Community Sharing for Healthy Caring

A Regional Early Childhood Conference

Celebrating 29 years of Early Childhood Learning in partnership with the Kellogg Family Foundation

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Registration for the 29th Annual CSHC Conference Now Open!

November 2nd 2019 at Howell High School! With over 75 interactive workshops to choose from in three dynamic sessions, attendees will enjoy a full day of professional development, shopping at the vendor tables, networking, breakfast, lunch, prizes and more! The highlight of the 2019 Conference is keynote speaker, Jason Kotecki, founder of Escape Adulthood.

 

The 2019 Conference At-A-Glance

7:15 – 8:15 AM Registration & SCECH Sign In

8:25 – 8:45 AM Welcome Address

8:45 – 10:00 AM Keynote Address

Curing Adultitis:
Your Prescription for Less Stress and More Success

Jason Kotecki, Artist, Author and Speaker, Founder of Escape Adulthoody

Stressed?
Busy?
Overwhelmed?
If you’ve ever wanted to resign from adulthood, you may be struggling with a case of Adultitis™. Make your escape! Our passion and energy levels are regularly depleted by Adultitis and the burden of increased responsibilities and the need to do more with less. Jason shares how recapturing wisdom from childhood can help you reignite your passion, turn stress into laughter, and get more done while having more fun. Jason provides witty observations, humorous anecdotes and real-world techniques that will entertain and inspire you to live a richer, more balanced life.

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:25 AM Session I

11:25 – 11:35 AM Break

11:35 – 12:35 PM Lunch I

12:45 – 1:45 PM Lunch Workshop B

11:35 – 12:35 PM Lunch Workshop A

12:45 – 1:45 PM Lunch II

Lunch Workshop – #Notarule: The Art of Winning at Life by Breaking Rules That Don’t Exist

Jason Kotecki, Artist, Author and Speaker, Founder of Escape Adulthood

The world is moving faster than ever and the only constant is change. What worked yesterday probably won’t work tomorrow. In order to survive — and thrive — in this environment, we need to see the world with new eyes and identify the old ways of thinking that are holding us back. In this light-hearted but hard-hitting program, Jason uncovers and annihilates these so-called rules that don’t exist. He’ll reveal some surprising principles that provide a powerful advantage, foster breakthrough levels of innovation, and accomplish what was once thought impossible. By the end, you will be armed with tools for getting better at identifying rules that don’t exist, and tactics for breaking them with confidence.

1:45 – 1:55 PM Break

1:55 – 3:05 PM Session II

3:05 – 3:20 PM Break

3:20 – 4:30 PM Session III

Planning Committee

  • JoAnn Cook, Child Connect for Family Success
  • Lori Gnegy, LESA-Early Childhood Programs
  • Peggy Hall, Child Connect for Family Success
  • Jo Anne Hatto, Child Connect for Family Success
  • Cathy Hengesbaugh, Howell Public Schools, Facility Chairperson
  • Lisa Jurczak, Child Connect for Family Success
  • Becky Price, Child Connect for Family Success
  • Angela Southworth, Child Connect for Family Success

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrators
  • Child Care Personnel
  • Church and Community Representatives
  • County Commissioners
  • Educators
  • Employers
  • Health Educators
  • Home Economists
  • Human Services Personnel
  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Legislators
  • Licensed Providers
  • Nurses
  • Parents
  • Pediatricians
  • Program Directors
  • Social Workers
  • Students
  • Unlicensed Providers

Of Special Interest

  • Participants earn 6 clock hours of training, Earn 6 SCECH (State Continuing Education Clock Hours) if approved*. SCECHs made available at no charge as a service of LESA.
  • Exhibitors and Vendors ~ An area will be designated for display from vendors.
  • Registration is Limited ~ You will not receive further registration information prior to the conference. Unless you are notified by the committee, your registration was accepted.
  • Meals Included ~ A continental breakfast, lunch and beverages are included in registration fee.
  • Make checks payable to Child Connect for Family Success.
  • PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

The Conference Workshops

A word of Explanation

The conference workshops have been designed to appeal to many different groups. Each workshop is coded as listed below to indicate targeted area.

