1 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9 a.m. egistration begins Fall 2014 F CHILD CAE, SCHL-AGE & EALY LEANING PFESSINAL DEVELPMENT!"#$%!"#$%&%$'(!")*+,%#$-+(#!$- What s Inside WinTrust Financial Business Trainings Food Service Sanitation Course Money Smart: Gestion para una empresa pequeña To nie ja, to mój mózg Gateways egistry Member ID number is required to register for training. My Gateways egistry number: All trainings offered by Illinois Action for Children are now registry approved trainings
2 CNTENTS FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 Introduction 1 Administrative ffices, Staff, and Community Partners/Socios Comunitarios 2 Training Locations/Sitios de Entrenamientos 4 Service Area Map 5 Provider esources 6 Training Policies 7 egistration Details 9 Important Information 10 Index of Courses by Host / Índice por organizador / Indeks kursów według partnerów wspołnych 12 Course Listings CDA Content Areas 11 Teaching and Learning 16 Family and Community Engagement 29 Leadership and Management 32 Qualifications and Continuing Education 35 Quality Counts QS/Exceleate Illinois 43 Healthy Food Program 45 Gateways to pportunity INCCA 46 Talleres en Español Sistema de clasificación de la calidad QS/Exceleate Illinois 44 Introduccíon 47 ecursos para proveedores 48 Las normas para los talleres 49 Datos de registro 51 Página de información importante 52 CDA Estandares de capacidad 53 Enseñanza y aprendizaje 54 Familia y la participación comunitaria 60 Liderazgo y gestión 61 Calificaciones y continuando educación 64 El programa de alimentos saludables 66 portunidades de INCCA 67 Kursy po polsku Introdukcja 68 Zasady Szkolenia 70 Szczegóły ejestracji 72 CDA Treści Tematówi 74 Nauczenie i Uczenie 75 Zaangażowanie odzin i Społeczności 78 Przywództwa i Zarządzania 78 Alphabetical Index of Course Listings / Índice alfabético de cursos / Alfabetyczny indeks kursów 79 Information/Información/Informacja Courses in English Talleres en español Kursy po polsku Quality Counts QS/Exceleate Illinois. Sistema de clasificación de la calidad QS/Exceleate Illinois. Published by Illinois Action for Children and supported in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services and our Community Partners. June 2014
3 INTDUCTIN 1 Dear Colleagues, Illinois Action for Children, along with our Community Partners, believes that providing quality care for all children is our most important task as child care professionals. As an organization we strive to offer opportunities that enhance your child care setting and your professional development. I encourage you to find a new training workshop that is the best fit for you and your child care program. With that in mind, you will find listings of many professional development trainings detailed in these pages. This training season offers a variety of returning trainings, along with several creative and challenging trainings being offered for the first time. I sincerely believe that this catalog offers opportunities that can benefit anyone in our field. I encourage you to find a training workshop that is the best fit for you and your child care program. The illustration at right explains the types of information you will find inside this catalog to describe each training. Please also refer to the legend on listings pages that explains each icon. In addition, several of the training series offered will meet both in-service hours required by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and CDA/CCP credentialing requirements. For more details, contact your local Community Partner listed on page 3. TAINING SUBJECT TAINING CUSE TAINING TITLE DCFS EQUIED FAMILY CHILD CAE Leadership and Management PGAM ADMINISTATIN Caring for the Mildly Ill Child 1 3 $ CHILD CAE CENTES TAINING LEVEL QIS EQUIED CDA CMPETENCY STANDADS FEE EQUIED QIS LEVEL QS FAMILY CHILD CAE We welcome your comments and questions. Please call the Provider esources Department at (773) or you may also find us online at Your feedback helps us provide better opportunities for you. Again, thank you for your incredible efforts on behalf of Illinois children and families you are doing great and important work! Sincerely, Maria Whelan, President/CE, Illinois Action for Children MISSIN Illinois Action for Children is a catalyst for organizing, developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.
4 2 ADMINISTATIVE FFICES, STAFF, AND CMMUNITY PATNES Illinois Action for Children Administrative ffices, Staff, and Community Partners 4753 N. Broadway, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL phone: (312) fax: (773) Maria Whelan, President/CE April Janney, Chief Program fficer Provider Programs (773) Monique Draper, Director of Provider Programs, (773) , Sonia Adams, Quality Specialist, (312) , ni Austin, Quality Specialist, (312) , Francisca Contreras, Training Program Supervisor, (773) , Erica Diaz DeLeon, Professional Development Associate, (773) , Adriana Esparza, Professional Development Associate, (773) , Jean Ferguson, Data Supervisor, (773) , Stacy Gatewood, Quality Specialist, (312) , Leslie Gilbert, Quality Specialist, (312) , Lynette Glanton, Quality Specialist, (312) , Monica Gomez, Quality Specialist, (312) , ebecca Harris, Quality Specialist, (312) , Paulina Kowalczyk, Training Coordinator, (773) , Jessica Hollingsworth, Quality Specialist, (312) , Heidi Konsela, Quality Programs Generalist, (773) , Tiffany Madison, Professional Development Associate, (773) , org Jacqueline Melendez, Quality Programs Generalist, (773) , Terese Quarino, Supervisor of Quality Programs, (773) , Cindy ivera, Provider esources Generalist, (773) , Adam Schneider, Training Coordinator, (773) , Yvonne Spurlock, Assistant Director, (773) , Elizabeth Toledo, Quality Specialist, (312) , Consultation Programs (312) Deborah Chalmers, Director of Consultation Programs, (773) , Elysia Aufmuth, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (773) , Desney Avery, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (773) , Mary Bergen, Assistant Director, (773) , Anne Dempster, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (312) ,
5 ADMINISTATIVE FFICES, STAFF, AND CMMUNITY PATNES 3 Andriana Garcia, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Holly Householder, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (773) , Jolene Martin, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Teresita Patino, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Vickie Pendleton, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (773) , Catherine ader, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Martha odriguez, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, (312) , osario odriguez, Infant-Tod dler Specialist, (312) , Alexandra Theodore, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Jenil Thompson, Infant-Toddler Specialist, (312) , Childhood Nutrition & Wellness Programs (773) Tom Browning, Director of Childhood Nutrition & Wellness Programs, (773) , Yvette Alvarado, Fun on Wheels Coordinator, (224) , James Callan, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , Joya Calloway, Program Clerk, (773) , Erin Coleman, Healthy Food Program Generalist, (773) , Armella Doyle, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , uby