Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

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

***NOTE: when looking for this class on GaPDS, you MUST search “Let?s talk about staff! Standard I” to find the correct class***

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/22/19 – 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 - Cartersville
913 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
Cartersville, GA 30120

Class Description: Beginning – ADM-4 - This training examines how to help you make the most out of Standard 1 in the Quality Rated Portfolio.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

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

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/22/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

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

Location:
Lumpkin County Library
342 Courthouse Hill
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Class Description: ECE-4.1, ADM-2 – 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.

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Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

Quality Rated Portfolio: Standard 2 - Health and Nuutrition Tidbits

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/22/19- 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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Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Learning Community (PLC) Kick-off Super Saturday

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
The Learning Tree Academy
1661 Fernside Dr.
Toccoa, GA 30577

Class Description:   This is a full day Super Saturday event and you must attend all day to receive the full credit of 6 hours. Several different tracks till be offered. You will choose your track upon arriving at the event. Tracks include:

Early Childhood Educator (Birth-5) - Classes include: Opening the Dialogue-An Introduction on How to Develop Relationships with Children’s Caregivers; and Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social-Emotional Competence in Young Children

Administration - Classes include: L.E.A.D.E.R.S.-Creating a Foundation for Leadership - Parts 1 & 2

Family Child Care Providers - Classes include: How to Build Effective Parent Support in Family Child Care; and Let’s Talk About Effective Policies and Procedures in Family Child Care

School Age Teachers - Classes TBD

ECE Track (only for those that attended the PLC Super Saturday on 2/9/19) - Class includes: Maintaining the Dialogue-An Introduction on How to Support Relationships with Children’s Caregivers

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training.

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Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Development Day

  • Clayton State University - Center for Continuing Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 125

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

Location:
Clayton State University - Center for Continuing Education
Harry S. Downs Center
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260

Class Description: This is a full day Super Saturday event and you must attend all day to receive the full credit of 6 hours. Several different tracks will be offered. You will choose one of the following tracks when registering:

Track 1 - ECE Best Practices: Science, Blocks, Art, and Active Play (ECE 4.3, 5.2, 5.6): The classroom environment is often referred to as the 'Third Teacher'! This 6 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.
Classes include Science for Young Children: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated, If You Build It, Kids Will Come! Constructing A Solid Block Interest Center, Block Basics: A Strong Foundation For Quality Block Play, Art 102 - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated, and Active Play - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated.

Track 2 - Best Practices: Caring for Infants and Toddlers (ECE 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.5): This 6 hour training provides Infant and Toddler Caregivers with in-depth strategies to promote language development, responsive care, and healthy personal care routines.
Classes include Responsive Caregiving: Nurturing Relationships with Infants and Toddlers, Person Care Routines: Maintaining a Healthy and Clean Environment, and Relax, Relate, and Reach - Promoting Positive Staff-Child Interactions.

Track 3 - Positive Discipline and Guidance (ECE 1.3, 4.1, 5.3): Classes include:
- Challenging Behaviors: Participants will learn causes of children's disruptive behaviors and strategies to help them overcome those disruptive behaviors.
- Transitions - Chaos No More: This class stresses the importance of transitions as well as ideas for transitions to make the day run more smoothly.
- Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social-Emotional Competence in Young Children: Explore how early childhood educators can develop children’s positive social and emotional skills throughout a lifetime.

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

  • Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

Class Description: ECE-3-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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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Art 102- Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

  • Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

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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Apr
27
11:15 AM11:15

Relax, Relate And Reach: Promoting Postive Staff-Child Interaction

  • Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 11:15 am- 1:15 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

Class Description: ECE 1.2, ECE 4.1, ECE 4.2, ADM 9 - 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:   2.0 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Apr
27
11:15 AM11:15

Infant-Toddler Social-Emotional Development: Supportive Strategies for Positive Outcomes

  • Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 11:15 am- 1:15 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

Class Description: ECE 4.2 - Participants explore their role in providing the positive experiences to support the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers.

Comments:   2.0 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

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

  • Augusta University - Summerville Campus-Washington Hall-Tower Room (4th floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/26/19 – noon

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

Location:
Augusta University
Summerville Campus-Washington Hall-Tower Room (4th floor)
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904

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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May
4
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Learning Community (PLC) Super Saturday

  • Douglasville Parks & Recreation - Ike Owings Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/3/19 – noon
Seating Available: 120

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

Location:
Douglasville Parks & Recreation - Ike Owings Community Center
8830 Gurley Road, Hunter Memorial Park
Douglasville, GA 30134

Class Description:   This is a full day Super Saturday event and you must attend all day to receive the full credit of 6 hours. Several different tracks will be offered. You will choose one of the following tracks when registering:

Track 1 - ECE Best Practices: Science, Blocks, and Art (ECE 4.3, 5.2, 5.6): 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.
Classes include Science for Young Children: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated, If You Build It, Kids Will Come! Constructing A Solid Block Interest Center, and Art 102 - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated.

