Note: this course requires completion of activities in an early childhood classroom environment. You will need to: 1) Work in or have access to an early childhood classroom/setting; 2)Start the course at the beginning of the month; 3) Allow time for a two-week implementation of an adaptation in the early childhood setting. 


Description

The framework for this online course is CARA's Kit: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities. Participants will be provided with information, tools and resources to guide them through the process of making adaptations to the classroom environment, routines and/or activities that support individuals or groups of children who are experiencing challenges. Participants will conduct assessments, prioritize needs and implement adaptations in the early childhood environment, that support the full inclusion of a child and/or children in their care. Guidance for working with both toddlers and preschool-age children is provided. As participants explore various classroom situations, they will find them linked to Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards for Toddlers and Pre-Kindergarten.

Credits
6 Act 48, PQAS (K1.5 C3, K2.3 C3, K2.7 C3), or Infant/Toddler Hours


Intended Audience
Classroom teachers, early intervention staff and others working in early childhood settings across Pennsylvania programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Child Care, private nursery schools and Early Intervention.


Registration
This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course, then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.

Note: this course requires the completion of activities in an early childhood classroom environment. You will need to: 1) Work in or have access to an early childhood classroom/setting and 2) Start the course at the beginning of the month to allow time to complete the classroom based activities. 



Description
This online course provides early childhood educators with information, insights, and opportunities for practice related to the implementation of universal design and universal design for learning across all early childhood settings. The course will provide the learner with the opportunity to apply and assess the use of universal design in both the curriculum and the classroom environment. The course will provide the learner with strategies for using UDL guidelines and principles in the instructional design of both the curriculum and the early childhood setting.

 
Credits
6 Act 48, PQAS (K2.1 C3 K2.10 C2), or Infant/Toddler Hours


Intended Audience
Classroom teachers, early intervention staff and others working in early childhood settings across Pennsylvania programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Child Care, private nursery schools and Early Intervention.


Registration
This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course, then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.


Description
This online course focuses on establishing, building, and maintaining positive relationships to support children in inclusive classroom settings. The course is divided into two main segments: 1) working in partnership which looks at the protective urges of all caregivers and 2) exploring the principles of partnership, which provides participants with opportunities to explore and demonstrate how the principles work together to support children, families and one another.  


Credits
5 Act 48, PQAS (K3.10 C1 K3.9 C2), or Infant/Toddler Hours


Intended Audience
Classroom teachers, early intervention staff and others working in early childhood settings across Pennsylvania programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Child Care, private nursery schools and Early Intervention.


Registration
This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course, then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.


Description
This online course looks at how our actions are shaped by our attitudes and beliefs, and how societal attitudes and beliefs have shaped service systems. Participants will have opportunities to explore the benefits of inclusion for all children and all adults, reflect on how their individual attitudes and beliefs were developed, and how they impact their practice, their colleagues and the service system. They will identify strategies teachers can use to create a sense of belonging for all children in the classroom, explore perceptions about disability and reflect on how attitudes and beliefs impact early care and education practices.


Credits
5 Act 48, PQAS (K3.3 C2; K5.4 C2), or Infant/Toddler Hours


Intended Audience
Classroom teachers, early intervention staff and others working in early childhood settings across Pennsylvania programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Child Care, private nursery schools and Early Intervention.


Registration
This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course, then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.


Description
This online course provides a framework for successful collaboration to provide quality inclusive opportunities for every child. Included segments of this course are: a guided self-reflection about collaboration with colleagues and others working in the early childhood setting; the defining features of inclusion, access, participation and supports, a comparison of how laws, regulations, policies and guidance related to inclusive practices are similar and different across Pennsylvania early childhood programs; and exploration of the perspectives and use of disability language. You will need to complete the course within a four week time period.


Credits
2 Act 48, PQAS (K6.3 C1), or Infant/Toddler Hours


Intended Audience
Classroom teachers, early intervention staff and others working in early childhood settings across Pennsylvania programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Child Care, private nursery schools and Early Intervention.


Registration
This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course, then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month.