Monthly Training/Professional Development

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SW Region - CCR&R of Southwest GA at Albany

Due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, all trainings
will be offered in a virtual format
only until further notice.

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Date

Time

Training Location Fee
Thursday
May 6, 2021
12:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
   

Quality Rated Orientation
The Quality Rated 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 the increase in quality will be enjoyed by the children and families you serve.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Dianne Fitchlee & Cassie Thompson,
BFTS Approved Trainers

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An invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.

 Webinar  Free
Thursday
May 6, 2021
6:30 pm -
    8:30 pm
 

Be a Role Model with Positive Teacher-Child Interactions 
This training is designed to assist in developing positive teacher-child interactions by identifying and understanding the characteristics as well as the importance of positive teacher-child interactions.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Meribeth Bice,
BFTS Approved Trainer 

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar  $10
Monday
May 10, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  

Child Development
Early childcare educators need knowledge about child development and learning to support children in their progress. Acknowledging what children do at different stages of their lives helps educators provide developmentally appropriate achievable activities and to develop appropriate learning goals for each child.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar  $10 

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
6:30 pm -
    8:30 pm
  

Better Brains for Babies:
Experience and Learning

This training focuses on the roles that genetics and experience play in learning and brain development.

2 State Approved Hrs.

La Keshia Levi,
County Extension Agent 

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar  $10 

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
 

Singing into Sign Language and Finger Spelling
In this training you will begin understanding language research, learn ways to increase motivation to learn and use 20+ signs with infant and tots as well as finger spelling with 3-4 year-olds for increased finger dexterity.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

 Webinar  $10
Thursday
May 13, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
 

Lesson Planning through Observation
Do you ever wonder what you’re going to do with your kids today? Come learn how to plan your day based on your children’s interests.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Kim Reignier,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

 Webinar $10 
Saturday
May 15, 2021
9:00 am -
    1:00 pm
 

Playground Safety
Join us to learn more information on Playground Safety.

4 State Approved Hrs.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar  $20 
 Tuesday
May 18, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
 

Math in the
Early Childhood Classroom
Math should be an everyday thing in a preschool classroom. Come and learn some creative math activities. Children love Creative Math Activities!

2 State Approved Hrs.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

 Webinar $10 
Thursday
May 20, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
 
 

Safety First Transportation
This training meets the (2) clock hours of transportation training, for the Director and staff responsible for or who participates in the transportation of children.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar  $10 
 Thursday
May 20, 2021
6:30 pm -
    8:30 pm
 
 

“A” is for Access
This training is designed to help clarify the meaning of accessibility of materials and identify common barriers to accessibility and solutions to ensuring access.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Meribeth Bice,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

 Webinar  $10
Saturday
May 22, 2021
9:00 pm -
    12:00 pm
 
  

Essentials of Disciplining
Young Children With
Challenging Behavior 
Are the challenges of disciplining getting the best of you? Do you feel like everything you try doesn't work? Come join this webinar and find out ways to improve implementation, parent involvement, and strategies for effective discipline for multiple age groups.

3 State Approved Hrs.

Melvina Crawl,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar  $15 
 Tuesday
May 25, 2021
7:00 pm -
   9:00 pm
 

Introduction to Montessori! New Ways of Learning and Teaching
Learn new ways of providing activities and learning through the work of Maria Montessori.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar  $10 

Date

Time

Training Location Fee

Tuesday
June 1, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm

Avoiding the Storm Managing Coworker and Administrative Challenges
Practical methods to manage stress and conflict between co-workers, administration, and parents. Learn new ways to lower your own stress levels.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Saturday
June 5, 2021
9:00 am -
    11:00 pm

Effective Communication for Building Family and Community Relationships
This is an interactive webinar in which participants will explore positive ways of communicating and multiple modes of communication. The session includes strategies for building relationships with families and the community.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Melvina Crawl,
BFTS Approved Trainer 

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Tuesday
June 8, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm

Three P ’s of Professionalism
Due to the reaching effects of ECE staff behavior and the importance of upholding our field as a true profession, this webinar was written to help early care and education staff realize they can earn the title of "professionals" and continue to effect children and families in a positive manner when they act professionally. 

2 State Approved Hrs.

Kerri Chalon,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Tuesday
June 8, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm

Conversations in the Classroom
This training is designed to assist teachers in developing more meaningful & extended conversations to develop learning.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Thursday
June 10, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm

Earlier Readers
Visual Development Including Sign Language
Understanding the brain absorbs like a sponge 0-3, learn and use a structured minute throughout the day to develop reading and language ability.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Thursday
June 10, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm

GELDS 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.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Cassie Thompson,
BFTS Approved Trainer 

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An invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.
  

