2019 Conference Schedule

Sessions have various starting & ending times. Register with care.

Address:  Forest Hills United Methodist Church
1790 11th Street SE
Forest Lake, MN 55025

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BREAKFAST, NETWORKING, AND SHOPPING: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

LVC Companies – Fire Extinguisher Service

(fka J.N. Johnson Fire & Safety)
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Annual service checks for $5.00 and six-year internal inspections for $17.00. Purchase new extinguishers for $52.00 (ABC/5 lb.). Tape your full name and cell phone number on each extinguisher. Make checks payable to LVC Companies. Pay representative at drop-off. Pick up extinguishers no later than 1:30 PM.


Session IA: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

NEW COURSE!
IA – 1. A Burger for Me: Prop Box Play
Kim Woehl

Learn how prop boxes can enhance your child care environment. Play is important to the young child. This seminar allows you to explore ways to support learning through the use of prop boxes in your child care programs to keep children actively engaged and supported through play.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

New in Forest Lake!
IA – 2. Infants and Toddlers: A Relationship-Based Approach to Challenging Behaviors – Examining Behaviors
Molly Hughes

This behavior guidance course will meet the licensed family child care annual professional development requirement. You will learn about the relationship between behavior and distress communication for infants and toddlers, identify characteristics of challenging behavior demonstrated by infants and toddlers, identify the difference between acting out and withdrawing behaviors seen in infants and toddlers, and discuss best practice guidance strategies.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

New in Forest Lake!
IA – 3. Marketing and Business Planning: Strategies that Strengthen Relationships with Families and Children
Dana Ellingson

Explore the ways marketing and business planning can establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with families. Discover how creating open, cooperative, reciprocal relationships with each family builds an important relationship that will grow and strengthen your business. Develop sound business planning ideas that communicate what children are learning in your program.
KCF: III; CDA: 4


Session IB: 8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

IB – 1. Active Supervision: Provider Self-Care and Privacy
Pat Gentz

Meets the family child care professional annual supervision professional development requirement. This curriculum will define MN DHS Rule 2 licensing standards and best practices regarding supervision in family child care settings, identify the effects of provider stress/depression on supervision of and interaction with children, and identify appropriate self-care and privacy strategies that promote effective supervision and safety in child care.
KCF: VII.B; CDA: 1

New Course!
IB – 2. Attachment Relationships are the Foundation – Love and Logic Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts
Andy Johnsrud

Explore how adults can provide three foundational things to kids who have experienced trauma, loss, or other types of pain. Discover how nurturing relationships, healthy expectations in the form of limits, and creating success opportunities build self-esteem and resilience.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

IB – 3. How to Avoid Power Struggles and Win Cooperation
Joyce Flynn

We will explore positive and practical tools that encourage cooperation and self-discipline in children through effective communication. We will also examine the usage of natural and logical consequences and problem-solving that help avoid power struggles.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

New in Forest Lake!
IB – 4. From “SCREECH” to “More, Please!”- Fostering Communication Skills in Infants and Toddlers
Raelene Ostberg

Gain insight into how infants and toddlers develop the critical language skills needed to avoid screaming, throwing food, and other negative behaviors. Learn typical developmental expectations for expressive and receptive language in the first two years and explore the tremendous difference adults can make in this advancement. Investigate books that build social emotional skills in tandem with literacy. Collect effective techniques to promote the useful infant and toddler verbal and nonverbal language skills that will help toddlers turn those ear-shattering screams into useful phrases and gestures.
KCF: II.B; CDA: 2


Session IIA: 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

New Course!
IIA – 1. The Business of Interview Success
Kim Woehl

Explore how to make an interview book to secure families into your child care program, while you investigate what is important to include in your own book. (Bring a copy of your current policy and contract to guide you in your thought process.)
KCF: VI; CDA: 6

New in Forest Lake!
IIA – 2. Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families: Nurturing and Supporting Social Emotional Development
Molly Hughes

This behavior guidance course will meet the licensed family child care annual professional development requirement. You will learn about social and emotional behaviors in infants and toddlers and how this development is impacted by caregivers and reflect on ways in which culture (perceptions, beliefs, values) influences caregiving practices.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

New in Forest Lake!
IIA – 3. Cooking and Gardening with Children: Strategies to Build Healthy Relationships with Food Dana Ellingson

