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Child Care Aware® of Eastern Missouri, a program at LUME Institute is excited to share our workshops for Fall/Winter 2017. Click here for the complete brochure of workshops and to register. We look forward to elevating the field of early childhood education with you. - The trainers at Child Care Aware® of Eastern Missouri, a program at LUME Institute
All our sessions are approved by the State of Missouri to meet child care licensing professional development requirements.
- For ADA accommodations, please call Shannon Carr at 314.469.9805.
- Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. When registering online, you must mail in or call in your payment.
- Use your MOPD ID. To get one, visit www.openinitiative.org and click on “Obtain your MOPD ID.”
- DHSS Child Care Regulation Policy states that you must attend and participate in the entire training to receive a certificate. Participants who arrive late or are not participating may be denied credit.
- Workshops will start promptly at the designated start time.
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are now available for most of our workshops.
For more information, ask your workshop facilitator or call Genetta Robinson at 314.469.9805.
Thank you to our funders whose support allows us to offer workshops at reduced rates and keep our fees low. Funding for Basic Knowledge Curriculum, Social and Emotional Foundations for Learning: Inclusive Training, and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect workshops are provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division, Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section. Other workshops are provided by a variety of funders.
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90% of the brain is developed by age five, which means every moment in a young learner's life is an opportunity to build an emotional and social foundation that lasts a lifetime. LUME Institute and University City Children's Center are beyond grateful to you for your support. Thank you for investing in our movement, a movement that is improving the mental health of children everyday.
Help us make our Fairy Tales Can Come True Concert an even more amazing event next year. Click here to take our event survey.
Back to school season means a new beginning for children. How do you prepare children for what is next?
New beginnings can be scary, but they are also great opportunities for parents, providers, and professionals to help their children build resilience. Resilient children become resilient adults that can effectively navigate transitions and challenges throughout life, including going to college, starting a new job, moving to a new city, and more.
So how can you best support children through transitions?
Know the Child: Their age, personality, and temperament are all important factors to consider when supporting your child through a transition. Listen for their verbal and non-verbal cues to better understand when and how to support them.
Communicate Often. All children need the time and opportunity to process information and ask questions. Incorporate conversations into your normal routines or plan special one-on-one time. Let your child visit the new school or classroom and ask them what they like about their visit.
Be Empathetic and Respect Children’s Feelings. Allow them to work through their feelings with you. Use your conversations as an opportunity to model empathy and compassion.
Provide Consistency. Keep your daily routines and structure consistent even as you and your child are going through the transition. This will help your child adjust to the change while feeling safe and secure at home and at school.
Allow Opportunities for Children to Role Play, Write, Draw, or Read About the Transition. Let your child be the teacher and you the new student. This gives them the opportunity to prepare, explore their feelings, and ask questions.
Understand Your Own Feelings about Transitions. Often how we deal with change impacts how we support our children. Be aware of your own reactions and the support you need as well.
Want more advice on transitions? Watch the video of Roxeanna Steiner (early childhood education specialist at LUME) give tips on how to make transitions easier with your children by clicking here.
Join us in celebrating the Year of the Teacher at our annual Fairy Tales Can Come True Concert and Event, set to take place on August 17, 2017 at the Caramel Room at Bissinger's!
This exciting event benefits UCCC's tuition assistance program and celebrates the LUME-trained teachers that partner with UCCC and the students they guide along the way. Enjoy cocktails, multiple music acts, speakers, and an awards ceremony-all ending with a big reveal.
Sponsorships of $1,000 or more are eligible for State of Missouri Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) tax credits. For the benefits of sponsorship, information on YOPs, or any other question you may have, contact Josie at email@example.com or 314.726.0148. Thank you!