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Helping Children Transition Throughout the Daily Routine

by Carol Weisheit
March 21, 2013
Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Bureau County Metro Center
837 Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois

Description:Playing cop at transition time? Herding children from one place to another? If so, attend this workshop filled with ideas and techniques to help cut down those feelings and empower children to be true participants in your classroom. Video clips and classroom scenarios from real classrooms will be shared.

Presenter Bios:Carol Weisheit is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist with Illinois STARNET, a federal project funded through the Illinois State Board of Education. An Early Childhood Specialist since 2002, Carol provides technical assistance and support to teachers who work with children birth to age eight, focusing primarily on children with special needs. Carol also consults with agencies and programs on a variety of topics and is a HighScope certified teacher and trainer. Carol was the former state director of Illinois CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), served on the National CASA Curriculum Advisory Committee, and was a trainer for National CASA. Carol has directed child-care programs for low-income families, coordinated and taught in an at-risk pre-kindergarten program, and served as a parent educator providing home visits to families at-risk. Carol also served as a NAEYC validator, visiting programs all over the United States and abroad. She has a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and a Master's degree in Child and Family Studies. In her spare time, Carol is working on a book about the perils of praise. Her husband, Ralph, is a distinguished professor at Illinois State University in the Criminal Justice Department and their son, Ryan, is a budding jazz musician in New York City.

This training will provide 5 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) B, D, E


Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Registration form for this workshop.
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