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    Search SG Classes Online 7 minutes ago 3 min The 4 Key Steps for a Crisis Management Plan While we may not be able to foresee a coming crisis, we can overcome it with the right preparation and handling of the situation. This isn’t something we typ... 0 views Write a comment SG Classes Online Dec 13, 2019 1 min How to Get Reimbursed for STARS Training Good news! If you've taken STARS-approved in-service child care training classes as a Washington State child care provider, you're eligible for reimbursemen... 19 views Write a comment SG Classes Online Dec 10, 2019 1 min Discounts on Tools and Training for Child Care Programs SG Classes Online has partnered with Sandbox Software to offer a discounted package on great tools to help you management your childcare program bundled with... 7 views Write a comment SG Classes Online Aug 6, 2019 3 min Tips on Getting Ready for a New School Year Learn tips for making the transition back-to-school easier for your kids and for child care providers. 4 views Write a comment SG Classes Online Jul 28, 2019 3 min The Full Scoop on the New Requirements for WA State Providers The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) has issued new WACs (Washington Administrative Code) to take effect August 2019. The... 143 views Write a comment SG Classes Online Jul 27, 2019 7 min How to Earn Your CDA Credentials Want to advance your career in child care? If you're thinking about earning your Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credentials or maybe you're still just i... 2 views Write a comment

