For Educators

2016-2017 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 klawrence@daviesmartstart.org 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 www.daviesmartstart.org.
  • 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 1/3/2018)

 

Communicable Disease

January 9, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County 

Hosted by: Brandi Patti, Child Care Health Consultant

Location: Davie County Health Department

LuAnn Angell, Communicable Disease Nurse, will be co-hosting this training to cover all types of communicable disease and prevention. This is a great time to learn about common childcare illnesses!

Sign up here: Communicable Disease

Sensory Processing and the Young Child

January 18, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County 

Hosted by: Susan Cujas, OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Location: Smart Start of Davie County

Susan Cujas, OTR/L, pediatric occupational therapist, will discuss normal sensory processing vs sensory processing disorder.  We will review behaviors observed when sensory processing disorder occurs leading to: over-sensitivity or under-sensitivity.   We will end the session with a list of methods and activities frequently used by the child/parent/caregiver to help the child learn to self-calm or modulate self.

Sign up here: Sensory Processing

Please, Teach Me What To Do!

January 25, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County 

Hosted by: Renae Lingafelt-Beeker, Work Family Resources

Location: Smart Start of Davie County

Learning new skills is hard, and when you’re a preschooler every skill is new. Learning to manage your own behavior can be the hardest skill of all. Teaching self-management can be an intensive process, but it’s a skill that is crucial to kindergarten readiness. When children can navigate the classroom with minimal adult assistance, they learn to take ownership of their own actions and choices, they treat others better, and are better able to calm themselves and to problem solve. Come learn the five steps to teaching self-management skills so you and your children can reap the benefits. (2 DCDEE contact hours)

Sign up here: Behavioral

It’s SIDS

February 6, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County 

Hosted by: Brandi Patti, Child Care Health Consultant

Location: Davie County Health Department

It’s SIDS is offered once per quarter by our Child Care Health Consultant. Please be sure to sign up if you are in need of this training prior to June 2018.

Sign up here: SIDS

Temperament of Infants and Toddlers: Understanding and Supporting Individual Differences

February 8, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County 

Hosted by: Melinda McCullen, Work Family Resources

Location: Smart Start of Davie County

We all have our own way of adapting and responding to the world around us. Are you distractible or persistent, sensitive or easy going? These characteristics describe temperament. During this workshop, we’ll learn about 9 temperament traits and 3 large categories used to describe most infants and toddlers. Strategies on how to care for children based on their temperament type will be shared.  We will also discuss the “goodness of fit” between your own temperament and the infants and toddlers in your care and explore the role of culture as it relates to temperament.  By understanding temperament, caregivers can provide the supports needed to help every infant and toddler feel safe and secure in the child care setting.  This training provides information that supports the ITERS-R subscales:  Space and Furnishings, Listening and Talking and Interactions and Program Structure.  (DCDEE 2,3,4,8)

Sign up here: Temperaments

Oral Health

February 13, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County 

Hosted by: Brandi Patti, Child Care Health Consultant

Location: Davie County Health Department

Beckie Boulton, Public Health Dental Hygienist from the Division of Public Health – Oral Health Section will be teaching an exciting class about oral health in child care.  This is a great time to get new ideas and questions answered.

Sign up here: Oral Health

For more information on Smart Start of Davie County trainings, please contact: Kati Lawrence at 336.751.2113 or klawrence@daviesmartstart.org.