Training Schedule

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Smart Start of Forsyth County Training Expectations

We encourage all participants to make an effort to adhere to the training expectations outlined below:

  • Each Participant must preregister for each training, to attend.
  • Only participants who have preregistered for trainings will be issued a Training Certificate of Completion.
  • All participants must log into Zoom with their camera’s turned on (members of groups on one device must be visible) to receive credit for attendance.
  • Cameras must remain on during the training, if you must step away, please post in chat inform the presenter.
  • Please type your name, position/title, and name of childcare facility in the chat box (this will also be utilized as a sign in at the beginning and end of each training).
  • Participants’ interaction and participation with the presenter will be greatly appreciated.
  • Complete the required pre-survey (with demographic info).
  • Each training participant must complete the training evaluation with the post-questionnaire (this will help SSFC determine the effectiveness of the training and inform decisions for future trainings).

*The pre-survey and training evaluation with post-questionnaire is used to certify each participants attendance, upon completion participants will receive a Training Certificate of Completion.  We ask that the evaluation and post questionnaire be completed within in five (5) business days from the date of the training, to receive the Certificate. Certificates are issued the following Wednesday after the training and emailed to the email address provided in the registration.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and considering Smart Start of Forsyth County for your training needs.

Upcoming Trainings

7820 North Point Boulevard, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

*Environment Rating Scale ECERS

*In Office

October 5, 2021 @6:30pm

What area(s) have you experienced low ratings in during the environment rating assessment?  This workshop is designed to provide support for the low scoring areas on the scale.  You will be able to ask questions and receive answers as it relates to the ERS.  The goal is to provide strategies that will help increase your scores.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Amy Queen SSFC Teaching & Learning Specialist

Strategies to Support Children’s Social Emotional Behavior

*In Office

October 12, 2021 @3:30pm

How can teachers support children’s social emotional behavior?   Teachers can support children’s social and emotional health by establishing trusting relationships respectful relationship.  This training will address how teachers can intentionally teach and enhance social emotional skills using strategies to teach and reinforce positive behaviors.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Amy Queen SSFC Teaching & Learning Specialist

Applying Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory – Part 1

*Virtual

October 19, 2021 @6:30pm

How does the home, school, and community impact children? What do teachers need to consider when working with children? What role does the parent’s workplace play in a child’s school performance? Join us to connect the dots between Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory and everyday life in the classroom.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Natasha Spellman Birth-Kindergarten Education Faculty, Winston-Salem State University

Applying Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory – Part 2

*Virtual

October 26, 2021 @6:30pm

In Part 2 of the training, the levels of Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory will be examined in depth. This is an interactive training in which participants will create and analyze scenarios that may relate to the children and families served in early childhood classrooms.

1 in-service training hours

Instructor: Natasha Spellman Birth-Kindergarten Education Faculty, Winston-Salem State University

Invisible Sentence: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents

*Virtual

November 2, 2021 @6:30pm

16,000. Come learn more about the significance of this number. Melissa Radcliff, program director at Our Children's Place of Coastal Horizons Center, will share what the program has learned about children of incarcerated and returning parents and work to create a community where they are acknowledged, supported, and encouraged to share their stories. Our Children's Place is a statewide program committed to the children of incarcerated and returning parents. They strive to be the leading North Carolina advocate and educational resource focused on these children and the need for a statewide response to ensure their well-being.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Melissa Radcliff

ITS SIDS

*In Office

November 9, 2021 @6:30pm

Meets DCDEE safe sleep training for teachers and/or administrators while working with infants. Participants will learn about best practices and receive information how to create a safe sleep policy, how to use waivers, hear updated research about SIDS, and local health and safety resources as well as learn what to do if you come upon an unresponsive infant and how to conduct drills

2 in-service training hours

Instructor: Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson, Teaching & Learning Specialist Team Lead

Pre-K Curriculum

*In Office

November 16, 2021 @6:30pm

This training will be an overview of what a developmentally appropriate Curriculum looks like for a Pre-K classroom based on children’s interest.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Susan Smith SSFC Teaching & Learning Specialist

Missing Certificate Fee

Once you have paid the fee, we will mail you the letter of certification.

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