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Training

We offer ongoing professional development for early educators in Randolph County to ensure licensed centers and homes meet state requirements for staff certification and training as well as enhance the quality of early care and education.

Training is offered for early educators who work with children birth–5 years, with extended training opportunities for school age care, and work in child care programs or family child care homes in Randolph and neighboring counties.

To register for a class or series, please complete and submit our registration form.  Training Form

Jan
23
Thu
Nurturing the Brain SESSION I Toxic Stress and Early Brain Development @ Randleman Community Center
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nurturing the Brain SESSION I Toxic Stress and Early Brain Development @ Randleman Community Center

Nurturing the Brain: Buffering Toxic Stress through Responsive Relationships
A 3-Part Series

Developed by Betty Rintoul, Ph.D., Encouraging Connections

Recent research has made it increasingly clear that adverse experiences during the period of birth to five years have an enduring impact on the developing brain and body. This three-part training is an introduction to toxic stress and ways young children can be protected by caring early relationships. The first unit introduces the topic of ―toxic stress‖ and its impact; the second unit explores some ways parents and caregivers can protect and heal children from these effects through responsive relationships.

Session I-Toxic Stress and Early Brain Development
This session will provide an overview of what the American Academy of Pediatrics terms “toxic stress” and how the neurobiology of stress and trauma can create long-term problems in children’s development, affecting attention, memory and impulse control.

Credits: 2.0
Presenter: Aviva Starr

Jan
28
Tue
Lunch & Learn for Faith Community Leaders @ Randolph Partnership for Children
Jan 28 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Lunch & Learn for Faith Community Leaders @ Randolph Partnership for Children

Our January 2020 Lunch & Learn at the Partnership is for Randolph County’s faith leaders. Pastors, associate pastors, priests, Sunday school administrators, church preschool and child care directors, and other interested faith leaders in our community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Participants will receive an overview of the state of young children in Randolph County, learn a few key facts about early brain development, be introduced to The Basics Randolph, and learn ways to support young children and families in their congregations and communities.

Lunch provided. Kindly RSVP by Friday, January 24 by emailing Micki Bare at mbare@randolphkids.org, calling her at 336-629-2128 ext. 12, or completing and submitting a training registration form.

Lunch & Learn AGENDA Registration Form

Exploration & Discovery for Tiny Tots: Project Experience for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos SESSION I @ Archdale Public Library
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Exploration & Discovery for Tiny Tots: Project Experience for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos SESSION I @ Archdale Public Library

Learn how to incorporate the interests of our infants, toddlers, and twos with Reggio Inspired Projects. This training will provide you with a step-by-step process of the best way to create a meaningful project that is fun and engaging and creates connections and relationships through the materials we offer our youngest learners. It will answer questions that you have for introducing various and unique materials, using your own resources, and working with families as a way to collaborate with the community. Let go of your fear and embrace the endless possibilities.

Credits: 2.0
Presenters: Andee Edelson, Scarlet Welborn

Jan
30
Thu
Puppetry, Props, and Parades: Puppets Talk, Children Listen @ Randolph Arts Guild
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Puppetry, Props, and Parades: Puppets Talk, Children Listen @ Randolph Arts Guild

The expressiveness and dramatization of puppets have been used to educate, heal and inform children and adults for thousands of years. They draw children in and encourage them to be actively involved in the learning process and share their thoughts, observations and what they have learned. Join guest artist, Cara Bevin, for the ideal puppetry making training using fabric, wood, foam, cardboard and many recycled materials to create irresistible puppets to embellish storytelling and enchant parade participants as we prepare for the “Week of the Young Child” zootopia puppet parade.

Credits: 2
Presenter: Cara Bevan

Feb
3
Mon
Family Style Dining at My Center? @ Archdale Public Library
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Style Dining at My Center? @ Archdale Public Library

Yes, you can implement Family Style Dining and still have order in the classroom!
If you have been thinking about the possibility of introducing FSD to your children but are hesitant because you are not sure it can be done without chaos and contamination, then this is the training for you! Learn about the many benefits FSD has to offer for children, families, teachers and ECE programs and how to get started to ensure success from the start.
Preparation is crucial for a successful transition to Family Style Dining and this training will start you on your way.

Light dinner provided
Credits: 2.5
Presenters: Patty Sullivan, Meredith Shields

Feb
4
Tue
CPR/First Aid Recertification @ Randolph County Public Health
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Payment must be made (Cash or Check payable to Randolph County Health Department) directly to the Randolph County Health Department.
Register through Randolph Partnership for Children, but bring payment to the class.
This training is open to Randolph County Child Care Providers ONLY.
Presenter: Cindy Trogdon

CPR/First Aid Recertification @ Randolph County Public Health
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Payment must be made (Cash or Check payable to Randolph County Health Department) directly to the Randolph County Health Department.
Register through Randolph Partnership for Children, but bring payment to the class.
This training is open to Randolph County Child Care Providers ONLY.
Presenter: Cindy Trogdon

Feb
12
Wed
Inspired Teachers Meeting @ To Be Announced
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Inspired Teachers Meeting @ To Be Announced

Inspired Teachers is open to any and all teachers who would like to begin or continue their exploration into the Reggio Emilia Philosophy. During the meetings, we share resources, explore provocations, go on tours, and have open discussions about our Reggio journeys. The meeting locations change based on the interest of the group and each meeting is a new experience!

Please let us know if you would like to be added to the emails and we will keep you updated.

Credits: 1.5
Presenters: Scarlet Welborn, Kristy Umfleet

Feb
13
Thu
Hazardous Materials Safety and Transportation Safety @ Randolph Public Health
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hazardous Materials Safety and Transportation Safety @ Randolph Public Health

Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials and the Appropriate Disposal of Biocontaminants and Precautions in Transporting Children

This course will teach how early educators can minimize exposure to hazardous materials and toxic substances. Participants will learn to identify and avoid common indoor hazards to keep both adults and children safe in child care. Participants will learn about NC Child Care and NC Sanitation rules regarding safe use of and storage of hazardous materials and toxic substances.
Participants will also learn about the safe transportation of children for routine and special occasion travel. They will learn how to keep children and other passengers safe while in a car, bus, or while walking. Participants will also learn about safe driving practices and vehicle safety.
This training meets the NC Child Care Rule for Health and Safety training requirements and provides 2 contact hours toward in-service training.

Open to Randolph County providers ONLY.
Light dinner provided.
Credits: 2.0
Presenter: Cindy Trogdon

Feb
17
Mon
ZUMBA® for Early Educators @ Chaires Studio 55
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
ZUMBA® for Early Educators @ Chaires Studio 55

Take your kids on a musical journey around the globe and meet your own fitness goals by adding some ZUMBA® dancing to your classroom routine! In this course, participants will learn basic steps from the four core dance rhythms from Latin America that are the foundation of Zumba: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, and Reggaeton. These steps will be taught using songs for Adult Zumba classes and Zumba Kids classes.
No prior dance experience required in this judgment free zone! We will also practice some fun American pop songs that children love. Teachers will learn how to incorporate dance into parts of their everyday routine such as circle time, holiday lessons, free centers, and transitions to and from the classroom. Teachers will also learn how to include cultural awareness lessons to circle time, center play, and structured small group activities.
These lessons will focus on countries in Latin America. Information will be given on adult Zumba classes available in the community to improve teachers’ physical health. Information will also be given on how to set up an official Zumba Kids class at teachers’ child care centers.
Please wear comfortable clothes and exercise shoes.
Please bring a bottle of water and a snack.
Let’s get moving!

Credits: 1.5
Presenter: Katie Rose