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ECHO/NWF - Community Engagement: Sharing Your Journey

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Engaging your families and the community creates the networks and supports you need to support the children in your care.  As you reimagine and rethink your outdoor spaces, find your champions to help you bring your vision to life.  In this 1.5-hour webinar, learn how to share your journey with your families, identify local community supports, and learn how to lead a volunteer event for families and the community.  Participants will also learn easy to build projects that can lead to big changes in outdoor spaces for children.      

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Course Delivery Method
Webinar. Participants need internet access and a device, such as a computer, to participate in the webinar.

Target Audience
Directors, early childhood educators, family child care providers, coaches.


There may be a fee associated with this course.


Upon completion, learner will be able to:

• Utilizing the Early Childhood Health Outdoors program introduction and visual slide content, participants will identify two or more positive benefits family and community engagement has on children.
• Utilizing a community mapping worksheet, participants will be able to identify at least two local resources and partnership opportunities.
• Using a visual presentation, participants will be able to identify at least one way to involve families and community organizations to support the development of their outdoor spaces.

This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

• Family and Community Partnerships 13.3. Develops and monitors policies, procedures, and practices that promote partnerships between the program, families, and community resources and services.

This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit ECHO NWF  to learn about event dates and register or email to schedule a training for your program.

Last Update 4/16/2020

Additional Information
This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

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For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit ECHO NWF  to learn about event dates and register or email to schedule a training for your program. 


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