It’s been 2 years since I last blogged on here. 2 years of a whole lot of change.
Shortly after my last post, I did do a training at Odessa College for Pre-Service. It went very well. The next week, school started and I taught PreK at a public school. It went extremely well. I couldn’t have asked for a better principal and the year went really well overall. I got to attend a NAEYC conference, which was fun and a good time of learning. It was a broadening experience to teach in public school and I really enjoyed everything I learned there.
However, in November of that year, we had a 9 day old baby placed with us. We fostered him for 17 months until we were able to adopt that sweet boy. And we could not find childcare for him so we had a rough spring semester of making it work while I finished my contract.
Through having the baby placed with us, I found out about ECI-Early Childhood Intervention and began working as a part time EIS/SC-Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator.
We then adopted our son and moved back home to the Brazos Valley and I am working for our new local ECI. Working for ECI has brought a very different perspective for me. I’m able to use a ton of knowledge I gained in childcare and teaching in some unique new ways. I work with teachers in childcare and with parents in working with their children.
I plan to blog a bit more about all of this and probably will create some trainings, or at least bat around some ideas, based on my more recent experiences but for now, I’m happy to have this site updated and going again. I will get Facebook updated soon and will try to write a bit more!
As always, I am available to train for you! Please Contact Me if I can help you.
Next Saturday, May 3, I will (hopefully people signed up!) be teaching Emotional Development at Odessa College! It’s only about $30 for 7 hours of training and we will be covering several Minimum Standard training requirements (scroll down to Emotional Development to see what we’ll be covering). It’s going to be all the fun videos of the shorter version with quite a few activities added and more time for practical ideas in addition to all the theories! This training has been done for months now and I’m just putting on some finishing touches. Go to Odessa College’s website to sign up and come out and see me next weekend!
I should have written this post on Thursday. My only excuse is that it has been a crazy week and we had a wedding to attend out of town on Thursday. Then I did not write yesterday because I took one of our youth girls to replace her stolen license in a town about 30 minutes away and then the youth had a trip to “the big city” to watch God’s Not Dead.
But the only reason I could do either of those Friday is because the training I was supposed to be teaching today was cancelled! I found out early Thursday that only one person had signed up for my Pre-Service at Odessa College today, which caused them to cancel the class. Honestly, March was an odd time to have Pre-Service offered, since its what you need before working in a child care center and not many people are hired in March.
So, apologies if you were the person who was supposed to be in the class today! Contact me and we can set something up if you need to!
Honestly, though, I was relieved it was cancelled. I was excited to be teaching the class but I just haven’t been able to really feel prepared yet. In May I am teaching a class on Emotional Development at Odessa College, and I feel much more prepared for that class! I’ll be teaching Pre-Service twice this summer-once for a center and once for Odessa College. I know by July (and hopefully well before then!) I’ll have had the time to properly prepare for Pre-Service.
So, again, if you are reading this and you were supposed to be in Pre-Service today, or if you just need Pre-Service and you live in the Midland, Ector, Winkler, Ward, Andrews. Loving or other near counties, Contact me and we can work on setting something up! We fully intend to offer the class again in August at Odessa College!
It’s been a little crazy around my house since I last posted in September! Things are settling down for a time, just in time to get a little crazy again this summer. I like being busy, but I also like my routines. With all the craziness going on, I’m happy to announce a few awesome things going on in my business:
1)I got a projector and speaker set up together, which means I now only require a screen (or wall that will work as a screen) and possibly a microphone, depending on group/room size to come train for you! Obviously, if you have a set up in place, I’ll be happy to use your equipment, but I am excited that this may open up some more possibilities.
2) I am developing an extended 7 hour Emotional Development course. This is because I am teaching a few Continuing Education Classes for Odessa College.
3) Another class I am developing, for the same reason, is a 7 hour Pre-Service, which includes everything state-required but SIDS/Shaken Baby/Early Brain Development.
4) Between Odessa College, family summer plans, church involvement this summer, and a few other training opportunities, my summer availability is becoming limited. Please contact me soon for your summer training needs!
5) I will be sending in some new proposals to Odessa College soon about fall trainings, so be sure to look out for those as I get them developed on my Portfolio page. Remember that I can take long classes and chop them up into smaller classes to better suit your needs!
In the next few weeks, I’ll be going through the website and doing a little updating here and there to reflect these exciting announcements! I can’t wait to see where the next few months will take me.