Flores, Enrollment and Support Supervisor, (773) , John Gadient, Claim Processing and eimbursement Supervisor, (773) , Maria Gonzalez, Healthy Food Program Generalist, (773) , Geannine Harris, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , Luz N. Lopez, Nutrition Advocate, (312) , Tekeyla Tate, Child Care esource Facilitator, (224) , Marilyn Torres, Child Care esource Facilitator, (708) General Questions/Child Care Assistance Program (312) Quality Counts QS/ Exceleate Illinois Information Line (773) Nurse Consultant Helpline (312) Illinois Action for Children and Community Partners/Socios Comunitarios Illinois Action for Children 4753 N. Broadway, Chicago IL (773) Service area: Chicago West Carole obertson Center for Learning 2020 W. oosevelt d., Chicago, IL (773) Service area: West & Central Chicago, Western Suburbs Centers for New Horizons 226 E. 43rd St., Chicago, IL (773) Service area: South Chicago Children s Home + Aid 2045 S. Arlington Heights d., Suite 113D, Arlington Heights, IL (847) Service area: North/Northwest Suburbs and Far North Chicago Good Shepherd Center E. Carriageway Dr., Suite A, Hazel Crest, IL (708) Service area: South/Southwest Suburbs
6 4 TAINING LCATINS / SITIS DE ENTENAMIENTS / LKALIZACJE SZKLEŃ Training Locations Fall 2014 Sitios de entrenamientos toño 2014 Lokalizacje Szkoleń Jesień 2014 CALE BETSN CENTE F LEANING TAINING SITES: Carole obertson Center for Learning oosevelt 2020 W. oosevelt d., Chicago Cicero Community Center 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero Little People s Country 211 W. Hillgrove, La Grange CENTES F NEW HI ZNS TAINING SITES: Avalon Park 1215 E. 83rd St., Chicago CAPS 63rd 1438 W. 63rd St., Chicago Centers for New Horizons Central ffice 4150 S. King Dr., Chicago Centers for New Horizons James Pitts 226 E. 43rd St., Chicago Kennicott Park 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago Marquette Park 6734 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago Salvation Army ay and Joan Kroc, Corps Community Center 1250 W. 119th St., Chicago CHILDEN S HME + AID TAINING SITES: Arlington Heights Historical Society 110 W. Fremont, Arlington Heights Children s Campus 7250 W. Touhy, Chicago Children s Home + Aid 2045 S. Arlington Heights d., Ste. 113, Arlington Heights First United Methodist Church 1903 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights Franklin Park Community Center 9560 Franklin Ave., Franklin Park Gertrude Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center 3835 Willow d., Northbrook Glenview Community Church 1000 Elm St., Glenview Glenview Methodist Preschool 727 Harlem Ave., Glenview Hoffman Estates Park District 1685 W. Higgins d., Hoffman Estates Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago Mt. Prospect Public Library 10 S. Emerson St., Mt. Prospect Niles Park District Milwaukee Ave N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles Northlake Public Library 231 N. Wolf d., Northlake Schaumburg Community Child Care Center 725 E. Schaumburg d., Schaumburg Sugar Plum Tree 1006 Gillick, Park idge Swift Child Care 8260 Elmwood Ave., Skokie Wee Care Children s Center 1050 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette Wheeling Park District 333 W. Dundee d., Wheeling GD SHEPHED CENTE TAINING SITES: A Step Up Career Academy Center, Inc Bernice d., Lansing Community Mennonite Early Learning Center 3215 W. 162nd St., Markham Cuddle Care 159 E. 144th St., iverdale Good Shepherd Center E. Carriageway Dr., Ste. A, Hazel Crest Grande Prairie Library 3479 W. 183rd St., Hazel Crest Guardian Angels Learning Center 5900 W. 147th St., ak Forest Let s Learn Children s Academy S. Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest Little ed School House 9800 Willow Springs d., Willow Springs Living Springs Preschool S. Halsted, Glenwood Love N Learn Day Care 2194 E. Glenwood Dyer d., Lynwood akview Community Center 4625 W. 110th St., ak Lawn Park Lawn S. La Porte Ave., ak Lawn Park Lawn Adult Vocational Training 5040 W. 111th St., ak Lawn Penny Lane School 4527 Southwest Hwy., ak Lawn Penny Lane Center S. idgeland Ave., Chicago idge Prairie State College 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights Sandbox Preschool S. idgeland Ave., Palos Heights St. Anne s Early Learning Center Dixie Hwy., Hazel Crest The Learning Corner 760 Holbrook d., Glenwood TLC Learning Center 2844 W. 127th St., Blue Island ILLINIS ACTIN F CHILDEN TAINING SITES: Carole obertson Center for Learning oosevelt 2020 W. oosevelt d., Chicago Children s Home + Aid 2045 S. Arlington Heights d., Ste. 113, Arlington Heights Good Shepherd Center E. Carriageway Dr., Ste. A, Hazel Crest Illinois Action for Children 4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 1200, Chicago Illinois Action for Children Chatham 8741 S. Greenwood Ave., Ste. 300, Chicago Illinois Action for Children Lawrence 4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 1200, Chicago Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago Laurance Armour Day School 2150 W. Harrison St., Chicago Lawndale Christian Health Center 3750 W. gden Ave., Chicago live-harvey College S. Woodlawn, Chicago Prairie State College 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights iver Forest Community Center 8020 Madison St., iver Forest Triton College 2000 Fifth Ave., iver Grove Wyspa Dzieci (Kids Island) 4141 Atlantic Ave., Schiller Park
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8 6 PVIDE ESUCES FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 Illinois Action for Children Provider esources The resources available to child care professionals at Illinois Action for Children are as diverse as the providers we serve. Call (312) or (773) for support or specific information about any of the following programs: Help Parents Get $ We can answer questions about helping parents pay for their child s care and assist you in receiving payments. Ask for the: CHILD CAE ASSISTANCE (CETIFICATE) PGAM Promote Yourself Want parents to know you offer child care services? To be listed in our database, to update, or to check your listing, ask for: PVIDE EFEAL DATABASE Financial Aid You may qualify for career development mini-grants that can be used toward early care, education, and school-age activities. Ask for information about: PFESSINAL DEVELPMENT FUNDS (PDF) Make Quality Improvements If you are a child care center or family child care home provider, you may be eligible for a grant to improve or expand your services. Ask for the: QUALITY CUNTS CHILD CAE GANT PGAM Take the Next Step Are you interested in achieving the next level of quality in your home or center? You may be eligible to receive funds that support accreditation. Ask for information about: ACCEDITATIN ASSISTANCE FUNDS Make Your Voice Heard Let your legislators and community know how important caregivers and educators are in developing the potential of every child. Ask for: ADVCACY Community Partners ur Community Partners make training available to early care and education providers right in their own neighborhoods. Ask about: CMMUNITY PATNES Understand Behavior ur Mental Health Consultant Program offers a wide range of services and support about challenging childhood behaviors, at no cost to those caring for and educating children. Ask about: