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April 2019

Spring FCCH Operators Meeting

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Rule changes regarding Administrative Actions and changes in the star rated license process.  Other topics included for discussion: accessing Moodle, discipline, medication, supervision, transportation, paperwork organization and compliance letters. (2 credit hours) Cost: Free Presenter: Tammy Ross DCDEE Consultant Location: SSPC 6:30-8:30pm

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Transportation Safety

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In preparation for Spring Break and summer time field trips, we will discuss ways to safely and properly transport children. We will also identify the different types of car seats, who should ride in them and review basic installation procedures. (2 credit hours, Cost: $10.00 Presenters: Shelly Martin Quality Program Manager and Candice Dillard, Quality Consultant) Location: SSPC 6:30-8:30 pm.

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May 2019

Vocabulary in Literacy

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In this session, we will discuss what vocabulary is, how to introduce vocabulary to your daily routine and the importance of early emergent literacy skills in the classroom. In addition, we will also discuss ways to support emerging language and literacy skills in children of all ages. (1.5 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenters: Candice Dillard, Quality Consultant Angel Parker, Early Literacy Consultant Location: SSPC: 6:30-8:00 pm

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IT’S SIDS

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Learn the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of SIDS. We will review NC Child Care Laws and Regulations regarding SIDS and Safe Sleep Practices. (2 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenters: Shelly Martin Quality Program Manager Location: SSPC: 6:30-8:30 pm  

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Record Keeping

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In this class, we will review forms and files required by DCDEE. Providers will be shown efficient ways to maintain records and stay in compliance with rules and regulations. (2 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenter: Rhonda Williams Location: SSPC: 6:30-8:30 pm  

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June 2019

Be Active Kids

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

This is a comprehensive physical activity based program dedicated to improving health and development in North Carolina’s children. The Movement Guide includes more than 80 developmentally appropriate lesson plans for children birth to age five. Each facility will receive one kit. Plan to come and Be Active! (3 Credit Hours Fee: FREE Presenters:  Shelly Martin, Quality Program Manager and Candice Dillard, Quality Consultant) SSPC 8:30am-11:30am  

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August 2019

CPR & First Aid

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Earn your CPR & First Aid certification upon completion of the class. You MUST pre-register at Smart Start of Pender County; however, payment is NOT due until the day of the training. This session is designed to meet childcare requirements. SSPC 6:30-9:00 PM ($5 registration fee, Cost: $45 CASH ONLY the night of the training) Presenter: Stacey Wright, Pender County EMS

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IT’S SIDS

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Learn the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of SIDS. We will review NC Child Care Laws and Regulations regarding SIDS and Safe Sleep practices. (2 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenter: Shelly Martin, Quality Program Manager, SSPC 6:30-8:30pm

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Intro to Resilience

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

“Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back.”  Join us to learn the brain science behind traumatic events and the skills you can use to increase resiliency and get back to you resilient zone. (1.5 credit hours) Cost: Free Presenters: Regina Bass-Corley, Resource Library Coordinator Jasmin Johansen, Program Coordinator Evaluator, SSPC 6:30-8:00 pm.  

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September 2019

Building Resiliency in Children

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In this training, we will discuss seven characteristics that contribute to a child’s resiliency as well as differentiate between encouragement and praise.  We will also discuss 5 ways to support a child’s development while nurturing resilience. . (2 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenters: Regina Bass-Corley, Resource Library Coordinator Jasmin Johansen, Program Coordinator Evaluator, SSPC 6:30-8:30 pm.  

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