Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Supporting Young Children Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families; It's in Every One of Us (Module 1)

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/14/19 – noon
Seating Available: 35

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
New Odyssey for Children
3378 Hamilton Mill Rd.
Buford, GA 30519

Class Description: ADM 2 – Beginning- Supporting Children who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families - Module 1 This session focuses on exploring attitudes about diversity and the impact learning about the cultures of our children and families has on the outcomes we are able to achieve for children.

Comments:   2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social Emotional Competence in Young Children

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/14/19 - noon
Seating Availability: 35

Cost: Free **Please be considerate and cancel if you cannot attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Garden Lakes Baptist Preschool
2200 Redmond Circle
Rome, GA 30165

Class Description: ECE 4.1, ECE 5.3 - Intermediate – Explore how early childhood educators can develop children’s positive social and emotional skills throughout a lifetime.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
18
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Ready for School: Preparing Your Classroom Schedule, Routines, and Transitions

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/17/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Southwest Library
3665 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30331

Class Description: ECE 1.3, ECE 1.4 – Beginning - Learn about the importance of developing an age appropriate schedule that includes routines and transitions.

Comments:   2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
18
11:30 AM11:30

Math Talk: Centers, Circle Time and Routines

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/17/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Southwest Library
3665 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30331

Class Description: ECE 4.2 – This training provides an overview of ways to utilize math concepts and words in daily events to promote learning.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
18
12:30 PM12:30

Science for Young Children: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/17/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 30

Cost: Free

Location:
Southwest Library
3665 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30331

Class Description: ECE 5.6 – This training explores best practices for providing developmentally appropriate science experiences for young children through the lens of the Environment Rating Scales.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
18
1:30 PM13:30

Block Basics: A Strong Foundation for Quality Block Play

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/17/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Southwest Library
3665 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30331

Class Description: ECE 1.2 - This introductory block training provides a general overview of the foundations of block play that highlights child development, the stages of block play, and the connection to the block item for the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Fire Safety 5 hour & 2 hour Refresher

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: $35

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite #1
Athens, GA 30606

Comments: The Fire Safety and the Refresher classes are conducted simultaneously.  Those taking Fire Safety MUST remain for the full 5 hours, those taking only the Refresher, remain for only 2 hours.

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Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Fire Safety 5 hour & 2 hour Refresher - Cornelia

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: $35

Location:
Goodwill Career Center
308 Habersham Hills Circle
Cornelia, GA 30531

Comments: The Fire Safety and the Refresher classes are conducted simultaneously.  Those taking Fire Safety MUST remain for the full 5 hours, those taking only the Refresher, remain for only 2 hours.

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Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: $50

Location:
Goodwill Career Center
308 Habersham Hills Circle
Cornelia, GA 30531

Comments: This class is a certified American Heart Association certification class that includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED training. All instructors are AHA certified and you will receive your certification card on the same day at the end of the class.  No one admitted after 9:10 am.

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Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Hitting, Kicking and Screaming… OH MY!

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free **Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Goodwill Career Center
308 Habersham Hill Circle
Cornelia, GA 30531

Class Description: ECE-4-1, ECE 1-4, ECE 1-2  – Beginning –  What behaviors push your buttons? This training will offer effective solutions to promote positive social and emotional development in the classroom.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Math Talk: Centers, Circle Time and Routines

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
LaGrange Memorial Library
115 Alford St.
LaGrange, GA 30240

Class Description: ECE 4.2 – This training provides an overview of ways to utilize math concepts and words in daily events to promote learning.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Block Basics: A Strong Foundation for Quality Block Play

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
LaGrange Memorial Library
115 Alford St.
LaGrange, GA 30240

Class Description: ECE 1.2 - This introductory block training provides a general overview of the foundations of block play that highlights child development, the stages of block play, and the connection to the block item for the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Quality Rated Portfolio: Standard 1 - Let's Talk About Staff

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/21/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: Beginning – ADM-1, ADM-2 - This training provides a broad overview of the portfolio and its place in the Quality Rated process as well as a step by step review of Standard One. It is the first in a series of 3 parts covering the entire 5 portfolio standards.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
22
12:15 PM12:15

Quality Rated Portfolio: Standard 2 - Health and Nutrition Tidbits

Time: 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/21/19- noon
Seating Availability:  20

Cost:  Free – Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:  
Quality Care for Children - Cartersville
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ADM-7 – This training examines how to help you make the most out of Standard 2 in the Quality Rated Portfolio.