CAEGIVE CNNECTINS Quality Counts QS/ Exceleate Illinois Quality Counts QS/Exceleate Illinois recognizes programs for achieving and maintaining quality above minimum licensing standards. Ask about: QUALITY CUNTS QS/ EXCELEATE ILLINIS Getting to Know New Providers For providers that are not yet familiar with the programs and resources that are available through Illinois Action for Children, call to receive a Welcome Visit from a Child Care esource Facilitator, so we can get to know one another! Ask about: PVIDE ENGAGEMENT PGAM The First 1,000 Days The first 3 years of a child s life are an amazing journey of learning and discovery. Child care for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos is a unique type of care. Get support and training for caring for children during these important early years. Ask about: INFANT-TDDLE PGAM Make Healthy Meals Healthy food is important to a child s mental and physical development and can help prevent obesity, diabetes, and other illnesses. You may be eligible to receive reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks to the children in your care. Ask about: HEALTHY FD PGAM
9 TAINING PLICIES 7 Training Policies I. egistration All registration for workshops will take place on or after the designated registration date determined by Illinois Action for Children and the Community Partners. egistration begins at 9 a.m. on registration day. No trainings will take place BEFE the registration date. A. egistration equirements All workshops require registration that will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the hosting Community Partner s office, by walk-in, by telephone, by fax, or by . Please contact the hosting partner for acceptable forms of registration. Some workshops require fee payment; registration is not complete until the hosting partner receives payment. eminders may be made, but ultimately participants should keep track of each workshop they register for. B. Enrollment Limits The Community Partner reserves the right to limit the number of workshops a participant may register for. The Community Partner also reserves the right to limit the number of attendees due to space, material availability, or Illinois Trainer s Network requirements. C. egistration Deadlines egistration dates are set for each training quarter; no registrations will be accepted before the designated date. Workshops may fill quickly; many workshops could reach capacity on the first day of registration. In the event your workshop selection is filled, please ask the hosting Community Partner if there is a waiting list that you may be added to and contacted if there are cancellations. D. Walk-In Participants Walk-ins are not advised, as space, materials, and certificates are not guaranteed. Please contact the hosting Community Partner prior to the start of a workshop to inquire about available space due to cancellations. II. Training Participation A. Expectations 1. Late Arrivals A fifteen (15) minute grace period will be given at all training sessions. This grace period begins at the advertised start time. Participants will not be allowed in the training after the 15-minute grace period. 2. Early departures In order to receive a training certificate, participants must remain until the end of the training. 3. Unreasonable time spent out from the workshop will result in the loss of a training certificate and may result in removal from the workshop. If you must handle an emergency, please notify the facilitator or partner staff and dismiss yourself from the workshop. B. Children are not permitted at workshop sessions. C. Code of Conduct 1. All cell phones must be placed on vibrate prior to the start of the workshop. Participants needing to attend to phone calls should excuse themselves from the workshop. 2. All ethnicities, abilities, educational levels, opinions, and experiences will be respected. 3. Personal experiences shared during the workshop will be respected. Any information shared is confidential and should not be shared outside of the workshop. Note: Confidentiality is always limited by the obligation to take action if a participant discloses an act or intention to do harm to one s self or another. 4. Misconduct or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Behavior of this type will result in removal from the workshop session. 5. Threats, harassment, or abusive treatment of staff, facilitators, presenters, or other participants will NT be tolerated. Misconduct of this type is considered a serious offense and will be subject to immediate and appropriate disciplinary action. In addition, the matter may be referred to local authorities for investigation and/or prosecution. III. Cancellation A. Agency Cancellation The hosting partner reserves the right to cancel a workshop if fewer than ten (10) participants are registered. 1. Workshops cancelled due to low enrollment will be cancelled at least three (3) days prior to workshop. Participants will be notified of cancellations by phone or in writing. 2. The hosting partner will make every effort to reschedule a cancelled training by the following quarter. 3. There are no refunds/vouchers or credits for cancelled trainings unless the hosting partner fails to reschedule the workshop; then a refund will be issued, if that occurs. B. Participant cancellation 1. Please call the hosting Community Partner at least 24 hours prior to the training if you are unable to attend. 2. Participants who neglect to cancel for workshops will be given a lower priority for registration for future workshops. 3. efunds/vouchers/credit for registration fees will not be given. 4. egistration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. IV. Certificates A. Distribution To receive a training certificate, participants must stay until the trainer has completed the workshop. 1. In the event certificates are not issued at the conclusion of a workshop, certificates will be issued by mail within ten (10) business days. 2. In the instance of registration or name errors, certificates will be issued by mail within ten (10) business days. B. eplacement eplacement certificates will not be issued. You may request a transcript of completed trainings. V. Training Transcripts A. elease of transcript Transcripts may be issued at the request of an individual participant. Information will only be released to the individual. B. There may be a fee charged for transcript requests. VI. No-Show egistrants A. All participant attendance is tracked in a training database. Those participants who register and no-show for three (3) or more workshops during a quarter will be required to register as a stand-by participant. Stand-by registrants will be notified on the day of the workshop as to space availability. B. Please call the hosting Community Partner at least 24 hours prior to the training if you are unable to attend. Withdrawal from (5) five or more workshops during a quarter will be considered excessive. Participants who excessively withdraw from workshops will be required to register as a stand-by participant. Stand-by registrants will be notified on the day of the workshop as to space availability. C. egistration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for those who withdraw and those who are no-show registrants.
