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Preschool Social Emotional Development Level I: Promoting Children's Success

by Denise Henry
September 26, 2014
Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education/Charleston ROE #11 Boardroom
5837 Park Drive, Charleston, Illinois

Description: This is the first of three levels of workshops based on the CSEFEL PRESCHOOL Training Modules. Participants will be able to describe the importance of building relationships with children, families, and colleagues; describe the relationship between children's social emotional development and challenging behavior; describe how challenging behavior serves as a function for children; and describe the relationship between environmental variables, children's challenging behaviors, and social emotional development. Participants will also learn strategies that can be used to build positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues; design their preschool environments, identify the importance of consistent schedules and routines; structure transitions; help children learn rules and routines. This Preschool Module will provide the foundation for Module 2 which looks at specific teaching strategies for the early childhood classroom.

Presenter Bios: Denise Henry is the Project Leader for STAR NET Region IV. Denise has worked in a variety of educational positions from paraprofessional in a primary special education classroom to general education teacher working to include students with a variety of abilities in her classroom to consultant with Project CHOICES, a grant funded ISBE initiative that supports systems changing to include for students with disabilities in general education settings. She has been with STAR NET since 2001. Denise has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and resides in Anna with her husband, two sons, and her Golden Retriever, Autumn.

Continuing Education - This training will provide 6 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
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

ERBA Head Start
Eastern Illinois Area Of Special Education
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