(A)Advocacy (AD/B) Administrative Business (CC)Child Care (CD)Child Development (HS) Health & Safety (IT)Infant Toddler (PE)Parent Education (PS)Preschool (PR)Prevention (SA)School Age

Please note 3 preferred workshop options for each session to complete the online registration

Tap/Click to Expand Session Information

  • Session 1 ~ 10:15 - 11:25 am

    Session 1 ~ 10:15 – 11:25 am

    1 MORE THAN LETTER OF THE WEEK CC, CD, SA

    Discuss ways to teach the alphabet to young children using more than a letter of the week curriculum.
    Come prepared to discover, explore and share ideas on how to teach the alphabet to young
    children using a multi-sensory approach.

    Amanda Tovar, Teacher, Somerset Academy

    2 YOURSELF AS LEADER A, AD/B, CC, CD, IT, PE

    Learn to identify your strengths as a leader and the power of effective leadership in creating healthy
    relationships and environments. Ideal for adults who spend time in the presence of a child in any
    role.

    Bree Bird, Early Childhood Educator & Consultant, Breeschool

    3 THE RESILIENCE TOOLBOX: BUILDING FOUNDATIONAL TOOLS FOR RESILIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AD/B, CC, CD, IT, PE, SA

    Gain an understanding of how stress affects children and the importance of developing resilience
    to combat that stress, including specific strategies for building protective factors. Stocking up your
    resilience toolbox empowers you to help children learn to manage the stressors in their lives and
    give them the support, skills, tools and know-how to deal with whatever life throws at them.

    Courtney Aldrich, Program Instructor, MSU Extension, Child and Family Development

    4 VOICE, CHOICE AND ADVOCACY A, CC, IT, PE, SA

    Make-n-Take and discuss parental advocacy. Engaging parents in examination of norms, policies
    and decisions including shared experiences and awareness. Advocacy is identified and confronted
    when voice and goals are active and driven.

    Dr. Darya Owens, Special Education Director for Hawthorn, REEWORD BOOKS

    5 APPROPRIATE SUPERVISION CC

    Everyone agrees that the appropriate supervision of children in child care is a must! This workshop
    will highlight common times and places in which supervision is compromised and children are left
    unsupervised. Come find out how to avoid this.

    Erika Bigelow, State Administrative Manager, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

    Jackie Sharkey, State Administrative Manager, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

    6 “UKE” CAN MAKE MUSIC SA

    Learn how to play the ukulele and how to personalize songs to enhance your learning environment.
    No previous experience is necessary. Ukes will be available for you to try.

    Evie Boss, Educational Consultant, Boss E Tunes

    7 IN TUNE WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS IT

    Research supports music as a foundation for multi-sensory learning. Explore methods and activities
    for babies one-on-one through everyday routines as toddlers stretch, move & enjoy books to
    sing. Enjoy hugs, laughter and more.

    Gari Stein, EC Music & Play Specialist, Music For Little Folks

    8 PROJECT APPROACH 101 CC, CD

    Come learn about the Project Approach! Discover the three phases and examples to help you better
    understand how to use it in your classroom.

    Heather Cole, Teacher, Towsley Children’s House

    Mel Joling, Teacher, Towsley Children’s House

    9 CHALLENGING BEHAVOIRS: ADULTS ARE THE WORST! A, AD/B

    Sometimes, working with adults can be a greater challenge than working with children. Explore
    personality traits that can affect provider/parent relationships and program polices that support
    early childhood professionals to increase lifelong learning for children and adults.

    Jill Tarrant, Program Supervisor, CACS Head Start and Early Childhood Programs

    10 BEYOND 20 QUESTIONS CD

    Does it feel like you’re playing 20 Questions when asking questions of children to assess learning
    and development? Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, walk away with question prompts to engage learning
    and deeper child assessment.

    Kathy Gilbert, Manager, WMU Children’s Place Learning Center

    11 RELATIONSHIPS 101: HOW TO CONNECT WITH CHILDREN & FAMILIES IT, PS

    Want your classroom to feel like a family? Learn strategies to establish relationships with your
    classroom community. It starts with creating a space where all are welcome.

    Kellie Chestler-Root, Teacher, U of M, Ann Arbor

    Amanda Mathews, Teacher, U of M, Ann Arbor

    Emily White, Teacher, U of M, Ann Arbor

    12 EVERY CHILD READY TO READ: STORYTIME BEST PRACTICES CD, IT

    Explore the six pre-literacy skills every child needs to master before learning to read and how to
    teach those skills through storytime at your early childhood program.

