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Location: Essex

Training Type: Hybrid

Total Hours: 38

Cost: $ 499.00

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

Jody Marquis
(802) 673-7405

Honoring Our Children: Moving Beyond Survival and Into Wellness (with Jeanine Fitzgerald) Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Chance for Change Institute
Instructor: Jeanine Fitzgerald

Take for hours only - or, for college credits. See Notes for details. This course is designed to give teachers and their supervisors the information, tools, and support they need to applying child centered practices based on the authentic and individual needs of each child. Reducing challenging behaviors is the lens in which this course is delivered. Jeanine helps participants reflect on relationships, environments, and skills using the following topics. Students will choose a study child and apply the content in a practical way within their classrooms. Chance for Change provides 10 hours of community of practice using our on-line platform. (not mandatory) The philosophy of Child Honoring: The normative and survival developmental pathways; Externalizing and internalizing coping styles; The toxic influence of stress on development and learning; The ascent to maximum potential; Authentic needs; Appreciating and honoring profile differences; Transformation relationships and influence; A profile-rich and profile-fair environment; An environment for optimal development and learning; The effect of individual profiles on regulatory functions; Becoming self-regulated and helping others to do so.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Instructors of Adults
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
June 22, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 27, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 24, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
September 28, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Additional Information

I remember when my day working with children was consumed with putting out fires. No matter how hard I tried to include all of the children in the teaching day, ensure their well-being, and create an environment of fun, harmony, and deep learning - I felt like I fell short. Never enough time to plan; Struggling to create space that children would play in with ease.; Mitigating challenging and sometimes extreme behaviors that left me feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and defeated. I loved working with the community services available to me, but they were not enough. I wanted to feel successful in my work. I wanted to have fun again. I wanted to play with children, and know they were learning what they needed to be learning from me. Then, I met a wonderful and amazing person who showed me a new way of being in the world. As a parent, a teacher, and a program owner/director, and now - as the owner of a training company that strives to provide curriculum and coaching that empowers people so they can empower children. With the information, the tools, and the support I received from Jeanine... My parenting excelled. My classroom flourished. The parents become empowered and engaged in their children's development. The program I was running adapted the system and our program became successful in meeting the needs of most of our children. Chance for Change Institute has adapted this curriculum in our work with teachers, administrators, and programs. STOP struggling to design your environments, adjust your interactions, and choose the perfect curriculum. BECOME the empowerment that children need. YOU ARE worthy of greatness and so are the children you work with. ENROLL in this opportunity today. HONORING OUR CHILDREN: A four day + 10 hours of online community of practice. FOUNDED and owned by Jeanine Fitzgerald. SPONSORED by Chance for Change Institute Inc. YOU CAN ATTEND: at physical location is Essex Vermont, or online through zoom. FOOD: bring own lunch or go out. COST: There is funding to support some scholarships. Also funded through Vermont Student Assistance.