Comments:     2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Quality Rated: Introduction to the Environmental Rating Scales (ERS)

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/21/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 1
Athens, GA 30606

Class Description: ADM-2 – Beginning  – This workshop provides an introduction and overview of the family of Environment Rating Scales (ERS) that are used by DECAL as the tool to assess programs participating in Georgia's Quality Rated (QR) system. Please note, a completed Quality Rated application is required before registering for this training.

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social Emotional Competence in Young Children

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/25/19 - noon
Seating Availability: 25

Cost: Free **Please be considerate and cancel if you cannot attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE 4.1, ECE 5.3 - Intermediate – Explore how early childhood educators can develop children’s positive social and emotional skills throughout a lifetime.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Social Emotional Development & Self-Regulation in the School-Age Child

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/25/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE 4.3 – This training will help child care and family providers incorporate social emotional development awareness and self-regulation strategies in their after school programs. Participants will gain understanding of the importance of social-emotional development and how it relates to the school-age child while gaining strategies to implement in their programs to help students with self-regulations skills

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
26
11:15 AM11:15

Sharing Spaces in After School Programs

Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/25/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE-1.3, ADM-5 - Beginning – Sharing spaces can be challenging. Participants will learn a strategy for collaborating with others in the same environment through programmatic strategies in an interactive forum.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Quality Rated Orientation

  • Villa Rica Library (Conference Room) (map)
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Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 30

Location:
Villa Rica Library (Conference Room)
869 Dallas Hwy.
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Beginning – Thank you for your interest in Quality Rated System. The Orientation will guide you through the process toward higher quality care and work toward achieving a Quality Rated Level, which is recognized by your parents, community and child care partners, and stakeholders, but more importantly the increase in quality will be enjoyed by the children and families you serve. If you have a Georgia Pre-K Program, Licensed Child Care Center, Group Day Care Home or Registered Family Day Care Home, and are compliant with the above mentioned programs, register now for an Orientation Session near you.

*Please note - participants should allow and extra 1 hour after training to fill out the necessary QR paperwork to be completed

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Observation of Children

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/1/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 25

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane
Jasper, GA 30143

Class Description: ECE 3.1 – Designed to teach staff how to observe children, document what they observe, organize their observations, and use their observations to make learning meaningful for children.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Standards 102: Child Development

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/1/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Hart County Library
150 Benson St.
Hartwell, GA 30643

Class Description: ECE-1.1 - Beginning – This training examines basic milestones of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from birth to preschool. It helps teachers understand how these milestones connect with GELDS indicators, with a special focus on social-emotional development.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
2
11:15 AM11:15

Quality Rated: Introduction to the Environmental Rating Scales (ERS)

  • Villa Rica Library (Conference Room) (map)
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Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/1/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Villa Rica Library (Conference Room)
869 Dallas Hwy.
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Class Description: ADM-2 – Beginning  – This workshop provides an introduction and overview of the family of Environment Rating Scales (ERS) that are used by DECAL as the tool to assess programs participating in Georgia's Quality Rated (QR) system. Please note, a completed Quality Rated application is required before registering for this training.

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Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Family Child Care Learning Home Licensing Orientation Meeting - FCCLH-LOM

  • Albany State University, West/Gillionville Campus (map)
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Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/3/19 – noon

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Albany State University, West/Gillionville Campus
2400 Gillionville Rd.
Albany, GA 31707

Class Description: ADM-3, ADM-6 - Participants will gain strategies on starting a family care learning home business. Training includes information in an overview on the licensing process, required documentation, rules and regulations, marketing, taxes and record keeping, GELDS, Quality Rated, and ADA.

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training. 

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Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

L.E.A.D.E.R.S: Creating a Foundation Leadership - Part 1

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/5/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ADM-9-Participants will begin by developing a Code of Conduct/Community Agreement to be arrived at through A Ground Rules Protocol. Text Rendering Experience. Protocol will also be used to examine an article on Leadership.

