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July 2019

Reconnect for Resilience (6-session format)

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - August 26 @ 6:00 pm
Firestorm Books, 610 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Reconnect for Resilience @ Firestorm Books Mondays: July 15, 22, 29, August 12, 19 and 26, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm 12 CHCs  $250.00 (Free for Early Childhood Professionals) Light dinner provided The Reconnect for Resilience™ program teaches seven tools for people to use during stressful times in their lives. The tools are for anyone to use during hard times, no matter what their age or level of education. Science shows us that stress can lead to chronic sickness in our bodies, like high…

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Calm down! Creating Outdoor Spaces to Support Emotional Regulation

July 18 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

Join SHAPE NC Specialist Natasha Bowden in learning the how and why of creating outdoor play spaces that calm, engage, and support children and staff in both infant/toddler and 3-5 year old play spaces. You will learn about calming centers, alone spaces, sensory/therapeutic gardens, angry areas, and social interaction areas such as the music center and buddy benches.  You will explore how these support children with regulation disorders, children on the spectrum, or those who have suffered/are currently suffering trauma…

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August 2019

Playground Safety @Asheville Primary School

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Asheville Primary School, 441 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC, Meeting Room: The Nest
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

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. Anya Robyak – Early Childhood Program Consultant, BPFC **Located at Asheville Primary School. Please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive, find parking, and navigate to the classroom…

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Asheville Adventure Play at Get Off the Grid Day

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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Get off the Grid Festival (Ticketed Entry!) https://getoffthegridfest.wordpress.com/

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Train the Trainer (for Technical Assistant Professionals)

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Randolph Center Senior Adults Association, Inc., 347 West Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC 27204 United States
$30.00

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Train the Trainer Tuesday, August 20th, 10am-3pm (optional tour of The Growing Place breastfeeding room & facility from 3-4pm) 5 CHCs $30.00 (lunch and snacks included) The Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care (BFCC) Initiative promotes widespread implementation of breastfeeding support in child care settings. Breastfeeding provides the healthiest start in life for infants, but children who are routinely cared for by someone other than their parents are less likely to be breastfed. This training with offer Technical…

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Q&A for Technical Assistants on all things ERS

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

Thursday, August 22, 2019 1-4 pm BPFC Training Room  Lia Rucker  M.EdState Anchor, NC Rated License Assessment Project   For DCDEE Consultants, TAs, PD providers, CCHCs: The Environment Rating Scales have been used for many years in our state. Even so, there are still areas that continue to be challenging and/or confusing. During this session NCRLAP staff will share responses to some of the commonly asked questions received from technical assistance professionals across the state. However, the primary purpose of this…

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Emergency Preparedness and Response

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - September 5 @ 3:30 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$12.50

Emergency Preparedness & Response Please note: This is NOT the training required for the Health & Safety trainings. This training is required for one designated staff member per site and pertains to the site EPR plan. Presenter: Chrissy Wolfe, MAHEC Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1:00pm-3:30pm *You must attend both days & complete the assigned homework* 2.5 CHCs total Cost:  $12.50 The NC Child Care Commission approved new rules that went into effect on July 1, 2015.  The rules require that all licensed…

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September 2019

Child Care Business Basics Fall 2019

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$125.00

Child Care Business Basics Developed by Self-Help Credit Union Begins: Wednesday, September 11, 2019, runs every Wednesday through October 30, 2019. 1:00-5:00PM** Cost:  $125.00 30 CHCs awarded upon completion of entire course Complete Dates: September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.    Whether you are considering starting or expanding a home or center-based child care business, or you are a provider interested in strengthening the business side of your existing child care center, Child Care…

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Starting a Family Child Care Home

September 12 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

Starting a Family Child Care Home Informational Session Did you know that in the past year, Buncombe County/Asheville has lost close to 130 child care slots? Families typically have to get on long wait lists to find child care, sometimes before their babies are even born. As a result, these caretakers have to send their children to neighbors or other family, change working hours, or even leave the workforce all together, which has huge impacts on our community. You can…