    Kristel Sexton, Youth Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library

    13 WHEN TO WORRY ABOUT A CHILD’S WORRIES PR

    What’s the difference between normal worries in young children and anxiety? How do you help
    young children manage stress, anxiety, and worry? Learn strategies for building confidence and
    reducing anxiety in young children

    Lisa Wheeler, Child Psychotherapist, Thriving Minds Behavioral Health

    14 PREPARE INSTEAD OF REPAIR: INVOKING, EVOKING, AND PROVOKING INTENTIONAL CONNECTIONS WITH YOUTH AND FAMILIES A, PR

    Prepare instead of repair to develop culturally engaged relationships. Learn to invoke, evoke, and
    provoke engaging relationships, maximizing effective programming and movement along the cultural
    encapsulation to cultural engagement continuum.

    Marcy L. Peake, MA, LPC, NNC, CFLE, Faculty Specialist and Director of Diversity and Community Outreach, WMU

    15 WHO IS THIS CHILD? CC, CD, IT

    How important is it to understand temperament and how it correlates with children’s success in
    class? Understand “goodness of fit” and what teachers can do to maximize children’s behaviors in
    class to better meet their needs.

    Katie Wisniewski, Social/Emotional Consultant, Development Centers

    Rose Pardiac, Lead Home Visitor, Development Centers

    16 THE TRAUMA TREE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILDHOOD ACES AND TRAUMA INFORMED CARE. PR

    An introduction to adverse childhood experiences, the effect of trauma on the brain and trauma
    informed care. Discuss how to support young children who are experiencing trauma.

    Michelle Smith, Early Head Start Teacher, Starfish Family Services

    17 TO HIRE OR NOT TO HIRE? AD/B

    Learn some of the necessary do’s and don’ts within the childcare industry regarding employment.
    Learn how to categorize the different job titles, give definitions of each, and how to review resumes
    and conduct phone interviews to save time and decide to Hire or Not to Hire.

    Mikki Godfrey, Consultant and Daycare Owner

    18 LET’S SING A STORY! LA LA LOVING LITERACY! CD

    Explore correlations between music, literacy and growth. Connections are made as participants get
    many new ideas to enhance expression of phonological awareness, counting to a tune, and listening
    with the specific goal of focus and self- regulation.

    Patricia Kjolhede, Musician, Tunes n Tales by Tricia

    19 FINE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT IN INFANT & TODDLERS CC, CD, IT, PE

    Fine motor development in infants and toddlers occur through interactions and appropriate play
    with caregivers. Fine motor development is often overlooked until preschool where children are
    expected to form letters and draw pictures. Learn the flow of fine motor development and activities
    for infants, toddlers and parents to promote fine motor skills in easy and cost effective ways.

    Rachel Pettinger, Home Visitor, Development Centers

    Fawziyyah Umrani, Home Visitor, Development Centers

    20 LOOK CLOSELY: NATURE JOURNALING FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN CD

    When adults and children slow down and carefully observe, they notice and remember details.
    Learn the benefits of nature journaling as a tool to promote a sense of wonder and strengthen connections
    with the natural world for children and adults. Learn and practice the nature journaling
    process.

    Sally Mowers, Head Teacher/Academic Specialist, MSU Child Development Laboratories

    21 COOKING WITH PRESCHOOLERS CC, CD, IT, PS

    Cooking is not only a fun, engaging activity for children, but one that has been used for years as
    an important teaching and development tool for all ages. Learn how to make some simple snacks,
    gain knowledge on how to cook with preschoolers, and how to incorporate new foods into your
    menus.

    Shelley Frazier, Community Nutrition Instructor, MSU Extension

    22 SCIENCE TIME CC, SA

    You don’t have to be a scientist to have science in your classroom. Learn how to incorporate
    science into all areas of the classroom. Explore this “hands-on” workshop that contains easy and
    inexpensive science activities.

    Sherry Ann Wolfer, Early Childhood Consultant, Let’s Dig In

    23 MONTESSORI LANGUAGE: PHONETICS AND HANDS-ON PS

    Julie Harrison and Sue Cherry, Montessori teachers with a combined 60+ years of experience, will
    provide a “hands on” presentation of the Early Childhood Language Curriculum of a Montessori
    classroom.

    Sue Cherry, Director, Maple Tree Montessori

    Julie Harrison, Lead Teacher, Maple Tree Montessori

    24 LET THE CHILDREN FAIL! CC, CD, IT, PE, SA

    Grit is the ability to persevere toward goals with resiliency. Explore research and ideas that give
    children the ability to fail and try again-skills that determine their long-term success and happiness.

