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 complimentary series is presented via Zoom. Register for individual events below. Registration will open one week prior to each event.
Got Stress? Reducing Stress in Trying Times

Tuesday, May 26 1:30-3:45pm

Got stress? Maybe baths and wine aren’t cutting it for you? I’ll help you think through a process to design a life you won’t want to escape from! When YOU have less stress, the children and families you serve have less stress, too. It’s time to take care of you- let’s start together.

Presenter: Michelle Burkhard, Owner, Grow By 1 



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Coronavirus Q & A Child Care Webinar

Originally broadcast April 15 2-4pm

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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Building Better Leaders 2.0 – Staff Morale Techniques

Wednesday, May 20 6-7:30pm

Learn about the first rule of team building in order to lead teams more effectively. Understand how establishing a good foundation for effective leadership is essential and explore effective ways to lead teams and build relationships of trust and loyalty, rather than fear or using the power of one’s position.

Presenter: Jewel Davis-Tombul, Educational Training Solutions

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Professionalism

Thursday, May 28 6:30-8:00pm

Professionalism is more than how a person is physically represented. Professionalism sets a standard and includes disposition, professional development, conduct, and behavior as well as competence in a specialized body of knowledge and pedagogy. Explore and discuss the components of professionalism in this interactive virtual training.

Presenter: Jen Ray, Northern Chapter, Michigan AEYC

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Building Community and Connection with Digital Technologies

Tuesday, June 2 6:00-7:00pm

Discover how an innovative technology tool, Message from Me, strengthens the home-school connection between children and their families. Explore Message from Me, reflect on the pedagogical approach to engaging families in the digital age, and discover current research and strategies for supporting relationships with families when integrating new technologies.

Presenter: Katie Gullone, Program Director, Message from Me

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Where the Arts Come Into Play- The Multiple Intelligence Way

Thursday, June 4, 10am-11am

Dive deeper into the theory of Multiple Intelligence and discover ways to support your students’ unique styles of learning through music, movement and dramatic play with guest music and movement performances.

Presenter: Todd Greenbaum, Neighborhood Child Care Center

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Explaining Play to Parents (and Other Adults)!

Tuesday, June 9 1:30-2:30pm

Struggling with how to answer, she plays at home, when she’s here I want her to learn or why aren’t you teaching him the alphabet and how to read? Gain practical ways to show and explain to parents, and other adults, why play is critical to children’s development and they’ll be applauding your play efforts…almost guaranteed!

Presenter: Angel Stoddard, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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Communication in Special Education Meetings/IEP

Wednesday, June 24 1pm-2pm

Communicating in tense or emotional special education meetings can be difficult. The Office of Special Education understands this and provides no cost services to help parents and schools communicate about planning for students with disabilities. The Michigan Special Education Mediation Program is a grant funded program providing mediation, meeting facilitation and communication workshops. Learn how these services can help you enhance your sup0ort for children with disabilities

Presenter: Cindy Van Neste, Special Education Mediation Services

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Communication in Special Education Meetings/IEP

Wednesday, June 24 1pm-2pm

Communicating in tense or emotional special education meetings can be difficult. The Office of Special Education understands this and provides no cost services to help parents and schools communicate about planning for students with disabilities. The Michigan Special Education Mediation Program is a grant funded program providing mediation, meeting facilitation and communication workshops. Learn how these services can help you enhance your sup0ort for children with disabilities

Presenter: Cindy Van Neste, Special Education Mediation Services

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