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 Building Programs that Reflect Families’ Cultural Diversity

Building Programs that Reflect Families’ Cultural Diversity

Are you looking for more ways to honor & celebrate families’ cultural diversity? This is the course for you! This QSLA Connect course discusses why it’s important to honor families’ racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, reflect on our program’s approach to interacting with families’ cultural diversity, figure out what culturally inclusive practices our programs can take up!

Supporting Positive Behavior Part 1: Best Practices

Supporting Positive Behavior Part 1: Best Practices

91.7% strongly agree that the organization of this course helped make it easy to complete.

Created due to popular demand, this course helps you manage challenging behavior – why it happens, how to handle it, and what best practices can prevent it – all while supporting the child’s wellbeing.

Supporting Positive Behaviors Part 2: Focused Interventions & BONUS! Yoga for Kids!

Supporting Positive Behaviors Part 2: Focused Interventions & BONUS! Yoga for Kids!

100% strongly agree they would recommend this course to others they work with.

Is your program struggling to manage challenging behavior? This second webinar will delve into more focused interventions (for when general practices don’t quite cut it), how to collaborate with families around their child’s behavior, and special bonus content: yoga for kids!

Creating More Mindful Family Engagement Practices

Creating More Mindful Family Engagement Practices

“From this course, I have learned that the key to mindfulness is to relax and slow down.”

This self-guided course will explore mindfulness and the value it brings to our relationships with ourselves and the families we serve.

Creating Early Learning Spaces for All Families

Creating Early Learning Spaces for All Families

“I have learned diversity can be portrayed through the children’s toys such as multicultural play foods and dolls with different ethnicities.”

This course helps you explore best practices in creating welcoming environments for all types of families – traditional, non-traditional, and otherwise – all while working with and empowering families’ voices.

Zoom Basics - Part One

Zoom Basics - Part One

Zoom Basics – Part One is the first in a series of Self-Paced courses, meant to familiarize you with the basic functions of Zoom.

Available in English and Spanish

Zoom Basics - Part Two

Zoom Basics - Part Two

This course is for those already familiar with the basic features of Zoom and looking to learn even more!

Check out our Zoom Basics-Part One self-paced course before this workshop to prepare!

Strengthening Families During Times of Crisis

Strengthening Families During Times of Crisis

This self-paced course, based on our May 2020 Family Engagement Tip and live webinar, explores how to use the Strengthening Families framework and the 5 Protective Factors to support families during times of crisis.

Available in English and Spanish.

Hosting Virtual Events for Families

Hosting Virtual Events for Families

This course helps you explore best practices in creating welcoming environments for all types of families – traditional, non-traditional, and otherwise – all while working with and empowering families’ voices.

 Why Quality? A Closer Look at the ECE Competencies

Why Quality? A Closer Look at the ECE Competencies

QSLA’s self-paced course, Why Quality?, will help you explore and learn more about each of the twelve California ECE Competencies. Whether you are an experienced early childhood educator or new to the field, this course will provide you with valuable information to guide you on your early education journey, encourage you to reflect on your practices, and help you discover how to more effectively support children and families.

Available in English and Spanish