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2019 Q4 Newsletter Update

VLS and ELM content updates, + 3 new FT courses coming soon

Courses covering Challenging Behaviors, Sexual Development & Behavior, and Trauma-Informed Care are anticipated Q1-2020.

30th Anniversary of the Military Child Care Act

We salute the Department of Defense in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Military Child Care Act

A huge thank you to all of the teachers and staff that work to support more than 160,000 military-connected children around the world every day.

Technology in Child Care Programs

Minimize the risk of cyberbullying, prevent exposure to explicit material, and teach digital citizenship

Child care programs must thoughtfully incorporate the use of the internet and devices into programs. New guidance is in the Safe Environments and Learning Environments courses for the T&Cs and Mgt. tracks.

2019 Q3 Newsletter Update

Latest in VLS content, technical and research updates

Check out our latest published content, our upcoming focused topics content, research, and more in our quarterly newsletter.

The Virtual Lab School featured in The EvoLLLution

Drs. Cynthia Buettner and Sarah Lang discuss VLS in online newspaper

Online newspaper, The EvoLLLution, highlights innovative approaches to 21st century higher education

Activity Rework: Infants & Toddlers Track

Activities and attachments in the IT track to be changed from PDF to HTML

As part of our efforts to continually improve the Virtual Lab School site based on user feedback and the needs of the Services, we are excited to announce the upgrade of activities in the Infants & Toddlers track.

Supporting Children’s Emotional Wellness

New Content for School-Age Staff

School-age children sometimes have multiple stressors that can lead to serious concerns of depression or suicide. New content from the VLS now provides information on identifying these risk factors.

2019 Q2 Newsletter Update

Three New Focused Topics Courses in Development

With direction from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Military Family Readiness Policy’s Children, Youth, and Families (OMFRP’s CYF) division, the Virtual Lab School (VLS) team is developing three new focused topics courses.

Collaborative Goal Setting

New Content and Self-Reflection Tool to Support Training & Curriculum Specialists

There is new content on Collaborative Goal Setting in the Learn Section of Lesson Two of the Program Management Course in the Training & Curriculum Specialist Track.

2019 Q1 Newsletter Update

VLS content updates, research updates, and ELM curriculum updates

Spring is finally here, along with new content and features!