Virtual Learning Series

Michigan AEYC’s Virtual Learning Series provides professional development and training to support the early childhood workforce through rich content and meaningful connections. This series is presented via Zoom. Register for individual events below.
SPECIAL SERIES: Michigan and WIDA Early Years: Partnership Overview (1 SCECH)

Free Registration: August 11, 2-3pm and September 9, 5-6pm 

WIDA Early Years promotes equitable early care and education (ECE) opportunities for young multilingual children by partnering with state agencies to provide support and resources for ECE professionals. This training provides information abut Michigan’s partnership with WIDA Early Years and an overview of resources available to early childhood providers in Michigan to support work with bi-lingual children and families. This complimentary training is offered on two dates and times for your convenience. The content will be repeated on the second date.

Register Now: August 11, 2-3pm
Register Now: Sept. 9, 5-6pm
No Small Matter Community Conversation (2 SCECHs)

Brought to you in partnership with Child Care Network

Join us for a virtual showing of the documentary with facilitated conversation to follow. No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to this vital question by sharing powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s social and economic future. This multifaceted project reveals how our country is raising its youngest citizens, why making the most of this time in their lives is so crucial, and most importantly, what we can do to change the perception of when learning begins. The first major theatrical documentary to tackle this topic, No Small Matter is designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. This training is complimentary, but registration is required.

Register Now- August 12 10am-12pm
Register Now- August 26 6:30-8:30pm
Register Now- Sept. 17 6:30-8:30pm
NAEYC: Navigating Quality Post-COVID


In this interactive pre-recorded webinar, NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation staff will discuss how this global pandemic has affected child care programs and provide new guidance for assessment items. Have paper and pencil nearby for completing activities. Webinar time is 26 minutes.

Meghann Hickey, Relationship Implementation Specialist, NAEYC

Rashi Sharma, Relationship Implementation Specialist, NAEYC

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Coronavirus Q & A Child Care Webinar

Originally broadcast April 15, 2020- LISTEN NOW FOR FREE!

View the recording from Michigan AEYC’s live Coronavirus Q&A Child Care Webinar to hear updates and information from the Child Development and Care Program (DHHS billing questions), Child Care Licensing Division (licensing questions), and Governor Whitmer’s office. You’ll hear questions from child care programs and providers with answers provided by the following panelists:

Lisa Brewer-Walraven, Director, Child Development and Care Program

Mark Jansen, Director, Child Care Licensing Division

Michelle Richard, Deputy to the Senior Advisory to the Governor for Michigan Prosperity

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Storytelling Rhythm, Rhyme and Game Time! (1.25 SCECHs)

Monday, August 10, 6-7:15pm

Make storytime jump off the page while exploring the connections between storytelling, language, literacy, and social-emotional development. Learn how to employ props, vocabulary, and guided movement to expand the story connection for young learners.

Presenter: Karen Bonnici, Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Artist

Michigan AEYC Standard Member Rate: $5

Non-Member Rate: $15

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Selective Mutism- Practical Strategies for the Preschool and Early Elementary School Settings (1 SCECH)

Monday, August 24, 4-5pm

Selective Mutism is a little-known anxiety condition with significant functional impact in the classroom setting. Learn about research-based techniques to encourage speech, foster social-emotional growth, and enable classroom participation.

Presenter: Katelyn Reed, Thriving Minds Behavioral Health

Michigan AEYC Standard Member Rate: $5

Non-Member Rate: $15

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Rolling Into Physics- Early Childhood Ramp Investigations (1 SCECH)

Thursday, September 10, 6-7pm

Experiment with basic concepts of physics related to ramps and balls and beyond! Understand why children are drawn toward ramp play and how to support it with inexpensive items you probably already have.

Presenter: Carla Gull, University of Phoenix and Loose Parts Nature Play

Michigan AEYC Standard Member Rate: $5

Non-Member Rate: $15

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