Comments:   2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
8
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 30

Location:
Douglas County Library
6810 Selman Dr.
Douglasville, GA 30134

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Beginning – Thank you for your interest in Quality Rated System. The Orientation will guide you through the process toward higher quality care and work toward achieving a Quality Rated Level, which is recognized by your parents, community and child care partners, and stakeholders, but more importantly the increase in quality will be enjoyed by the children and families you serve. If you have a Georgia Pre-K Program, Licensed Child Care Center, Group Day Care Home or Registered Family Day Care Home, and are compliant with the above mentioned programs, register now for an Orientation Session near you.

*Please note - participants should allow and extra 1 hour after training to fill out the necessary QR paperwork to be completed

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Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Valley Oaks Learning Center
154 Valley Hill Rd., Suite A & B
Riverdale, GA 30274

Class Description: ECE-1.1 - Beginning – This training examines developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) from birth to preschool. It helps teachers connect DAP to GELDS indicators and understand what DAP looks like in action.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Incorporating Themes/Topics of Interest Using Music - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 9:00 am - 1000 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Cedartown Library
245 East Ave.
Cedartown, GA 30125

Class Description: ECE-54.3- Beginning – This training explores best practices for incorporating themes/topics of interests using a preferred song through the lens of the Environment Rating Scales.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Towns County E-911 Center
1100 Jack Dayton Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582

Class Description: ECE-5.1 - Beginning – This training introduces teachers to the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) and explains how they can use the standards to improve learning outcomes. It provides an overview of the organizational structure and language and explains how the GELDS can be used to support developmentally appropriate practices.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
9
9:30 AM09:30

Science Beyond Center Limits: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

  • Clayton County Library Headquarters (map)
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Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 30

Cost: Free

Location:
Clayton County Library
865 Battle Creek Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Class Description: ECE 5.6 – This training explores best practices for providing developmentally appropriate science experiences that explore science outside of the science center, to include; circle time, in-depth science investigations, and small group science experiments.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Creating A Foundation For Leadership: Part 3 - Staff Morale

  • Towns County Child Development Center (map)
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Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 15

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Towns County Child Development Center
1112 Jack Dayton Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582

Class Description: ADM-1, ADM-4 - Intermediate – Participants will have the opportunity to review tips to empower staff and develop a plan of action to implement at least one tip to support staff morale within their programs.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
9
10:10 AM10:10

Active Play - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 10:10 am - 11:10 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Cedartown Library
245 East Ave.
Cedartown, GA 30125

Class Description: ECE-5.2- Beginning – This training explores best practices for Active Play in early care and learning environments by highlighting different types of gross motor play across development.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

Science for Young Children: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

  • Clayton County Library Headquarters (map)
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Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 30

Cost: Free

Location:
Clayton County Library
865 Battle Creek Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Class Description: ECE 5.6 – This training explores best practices for providing developmentally appropriate science experiences for young children through the lens of the Environment Rating Scales.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $50

Location:
South Cobb Library
805 Clay Rd.
Mableton, GA 30126

Comments: This class is a certified American Heart Association certification class that includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED training. All instructors are AHA certified and you will receive your certification card on the same day at the end of the class.  No one admitted after 9:10 am.

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Nov
9
11:15 AM11:15

Block Basics: A Strong Foundation for Quality Block Play

Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Cedartown Library
245 East Ave.
Cedartown, GA 30125

Class Description: ECE 1.2 - This introductory block training provides a general overview of the foundations of block play that highlights child development, the stages of block play, and the connection to the block item for the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
9
11:30 AM11:30

Standards 102: Child Development

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Towns County E-911 Center
1100 Jack Dayton Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582

Class Description: ECE-1.1, 1.3 - Beginning – This training examines basic milestones of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from birth to preschool. It helps teachers understand how these milestones connect with GELDS indicators, with a special focus on social-emotional development.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Creating A Foundation For Leadership: Part 2 - Staff Morale

  • Towns County Child Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 15

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Towns County Child Development Center
1112 Jack Dayton Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582

Class Description: ADM-1, ADM-4 - Intermediate – This training is to build upon the PLC protocols, conversations and home learning that was part of the PLC training L.E.A.D.E.R.S.: Creating a Foundation for Leadership Part 3; Staff Morale. Program Directors / Owners will partake in a protocol that will examine a dilemma surrounding Staff Morale, with a specific focus question that will allow for clarifying and probing questions and conversations. The outcome will be to support a plan of action to pursue within their programs.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 10

