The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the “Early Childhood Educator Training Program” virtual mini-conference series monthly from Jan. 30 to Dec. 4.
The series is led by Jodi Nerren, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension specialist in early childhood health and safety with the agency’s Family and Community Health Unit, and a team of AgriLife Extension agents from across the state. It is targeted at early childhood professionals but open to anyone interested in early childhood education.
Each monthly session will explore one or more topics aligned with the requirements from the Texas Health and Human Services Child Care program.
Monthly presentations will be broadcast live from 9 a.m.-noon via the Microsoft Teams platform.
Series schedule, costs
The “Save the Date” flyer has a listing of all trainings in the 2021 virtual mini conference series. Attendees must register to participate in each training session they choose to attend.
The cost for each series presentation is $25. Registration and payment can be completed online. Upon completion, participants will receive an email with two attachments — a receipt and a registration confirmation. Instructions on how to access the virtual conference will be at the bottom of the registration confirmation.
The first of the scheduled webinars will be Jan. 30. The topic will be New Obesity Prevention Standards.
“This first webinar will include sessions on the content of the new minimum standards related to obesity prevention that will be adopted soon, as well as strategies to meet and exceed those standards in your approach to physical activity and nutrition,” Nerren said.
After the virtual conference, participants will receive an email with instructions to complete a course assessment and obtain a certificate of completion.
In addition to these instructor-led webinars, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Child Care Online Training website offers a wide variety of online childcare training courses to support continuing education and early childhood professional development needs.