Track 2 - Supporting Young Children Who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (Modules 1 & 2) (ECE 1.2, 2.1, 3.2, 5.5, ADM-2): Classes include:
- Supporting Young Children Who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families Culture: It’s In Every One of Us (Module 1): This session focuses on exploring attitudes about diversity and the impact that learning about the cultures of our children and families has on the outcomes we are able to achieve for children.
- Supporting Young Children Who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families Culture: It’s In Every One of Us (Module 2): This session builds an understanding of the diversity of young children in Georgia and the importance of using culturally respectful and responsive practices to support each child and family.

Track 3 - FCCERS-R In-Depth (ECE-2, ECE-6, ADM-5): Classes include:
- Quality Rated: FCCERS-R In-Depth Training: Provides an in-depth exploration of the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised (FCCERS-R) used by DECAL to assess programs participating in Quality Rated.

Track 4 - School Age (ECE 1.2, 1.3, 4.1, ADM-5): Classes include:
- Sharing Spaces in After School Programs: 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.
- Relax, Relate, and Reach - Promoting Positive Staff-Child Interactions: 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: 6 Hours of State Approved training.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Supporting Young Children Who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Their Families: Culture-It's in Every One of Us (Module 1)

  • Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/3/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

Class Description: ECE-1 – Beginning – 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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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Quality Rated: Standard 101 - How to Use the GELDS

  • Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/3/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton RRd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

Class Description: ECE-15.1 – Beginning – An introduction to the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS).

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

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May
4
10:15 AM10:15

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

  • Douglasville Parks & Recreation - Ike Owings Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 10:15 am – 3:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/3/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

Cost: $50

Location:
Douglasville Parks & Recreation - Ike Owings Community Center
8830 Gurley Road, Hunter Memorial Park
Douglasville, GA 30134

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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May
4
11:15 AM11:15

Quality Rated Portfolio: Standard 4 - Intentional Teaching Practices

  • Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/3/19 - noon
Seating Availability: 75

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

Location:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

Class Description: ADM 1, ADM 2 – Beginner- This training examines how to help you make the most out of standard four in the Quality Rated Portfolio.

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

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May
4
11:15 AM11:15

Language 101: Talking with Infants and Toddlers

  • Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 11:15 am- 12:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/3/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

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

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

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May
4
11:15 AM11:15

Block Basics: A Strong Foundation for Quality Block Play

  • Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 11:15 am- 12:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/3/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Preschool
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30311

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 of the block item for Environment Rating Scales.

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

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May
6
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: 5/3/19 – noon

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

Location:
North Highland Church - Weber Hall
7300 Whittlesey Blvd.
Columbus, GA 31909

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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May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Relax, Relate And Reach: Promoting Postive Staff-Child Interaction

  • Calhoun First United Methodist David Learning Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/6/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

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

Location:
Calhoun First United Methodist
David Learning Center
301 N. Piedmont St.
Calhoun, GA 30703

Class Description: ECE 1.2, ECE 4.1, ECE 4.2, ADM 9 - 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:   2.0 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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May
10
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

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

Location:
Chattahoochee Tech
Paulding Campus, Bldg. A, Room 243
400 Nathan Dean Blvd.
Dallas, GA 30132

Class Description:  ECE 1.3 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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May
10
1:00 PM13:00

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

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

Location:
Chattahoochee Tech
Paulding Campus, Bldg. A, Room 243
400 Nathan Dean Blvd.
Dallas, GA 30132

Class Description:  ECE-2 ECE-6 ADM-2 – Beginning  – An introduction/overview of the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) used by DECAL to assess programs participating in Quality Rated.

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May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Super Saturday for Early Care Providers

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/10/19 – noon
Seating Available: 75

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

Location:
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1065 Gaines School Rd.
Athens, GA 30605

Class Description:   This is a full day Super Saturday event and you must attend all day to receive the full credit of 6 hours. Several different tracks till be offered. You will choose your track upon arriving at the event. Tracks include:

Beginning ECE Teacher (1 - 3 years of experience) - Classes include: Art 102-Best Practices to Support Quality Rated; Hitting, Kicking, and Screaming….OH MY!; and Read it Again

Intermediate ECE Teacher (4 or more years of experience) - Classes include: Brain Development; and Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social-Emotional Competence in Young Children

Administrator - Classes include: The Right Fit-Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training.