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 1
Athens, GA 30606

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Beginning – Thank you for your interest in Quality Rated System. The Orientation will guide you through the process toward higher quality care and work toward achieving a Quality Rated Level, which is recognized by your parents, community and child care partners, and stakeholders, but more importantly the increase in quality will be enjoyed by the children and families you serve. If you have a Georgia Pre-K Program, Licensed Child Care Center, Group Day Care Home or Registered Family Day Care Home, and are compliant with the above mentioned programs, register now for an Orientation Session near you.

*Please note - participants should allow and extra 1 hour after training to fill out the necessary QR paperwork to be completed

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Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Language 101: Talking with Infants and Toddlers

  • Chattanooga Valley Baptist Day Care (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/11/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Chattanooga Valley Baptist Day Care
90 Nick-a-Jack Lane
Flintstone, GA 30725

Class Description: ECE-4.2, ECE-5.5 – This training provides specific strategies to promote positive language and engagement with infants and toddlers.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Math Talk: Centers, Circle Time and Routines

  • Chattanooga Valley Baptist Day Care (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/11/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Chattanooga Valley Baptist Day Care
90 Nick-a-Jack Lane
Flintstone, GA 30725

Class Description: ECE 4.2 – This training provides an overview of ways to utilize math concepts and words in daily events to promote learning.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
15
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

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Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 30

Location:
Clayton County Library Headquarters
865 Battle Creek Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Beginning – Thank you for your interest in Quality Rated System. The Orientation will guide you through the process toward higher quality care and work toward achieving a Quality Rated Level, which is recognized by your parents, community and child care partners, and stakeholders, but more importantly the increase in quality will be enjoyed by the children and families you serve. If you have a Georgia Pre-K Program, Licensed Child Care Center, Group Day Care Home or Registered Family Day Care Home, and are compliant with the above mentioned programs, register now for an Orientation Session near you.

*Please note - participants should allow and extra 1 hour after training to fill out the necessary QR paperwork to be completed

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Nov
15
11:00 AM11:00

Relax, Relate And Reach: Promoting Positive Staff-Child Interactions

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/14/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Southwest Library
3665 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30331

Class Description: ECE 1.4 - Participants will gain strategies regarding fostering positive staff-child interactions and how to measure their own staff-child interactions using the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
15
11:15 AM11:15

Art 102: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/14/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free

Location:
Southwest Library
3665 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30331

Class Description: ECE-4.3, ECE-5.6- 102 explores best practices in Art in early care and learning environments through the lens of the Environmental Rating Scales.

Comments:   1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

GELDS Standards 104: Planning Lessons Using the GELDS Indicators (QR)

Time: 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/15/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Javits Academy Learning Center
1240 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Marietta, GA 30068

Class Description: ECE-1, ECE-6 – Intermediate – Understand and practice meaningful activities based on the interest and needs of the children and connect activities to the GELDS Indicators.

Comments:    4  Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/15/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 1
Athens, GA 30606

Class Description: ECE 1.1, ECE-4.2, ECE-5.5 - Find read alouds intimidating or tiresome? This beginning workshop will assist planning and implementing themed books which captivate the instant you read the title.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Best Practices: Science, Blocks and Art

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/15/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Ginger Bread House
7227 Nashville St.
Ringgold, GA 30736

Class Description: ECE-4.3, ECE-5.3 ECE-5.6 - Beginning – The classroom environment is often referred to as the 'Third Teacher'. This 4 hour training provides an overview of best practices when arranging intentional play spaces for young children. Participants will receive guidance on selecting materials, arranging furnishings, and facilitating learning for science, blocks, art and active play spaces.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Quality Rated Porfolio: Standard 3 - It Is All About the Family

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ADM-3-This training examines how to help you make the most out of Standard 3 in the Quality Rated Portfolio.

