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Early Childhood Professional Development Day

April 04, 2006 - TRC

Piscataquis County Early Childhood Professional Development Day
Saturday, April 29, 2006 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft
Cost: $25 - Lunch Provided

This will be a day for all providers to participate and receive 6-hours of training.

Keynote speaker : Sophie Wilson, Brownville Town Manager

Participants will choose one workshop for each session

Session 1:
A) Rethinking the Brain
B) Power of Paint
C) The Business Part of Being a Child Care Provider

Session 2:
A) Rethinking the Brain
B) The Power of Paint
C) A B C, 1 2 3 - Literacy & Math

Rethinking the Brain: Leam how quality child care helps to build the architecture of children's brains, setting the stage for them to become happy, productive and caring adults. We will discuss the effects of early experience on brain development and give specific ideas for what adults can do to create positive attachment relationships with young children - a must for future development and learn≠ing - Sally Healey, presenter.

The Business Part of Being a Child Care Provider: The goal for this workshop is to separate the care giver and the business owner, and focus on marketing, taxes, documentation, and finances - Jim Macomber, presenter.

The Power of Paint: Hands-on workshop designed to get your creative juices flowing. We will experiment with many different paint projects, such as bubble painting, sponge painting, "squashed bug" painting, and marble painting. You will learn about projects you can do with materials you already have or can easily obtain - Barbra Turner, presenter.

ABC. 123: This literacy based workshop will combine the power of books with activities that will enhance the child's learning. The activities will be aligned with Maine's Early Learning Guidelines - Cyndie Dorman, presenter.

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