Monthly Training/Professional Development

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Session
Details

Training Description

Tuesday
July 2, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Creative Activities
But I am not Creative! How Do I become more creative? How do I promote creativity in the classroom?

Polly Raike
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday 
July 18, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Developmental Stages and Domains-
Child Growth and Development Preschool

You will have the opportunity to become more innovative in your approach to implementing age and developmentally appropriate all-inclusive activities by using GELDS. This training will enhance your knowledge of the Developmental Stages and Domains of Preschool Children.  Come and Grow with Us!

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
July 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

$30
6 State Approved Hrs. 

 

Sip and Paint-
Developing Social, Emotional, and Creative Skills

As Philip Pullman once said, "Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play." This training will give them just that!!! Come be introduced to "Intentional ART", giving children the opportunity to Inspire creative thinking! Thus, they can freely express their feelings/emotions through Art (painting), while enhancing their socialization skills in a more relaxed classroom environment to stimulate social interaction with their peers and adults.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 2600 N. Columbus Street,
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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Saturday
July 27, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$25

Fire Safety
This course meets the requirements mandated by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Session Details Training Description

Thursday 
August 1, 2024

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Training begins at 6:30 p.m.

$15
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Dinner and a Training
We are All a Piece of the Puzzle: Everyone's Role is Important!

As an early childhood professional come join us to begin to understand how everyone's role in a program plays an important part of creating a team to meet the goals of the program and children.

Come join us for a 2-hour BFTS approved training and dinner is on us!

Dianne Fitchlee
BFTS Approved Trainer

Albany State University-West 2400 Gillionville Road Albany, GA 31707
Event Center (located left of the Student Center/Building C)

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Thursday 
August 1, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$7.50
1.5 State Approved Hrs.

 

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scales -
Program Structure

Learn all about the Program Structure section of the Environmental Rating Scale by taking a closer look at each area of the scale:  schedules/transitions, free play, and group time.

Kathi Roberts
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Thursday 
August 8, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$5
1 State Approved Hr.

 

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scales –
Space & Furnishings

Learn all about the Space and Furnishings section of the Environmental Rating Scale by taking a closer look at each area of the scale:  indoor space, furnishings, room arrangement, and display.

Kathi Roberts
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Thursday 
August 15, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$7.50
1.5 State Approved Hrs.

 

 

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scales –
Personal Care Routines
Learn all about the personal care routines section of the Environmental Rating Scale by taking a closer look at each area of the scale:  meals/snacks, diapering/toileting, health and safety practices.

Kathi Roberts
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday 
August 15, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
This is beginners training. It is designed to bring awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder to providers.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday 
August 22, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.


Family Child Care Environment Rating Scales –
Language and Books
Learn about the Listening /Talking section of the Environmental Rating Scale by taking a closer look at each area of the scale:  talking with children, encouraging vocabulary development, responding to children’s communications, and encouraging children to communicate.   Also, explore the provider's use of books with children and encourage children’s use of books. 

Kathi Roberts
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Saturday 
August 24, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$30
6 State Approved Hrs.

 

August Super Saturday!

Classroom Imaginarium Western Style
This training is designed to enhance the children’s knowledge in Cognitive Development and General Knowledge: Math, Social Studies, Science, Creative Development, and Cognitive Processes. Incorporating inclusion and GELDS are reflected in this training.

Down Syndrome-Chromosome 21
Join us for a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of what the parents go through before birth and how Down Syndrome affects the developmental domains of the children. Your questions will be answered on how you can provide inclusive activities using GELDS and appropriately support parents and children while learning more about Down Syndrome.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday 
August 29, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scales - Activities
Join us in exploring the activities section of the Environmental Rating Scale by taking a closer look at each area of the scale:  fine motor, art, music/movement, blocks, dramatic play, nature/science, math/number, appropriate use of screen time, promoting acceptance of diversity, and gross motor.

Kathi Roberts
BFTS Approved Trainer  

Chilli’s Grill and Bar, 5080 Riverside Drive, #Suite 1600, Macon, GA 31210

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Session
Details
Training Description

Thursday 
September 5, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$7.50
1.5 State Approved Hrs.

 

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scales - Interactions
Come join us in exploring the interactions section of the Environmental Rating Scale by taking a closer look at each area of the scale.  We will explore supervision of gross motor play, supervision of play and learning, provider-child interaction, providing physical warmth/touch, guiding children’s behavior, and interactions among children.

Kathi Roberts
BFTS Approved Trainer  

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Saturday
September  7, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

$35
6 State Approved Hrs. 

 

The Book Club: Bringing Stories to Life!
Join us on an adventure in storytelling! Be introduced to the process of enhancing your classroom and learning how to bring stories to life plus how to incorporate it throughout the entire day within the classroom!

Each session includes a copy of the featured books! 

Dianne Fitchlee
BFTS Approved Trainer
    

Potters House, 1800 N. Central Ave, Tifton, GA 31794

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Tuesday
September 10, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

The Three Pigs-Professionalism in Child Care
Come join in on the discussion: What is professionalism? What if my co-workers don't get along? Do I have rules or guidelines to follow? Come learn what professionalism is and what guidelines to follow.

Polly Raike
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Thursday 
September 12, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Indoor and Outdoor Hazards
Come learn proper procedures to follow for a safe environment both indoors and outdoors which includes information from BFTS Rules and Regulations, Physical Plant, Playground Safety, and Building and Grounds.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
September  21, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

$30
6 State Approved Hrs. 

 

Tifton Super Saturday!

Creative Carnival
Learn how to guide children toward unlocking their creative and explorative nature and opening the doors over the developmental domains. Thus, creating opportunities that stimulate creativity, through activities in areas such as music, drawing, fine arts, drama, language, etc. including children with Special Needs.

Family Style Dining A Relaxing Dining Experience for Everyone
Learn the tools needed to implement a successful Family Style Dining program that is age and developmentally appropriate to meet the needs of all children, including those with special needs. It will provide the children with an opportunity to make healthy nutritional choices, become more independent, and increase their socialization skills.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

Maggie Campbell’s Gingerbread House Learning Center, 719 South Ridge Ave, Tifton, GA 31794

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Saturday
September  28, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

$60

 

 

CPR/First Aid
American Heart Association

Learn how to recognize and alleviate airway obstructions, and the signs, symptoms, and corrective action for a stroke or heart attack. Also, learn to recognize and treat minor medical emergencies.

Judy Gaines
Certified Instructor

Albany State University-West 2400 Gillionville Road Albany, GA 31707
Building J, Room 128

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Session
Details
Training Description

Saturday
October 5, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

$50
6 State Approved Hrs. 

 Breakfast & Lunch provided!

A Trip Around the World - The Seven Continents
This interactive training brings excitement and fun to participants as they develop/create various strategies that foster curiosity and exploration of the children as they use their imagination in exploring the Seven Continents of the world. Upon completing the training participants will have a complete tri-fold presentation board ready to be implemented in their next Social Studies Lesson.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

Albany State University-West 2400 Gillionville Road Albany, GA 31707
Event Center (located left of the Student Center/Building C)

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Cancellation Statement:
If you cannot attend this training, cancellation is required at least 24 hours before the training starts. Failure to cancel within this time frame or not attending the training will result in the attendee being marked as a No Show.

For a training series, canceling, being marked as a No Show, or arriving more than 30 minutes late to one session will result in cancellation of all sessions in the series.

In the event of inclement weather, training will be canceled if public schools are closed in the county where training is to be held.