    Tia Garrett, Family Relations Administrator, Teddy Bear Day Care & Learning Center

    Leslie Promenchenkel, Co-director, Teddy Bear Day Care & Learning Center

    25 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AUTISM HS

    Diagnosed at age 39, Six Word Lessons on Female Asperger Syndrome author, Tracey Cohen, will
    answer questions and share essential truths about autism learned through personal experience and
    research.

    Tracey Cohen, Author, Growing Up Autistic

    26 NAP TIME FOLLIES – STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR NAP TIME ANTICS CD, PR

    Do you have that kid that won’t lay down on their cot? Perhaps you have children who do cot
    aerobics, sing loudly or use nap time as the perfect opportunity to talk to friends. Join us on how
    to best support these children to get them to rest and self-regulate during nap time.

    Jodi Stratton, Preschool, Teacher, UofM Towsley Children’s House

    Liz Powers, Preschool Teacher, UofM Towsley Children’s House

  • Session 2 ~ 1:55 - 3:05 pm

    Session 2 ~ 1:55 – 3:05 pm

    27 TREASURE BASKETS IT

    Learn how to find Like Natural Materials for fun treasure baskets geared towards infants and
    toddlers. Real baskets with materials will be used for examples and exploration!

    Amanda Rhodes, Great Start Trainer

    28 RESPECT THE CHILDREN A, CD

    Through first-hand experience and training, we will describe how to use skillful language in order
    to make children feel respected and independent in their learning environment. Discover the WHY
    behind respecting children, how to give respect while in frustrating moments, how children can be
    partners in learning and how giving respect teaches respect.

    Abigail Lucas, Lead Preschool Teacher, Early Learning Children’s Community

    Jessica Reinecke, Lead Toddler Teacher, Early Learning Children’s Community

    29 SLEEPY STUDENTS? SWEET DREAMZZZ EARLY CHILDHOOD SLEEP EDUCATION PROGRAM™ CC, CD, HS, PE, SA

    Sleep is critical to a child’s physical and cognitive development. Sweet Dreamzzz provides a sleep
    education workshop including tools for parents and professionals. You will learn how to improve
    sleep habits with a healthy bedtime routine, plus strategies for sharing this information with parents,
    students, and teachers.

    Ann Raftery, Director of Sleep Programs, Sweet Dreamzzz Inc.

    Diane Seitz, National Program Director, Sweet Dreamzzz Inc.

    30 COMMUNICATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AD/B, IT, SA

    Emotion and passion sometimes prevent effective communication in special education meetings.
    SEMS provides trained mediators and facilitators to manage meeting dynamics and assist with
    educational planning. Description of the services, how and when to use them, and how students
    benefit.

    Cheryl Levine, Program Coordinator, Special Education Mediation Services

    Diane Kullis, Outreach Representative, Special Education Mediation Services

    31 INTEGRATING LOOSE PARTS IN A CLASSROOM CC, CD, IT, SA

    Loose parts allow children to create their own learning environments and manipulate materials in
    unique ways. Learn ways to promote the use of parts and where to find them on a teacher’s budget!

    Courtney Passmore, Assistant Teacher, MSU Child Development Laboratories

    32 TEACHER ACTION RESEARCH PROJECTS – TEACHERS AS RESEARCHERS AD/B, CD

    In this age of using research-based strategies, teachers can conduct individual research to improve
    their own classroom strategies, environment, etc. This session looks at how World of Wonder created
    this atmosphere and illustrates our results.

    Denise C. Swanson, GSRP Lead Teacher, World of Wonder/Ellen St Campus

    33 PROFESSIONAL BALANCE: MANAGING EMPLOYEES, ADMINISTRATION & THE CLASSROOM AD/B, CC

    This workshop will help assist Early Childhood Professionals in managing professional staff and
    making sure that teachers are properly managing classroom instruction. The keys to a great leader
    will be discussed as well as the key tools to managing a successful business with a great staff. Hire,
    teach them and keep them!

    Dr. Tangella Colston, CEO/Owner/Director, 4C’s Child Care

    34 SONGS, STORIES & SINGING GAMES FOR TODDLERS THROUGH KINDERGARTENERS CD

    Sample activities for transitions, circle or family time, end of day blues, or being spontaneous
    anytime. Support learning, listening, literacy, creativity & stimulate imaginations through music,
    movement & literature.

