Staff Training
Dallas - Ft. Worth Area


Gloria Mansfield
Master of Arts in Teaching E-6
Bachelor of Business Studies in Marketing
Former Director, Owner & Teacher
Over 20 years Experience in Early Childhood Education

You pick the date & time - We come to you!
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1. Child Growth & Developmental Stages / 2.0 hrs Child Growth & Development -  Learn about the growth & developmental stages of infants, toddlers, twos, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Identify developmental milestones and potential developmental red flags.
2.  Early Childhood Guidance & Discipline Strategies / 2.0 hrs  Guidance & Discipline - Learn how to use positive discipline & guidance strategies making it possible for you to meet the needs of individual children. You will be able to choose the most effective strategy in a variety of discipline encounters. 
3. Let's Talk  About POSITIVE GUIDANCE & POSITIVE DISCIPLINE / 2.0 hrs   Guidance & Discipline - Understand based on licensing interpretation what is positive communication, positive guidance, positive discipline, and positive interaction! Learn how to take lemons and make lemonade!
4. When Wild Kids Show Up! Creating a Happy Classroom / 2.0 hrs Guidance & Discipline -  It's no surprise everyday teachers are managing classrooms with children that are bouncing off the walls, aggressive and disruptive, fussy having fits. Here's your chance to turn things around & learn refreshing effective ways to create a positive classroom environment. Learn how to develop a plan of procedures & rules that create a positive environment. Be pro-active & set-up fun learning activities that redirect behavior & encourage sharing, kindness, self-control...
5. Create Stimulating & Engaging Learning Centers! / 2.0 hrs Age Appropriate Curriculum  -   Discover how to build your lesson plan theme into stimulating learning center activities that include math, science, blocks, dramatic play, reading, art... & more. Learn how to integrate other subjects into your existing curriculum & enhance your learning centers.
6. Fostering Interactions in the Classroom / 2.0 hrs Teacher/Child Interaction -  Learn ways to improve teacher-child interactions creating an emotionally supportive classroom environment. Learn how to connect and interact with each child in the classroom.
7. Supervision - Effective Classroom Management / 2.0 hrs   Supervision - This is a must for all staff to know what it takes to effectively supervise & manage their classrooms. In this workshop staff will review licensing requirements, supervisory procedures and effective classroom management skills.
8.  Multicultural Enrichment in the Classroom / 2.0 hrs Cultural Diversity -    Enrich your classroom with fun global activities & multicultural materials that embrace diversity. Discover how to integrate diversity & multicultural subjects into your daily learning environment .
9. Teachers are Leaders / 2.0 hrs  Professional Development -  Feel "burn-out" or maybe in a rut... need to be recharged? Motivating and inspiring... This workshop helps teachers understand they are role models holding the key to a child's success! Discover how to become an influential teacher making a difference and learn the qualities of a great teacher. Attitude is everything - Teachers are Leaders - LET'S GET RE-CHARGED! Refreshing the joy of teaching!
10. Customer Service for Today's Parents - Millennials / 2.0 hrs Professional Development -  Today's parents are different & cannot be taken for granted! Identify & understand the "NEW CUSTOMER - MILLENNIALS"  Learn the 10 Commandments of Customer Service, ways to stay relevant in today's marketplace, and  providing - "The WOW FACTOR." This workshop is a must for your bottom line to attract, enroll, retain & get referrals too. Increase Your Enrollment With Great Customer Service.
11.  Motivating Staff - Let's Work Together, Building a Great Team! / 2.0 hrs Professional Development - Bring the staff together & experience fun effective ways to bridge the gap of differences, personalities, skills... creating a professional positive workplace - BUILDING TEAMWORK!
12. Children Learn Through Play / 2.0 hrs Observations & Assessment - Did you know there are 10 types of play that enhance how children learn basic skills? In this workshop learn the 10 different types of play for infants - schoolers. Discover how to integrate the different types of play into your existing curriculum & enhance children's learning experience.
13. Teaching to Learning Styles in the Classroom / 2.0 hrs  Planning Development Activities - Visual, auditory, and physical - learn what those different learning styles are and discover yours too. Understand the importance and ways to teach children based on their different learning styles.
14. Outdoor Classroom - Outdoor Activities for All Ages / 2.0 hrs Planning Development Activities - The weather is nice - so let's take the classroom outside & setup learning centers! In this workshop topic learn how to setup outdoor learning centers that includes - block center, dramatic play, science, art center... Children learn through play & the outdoor classroom provides loads of fun stimulating age-appropriate activities that will keep the students engaged!
15.STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics / 2.0 hrs Planning Development Activities -  Are you teaching the latest & most requested program - STEM? Bringing STEM into the classroom doesn't have to be intimidating! Learn how to teach STEM & plan developmental activities - helping children to explore, observe, ask questions, predict, and integrate their learning developing critical thinkers.
16. Special Needs, SIDS & Shaken Baby / 2.0 hrs - Special Needs Children / SIDS & Shaken Baby - Learn how to provide care for special needs children. Plus, understand & prevent SIDS & Shaken Baby.
17. Child Abuse & Neglect / 2.0 hrs - Recognizing Child Abuse & Neglect - This is a must for all staff to know what to look for and determine child abuse and neglect.
18. Minimum Standards / 2.0 hrs - Understanding Minimum Standards - This is a must for all staff to know and understand minimum standards and how they apply.
19. Early Literacy for All Ages / 2.0 hrs Age-Appropriate Curriculum - Learn fun ways to teach early literacy to preschoolers, toddlers and even infants too! Discover how to use puppets, storytelling, finger plays, word games... Create an age-appropriate literacy program in all of your classrooms.
20. Dealing With Difficult People / 2.0 hrs Professional Development - Learn how to effectively deal with negative or difficult parents and improve communication with co-workers.
21. Science & Math Activities for All Ages / 2.0 hrs Planning Developmental Activities -   Let's have a science fair workshop! Learn fun engaging science & math activities that toddlers, preschoolers, and schoolers will have a BLAST investigating the hows and whys.... (additional $25.00 supply fee)
22.  Shoestring Budget - Let' Make & Take / 2.0 hrs Planning Developmental Activities -   Here’s your opportunity to make your own character-based games & activities encouraging sharing, helping, kindness, self-control... Participants will make & take their own file folders games, puppets, games, activities... YOU bring a large coffee can & a white ankle sock - we provide all the supplies to make the projects. (Additional $20.00 supply fee)
23. Partnering With Parents / 2.0 hrs Professional Development / Family & Community Relationships -  How many times have you heard this before? "Well... they don't do that at home." The truth is, for many moms & dads, parenting can be overwhelming & embarrassing too. In this workshop learn how to effectively partner with parents for success at home & school, build a positive parent/teacher relationship, and make a positive impact in the child's social development too.

24. Risk Management / 2.0 hrs  Risk Management - This workshop helps identify and manage the risks that are inherent in child care centers. Examine how to keep your child care center safe. Plan & review your risk management plan. Strengthen your center with effective tips for managing the major sources of risk.

25. Attachment & Responsive Care / 2.0 hrs. Attachment & Responsive Care - Have you noticed children are becoming easily frustrated, give up on things to quickly, and lack good problem solving skills? Society is changing and the emotional needs of young children are often ignored. In the workshop learn what is attachment and responsive care giving and why it is vitally important in a child's early relationships. How to identify the signals and be responsive to the needs of the children in your care. Ways to create everyday routines to promote secure attachments

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