Defiance College, YWCA collaborate on early childhood professional development day

April 13, 2018

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College and the YWCA of Northwest Ohio are collaborating to offer an Early Childhood Professional Development Day on Monday, May 7, on the DC campus.

The sessions are designed for teachers, paraprofessionals, and college students. Sessions are free and participants can acquire up to six hours of Ohio Approved hours.

Sessions will include:

  • 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Early Learning and Development Standards Level 1, a three-hour overview of ELDS
  • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), An Integrated Approach to Learning
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Preschool 101, Effective Behavior Management
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Exploring STEAM-Related Outdoor Preschool Experiences

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Serrick Campus Center.

Registration can be done online at:

Registration for each session is required prior to the event. For more information, contact the YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral at 419-255-5519 or Defiance College at 419-783-2324.

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts-based institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is