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    PARTNERS To bring you the best resources available, we have partnered with child development experts to bring additional products and services to help you be successful. They have all proven themselves to be knowledgeable in their respective fields and are well-sought-after for their practical advice and nurturing teaching styles. ​ We are also bringing together new partnerships to offer convenient packages of products and services you need at a great discounted price! ​ Meet Our Partners Meet Stephanie Meet Sandbox Meet Angela Stephanie Wicker Speaker, Author, Educator, Consultant Sandbox Software Child Care Software, Tools and Resources Dr Angela Searcy, EdD Speaker, Author, Educator, Trainer, Consultant Stephanie Wicker Stephanie has successfully guided families through early childhood for over 15 years. Through her experience with private consultancy, as a preschool teacher and special needs therapist, she has tackled most aspects of early childhood behaviour with her trademark blend of energy and empathy. Stephanie has consulted around Australia in private sessions with countless families, and currently hosts live and online training events worldwide, in which she shares her practical solutions and language techniques with families facing diverse challenges. She believes that helping families to raise calm, happy kids is achievable through education, preparation and a positive mindset. Stephanie brings optimism and expertise to modern parenting challenges, helping to demystify puzzling childhood behavior with simple, common-sense solutions to big challenges. She brings with her a virtual kitbag of tools to tackle tantrums, defiance and aggression which are as practical as they are positive. ​ An experienced presenter, Stephanie stands out for her passionate and engaging style, and her upbeat approach to what can often be emotional topics. Learn more at www.stephaniewicker.com ​ SG Classes Online has partnered with Stephanie to provide new and exciting products and services as well as valuable resources you can use in the classroom every day! Check out some of her material on our Resources page. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Dr Angela Searcy, EdD Angela Searcy, EdD, has more than 25 years of experience in education, providing services to children and families as a teacher, child-development specialist, and independent consultant. A former neurodevelopment specialist, she is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional-development company. She is a trainer, a speaker, and a seminar leader at the Erikson Institute. ​ Angela Searcy holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education with teacher certification through the State of Illinois, and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Development from Erikson Institute with a Developmental Therapy Credential through the State of Illinois. ​ She is a “Master Trainer” for the Illinois State Board of Education, The Center on the Social and Emotional foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University and the Multisensory Training Institute in Massachusetts. Angela also serves as an educational consultant throughout the Chicago land area and an adjunct professor at Rasmussen College. ​ A former associate at the Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center in Orland Park, Angela has specialized training in the neurosciences and is a nationally recognized speaker with over 20 years of experience working with professionals, young children, and their families as an early childhood teacher, child development specialist, staff developer, mental health consultant, parent educator, language arts teacher, college professor and tutor. ​ Her expertise encompasses developing behavior modification programs from a neuropsychological perspective, and creating professional development grounded in neuroscience research related to adult learning. Angela has been featured on Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Matters, Chicago Parent and Chicago Baby Magazines and is a regular speaker for the Learning and the Brain Conference Sponsored by Harvard, Yale and Stanford Universities. Angela is also an approved professional development provider for the Illinois State Board of Education. (ISBE CEU, CPDU credits available) and the Early Intervention System of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Texas (EI /ECI credits available) CDA content areas. ​ Learn more at Simple Solutions Education ​ SG Classes Online has partnered with Dr. Searcy to provide new and exciting products and services as well as valuable resources you can use in the classroom every day! Check out some of her material on our Resources page. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ > Sandbox Software Sandbox Software offers software and resources to help child care owners and educators simplify and grow their business. Their mission is to innovate through technology to enable child care centers to grow their business and optimize the learning experiences for their families. Sandbox Software recognizes that the child care industry needs software that’s friendly and easy to use, while at the same time powerful enough to help child care owners and operators with managing the many responsibilities and tasks that arise each day. That’s why they developed Sandbox – child care software that truly makes a difference for childcare owners and operators across North America. We hope you’ll join the growing number of childcare centers and preschools that have found Sandbox, and enjoy using our childcare software to make life easier at their center. ​ SG Classes Online has partnered with to offer a discounted package on great tools to help you management your childcare program bundled with online childcare training classes to help you meet your continuing education requirements. Sandbox Software > Stephanie Wicker Stephanie has successfully guided families through early childhood for over 15 years. Through her experience with private consultancy, as a preschool teacher and special needs therapist, she has tackled most aspects of early childhood behaviour with her trademark blend of energy and empathy. Stephanie has consulted around Australia in private sessions with countless families, and currently hosts live and online training events worldwide, in which she shares her practical solutions and language techniques with families facing diverse challenges. She believes that helping families to raise calm, happy kids is achievable through education, preparation and a positive mindset. Stephanie brings optimism and expertise to modern parenting challenges, helping to demystify puzzling childhood behavior with simple, common-sense solutions to big challenges. She brings with her a virtual kitbag of tools to tackle tantrums, defiance and aggression which are as practical as they are positive. ​ An experienced presenter, Stephanie stands out for her passionate and engaging style, and her upbeat approach to what can often be emotional topics. Learn more at www.stephaniewicker.com ​ SG Classes Online has partnered with Stephanie to provide new and exciting products and services as well as valuable resources you can use in the classroom every day! Check out some of her material on our Resources page. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ > Dr Angela Searcy, EdD Angela Searcy, EdD, has more than 25 years of experience in education, providing services to children and families as a teacher, child-development specialist, and independent consultant. A former neurodevelopment specialist, she is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional-development company. She is a trainer, a speaker, and a seminar leader at the Erikson Institute. ​ Angela Searcy holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education with teacher certification through the State of Illinois, and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Development from Erikson Institute with a Developmental Therapy Credential through the State of Illinois. ​ She is a “Master Trainer” for the Illinois State Board of Education, The Center on the Social and Emotional foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University and the Multisensory Training Institute in Massachusetts. Angela also serves as an educational consultant throughout the Chicago land area and an adjunct professor at Rasmussen College. ​ A former associate at the Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center in Orland Park, Angela has specialized training in the neurosciences and is a nationally recognized speaker with over 20 years of experience working with professionals, young children, and their families as an early childhood teacher, child development specialist, staff developer, mental health consultant, parent educator, language arts teacher, college professor and tutor. ​ Her expertise encompasses developing behavior modification programs from a neuropsychological perspective, and creating professional development grounded in neuroscience research related to adult learning. Angela has been featured on Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Matters, Chicago Parent and Chicago Baby Magazines and is a regular speaker for the Learning and the Brain Conference Sponsored by Harvard, Yale and Stanford Universities. Angela is also an approved professional development provider for the Illinois State Board of Education. (ISBE CEU, CPDU credits available) and the Early Intervention System of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Texas (EI /ECI credits available) CDA content areas. ​ Learn more at Simple Solutions Education ​ SG Classes Online has partnered with Dr. Searcy to provide new and exciting products and services as well as valuable resources you can use in the classroom every day! Check out some of her material on our Resources page. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ > Sandbox Software Sandbox Software offers software and resources to help child care owners and educators simplify and grow their business. Their mission is to innovate through technology to enable child care centers to grow their business and optimize the learning experiences for their families. Sandbox Software recognizes that the child care industry needs software that’s friendly and easy to use, while at the same time powerful enough to help child care owners and operators with managing the many responsibilities and tasks that arise each day. That’s why they developed Sandbox – child care software that truly makes a difference for childcare owners and operators across North America. We hope you’ll join the growing number of childcare centers and preschools that have found Sandbox, and enjoy using our childcare software to make life easier at their center. ​ SG Classes Online has partnered with to offer a discounted package on great tools to help you management your childcare program bundled with online childcare training classes to help you meet your continuing education requirements. Sandbox Software >

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    Washington STARS Classes I'M READY TO ORDER! I'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE See All Our Classes childcare With over 200 courses in a broad range of topics from Autism to Working with Humor, you're sure to find the classes you need! All our classes are approved for STARS/MERIT credit. See Our Classes CDA For childcare providers interested in earning their Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), we provide the training to meet the early childhood education requirement. See Our Classes healthcare We also offer courses in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIV/AIDS, CPR and First Aid for professionals who work in healthcare or are required to take these courses for licensing purposes. See Our Classes Sign up now and be the first to learn about our great deals! KEEP ME IN THE LOOP! We'll keep in touch!

