Recorded Workshops

The Child Care Resource Network keeps an archive of several workshops for families about a variety of topics related to raising young children.

  • Using Rewards and Consequences to Manage Behavior

    Join us to discuss using rewards and consequences with young children in order to manage behaviors. 

  • Listening and Responding to Children

    We explore ways to listen and respond to children to help improve communication. 

  • Let's Play!

    We will discuss how to make play meaningful in order to promote learning. 

  • Language Development in Young Children

    Learn about the importance of language development and ways you can encourage language development in your daily routine. 

  • Behaviors: What Children Communicate and How to Respond

    Identify how to reframe challenging behavior and reduce negative responses and discuss strategies that can be used to respond to behavior that builds young children’s social emotional skills.

  • Winter Family Fun

    Discuss fun winter activities you can do with your children.

  • Parenting Styles and Decision Making

    Identify parenting styles and strategies for decision making and problem solving.

  • Encouraging Literacy at Home

    Discuss fun ways to promote literacy at home and build a foundation for reading success in the future.

  • Work and Family Balance during COVID-19

    Discuss ideas about how to balance your work and family life while dealing with COVD-19.

  • Sibling Conflict

    Discuss how you can support strong sibling relationships built on cooperation, collaboration, sharing, and mutual understanding.

  • Helping Children and Families with Separation

    Discuss ways to help parents prepare themselves and their children for separation.

  • Fostering Self Esteem

    Discuss ways to build healthy self-esteem in young children.

  • Establishing Routines

    Learn about the importance of routines and what you can do build and reinforce routines with your children.

  • Using Television Wisley

    Learn how to maximize positive messages and how to minimize negative messages on television.  We will also discuss alternatives to television.

  • Independent Play in Young Children

    Discuss the importance of independent play and learn about fun activities that you can try at home.

  • Fun in the Sun!

    Discuss fun activities you can do with your children outside during the warmer months. 

  • Positive Parenting

    Discuss the key elements of positive parenting and how you can incorporate them in everyday moments. 

  • Creating a Safe Environment for Young Children

    We will discuss how to set up your home environment to keep your child safe. Topics will include, car seats, infant sleep, child proofing your home, water and outdoor safety, and chocking, medications and poisons.

  • Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

    We will explore ways to build your child’s social and emotional skills. As children develop socially, they learn to take turns, help their friends, play together, and cooperate with others. Emotional awareness includes the ability for children to recognize and understand their own feelings and actions and those of other people, and how their feelings and actions affect them and others.

  • Establishing Positive and Productive Relationships

    During this session we will discuss positive strategies that parents can use at home with their children.

  • School Readiness

    Come and discover some fun and exciting ways to help children get prepared for kindergarten. We will focus on every day experiences children need in order to prepare them socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively for school.

  • Meaningful Conversations with your Children

    Join us for this webinar to learn how to start and nurture meaningful conversations with your children of any age.

  • A Child’s First Teacher

    Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher! We will discuss ways families are teaching their children at home and what else they can do to support learning in the early years.

  • Growing Up Healthy – Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children

    We will discuss the benefits of physical activity and identify strategies to improve healthy habits for children.

  • Child Development: Is This Behavior Normal?

    As caregivers of young children we often ask ourselves if the behaviors we are seeing are normal. During this workshop we will discuss child development and take a deeper look at each developmental stage.

  • Strategies for a Smoother Bedtime

    Is your bedtime routine a nightmare? We will discuss strategies to use in order to decrease frustration and lead to a smoother bedtime routine.

  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Raising Confident Children

    Find out ways to raise confident children and encourage them to be able to communicate, feel good about themselves and be problem solvers.

  • Discover Your Child's Temperament

    Discover different temperaments and how to cope with the differences of each and appreciate the uniqueness of your child.

  • Family Routines

    Learn how to have family routines that are regular, predictable and consistent.

  • Navigating Transitions in Your Child’s Life

    This training will offer methods you can use to help transitions go as smoothly as possible.

  • Screen Time and Young Children

    Children are exposed to more screens than ever before. Join us to discuss recommendations for screen time based on your child's age and alternative activities that can be used to replace screen time.

  • Pause Before You React

    Learn tips on pausing before reacting to a challenging situation while parenting.

  • Avoiding Summer Learning Loss with Your School Age Child

    We will discuss ways to avoid summer learning loss and identify fun activities that will keep your child active and learning this summer.

  • Summer Fun!

    Join us to learn about the importance of outdoor play.  You will walk away with new ideas about fun activities to do as a family this summer. 

  • Teaching Responsibility

    We will discuss ways to teach your children age-appropriate responsibility.

