in supporting and maintaining overall
wellness. Explore ways to integrate oils into everyday life.
Thursday, November 12
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
KCF II.C   
2 Hours
There's Always That One Kid
Presented by Emma Hansen
Explore behaviors that can be challenging for providers and look for solutions based upon
self-reflective practices of the providers. Consider behaviors that are most difficult personally
and apply techniques for a solution to those.
Monday, November 16
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
KCF ll.B   
2 Hours
Preschool Scientific Method
Presented by Mike Huber
Preschool children are naturally curious. Adults can help children act on this curiosity to
develop scientific thinking. While young children do not follow the rigorous procedures of adult
scientists, they experiment and try not make sense of the results. Learn strategies to
encourage this “preschool scientific method.”
Wednesday, November 18
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Develop Approval is Pending   
2 Hours
Examining Privilege and Implicit Bias in Early Childhood    
Presented by Ellen Drolette
In this introductory training, participants will explore what it means to have “white” privilege.  
As a group, we will explore the simple meaning of anti-bias, implicit bias, and anti-racism.  
Participants will take a detailed look at their environment to examine it for inclusivity.  What
does the book area, dramatic play, wall hangings, and other areas have all year round to show
diversity in race, color, gender, religion, age, disability, or national origin? Do programs use a
tourist curriculum approach? Are families represented?  Participants will plan an inclusive
environment for young children and explore their practices as a result. Self-reflection questions
are presented throughout the training.  The trainer is not an expert in anti-racism and can
speak on white privilege and the value of knowing our privilege and how this plays a role in
either perpetuating implicit bias or digging deeper to gain understanding. The trainer will have
books, props, and activity ideas to share.