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Issue #33 March - April 2013

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The Center for Inclusive Child Care offers many online training opportunities for CEU’s. One full CEU (continuing education unit), equal to 10 clock hours, can be received for completing a self-study course. Self-study courses offer an in-depth approach to many inclusion topics and can be taken at your convenience in our eLearning Center.

For those looking to receive a brief overview on a variety of topics, the CICC also offers 0.5 CEU’s (5 clock hours) for the completion of 10 short Info Modules or 10 Podcasts of your choosing. Simply complete 10 Info Modules or listen to 10 Podcasts and write a brief essay discussing what you have learned from the Podcasts or Info Modules. CEU forms and further directions for Info Modules may be accessed here, while Podcast CEU forms and directions are available in the Podcast portion of the website.

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Upcoming TOT: Children’s Development

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Upcoming TOT: Children’s Development
Online Training of Trainer courses (TOTs) provide professionals with engaging learning opportunities across various topics for a fraction of the cost of traveling, hotels, and other conference fees.

Sensory Processing Disorder:
2013 April 9-24, Chats on Mondays April 15 and 22 at 8:00–8:45 PM CST


Autism Spectrum Disorder: Overview and Basic Strategies for Inclusion in Community Settings (Using Training Tool Kit):
2013 April 30––May 15, Chats on Mondays May 6 and 13 at 8:00–8:45 PM CST 

Gain valuable training skills and content, which you can turn around and present in your own workshops. Course content has already been approved through the Minnesota Center for Professional Development. CEUs are also available with each course at an additional fee. Check the upcoming course dates below or go to http://www.inclusivechildcare.org/learning-tot2.cfm.

2013 Frank Porter Graham National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute

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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Opening the Doors to Inclusion, in Chapel Hill, NC, May 13-15. For the past decade, the Inclusion Institute has been the “don’t miss” event for individuals to learn and problem solve about early childhood inclusion. The conference begins Monday, May 13th at 1:00 and ends on Wednesday, May 15th, at 12:30.  Registration is $250. Pre-Institute Workshops are available on Monday the 13th from 9:00 – 12:00 (lunch included) for only $35.00.

For more information on the preliminary program, speakers, lodging and logistics, and registration, go to http://inclusioninstitute.fpg.unc.edu/.

Tips for Families Series

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The Office of Head Start, National Center on Health has published a new series of tip sheets, Tips for Families Series (February 2013), which provide important information to families about how to strengthen the health and wellness of young children. Some of the topics addressed include: active play, health literacy, healthy breathing, healthy eating, mental health, oral health, safety and injury prevention.


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Funding for these grant activities is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds are from federal award, Grants to States – Special Education, Preschool grants, CFDA 84.173A of P.L. 108-466 IDEA and amendment thereto.”