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Thank you for your interest in these workshops. Here is the next workshop in the Regional Workshop series.
Workshops fees: $15 for CAAEYC members and $25 for nonmembers.  The workshops are held via Zoom. The capacity for each workshop is limited to ninety (90) registrants. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

September 25, 2021
Social Emotional Support in Times of Uncertainty | 8:30am-10:000am
(Held by Zoom)

Member Registration | Nonmember Registration

As we slowly return to a new “normal” children and families will need support integrating back into the routine of school and childcare. This session will focus on strategies to set ourselves up for success in supporting the social emotional needs of children. This session will explore environment, routines, and interactions through the lens of social emotional development and the impact the extended time isolated at home has had on children and their families. We will explore providing support by way of effective classroom management including routines, rituals, emotional check-ins, puppetry and more!

Outcomes: As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • formulate a plan for supporting social-emotional needs as programs reopen.
  • observe and support children’s social emotional well-being as children interact with and respond to the classroom environment.
  • utilize puppets to support evolving social-emotional needs.

Presented by Jessie Olson, Lakeshore Professional Development Specialist

As an advocate for students with suspected or diagnosed disabilities, Jessie has a passion for creating individualized educational experiences that maximize meaningful learning. Jessie not only has experience as a Special Education teacher—she also spent time overseeing Head Start and Early Head Start programming as a child welfare agency education manager.

As a Professional Development Specialist, Jessie builds a positive rapport with participants through genuine openness and interest in individual growth. She captivates audiences through her emphasis on hands-on experiences, real-world application and a sprinkling of humor along the way.

In addition to a dual B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, Jessie holds an M.A. in Special Education with a certificate in Autism Studies. In addition, Jessie is certified in CLASS (Infant/Toddler/Pre-K). She is driven by the Thomas Davidson quote: “What you are will show in what you do.” This is quite evident as Jessie exudes a passion for education that inspires audiences nationwide.

Facilitated by Jon Bell, Lakeshore Senior Regional Manager

Based in Northern California, Jon has more than 22 years working in the field to provide personal assistance and support to programs serving children infant through school-age to create dynamic and developmentally appropriate learning environments.

Workshop Format: this workshop is will be held by Zoom and will open with a live introduction facilitated by Jon Bell. Then the pre-recorded session begins for about 45-50 minutes, followed by a live Q&A session with Jon. We look forward to having you with us. The workshop will be fully recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants.

Prior Workshop Information

June 19, 2021
Embracing Equity - this workshop was recorded. The link was sent to registrants on July 14.

May 15, 2021
Governor’s May Revise, Current Legislation and Advocacy: What You Need to Know - this workshop was recorded. The link was sent to registrants on May 17.

April 25, 2021
The Innovative Parenting Workshops held on Sunday, April 25 were recorded. The recording links were sent to all registrants on May 7.

January 30 & February 20, 2021
Trauma Informed Practices: the Link to Social-Emotional Success - the workshop was recorded on each date. The link was sent to registrants from each date on February 26.

Questions: contact us at info@caeyc.org.