10 8 CNTINUUM F TAINING FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 Continuum of Training Training is offered on a continuum of knowledge and skill levels or stages. The higher the Stage number, the more rigorous the training content and the evaluation of knowledge and skill. Trainings offered at Stages 1 and 2 provide an introductory look at the topic while trainings at Stage 3 and 4 are designed for the individual with experience with the topic. Stage 5 trainings offer an advanced level of training for the most experienced practitioners. INTDUCTY INTEMEDIATE ADVANCED Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Developing basic knowledge Expanding knowledge. Focuses on early childhood or school-age/ youth standards Deepening knowledge and skills Mastering skills efinement of knowledge and skills Strengthening and adapting skills for more effective application Geared toward providers with very little experience with this topic Geared toward providers with basic knowledge and experience with this topic Geared toward providers with a working knowledge and experience with this topic Geared toward providers with an indepth knowledge and experience with this topic. Geared toward providers with an indepth knowledge of and experience in the application and evaluation of this topic Training Level Descriptions: In order to meet the diverse needs of caregivers and teachers, trainings are offered at three levels: INTDUCTY: Introductory trainings outline basic information related to a subject matter and are designed for individuals who may not have prior knowledge or experience in a particular topic. The trainings provide concrete, useful tools and information to be utilized in the child care setting. They should be considered the first step in obtaining professional goals or serve as a refresher for the experienced provider. INTEMEDIATE: Intermediate trainings build upon prior knowledge of a subject matter. These trainings are designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of a subject. They may be offered in an individual or series format. ADVANCED: Advanced trainings are in-depth and are designed to go beyond general information, guidelines, and concepts. Participants are required to utilize critical thinking skills and interpret specific aspects of a particular subject matter. These trainings encourage the use of application, collaboration, and/or reflection skills. egistration is required; we may not able to accommodate walk-ins. To register, call the phone number listed for the workshop. Pre-payment may also be required for some workshops and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
11 EGISTATIN DETAILS 9 WE HEAD YU! egistering for training can sometimes be challenging. We ve created this grid to help navigate the registration process for Illinois Action for Children and the Community Partners. Consulte la página 51 para la red en español. Proszę zobaczyć strone 72 na tabliczkę w języku polskim. EGISTATIN BEGINS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBE 10, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. Carole obertson Center for Learning (CCL) Centers for New Horizons (CNH) Children s Home and Aid (CH+A) Good Shepherd Center (GSC) Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) Area West, Central Chicago & Near West Suburban Cook Chicago South Far North Chicago and North/Northwest Suburban Cook South/Southwest Suburban Cook Chicago West To contact us by phone (773) (773) (847) (708) x225 (773) egistration done by Walk-in, phone Walk-in, phone Walk-in; phone; fax (847) ; to andaid.org Walk-in; phone; to No longer accepting faxes Walk-in location: 4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 1200; phone; Fax and Mail- In registration apply only to Level 1, QS/ Exceleate IL trainings; actforchildren.org Payment Accepted Money order Money order, business check Money order, business check Money order, business check, debit/credit card Money order, business check Additional Languages ffered Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish, Polish Spanish, Polish Training egistration Tips The following tips will make registration easier and faster for you. Gateways egistry Member ID number is required to register for training. Have your Gateways to pportunity egistry membership ID. Your membership ID begins with the letter N followed by a few numbers. Have your 1st and 2nd choice trainings written down. Having a second choice selected is helpful in the event that your first choice trainings are full. Please read the information provided for the training to make sure you are calling the correct community partner to register. Community partners cannot register anyone for a training they are not hosting.
12 10 IMPTANT INFMATIN FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 Important Information How to egister Still As Easy as 1, 2, 3 1. Choose the workshop you wish to attend. All courses are accessible regardless of residential area. Class size may be limited for some courses. 2. Call the host office at the number listed after each workshop offering to complete registration. Give the representative the workshop title, date, and location for the course you wish to attend. Some workshops require fee payment; registration is not complete until fee is received by the host office. In the instance of a fee payment, registration in person is mandatory. 3. To get the training site address, see page 4. Note the name of the training site listed for each workshop listing under Where. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact your local Community Partner. See page 3. How do I get training when they are all full? egister early Plan training throughout the year Contact a different Community Partner for open space Speak with your local Community Partner for additional options, such as online training Late Policy Anyone arriving 15 minutes after the start of a training session will not be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance; and as a courtesy to others, latecomers may not be granted entrance into the session. Why haven t I gotten any calls for my child care services? I need more children! If you have successfully completed all steps required to become listed on Illinois Action for Children s eferral Database, there are three main reasons why you may not be currently receiving calls from families needing child care: 1. If you live in an area where there are many other child care providers, parents may have found care in another program. 2. Parents may be looking for a specific type of child care such as evening care, part-time care, after-school care, care that accepts the Child Care Assistance Program, care in a particular area, etc. which may not match the description you gave of your program. r, the family s child care needs may not match the care your program is licensed for at this time. 3. Illinois Action for Children s referral service provides families referral information from our database. Note: we do not give recommendations; ultimately, it is the parent who chooses which providers to contact and select for their child care needs. How can I become a licensed child care provider? Step 1: Connect with your local Community Partner (see page 3) and ask about training opportunities and resources around becoming a child care provider. Step 2: Call the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) at (312) and request an application packet for licensing. This is the licensing agency for Illinois. Update your information on the Child Care esource and eferral Database Call us at (312) to update your program information so we can notify you of current events, opportunities, and refer your program to families in need of child care! I am looking for money to start up a child care center. How do I begin? Illinois Action for Children does not currently offer direct funding opportunities for those interested in starting a child care program. However, we can provide a resource packet of contact information for agencies that provide other support and funding. Call (312) to request this packet.
