Professional Workshops

April/May 2017

Join us for these workshops for professionals that work with children. Workshops qualify for Continuing Education Credit with the Office of Child Care (OCC) (Provider #CKO-30975) and the Maryland Board of Examiners for Social Workers (Category 1 Training). Topics have also been submitted to the Maryland Board of Examiners for speech-language pathologists and audiologists for Continuing Education credit. Call TLC prior to registration to confirm approval for MD BOE.

Register electronically.

Red Flags in Fine Motor Skills Development
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Brigid Baker, OTR/L, Director of Clinical Programs, TLC. When should a child be able to hold a pencil? At what age should a child be able to write their name? This workshop will help teachers and caregivers answer these questions and recognize typical fine-motor skill development and motor milestones for preschoolers. Common fine-motor challenges in preschoolers and their causes will be identified. Practical strategies and activities that teachers can use to improve fine-motor skills within the classroom will be addressed. (Core of Knowledge: Special Needs)

CANCELLED: Toilet Training Made Easy
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Sally Neuberger, LCSW, Licensed Social Worker, TLC. Professionals will be given specific steps they can use in the classroom to help children master toileting skills. Evaluating a child’s readiness as well as the parent’s motivation will be discussed along with this step-by-step guide to toilet training success. (Core of Knowledge: Child Development)

*Workshops are still pending approval from the state.  Feel free to register, but call ahead if you need credits for childcare

*How To Encourage Oral Expression in Young Children
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m., by Christina Morrissey, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Speech-Language Therapy, TLC. Professionals will be given information and practical tips on ways to expand children’s language skills. Participants will develop strategies and techniques such as turn taking, imitation, building/scaffolding, connecting nonverbally and pretending. (Core of Knowledge: Curriculum)

*Teaching Tolerance
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., by Beverly Celotta, Ph.D., Consulting Psychologist, TLC. Professionals at the preschool – elementary school level will be given information to help children in the classroom understand and appreciate the uniqueness of others. Participants will receive practical strategies to help encourage tolerance in the classroom as well as strategies to counter intolerance. (Core of Knowledge: Special Needs)

Registration Information:

All workshops are $32.00 per person if received two days prior to the date of the workshop, $38.00 at the door or if registration is received less than two days prior to the workshopYou may register online for each workshop individually above.

CLICK HERE for a flyer of the professional workshops including a registration form that  you can print out and mail to TLC with a check.

For more information, contact Julie Bobrow at or call 301.424.5200, ext. 147.