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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.
Learn about our micro-credentialing initiative.


 

Adapt Lessons Micro-Credential Pathway

Integrating Mathematics in the Preschool Classroom - HEO TBA

Course in English

When we get back to basics, we can learn some foundational skills that will help both new teachers and veteran teachers alike be stronger educators. This course covers the foundations of mathematics in preschool: the teacher’s role, the student’s role, preschool mathematics topics, impactful manipulatives, and effective strategies.

Dates: Jan. 18 - Feb. 15, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 10

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

Teaching Literacy in Centers – HEO0308

Curso en español

Si buscas formas de enseñar los principios básicos de lectura y escritura de una manera más efectiva e insertada en el contexto del juego que la que estás usando, no busques más, este curso es para ti. En él explorarás formas de guiar el juego para adaptarlo a tus lecciones. Comprobarás, además, que al final de este curso podrás llevar tu función de guía en los centros de aprendizaje a un nivel más alto. Este curso usa la evaluación GOLD como base para la adaptación.

Fechas: Jan. 18 - Feb. 15, 2023  |  Horas de contacto: 10

Libros de texto requeridos: None

 

 
Teaching Math in Centers – HEO0307

Curso en español

El juego en los centros de aprendizaje es el momento perfecto para elevar la comprensión de conceptos matemáticos en los niños. Regístrate en este curso y descubre cómo el juego guiado puede adaptarse para complementar tus lecciones de matemáticas. Al final de él, habrás ampliado tus habilidades en la enseñanza de conceptos numéricos, de modo que sigan siendo percibidas por los niños como juego. Este curso usa la evaluación GOLD como base para la adaptación.

Fechas: March 22 - April 12, 2023  |  Horas de contacto: 10

Libros de texto requeridos: None

 

 

 

Awareness and Balance Micro-Credential Pathway

The Science of Wellness: Practicing Mindfulness– HEO0303

Course in English

Are you concerned that you don’t have time for mindfulness? Make mindfulness a daily practice in your life by taking this course. You will experience many different types of guided mindfulness practices, including variations of practices you may have learned in our other courses, and choose practices that benefit you most.

Dates: March 28 - April 4, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 5

Required Textbooks: None

 

 


Curso en español

Te preocupa no tener tiempo para concentrar tu atención de manera plena en lo que ocurre a tu alrededor? ¡Inscríbete en este curso y haz de la atención plena una práctica diaria en tu vida! En él experimentarás diferentes tipos de prácticas guiadas que te ayudarán a alcanzar la atención plena, incluyendo algunas que ya has aprendido en otros cursos. Podrás elegir aquellas que más te beneficien basado en tu experiencia y estilo de vida.

Fechas: March 21 - 28, 2023 |  Horas de contacto: 5

Libros de texto requeridos: None

 

 

 

Awareness of Nature Micro-Credential Pathway

Let’s Grow: Investigating Seeds – HEO0306

Course in English

Learning how seeds grow is fun for children. Take this training to get hands on and interactive with seeds. In this class, you will get ideas for books, songs, videos, activities, vocabulary and methods you can use to teach this fascinating subject to young children.

Dates: Oct. 12-19, 2022  |  Contact Hours: 5

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

 

Classroom Assessment Micro-Credential Pathway

CLASS – Instructional Support– HEO0238

Course in English

Step up your students’ thinking abilities with this training. Get support from the CLASS Observation Tool to promote problem solving, provide feedback to students to deepen their understanding and help children develop complex language skills. This training aligns with CLASS Domain Instructional Support.

Dates: April 12 - May 5, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 10

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

 

Creativity Micro-Credential Pathway

Using Language and Literacy Manipulatives to Support Pre-Reading - HEOTBA

Course in English

Get ready to play! Enroll in this course to take your children’s play materials to the next level. In this course, you will get hands-on experience with manipulatives in language, literacy, social studies, music, and art.

Dates: Feb. 23 - March 2, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 5

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

 

Cultivating Belonging Micro-Credential Pathway

Fostering Belonging in Preschool– HEO0304

Course in English

Does your classroom support an equitable environment? In this course learn ways to involve parents with adapting the classroom to reflect their practices, cultures and identities. You will explore many books that include complex topics regarding self-identity, culture and family composition and prepare for questions that arise from the children as they inquire about differences they observe.

Dates: Feb. 13 - 27, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 7.5

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

Nurturing Schoolwide Belonging - (HEO TBD)

Course in English

Description will be added once it becomes available.

Dates: April 3 - 7, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 10

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

 

Decision Making Micro-Credential Pathway

Participative Management – HEOTBA

Course in English

Are you a center leader who is looking to create a collaborative environment with your teachers? Take this training to learn how to engage your center teachers in shared decision-making, which can improve morale and job satisfaction, as well as make the teachers more emotionally available to the children at your center.

