Creating a Developmentally Appropriate Preschool Experience
Diagnostic Center North's transdisciplinary team created this preschool training series to support school teams and families understand and foster learning through key components of child development, language acquisition, classroom supports, and instructional principles. We invite families and preschool staff including teachers, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and administrators, to join us for a series of mini trainings throughout the school year.
This series follows an intentional scope and sequence and includes nine, 30-minute sessions followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
Our training series topics, dates, and registration links for the upcoming trainings are below:
Classroom Set-up and Routines
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Setting up a preschool classroom with visual supports and predictable routines.
Classroom Management & Attention
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Creating a developmentally appropriate classroom schedule and utilizing support staff.
Language Through Play
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Building language skills through play.
Emotional Regulation: Little Brain, Big Feelings
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Modeling emotional regulation to lay the foundation for managing big feelings.
Emotional Regulation: Little Brain, Big Feelings training
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Growing independent learners by encouraging children to learn by trying.
Adaptive Skills/Independence training
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Understanding the "why" of behavior (hint: behavior is communication) and reinforcing it effectively.
Behavior Communication training
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Using play-based sequencing activities to support later academic and language development.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Using observations of classroom activities to capture data for individualized education program (IEP) goals.
IEP Goal Implementation
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Developing an Activity Matrix using baseline levels to draft appropriate goals and track progress in activities throughout the day.
IEP Goal Implementation training
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