Professional Development Classes

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The Power of Observation & Documentation

$20

Observing the children we teach and documenting their development is essential for helping us understand them and for our growth as teachers.  Let’s discuss the purposes and goals of observing children and documenting their progress, explore a variety of techniques for implementing this in our classrooms including using written notes and photographs, and examine real […]

September 27, 2018, 6:30 pm
Age Focus: Infant, Preschool, Toddler
3 Clock Hours

The Gift of Thrift: Collecting and Creating Priceless Learning Materials (Math & Manipulatives) – Special Session

$65

This is a special 10-hour professional development class. To view the promotional flyer for our special session series, 10 hour workshops FALL 2018 If you have an unlimited budget for curriculum materials, this is not the workshop for you.  If you are like the rest of us, come on over and we will show you how to collect and […]

October 6, 2018, 9:00 am
Age Focus: Preschool, Toddler
10 Clock Hours

The Art of Early Childhood Teaching: Observing & Engaging

$20

When should we step in to “teach” young children and when should be stay back and let them construct their own knowledge?  This is a question that skilled early childhood teachers must ask and finding the balance can be challenging.  Join us to explore this topic and discuss finding the balance in all types of […]

October 9, 2018, 6:30 pm
Age Focus: Infant, Preschool, Toddler
3 Clock Hours

Create Your Own Musical Instruments (Make-N-Take)

$20

Music is magic to young children!   In addition to the sheer pleasure they experience in participating in musical activities, music also supports children’s development across the domains.  We will begin with a discussion on the role of music in young children’s lives and conclude with a make-n-take.  You can never have too many musical instruments […]

October 25, 2018, 6:30 pm
Age Focus: Preschool, Toddler
3 Clock Hours

Parent Relations 101: Supportive & Professional Interactions (Special Session)

$65

This is a special 10-hour professional development class. To view the promotional flyer for our special session series, 10 hour workshops FALL 2018 Join us for a comprehensive discussion about parent relations. Our topics will include welcoming families and building strong relationships, the power of first impressions, effective communication (verbal, written, electronic), being responsive to parenting diversity, and how […]

November 10, 2018, 9:00 am
Age Focus: Infant, Preschool, Toddler
10 Clock Hours

Celebrating the Child: Productive Parent Teacher Conferences

$20

Parent conferences serve more purposes than the simple relaying of information about the child’s development.  They are an opportunity for teachers to build productive relationships with parents and to provide crucial support for their parenting journey.  When parents and teachers connect, children benefit.  Join us to explore tips and techniques that will enhance your conferences […]

November 15, 2018, 6:30 pm
Age Focus: Infant, Preschool, Toddler
3 Clock Hours

Promoting Sociodramatic Play: Setting the Stage

$20

Researchers contend that dramatic play has many developmental and intellectual benefits for children and that sociodramatic play is the most advanced form of social and symbolic play.  In this session we will discuss the enriching learning experiences provided by these forms of play and how to create learning environments that entice children to participate.  We […]

November 27, 2018, 6:30 pm
Age Focus: Preschool, Twos
3 Clock Hours

Understanding Gender in the Early Childhood Classroom

$20

How do we as teachers make sense of the role of gender our classrooms?  How do young children process the myriad of signals they about gender?  How can teachers create environments that support children as they continue to build conceptions of themselves and others?  Join us to explore these questions and more as we work […]

December 6, 2018, 6:30 pm
Age Focus: Infant, Preschool, Toddler
3 Clock Hours
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Qualified Instruction

Our expert trainers meet the DFPS licensing requirements.

Capped Enrollment

Our small class sizes produce an ideal learning environment.

Comfortable Seating

Adult-sized tables and chairs facilitate superior engagement.

Ample Parking

Free parking is available at our convenient on-site lot.

Contact Us

Phone: (512) 243-6539
Email: training@nicholsonececenter.com
Address: 12233 RR 620 N Suite 201, Austin, Texas, 78750