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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:

January 26th, 6-7:30 pm

Supporting Anxious Children

Childhood anxiety is the most common pediatric mental health disorder and is especially common in young children. In addition to diagnosed anxiety conditions in children, anxiety is a normative emotion in young children, and all daycare providers will have opportunities to respond to children with anxiety in their care. This training will give an overview of young child anxiety, common fears, and diagnoses, and describe when a child/family needs more support. This training will also provide strategies daycare providers can use when responding to childhood anxiety.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Child and Youth Growth & Development


February 8th, 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: Child and Youth Growth & Development


February 24th, 6-7:30 pm

Oral Health for Children – What you Should Know

This webinar will introduce childcare providers to basic concepts of oral health in children. With this training it is hoped that providers will be able to assist parents in understanding the importance of oral health care and be able to recognize concerns and potential problems in the children they serve.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Health and Safety


March 22nd, 6-7:30 pm

Ready, Set, Play! Play as a Tool for Promoting Social Development 
Play is a key component of learning about and engaging with the environment in which children live. Children’s “work” is play. In this webinar, learners will gain knowledge about what’s expected for social play skills at each stage of early childhood development and will also have the opportunity to brainstorm ways to promote social development through play in their own childcare environments and existing play supplies/toys. Learners will also get information about high quality resources to help them with planning for strategic play opportunities to encourage social development in the young children whom they serve. 
Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours 
Core Competency: Child and Youth Growth & Development 

April 27th, 6-7:30 pm

Monitor, Care and Share: Strategies to Monitor Social Development and Positively and Productively Share Concern with Families.

Training will review milestones of social development and present tools to efficiently monitor these milestones as part of care. Will also discuss the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and help childcare providers identify early signs or red flags that might be observed in a day care setting. Lastly, the training will discuss strategies for confidently and productively share concerns with families.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Child and Youth Growth and Development


May 26th, 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.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Interactions with Children and Youth


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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