Office for Children - School Readiness - Institute for Early Learning (IFEL)

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

703-324-3044
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035

Betsi Closter,
Director

Institute for Early Learning (IFEL) - Online Webinars

IFEL children

Online Webinars

The following webinars will be available through the Institute for Early Learning. Please follow the links below for webinar descriptions and to register. For more information, please call 703-324-3044.

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How to participate in OFC online webinars

In response to current health and safety concerns around group gatherings, the Office for Children has transitioned many of its professional development offerings to a webinar format using the GoToWebinar platform. For many early care and education professionals, active participation and engagement in webinars may be new. To help our participants get the most benefit out of our webinar classes, we have created two short webinar presentations that focus on technical assistance questions and challenges around several topics, including registration and participation in a webinar class.

For English, select from the Introduction to GoToWebinar for Computers and Android Devices or Computers and Apple Devices. For Spanish, select from the Introducción al GoToWebinar: Computadoras y Aparatos de Apple or Computadoras y Aparatos de Android. You can watch the webinar as many time as you would like. Please be aware there is no training credit for viewing or attending this technical assistance webinar.

Click on the webinar link above and follow the instruction in GoTo Meeting to register so you can hear and view the webinar.


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Maximize Your Tax Benefits - How the Pandemic may affect your 2020 Tax Returns. Learn strategies from Tom Copeland, a recognized national expert in the business of family child care that ensure your business expenses are properly deducted. Topics include how to claim expenses and supplies related to COVID; the tax implications of COVID funding; review tax forms; how to claim and document all allowable deductions and income to maximize deductions; and the importance of staying current on new funding opportunities. See webinar information in Spanish and English.


Fairfax County Public School students have a new online learning platform that they will be using. You are invited to participate in a webinar on how to support school age children with the new Clever platform. This webinar will be offered in English and Spanish. This is the fourth session in the series supporting school age children with online learning. To watch the first three sessions, the recordings are now available.

Los estudiantes de las escuelas públicas de Fairfax tienen una nueva plataforma virtual que estarán utilizando. Están invitados a participar en un webinario sobre como apoyar a niños(as) en edad escolar con la nueva plataforma Clever. Este webinario será ofrecido en inglés y en español. Esta es la cuarta sesión de la serie apoyando a los niños en edad escolar con aprendizaje por internet. Si le interesa ver las primeras tres sesiones, las grabaciones ya están disponibles

SESSION 4

Supporting Students with Clever and Online Academic Programs

Explore the Clever Digital Learning Platform and learn how to support school age children who will be using this single sign-on platform to complete their virtual classroom lessons and assigned tasks.

English session
Monday, October 26
6 - 7 p.m.
Register Here
Spanish session
Monday, October 26
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Register Here

Apoyando a Estudiantes con “Clever” y los Programas Académicos por Internet

Explore la Plataforma Digital Clever y aprenda a apoyar a niños en edad escolar que estarán usando esta Plataforma como la puerta de entrada principal a todas las lecciones y tareas asignadas.

Sesión en Inglés
Lunes, 26 de Octubre
6 – 7 p.m.
Register Here
Sesión en Español
Lunes,26 de octubre
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Regístrese aquí

FEBRUARY 2021 WEBINARS

VA-ITSN: Natural Temperaments - Infants and Toddlers

Explore how similarities and differences between an adult and child may affect goodness of fit. Please note: This webinar is being offered more than once. Register for only one session.
CDA Areas: 3, 7, 8
Tuesday, February 2 1:00-2:30 p.m.
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VA-ITSN: Natural Temperaments - Infants and Toddlers

Explore how similarities and differences between an adult and child may affect goodness of fit. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 3, 7, 8
Thursday, February 4 9:30-11:00 a.m.
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Inspiring Joy in Challenging Times

Develop an understanding of how external events can influence our happiness, sense of joy, and ability to learn. Explore how to support young children and adults in ways that promote positive health and development. This is a repeat webinar. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
Thursday, February 4 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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Words Count: Guiding Young Children Toward Culturally Responsive Practice

