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Professional/Community Provider Training

Kansas Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) faculty provide childcare providers in the state of Kansas with monthly trainings on developmental disability topics such as autism red flags and screening to speech language development to positive behavioral supports and many others. LEND works with Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Family Health/Child Care Licensing Section to get trainings approved for the clock hours that providers are required to receive each year to maintain their license. These trainings are completed through accessible webinars so providers can attend no matter which part of the state they reside and provide services.

Upcoming Webinars:

August 31st, 6-7:30 pm

Healthy Sleep: Strategies for Happy Naps!

All childcare settings incorporate naptime as an important part of their daily routine. This training will review the importance of sleep, help providers understand how much sleep children need and the benefits of healthy sleep. In addition, we will present basic strategies to help childcare providers build healthy sleep hygiene habits for ALL children AND discuss individualized strategies for children with additional sleep struggles.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Child Growth & Development

Registration:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6555045755226636555


September 26th, 6-7:30 pm

Recognizing, Collaborating, and Supporting Nutrition and Feeding

This training addresses common experiences surrounding feeding and nutrition in the classroom. The discussion progresses from initial noticing of concerns to a series of steps of how to effectively work with families and implement support strategies. Participants will be provided resources and discussions based on current classroom needs.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Health & Safety

Registration:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5687427726818266637


October 26th, 6-7:30 pm

Getting Their Attention: Strategies to Screen and Support Busy, Active and Distractible Kids

This training will help childcare providers learn about typical brain development that impacts attention, activity level, and impulsivity. We will help providers recognize what is typical and when to be concerned about attention hyperactivity (e.g. how to spot red flags and warning signs for ADHD). In addition, we will provide resources that can be given to families regarding how to pursue further evaluation, services and supports. Lastly, we will provide concrete strategies that providers can use to help manage inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity in the daycare setting.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Health & Safety

Registration:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1924253523243358989


November 30th, 6-7:30 pm

Using Classroom Management Strategy to Decrease Challenging Behaviors: Good Behavior Game

The training will discuss the evidence-base of Good Behavior Game (GBG) with children across ages and settings. The training will also describe the implementation components of GBG and discuss how GBG can be incorporated with existing classroom management strategies.

**This training has had time added.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Interactions with Children and Youth

Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5389761343867946508


Questions should be sent to kansaslend@kumc.edu 

Frequently asked questions

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Mail Stop 4004
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6338