UPCOMING KOHL’S BUILDING BLOCKS WEBINARS

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This workshop highlights the importance of play in a child’s development. It will discuss different play strategies that can be incorporated into play to promote a child’s development. Topics will include how play supports child development and how to create a safe play space.

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CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This workshop focuses on understanding challenging behaviors in children. It will discuss behavior management strategies to use with young children and how to react to behavior problems.

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SEPARATION ANXIETY & TRANSITIONING BACK TO SCHOOL

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This workshop focuses on age-appropriate separation fear and anxiety and how to best work with children experiencing this when starting school.

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MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS AND DISABILITIES

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This workshop discusses common myths and misconceptions that parents may have about developmental delays and disabilities. Topics will include how to recognize signs or cues that may indicate a developmental delay in the areas of cognitive, social and emotional development, and how developmental disabilities are defined.

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CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES: TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

This workshop will increase knowledge about people with special needs as well as promote acceptance and inclusion. Topics will include how to explain special needs and disabilities to children and how to model respectful behavior.

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PARENT WORKSHOP REQUEST

Before submitting a request, please review the workshop requirements listed below. Additional information can be found in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section. If you have questions, contact the Penfield Outreach Team at outreach@penfieldchildren.org or 414-344-7676.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Location of workshop must be within a 1-hour radius of Penfield Children’s Center
  • Workshops are 45-to-60 minutes in length, except for the 30-minute workshop series.
  • At least 10 participants are needed.

Please complete the following form to request a parent workshop. A minimum of 14 business days is needed for all requests. Once your request in submitted and reviewed, a member of the Penfield Outreach Team will contact you for confirmation. Please note, a workshop is not officially scheduled until you are contacted by a member of the Penfield Outreach Team and receive confirmation.











Developmental Milestones in Young Children: This workshop discusses whole child development (fine motor, gross motor, cognition, communication, social and emotional) and provides parents with tips for supporting their child’s development.Speech and Language Development: This workshop discusses the speech and language development of children and how to help facilitate language development.Challenging Behaviors: This workshop focuses on understanding challenging behaviors in young children. It will discuss behavior management strategies to use with young children and how to react to behavior problems as a parent.Celebrating Differences - Teaching Children about Special Needs: This workshop will increase knowledge about people with disabilities and special needs as well as promote acceptance and inclusion.Understanding Bullying (NEW): This workshop will help parents understand what bullying is and how to talk to children about bullying behavior.Social and Emotional Development in Young Children (NEW): This workshop discusses social and emotional development of children and how to foster healthy social and emotional development.


Understanding Challenging Behaviors: This workshop focuses on understanding challenging behaviors in young children.Managing Challenging Behaviors: This workshop discusses behavior management strategies to use with young children and how to react to behavior problems as a parent.Establishing Routines: This workshop discusses the importance of establishing routines with your child. This workshop is a great addition to any parent meeting and makes a great addition to the Challenging Behaviors Series.Learning through Play: This workshop highlights the importance of play in a child’s development. It discusses different play strategies that can be incorporated to promote development.Learning through Our Senses: This workshop discusses sensory play and its important role in child development.Myths and Misconceptions about Developmental Disabilities: This workshop discusses common myths and misconceptions that parents may have about developmental delays and disabilities.Developing Your Child's Reading Skills: This workshop discusses the importance of reading to and with your child, identifying and selecting age-appropriate books and tips for raising a reader.






PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP REQUEST

Before submitting a request, please review the workshop requirements listed below. Additional information can be found in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section. If you have questions, contact the Penfield Outreach Team at outreach@penfieldchildren.org or 414-344-7676.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Location of workshop must be within a 1-hour radius of Penfield Children’s Center.
  • Workshops are 45-to-60 minutes in length, except for the 30-minute workshop series.
  • At least 10 participants are needed.

