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September 2019

Raising A Reader – Narrative Skills

September 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In this session, we will discuss what literacy is, how to introduce literacy to your daily routine and the importance of emergent literacy skills in the classroom. In addition, we will also discuss the importance of narrative skills in literacy. (2 credit hours) Cost: Free Presenters: Candice Dillard, Quality Consultant and Angel Parker, Early Literacy Consultant SSPC: 6:30-8:30 pm THIS TRAINING IS OPEN TO RAISING A READER LITERACY GRANTEES ONLY.

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Read to Succeed- Narrative Skills

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In this session, we will discuss what literacy is, how to introduce literacy to your daily routine and the importance of emergent literacy skills in the classroom. In addition, we will also discuss the importance of narrative skills in literacy. (2 credit hours) Cost: Free Presenters: Candice Dillard, Quality Consultant and Angel Parker, Early Literacy Consultant SSPC: 6:30-8:30 pm THIS TRAINING IS FREE TO READY READERS LITERACY GRANTEES, Fee: $10.00 FOR OTHER ATTENDEES AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC.

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Environment Rating Scale Fundamentals

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In this session we will review and practice scoring indicators in the scales. We will define commonly used terms, and identify resources available when using the scales. All Professional Development (PD) grantees must attend as well as each facility that participates in the Quality Maintenance Grant must send at least one representative unless a PD grantee attends from their facility  (2 Credit Hours) Fee: $10.00 Presenter: Shelly Martin, Quality, SSPC 6:30-8:30

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October 2019

Intro to Resilience

October 23, 2019 @ 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 your 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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IT’S SIDS

October 29, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Narrative Skills in Literacy

November 12, 2019 @ 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 literacy is, how to introduce literacy to your daily routine and the importance of emergent literacy skills in the classroom. In addition, we will also discuss the importance of narrative skills in literacy. (1.5 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenters: Candice Dillard, Quality Consultant and Angel Parker, Early Literacy Consultant SSPC: 6:30-8:00 pm

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December 2019

IT’S SIDS

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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January 2020

Environment Rating Scale Fundamentals

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

In this session we will review and practice scoring indicators in the scales. We will define commonly used terms, and identify resources available when using the scales. (2 Credit Hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenter: Shelly Martin, Quality, SSPC 6:30-8:30

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Building Resilience in Children

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

The Intro to Resilience training was to introduce the participants to the definition of the Resilience Model. Building Resilience will help participants recognize children that demonstrate adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and give them tools to actively direct the child and family to the resources needed to overcome hardships. These activities will also help the childcare provider show children in the classroom different examples of how they can overcome the ACES in their life.    (2 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenters: Regina…

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February 2020

Rewire for Resilience

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

This training will explain how trauma and toxic stress impacts the brain. You will gain trauma informed skills you can utilize with your children and/or youth you work with. (2 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenter: Franchon Francees, LPC, CTP Founder, Healing Your Almond, SSPC 6:30-8:30 pm.

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