May 2020 Monthly Musing

Monday, May 4, 2020

#TogetherWeWill... Stand Like Superheros!

On May 7, 2020 Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) invites you to join in celebration for Provider Appreciation Day. This celebration will take place via a Live Stream Event via YouTube. Providers are encouraged to register for this event so you may be entered into a drawing for prizes. Other participants do not need to register and can join via YouTube.

The guest speaker, Lisa Schaefer, will present: Time to Shine with Resiliency & Reframing for Self-Care 
Her motivational message will focus on the importance of reframing the mind to minimize stress, building resilience and self-care tips to move through change. Appreciating yourself and others... let's celebrate together!

Event Date:  Thursday, May 7
Event Time:  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Link to Join:

New Virtual Trainings for Child Care Providers

Due to COVID-19 and the suspension of face-to-face trainings, Healthy Child Care Iowa (HCCI) has approved the following trainings to be provided by Child Care Nurse Consultants (CCNCs) in a virtual format:  

  • Breastfeeding Basics for the Childcare Provider
  • Caring For Children with Allergies, Anaphylaxis and Seizures
  • Immunization and Child Care
  • Injury Prevention
  • The Period Of PURPLE Crying (POPC)
  • Caring for Children with Asthma: The Young and the Breathless 

To allow for interaction in a virtual format, all six trainings include participant polls and quiz questions as well as videos to help enhance learning. CCNCs will partner with an approved training organization utilizing the I-PoWeR registry.

PD Specialists are Needed

Iowa needs more Professional Development Specialists! When a Child Development Associate (CDA) applicant applies as a CDA candidate, a Possessional Development Specialist (PDS) is needed to conduct his or her verification visit. The Council for Professional Recognition provides information for CDA candidates as well as steps to take to become a PDS. The Council provides $100 stipend per visit and Iowa AEYC will refund Professional Development Specialists an additional $100 per completed visit, plus mileage. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a PDS, please contact Marianne Rodrigues at IowaAEYC;

Broken Places

Broken Places is the 3rd film (after Paper Tigers & Resilience) supporting the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research. This documentary follows three families over 30 years (2+ generations). It is so moving and explains how ACEs can affect one child one way and another child quite differently.  These discussion questions may help viewing groups or individuals reflect upon the impact of this documentary.  

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