Webinar Free

Saturday
June 12, 2021
9:00 am -
    1:00 pm

Teamwork with A Purpose
The purpose of this training on Teamwork with A Purpose, is to facilitate better communication; and to emphasize the importance of working together. The participants will offer ideas, concerns, and share various kinds of input. They will utilize the shared data to form the activities. They will be working together as a team to reach a common goal to
create a successful outcome.

4 State Approved Hrs.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $20

Tuesday
June 15, 2021
6:30 pm -
    8:30 pm

Better Brains for Babies:
Stress and Trauma
In this training, you will learn how chronic stress and trauma can be toxic to the developing brain. Physical well-being, attachment, play, and consistency all have specific roles in empowering children to better cope with stressful situations.

2 State Approved Hrs.

La Keshia Levi,
County Extension Agent 

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

 Webinar  $10

Saturday
June 19, 2021
9:00 am -
    1:00 pm
 

Musical Tipsy Toes
Students will explore ways to increase music in the classrooms. Discovery of music that are developmentally appropriate for different ages will be reviewed. 

4 State Approved Hrs.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $20

Tuesday
June 22, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm

Block Play in the
Early Childhood Classroom
This training will help teachers gain ideas for teaching Blocks and know what is expected in the ERS Rating Scales

2 State Approved Hrs.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Thursday
June 24, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm

The Transition Express Train -
Switching Tracks

This training provides meaningful, educational and fun activities for transitioning.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Date

Time

Training Location Fee

Thursday
July 1, 2021
6:30 pm -
    8:30 pm
 

GELDS 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.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Meribeth Bice,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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An invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.

Webinar Free

Tuesday
July 6, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
 

The Three Pigs-
Professionalism in Child Care
What is professionalism? What if my co-workers don't get along? Do I have rules or guidelines to follow?

2 State Approved Hrs.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer 

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Thursday
July 8, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
 

Introduction to GELDS
By attending this training teachers/providers will gain additional knowledge in the use of Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS). Using GELDS will give them a better understanding of the growth and development of the children they serve. Therefore, they will be able to create a more inclusive lesson plan that is developmental, diverse, and age appropriate. This will enhance the learning experience of the children.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Saturday
July 10, 2021
9:00 am -
    1:00 pm
 

Classroom Management-If You Fail To Plan, Then You Plan To Fail (3 - School Age)
Classroom management develops a set of expectancies used in an organized classroom environment. It includes setup, routines, rules and consequences. Successful classroom management paves the way for the teacher to engage the students in learning. This training is for staff who has been a childcare teaching or in leadership for at least three years.

4 State Approved Hrs.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $20

Tuesday
July 13, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
 

Covid- Preventing
Fears and Phobias in Children
Participants will learn how to help lessen fears in new behaviors of mask wearing, social distancing, crowds while teaching beginning science principles.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Tuesday
July 13, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
 

Standards 101: How to Use the GELDS
This training introduces teachers to the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) and explains how they can use the standards to improve learning outcomes. It provides an overview of the organizational structure and language and explains how the GELDS can be used to support developmentally appropriate practices.

2 State Approved Hrs.

 Dianne Fitchlee,
BFTS Approved Trainer 

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An invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar Free

Saturday
July 17, 2021
9:00 am -
   12:00 pm
 

Professional and Leadership
Development for Administrators
Are you an effective leader? How will you help staff make proactive career choices? Refine leadership skills and come away with tools, resources, and action plans to help you grow professionally in the webinar!

3 State Approved Hrs.

Melvina Crawl,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $15

Tuesday
July 20, 2021
6:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
 

What are They Learning:
Routines and Schedules
Children need each day to play, read, eat, interact and engage with the world around them. We as teachers need to design schedules and routines for learning.

2 State Approved Hrs.

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Saturday
July 24, 2021
9:00 am -
    1:00 pm
 

Understanding Lesson Plans
Join us for an interactive and energetic time as we embark on the journey of “making the most of lesson plans” utilizing GELDS. Upon completion of this training, you will have extended knowledge in developing individualized lesson plans that are age, diverse, and developmentally appropriate to include Brightideas/Special Needs, Tips for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

4 State Approved Hrs.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $20

Monday
July 26, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
 

Developing and Honoring Ways to Promote Partnership with Families
To become aware of the different barriers and communication issues that can create problems between staff and families. Knowing what to look for and how to decrease the barriers will increase the respect for families as well as teachers.

2 State Approved Hrs.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

Thursday
July 29, 2021
7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
 

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

2 State Approved Hrs.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Once payment has been received, an invitation to participate will be sent via email the day of the webinar.  

Webinar $10

 

OLLI TrainingHeath & Safety online 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.