In addition to COVID-19, It’s also cold and flu season in many areas around the world. This is why it is especially important to practice proper health and safety measures while enjoying the holiday season this year. Here are some simple tips you can take to protect yourself from getting sick this holiday season so you can safely enjoy your holiday festivities. 1) Practice Proper Hygiene Not only do we have to be aware of COVID-19, but it is also flu season. Remember to wash your hands frequently with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer. It’s also essential to keep your hands away from your face (especially your mouth) when you are […]
Communication is a Two-Way Street!Effective communication is one of the most important social skills. Communication is more than just talking. Participants will discuss the three aspects of communication: talking, listening and body language. Interactive activities will be presented to help the participants understand their own communication style. Learn about child development and why some children have difficulty in developing effective communication skills. Participants will gain strategies and specific activities to use in their setting when designing the temporal, physical, and interpersonal environments to support children in becoming effective communicators. View the Course Description
Meet Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in School-Aged Care and has worked in afterschool care for over 30 years. In the past, she has held the positions of AfterSchool Director, Out of School Time Specialist, Accreditation Manager for the National AfterSchool Association, and Step Up To Quality Approved Trainer. Chris is also the owner of 2 CR Solutions, LTD as well as the author of three books; Great After School Programs and Spaces that WOW!, The Childcare Director's Complete Guide, and Developing Social Competency in Young Children.
Chris says that the variety of positions she has held throughout her life have increased her understanding of individual circumstances and has allowed her to adapt quickly to any challenge that faces her.
AIR Childcare Training Solutions is proud to add Chris as one of our Authors. Please check out her courses, Budgeting 101, Communication is a Two-Way Street!, Effective Staff Evaluations, Finding the Right Staff, Reducing the Risk– Creating a Comprehensive Parent and Staff Handbook, and Spaces that WOW.