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Professional Development

The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia (ELCFV) is committed to offering training, partnership and the sharing of resources so that early childhood care and education providers have ample opportunities to pursue meaningful professional development.

Upcoming Training Events

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Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Rachel Wagner, author of the award-winning book, “FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior” for an introductory webinar on the FLIP IT! strategy. This strategy is designed to help young children (ages 3-8) learn about their feelings, gain self-control and reduce challenging behavior.

The four steps of FLIP IT! are embodied in the mnemonic which stands for F-Feelings, L-Limits, I-Inquiries, and P-Prompts. This evidence-based strategy is nothing new, but transforms best practice into something that is easy to remember, applicable in a variety of challenging situations, and portable. Join us to learn more about how FLIP IT! can support programs that are looking for best practices on reducing challenging behavior in young children.

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WEBINAR: Facilitated leadership and family engagement: Learning with and from families, by Debbie Leekeenan & Iris Chin Ponte
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Being an early childhood program leader is more challenging than it’s ever been. Among the many responsibilities center directors have on their plate is forging robust home–school partnerships.

Join Debbie LeeKeenan and Iris Chin Ponte as they discuss a critical topic from their recent publication, From Survive to Thrive: A Director’s Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program. Debbie and Iris will explore why engaging families in their children’s education through facilitated leadership is critical to the success of each child and the program as well as practical tips for how to welcome and involve all families.

To register click HERE

Online & Ongoing Training

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