Growing Together Conference 2019

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Join Child Care Solutions for our annual spring training event, the Growing Together Conference. This year’s conference has something for everyone! We're offering workshops that cover a range of topics including addressing biting in your program, using the OCFS incident report form, daily health checks and more - see complete descriptions below. Conference participants will earn up to 4.5 OCFS training hours attending three workshops and enjoy a networking lunch and door prize raffle. We recommend registering early for best workshop selections and to secure your spot.

Workshop Descriptions:

Addressing Biting in Your Child Care Program
This training will discuss different elements of biting in child care programs as well as strategies for children who bite and how to appropriately work with families when these situations arise.
OCFS Categories: 1 , 2 , 4

Importance of the Daily Health Check
This training reviews the importance of the Daily Health Check as part of the daily drop-off process. Participants will learn, based on OCFS regulations and recommendations, how to properly conduct, document, and interpret results of the daily health check.
OCFS Categories: 2 , 4 , 7

Don’t Box Me In: Creative Ways to Use Cardboard Boxes
Kids love playing with cardboard boxes, sometimes more than the fancy toys that come in the box. In this session, participants will learn about the educational opportunities when they bring cardboard boxes into the classroom. Ideas will be presented on ways that cardboard boxes can be used in the classroom as well as the value of letting children use their imagination and creativity to decide how they want to use the materials.
OCFS Categories: 1 , 3

STEM for Infants & Toddlers
Incorporating STEM with infants and toddlers is an important factor in learning and development. This training will discuss the importance of STEM as well as ways to implement STEM into your infant and toddler programs.
OCFS Categories: 1 , 3

Taking Action: Protocol for Protecting Against, Documenting and Reporting Incidents That Occur in Childcare
This training will focus on the proper documentation using the OCFS Incident Report form. Participants will review OCFS requirements for supervision, and discuss the role supervision plays in minimizing injuries, as well as other preventative measures that can be taken. In addition, discussion will take place for how to offer low-risk active play for children and still address safety needs.
OCFS Categories: 4 , 5 , 7


March 31st, 2019 8:00 AM through  2:15 PM
Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021
United States
Phone: 3154461220
Event Fee(s)
Non-Member Fee: $45.00
Member Fee: $35.00
CSEA Conf Fee $57.60
CSEA Conf Fee $56.70