Community outreach and training are essential components of the mission of Florissa. Staff of Florissa provide training and seminars on a variety of topics for caregivers, daycare providers, educators, first responders, physicians, and other professionals in the community.
Upcoming trainings and seminars will be posted on the Calendar of Events of the Florissa web site. They will also be promoted through the center’s Facebook page. Trainings of note that will be coming up in the near future include the following:
- On September 27th, Florissa and EasterSeals will cohost a training on the Illinois Assistive Technology Program or IATP. The presenter of this training will provide an overview of the program, what they are able to offer and how parents and guardians can utilize IATP. They will also discuss what to consider when choosing assistive technology devices.
- On Wednesday, October 25th, Family Matters and Florissa will co-host “Finding Support in the Educational Rights Guide” training in the KSB Private Dining Room, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided. There will be no child care. More details will follow.
- On March 23rd, Florissa and Starnet will host a training (from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM) on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS), which is designed to assess process quality by looking at what children directly experience in their Early Childhood classroom. This training will introduce participants to the newly updated ECERS tool (the ECERS-3) which will be used to assess Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion programs.
In the near future, Florissa will be announcing details about their annual April training. This past April (2017), Florissa sponsored two days of training with Paula Kluth at Sauk Valley Community College (cafeteria).
If you have interest in hosting a training session on a specific topic please contact Laura Watters of Florissa directly at (815) 288-1905.