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Jun
22
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Development Day

  • Chattahoochee Technical College - Marietta Campus (map)
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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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Jul
1
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: 6/30/19 – noon

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

Location:
Goodwill Center
9425 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30188

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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Jul
9
4:30 PM16:30

Introduction to the Professional Learning Community (PLC) Model

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 7/8/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

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

Location:
LaGrange Memorial Library
115 Alford St.
LaGrange, GA 30241

Class Description: ADM-4 – Participants will learn the PLC characteristics and participate in appropriately planned interactive “protocol” activities. Participants will learn the PLC characteristics and participate in appropriately planned interactive “protocol” activities. Participants will learn the PLC characteristics and participate in appropriately planned interactive “protocol” activities.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Jul
11
to Jul 12

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

Time: 7/11 9 am - 4 pm, 7/12 9 am - 1 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 6/28/19 – noon
Seating Available: 30

The two-day training takes place in Albany (Dougherty County), July 11-12, 2019. You will receive 10 state-approved training hours if you attend both days. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your meal service with healthier meals.

Cost: $20 per person for sites under QCC sponsorship for CACFP; $65 per person for sites not sponsored by QCC for CACFP.

Location:
Gathering Place
313 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701

Contact Gina Cook for the promotional code for registration to receive your discount at 770-845-1464 or 404-479-1490.

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 demonstrations. You will receive:

  • Free menu consultation with licensed dietitian (Helps with Quality Rated)

  • 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 positive mealtime attitudes

  • Safe cooking

  • Choosing healthy foods

  • Meals that appeal to kids

  • Menu management on a budget

Directions for Menu for Dietitian Review:

  • Two-week menu cycle of all meals and snacks served is sent to us after registration.

  • Due June 26th email to: gina.cook@qccga.org

  • Subject Line: CFYC Menu + Name of Program

*** Note: Training certificates are issued to participants approximately 4 weeks after completion of training . Two on-line post-assessments will be emailed to the e-mail address provided 3 weeks after training.  It is your responsibility to send these in a timely manner. Certificates will not be issued if you do not complete both assessments. ***

*** Note: 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 07/11 are 9am-4pm and hours on 07/12 are 9am-1pm

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Jul
12
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 50

Location:
Mountain View Library
3320 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066

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 to 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 complete

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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
Seating Available: 50

Location:
Clayton County Library Headquarters
865 Battle Creek Road
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 to 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 complete

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Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to the Professional Learning Community (PLC) Model

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 7/18/19 – noon
Seating Available: 50

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

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

Class Description: ADM-4 – Participants will learn the PLC characteristics and participate in appropriately planned interactive “protocol” activities.

Comments: 1 Hour of State Approved training.

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Jul
27
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Development Day

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Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 7/26/19 – noon
Seating Available: 145

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
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260

*When registering, please register for each class you wish to take individually!*

Track 1 - Room 409 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm): Participants should bring their own laptops. Classes include:
- What You Need To Know about QR Portfolios Part 1: Introduction & Standard One (9:00 am - 11:00 am): 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 (11:15 am - 1:15 pm): 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! (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm): Learn about the Quality Rated (QR) portfolio criteria for standards 4 and 5. Then gain information on final before submitting the QR Portfolio.

Track 2 - Room 425 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm): Classes include:
- Injury Prevention (9:00 am - 11:00 am): Learn about injury prevention including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, safe sleep practices, safety hazards, safe supervision, toy safety, and poison control.
- G is for Germ: Infectious Disease Control (11:15 am - 1:15 pm): Learn your responsibilities for infectious disease control in your program and appropriate handwashing and diapering techniques.
- Introduction to Child Abuse & Neglect (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm): Learn the definitions of child abuse, discuss warning signs of the different types of abuse, and learn about mandated reporting laws.

Track 3 - Room 420 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm): Classes include:
- Standards 104: Planning Lesson Using the GELDS (9:00 am - 1:00 pm): 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.
- Strengthening Families Georgia: An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm): This online course will introduce you to the Strengthening Families Initiative that works to support families and children by building protective factors.

