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              Workshops on Social/Emotional Development for CDA 3

Each workshop provides 3 clock hours of training and costs $18 per person.

W-3a  Guidance: Kind and Firm (CDA 3) 
Find out the difference between adult control and controlling actions. Learn how to get and maintain class control by teaching appropriate behaviors and discarding ineffective controlling behaviors.

W-3b  Cooperation Reigns: How to Get Children to Do What You Want (CDA 3)
Wondering why children do not listen to you? Want to know how to get them to cooperate and help with tasks such as clean-up? This course will give you some successful ideas to generate cooperation. 

W-3c  Teaching Tolerance: When Differences Don't Divide (CDA 3 ) 
Learning to live in a diverse world is essential in the global community. Yet many teachers are unsure how to address cultural or diversity issues. Here's help to get started. 

W-3d  Power Struggles: Pick Your Battles and Set Your Limits (CDA 3) 
Sometimes children's behavior can be challenging and frustrating. Learn how to guide children's behavior and avoid power struggles. 

W-3f  Let's Cooperate! Supporting Cooperative Behavior through Games (CDA 3)                       Learn how games and other activities can be used to teach children important skills of cooperation and working together. 

W-3g  Toddler Transitional Objects: Lovies and Blankies (CDA 3)                                                     Toddlers often rely on the comfort of special items such as blankets or stuffed animals, especially during transitions such as starting child care or changing caregivers. This workshop will help you know what to do about such objects.

W-3h  Bringing Serenity into Children's Lives: Relaxation Techniques (CDA 3)
Children today face many factors that create stress. This workshop will help you learn some specific relaxation techniques that you can use with children. 

W-3i  Having a Good Day with Infants and Toddlers (CDA 3)                                                                Appropriate guidance is essential to a well-run program. Many view discipline as punishment, but discipline is guidance, not punishment. Learn to teach children what they should do and reinforce desirable behavior. Find ways the environment helps with social skills and self-confidence. 

W-3j The Nonparticipating Child: When Children Won't Join the Fun and Games (CDA 3)
Some children do not want to participate in activities, especially movement activities. Learn strategies for encouraging participation and working with a shy child or one unwilling to join in group activities. 

W-3k  Diffusing the Bomb (CDA 3)
Ever have a day when you feel like an explosion is pending? Learn to evaluate your guidance techniques and set a plan for improvement. Address discipline issues before they become critical. 

W-3l  Creating Memories (CDA 3)
Looking back at your own childhood helps you understand the social and emotional development of young children. This workshop considers the senses and how they effect children. 

W-3m  Everyone is Different (CDA 3)
Want to know how to understand differences and how to help your children to accept differences in others? This workshop provides suggestions on creating an accepting and respectful environment.