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Fire Safety 5 hour & 2 hour Refresher

Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/10/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/10/19 – 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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May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

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

Class Description:  ECE 1.3 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of  Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

Time: 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/17/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
Dalton-Whitfield Public Library
310 Cappes St.
Dalton, GA 30720

Class Description: ECE 1.1, 4.2, 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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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Making Your Center Shine

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/17/19 – 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: 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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May
18
1:30 PM13:30

Relax, Relate And Reach: Promoting Postive Staff-Child Interaction in 1 Hour!

Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/17/19 – 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: ECE-1.2, ECE 4.1,-This training provides specific strategies to promote and assess positive staff-child interactions using real-life examples and the Environment Rating Scale.

Comments:   2.0 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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May
21
9:30 AM09:30

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

Time: 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/20/19 – 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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Jun
1
8:30 AM08:30

Farm to Early Care Education: Healthier Menu Planning

Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/31/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150A
Atlanta, GA 30324

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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Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

The Superpowers of Fruits and Vegetables

Time: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/31/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150A
Atlanta, GA 30324

Class Description: ECE-1.3 - This training offers ideas for promoting healthy eating, especially consuming more fruits and vegetables, in the early childhood environment. Participants will learn why fruits and vegetables are important, how to encourage young eaters, strategies for working with families, and hands-on curriculum enrichment activities to increase healthy eating habits.

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

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Jun
3
9:30 AM09:30

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

  • Savannah Technical College - STC Eckburg Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 5/31/19 – noon

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

Location:
Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Rd.
Savannah, GA 31405

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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Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Relax, Relate And Reach: Promoting Postive Staff-Child Interaction

Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/3/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

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

Class Description: ECE 1.2, ECE 4.1, ECE 4.2, ADM 9 - 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:   2.0 Hours of State Approved training. Accepted for Quality Rated.

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Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

Dynamic Duos & Team Building Positive Relationships Among ECE Professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/7/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

Location:
Sheltering Arms - East Point
2257 Mulberry St.
East Point, GA 30344

Class Description: ECE-6.3 – Beginning – This interactive workshop provides a framework for ECE Professionals to successfully create positive interactions between co-workers.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Jun
8
10:45 AM10:45

Positive Preschool Relationships

Time: 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/7/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

Location:
Sheltering Arms - East Point
2257 Mulberry St.
East Point, GA 30344

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.

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Jun
14
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

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

Location:
Chattahoochee Tech
Marietta Campus, Bldg. B, Room 132
980 S. Cobb Dr.
Marietta, GA 30060

Class Description:  ECE 1.3 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

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

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

Location:
Chattahoochee Tech
Marietta Campus, Bldg. B, Room 132
980 S. Cobb Dr.
Marietta, GA 30060

Class Description:  ECE-2 ECE-6 ADM-2 – Beginning  – An introduction/overview of the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) used by DECAL to assess programs participating in Quality Rated.

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Jun
22
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Development Day

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Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/21/19 – noon
Seating Available: 125

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

Location:
Chattahoochee Technical College - Marietta Campus
980 S. Cobb Dr.
Marietta, GA 30060

Class Description: This is a full day Super Saturday event and you must attend all day to receive the full credit of 6 hours. Several different tracks will be offered. You will choose one of the following tracks when registering:

Track 1 - ECE Best Practices: Science, Blocks, Art, and Active Play (ECE 4.3, 5.2, 5.6): The classroom environment is often referred to as the 'Third Teacher'! This 6 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.
Classes include Science for Young Children: Best Practices to Support Quality Rated, If You Build It, Kids Will Come! Constructing A Solid Block Interest Center, Block Basics: A Strong Foundation For Quality Block Play, Art 102 - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated, and Active Play - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated.

Track 2 - Positive Discipline and Guidance (ECE 1.3, 4.1, 5.3): Classes include:
- Challenging Behaviors: Participants will learn causes of children's disruptive behaviors and strategies to help them overcome those disruptive behaviors.
- Transitions - Chaos No More: This class stresses the importance of transitions as well as ideas for transitions to make the day run more smoothly.
- Ouch! Charlie Bit Me! Building Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Social-Emotional Competence in Young Children: Explore how early childhood educators can develop children’s positive social and emotional skills throughout a lifetime.