Explore ways to create excitement in children with relation to gardening and healthy foods in their educational environment. Identify how cooking with children offers exciting moments that use open-ended materials which support children’s curiosity, creativity, discovery, decision-making, confidence, problem-solving, science, math, language, social, and physical skills. Enjoy moments of tangible idea implementation including mealtime rituals, gardening, and cooking with any age group. Hands-on food preparation and sampling included in this session. Material Fee: $5.00 per person, payable day of CCPI.
KCF: II.A; CDA: 2


Session IIB: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

New Course!
IIB – 1. Children Learn to Love When They are Loved
Pat Gentz

Explore from A to Z ‘words of wisdom,’ ‘tricks of the trade,’ and the ‘secrets to success’ in finding more happiness while caring for and loving your children. Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, after this session, you are ready to define (or redefine) your personal philosophy of caring for children and families. You also leave renewed, refueled, and ready to find more joy in your life…personally and professionally.
KCF: VI; CDA: 6

IIB – 2. Guiding Kids to Own and Solve Their Problems
Andy Johnsrud

Learn to guide children toward owning and solving their problems. Explore how self-esteem and personal responsibility are keys to success in the real world — Love and Logic skills increase the odds that we raise kids who can cope. You will leave able to teach kids to think critically in the face of teasing, bullying, and other tough situations.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

IIB – 3. How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?
Joyce Flynn

Do you find yourself yelling, threatening, and pleading with your children and they still won’t listen to you? This session will explore common barriers often used, which discourage communication. Replace the barriers with builders that will promote communication and cooperation.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

New in Forest Lake!
IIB – 4. Hitting, Kicking, and Biting, OH MY! Top Tips to Prevent and Reduce Toddler Aggression
Raelene Ostberg

Identify common triggers for toddler aggression and learn techniques to reduce toddler aggressive behaviors. Explore hands-on methods that will teach toddlers the skills they need to express anger appropriately. Identify coaching tips for challenging toddler moments that will help toddlers cope with strong feelings. Gain methods that will reduce negative behaviors, increase calm, and reduce stress for all in your care environment.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3


LUNCH, NETWORKING, SHOPPING, AND CONSULTING:
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
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Session III: 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM

New Course!
III – 1. Sharks and Minnows: Exploring the Shark Tank
Kim Woehl

We will work at team building during this inter-active session based on the famous TV show. We will play entrepreneurs and investors as we build the best sales pitch. This seminar will support unconventional thinking, collaboration, and teamwork while we have fun as a team. KCF: ; CDA: (approval pending)

New in Forest Lake!
III – 2. Infants and Toddlers: Targeted Strategies to Build Social Emotional Skills
Molly Hughes

This behavior guidance course will meet the licensed family child care annual professional development requirement. Participants will use targeted strategies to intentionally build social emotional skills in infants and toddlers, identify how to support parents in promoting routines, and learn how to promote emotional self-regulation skills in children this age.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

III – 3. Handling Misbehavior Without Breaking a Sweat – Love and Logic Early Childhood Made Fun
Andy Johnsrud

Explore how adults can put an end to childhood whining and arguing in very caring ways. Examine empathy as the key for successful, healthy relationships between child care professionals and the children with whom they work.
KCF: II.C; CDA: 3

III – 4. Intentional Play
Stephanie Ponticas

Learn how to set up an environment that guides children into creative learning and the Reggio Emilia philosophy of child-led play to create an emergent curriculum using a child’s multiple intelligences. During this interactive session, you will construct practical strategies you can implement immediately and produce functional tools for documentation and assessment.
KCF: II.A; CDA: 2

New Course!
III – 5. Coos and Babbles to Words – Infant Language Development
Jackie Harrington

Explore infant and toddler language development from coos to their first words and develop playful strategies to engage infants in their everyday experiences to support turning coos and babbles into words. KCF: II.B; CDA: 2

III – 6. Movement is the Key to Learning
Cindy Goldade

Nerve networks are formed through movement and touch. Reading a book requires subtle eye muscle movement just like kicking a ball requires large motor movements. Explore the physical skills of learning by experiencing Brain Gym processes and exercises. Be amazed at the difference intentional movement makes in one’s ability to focus, remain centered, and think rationally.
KCF: II.D; CDA: 2


Pick Up Silent Auction Items and Door Prizes: 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

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