Comments:   2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
19
10:30 AM10:30

What You Need to Know About the Portfolio Part II: Standard 2 and Standard 3

  • Villa Rica Library (Computer Lab) (map)
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Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 12

Cost:  Free - Please be considerate and cancel if unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Villa Rica Library (Computer Lab)
869 Dallas Hwy.
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Class Description: Beginning – ECE-6.2, ADM-2 – The second training of three that provide step-by-step hands-on support to completing the Quality Rated (QR) Portfolio requirement. This session focuses on Standards 2 and 3, bring your laptop/tablet/ or Smart Phone to take full advantage of this participatory training experience.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Hitting, Kicking and Screaming… OH MY!

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

Cost: Free **Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
SISU
2360 Murphy Blvd.
Gainesville, GA 30504

Class Description: ECE-4-1, ECE 1-4, ECE 1-2  – Beginning –  What behaviors push your buttons? This training will offer effective solutions to promote positive social and emotional development in the classroom.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Nov
23
8:30 AM08:30

Let's Dig In! An Introduction to Farm to Early Care and Education (FTECE)

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/22/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $15 per person

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30234

Class Description: ECE-1.3: This training discusses Farm to Early Care and Education (FTECE) and the many benefits. Participants will learn how to improve child nutrition by serving locally grown foods..

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Farm to Early Care and Education: Healthier Menu Planning

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/22/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $15 per person

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30234

Class Description: ECE-1.3: This training will focus on providing ECE sites with knowledge, skills, and resources for developing healthier menus that incorporate more locally grown fruits and vegetables based on the CACFP meal patterns and best practices.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

A Healthy Start: Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 11/22/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $15 per person

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30234

Class Description: ECE-1.3, ECE-2.2, ADM-1: This training focuses on how the CACFP infant meal pattern supports infant growth and development. Topics include CACFP infant meal pattern and food components, stages of infant development and feeding skills, responsive feeding, introduction to solid foods, and partnering with parents.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/2/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Catoosa County Library
108 Catoosa Circle
Ringgold, GA 30736

Class Description: ECE-1.1, ECE-4.2, ECE-5.5 – Beginning – Find read alouds intimidating or tiresome? This beginning workshop will assist planning and implementing themed books which captivate the instant you read the title.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Relax, Relate And Reach: Promoting Positive Staff-Child Interactions

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/6/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
RT Jones memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Class Description: ECE 1.4 - Participants will gain strategies regarding fostering positive staff-child interactions and how to measure their own staff-child interactions using the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
7
12:30 PM12:30

Dynamic Duos & Teams Building Positive Relationships Among ECE Professionals

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/6/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
RT Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Class Description: ECE 1.4 - Participants will gain strategies regarding fostering positive staff-child interactions and how to measure their own staff-child interactions using the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
10
9:00 AM09:00

Quality Rated: Introduction to the Environmental Rating Scales (ERS)

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/9/19 – noon
Seating Available: 10

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 1
Athens, GA 30606

Class Description: ADM-2 – Beginning  – This workshop provides an introduction and overview of the family of Environment Rating Scales (ERS) that are used by DECAL as the tool to assess programs participating in Georgia's Quality Rated (QR) system. Please note, a completed Quality Rated application is required before registering for this training.

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Incorporating Themes/Topics of Interest Using Music: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/11/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free

Location:
Heard County Library
564 Main St.
Franklin, GA 30217

Class Description: ECE-3- This training explores best practices for incorporating themes/topics of interests using a preferred song through the lens of the Environment Rating Scales.

Comments:   1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Language 101: Talking with Infants and Toddlers

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/11/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Heard County Library
564 Main St.
Franklin, GA 30217

Class Description: ECE-4.2, ECE-5.5 – This training provides specific strategies to promote positive language and engagement with infants and toddlers.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Getting Ready for School: Preparing Your Classroom Schedule, Routines, and Transitions

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/12/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ECE 1.3, ECE 1.4 – Learn about the importance of developing an age appropriate schedule that includes routines and transitions.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
13
11:00 AM11:00

Science for Young Children: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/12/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 30

Cost: Free

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ECE 5.6 – This training explores best practices for providing developmentally appropriate science experiences for young children through the lens of the Environment Rating Scales.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Math Talk: Centers, Circle Time and Routines

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/12/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ECE 4.2 – This training provides an overview of ways to utilize math concepts and words in daily events to promote learning.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
13
1:30 PM13:30

Block Basics: A Strong Foundation for Quality Block Play

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/12/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ECE 1.2 - This introductory block training provides a general overview of the foundations of block play that highlights child development, the stages of block play, and the connection to the block item for the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Dec
14
9:00 AM09:00

Standards 104: Writing Lessons Using the GELDS

Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/13/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 1
Athens, GA 30606

Class Description: ECE 1.1, ECE 5.1 – Intermediate – This training explores intentional lesson planning and provides opportunities for teachers to practice lesson planning, connecting activities to GELDS indicators and introducing the GELDS Teacher Toolbox. Before taking Standards 104, participants are strongly encouraged to complete Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS, Standards 102: Child Development, and Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practice.

