Move Mindfully For Early Education: Introduction to Mindfulness, Movement and Social Emotional Learning for Early Educators

Staff will feel confident implementing simple mindfulness and movement practices into their personal and professional lives. Children will begin to use techniques to self-regulate (calming and releasing) in a variety of situations and environments. 

Training objectives include:

  • Learn and practice breathing techniques, regulating movement and relaxation sequences for calming and releasing. 
  • Learn how and when to incorporate breathing techniques, regulating movement and relaxation sequences into classroom activity as proactive teaching strategies. 
  • Utilize mindfulness practices as a strategy for de-escalation of challenging behaviors. 
  • Model and implement a common language promoting the philosophy of teaching to the whole child. 
  • Design and create a classroom environment that provides a sense of safety for all students. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Forest Lake Headwaters Service Center 19955 Forest Road North, MN 55025, Room 1203
Cost: FREE includes materials, and a light meal
Trainer: Kathy Flaminio, 1,000 Petals

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Be More Efficient in the Kitchen Training

Learn to be more efficient in the kitchen to save yourself time and money. Class includes knife skills, batch cooking, cook once-serve twice techniques and recipes that can be made ahead of time. There is a hands-on portion of the class for learning and practicing knife skills. 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify which types of knives and cutting boards are best for meal preparation. 
  • Demonstrate how to correctly and safely hold a knife and the food being cut. 
  • Demonstrate mastery of three cutting techniques: slice, draw, and chop. 
  • Discuss the importance of providing nutritious food for children at child care. 
  • Discuss the role of a child care provider in presenting new foods and supporting healthy eating in children’s development. 

Monday, August 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Stillwater Government Center 14949 62nd St. N. Stillwater, MN 55082 Lower Level 16
Cost: FREE includes materials, and a light meal
Trainer: Chef Marshall O’Brien

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If you have any questions prior to the training, please contact Chloe Richter at or 651-430-4027.