Here’s what you can enjoy inside Embolden PDC this month!
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We’re kicking off our first PD Partnership with one of our favorites!
Join Veronica from Cultivating Confidence as she talks all about Loose Parts for Infants and Toddlers.
Our PD Partners have generously extended a perk or discount to our community for their featured session so that you can save on PD through Embolden PDC.
February 23, 2023 5:30-7:30p
We meet on the last Friday of each month on ZOOM from 1PM – 2PM.
Supporting Trauma Informed Play to Facilitate Healing – Dr. Barbara Sorrels
Play and play based learning are important for healthy growth and development of all children and is psychologically and physically restorative for children with a history of trauma. This session, presented by child development and trauma specialist Dr. Barbara Sorrels, will focus on the benefits of play to healthy brains and bodies and will include practical strategies for creating effective play-based classrooms to help children flourish and heal.
Practice motor skills and mathematical concepts with these fun and engaging number mats. A variety of small manipulatives can be used in combination with these mats such as bingo chips, counters, counting sticks, and playdoh. Just print and laminate each page for continuous use.
Numbers 1 – 20
10 Frame & Tracing
Laminate and use a dry erase pen for repeated use.
Easily drag and drop your own photos to create a simple yet adorable Valentine’s Keepsake.
4 DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM.
Can be printed on a home computer or through a local print shop like Staples.
Or send digitally to parents for sharing on social media.
Makes a great gift for dayhome families.
Quickly and easily create a Valentine’s Day Keepsake for your dayhome families.
Just print the Keepsake Template and add each child’s handprint with paint.
Finished project can be placed into a dollar store frame for an affordable gift for your dayhome families.
Don’t want to print? Simply take a photo of each child’s handprint and insert as a transparent PNG into Canva.
Keep parents informed of illnesses in your dayhome with our updated Illness Notice Form.
This form is completely editable to include your info and can also be sent to parents digitally to be filled out on their smart phone or desktop computer to help cut down on paper.
This updated Illness Notice Form is one editable form in our suite of editable PDF resources.
Stay tuned as we release more updated forms in the coming months.
Have you been thinking about creating a dayhome website but aren’t too sure where to start?
Learn how to create a free Canva website with our new video tutorial.
We’ll go through the basics of creating a simple 3 page website that includes:
Don’t forget to join us for our Monthly Nap Time Chat inside the Embolden PDC Facebook Group!
We get together on the 2nd Friday of every month to connect and unwind.
This is a great way to meet other dayhome professionals in our community. It’s a super casual atmosphere where you can share the wins and the struggles you’ve experienced over the month. Feel free to pop in and out at anytime during the hour!
Sometimes we even play games!
Our focus topic for February is MARKETING. Follow along on our Facebook Page for lots of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your marketing efforts this year.
You can also check out whats new and upcoming through the NETWORKING & EVENTS section of the portal!
We look forward to connecting with you this month!!!
Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been a provider for 30 years – Embolden PDC is your community!
We are Alberta’s Only Dayhome Support Network and we are dedicated to ensuring that all in-home child care professionals feel supported and valued as an integral part of the child care system in Alberta.
We believe that with resources and support, safety and quality are enhanced within in-home child care – but often times resources and support that speak to the uniqueness of operating a dayhome can be difficult to find.
With Embolden PDC, dayhome operators can easily access all the resources and support they need to enjoy an empowering and rewarding career as a child care professional.