Please complete the following form to request a professional workshop. A minimum of 14 business days is needed for all requests. Once your request in submitted and reviewed, a member of the Penfield Outreach Team will contact you for confirmation. Please note, a workshop is not officially scheduled until you are contacted by a member of the Penfield Outreach Team and receive confirmation.











Developmental Milestones in Young Children: This workshop discusses whole child development (fine motor, gross motor, cognition, communication, social and emotional) and provides educators and professionals tips for supporting a child’s development.Speech and Language Development: This workshop discusses the speech and language development of children and how to help facilitate language development.Challenging Behaviors: This workshop focuses on understanding challenging behaviors in children. It discusses behavior management strategies to use with young children and how to react to behavior problems.Celebrating Differences - Teaching Children about Special Needs and Disabilities - This workshop will increase knowledge about people with disabilities and special needs as well as promote acceptance and inclusion.Learning Through Our Senses: This workshop discusses sensory play and its important role in child development.Cultural Competence in Regard to Child Development: This workshop discusses the role culture plays in child development and explores common misconceptions in various cultures about developmental delays and disabilities.Social and Emotional Development in Young Children (NEW): This workshop discusses social and emotional development of children and how to foster healthy social and emotional development.Understanding Bullying (NEW): This workshop helps teachers and professionals understand what bullying is and how to talk to their children about bullying behavior.






CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP REQUEST

Before submitting a request, please review the workshop requirements listed below. Additional information can be found in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section. If you have questions, contact the Penfield Outreach Team at outreach@penfieldchildren.org or 414-344-7676.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Location of workshop must be within a 1-hour radius of Penfield Children’s Center.
  • Workshops are 45-to-60 minutes in length depending on the age and size of the group.
  • For workshops, space is needed to create 3 to 4 stations for children to participate in small group experiences.
  • Workshops are best done with a small audience with no more than 30 students.

Please complete the following form to request a children’s workshop. A minimum of 14 business days is needed for all requests. Once your request in submitted and reviewed, a member of the Penfield Outreach Team will contact you for confirmation. Please note, a workshop is not officially scheduled until you are contacted by a member of the Penfield Outreach Team and receive confirmation.












Celebrating Differences: Workshop (K4-5th grade): This interactive classroom workshop promotes acceptance and inclusion and will increase knowledge about disabilities.Making Everyone Feeling Welcome: Workshop (2nd-6th grade): Using the book “How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool New Nickname)” this classroom workshop promotes acceptance, inclusion and discusses tips on disability etiquette.Take a Stand Against Bullying - Assembly or workshop (K4-5th grade): This interactive assembly-style presentation helps students gain a better understanding of bullying and ways to work together to stop this hurtful behavior.











IS THERE A CHARGE FOR THE PROGRAM?

No, all Kohl’s Building Blocks workshops are free of charge for locations within a one-hour radius of Penfield Children’s Center.

HOW LONG ARE THE PROGRAMS?

Workshops are 45-to-60 minutes in length, except for our 30-minute workshop series which can be a great addition to any parent meeting or family program. Program length can also vary depending on the age and size of the group.

WHAT AGES DO THE WORKSHOPS FOCUS ON?

The majority of our programs discuss child development in children ages birth-to-5. However, some programs can be adapted for children up to age 11. Please read the program descriptions to determine which program will best meet your needs.

WHAT IF WE HAVE MORE STUDENTS THAN WE CAN ACCOMMODATE IN ONE WORKSHOP OR ASSEMBLY?

We are more than happy to provide multiple workshops. The presenters would need at least a 10-minute break between workshops and assemblies to reset and prepare for the next group. If presenters are providing workshops all day at your location, a minimum of 30 minutes would be needed for lunch.

CAN WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE WORKSHOP OR ASSEMBLY?

Yes. We are can present at your location multiple times within a year. We can bring the same or different workshop/assembly.

DO YOUR PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS?

We do not provide continuing education credits, but are able to provide participants with certificates of attendance that can be submitted to a credentialing organization for credits.