Track 3 - Quality Rated Portfolio 1-5 (ADM-1, ADM-2): Participants should bring their own laptops. Classes include:
- What You Need To Know about QR Portfolios Part 1: Introduction & Standard One: 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.
- What You Need To Know about QR Portfolios Part 2: Standards 2 & 3:This is Part 2 of a three part series about the Quality Rated Portfolio. Participants must take Part 1 first. Participants will work through Standards 2 and 3 in this training.
- Quality Rated (QR) Portfolio Standards 4,5, and Submit!: Learn about the Quality Rated (QR) portfolio criteria for standards 4 and 5. Then gain information on final before submitting the QR Portfolio.

Track 4 - Best Practices: Caring for Infants and Toddlers (ECE 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.5): This 6 hour training provides Infant and Toddler Caregivers with in-depth strategies to promote language development, responsive care, and healthy personal care routines.
Classes include Responsive Caregiving: Nurturing Relationships with Infants and Toddlers, Person Care Routines: Maintaining a Healthy and Clean Environment, and Relax, Relate, and Reach - Promoting Positive Staff-Child Interactions.

Track 5 - GELDS (ECE 1.1, 5.1): Classes include:
- Standard 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practices: 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.
- Standards 104: Planning Lessons Using the GELDS: 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.

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training.

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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/21/19 – 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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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

GELDS Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (QR)

Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/24/18 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

Location:
Creekstone at Little Tikes
2960 Albion Farm Rd.
Duluth, GA 30097

Class Description: ECE-1- Beginning – Defines Developmentally Appropriate Practices and understand what it looks like in a classroom.

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

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Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Active Play - Best Practices to Support Quality Rated

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/28/19 – 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: ECE-45.2 – 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: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Jun
29
12:10 PM12:10

Math Talk: Centers, Circle Time and Routines

Time: 12:10 pm- 1:10 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/28/19 – 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: 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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Jun
29
1:20 PM13:20

Block Basics: A Strong Foundation for Quality Block Play

Time: 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/28/19 – 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: 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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Jul
19
9:30 AM09:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

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

Class Description: ECE 1.3 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

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

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

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

Class Description:  ECE-2 ECE-6 ADM-2 – Beginning  – An introduction/overview of the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) used by DECAL to assess programs participating in Quality Rated.

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Apr
16
9:30 AM09:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

Location:
West Georgia Technical College
1 College Circle
LaGrange, GA 30240
Troup County Room

Class Description:  ECE 1.3 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of  Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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Apr
13
12:30 PM12:30

Challenging Behaviors

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/12/19 – noon
Seating Available: 15

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

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

Class Description: ECE-4.1 – Beginning – Participants will learn causes of children’s disruptive behaviors and strategies to help them overcome those disruptive behaviors.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Dynamic Duos & Team Building Positive Relationships Among ECE Professionals

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/12/19 – noon
Seating Available: 15

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

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

Class Description: ECE-6.3 – Beginning – This interactive workshop provides a framework for ECE Professionals to successfully create positive interactions between co-workers.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

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

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

Location:
Douglas County Library
6810 Selman Dr.
Douglasville, GA 30120

Class Description:  ECE-2 ECE-6 ADM-2 – Beginning  – An introduction/overview of the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) used by DECAL to assess programs participating in Quality Rated.

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Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

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

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

Class Description:  ECE 1.3 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Challenging Behaviors

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

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

Class Description: ECE-4.1 – Beginning – Participants will learn causes of children’s disruptive behaviors and strategies to help them overcome those disruptive behaviors.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 4/5/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $50

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30324

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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Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

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

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

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

Class Description:  ECE-2 ECE-6 ADM-2 – Beginning  – An introduction/overview of the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) used by DECAL to assess programs participating in Quality Rated.

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Mar
30
12:15 PM12:15

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

Time: 12:15 am- 2:15 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/29/19 – 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 Street
Woodstock, GA 30188

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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Mar
30
11:45 AM11:45

Injury Prevention

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Time: 11:45 am- 1:45 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/29/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

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

Location:
Clayton County Library, Headquarter Library
865 Battle Creek Road
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Class Description: ECE-2. 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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Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

G is for Germ: Infectious Disease Control

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Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/30/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

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

Location:
Clayton County Library, Headquarter Library
865 Battle Creek Road
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Class Description: ECE-2 – 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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Mar
30
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: 3/29/19 – noon

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, 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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Mar
23
11:45 AM11:45

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

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Time: 11:45 am- 1:45 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/22/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

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

Class Description: ECE-3-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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Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

GELDS Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (QR)

Time: 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/22/18 – noon

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

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

Class Description: ECE-1- Beginning – Defines Developmentally Appropriate Practices and understand what it looks like in a classroom.

