For Educators

2017-2018 Child Care Training Schedule

General Training Information
SSDC will continue to provide free training for teachers who serve children birth to five in Davie County, unless otherwise noted below.  Please note, there is a $15 fee for teachers who serve children outside of Davie County. Payment must be received one week prior to the scheduled class.

If you must cancel, please remove yourself from the training sign up and contact Kati Lawrence at 336-751-2113 or at least 3 business days prior to the meeting. A $10 no-show fee will be charged to those that sign up for a class but do not attend. This fee must be paid before signing up for any other class through Smart Start of Davie County. Space is limited in each class and no-shows take a training opportunity away from another child care professional.

Other important training information:

  • Pre-registration is required for each class. Registration links are available at
  • Walk-in registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Admittance is not allowed after the first 15 minutes of class.
  • Children are not allowed in training area, and must be accompanied by an adult in the lobby at all times.
  • Please be courteous and turn off your cell phone during class. If you must take a phone call, please leave the training area.
  • Certificates will be awarded at the end of the training with a completed evaluation.
  • Kindness and respect for one another and the presenter are expected.

Teacher Training Opportunities

(updated 11/21/2018)


November 29, 2018

6:00 until 8:00 PM

Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County

Learn about safe sleep during this It’s SIDS class!

Presented by Brandi Patti, Child Care Health Consultant

Location: Davie County Health Department, 210 Hospital Street, Mocksville, NC 27028 (park and enter in back of building)

Sign up here: It’s SIDS

Taming the Spirited Child Using Brain Development Knowledge

December 4 & 6, 2018

6:30 until 8:30 PM each night (must attend BOTH nights)

Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County

Do you find yourself wishing for peace & tranquility for just a few minutes each day in the classroom? If you want to grasp how to keep your spirited children calm while simultaneously protecting your “last nerve” then this seminar is for you. You will gain practical knowledge to assist in bringing calm and harmony to your learning environment that yields “peace.”

Presented by Romy Allen

Location: Smart Start of Davie County

Sign up here: Taming Spirited Child

For more information on Smart Start of Davie County trainings, please contact: Kati Lawrence at 336.751.2113 or