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October 2021

Classrooms as the Third Teacher

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teachers, directors and assistants will learn unique ways to use their classroom as the third teacher, to help facilitate children learning through play both indoors and outdoors.   2 DCDEE Credits Trainer: Jamie Guagliano $10

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November 2021

Observing and Recording Behaviors

November 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - January 2, 2022 @ 8:30 pm

Observation and recording of behaviors plays an important role in early childhood education classrooms.  Participants will learn about the importance of observation and recording, proper techniques, appropriate uses and of course, confidentiality  concerning observation and recording of children in early childhood classrooms.  Participants will receive take home materials and practice recording skills during this session. 2 DCDEE Credits Trainer: Cathy Stewart $10

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Its SIDS

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Developed by the NC Healthy Start Foundation's ITS-SIDS Project, this session meets state requirements for ITS-SIDS training, and will explain all the parts of North Carolina’s SIDS Law. Participants will learn to reduce the risk of SIDS through safe sleep practices for infants, as we review Safe Sleep Policy guidelines, NC Division of Child Development and Early Education licensing rules, information about when and how to use approved waivers, how to best place a baby in bed to sleep, and…

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A Focus on Recruitment and Retainment in Early Childhood (For Directors Only)

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This training is for directors only and will focus on approaches to retainment and recruitment in the Early Childhood field.  Topics discussed will be low to no cost benefits packages, methods of advertising open positions and ways to increase staff moral.  Directors will complete a hands on activity to bring back to their facilities.     2 DCDEE Credits Trainer: Jamie Guagliano

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Virtual Protective Factor Training

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

How do we prevent child abuse and neglect? One way is by increasing the protective factors. The protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. These attributes serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress. Research has shown that the protective factors are linked to a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect. Trainer: Prevent Child…

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Virtual Protective Factor Training

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

How do we prevent child abuse and neglect? One way is by increasing the protective factors. The protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. These attributes serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress. Research has shown that the protective factors are linked to a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect. Trainer: Prevent Child…

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Learning is Happening Right Before Your Eyes: Seeing and Supporting Infant and Toddler Cognitive Development

November 30 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm

   Many adults still think of babies as helpless and simply a "clean slate." If you watch infants and toddlers closely, you will see that they are engaged in thoughts and actions of discovery and learning in almost every waking moment. These thoughts and actions are the complex learning processes and abilities we will discuss as we define "cognitive development." We will further describe cognitive development in terms of six different types of discoveries infants and toddlers make when exploring…

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