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Institute of Excellence in Early Care & Education

We are educators of the early childhood workforce, whose teaching practices will make a difference in the success of children. We are trainers, advisors, educators, and mentors. We are experts in the field of early childhood education.


All courses will be offered via Live Online and are eligible for micro-credentialing.
Click here to learn about our micro-credentialing initiative.


PROBLEM-SOLVING MICRO-CREDENTIAL PATHWAY

Integrating Investigations, STEAM the Scientific Method in the P/S Curriculum - HEO0235

Success in learning requires children to be at the center of the experience. Children engaging in experimentation through the Scientific Method is beneficial in learning about the world around them. Take this training if you’re interested in incorporating activities that support STEAM and the Scientific Method in your classroom. This training aligns with CLASS Domain Instructional Support and GOLD Assessment. Preschool Teacher

Contact hours: 12                           

 

Behavior Management 1: Building Relationships - HEO0257

Proper classroom behavior management looks a lot different today than it did when you were a kid. Learn how love leads to learning with this training, which will teach you how to prevent challenging behavior in the classroom.

Contact hours: 10       

 

Spanish Behavior Management 1: Building Relationships  - HEO0257

 Spanish El manejo adecuado del comportamiento en el aula, se ve muy diferente hoy en día, que cuando usted era un niño. Aprenda cómo el amor conduce al aprendizaje, en este entrenamiento, le cual además le enseñará cómo prevenir comportamientos difíciles en el salón de clase. Proper classroom behavior management looks a lot different today than it did when you were a kid. Learn how love leads to learning with this training, which will teach you how to prevent challenging behavior in the classroom. 

Contact hours: 10

 

Behavior Management II: Social-Emotional Teaching - HEO0258

Could the children in your class use a lesson or two on topics like sharing, making friends, identifying and sharing emotions, and problem-solving through conflict? If so, this is the course for you! Take this course to get developmentally appropriate ideas to help you teach these skills to the children in your care. This course uses behavior management strategies from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University. 

Contact hours: 10

 

 

Spanish Behavior Management II: Social-Emotional Teaching - HEO0258

¿Podrían los niños de su clase usar una o dos lecciones sobre temas como el saber compartir, hacer amigos, identificar y expresar sus emociones y resolver problemas o conflictos? Si es así, ¡este es el curso para ti! Tome este curso para obtener ideas apropiadas para ayudar a enseñar estas habilidades a los niños que están a su cargo. Este curso utiliza estrategias de comportamiento del Centro sobre los Fundamentos Sociales y Emocionales para el Aprendizaje Infantil de la Universidad de Vanderbilt.

Contact hours: 10

 


Developing Self-Regulation Micro-credential Pathway

Becoming Brain Smart®: Conscious Discipline - HEO0263

If you’re currently struggling with behavior management in your classroom, it’s time for you to become Brain Smart®. Take this training to learn about the Conscious Discipline® Brain State model, and how it can help you and your students increase academic achievement, decrease behavior problems, and improve the quality of relationships in the classroom. 

 

Spanish  Becoming Brain Smart®: Conscious Discipline - HEO0263

Nuestro enfoque en el curso será, comprender el modelo de los estados del cerebro que se utiliza en Conscious Discipline y cómo este se convierte en la base para entender cómo responder a los niños, de tal manera que se desarrollen óptimamente. Nuestra respuesta a los niños, permite formar el carácter, sin crear luchas de poder. Comprender el modelo de los estados del cerebro, le guiará para elegir conscientemente el responder, en lugar de reaccionar, frente a situaciones difíciles.

Contact Hours: 12

 

 

Creating Peaceful Classroom through Connections - HEO0269

You might think that the idea of teaching in a peaceful classroom is a fairy tale. Turn that fantasy into reality by taking this training! We’ll provide you with Conscious Discipline® connection rituals that you can use in the classroom to strengthen relationships that can create a peaceful and loving classroom. 

Contact hours: 10

Required Textbook
Bailey, B. (2000). I Love You Rituals. William Morrow Paperbacks. ISBN: 0688161170

Connected Moments for Infants and Toddlers - HEO0270  

How do we make the greatest impact on our youngest citizens from birth to age 3? We connect with them! Take this course to learn how to maximize your one-on-one time with each child in your care. Learn the importance of attachment, attunement, social play and visual routines, while also getting hands-on practice with peek-a-boo social games and dolls.

 Contact hours: 15

Required Textbook
Montero-Cefalo, E., Bailey, B. (2012). Baby Doll Circle Time. Loving Guidance, Inc. ISBN: 9781889609416

Handling Big Emotions: Coaching Children to Self-Regulate - HEO0275

The time is now to pass self-regulation skills onto the children in your care. In this course, you will learn how to teach and coach children through their big feelings using the Feeling Buddies® Self-Regulation curriculum by Conscious Discipline®. It is recommended to take this course after HEO0283.

Contact Hours: 15

Required Textbook
Bailey, B. Helping My Feeling Buddies. Loving Guidance, Inc. SKU: B114

Audio CD
Listen to Your Feelings by the Feeling Buddies (2016)
ASIN: 1889609366

Navigating Emotional Chaos using Self-Regulations Skills - HEO0283

Do you want to see changes in behavior for the children in your care? If so, the change starts with you! Learn how to calm your internal chaos first so you can then pass on those self-regulation skills to children. It is recommended that this course is taken prior to HEO0275.

Contact hours: 15

Required Textbook
Bailey, B. (2015). Managing Emotional Mayhem. Loving Guidance, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-889609-35-5

Spanish  Navigating Emotional Chaos using Self-Regulations Skills - HEO0283

¿Desea ver cambios en el comportamiento de los niños a su cargo? Si es así, ¡el cambio comienza con usted! Aprenda a calmar primero su caos interno para que después pueda transmitir esas habilidades de autorregulación a los niños. Se recomienda que haga este curso antes de tomar HEO0275.

Contact hours: 15

Required Textbook
Bailey, B. (2015). Managing Emotional Mayhem. Loving Guidance, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-889609-35-5


 

Creativity Micro-credential Pathway

Science by Design - HEO0239  

 If you want to deepen your knowledge of what you learned in Integrating Investigation - STEAM and the Scientific Method, consider taking this training. You will learn many hands-on activities that will encourage children to think like scientists and create like artists. This training aligns with CLASS Domain Instructional Support and GOLD Assessment.

Contact hours: 12

 


 

Leadership Micro-credential Pathway

High Performing Leaders: From the Inside Out - HEO0211  

As a center leader, the key to creating a compassionate and healthy school climate rests in your hands. Take the first steps in learning how to foster a happy and encouraging school environment by taking this course, which highlights the power that self-reflection and self-awareness have to make positive change happen.  

 Contact hours: 8

Required Textbook
Bloom, P.J.  (2007).  From the inside out: The power of self-reflection and self awareness.  Lake Forest, IL: New Horizons Press  
ISBN: 9780962189494 


 

Lesson Planning Micro-credential Pathway

STEAM Lesson Planning for Early Childhood - HEO0290  

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to become a Palm Beach  County Registry-Approved Trainer. Learn how to create trainings using the      backward design training technique, a research-based technique that supports the transfer of learning to the workplace.  This course will also address professional training skills based on principles of adult learning and activities that engage and respect the adult learner. 

 Contact hours: 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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