Comments: 4  Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Strengthening Families Through Knowledge of Child Development

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/13/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Goodwill Career Center
308 Habersham Hill Circle
Cornelia, GA 30531

Class Description: ECE 1.2, ADM 2 – Beginning - This Strengthening Families workshop for parents and professionals will explore ways help parents build their parenting skills and better understand children and their behavior.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Dec
16
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Family Child Care Learning Home Licensing Orientation Meeting - FCCLH-LOM

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/15/19 – noon

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Wiregrass Technical College
Brooks Hall
4089 Val Tech Rd.
Valdosta, GA 31602

Class Description: ADM-3, ADM-6 - Participants will gain strategies on starting a family care learning home business. Training includes information in an overview on the licensing process, required documentation, rules and regulations, marketing, taxes and record keeping, GELDS, Quality Rated, and ADA.

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training. 

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Dec
17
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated (QR) Portfolio Standards 4, 5, and Submit

  • Villa Rica Library (Meeting Room) (map)
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Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 12/16/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost:  Free - Please be considerate and cancel if unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Villa Rica Library (Meeting Room)
869 Dallas Hwy.
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Class Description: Beginning – ADM-2 – The last of three training sessions that provide hands-on support to completing the Quality Rated (QR) Portfolio requirement! Bring your laptop and questions!

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
12
11:15 AM11:15

Strengthening Families through Social Connections

  • Bright Stars Primary Learning Academy (map)
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Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/11/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Bright Stars Primary Learning Academy
8733 Tara Blvd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Class Description: ECE 2.2, ADM 2 – Beginning - This Strengthening Families Georgia workshop will provide family serving agencies with practical ideas based on sound research to strengthen families through the protective factor, social connections.

Comments:   2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
12
11:15 AM11:15

Opening the Dialogue: An Introduction on How to Develop Relationships with Children's Caregivers

Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/11/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Westminster Christian Academy
1941 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165

Class Description: ECE-2.1, ECE-2.2, ADM-3 - Intermediate – An introductory discussion on developing positive relationships with children’s caregivers.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
12
11:15 AM11:15

Purposeful Play: Planning Meaningful Play Based Early Learning Experiences

Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/11/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 40

Cost: Free

Location:
Westminster Christian Academy
1941 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165

Class Description: ECE 5.6 – Participants will examine the GELDS Cognitive Development learning domain and will work together to identify learning concepts associated with the 5 sub domains which they can incorporate into their lesson plans throughout the year. During the hands on play portion of the workshop, participants will use those concepts to develop fun, creative, play-based activities to use in their classrooms.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Strengthening Families Through the Promotion of Social and Emotional Competence in Children

  • Bright Stars Primary Learning Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/11/19 – noon
Seating Availability: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Bright Stars Primary Learning Academy
8733 Tara Blvd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Class Description: ECE 4.1, ADM 2 – Beginning - Based on the Strengthening Families Initiative, this training focuses on how to promote social and emotional competence in children through meaningful interactions with families.

Comments:   2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/11/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Westminster Christian Academy
1941 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165

Class Description: ECE-1.1 - Beginning – This training examines developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) from birth to preschool. It helps teachers connect DAP to GELDS indicators and understand what DAP looks like in action.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social Emotional Competence in Young Children

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/11/19 - noon
Seating Availability: 40

Cost: Free **Please be considerate and cancel if you cannot attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Westminster Christian Academy
1941 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165

Class Description: ECE 4.1, ECE 5.3 - Intermediate – Explore how early childhood educators can develop children’s positive social and emotional skills throughout a lifetime.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/11/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $50

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Comments: This class is a certified American Heart Association certification class that includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED training. All instructors are AHA certified and you will receive your certification card on the same day at the end of the class.  No one admitted after 9:10 am.

