Early Learning Workshops

Our Mission is to empower and engage child care providers by providing top-notch training with hands-on activities and developmentally appropriate resources to better the lives of children and families in our area. Providers will have the materials and ideas to put into practice current child development theories. Handouts include picture books, resource books, and educational materials. Please register on www.occrra.org. Schedule is subject to change. Questions? Call Nikhita Bhatia (513) 345-6505.

Child Development Milestones
2 hours

Participants will learn about the developmental milestones of the whole child. They will learn about the developmental stages of motor development and emotional well-being from infants and toddlers to pre-kindergarten. During these years motor skills are perfected. Creativity and imagination starts to shine. Caregivers will learn about the social emotional developmental stages of children, and learn about meaningful learning experiences that build growth.

Playful Learning with Arts and Writing
2 hours

Participants will learn ways to provide meaningful literacy experiences where children develop an understanding of the meaning of language and early writing development through art. Participants will learn that early writing is both a literacy activity and a fine motor skill.

Language and Literacy Experiences
2 hours

Participants will learn about creating meaningful learning activities and experiences that support language and literacy development from toddlers to Pre-Kindergarten. Caregivers will learn strategies for building phonological awareness and activities that encourage children in language development and early literacy.

Spark Scientific Inquiry with Nature
2 hours

This workshop will focus on helping participants recognize how to support the development of scientific inquiry skills in preschoolers. Participants will learn how to encourage children to use their natural curiosity to explore nature.

Workshop Schedule

How to Find & Register for Workshops

Sign in to OCCRRA website

  1. Click on the green “Find Training” button.
  2. Enter the eight digit, ST #, in the Search box.
  3. Click on the green “Add to Cart +” button
  4. View Cart
  5. Click on the green Checkout button to finalize.

NOTE: Registration closes 3 days before the workshop date.
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Our community workshops help parents, educators and child care providers extend the learning value of our educational program offerings. Click here for a complete list of community workshops. For more information or to register for a workshop call Tina Spaulding (937-220-1670) or email at: tspaulding@thinktv.org.

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