Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September, October on the last Thursday 7 times .
Thursday, April 24, Thursday, May 29, Thursday, June 26, Thursday, July 31, Thursday, August 28, Thursday, September 25, Thursday, October 30

Getting licensed? Or thinking about it? Come meet with BANANAS’ staff and other providers to share your experiences, questions and concerns about becoming a family child care provider and get your business started. Note: To obtain a family child care license, you must attend a Community Care Licensing (CCL) orientation.  Pre-register and pre-pay the $25 fee to attend the CCL orientation by calling CCL at 510-622-2602 or going to www.ccld.ca.gov

Saturday, April 26

Discover new ways to engage young children's imaginations and nurture early literacy by pairing multicultural storytelling with the arts.  You will leave this fun, highly interactive workshop with a full basket of delights: fingerplays, songs, language games, movement activities, drama and storytelling techniques that will make your storytime a success.

Sunday, April 27

This 15-hour course is offered in English in 2 sessions. It includes CPR, First Aid and Preventive Health and meets the State Licensing requirement to operate or work in a child care program.  Pre-registration and payment is required. Call us for registration forms and information about classes in Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese at 510-658-7353.

Wednesday, April 30

Dr. Erica Reischer will discuss what current research tells us about how to raise happy, compassionate and confident children. For more information about Dr. Erica Reischer, local psychologist, mom and parent coach visit, www.DrEricaR.com.

Friday, May 2

This class covers information about the basic care needs of newborns from the delivery room to the 1st 3 months at home. Topics covered include: bathing, umbilical cords, burping, pediatrics and medicine, swaddling, colic, crying baby, basic skin care, jaundice and much more! Facilitated by Barbara Fritz, a Public Health Nurse with Alameda County and more than 20 years as a Neonatal/Intensive Care Nursery Nurse, your questions and concerns are sure to be addressed! This class is the first of a series so your welcome to come back for the next five classes, which have a different presenter each time: 5/9-Baby Massage, 5/16- Baby Language & Brain development, 5/23-Yoga with Baby, 5/30- Sleep and 6/6-Stroller Exercises w/ Baby.

Saturday, May 3

This 8-hour course in Spanish, includes CPR and First Aid training information and costs $90. If you need the 15-hour course to meet child care licensing requirements, you must enroll for preventative health. Preventative health is a seven hour course that costs $50. The charge for all three classes (CPR, First Aid and preventative Health) is $120. You CANNOT register for these classes online. Pre-registration and payment is required. Call us for registration forms and information about classes in Chinese, English, and Vietnamese at 510-658-7353.

Repeats every 2 weeks 3 times .
Saturday, May 3, Saturday, May 17, Saturday, May 31

El comportamiento desafiante de los niños(as) continua siendo la mayor preocupación de los profesores(as) y proveedores(as) de cuidado infantil. El Centro para la Base Socio Emocional del Aprendizaje Temprano (CSEFEL por sus siglas en Inglés) ha desarrollado un marco de trabajo que se enfoca en promover el desarrollo socio emocional de los niños(as) y reducir los comportamientos retadores en el cuidado grupal. Este marco de trabajo llamado el Modelo de la Pirámide de CSFEL considera diferentes formas de enseñar a los niños(as), pequeños(as) maneras apropiadas de comportarse desde la perspectiva de la prevención. Lo Mejor del Cuidado Infantil en el Hogar de la Extensión de la Universidad de California Davis ofrecerá un entrenamiento de los Módulos 1 y 2 de CSEFEL. Los temas que se van a abordar son:Modulo 1: Cómo entablar relaciones y crear ambientes de apoyo (3 días de clase)

  • Comprendiendo la relación entre el desarrollo socio emocional y el comportamiento desafiante
  • Estrategias prácticas para construir relaciones positivas con los niños(as)
  • Desarrollando horarios y rutinas que inviten a los niños a la cooperación
  • Dándoles a los niños(as) instrucciones y enseñándoles sobre las reglas
  • Atención positiva y retroalimentación

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