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

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Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Language Development, Culture, and Communication: A PITC Philosphy

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Time: 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/22/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

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

Class Description: ECE-3-:Reflect on previous language experiences, practice responsive communication, brainstorm songs, rhymes, and finger plays and brainstorm one strategy to promote language development.

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

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/22/19 – noon
Seating Available: 35

Cost: $50

Location:
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260

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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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Watch Me Grow!

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/22/19 – 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-1.2, ECE-2.1, ECE-2.3 – Beginning – Learn about developmental monitoring, the educator’s role in monitoring, how to monitor development, and how to talk with families about their child’s development.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Mar
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: 3/21/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

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

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

Class Description: Beginning – ECE-6, ADM -1, ADM-2 This  Training examines how to help you make the most out of Standard 1 in the Quality Rated Portfolio.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

Successful Farm to Early Care and Education Cooking and Taste Tests

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/19/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30324

Class Description: Little hands love making delicious creations. In cooking, children will more likely try new fruits and vegetables, gain confidence and independence, practice new skills, and learn healthy eating habits. In this workshop participants will learn tips and best practices for cooking and offering taste tests in the ECE setting. We will cook, do a taste test activity, share ideas, and strategize how to connect recipes and tastings to teaching young children.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Mar
20
9:30 AM09:30

What You Need to Know About QR: Part Three Standards 4 and 5

Time: 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/19/19 – noon
Seating Available: 18

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

Location:
Douglas County Library
6810 Selman Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134

Class Description: ADM 1, ADM 2 - This training examines how to help you make the most of Standard 3 in the Quality Rated Portfolio. 

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

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Mar
20
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: 3/19/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30324

Class Description: This training discusses 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.

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Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

The Superpowers of Fruits and Vegetables

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30324

Class Description: This training offers ideas for promoting healthy eating, especially consuming more fruits and vegetables in the early childhood environment. Participants will learn why fruits and vegetables are important, how to encourage young eaters, strategies for working with families, and hands-on curriculum enrichment activities to increase healthy eating habits.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Mar
19
8:30 AM08:30

Farm to Early Care and Education: Healthier Menu Planning

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
Quality Care for Children
2751 Buford Hwy. NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30324

Class Description: 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.

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Watch Me Grow!

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

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

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

Class Description: ECE-1.1, ECE-1.2, ECE-2.1, ECE-2.3 – Beginning – Learn about developmental monitoring, the educator’s role in monitoring, how to monitor development, and how to talk with families about their child’s development.

Comments: 2 Hours of State Approved training.

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/16/19 – 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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Mar
15
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

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

Location:
Douglas County Library
6810 Selman Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134

Class Description:  ADM-2 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of  Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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Mar
15
9:30 AM09:30

Quality Rated Orientation

  • Clayton County Library Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free

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

Class Description:  ADM-2 – Beginning – This course provides an overview of  Quality Rated and the Quality Rated Process.

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

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Mar
14
to Mar 15

Chefs for Young Children Training - 2 Day Training (must attend both days)

Time: 3/14 9am-4pm, 3/15 9am-1pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/05/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

Cost: $65, unless you in the QCC CACFP, then the cost is $20

Location:
Mt. Elizabeth Academy
3450 Stilesboro Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Comments:This is for programs that want to improve the overall quality of their meals within the guidelines of CACFP. This Training is for the child care cooks and managers. Participant receive 10 hours of state-approved training on nutrition, meal preparation safety and physical activity. There will be onsite meal demonstration. You will receive:

  • You must attend both days to get any credit

  • Free Menu consultation with licensed dietitian

  • Recipes and nutrition guide

  • Ways to make affordable and healthy meals

  • Ideas to stretch your ingredients and food dollars

  • 10-hour on nutrition by Open Hand using Cooking Matters curriculum

  • Creating Postive Mealtime Attitudes

  • Safe Cooking

  • Choosing Healthy Foods

  • Meals that Appeal to Kids

  • Menu Management on Budget

***Note: Training certificates are issued to participants 3 weeks after completion of training . The survey is to help measure any changes your program has made to its nutrition service. An online survey will be emailed three weeks after training. After participants complete survey, the certificates will be emailed to the participant.

*** New participants only! - If you have participated in this training, you are not allowed to register for this again.

***Only 1-2 participants per program

*****Hours on 03/14 are 9am-4pm and hours on 03/15 are 9am-1pm

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Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

GELDS Standards 103: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (QR)

Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/11/18 – 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- Beginning – Defines Developmentally Appropriate Practices and understand what it looks like in a classroom.

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

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