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Demystifying the Environment Rating Scales: ECERS

September 17 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$10.00

Demystifying the Environment Rating Scales Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:15-8:15pm 2 CHCs This training will focus on the characteristics of the ECERS-R scale, address common concerns and low-scoring areas, explain key terms used throughout the scale and explore ways that preschool teachers and administrators can use the ECERS-R to increase the everyday quality of their classrooms. FAQs Is my registration transferrable? Things happen! If for some reason you are unable to attend this training after you have registered, you may…

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ITS-SIDS

September 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$7.50

This workshop will address the North Carolina Child Care Licensing regulation related to care of an infant (12 months or younger) in a center or home. Included will be an overview of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and procedures that need to be consistently practiced that will reduce the likelihood of SIDS occurring in child care programs. Chrissy Wolfe, Health Consultant, MAHEC Monday, September 23, 2019 6:15pm – 7:45pm @ Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Drive $7.50 1.5 CHCs…

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Lunch and Learn: NC ECE Shared Resources

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - September 27 @ 1:30 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00-1:30pm FREE! Bring your lunch and join Kim Rowe, from Child Care Resources, as she discusses the benefits of subscribing to NC ECE Shared Resources, an easy-to-use, online web platform. A sample of the services offered through this subscription include: access to a job board, finance and accounting supports, and curriculum and classroom resources. Information about comprehensive services and subscription prices will be available.   Questions? Call/email Stevie Alverson (828.407.2058, stevie@buncombepfc.org). *Directors* – You can attend ANY…

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Stay and Play Outside All Day: ECERS and the Outdoors

September 26 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$10.00

Many providers want children to spend more time outdoors but are concerned about how this could affect items in the ECERS-R. In this session, we will discuss ways to increase time outdoors while still meeting the requirements of the ECERS-R. We will give examples from real programs, review resources, and answer your questions. Natasha Bowden, SHAPE NC Specialist  September 26th, 6:15-8:15pm 2 CHCs    *Directors* – Starting in 2017, you can attend ANY training for free if one or more of…

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October 2019

Storytelling Story Acting Workshop with Pat Tuttle

October 15 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$10.00

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:15-8:15pm Pat Tuttle Children love to tell stories.  They make up stories as they play, they greet you every morning with, “Teacher, guess what?”, and they make friends and connect with their classmates through stories and interests. What can you do with these entertaining stories and how do they become learning opportunities and a part of your daily curriculum? Join us as we combine play, children’s stories, and literacy strategies to give preschool teachers and directors a no…

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Conscious Discipline Cohort 2019-2020

October 24, 2019 @ 2:55 pm - April 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Estes Elementary, 275 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
$50.00

Consious Discipline Cohort Join Buncombe Partnership for Children Child Care Resource and Referral as we facilitate the Conscious Discipline Online Training! We will meet at Estes Elementary to work together as a team to watch the hour-long course, and follow up with collaborative questions/conversation/planning. This is a great way to be part of a professional learning community and grow your leadership skills as you share information and mentor your peers through Conscious Discipline. Please take note of the location for…

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November 2019

ITS-SIDS

November 18 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$7.50

This workshop will address the North Carolina Child Care Licensing regulation related to care of an infant (12 months or younger) in a center or home. Included will be an overview of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and procedures that need to be consistently practiced that will reduce the likelihood of SIDS occurring in child care programs. Chrissy Wolfe, Health Consultant, MAHEC Monday, November 18, 2019 6:15pm – 7:45pm @ Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Drive $7.50 1.5 CHCs…

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December 2019

Emergency Preparedness and Response

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$12.50

Emergency Preparedness & Response Please note: This is NOT the training required for the Health & Safety trainings. This training is required for one designated staff member per site and pertains to the site EPR plan. Presenter: Chrissy Wolfe, MAHEC Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 1:00pm-3:30pm 2.5 CHCs total Cost:  $12.50 The NC Child Care Commission approved new rules that went into effect on July 1, 2015.  The rules require that all licensed facilities complete the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care…

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