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Oct
11
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 30

Location:
Dallas Public Library
1010 E. Memorial Dr.
Dallas, GA 30132

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Beginning – Thank you for your interest in Quality Rated System. The Orientation will guide you through the process toward higher quality care and work toward achieving a Quality Rated Level, which is recognized by your parents, community and child care partners, and stakeholders, but more importantly the increase in quality will be enjoyed by the children and families you serve. If you have a Georgia Pre-K Program, Licensed Child Care Center, Group Day Care Home or Registered Family Day Care Home, and are compliant with the above mentioned programs, register now for an Orientation Session near you.

*Please note - participants should allow and extra 1 hour after training to fill out the necessary QR paperwork to be completed

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Supporting Young Children Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families; It's in Every One of Us (Module 1)

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/9/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
SISU
2360 Murphy Blvd.
Gainesville, GA 30504

Class Description: ADM 2 – Beginning- Supporting Children who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families - Module 1 This session focuses on exploring attitudes about diversity and the impact learning about the cultures of our children and families has on the outcomes we are able to achieve for children.

Comments:   2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Portfolio: Standard 1 - Let's Talk About Staff

  • Villa Rica Library (Meeting Room) (map)
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Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/7/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Villa Rica Library (Meeting Room)
869 Dallas Hwy.
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Class Description: Beginning – ADM-1, ADM-2 - This training provides a broad overview of the portfolio and its place in the Quality Rated process as well as a step by step review of Standard One. It is the first in a series of 3 parts covering the entire 5 portfolio standards.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Portfolio: Standard 1 - Let's Talk About Staff

  • Villa Rica Library (Meeting Room) (map)
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Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/7/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Villa Rica Library (Meeting Room)
869 Dallas Hwy.
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Class Description: Beginning – ADM-1, ADM-2 - This training provides a broad overview of the portfolio and its place in the Quality Rated process as well as a step by step review of Standard One. It is the first in a series of 3 parts covering the entire 5 portfolio standards.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Oct
8
9:00 AM09:00

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 20

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 1
Athens, GA 30606

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Beginning – Thank you for your interest in Quality Rated System. The Orientation will guide you through the process toward higher quality care and work toward achieving a Quality Rated Level, which is recognized by your parents, community and child care partners, and stakeholders, but more importantly the increase in quality will be enjoyed by the children and families you serve. If you have a Georgia Pre-K Program, Licensed Child Care Center, Group Day Care Home or Registered Family Day Care Home, and are compliant with the above mentioned programs, register now for an Orientation Session near you.

*Please note - participants should allow and extra 1 hour after training to fill out the necessary QR paperwork to be completed

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Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Family Child Care Learning Home Licensing Orientation Meeting - FCCLH-LOM

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/6/19 – noon

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Comfort Suites Northlake
2060 Crescent Centre Blvd.
Tucker, GA 30084

Class Description: ADM-3, ADM-6 - Participants will gain strategies on starting a family care learning home business. Training includes information in an overview on the licensing process, required documentation, rules and regulations, marketing, taxes and record keeping, GELDS, Quality Rated, and ADA.

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training. 

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Oct
5
11:15 AM11:15

Standards 102: Child Development

Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/4/19 – noon
Seating Available: 35

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
New Odyssey for Children
3378 Hamilton Mill Rd.
Buford, GA 30519

Class Description: ECE-1.1, 1.3 - Beginning – This training examines basic milestones of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from birth to preschool. It helps teachers understand how these milestones connect with GELDS indicators, with a special focus on social-emotional development.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
5
11:15 AM11:15

Standards 102: Child Development

Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/4/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Valley Oaks Learning Center
154 Valley Hill Rd., Suite A & B
Riverdale, GA 30274

Class Description: ECE-1.1, 1.3 - Beginning – This training examines basic milestones of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from birth to preschool. It helps teachers understand how these milestones connect with GELDS indicators, with a special focus on social-emotional development.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/4/19 – noon
Seating Available: 35

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
New Odyssey for Children
3378 Hamilton Mill Rd.
Buford, GA 30519

