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Kansas LEND Childcare 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 4th, 6-7:30pm - Speech-Language Development Birth to Five

The webinar will help participants identify typical communication milestones and atypical communication behaviors in children 0-5 years of age. You will learn about statewide assessment and intervention referral sources and identify more ways to promote language development during your daily routines.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Child Youth Growth and Development


September 8th, 6-7:30pm - Introduction to Resilience and Self-Care

Working with children of differing abilities within the context of the pandemic is stressful. Resilience and self-care provide us with the ability to bounce back and recover from life's challenges. Every one of us has different resilience and self-care skills that we use day to day. Through learning ways that we can bolster our ability to bounce back from challenges we can reduce stress and take care of ourselves and loved ones more effectively.

Approved for 1.5 KDHE Clock Hours

Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership


October 6th, 6-7:30pm - 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 Compentency: Child Growth and Development 


November 3rd, 6-7:30pm - 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 child care 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: Interactions with Children and Youth


New Topics coming for 2022

Nutrition, Nap time, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Family Involvement and Difficult Conversatons with Parents and more

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Last modified: Jul 12, 2021