Dates: Jan. 25 - March1, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 10

Required Textbooks: 

Circle of Influence – Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management by Paula Jorde Bloom. 2nd Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0962189432

 

 

 

Developing Self-Regulation Micro-Credential Pathway

Navigating Emotional Chaos Using Self-Regulation Skills- HEO0283

Course in English

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

Dates: Jan. 17 - Feb. 28, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 15

Required Textbooks: 

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

 

 

Curso en español

¿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 - Handling Big Emotions: Coaching Children to Self-Regulate.

Fechas: Jan. 12 - Feb. 16, 2023 |  Horas de contacto: 15

Libros de texto requeridos:

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

 

 

Becoming Brain Smart®: Conscious Discipline®- HEO0263

Course in English

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.

Dates: March 22 - April 26, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 12

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

Curso en español

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.

Fechas: March 16 - April 27, 2023  |  Horas de contacto: 12

Libros de texto requeridos:  None

 

 

 

English Language Acquisition for Adults Micro-Credential Pathway

Successful Communication for ESOL I – HEO0159

Course in English

This is the fifth ESOL training in preparation for taking a course in English for Academic Purposes. This course will support ESOL practitioners in the workplace by using English to communicate with children, parents, and staff. You’ll learn about punctuation, create anchor charts, design newsletters, write lesson plans, and compose reflections in English. This course supports concepts covered in HEO0272, HEO0282, and HEO0256.

Dates: Jan. 17 - March 14, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 16

Required Textbooks: None

 

** ON HOLD **

Link will be posted when registration is available.


Curso en español

Este es el quinto entrenamiento de ESOL que le ayudara a prepararse para tomar cursos en inglés con fines académicos. Este curso le ayudara a aprender a comunicarse en inglés con los niños, padres y compañeros de trabajo. También aprenderá sobre la puntuación, como crear gráficos, diseñar boletines informativos, escribir un plan semanal de actividades para los niños y redactar reflexiones en inglés. Este curso apoya conceptos que aprendió en HEO0272, HEO0282 y HEO0256.

Fechas: Jan. 17 - March 14, 2023 |  Horas de contacto: 16

Libros de texto requeridos: None

 

** ON HOLD **

Link will be posted when registration is available.

 

Leadership Reflection Micro-Credential Pathway

Reflection On Children– HEO0TBA

Course in English

Did you know your outlook on children can impact their potential? Help your children become the best they can be by taking this course. You’ll learn how your image of children affects your teaching, how each child learns differently, and how to incorporate children’s interests into the classroom to promote learning. This course is based on the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Dates: April 10-24, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 6

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

 

Lesson Planning Micro-Credential Pathway

Understanding Math Through GOLD- HEO0240

Course in English

Young children should experience mathematics through effective teaching practices. This training will show you ways to implement research-based, valid, and reliable ways to teach early math skills through Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment. Learn about teaching number concepts, spatial relationships and shapes, comparing and measuring, classification, and patterns. This training aligns with the GOLD Assessment.

Dates: Jan. 18 - Feb. 15, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 15

Required Textbooks: None

 

 
Understanding Literacy Through GOLD- HEO0250

Course in English

Strong reading skills form the basis for learning in all subjects. Support early literacy by taking this training, where you will gain practical knowledge of how to increase children’s early literacy skills. Learn about implementing emergent storybook reading, read alouds, turn and talk, and shared reading. This training is aligned with Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment.

Dates: Feb. 22 - March 29, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 12

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

 

Problem-Solving Micro-Credential Pathway

Behavior Management I:Building Relationships– HEO0257

Course in English

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.  This course provides EC practitioners with foundational information & strategies for effectively preventing challenging behavior.

Dates: Feb. 1-22, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 10

Required Textbooks: None

 

Note: Registration link will be posted once it's available.

Behavior Management II: Social Emotional Teaching – HEO0258

Course in English

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.

Dates: Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 10

Required Textbooks: None

 

 

Curso en español

¿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.

Fechas: Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, 2023  |  Horas de contacto: 10

Libros de texto requeridos: None

 

 
Creative Scientists- Creativity and Problem Solving –HEO0245

Course in English

Do you need to refresh yourself on foundational STEAM concepts? Familiarize (or refamiliarize) yourself with STEAM to feel more confident when you support your little scientists in the classroom. You will walk away from this training with STEAM resources and activities.

Dates: Jan. 17 - Feb. 7, 2023  |  Contact Hours: 12

Required Textbooks: None

 

 


Curso en español

¿Necesita refrescar su memoria en conceptos fundamentales de STEAM? Familiarizarse con STEAM para sentirse más seguro cuando apoye a sus pequeños científicos en el salón de clase. Usted saldrá de este entrenamiento llevándose recursos y actividades de STEAM.

Fechas: Feb. 27 - March 27, 2023  |  Horas de contacto: 12

Libros de texto requeridos: None

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

Outcomes Driven Training Registry Approval Trainer – HEO0203

Course in English

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.

Dates: TBA  |  Contact Hours: 18

Required Textbooks: None

 

** ON HOLD **

Link will be posted when registration is available.

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