    Gari Stein, EC Music & Play Specialist, Music For Little Folks

    35 THE RESILIENT MINDSET MODEL A, AD/B, CD, IT, HS, PE, PR

    The Resilient Mindset Model is a simple way to understand the brain science of how to see any
    challenge as an opportunity to proactively build resilience. Learn how to make simple changes to
    intentionally raise a generation of emotionally healthy, resilient children.

    Gloria Sherman, Counselor, Consultant and Coach, Parenting and Teaching with G.L.O., LLC

    36 DIVING DEEPER INTO THE PROJECT APPROACH CC, CD

    Dive deeper into the Project Approach. Examine the three phases of a project and details of how
    we work through a project. We will walk through a project that we have completed and will share
    tools we used with you.

    Heather Cole, Teacher, Towsley Children’s House

    Mel Joling, Teacher, Towsley Children’s House

    37 TELLING STORIES CD, IT, PE, SA

    Stories are important to everyone’s culture. No one is ever too young or too old to hear a story.
    Explore ways to structure story times, how to begin, how to supplement a story or theme, and of
    course, how to have that magical ending!

    Heide Loney, Storyteller, Miz Heide Storyteller

    38 EFFECTIVE MINDFUL LANGUAGE CC, CD

    Learn practical effective phrases to reduce power struggles, “Helplessness”, and to encourage children
    to persist to find their own positive solutions. The trainers of this workshop are certified in
    THE TEACHER TALK ADVANTAGE SYSTEM and are long time Montessori teachers. As a
    result of their presentations, educators, children, and families have witnessed the value of mindful
    language.

    Heidi Gauger, Facilitator, MMTEC

    Sue Fitzpatrick, Parent Support/Community Outreach Coordinator, Dearborn Hgts Montessori Center

    39 ENOUGH ALREADY! WE KNOW WHAT TRAUMA IS; WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT? CC, CD

    When children are faced with challenging life experiences and early childhood trauma, common
    guidance strategies may not be enough. Explore a variety of strategies, including reflective language
    and the use of journals to support children’s social-emotional development.

    Kathleen Walters, Field Instructor, Lansing Community College

    40 SENSORY IN INFANT, TODDLER & PRESCHOOL A, CC, CD, IT, PE, SA

    Need hands on ideas for sensory for your classroom? We have fun and educational solutions here
    for you! Come join the fun for a hands-on experience for all stages of development.

    Jillian Toth, Director/Owner, Forever Young Child Care Academy

    Norma Mosier, Lead Preschool Teacher/Asst. Director, Forever Young Child Care Academy

    41 CLAP IT, TAP IT, SING IT! CC, CD, IT, PE, PS, SA

    This fun, interactive program shares song and rhythm activities to encourage reading readiness and
    creative play. The only musical instruments needed are voices for singing, hands for clapping, and
    feet for tapping!

    Karen Bonnici, Musician, Storyteller, Teaching Artist, Story Rhythms, LLC

    42 FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SUCCESS CC

    Learn positive strategies to promote family engagement. Focus is on the collaboration of educators
    and families working alongside each other to promote student and program success.

    Katherine Dudzik, Lead Preschool Teacher, Perry Early Learning Center

    Jacob Henriksen, Coach/Educator of Students with Exceptional Needs, Perry Early Learning Center

    43 INCORPORATING DIVERSITY INTO PLAY A, CD, SA

    Ever wonder how to incorporate diversity into your daily play? How do we add diversity and
    multi-cultural activities into our classrooms to accommodate ALL children and families? Let’s look
    at disabilities, cultures, religions, different parts of the world and more. You can engage children
    by giving them opportunities to touch, feel, and look at objects.

    Kelli Paquet M.A., Adjunct Lecturer, Delta College

    Ashleigh Ryle, Preschool Teacher, Delta College

    44 RISKY BUSINESS: EXAMINING THE ROLE OF RISK IN PLAY CD

    Take a Risk…Join us! Explore your own fears and learn to trust young children’s abilities. Discuss
    the role of risk-taking in play. Leave feeling confident in letting your little ones climb, use tools, run
    with sticks, go up the slide and so much more.

    Kellie Chestler-Root, Teacher, U of M, Ann Arbor

    Amanda Mathews, Teacher, U of M, Ann Arbor

    45 CREATING CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICES & RESPONSIVE CARE ROUTINES WITHIN THE INFANT/TODDLER CLASSROOM CC, CD, IT

    Learn how to recognize implicit bias regarding cultural differences within infant care routines.
    Specific information will be shared comparing Western and Asian feeding, toileting and sleeping
    routines. Participants will be asked to recognize and reflect on their current patterns/routines with
    infants and toddlers and ways they can incorporate this information into their practice.

