Enjoy dinner in your home while participating in fun, unique, and engaging ONLINE trainings.


November 7: Keep It Positive: Behavior Guidance That Works(KCF: II.C, CDA: 3)

Hit. Kick. Tattle. Whine. Does this sound like a typical day in your program? Let’s change that! Help children identify their feelings, express them appropriately, resolve conflicts, boost self-esteem, increase empathy, and improve communication through positive behavior guidance, your environment, and simple, yet effective, tools. You’ll leave ready to tame tantrums, wane whining, prevent pushing, banish biting, thwart tattling, halt hitting, stop screaming, lessen lying, and more.
* This two-hour training meets the annual child care behavior guidance training requirement. *

November 28: “Group Time: Thinking Outside the Circle” (KCF: II.C, CDA: 3)

Make group time fun and educational with activities and strategies that benefit every child, including ways to encourage everyone to participate. Explore many new games, songs, stories, and activities that will foster each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Discover the benefits of group time, learn how to adjust times and activities based on the needs of each child, and find some helpful resources. Get ready to be amazed when the children beg you for group time.
* This two-hour training meets the annual child care behavior guidance training requirement. *

November 30: “Every Child is an Artist” (KCF: II.C, CDA: 3)

Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist." Art offers children fun opportunities to express themselves freely and creatively, improving their overall development. Art boosts children’s self-esteem, empathy, self-regulation, cooperation, problem-solving skills, socialization, fine motor skills, love for life and learning, and so much more. Art introduces new concepts to children in non-threatening and playful ways and helps children understand the world around them. Through hands-on exploration with a variety of art materials, activities, and strategies for children of all ages and abilities, you’ll discover these benefits and leave inspired to celebrate and encourage the artists in your program.
* This two-hour training meets the annual child care behavior guidance training requirement. *

December 5: “We Need More Dramatic Play!” (KCF: II.E, CDA: 3)

Discover that we all need more drama in our lives—dramatic play, that is. Dramatic play is essential for children’s healthy development; it fosters cognitive, physical, social/emotional, and executive function skills such as self-regulation, language, and conflict resolution. Not to mention: it’s fun! Learn how to encourage dramatic play with materials and activities that afford children the freedom to discover, problem-solve, and grow. From the grocery store to the fire station, the flower shop to the wild west, be inspired with fun and inexpensive ideas for more than 25 dramatic play themes that your children—and you—will love.

December 7: Community Service for Children(KCF: II.C, CDA: 3)

Community service offers children the wonderful opportunity to help others, learn compassion, appreciate what they have, respect diversity, connect with their communities, and realize that they can make a difference in the world. Discover ways to integrate service projects with your curriculum and involve families in order to make the biggest impact on both the children and the groups you’re helping. We’ll discuss many possible community service projects for children of all ages—from making sandwiches for people experiencing homelessness to filling birthday bags for children in need—and experience the benefits firsthand while doing a service project together.

December 12: Mini Math = Big Fun (KCF: II.B, CDA: 2)

Move past the notion that handing children a worksheet “covers” math for the week. Discover fun, natural, and effective ways to incorporate math into your early childhood program. Each part of a typical day offers many unique ways to help children acquire the math skills they need to be successful in school and life. Explore inexpensive activities to share with children and ways to include the families in your program to ensure that fun is part of the equation!

December 14: Self-Care for the Early Childhood Educator(KCF: VI, CDA: 6)

Learn why early childhood educators are especially susceptible to stress and burnout and how self-care can help prevent or alleviate it. On an airplane, we are told to put on our own oxygen masks before assisting others with theirs; we need to practice self-care in order to be at our best for the children in our care. Self-care is essential to leading a healthy and happy life. We will explore numerous self-care activities, including specific strategies for early childhood programs, from your environment to your policies. After this training, you will be refreshed, relaxed, and motivated to practice more self-care.


Hollee (M.A. Early Childhood) provides trainings and resources for early childhood professionals and has been a licensed family childcare provider for 18 years. She has worked for more than 25 years with children of all ages as a teacher, assistant teacher, and director in myriad schools and programs, promoting play and child-directed learning. When Hollee's not caring for children, presenting trainings, serving on her local school board, designing websites, or advocating for early childhood, she loves spending time with her family, playing board games and cards, volunteering, and baking.

* All trainings are Devleop-approved and presented by Hollee Saville.

* Registrations are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged.

* Refunds will be given only if I cancel the class.

* A minimum of 20 participants is required for each class; please invite others.

* Your attendance will be entered into Develop within 72 hours of each class.