RPC offers ongoing professional development and support 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.
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Forest preschools provide children with authentic nature-based education which fosters the development of the whole child, while engendering in them a love of and commitment to caring for the natural world. Join us as we embark on our journey in understanding how we can incorporate some components of forest preschools and enhance our outdoor learning environments.Register Here
Presenter: Sheri Grace
Sheri Grace, PhD is an early childhood expert, one of the founders of the Piedmont Forest Preschools and will share her vision in how she created a forest preschool. Through her partnership with other educators, children thrive in all developmental areas including STEM, literacy, and language, as well as social, emotional, creative, and physical development. The focus is self-directed play in nature, children are able to develop many skills during each activity. This opportunity integrates learning that ‘sticks’ over the long term!Register Here
Presenter: Sheri Grace
This required training explains all the parts of North Carolina’s SIDS Law. Participants will review information about when and how to use the approved waivers, how to best place a baby in bed to sleep, and other “Best Practice” recommendations. During the workshop, participants will get the needed information to create a Safe Sleep Policy, updated research about SIDS, and local health and safety resources. Participants also receive a walk-through on how to do an unresponsive infant drill and the importance for doing them regularly.
The cost for this training is $5.00 per person
Presenter: Cindy Trogdon
Credit Hours: 2
As you prepare for SACERS-U this will be a session you don’t want to miss. Feel prepared and equipped with knowledge, tools, and strategies to produce a successful SACERS score and create an environment that is both appealing and appropriate for the children and staff. Scared of the dreaded interview? Fear no more!!! Practice here. Participants will engage in strategies and activities that align their environment with best practices, NC state licensure rules and regulations as well as meet the SACERS requirements. Bring a copy of the School Age Care Environment Rating Scale booklet.Register Here
Presenters: Andee Edelson and Kristy Umfleet
Our mindsets are what guide our actions, reactions, and behaviors. This is particularly true when it comes to gaining knowledge and learning new skills. A fixed mindset equals fixed intelligence. People in this mindset will say they have no way to improve themselves. A growth mindset equals intelligence that can be developed. People with this mindset tend to work harder because they know they can improve. In this training, teachers will learn strategies to move past their fixed mindsets to grow personally and professionally.Register Here
Presenter: Carrie Becker
This course will be an introduction to Foundations, North Carolina’s Early Learning and Development expectations, how they are structured, and how to implement them in early childhood settings for children birth-five. Participants will construct the knowledge base necessary to use in supporting children in their learning and development by embedding the expectations into daily classroom planning and practice.
*Bring cash (exact amount) or check to the training. The $12.00 covers session 1 and 2
Presenters: Kristy Umfleet
Credits: .5 CEU
In this symposium, we will explore how to invite family participation through visual documentation. The focal point of visual documentation will be what most interests children in the learning community…what they would like to share with a visitor at their school.
Goals: Employ collaborative documentation among adults and children to…
- Promote authentic engagement and co-creation with each other and the materials, tools, and aspects of the environment that the child/children find most interesting
- Show children’s interests and delight in the physical space of the learning community through documentation
- Invite multiple perspectives and connections
Presenter: Jodi Wert
Credit Hours: 3
Please join us as we playfully explore the elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Participants will investigate open-ended creative methods of incorporating elemental play and exploration in programs and curricula, using approaches employed in the play work profession. This workshop is for both formal and informal educators as well as any professional who works with children and young people in outdoor settings. Please dress for the weather since the workshop will take place outdoors.
*There is no fee for the training. Activity Guide is $10.00
Presenter: Linda Kinney
Credits: .5 CEU
This session will provide updates on current and projected changes from the Division of Child Development Early Education, Health Department, Environmental Health and Children and Families First partners, Infant/Toddler and Healthy Behaviors Specialists. Open discussion to follow.Register Here
Presenter: Andee Edelson and various presenters
Credit Hours: 2