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Southern Oregon University

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the fall and winter sessions. The information has been left on this website, in hopes of enticing you to join us in spring and next year.

This series of workshops will be facilitated forums allowing early childhood lead teachers & directors to share their current practices and learn from each other.

Workshops will be held at the RCC-SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett Ave., Medford, Oregon in room 213 from 8:30-4:30. Workshop fee is $30 and participants will receive 8 professional development hours. Participants can register for ED 500 credit at the workshop for an additional $70.

Download the .pdf flyer

Registration form (payment at the door)

Fall term - CANCELED
Oct. 27, 2012 --- Role of Director

Related topics: Staff professional development and training, staff meetings, staff evaluation, staffing schedules, center licensing or contractors, community building, hiring, interviewing, center philosophy, parent handbook and staff handbook, newsletters, values, mission, vision, continuing center development, and more.

Winter term - CANCELED
Feb. 23, 2013 --- Center Management

Related topics: Budget planning and maintenance, resource management, curriculum approaches and choices, curriculum materials, daily schedules, environment and space building, group management and interpersonal relationship, motivating staff with little or no money, grant writing, and more.

Spring term
May 4, 2013 --- Partnering with Parents and Community

Related topics: Communicating with parents, field trips, connecting with community resources and experts on learning focus, putting together parent advisory committee, parent involvement, special events, fundraising, center promotion, advertisement, program materials and brochure updates, and more.