    Lauren Lee, Child Development MSU Student & Research Assistant

    Norma Eppinger, Early Childhood Specialist/Research Project Manager, MSU – HDFS Dept.

    46 BEYOND THE BIRDS AND THE BEES CD, PE, PR, SA

    Create connections that help young people thrive. Children are more likely to avoid high risk
    sexual behaviors as teenagers when they experience developmental relationships with important
    people in their lives. Learn how to speak the five love languages and leave with the resources to
    have candid and age-appropriate conversations about sex and sexuality.

    Lisa Marshall, M.A. CFLE, Director of Relationship Education-On FIRE Program, Pregnancy Help Clinic

    47 ENGAGING ENVIRONMENTS: RESET FOR SUCCESS! CD, PR

    Join us for a look at how to use provocations, natural materials, and organization to create an
    environment that is supportive to all children at their developmental levels. Discuss re-setting the
    classroom at different times of the day, what this looks like, and its importance in supporting children’s
    play.

    Liz Powers, Teacher, UofM Towlsey Children’s House

    Christian Boyer, Teacher, UofM Towsley Children’s House

    48 BIG WORDS, BIG THOUGHTS, LITTLE BODIES: SENSITIVE AND SMART, CHARACTERISTICS OF PRESCHOOL GIFTED CHILDREN CD, PE, PS

    A young child talking like an adult yet crying the next moment? Highly sensitive, very smart? What
    am I dealing with? Learn about these unique children. Gain insight about the wiring of these ‘little
    brains’ with guidelines to help emotionally, socially, and academically–for both teachers and parents.

    Lorena Burke, Educational Consultant/Gifted Specialist, MAGC

    49 HANDS-ON STEM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN SA

    This lively, interactive workshop will demonstrate hands-on STEM activities that you can use immediately
    to awaken the inner mathematician or scientist in your students. Learn math and science
    concepts while having fun!

    Marta Larson, STEM Consultant, Michigan After-School Partnership

    50 COACHING FOR CHANGE: HOW DO I GET THEM TO DO IT?!? AD/B, CC, PE, PR

    Do you struggle to get staff or coaching clients to make a change? Learn how the brain works when
    trying to achieve a goal and give practical tips for influencing others. BONUS: You’ll learn about
    yourself, too!

    Michelle Burkhard, Owner, Grow By 1, LLC

    51 THE SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM SA

    Do you want to know what activities will keep your school age children’s attention? Come join us
    and learn the “secrets” to making your program interesting for your school age class.

    Morgan Fisher, Lead Teacher, Kiddie Time Childcare Center II

    Jessica Wright, Assistant Teacher, Kiddie Time Childcare Center II

    52 BEING PRESENT WITH BABIES: BUILDING SECURITY AND ATTACHMENT CC, CD, I/T, PE

    The manner in which parents interact with babies; building trust and forming secure relationships
    are the most important things they can do. Let’s explore how being mindful and present while
    caregiving strengthens infants’ development.

    Rose Pardiac, Early Start Lead Home Visitor, Development Centers

  • Session 3 ~ 3:20 to 4:30 pm

    Session 3 ~ 3:20 – 4:30 pm

    53 SUPPORTING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS CC, CD, IT, PR

    NEvery classroom has children with challenging behaviors. But how do you support them? From
    infancy to preschool, learn the steps to positively support children with challenging behaviors, such
    as biting, hitting, kicking, screaming, etc. I will supply resources for teachers to take to their classrooms
    and/or give to parents, along with participating in a short group project during the session.

    Cecelia Campbell, Lead GSRP Teacher, Early Impressions Preschool

    54 THE “READ BY THIRD GRADE” LAW AND EDUCATORS PR, PS, SA

    NThe Read by Third Grade Law goes into effect next school year. Learn about it, review research-
    based practices that improve third grade reading outcomes, and evaluate our classroom.

    Christine Turnbow, Center Director, Sylvan Learning

    55 CREATIVE MUSIC CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN CC, CD, IT, PE, SA

    NLearn about engaging and educational music apps, software, websites, and video mixed with traditional
    early music curriculum to enhance children’s learning in other subjects and teach them about
    the world around them.

