Trainings & Events

Upcoming Events

Register for our Health Fair as a Health Vendor for Free

Our Health Fair is a FREE opportunity for families to come learn more about ways to keep their families healthy. The first 100 families to visit the health fair on August 6th will receive a free bag of school supplies. 

Families do not need to register but we need to collect information from our vendors to add them to our promotional materials. Vendors, please register below. 

Upcoming Trainings

Preventive Dental Health Practices for Young Children

August 11, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
This training will examine the preventive dental health care practices of young children. Resources for dental health and examinations in the community will also be provided.
Instructor: Deborah Massenburg, BSDH, RDH, Community Based Public Health Dental Hygienist

The Environment Rating Scales: ECERS-R

August 16, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
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 Environment Rating Scale. The expected outcome is to provide strategies that will help increase your scores.
Instructor: Ginger Jenkins, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Specialist

Playground Safety

August 23, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: In-office
This training addresses playground safety hazards, playground supervision, maintenance, and general upkeep of the outdoor learning environment, age and developmentally appropriate playground materials and equipment. This is a four hour training.
Instructor: Susan Smith & Ginger Jenkins, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Specialists

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

August 30, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
Adults who provide care for infants 12 months or younger are required to be trained in, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction practices. The Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep and SIDS Risk Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS) is the approved training that prepares childcare providers to follow their facility’s safe sleep policy.
Instructor: Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Training Coordinator

Observation Based Learning

September 6, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
For an early childhood educator, observing a child begins by noting how each child behaves, learns, reacts to new situations, and interact with other children. The expected outcome is for the early educator to use this information to inform learning experiences.
Instructor: Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Training Coordinator

Transitions

September 13, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
This training defines what a transition is and what it looks like in an early childhood classroom. Participants will also discuss why transition activities are needed, in the classroom. Teachers will be asked to identify transition times and when they should be using transitional activities.
Instructor: Susan Smith, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Specialist

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

September 20, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
Adults who provide care for infants 12 months or younger are required to be trained in, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction practices. The Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep and SIDS Risk Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS) is the approved training that prepares childcare providers to follow their facility’s safe sleep policy.
Instructor: Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Training Coordinator

Social Emotional Techniques

September 27, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
This training will provide an overview of techniques that help adults shift how they view conflict as well as how to consciously respond to challenging situation and behaviors.
Instructor: Ginger Jenkins, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Specialist

Make-it-Take it

October 4, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
This training will provide materials, ideas and techniques that can be implemented in the classroom to support and introduce children to social and emotional skills.
Instructor: Ginger Jenkins, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Specialist

Effective Lesson Planning

October 11, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
This training will provide support to teachers as they prepare lessons for daily activities. Teachers will gain a greater understanding of that their lesson is a daily guide with details of the strategies and activities to be performed during children’s learning process.
Instructor: Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

October 18, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
Adults who provide care for infants 12 months or younger are required to be trained in, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction practices. The Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep and SIDS Risk Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS) is the approved training that prepares childcare providers to follow their facility’s safe sleep policy.
Instructor: Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Training Coordinator

I am a Terrific Three-year-old!

October 25, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: In-office
This training looks at the developmentally age-appropriate growth of three year old’s such as conversing, using at least two back and forth exchanges. Asks “who”, “what,” “where” or “why” questions of adults and peers.
Instructor: Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson, SSFC Teaching and Learning Services Training Coordinator

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 pre-register for each training to attend.
  • Admittance will not be allowed after the first 10 minutes of class.
  • Kindness and respect for one another and the presenter are expected.
  • Only participants who have pre-registered for trainings will be issued a Training Certificate of Completion.
  • All participants must log into Zoom with their cameras 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 to 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 are used to certify each participant’s attendance; upon completion participants will receive a Training Certificate of Completion. We ask that the evaluation and post questionnaire be completed within five (5) business days from the date of the training to receive the Certificate. Certificates are issued the Wednesday following 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.

Missing Certificate Fee

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