Using the MOPD Toolbox to Manage Professional Development for Child Care Providers

Thursday, January 11 › 6:30-8 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

The OPEN Initiative supports quality professional development for child care providers. Staff from the OPEN Initiative will present an overview of the greater system (including system partners), as well as valuable information to consider when seeking professional development opportunities. Please register on the Child Care Aware MO Workshop calendar at www.moworkshopcalendar.org. (Remember, you must have an MOPD-ID. If you need one: www.openinitiative.org.) DHSS-SCCR approved, 1.5 clock hours.

Registration: Not required.

Sensory Story Times: Inclusive Strategies for Reaching All Children

Thursday, February 1 › 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This highly interactive workshop will address what sensory story times are, why they're important and how to provide them. Presented by award-winning storyteller and educator Sherry Norfolk, co-author of "Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children With Special Needs." Please register on the Child Care Aware MO Workshop calendar at www.moworkshopcalendar.org. (Remember, you must have an MOPD-ID. If you need one: www.openinitiative.org.) DHSS-SCCR approved, 2 clock hours.

Registration: Not required.