    Dan Ripke, Director/Teacher, Ripke Studio

    56 PUTTING A POSITIVE “SPIN” ON WORKING WITH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN SA

    NTips and techniques to use when working with school age (any age) children. Opportunity to ask
    questions, brainstorm, and (hopefully) learn some new activities, techniques and games to take
    back to your program.

    Dietrich White, Program Director, Kiddie Time Childcare Center II

    Tashea Phelps, Lead Caregiver, Kiddie Time Childcare Center II

    57 FORWARD-BACKWARDS-UPSIDE DOWN: THE BODY-BRAIN CONNECTION PRE-K THROUGH AGE 8 CD

    NWhat makes us move makes us think. Research shows that movement has an impact on all developmental
    domains and reading readiness. Explore methods, activities, group management, transitions,
    capturing attention, and having too much fun.

    Gari Stein, EC Music & Play Specialist, Music For Little Folks

    58 BEYOND ACES (ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES): STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA CD, PR

    NLearn the impact of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) on the developing brain. Be prepared
    to learn a variety of strategies that promote emotional, cognitive and physical supports necessary
    to promote resilience in the developing brain. Relationships matter!

    Gloria Sherman, Counselor, Consultant and Coach, Parenting and Teaching with G.L.O., LLC

    59 NOBODY’S FAULT: RECOGNIZING AND AVOIDING THE USE OF SHAME CC, PE

    NMichigan licensing states that “Inflicting mental or emotional punishment, such as humiliating,
    shaming, or threatening a child” shall be prohibited. Let’s talk about ways to improve the child
    care experience for children and adults who have trouble relating to each other around discipline.

    Heather Blauer, Infant Teacher, Berkley Building Blocks

    60 NATURE ALL AROUND US! CC, CD

    Nature is all around us. Dive into examples of how we use nature every day! Discuss exploring in
    nature, bringing nature into the classroom, and how to have a successful experience with children
    and nature!

    Heather Cole, Teacher, Towsley Children’s House

    Mel Joling, Teacher, Towsley Children’s House

    61 HOW TO USE PINTEREST WITH CHILDREN CC, IT, PE, PS

    Learn how to find activities on Pinterest and create simple projects for active play.

    Zina Pettit, Provider, Zina’s Childcare

    Kandis Kubiak, Provider, Zina’s Childcare

    62 STORYTELLING FUN & STORY PLAY CC, CD, IT, PE, PS, SA

    Familiarize teachers with storytelling skills and taking a story off the page to boost literacy. Guided
    improvisational story play activities are part of this fun and interactive workshop.

    Karen Bonnici, Musician, Storyteller, Teaching Artist, Story Rhythms, LLC

    63 BUILDING BETTER LEADERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY 2.0: STAFF MORALE TECHNIQUES AD/B, CC, CD

    Learn how to implement the top 10 techniques for developing staff morale and how to boost retention
    through engagement and recognition of staff.

    Jewel Davis-Tombul, Educational Consultant, Educational Training Solutions

    64 FIVE FINANCIAL BASICS TO MAKING BETTER MONEY DECISIONS AD/B

    Learn five basic principles on how to make better decisions regarding Good Debt vs Bad Debt,
    Mortgage Elimination vs Payment Management, and investing for a Balanced Future. Receive a
    complimentary Financial Needs Analysis upon request.

    Michael Martindale, Owner

    65 CAUTION! UNDER CONSTRUCTION! WOODWORKING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS A, CC, CD, SA

    Learn the benefits of having a woodworking center in your early childhood program. Explore what
    children learn from woodworking as well as how to set up the equipment and tools for a safe,
    stimulating center. Make it and Take it included!

    Kelli Paquet M.A., Adjunct Lecturer, Delta College

    Ashleigh Ryle, Preschool Teacher, Delta College

    66 PRESCHOOL SIGN IN: WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU CD

    Sick of the same ol’ sign in? Running out of ideas? Let’s discuss the importance of signing in as it
    relates to literacy, language, and routine. Leave with a variety of ideas to make arriving at school
    one of the best parts of the day.

    Kellie Chestler-Root, Teacher, U of M, Ann Arbor

    Amanda Mathews, Teacher, U of M, Ann Arbor

    67 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD CD, IT

    Supporting social emotional competence in infants and young children prepares them for school!
    Review the stages of social emotional development and make & take strategies to engage students.

    Kelly Isrow, Great Start Director, Macomb Intermediate School District

    68 MAKING SENSE OF SENSORY PROCESSING CD

    Gain knowledge of how our senses deliver messages to our brains, how to develop sensory-friendly
    settings and create sensory props to add to your setting.