13 CDA CNTENT AEAS 11 CDA Content Areas 1 Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 6 Maintaining a commitment to professionalism Examples: Safety, first aid, health, nutrition, space planning, materials and equipment, play Examples: Advocacy, ethical practices, workforce issues, professional associations 2 Steps to advance children s physical and intellectual development Examples: Large and small muscle, language and literacy, discovery, art, music 3 Positive ways to support children s social and emotional development Examples: Self-esteem, independence, self-control, socialization 7 8 bserving and recording children s behavior Examples: Tools and strategies for objective information collection Principles of child development and learning Examples: Developmental milestones from birth through age 5 including cultural influences on development 4 Strategies to establish productive relationships with families Examples: Parent involvement, home visits, conferences, referrals 5 Strategies to manage an effective program operation Examples: Planning, record keeping, reporting
14 12 INDEX / ÍNDICE / INDEKS FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 Index by Host / Índice por organizador / Indeks kursów według partnerów wspołnych nce you locate a training session you want to take, see pages for more details. Call the host listed to register. Una vez que encuentre un taller que usted desea tomar, consulte las páginas para más detalles. Llame al organizador listada para registrarse. Po wybraniu sesji treningowej, proszę zobaczyć str na szczegóły. Proszę zadzwonić na numer podany aby się zarejestrować. Carole obertson Center for Learning (773) SEPTEMBE 9/20/2014 CP and First Aid** Currículo creativo para bebés y niños pequeños* CP y primeros auxilios Welcoming Each and Every Child** /23/2014 El manejo del comportamiento /27/2014 Early Childhood Developmental Screening /30/2014 Working with Mixed-Age Groups CTBE 10/2/2014 Intimidación /4/2014 Acogiendo a todos y a cada uno de los niños CP and First Aid** Introduction to Developmental Screening Tools CP y primeros auxilios** /7/2014 Does the Frog Need to Have Five Green Speckles? /14/2014 Financial Management for Small Businesses /16/2014 Documentation Making the Learning Visible for Parents /18/2014 Lifting the Standards for Family Child Care (LTS)* El desarrollo social-emocional y las relaciones* /22/2014 SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome Sindrome del Bebe Sacudido (SBS) y Sindrome de Muerte de Cuna (SMC) /30/2014 Trabajando con niños con trastornos de la atención NVEMBE 11/1/2014 CP and First Aid** CP y primeros auxilios /6/2014 Tareas sin lágrimas DECEMBE 12/2/2014 Manejando los terribles dos /6/2014 CP and First Aid** Desarrollo en la alfabetizacion* CP y primeros auxilios** /9/2014 Qué es el radón? What Is adon? /11/2014 School-Age Art Activities Centers for New Horizons (773) SEPTEMBE 9/22/2014 Cómo identificar, manejar y resolver problemas emocionales con los niños /23/2014 Universal Precautions /24/2014 Edible Lessons Using Food in the Classroom to Enhance Learning Activities for Children /25/2014 SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome /27/2014 CP and First Aid /30/2014 Germ Wars CTBE 10/2/2014 Are You in the Missing Zone? (INCCA) /4/2014 CP and First Aid** CP y primeros auxilios** /6/2014 Cómo manejar los berrinches /8/2014 Inspirar amor para los libros /10/2014 Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to Monitor Children s Development /16/2014 What Do I Do with the Kids Who Challenge and Worry Me? /20/2014 Maravillas de ciencia /21/2014 Grant Writing That eflects Quality /23/2014 Music in the Classroom: Let s Sing /27/2014 Porque los niños caminadores muerden? /28/2014 Partnerships That Work /30/2014 Modern Family: Many Children, Many Families NVEMBE 11/1/2014 CP and First Aid** /5/2014 No Worries It s Just Science! /10/2014 El poder de las transiciones: Cuales son los beneficios de utilizar transiciones durante la rutina diaria? *Multiple sessions. See course listing for details. **ffered at multiple locations. See course listing for details. *Varias sesiones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. **frecido en varias ubicaciones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. *Wiele sesji. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły. **ferowane w wiely miejscach. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły.
