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Directors’ Institute

The Directors’ Institute provides a forum for Randolph County child care directors to come together and discuss topics that impact their centers and their roles as directors. It is a support network for sharing ideas and building relationships in order to form a more cohesive early childhood community in Randolph County.

A wide range of topics is offered related to center management and promoting current, evidence-based practices in child development. Examples include staff recruitment and retention, child assessment, teacher evaluation, curriculum planning, creating and/or enhancing outdoor learning environments, updates on childcare policy, trauma-sensitive programming, and more.

For the 2019-20 school year, the Directors’ Institute will meet once in each of the following months: September, November, January, March, and May. Meetings are scheduled from 12-2 p.m. Dates, locations, and topics are announced on the training calendar.

Our early educators are a close-knit, supportive community. Through our Directors’ Institute and other events for directors, we become unified in our beliefs and goals as we work together to continue to advance high-quality child care programs. If you operate a childcare or preschool program in or near Randolph County, we’d love to have you join us!


There is no cost for Directors’ Institute participation.


This group is primarily for Randolph County child care directors. Participation also extends to support staff as well as child care centers in neighboring counties.


See the training calendar for upcoming events. RSVP directly to the Partnership when interested in attending, or complete a registration form. 
Registration Form



Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson

Early Childhood Specialist

Kristy Umfleet

Kristy Umfleet

Director of Child Care Services