  • About Us | SG Classes Online WA

    ABOUT US Welcome! Thanks for joining us! Here's a little bit about our company so you can find out who we are and how we can help support you with the training and resources to keep you at your best everyday! READ MORE We Care, Because You Do! ​ It's not just a tagline--it's the way we do business every day. We know you dedicate yourselves to supporting those in your care and we strive to earn your trust to provide quality and useful resources that bring you the value you deserve! ​ Everyone wants to "do it all": grow your career, take care of your family, fulfill your personal dreams. While we all want to be at our best in all we do, it's important to maintain a good work-life balance too. ​ SG Classes Online would like to help! Our online child care classes are designed with your busy schedule in mind. You can still get high-quality learning with the convenience and efficiency of online training. ​ All our classes are approved for STARS/MERIT credit, including the initial 30-hour Basics, Bloodborne Pathogens and HIV/AIDS courses. And as an IACET Accredited Provider, Proud Partner to the CDA Council, and Recognized Training Organization with the National Workforce Registry Alliance, you can be assured our classes meet the quality standards you expect from a training provider. MORE ABOUT OUR FOCUS ON QUALITY Here are 5 great reasons to give us a try: ​ 1. - All our classes are online and available immediately after order. No waiting, everything is available online right when you need! Convenient ​ 2. - With our discounted STARS packages and CDA packages to meet the new state ECE certificates, classes are more affordable than ever! And check our site regularly for special promotions. Affordable ​ 3. - We have over 200 STARS courses in a wide range of topics, from Autism to Health & Safety and even Working with Humor! You're sure to find classes that meet your needs. Practical ​ 4. - Our classes can be completed on any device, including tablets and phones. They can even be translated using Google Translate or converted to audio using free apps such as Read Aloud. Accessible ​ 5. - Our site is filled with great information and resources for the entire staff. Try our pages just for Directors, Teachers, Parents and CDA Candidates. Useful And if that's not enough, we've got 3 great offers to help you get started today! ​ 1. - This free e-book gives you tips on how to create SMART goals and development plans for your entire team. Click to get your book. Director's Guide to Child Care Training and Staff Development here ​ 2. - From the initial 30-hour Basics to the annual 10-hour STARS requirements, we've got great deals and discounted packages just for Washington State providers. We've also go specially priced CDA packages to help you meet the new WACs qualifications for Washington State ECE certificates. Discounted STARS packages ​ 3. - Still not convinced? Try our free class, Childcare Basics for Support Staff, to see how easy and convenient online classes can be. And we mean free, really! No obligations, no cancelling subscriptions...just give it a try. Free class ​ ​ Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon! SEE OUR CLASSES TESTIMONIALS "Thank you for making affordable classes with such quality!" "This is a delightful site. I learn a lot and it doesn't take me hours per class as the other companies do. In fact, I probably learn more from your courses than theirs." "Everyone should try these courses!" "Getting around your site is like ice skating with a pair of real expensive skates. Thanks so much for taking the dread out of this."

  • Resources | SG Classes Online WA

    Tools, Tips and Techniques At SG Classes Online, we want to ensure you have all the tools you need to feel confident in your work every day! In addition to our classes, we have many resources to help support the great work you do everyday for those in your care. GUIDING CHILDREN See Resources MANAGING YOUR PROGRAM See Resources TEACHING TECHNIQUES See Resources Guilding Children (3-part video series by Stephanie Wicker) Why Children Struggle with Cooperation and Listening (video by Dr Angela Searcy EdD) Tools for Toddler with Challenging Behaviors (worksheet by Dr Angela Searcy EdD Meaning-Making Machine Chart (video by Dr Angela Searcy EdD) Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Behavior Guide to Early Childhood Development Foundational Skills Windows of Opportunity for Children's Brain Development How to Talk to Children About Tragedies 30 Fun Gross Motor Activities How to Overcome Health, Economic and Education Challenges How to Create an Inclusive Environment for All Children Cognitive Learning Begins at Birth Nutritional Guidance to Keep Kids Eating Right > Managing Your Program How to Stock Your Classroom on a Budget How to Handle Classroom Disasters (webinar) Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Environments (webinar) Key Strategies to Transform Program Quality Director's Guide to Child Care Training and Staff Development 3 Myths About Quality Planning for Success in Your Child Care Business Teachers are the Key to Quality Education How to Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals Online Parenting Resources for Your Families The Importance of Leadership in Today's Early Learning Field Easy Guide for Reaching New Childcare Clients First Aid and Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe Free Report Templates Choosing a Pet for the Classroom > Teaching Techniques (webinar) Simple STEAM (webinar) Advice, Wisdom and Humor for Preschool Teachers (webinar) Research-Based Literacy Strategies for All Young Children (webinar) Nurturing Social-Emotional Learning Books to Teach Emotional and Social Skills Reading, Writing and Read-Alouds How to Complete a Functional Assessment Free Kids Books 5 Learning Strategies That Make Children Curious How to Develop Inquisitive Minds Through Science How Caregivers Can Boost Young Brains Simple Active Listening Strategies for Children Easy But Not Boring Beginning Reader Books >

  • Coming Soon! | SG Classes Online WA

    Coming Soon! NEW INTERACTIVE FORMAT FOR ONLINE CLASSES Watch for our new interactive format coming soon! Our new classes will be the same great quality content with exciting new features: ​ Interactive quizzes and activities Audio and video Improved navigation Translation options Learning resources Easy access on all devices ​ ​ ...and much more! Think of it as a tasty new topping for your favorite dessert! ;) ​ ​ Here's a sample of the many different interactive quiz questions: ​ Join our Head of the Class list to be the first to receive updates about our new classes and new format as well as special promotions and discounts!

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