15 INDEX / ÍNDICE / INDEKS 13 11/11/2014 Stack It Up! An Introduction to Block Play /12/2014 Construyendo buenas relaciones con las familias /13/2014 Choose It! Use It! Great Circle Time Picks DECEMBE 12/6/2014 CP and First Aid** /9/2014 Community Service Projects in After-School /10/2014 Desarrollo social y emocional del niño /11/2014 Taxes and ecord Keeping /13/2014 CP y primeros auxilios Children s Home + Aid (847) SEPTEMBE 9/22/2014 Helping Young Children Manage Their Anger /23/2014 Behaviors That Challenge /25/2014 ed Flags for Early Intervention /27/2014 Acogiendo a todos y a cada uno de los niños Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) Module 1: Social-Emotional Growth & Socialization* /29/2014 Playground Safety Is No Accident /30/2014 Book Club for Early Childhood Professionals CTBE 10/4/2014 Programa para el Cuidado Infantil Caminadores Módulo 1: El Crecimiento socioemocional y la socialización* /6/2014 What s the Deal About DAP? /8/2014 Tendra autismo este niño? /10/2014 Welcoming Each and Every Child /11/2014 SAYD Module 5a: Environment and Curriculum /14/2014 Illinois Early Learning Guidelines* /15/2014 Comunicación con las familias /16/2014 No The Word Kids Hate to Hear and Caregivers Get Tired of Saying /18/2014 Programa para el Cuidado Infantil Caminadores Módulo 2: Cuidado infantil en grupo* /22/2014 Self-egulation: What s All the Fuss About? /23/2014 bservation and Assessment in Early Childhood /24/2014 Curso de capacitación reporte mandatorio (DCFS) /25/2014 CP and First Aid /28/2014 No Worries It s Just Science! /30/2014 Grow Your Brain with Brain Gym NVEMBE 11/1/2014 Programa para el Cuidado Infantil Caminadores Módulo 3: Aprendizaje y desarrollo* /3/2014 SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome** /5/2014 We All Sing with the Same Voice: Music and Diversity /6/2014 Cuidado infantil: El síndrome de muerte súbita del infante y el síndrome del bebé sacudido /7/2014 Early Childhood Developmental Screening /8/2014 Capacitacion en deteccion del desarrollo infantil temprano Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) Module 2: Group Care* Singing a Story: The Magic of Musical Books /10/2014 Apretar, tirar, doblar y girar desarrollo del motor fino en los primeros años de la infancia /13/2014 Gaining an Understanding of Social- Emotional Development /15/2014 Programa para el Cuidado Infantil Caminadores Módulo 4: Cultura, familia y proveedores* SAYD Module 5b: Programming The Creative Curriculum for Preschool 5th Edition* /17/2014 Bottle Mania /19/2014 Using Teachable Moments to Support Development /20/2014 Understanding Temperaments and Learning Styles in Young Children /24/2014 Keys to Staying Fit: A Healthy Mind A Healthy Life DECEMBE 12/1/2014 The Very Necessary Parent Conference /2/2014 Picasso, Van Gogh and More, h My! /4/2014 ecipe for Success: Creating Partnerships that Work /6/2014 CP and First Aid** Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards CP y primeros auxilios** *Multiple sessions. See course listing for details. **ffered at multiple locations. See course listing for details. *Varias sesiones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. **frecido en varias ubicaciones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. *Wiele sesji. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły. **ferowane w wiely miejscach. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły. CUSE LISTINGS
16 14 INDEX / ÍNDICE / INDEKS FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 Children s Home + Aid Continued from page 13 12/8/2014 Transitions and Change: Meeting the Needs of Young Children to Foster Successful Transitions Throughout the Day /13/2014 Pautas para el aprendizaje a temprana edad en Illinois para niños de 3 a 5 años de edad Good Shepherd Center (708) SEPTEMBE 9/20/2014 CP and First Aid** The Creative Curriculum for Preschool 5th Edition* Welcoming Each and Every Child** /24/2014 Best Practices in Child Care for Healthy Children Circle of Security Parenting (For Child Care Providers)* /25/2014 The First Steps to an Authentic bservation /29/2014 Community Service Projects in After-School Developing Language in Infants and Toddlers Through the Use of Sign Language /30/2014 Cómo utilizar el questionario Edades y Etapas CTBE 10/1/2014 SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome /2/2014 Food Service Sanitation Course*...32 Talking with Parents About Health Issues /4/2014 Early Childhood Developmental Screening /6/2014 Es el cuidado infantil familiar para mi? /7/2014 Music in the Classroom: Let s Sing /8/2014 Sindrome del Bebe Sacudido (SBS) y Sindrome de Muerte de Cuna (SMC) /10/2014 Bringing Nature Inside /11/2014 Acogiendo a todos y a cada uno de los niños /14/2014 Multiple Intelligences: Different Learning Styles for Different Children /15/2014 Cómo identificar, manejar y resolver problemas emocionales con los niños /18/2014 CP and First Aid** CP y primeros auxilios Welcoming Each and Every Child /20/2014 Creating a Culturally Sensitive Early Childhood Program /25/2014 Qué es el radón? What Is adon? /27/2014 Comunicación con las familias /28/2014 It s About Time Children s Notion of Time Kary i nagrody czy konsekwencje i przywileje /29/2014 Porque los niños caminadores muerden? NVEMBE 11/1/2014 Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos* /4/2014 Environments: Setting Up Your Space for Quality /5/2014 Apretar, tirar, doblar y girar desarrollo del motor fino en los primeros años de la infancia Understanding Behavior-based Special Needs in Children /8/2014 Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards /10/2014 Alivio para el estrés /11/2014 How to Integrate the evised Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) into Your Classroom /13/2014 Aprender a evaluar su negocio /15/2014 CP and First Aid Welcoming Each and Every Child /17/2014 Illinois Early Learning Guidelines* /19/2014 Documentation: Making the Learning Visible Saltando al kindergarten /20/2014 SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome /24/2014 Muzyka agodzi obyczaje DECEMBE 12/2/2014 ecord Keeping for Small Business /6/2014 Acogiendo a todos y a cada uno de los niños /8/2014 What Do I Do with the Kids Who Challenge and Worry Me? /9/2014 Financial Management for Small Businesses /10/2014 Sindrome del Bebe Sacudido (SBS) y Sindrome de Muerte de Cuna (SMC) /11/2014 ozwój mowy i j zyka /13/2014 CP and First Aid Welcoming Each and Every Child /15/2014 Time Management for Small Business /16/2014 Me estoy moviendo, estoy aprendiendo Beverly Bank: Time Management for Small Business *Multiple sessions. See course listing for details. **ffered at multiple locations. See course listing for details. *Varias sesiones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. **frecido en varias ubicaciones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. *Wiele sesji. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły. **ferowane w wiely miejscach. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły.
