Workshops

The Child Care Resource Network offers monthly workshops to families about a variety of topics related to raising young children. If you are interested in learning more about a topic but do not see it on our calendar email Melissa Simpson or Tanika Phinisee to discuss options for adding it in the future.

Below you will find a list of the workshops that we have offered to families. If you are interested in learning more about any of the topics listed or want to set up another workshop please email Melissa Simpson or Tanika Phinisee. You can also view the recordings for some of our workshops by clicking on the video buttons.



  • 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.

  • The Power of Love

    Identify ways to show love to children and reasons that all children are loveable.

  • 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.

  • Coping with Daily Stress and Frustration

    Discuss how to help children to deal with stress and frustration.

  • 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.

  • Downloading Calm in a World Full of Chaos

    Learn strategies to help support social emotional regulation. These easy to use strategies can be implemented anywhere, helping you get through life's many twists and turns. These new skills are great for the professional setting or at home with your family.

  • 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.