we provide training all over the united states
Cafés are a unique parent-provider connection opportunity for families. The Café is guided by specific questions for discussion on topics relevant to families and early educators. It gives participants a chance to share their experiences and listen to what others are going through. It’s a great way to strengthen relationships between families and early educators as well as build social connections between families.
Caring Conversations Cafes
Caring Conversations Café has seven topics, all available online:
- Building Strong Parent Provider Partnerships
- Helping Children Develop Self-Esteem from Day One
- Building a Healthy Brain
- The Importance of Culture
- What Should I Know About Temperament
- Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Young Children
- Taking Care of Myself When a Child Pushes My Button
Family Cafes has three topics:
- The Importance of Self-Care
- Cultivating Mindfulness Every Day
- For the Love of Reading
Better Together Cafes
Better Together Cafes have five topics:
- Building HOPE and Resilience Together
- Active Families, Active Children: How Everyone Benefits from Movement
- Cooking Up Healthy Lifestyles
- Creating Memories at Mealtime
- Managing Screen Time in a Technology World
Emotion Cafes are a three-part series on grief and loss. These cafes are only available in person.
- Redefining Grief
- Grief Reactivity in Adults
- Normalizing the Uniqueness of Grief in Children
REACHing Parents is a six-part series focused on supporting children’s social and emotional development. Research says that children who practice social and emotional skills in the early years have better behavior now and more success in elementary and beyond. REACHing Parents is available both online and in-person:
- Lesson 1: Best Homework for School Success
- Lesson 2: Rituals and Routines
- Lesson 3: Solving Problems Peacefully
- Lesson 4: Positive Attention Boosts Self-Esteem and Good Behavior
- Lesson 5: Rules, Values, and Choices
- Lesson 6: Extra Help
The Basics of a Professional
The Basics of a Professional series was created for early educators who are interested in taking their careers to the next level. The Basics of a Professional is available both online and in-person:
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: Resume and Headshot
- Lesson 3: Interview
- Lesson 4: Networking and Professional Development
parenting with purpose
Curricula Concepts offers three parent education sessions that are part of the Parenting with Purpose curriculum. Each hour and a half training session has skills, tips, and strategies that can be customized to meet the unique needs of each family. The sessions are highly interactive and encourage families to talk with each other in a safe environment built on trust and mutual respect.
The three topics are:
Responsive Caregiving (available online)
Self-Control (available online)
Healthy Media for Very Young Children (available online)
The Engage Continuum is a professional development series designed to encourage positive, goal-oriented relationships between early childhood educators and families. The classes in this series will teach educators how to build relationships that promote family well-being, strong parent-child relationships, and ongoing learning.
Trainings in the Engage Continuum include:
Family Engagement Foundation for Educators
Culture – Coming Soon!
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Move It! provides opportunities for preschool educators to explore, understand, and practice aspects of physical development and gross motor skills for children. Participants will learn strategies that support and nurture children’s physical development, health, and learning. Move It! is made up of three segments that include: Yoga in the Classroom, Gross Motor Play, and Music and Movement.
Move It! – Yoga in the Classroom (available online) teaches preschool educators about the benefits of yoga, strategies for implementing yoga in the classroom and sharing with families, and how yoga activities align with the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 months.
Move It! – Gross Motor Play teaches preschool educators about the benefits of gross motor activities, strategies for implementing indoor gross motor activities and sharing with families, and how gross motor activities align with the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 months.
Move It! – Music and Movement teaches preschool educators about the benefits of music and movement activities, strategies for implementing music and movement activities in the classroom and sharing with families, and how music and movement activities align with the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 months.
Trauma-Informed Yoga for Educators teaches participants who work with children ages 3 to 18 years old about the effects of trauma on brain development and how it can manifest through challenging behaviors in the classroom. Participants will understand the benefits of yoga in general, as well as specific benefits for those who have been exposed to trauma. Participants will be introduced to mindfulness strategies, movement through foundational yoga poses, and breathing exercises in the session. Ultimately, the goal of Trauma-Informed Yoga is the successful implementation in the classroom to nurture children’s physical and social-emotional development. (ADE Approved)
Trainings and Cafes are available both in-person and online unless otherwise noted.
we train in these areas
Curricula Concepts staff are verified by the AR Professional Development Registry and available to train/facilitate the following professional development trainings:
online learning platform (beta)
Don’t forget about our NEW online learning platform, Curricula Online, coming summer 2020!
We are accepting applications for beta members.
Language Development / Emergent Literacy
- Family Cafe: For the Love of Reading
Physical Development and Health
- Move It!
- Trauma Informed Yoga for Educators (ADE Approved)
We promote positive relationships between educators, children, and their families.