Track 4 - Room 424 (9:00 am - 1:15 pm): Classes include:
- Supporting Young Children Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families: Supporting Each Young Learning and their Family (Module 2) (9:00 am - 11:00 am): 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.
- Supporting Young Children Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and their Families Culture: It’s In Every One of Us (Module 1) (11:15 am - 1:15 pm): 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.

Comments: 6 Hours of State Approved training.

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Aug
3
10:30 AM10:30

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR & First Aid

Time: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 8/2/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

Cost: $50

Location:
West Cobb Library
1750 Dennis Kemp Ln.
Kennesaw, GA 30152

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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Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 18

Location:
Douglas County Library
6810 Selman Drive
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 to 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 complete

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Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Best Practices: Science, Blocks and Art

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 8/9/19 – noon
Seating Available: 20

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

Location:
ABC, Another Bright Creation
4482 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30135

Class Description: ECE-1.2, ECE-1.3, ECE-1.4, ECE-4.3, 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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Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 8/9/19 – noon
Seating Available: 40

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

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

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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Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Strengthening Families Through Parental Resilience

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 8/14/19 – noon
Seating Available: 25

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

Location:
MJCCA Sunshine School
1415 Old Canton Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062

Class Description: ECE 2.3, ADM 2 – Beginning - This Strengthening Families Georgia workshop helps child and family serving professionals to promote parental resilience every day in families through regular practice, making assessments of the parent’s situation, and following-up with parents.

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

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Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Challenging Behaviors

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 8/16/19 – noon
Seating Available: 80

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

Location:
Lafayette Christian School
1904 Hamilton Rd.
LaGrange, GA 30241

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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Aug
17
12:30 PM12:30

The Transition Toolbox: Creating Effective and Educational Transitions

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 8/16/19 – noon
Seating Available: 80

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

Location:
Lafayette Christian School
1904 Hamilton Rd.
LaGrange, GA 30241

Class Description: ECE-1.1 - Beginning - This hands-on workshop will provide teachers with knowledge on the importance of transitions, and how to make transitions effective, educational, and fun.

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

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Aug
24
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: 8/23/19 – noon

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

Location:
Clayton State University
5823 Trammell Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260

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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Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Quality Rated Orientation

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration: must preregister
Cost: Free
Seating Available: 50

Location:
Powder Springs Library
4181 Atlanta St., Building 1
Powder Springs, GA 30127

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 to 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 complete

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Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

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

  • Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library (map)
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Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 9/15/19 – noon

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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
3
9:30 AM09:30

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

  • Savannah Technical College - STC Eckburg Auditorium (map)
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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
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
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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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
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
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
4
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Learning Community (PLC) Super Saturday

  • Douglasville Parks & Recreation - Ike Owings Community Center (map)
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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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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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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
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
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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Mar
30
11:45 AM11:45

Injury Prevention

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

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

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

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
23
11:45 AM11:45

Read It Again! Effective Read Alouds in a Preschool Classroom

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

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

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

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
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
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)
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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
9
11:45 AM11:45

GELDS Standards 102: Child Development (QR)

Time: 11:45 am- 1:45 pm
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/8/19 – noon

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

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

Class Description:  – ECE 1.1 - Beginning – Understand that children develop in a sequence of milestones and at different rates and the connections between GELDS and Milestones.

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

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Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

GELDS Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS (QR)

Time: 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Contact: 404-479-4230
Registration Deadline: 3/8/19 – noon

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

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

Class Description: ECE-5.1 - Beginning – An Introduction to the Georgia Learning and Development Standards

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

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Mar
2
11:45 AM11:45

Supporting Children Who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Their Families: Supporting Each Young Learner and their Family (Module 2)

  • Clayton County Library, Headquarter Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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

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

Class Description: ECE-1.2, ECE-2.1, ECE-5.5, ADM-2 – Beginning-  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

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

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