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Annual SACC Conference

October 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

$55 Registration Fee

Light Breakfast and Lunch is provided

Workshops filled on a first-come, first-serve basis

When registering, please select one training (A or B) from each time slot (1, 2, and 3).


Registration & Light Breakfast

Workshop #1A


Engineering challenges: Science for elementary-aged children (5-9) – Bethany Resnick, Sceincenter

Open-ended exploration and engineering challenges can be fun and educational. Learn how to encourage engineering practices and science learning through building activities in this This hands-on session.

Topics: 1,3

Workshop #1B


Identifying & Responding to Child Abuse & Maltreatment  – Kristi Taylor, The Advocacy Center

Explore the various forms of abuse children may experience, the physical and behavioral signs that may indicate abuse, the NYS Mandated Reporting Responsibilities for childcare providers, and strategies for responding to disclosures of abuse.

Topics: 6,8

11:00-11:10am   Break

Workshop #2A


Building Resilient Learning Environments  – Tamie Pushlar, LCSW-R, Racker Center

An interactive workshop with essential information about the effects of chronic stress and trauma on brain development and social and emotional learning. Explore ways to create working and learning environments that build resilience in children and adults alike.

Topics: 1,3        

Workshop #2B


Competent Supervision – Leslie Vermaat, MA, Family Enrichment Network

The most critical job of a provider of child care is to keep the children safe through competent supervision. But what exactly is that and how can it be achieved? This training will teach you the 5 components that are a “must” and give you lots of strategies to provide the best supervision possible.

Topics : 4,7

12:40-1:15pm   Lunch

Workshop #3A


Unpacking Unconscious Bias in the Classroom – Cornell Woodson of Brave Trainings LLC

As educators, we create spaces of belonging for each of our students. Despite our good intentions, our own biases can get in the way. Unpack how bias shows up in the classroom and ways we can establish belonging for all.

Topics: 3

Workshop #3B


Active PlayCathy Lipski  MPA,Family Enrichment Network

In an era of screen time and childhood obesity, discover and share the benefits of physical activity. Children use Active Play as a way of exploring their environment and learning skills for healthy physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Learn why Active Play is important, discuss ways to encourage active play and participate in active play.

Topics: 1,2,3



October 20, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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