Origins Learning Community

Child Development Associates (CDA) Classes Spring/Summer 2020

 We are now enrolling for our Spring/Summer 2020 CDA Classes at the Houston Chinese Community Center. Spaces are limited, so contact us today! 

(​Dates for these trainings have been postponed due to the corona-virus. We will update you on the new class dates as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.)

Sat

April 18th,2020

9:30-4:00

Welcome to Your CDA- Get to know your fellow classmates, CDA mentors and your CDA learning materials.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

April 25th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Safety and Supervision- Learn how to create safe learning environments for young children according to state laws. Discover fun ways to model safety for and teach safety to young children.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

May 2nd, 2020

9:30-4:00

Health and Nutrition- Learn about state laws for keeping children healthy, fun ways to educate children about health and nutrition and modeling healthy behavior with young children. 

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

May 9th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Learning Environments- Learn how to create beautiful, inclusive and educational play-based learning environments for young children. Discover dynamic ways to connect with the children and bring their learning to the next level.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

May 16th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Physical and Adaptive Skills- Learn about important milestones in young children's physical and adaptive development and how to best support those milestones. Discover how these important skills support social-emotional development and cognitive development. Be prepared to move and grove!

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

May 23rd, 2020

9:30-4:00

Cognitive Skills- Here we focus on sensory, science, mathematics and technology. Learn about creating dynamic learning centers that will motivate young children to want to learn critical thinking skills ad strengthen their executive functions. 

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

May 30th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Creative- Focusing on art, dramatic play and block activities, learn why allowing children to use their imagination, experiment with materials and create their own open ended art supports emotion regulation skills, positive self-esteem and cognitive development skills. Be prepared to have fun and get messy!

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

June 6th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Communication- Learn how language/ literacy activities an be woven throughout all areas of curriculum all day long, giving children opportunities to reach important milestones while building their self-confidence. Discover new ideas for creating beautiful language/ literacy centers in your classroom.  

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

June 13th, 2020

9:30-4:00

The Child's Sense of Self- Discover how you can help young children feel emotionally safe, practice managing their emotions and build positive self-esteem by honoring their family home culture, individuality and celebrating their strengths.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

June 20th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Social Life of the Child- Just as we are responsible for supporting children's cognitive, language, physical and creative development, we must guide them on how to interact with others in the classroom environment. Learn important teaching practices and curriculum activities for helping young children reach social milestones throughout the school day.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

June 27th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Guidance Practices- With our help, children can learn how to solve social problems and work along-side others in a globally diverse and inclusive world. Learn teaching strategies for creating peaceful, joyful classrooms where problems and mistakes are seen as learning opportunities and children are guided by love and patience.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

July 11th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Partnering with Families- Partnering with families is vital to children's positive self-esteem, ability to control their emotions and ability to learn academic skills. Discover ways to connect and communicate with families, building trust.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

July 18th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Classroom Management and Professionalism- Throughout the course you have learned about managing a classroom program, using observation tools to support children's learning, and what it means to be a professional. Now we will put it all together, adding the final few pieces of the puzzle. DEcide which observation tools are right for you. Fine tune your classroom program management skills. Learn how you can advocate for young children families and the early childhood profession. DEfine yourself as a professional.

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036

Sat

July 25th, 2020

9:30-4:00

Celebrating Your Accomplishments- Celebrate your accomplishments so far and learn about the next steps on your CDA journey. This is a potluck celebration. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share! 

Houston Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive; Houston, TX. 77036