Calendar of Events
June 6, 2014 - November 14, 2014

"2014 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development"

is a unique opportunity for early childhood educators to learn and share together. The Institute will present dozens of sessions focusing on this year's theme, Excellence for Every Child: Standards Without Standardization. join program administrators, professional development specialists, and other experts in exploring the power of standards to advance our field while maintaining developmentally appropriate practice.
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June 8, 2014 - May 8, 2015

"USF/College of Behavioral & Community Science: Master of Science Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health"

This program prepares professionals to serve and non-profit agencies and schools that work with diverse children and adolescents experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families. Contact Program Director Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH (813)974-6400
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August 14, 2014 - August 14, 2015

"The Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA)"

this scholarship allows parents to personalize the education of their kindergarten through 12th grade children with special needs and unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. Step Up For Students is a state approved nonprofit scholarship organization that, for the past 12 years, has helped administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program for low income students and is now helping administer the PLSA also. To apply for the PLSA, please the website or contact Amanda Lopez (813)402-0177 or (877)735-7837
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September 8, 2014 - September 23, 2014

"Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation"

Materials will build upon those developed by the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation as well as other ECMHC materials developed by the team at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Consultation as well as training will be provided in Tallahassee and will be a full day for each audience. WHEN: September 8th and 9th from 9:00AM until 4:00PM 4951 78th Ave North Pinellas Park, FL 337781 and September 22nd and 23rd from 9:00AM until 4:00PM Big Bend Community Base Care Human Service Center Community Room 1000 West Tharpe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 contact Frank Platt at or watch the PACT website at
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September 10, 2014 - September 23, 2014

"Providing Quality Training: Teach Functional Skills Innovative WEB Courses"

A 2 week course on strategies to provide effective training for youth and adults with learning challenges. 18 hour certificate provided for successful completion. Sign up for staff development. Excellent opportunity if you or your staff work in schools, residential support, or day and employment programs.
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September 15, 2014

"The Frontier Regional FASD Training Center is Pleased to Offer Webinar Training"

This presentation will be the second on in a two part series. Prenatal substance abuse is an extremely complex issue, the impact of which is felt throughout the globe. For more information and to register:
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September 15, 2014 - September 16, 2014

"Diagnostic Classifiction of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood"

This one day training addresses a systemactic, developmentally based approach to classifying young children's social emotional difficulties. WHEN: September 15th Panama City, FL from 9:00AM until 4:00PM Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center 210 East 11th Street September 16th Tallahassee, FL from 9:00AM until 4:00PM Big Bend Community Base Care, Human Service Center Community Room 1000 West Tharpe Street contact Frank Platt at or watch PACT website at
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September 17, 2014

"Kids Included Together Community Trainings (KIT)"

Include Youth in Planning Programs this workshop will teach participants strategies to use group process to involve children/youth in planning the program and to gain experience in activity planning to meet the needs and interests of their children/youth. Call (858)225-5699 or email ask about Watch Live
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September 18, 2014 - September 19, 2014

"Foundation of Infant Mental Helath and Trauma Informed Care for Young Children"

This training will focus on the basic foundation of infant mental health including the science of attachment, early social emotional development, goodness of fit, being in-synch with your child, and understanding the emotional needs underlying children's challenging behaviors. Part 1 Infant Mental Health 101- Thursday September 18, at 9:00AM until 4:00PM and Part 2 Utilizing Infant Mental Health & Trauma Informed Care for Young Children 0-5 in Child Welfare & Baby Court Teams contact Frank Platt at or watch the PACT website at
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October 7, 2014 - October 9, 2014

"The 2014 National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conferemce"

The 11th annual National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children conference will provide training on the latest research and best practice strategies conference will enable participants to enhance collaborative efforts to protect children from the harmful effects of their caregivers' substance abuse. WHERE: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Lake Buena Vista, FL
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October 11, 2014 - October 14, 2014

"National Black Child Development Institute 44th Annual Conference"

Bright Past Better Furture Remember & Rise Up WHERE: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Detroit, MI Phone: call (202) 833-2220 or (800) 556-2234
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October 13, 2014 - October 14, 2014

"32nd Annual Conference Closing the Gap"

This year's workshop offering include a two-day PODD communication books workshop by Linda Burkhart, a scanning and switch access workshop by Karen Kangas, a working memory/processing/executive skills workshop by Keri Huddleston, and workshops on writing. upgrading your AT Team, Proloquo2Go 4 and Proloquo$Text, rett syndrome, autism and iPad integration, to name a few. WHERE: Minneapolis, MN

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! "The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) Annual Conference"

FLAEYC is the largest professional organization for people working in the early care and education field in the state of Florida. The conference will reside at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL
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October 25, 2014

"7th Annual Early Learning Conference

Whether you are an early childhood educator, caregiver, mental health professional, student, child advocate, owner/director of a preschool, a parent, or a community member, there's a session for you. WHERE: Spring Hill, FL call (727)233-8291
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November 5, 2014 - November 8, 2014

"2014 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo"

This conference is a great opportunity to help advance our shared work on behalf of children. WHERE: Dallas, Texas (800)4242460
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November 12, 2014

"Kids Included Together Community Training (KIT)"

Partnering with Families learn to create partnership with families to help you provide the best serve to all children. Learn to communicate successfully with parents, to set up your relationship for success and what to do when challenges arise. Call (858)225-5699 or email ask about Watch Live
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December 10, 2014 - December 13, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! "29th Annual Zero to Three's National Training Institute"

The NTI attracts multidisciplinary professionals working in mental health, early intervention, early care and education, child welfare, family support, social services, and health care. WHERE: Hollywood, FL
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February 7, 2015

"The Special Olympics Florida's Polar Plunge"

this is a statewide fundraiser during which individuals and teams, alongside Special Olympics athelets raise money for the privilege of Plunging into the chilled down wave pool. Register at or call (352)243-9536
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April 8, 2015 - April 11, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! "The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2015 Convention and Expo"

Devote time to your professional development and participate in sessions led by experts who will share with you new ideas, techniques, models, and approaches. network with thousands of special education teachers, administrators, researches, professors, and students from all the world and learn from each other. WHERE: San Diego, California call (888)232-7733
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May 13, 2015 - May 15, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! "2015 Partnering for Success"

this is a statewide training event. The goal for this meeting is to provide training, technical assistance, and opportunities for networking and collaboration among early intervention and early childhood professionals. WHERE: Orlando, FL at the Caribe Royale

July 28, 2015

"Birth to Five Sign Language on Demand Webinar"

Treat yourself or your staff to our fun webinar & learning guide with/DVD! Where" Indialantic, FL call (321)72634666
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