17 INDEX / ÍNDICE / INDEKS 15 Illinois Action for Children (773) SEPTEMBE 9/22/2014 Time Management for Small Business /24/2014 ecord Keeping for Small Business /27/2014 Exceleate Illinois rientation /30/2014 Financial Management for Small Businesses CTBE 10/1/2014 Quality Counts QS rientation for Family Child Care /4/2014 Preparandose para el BAS /7/2014 Quality Counts QS rientation for Family Child Care /8/2014 Hablemos de la violencia domestica unning a Successful School-Based Youth Program /11/2014 Elevar los estándares* Jak kszta tuje si samoocena dziecka Kary i nagrody czy konsekwencje i przywileje CP y primeros auxilios /16/2014 Exceleate Illinois rientation SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome Zaj cia przyrodnicze a rozwój dziecka /18/2014 CP and First Aid** SAYD Module 1: Introduction to Child and Youth Development SAYD Module 2a: School-Age Development (Ages 5-21) /21/2014 Grow Your Brain with Brain Gym Trabajando con niños con diferentes estilos de comportamiento /23/2014 rientación del Sistema de Clasificación de la Calidad para proveedores de cuidado infantil en el hogar Quality Counts QS rientation for Family Child Care /24/2014 An Introduction to Environment ating Scales (ES) /25/2014 An Introduction to Environment ating Scales (ES) Welcoming Each and Every Child /28/2014 Quality Counts QS rientation for Family Child Care NVEMBE 11/1/2014 An Introduction to Environment ating Scales (ES) SAYD Module 2b: Early Adolescent Development (Ages 11-16) SAYD Module 2c: Late Adolescent/Young Adult Development (Ages 15-21) /3/2014 I Am Moving, I Am Learning: A Program to Prevent Childhood besity* SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome** /4/2014 Exceleate Illinois rientation /5/2014 The Importance of Sensory Processing /8/2014 rientación del Sistema de Clasificación de la Calidad para proveedores de cuidado infantil en el hogar /10/2014 W aczy czy wy aczy : Skutki telewizji na nasze dzieci /12/2014 Gaining an Understanding of Social- Emotional Development /13/2014 Exceleate Illinois rientation Getting eady for the Program Administration Scale (PAS) /15/2014 Introducción a las escalas de evaluación para el ambiente infantil y educativo CP y primeros auxilios SAYD Module 3a: Infant/Toddler Development (Birth-36 months) SAYD Module 3b: Preschool Development (Ages 3-5) Sindrome del Bebe Sacudido (SBS) y Sindrome de Muerte de Cuna (SMC) /17/2014 To nie ja, to mój mózg /19/2014 Exceleate Illinois rientation /22/2014 Acogiendo a todos y a cada uno de los niños Early Childhood Developmental Screening CP y primeros auxilios DECEMBE 12/1/2014 Creating a Safe and Productive Space Utilizando técnicas efectivas de disciplina en el salón /3/2014 Minimizing Staff Burnout Wychowywa Chlopców /6/2014 CP and First Aid** Przemoc domowa: jak rozpozna i jak pomóc dzieciom CP y primeros auxilios** odzic w przedszkolu /8/2014 Introduction to Developmental Screening Tools SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome /10/2014 Building Positive elationships with Families in After-School and Youth Development Programs Szcz liwe i aktywne dziecko w dobie komputerów /17/2014 Incluyendo niños con necesidades especiales en las actividades diarias del salón Jak kreatywnie sp dza czas wolny z dzieckiem i nie zrujnowa swojego budzetu /20/2014 CP and First Aid Illinois Early Learning Guidelines *Multiple sessions. See course listing for details. **ffered at multiple locations. See course listing for details. *Varias sesiones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. **frecido en varias ubicaciones. Consulte el listado de cursos para más detalles. *Wiele sesji. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły. **ferowane w wiely miejscach. Proszę zobaczyć kurs na szczegóły.
18 16 FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 Get Connected to More Families! Illinois Action for Children now offers a FEE online child care search. The Quality Counts nline Child Care Search offers families an easy way to find a list of child care programs. As a service to you, we plan to include your program in this searchable database. It will offer your program free marketing to parents searching for child care 24/7. To view the basic information that will be available to parents accessing internet referrals, please visit www. inccrra.org/qualitycounts6. If you have questions, or prefer that we not make your program information available via online searches, please contact the eferral Database team at (312) Teaching and Learning LEANING ENVINMENT Creating a Safe and Productive Space 1 This interactive workshop is to help youth workers establish a safe environment in their program space that promotes engagement and productivity with the children. Participants will take part in small group discussions and demonstrate how to assess program quality. In addition, we will explore how to create structure and guidelines for clear limits in the program space, along with sharing some best practices in the field. Stage 2. Monday, 12/1/2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Lawndale Christian Health Center (Chicago Central). Call Illinois Action for Children at (773) Developing Language in Infants and Toddlers Through the Use of Sign Language 2 ecent studies have indicated that when sounds are combined with visual stimuli (such as sign or body language) children develop communication skills much faster. In this workshop participants will learn basic sign language vocabulary through fun activities like music, to stimulate speech development in infants and toddlers. Monday, 9/29/2014, 7-9 p.m. Good Shepherd Center (Suburban South). Call Good Shepherd Center at (708) Edible Lessons Using Food in the Classroom to Enhance Learning Activities for Children 1 2 This hands-on workshop is designed to assist teachers of young children in combining the use of early childhood literature and related food activities to enhance curriculum across domains. Explore various familiar (and new!) resources and link them to a selection of food-related activities. Wednesday, 9/24/2014, 7-9 p.m. Centers for New Horizons James Pitts (Chicago South). Call Centers for New Horizons at (773) Environments: Setting Up Your Space for Quality 1 5 In this training, we will examine how to set up your family child care program space so that it supports quality programming. Spend time thinking about how to make your environment the best it can be, as a high-quality learning environment. Tuesday, 11/4/2014, 7-9 p.m. Prairie State College (Suburban Southeast). Call Good Shepherd Center at (708)
