Group Trainings for Child Care Staff

Does your Child Care Staff or Group Need Training? QCC can come to your program to deliver Bright From the Start Approved trainings to your staff. Earn two training hours for each topic, unless indicated otherwise. If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a training at your program, contact Menyuan Smith at or (404) 479-4167.

COST: $250 per topic up to 30 people; $350 per topic 31-50 people. Save $50 by signing up for 3 topics: $700 for up to 30 people; $1,000 for 31-50 people

Health and Safety Training

  • Blueprint for a Healthy Start: Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood (4 hrs)
  • Cost Effective Shopping
  • Eco-Healthy Child Care
  • Family Style Meals
  • Food Intolerances and Allergies
  • G is for Germ: Infectious Disease Control
  • Injury Prevention
  • Introduction to Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Menu Planning and Food Safety (4 hrs)


Child Development

  • Cardboard Kingdoms & Mud Pies: Learning through Play Experiences (I)
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) training (120 hrs)
  • Creating Order out of Chaos! Developing Daily Schedules and Routines
  • Learning Centers: Dramatic Play, Art and Literacy… what else and where do I put it all?
  • Let the Child Lead: Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Child Care
  • Linking Lesson Planning to Development (I)
  • Standards 101:  How to Use the GELDS


Activity Training

  • From Boring to Exploring
  • Intermediate Strategies to Support Language & Literacy
  • Little Artist
  • Math Beyond 1, 2, 3
  • Read it Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool
  • Snakes, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails: Wonderful World of Science
  • The Sound of Music


Administration Training

  • 40 Hour Director Training:  ABC’s of Effective Child Care Leadership (40 hrs)
  • Contracts, Policies, & Procedures: A Style of Their Own
  • Get ‘em, Got ‘em, Keep ‘em: Attracting & Retaining Quality Staff
  • Leadership, Management, and Advocacy

Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers (B, I, A) (2-3 hours)

  • Acknowledge, Ask, and Adapt: A PITC Philosophy
  • Brain Development: A PITC Philosophy
  • Discoveries of Infancy: A PITC Philosophy
  • Environments for Infants and Toddlers in Group Care
  • Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
  • Guidance and Discipline for Infants and Toddlers in Group Care
  • Harmonizing Cultural Diversity for Sensitive Infant-Toddler Care: A PITC Philosophy
  • Language Development, Culture, and Communication: A PITC Philosophy
  • Making It Happen: Individualized Care and Small Groups
  • More Than Just Routine
  • Protective Urges: Parent/Teacher Relations: A PITC Philosophy
  • Responding to Families in Culturally Sensitive Ways: A PITC Philosophy
  • Social-Emotional Milestones, Responsive Caregiving, and Identity
  • Special Needs: A PITC Philosophy
  • Temperament: A Practical Approach to Meeting Individual Needs
  • Understanding Children’s Behavior: Supporting Individual Needs of Infants and Toddlers

Classroom Management Training

  • Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Exploring Conflict Resolution
  • Taming Transitions
  • Transitions Among Infants and Toddlers
  • Social Emotional Wellness: Teaching children to regulate and express emotions and problem solve
  • Where the Wild Things Are! Dealing with Challenging Behavior


Strengthening Families Training

  • Strengthening Families Georgia: An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities
  • Strengthening Families Through Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Strengthening Families Through Knowledge of Child Development
  • Strengthening Families Through Parental Resilience
  • Strengthening Families Through Social Connections
  • Strengthening Families Through the Promotion of Social and Emotional Competence in Children


  • Becoming a Child Care Professional
  • Communicating Effectively with Children, Families and Others
  • Defining Family Friendly Child Care and Meeting the Changing Needs of Today’s Families
  • Developmentally Appropriate Theme Planning Using Webbing
  • Family Values: Incorporating and Celebrating Different Family Structures in Child Care
  • Parent Involvement and Parent-Teacher Conferences