Class Description: ECE-5.1 - Beginning – This training introduces teachers to the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) and explains how they can use the standards to improve learning outcomes. It provides an overview of the organizational structure and language and explains how the GELDS can be used to support developmentally appropriate practices.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/4/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Valley Oaks Learning Center
154 Valley Hill Rd., Suite A & B
Riverdale, GA 30274

Class Description: ECE-5.1 - Beginning – This training introduces teachers to the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) and explains how they can use the standards to improve learning outcomes. It provides an overview of the organizational structure and language and explains how the GELDS can be used to support developmentally appropriate practices.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Standards 104: Writing Lessons Using the GELDS

Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 10/1/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Quality Care for Children
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: ECE 1.1, ECE 5.1 – Intermediate – This training explores intentional lesson planning and provides opportunities for teachers to practice lesson planning, connecting activities to GELDS indicators and introducing the GELDS Teacher Toolbox. Before taking Standards 104, participants are strongly encouraged to complete Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS, Standards 102: Child Development, and Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practice.

Comments: 4  Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Building a Stronger Team

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/28/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main St.
Woodstock, GA 30188

Class Description: ADM-1, ADM-4 - This training will help administrators apply methods that will inspire and motivate staff to build stronger team relationships in the workplace.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Making Your Center Shine

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/21/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register.

Location:
RT Jones Public Library
116 Brown Industrial Pkwy.
Canton, GA 30114

Class Description: ECE-1.3, ADM-4 – This training will help your staff embrace changes and assessments that help them improve the quality of their center.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Strengthening Families Through Knowledge of Child Development

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy II
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE 1.2, ADM 2 – Beginning - This Strengthening Families workshop for parents and professionals will explore ways help parents build their parenting skills and better understand children and their behavior.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Introduction to Child Abuse and Neglect

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy II
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE 1.4 - Learn the definitions of child abuse, discuss warning signs of the different types of abuse, and learn about mandated reporting laws.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Sep
21
11:10 AM11:10

Injury Prevention

Time: 11:10 am - 1:10 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy II
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE-1.3, ECE-1.4 - Beginning - Learn about injury prevention including safety hazard, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, safe supervision, toy safety, poison control and writing emergency plans.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Health & Safety

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Sep
21
11:10 AM11:10

Art 102 - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 11:10 am - 1:10 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend so that someone else may register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy II
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE-4.3, ECE 5.6 - Art 102 explores best practices in Art in early care and learning environments through the lens of the Environment Rating Scales. 

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Sep
21
10:45 AM10:45

Positive Preschool Relationships

Time: 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Little Minds 1st Academy
1730 Tuscan Heights Blvd.
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Making positive relationships in preschool helps a child succeed in many ways. This training will help you learn ways to develop relationships with children and their families.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Standards 104: Writing Lessons Using the GELDS

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy II
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE 1.1, ECE 5.1 – Intermediate – This training explores intentional lesson planning and provides opportunities for teachers to practice lesson planning, connecting activities to GELDS indicators and introducing the GELDS Teacher Toolbox. Before taking Standards 104, participants are strongly encouraged to complete Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS, Standards 102: Child Development, and Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practice.

Comments: 4  Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

G is for Germ: Infectious Disease Control

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy II
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE-1.4 – Beginning – Learn your responsibilities for infectious disease control in your program and appropriate hand washing and diapering techniques.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Health & Safety

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Alpha Preparatory Academy II
350 W. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Class Description: ECE-1.1, ECE-4.2, ECE-5.5 – Beginning – Find read alouds intimidating or tiresome? This beginning workshop will assist planning and implementing themed books which captivate the instant you read the title.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $50

Location:
Quality Care for Children
3706 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 1
Athens, GA 30606

Comments: This class is a certified American Heart Association certification class that includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED training. All instructors are AHA certified and you will receive your certification card on the same day at the end of the class.  No one admitted after 9:10 am.

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Sep
21
8:30 AM08:30

Meaningful Interactions with Young Children

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/20/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: Free - Please be considerate and cancel if you are unable to attend to allow someone else to register

Location:
Little Minds 1st Academy
1730 Tuscan Heights Blvd.
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Class Description: ECE 4.1 – Rethink how to interact with young children. Learn various strategies to interact, engage, and build relationships with young children.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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