Clarify your understanding of issues and terminology that influence children’s relationships with others. Explore children’s stories as tools to inspire and support related conversations. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 2, 3
Monday, February 8 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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VA-ITSN: Infant Interactions Through Caregiving Routines

Discuss strategies for increasing positive interaction with infants during the many experiences that are routine parts of every day. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 2, 3, 8
Tuesday, February 9 6:00-7:30 p.m.
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VA-ITSN: Early Literacy Development

Discover how language and literacy skills begin to develop at birth through everyday interactions, such as, sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, and talking together. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 1, 2, 8
Thursday, February 11 1:30-3:00 p.m.
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Exploring Art with Young Children Series: Creative Weaving

Explore the basics of open-ended art experiences and learn about the many ways children of all ages can weave using everyday items. This webinar will include live, on camera demonstrations.
CDA Areas: 2, 3
Thursday, February 11 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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VA-ITSN: Nurturing Creativity

Discover the benefits and strategies for nurturing creativity in infants and toddlers. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 2, 3, 8
Tuesday, February 16 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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Everyday Math Connections for Infants and Toddlers

Explore basic math concepts that engage young children every day. Discover how to extend the learning by following children's natural interests and curiosities. This is a repeat webinar. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 2, 3
Thursday, February 18 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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VA-ITSN: Quality Early Care Environments

Discover ways to provide high quality, safe, and healthy environments that enhance the development of infants and toddlers. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 1, 2, 5, 8
Tuesday, February 23 10:00-11:30 a.m.
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Las Maravillas de la Naturaleza: Las Serpientes, Ranas y Otras Criaturas Deslizantes, Viscosas y Sensacionales

Virginia es el hogar de muchos reptiles y anfibios, grandes y pequeños, deslizantes y viscosos. Descubrir esas criaturas cerca de su hogar o su programa a veces puede causar preocupación innecesaria. ¡Únase y aprenda como separar la realidad de la ficción y maravillarse con la vida silvestre en su propio jardín!
CDA Áreas: 2, 3
Miércoles 24 de febrero 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Registrarse aquí!

Inspiring Joy in Challenging Times

Develop an understanding of how external events can influence our happiness, sense of joy, and ability to learn. Explore how to support young children and adults in ways that promote positive health and development. This is a repeat webinar. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
Wednesday, February 24 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Register Here!

VA-ITSN Supporting High Quality Interactions with Infants Through Responsive Caregiving

This webinar will discuss the use of effective strategies that support infant development and secure attachment that educators can implement through facilitated exploration and daily routines. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 2, 3, 8
Saturday, February 27 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Register Here!

MARCH 2021 WEBINARS

Exploring Art with Young Children Series: Creative Weaving

Explore the basics of open-ended art experiences and learn about the many ways children of all ages can weave using everyday items. This webinar will include live, on camera demonstrations. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 2, 3
Thursday, March 4 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Register Here!

Supporting Quality Interactions with Technology

Increase understanding of how to engage in quality interactions with young children. Explore research-based recommendations and current technological tools to support learning.
CDA Areas: 1, 2, 3, 8
Thursday, March 11 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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Creating Environments that Nurture Relationships

Explore ways to create learning environments that engage children with inviting materials and experiences while providing opportunities for extending relationships and interactions.
CDA Areas: 1, 2, 3, 8
Thursday, March 18 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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Exploring Art with Young Children Series: Playing with Paint

Learn the importance of open-ended art experiences and discover new and unusual painting techniques for preschool age children. This webinar will include live, on camera demonstrations. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 2, 3
Tuesday, March 23 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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Cause and Effect: Learning Through Play

Explore how our youngest learners understand the links between their actions and specific results. Shaking keys, toppling block towers, racing cars down ramps--discover how these playful experiences support learning. Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.
CDA Areas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
Wednesday, March 24 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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Wonders of Nature: Amphibians of Northern Virginia

Frogs and toads surprise people and predators with the sounds of their calls in late winter. Learn how finding a mate can be a dangerous business and how these curious creatures survive the challenges of a shrinking habitat.
CDA Areas: 2, 3, 8
Thursday, March 25 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Register Here!
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