    La Don Williams, Early Childhood/Parent Educator, Village Early Learning Resource Center

    69 PEACEFUL CLASSROOM: SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS THROUGH RISK TAKING AND PROPRIOCEPTIVE SYSTEM WORK CD, PR

    Do you have challenging behaviors in your class? Join us on how to use risk taking activities in
    the classroom, and beyond, to support children with challenging behaviors as they learn to selfregulate.
    Information on supporting proprioceptive and vestibular system development to further
    assist children in learning to self-regulate.

    Liz Powers, Teacher, UofM Towlsey Children’s House

    Korinn Kulinski, Teacher, UofM Towsley Children’s House

    70 ENHANCING CURRICULUM FOR GIFTED (AND ALL) PRESCHOOL CHILDREN PS

    Techniques, activities and philosophies to enhance the asynchronous emotional, physical and intellectual
    development of young gifted (and ALL) children.

    Lorena Burke, Educational Consultant/Gifted Specialist, MAGC

    71 CULTURE AND DIVERSITY AD/B, CC, SA

    Ideal for administrators, teachers and any individuals that come in contact with people on a daily
    basis. Enhance your skill in the classroom in regard to culture and diversity. Leave with ideas on
    how to welcome the children of different cultural backgrounds into your room or your environment.

    Marie Ronise Haywood, Lead Teacher, Owner and Director, Unique Children’s Center

    72 UNDERSTANDING WHERE BEHAVIOR COMES FROM & HOW TO CHANGE IT AD/B, CC, PE, PR

    Why do children act the way they do? How can I make them change? Answers to these questions
    and more in this interactive, fast-paced class. Learn more about you, your family and friends, your
    coworkers, and of course – children!

    Michelle Burkhard, Owner, Grow By 1, LLC

    73 I’VE HEARD ABOUT T.E.A.C.H. WHAT IS IT? AD/B, CC, CD, PS, IT

    Overview of the early childhood education degree continuum and what T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships
    are available for different levels of education. Scholarship eligibility, requirements and costs to
    recipients and employers will be outlined. New scholarship models beginning this fall semester will
    be presented. Navigate through the application process at the school and scholarship level. The
    CDA credentialing process will be outlined.

    Nikki LaMaster, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan Intake Specialist, Michigan Assoc. for the Education of Young Children

    74 RESPECTFUL CARE OF INFANTS IT

    Discuss daily routines and how we can give infants more opportunities to learn and grow through
    those routines and hands-on experiences.

    Olivia Wendorf, Assistant Teacher, MSU

    75 L.T.L. – LEARN, TASTE, LEAVE HS,PE

    Struggling with what to feed your children for snacks between meals? Learn about making healthy
    snacks that your child will love. We’ll make some and taste some! Leave with some great ideas and
    recipes.

    Roberta Bailey, Wellness Educator/Children’s Advocate, Juice Plus+

    76 HIGH QUALITY INFANT/TODDLER ENVIRONMENTS CC, CD, IT

    Find out first-hand how important it is for infant and toddler growth and development to have a
    high quality environment and what teachers can do to make their room high quality.

    Rose Pardiac, Early Start Lead Home Visitor, Development Centers

    Tashona Fair, Infant Teacher, Development Centers

    77 CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM CD, PR

    Why are they acting out? What am I supposed to do now? Discover a new understanding of challenging
    behavior as well as tips and tricks to address it in the classroom.

    Sarah Hoppenworth, Lead Teacher, Northville Public Schools Early Childhood Department

    78 EARLY CHILDHOOD MATH CD

    Engage in a variety of hands-on math activities to help young children understand math in relation
    to how it affects them on a daily basis. Each math KDI will be explored.

    Stephanie Minano, GSRP Director/Lead Teacher

Registration

Register Online

Download the 2019 CSHC Conference Brochure for Reference & Mail-in Registration

*State Continuing Education Clock Hours ~ To apply for the SCECH, indicate that on your registration form. You will need a valid e-mail address to keep and maintain SCECHs. At the conference you must sign in and fill out paperwork for the SCECH before the keynote session begins. You will be required to have the presenter’s initials for all sessions. If you do not have verification, arrive late, or leave the conference early, you will not receive the SCECH. No exceptions will be made.

Location

For overnight accommodations only please contact the following:

Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau

1-800-686-8474

www.lccvb.org