19 17 TEACHING AND LEANING FAMILY AND CMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEADESHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATINS AND CNTINUING EDUCATIN DCFS EQUIED FAMILY CHILD CAE CHILD CAE CENTES INTDUCTY INTEMEDIATE ADVANCED $ QIS EQUIED QS FAMILY CHILD CAE FEE EQUIED QIS BNZE QIS SILVE QIS GLD CDA CNTENT AEAS (see p. 11) T EGISTE, use form on p. 43. Grow Your Brain with Brain Gym 2 Come and experience Brain Gym, a program of gentle physical movements and processes which improve a young child s ability to function and learn by developing the brain s nerve networks. Based on brain and body science, Brain Gym uses targeted activities to improve cognitive functioning, vision and hearing, fine and gross motor control as well as balance and focus. Tuesday, 10/21/2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lawndale Christian Health Center (Chicago Central). Call Illinois Action for Children at (773) Thursday, 10/30/2014, 7-9 p.m. Wee Care Children s Center (Suburban Northwest). Call Children s Home + Aid at (847) Self-egulation: What s All the Fuss About? 2 Why does this baby cry so much? How can I help this toddler stop biting? How is this child going to learn if she can t focus for more than 10 seconds? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, the answer may be related to self-regulation. But what is self-regulation? This training will offer participants an opportunity to understand the development of the four types of selfregulation and implications for growth and learning in children ages birth to five years. Wednesday, 10/22/2014, 7-9 p.m. Gertrude Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center (Suburban North). Call Children s Home + Aid at (847) Stack It Up! An Introduction to Block Play 2 Don t let the block center frighten you! Blocks offer children opportunities for development in all the learning domains. Come explore what toddlers through preschool-age children can learn from blocks and how teachers can support and assess block play. We ll discuss stages of block play, communicating with parents and documenting children s work. Materials and activities will be offered for teachers to explore. Tuesday, 11/11/2014, 7-9 p.m. Salvation Army ay and Joan Kroc, Corps Community Center (Chicago South). Call Centers for New Horizons at (773) WinTrust Financial Money Smart Series Thursdays, 10/16/2014, 10/23/2014, 10/30/2014, 7-9 p.m. Location: Good Shepherd Center (Suburban South) To register: Call Good Shepherd Center at (708) The Creative Curriculum for Preschool 5th Edition 1 3 $ Through group and interactive experiences, and individual reflection teachers will understand how the framework impacts all aspects of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool 5th Edition, how relationships are at its core and identify various daily events and how to use them effectively. During this session teachers will examine the Ten Interest Areas and explore how to make them engaging to young children. By the end of the session teachers will be able to use the five volumes; establish a positive social emotional environment in their classroom; design effective classrooms; establish positive messages in the environment; develop a daily schedule that is based on their program s needs and informed by the bjectives for Development & Learning. 2 sessions 9/20/2014 and 9/27/2014, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Center (Suburban South). Call Good Shepherd Center at (708) sessions 11/15/2014 and 11/22/2014, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Franklin Park Community Center (Suburban Central). Call Children s Home + Aid at (847) n-site Administrator CST: $20.00
20 18 FALL 2014 egistration begins September 10, 2014 CUICULUM Choose It! Use It! Great Circle Time Picks 2 What makes a good read-aloud book? Is there a way to make the stories more interactive? Are there any bad books? Do I have to use voices for each character? Get the answers to these (and more) questions!. Thursday, 11/13/2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kennicott Park (Chicago South). Call Centers for New Horizons at (773) Emergency Preparedness in Child Care Centers: Developing the Plan Fire, flood, bomb threat, missing child, utility disruption, tornadoes.no one likes to think of all the possible emergencies that can occur. But that s no excuse for not being prepared. This professional development program will help child care program directors and administrators to develop an emergency preparedness plan for their facility to help staff, children, and families be prepared for any type of emergency situation. Tuesday, 9/23/2014, 7-9 p.m. Kidds Palace, 421 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights To register: Call Good Shepherd Center at (708) Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 2 5 $ This a training on how to develop a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate curriculum for children 0-3 years of age. Included in the training is an overview of the assessment process designed to capture the development of children 0-3 at 4 points during the calendar year. The assessment process includes developmental goals and objectives for children s learning in all areas of development. Stage 3. 2 sessions 11/1/2014 and 11/8/2014, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Center (Suburban South). Call Good Shepherd Center at (708) n-site Administrator CST: $20.00 Does the Frog Need to Have Five Green Speckles? 2 In this workshop you will learn to take art to another level in your classroom. Art is more than drawing perfect pumpkins! We will explore age-appropriate art activities that allow children to use their creativity. Discover the deeper meaning in children s creative process. You will leave this workshop with practical ways to support children s use of materials as a language and simple techniques for making children s learning visible through their art. Tuesday, 10/7/2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Little People s Country (Suburban West). Call Carole obertson Center for Learning at (773) How to Integrate the evised Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) into Your Classroom 2 5 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) have been updated in order to align with common core standards (K-12). The primary goal of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) is to provide a comprehensive resource of reasonable expectations for the development of children in the preschool years. In this training you ll learn how to integrate the revised Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards into each area of your classroom to ensure more intentional learning occurs. Prerequisite for this class: evised Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards training. Tuesday, 11/11/2014, 7-9 p.m. Good Shepherd Center (Suburban South). Call Good Shepherd Center at (708) n-site Administrator I Am Moving, I Am Learning: A Program to Prevent Childhood besity 1 I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity. IMIL seeks to increase moderate to vigorous physical activity, improve the quality of movement activities intentionally planned and facilitated by adults, and promote healthy food choices every day. This workshop will give you tools and strategies to use in your program. 3 sessions 11/03/2014, 11/10/2014 and 11/17/2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tri ton College (Suburban West). Call Illinois Action for Children at (773)