Monthly Training/Professional Development

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Training Description

Thursday
July 29, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

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

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
July 31, 2021

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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

$50

CPR/First Aid
American Heart Association

*masks required

Judy Gaines,
Certified Instructor

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Session
Details

Training Description

Tuesday
August 3, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Better Brains for Babies: Attachment
In this training, we will discuss ways adults help children develop the trust needed to take risks and develop appropriate social and emotional skills, and what can occur if negative attachments are formed in childhood. 

La Keshia Levi,
County Extension Agent 

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Tuesday
August 3, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Relationships, Interactions, and Temperaments
Learn how to build positive teacher-child relationships & interactions and will discuss the different temperaments each child has and share ways to teach them.

Angie Morey,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Wednesday
August 4, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Open-ended Questions are Important!
Who, What, When, Where, & Why?
Learn how to incorporate open-ended questions in the classroom to encourage positive language development.

Angie Morey,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
August 10, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Pop! Infant and Tot Lesson Plans
Learn to "pop" the activity and language growth during this period of infancy and toddlerhood amidst the chaos, meals, and diapering.

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
August 10, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

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 realizes they can earn the title of "professionals" and continue to affect children and families in a positive manner when they act professionally. 

Shandry Johnson,
BFTS Approved Trainer  

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Saturday
August 14, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar

$15
3 State Approved Hrs.

Making Lesson Plans Simple
Participants will begin by developing a webbing from the book, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See". Afterward, they will be given a clear idea of how to prepare a lesson plan using the GELDS lesson plan form.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
August 17, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Plan It, Purge It, Place It:
How to Organize Your Child Care Center
Learn tips and strategies on how to organize your environment to run a smoother classroom.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
August 17, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar

2 State Approved Hrs.

Standards 102: Child Development
This training examines basic milestones of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from birth to preschool. It helps teachers understand how these milestones connect with GELDS indicators, with a special focus on social-emotional development.

Erica White,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Wednesday
August 18, 2021

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$15
3 State Approved Hrs.

Stressed Out! The Importance of Self Care for
the Early Childhood Programs

This training will assist early learning professionals to understand the definition and signs of stress, give strategies to reduce stress, and assist with creating individual plans for self-care. 

Estelle Rothwell,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday
August 19, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Setting the Stage: Promoting Positive Behaviors
This virtual-based real-time, online training will help providers gain an understanding of factors that promote positive behaviors in children and make plans to set the stage for this environment.

Kerri Chalon,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
August 21, 2021

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Webinar

$30
6 State Approved Hrs. 

Arts and Crafts Super Saturday Plus!
Look forward to an enjoyable, informative, and fun-filled Saturday. The scheduled 6 hours will incorporate educational activities using arts and crafts with an explanation of age-appropriate groups in child care settings plus inclusive needs, too, -this is a GREAT way to start your upcoming school year! This is a “don’t miss” opportunity for all staff - SO mark your calendar!

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Monday
August 23, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Daily Transition-From Beginning 2 End
Verbal cues are an absolute necessity when encouraging young children to transition from one activity to the next. Practicing and making it fun for the children will support a smooth transition.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
August 24, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

All About Group Times
Learn how to meet the needs of children through the large group to small group activities.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer    

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Wednesday
August 25, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Let’s Play House:
How to Set Up or Improve Your Dramatic Play Area

Child care providers will have a better understanding of how to set up and improve a dramatic play center and use dramatic play to foster learning through play.

Crystal Heard,
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Thursday
August 26, 2021

7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Using Transitions Appropriately
Learn to create and develop diverse, age, and developmentally appropriate transitional activities.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
August 28, 2021

9:00 am -11:00 am

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

“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. 

Meribeth Bice,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Monday
August 30, 2021

6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Chew on This:
How to Understand and Handle Biting in the Classroom

In this training, teachers will be able to better understand biting from a developmental point of view. They will learn that there are different types of biters and the strategies to assist those children when biting occurs. Teachers will also learn how to make an action plan for when biting becomes a real problem.

Cindy Fick,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
August 31, 2021

6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Individualized & Teacher-Directed Artwork:
What's the Difference?
Learn the difference between Individualized Artwork and Teacher-Directed Artwork as well as why individualized artwork is important. This training will utilize the Environment Rating Scale Books to help understand the art expectations for Quality Rated.

Alicia Mills,
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Session
Details

Training Description

Thursday
September 2, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Discipline and Supervision- Do’s, and Don’ts and Can’ts
Participants will learn specific approaches and techniques to discipline and supervision in accordance with Bright from the Start rules and regulations.

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer
 

Tuesday
September 7, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Teacher/Child Interactions
This training will teach participants the benefits and various opportunities to interact with the children in their care.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Thursday
September 9, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Scribbles, Drawings, and Paintings-Writing Readiness
Educating teachers on why it is so important for children to be allowed to scribble, draw and paint at a young age and introducing the stages children go through before actually writing.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
September 11, 2021

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Webinar

$20
4 State Approved Hrs.

Supervision Made Easy!
Are you sure you have adequate supervision? Together let’s Hit a Home Run by following The Rules and Regulations. See you at Home Plate!

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
September 11, 2021

101 9:00 am - 11:00 am

102 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

103 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Webinar

2 State Approved Hrs. per session- must register for each session individually

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.

Standards 102: Child Development
This training examines basic milestones of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from birth to preschool. It helps teachers understand how these milestones connect with GELDS indicators, with a special focus on social-emotional development.

Standards 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.

Angie Morey & Estelle Rothwell, BFTS Approved Trainers  

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Monday
September 13, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

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 realizes they can earn the title of "professionals" and continue to affect children and families positively when they act professionally. 

Kerri Chalon,
BFTS Approved Trainer  

Register Here

Tuesday
September 14, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Better Brains for Babies: Play
Learn how play builds connections in the brain and how adults can help enrich the learning experience for children through play.

La Keshia Levi,
County Extension Agent

Register Here

Tuesday
September 14, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar

2 State Approved Hrs.

Standards 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.

Shadry Johnson,
BFTS Approved Trainer
  

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Wednesday
September 15, 2021

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Changing Space: Making Your Classroom Work!
Does your classroom need a new look? Learn ways to create a safe and warm environment for children and staff. 

Marian Whitlock,
BFTS Approved Trainer  

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Saturday
September 18, 2021

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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

$50

CPR/First Aid
American Heart Association

*masks required

Judy Gaines,
Certified Instructor

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Saturday
September 18, 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

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.

Melvina Crawl,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
September 21, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Cooking with Math and Science
Teaching children math and science skills through simple recipes that can be used within the classroom.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday
September 23, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

What?! Healthy Behavior Management Strategies
This course defines behavior management and helps the caregiver differentiate between challenging and difficult behaviors. It offers positive strategies that result from inappropriate classroom behavior.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
September 25, 2021

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Webinar

$20
4 State Approved Hrs.

Musical Tipsy Toes
Learn ways to increase music in the classroom and discover music that is developmentally appropriate for different ages.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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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.