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 9/13/2018)

Early Childhood Educator’s Conference

Purposeful Play

October 6, 2018

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County

Join us for the 3rd annual Early Childhood Educator’s Conference sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County! On October 6, you will be able to earn 5 DCDEE contact hours with some great presenters! Each participant will also enjoy lunch and receive a goody bag. Cost is only $10 for those who teach in Davie County and $15 for those teaching outside of Davie County. Keynote speaker this year will be  Emily Ballance, talking to you about How to Reduce Stress, Survive and Thrive with Humor!

Remember that class assignments are not guaranteed until payment is received.

Location: First United Methodist Church

310 North Main Street | Mocksville, NC 27028

Registration: Purposeful Play 

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November 13 & 15, 2018

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

Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County

FLIP-It is a strategy anyone can use to address challenging behaviors. It is a simple 4 step process (Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts) that transforms best practice into a strategy that is easy to remember and applicable in a variety of situations.

Join us for a two night training and learn how you can best help with challenging behaviors in your classroom!

Presented by Kati Lawrence, Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Location: Smart Start of Davie County

Sign up here: FLIP-It


September 13, 2018

6:00 until 7:00 PM

Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County

Please be sure to sign up for this training if you will need to have SIDS training prior to January 2019.

Presented by Brandi Patti, Child Care Health Consultant

Location: Smart Start of Davie County

Sign up here: It’s SIDS

CPR / First Aid

October 11, 2018

6:00 until 8:00 PM

Sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County

Cost of CPR / First Aid is $4 for card.

Presented by Brandi Patti, Child Care Health Consultant

Location: Smart Start of Davie County

Sign up here: CPR/FA

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