  • The Effects of Childhood Trauma

    Join us for a discussion on childhood trauma hosted by Jessica Pierce. Jessica is currently a Center Director and has a passion for studying the brain and the impact that childhood trauma has on development. She holds a certificate in Applied Educational Neuroscience from Butler University as well as a master's degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University

  • Sensory Play for all Ages

    Join us to discuss the importance of sensory play and learn fun ways to incorporate it at home.

  • The Power of Love

    Identify ways to show love to children.

  • Getting Back Into a School Routine

    Learn how to help your children establish a routine after summer break is over.

  • Quality Time With Your Child

    Join Tanika to learn ways to build quality time into parenting.

  • Ways to Motivate Your Child

    Learn what motivation looks like and how children naturally operate

  • Child Development: Is My Child Meeting Developmental Milestones?

    Learn about resources to help you monitor your child's development, as well as fun activities to help your child meet developmental milestones!

  • The Importance of Pretend Play

    Young children learn by imagining and doing. During this workshop we will discuss how important pretend play is and fun ways to incorporate it into your daily life.

  • Coping With Daily Stress and Frustration

    Join us to learn about ideas that will help children to cope with daily stress and frustration in positive ways.

  • Downloading Calm in a World Full of Chaos

    Learn strategies to help support social emotional regulation.

  • Conscious Discipline: ABC's for Parents

    As caregivers of young children we want to support our little ones during tough times. During this workshop we will discuss Conscious Discipline’s three-step process for calming and providing the safety your children need.

  • Conscious Discipline: Breathing Techniques for Calming

    The first step in successfully managing challenging situations with young children is taking a deep, calming breath. During this workshop we will discuss Conscious Discipline's four core active calming techniques.

  • Conscious Discipline: I Love You Rituals

    Young children learn and grow best when they have strong connections with their parents and caregivers. During this workshop we will discuss how Conscious Discipline’s “I Love You” rituals can foster connectedness.

  • Helping Children Regulate Their Emotions

    Learn ways to support young children as they learn to regulate their emotions. Families can utilize these techniques at home to reduce challenging behavior by giving children the tools needed to handle frustration and resist impulsive behavior.

  • Getting Your Child to Eat Healthy Foods

    Learn ways to get your child to eat healthy foods and sharing healthy snack ideas.

  • Raising Creative Thinkers

    Find out ways to help your child to problem solve on their own.

  • Dealing With Sibling Rivalry

    Find out ways to reduce conflict and produce resolutions when siblings are not getting along

  • Mental Health in Young Children

    Increase your understanding of what mental health looks like in young children. Participants will leave this session with new skills that can be used to support the mental health of the children they care for.

  • Caring for Grieving Children

    During the session families will learn more about how to support young children as they work to overcome grief.

  • Strengthening Family Relationships

    Children feel safe and loved when they have strong and positive family relationships. During this session we will discuss ways that families can work together to strengthen these relationships.

  • Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    Join us as we discuss resources available to support grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren.  

  • The Importance of Fathers in the Early Years

    A conversational approach to discussing the important role that fathers play in the lives of their children, especially during the early years.  We welcome all family members to discuss the lasting impact involved fathers have on their children now and in the future.  

  • Spring Family Fun!

    Join us to discuss fun activities you can do with your children this spring! 

  • Everyday Learning Opportunities (Virtual)

    Learn how to take everyday moments with your children and turn them into a learning opportunities.   

  • Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Luis Nieves of Indiana Medicaid will discuss how to navigate nutrition with the use of tools such as MyPlate and nutrition labels. We will learn how following a healthy diet may benefit the overall wellbeing of your family and our goal is that at the end of the workshop you will be well equipped with tips on healthy eating habits and ways to eat healthier on a budget.”

  • In the News: Talking to Children about Violence and Trauma

    Learn tips for talking with children about violence, as well as
    identifying and managing trauma.

  • Mind in the Making (MITM)

    MITM’s 7 Essential Life Skills help adults understand and encourage important executive function-based skills children need to thrive. Executive function-based life skills involve managing thoughts, actions and emotions to achieve goals. This is an 8 part series that will be held on 9/26-Introduction, 10/3-Focus and Self Control, 10/10-Perspective Taking, 10/24-Communicating, 11/7-Making Connections, 11/14-Critical Thinking, 11/21-Taking on Challenges, 12/5-Self-Directed, Engaged Learning 

  • Everyday Learning Opportunities (Food Finders)

    Join us at Food Finders Food Food Bank in Lafayette as we discuss how to take everyday moments with your children and turn them into a learning opportunities.  Please email Melissa with any questions and to register. 

  • Giving Thanks: Meaningful Gratitude Activities for Young Children

    Learn about creative and meaningful activities to help young children practice thankfulness.