Early Childhood Trainings

Four Conscious Discipline Trainings will be offered to early childhood educators, childcare providers and parents of children 0-5 who live and work in Camden, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps and southern Callaway Counties.  These trainings will be facilitated by Cathy Lancelotta, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor.  In addition, we will offer one training with Early Childhood Professional Peggy Thoenen regarding Working in the Childcare Profession. There is no cost to participants.

Spots are limited to 60 participants. If all spots have been filled and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact Theresa Verslues at theresa.verslues@unitedwaycemo.org or at (573) 636-4100.

Participants desiring child care clock hours must sign up with their MOPD ID# and be present for the full session in order to receive their clock hours. (Visit www.openinitiative.com to look up your number if you do not remember what it is).  If you are a parent or work with young children in a capacity that does not require you to have a MOPD ID# (such as a CASA volunteer or public school preschool teacher) please indicate your role in the spot where you are asked to provide the MOPD ID#.

While we love children, we want all attendees to be able to focus their attention on the presenter so please arrange for care for your child. 

Please watch your email for updates and reminders prior to each session.

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Compass Health Training Room, 3515 Amazonas, Jefferson City

Registration opens: October 3, 2022

Clock Hours: 2

Description: This training will be facilitated by Peggy Thoenen and will focus on those working in the Early Childhood Profession. This is a training that will emphasize professional development, self-assessment; both personally and professionally including positive communication skills with parents, teachers, children, co-workers and the community. When working with children, the day to day responsibilities can be overwhelming and can affect the overall health and well-being of our early educators or anyone who works with children and families. This presentation is designed to be both motivational, fun, inspirational while emphasizing professionalism and leadership in the children's environment. Participants will engage in discussion, interact through role play and demonstration in an effort to develop a new perspective regarding their role and goal in working with children and families. We will also discuss the challenges early educators face as some children arrive unprepared academically, socially, mentally and emotionally and how they can meet the challenge of each child and increase their awareness of children's unmet needs.

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All 60 participant slots have been filled. Please email theresa.verslues@unitedwaycemo.org to be added to the waitlist.