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Demystifying the Environment Rating Scales Join us for a rare opportunity to get the entire ERS training completed in one day! *This training will be located at Eliada Child Development* Part ONE - Overview: 9:30 - 11:30am An overview of the Environment Rating Scales: ITERS-R and ECERS-R. The first part of this two-part training will focus on the scales’ format, general content and scoring. Participants will learn to use the ITERS-R and ECERS-R as a powerful tool to improve the quality of their classrooms. Part TWO - ITERS-R: 12:30 - 2:30pm We will focus on the characteristics of the ITERS-R scale, address common concerns and low-scoring areas, explain key terms used throughout the scale and explore ways that infant and toddler teachers…Find out more »
American Red Cross CPR & First Aid - Adult & Child Tina Hill Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm $25.00 Infant, Child, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid will be covered in this 4 hour training. Participants will be certified in the American Red Cross Child & Adult CPR & First Aid upon successful completion of the course. The training will start on time and participants who arrive late will not be given credit for the class and no refund will be given. There are only 20 spaces available for this CPR & First Aid training. If you have any questions, please email or call Stacy Lutz-Ovies at [email protected] or 828.407.2066.Find out more »
Introduction to Child Care Are you a teacher for the first time and feeling overwhelmed by the various pieces of child care? Perhaps you have thought about a career in early education but are unsure of the possibilities? This workshop is made for you! In this 1.5 hour session we will discuss the ins & outs of child care & early education. We will identify various roles, responsibilities, and opportunities available for you. We will discuss how to prioritize your work, reach out for additional resources, and learn more about the overall system that supports early education. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-child-care-tickets-36075302200 Stacy Lutz-Ovies, Early Childhood Program Consultant, BPFC Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:15 – 7:45pm $7.50 1.5 CHCsFind out more »
Square Peg in a Round Hole: Improving Circle Time Are you tired of the same old circle time games and activities? Is it hard to keep your little wiggly friends engaged? Join us for some new approaches and techniques about circle time! You will be given hands-on experience in creating and implementing meaningful, developmentally-appropriate child-centered strategies for toddlers and pre-k children. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/square-peg-in-a-round-hole-improving-circle-time-tickets-35791647782 Stevie Alverson, Early Childhood Program Consultant, Buncombe Partnership for Children Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:15 - 7:45pm $7.50 1.5 CHCsFind out more »
North Carolina Foundations of Early Learning & Development This training will provide participants with an introduction to Foundations, North Carolina’s new Early Learning and Development expectations, how they are structured, and how to implement them in early childhood setting. Participants will construct the knowledge by embedding the expectations in daily classroom planning and practice. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-carolina-foundations-of-early-learning-development-tickets-36419104522 Cathy Finn & Stevie Alverson, BPFC Monday, September 11 - 6:15 - 8:45pm AND Monday, September 18 - 6:15 - 8:45pm *You must attend both days* .5 CEU or 5.0 CHCs Cost: $25.00Find out more »
Director's Meeting: I Have This Kid...Now What? Have you ever wondered how to get the help you need for a particular child in your center? It can be confusing to know exactly where to turn, but the individuals on this panel will help you do just that. We will have representatives from the Early Intervention program (CDSA), Sunshine Project, Early Childhood Mental Health and Buncombe County Schools Pre-school Special Services here to share information about the specific services they offer and to answer your questions. A late lunch and time for networking will be provided! Please RSVP by 11am on Monday, September 11 so we can have an accurate count for lunch. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/directors-meeting-i-have-this-kidnow-what-tickets-36736919114 Tuesday, September 12, 2017…Find out more »
Growing your Garden: A Training Series for Early Childhood Educators Having challenges trying to start gardening with your preschoolers? Come discover innovative approaches to gardening, resources to get you started, local procurement and curriculum to move your gardening goals to the next level in this dynamic hands-on gardening series for teachers and directors. Take one class or sign up for them all. Each class will offer tools, tips, and knowledgeable instructors. Various Instructors including but not limited to Natasha Bowden, Growing Minds, Sow Tru Seeds, Jackie's Naturally, etc. 6:15 - 8:15pm $25.00 for whole series or $10.00 for each class 6 CHCs total or 2 CHCs each Click here to register for the series: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-your-garden-a-training-series-for-early-childhood-educators-tickets-36607447862 Thursday, September 14, 2017 - What is…Find out more »
What is Farm to Preschool? Where do I begin with making a garden with my class? Or how do I start buying locally grown food for snacks or additions to our menu? In this first class of the gardening series we will look at available resources and talk about how each class in the series can build upon itself or be taken individually. You will also leave with a Farm to Preschool tool kit and growing guides for child care centers. We will discuss what Farm to Preschool really is, how to get started with interesting stories & pictures of successfully started gardens, using local resources, & lessons learned. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-farm-to-preschool-tickets-36607866113 Save money & register for the whole…Find out more »
FCCH Meeting; Dinner & Resources It is time for the quarterly Family Child Care Home gathering and dinner! Have you ever wondered how to get the help you need for a particular child? It can be confusing to know exactly where to turn. We will have representatives from various county agencies here to share information about the specific services they offer and to answer your questions. Dinner and time for networking will be provided! Please RSVP by 12pm on Tuesday, September 12 so we can have an accurate count for dinner. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fcch-meeting-dinner-resources-tickets-36801570488 Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:15 – 8.15pm FREE! 1.5 CHCsFind out more »
Playground Safety This workshop will satisfy the current playground safety course requirement. Four specific areas will be addressed: Playground safety hazards, playground supervision, maintenance and general upkeep of the outdoor area, and developmentally appropriate equipment. The last hour of the workshop will include an outdoor visit to the playground SO PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playground-safety-tickets-36106880652 Located at the First Prebyterian Church in downtown Asheville, 40 Church St., Asheville, NC 28801. Anya Robyak - Early Childhood Program Consultant, BPFC Monday, September 18, 2017 3:00 - 7:00pm 4 CHCs Cost: $20.00Find out more »