Directors’ Institute – June 20, 2017

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A special day for directors and assistant directors to rejuvenate and renew their professionalism.


Did you know that child care workers are some of the most stressed out workers in the entire country? High levels of stress negatively impact one’s health, work, interpersonal relationships and the children in your care. Prolonged stress in young children can slow – or even stop- brain development and physical growth. What can we as early childhood leaders do to create a healthy stress free environment in our programs? Join us as we explore the causes of stress, consequences of stress, and suggest solutions that may work in your program.

Our morning session, Relaxation Techniques for Stressed-Out Child Care Providers will take a look at the causes of all this stress and develop strategies for coping in the classroom, in the center and in our personal lives.

After a delicious lunch, we will put what we learned in the morning session to work on Building Classroom Communities as we create supportive classroom environments where staff, children and parents come to know and care about each other and develop mutual regard so that everyone can learn and grow. This session explores the three major leadership styles and the impact these have in a classroom and demonstrates how to utilize essential skills for building positive relationships between all staff and children. Each participant will create a personal plan for building a caring classroom community.

This year’s training will be presented by our wonderful Resource Center Staff: Paul Armstrong, Laura Terrell, Jodi Regner, Sheila Skinner, Eileen Brooks and Taylor Shiver. Participants will earn 6 Core of Knowledge Hours.

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8:00-9:00 Check-in & Breakfast
9:00 Welcome- Jennifer Iverson
9:15-12:00 Relaxation Techniques For Stressed-Out Child Care Providers – Resource Center Staff
12:15-1:00 Lunch and Table Talk
1:00-4:00 Building Classroom Communities – Resource Center Staff
4:00 Tea & Pastries
4:30 Closing

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Fee: $75 | Includes breakfast and lunch

Registration closes 6/13/17

  • Directors, owners and assistant directors ONLY
  • No REFUNDS will be issued
  • $25 service fee for returned checks
  • We love children but only adults will be admitted

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Requests deadline: 6/13/2017

Newton White Mansion
2708 Enterprise Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721

Questions? Call 301.772.8420, ext. 1001 or 1002