Monthly Training/Professional Development

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Session
Details

Training Description

Tuesday
October 19, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Creating an Effective Circle Time
Learn how to plan, develop, and implement an effective circle time that engages children socially to learn new concepts and practice language.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer 

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Thursday
October 21, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$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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Saturday
October 23, 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Workplace Ethical and Professional Behaviors
NAYEC Code of Ethics will be used as a basis while exploring additional ways to learn about the workplace professional ethical behaviors.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer  

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Session
Details

Training Description

Tuesday
November 2, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Anecdotal Notes in the Early Childhood Classroom
This training will teach staff to observe and write anecdotal notes accurately and concisely for record-keeping.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer  

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Saturday
November 6, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar

$15
3 State Approved Hrs.

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!

Melvina Crawl,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
November 9, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Better Brains for Babies: Experience and Learning
Learn the roles that genetics and experience play in learning and brain development.

La Keshia Levi,
County Extension Agent

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Wednesday
November 10, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 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.  

Estelle Rothwell,
BFTS Approved Trainers   

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Thursday
November 11, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Reviewing the Updated CACFP Meal Pattern for
Center and Family Home

Training for center-based and family home teachers on the updated CACFP Meal Plans for infants - 12 years of age.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer   

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Saturday
November 13, 2021

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Webinar

$20
4 State Approved Hrs.

Food Safety and Nutrition
Join us to gain additional knowledge in food preparation, storage, serving, nutrition planning, and proper dishwashing.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Monday
November 15, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Brown Bear Brown Bear -Sign Language Stories
Learn simple signs to these childhood favorites. Help children develop finger muscles for future writing.   

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
November 16, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Sound of Music and Waves of Movement
This training helps teachers gain ideas and importance for Music/Movement in Early Childhood Classroom.

Polly Raike,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday
November 18, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

The Art of Reading
GET READY - The Art of Reading is designed to assist teachers in creating reading stations. The opportunities provided are innovative, interactive, and a positive guide for children as they experience The Art of Reading.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
November 20, 2021

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Webinar

$20
4 State Approved Hrs.

Best Practices for Healthier Children
Educators must remember that children are placed in our care to protect and care for them. We should make sure to help meet their health needs indoors and outdoors.

Linda Davis,
BFTS Approved Trainer  

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Session
Details
Training Description

Wednesday
December 1, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 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.

Estelle Rothwell,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday
December 2, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Impact of Home Language in English Development
This training demonstrates the importance of supporting and understanding the Dual Language Learner(DLL) and the impact of Home Language within ECE programs. It provides an awareness of cultural affairs, customs, and Home, trust, and strengthening for the families and the ECE programs. 

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
December 4, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar

$15
3 State Approved Hrs.

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 to this webinar and find out ways to improve implementation, parent involvement, and strategies for effective discipline for multiple age groups.

Melvina Crawl,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Monday
December 6, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Transitioning-Moving Right Along (Infants & Toddlers)
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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Thursday
December 9, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Authority and Suggestions for
Managing Classroom Behavior

Learn the difference between authoritative and suggestive wording and explore obedience, confidence, fear, and confusion in communication styles.  

Lori Sugarman,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
December 11, 2021

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Webinar

$20
4 State Approved Hrs.

Make Every Move Count
By attending this training participants will be able to develop and implement ORIGINAL activities to enhance children's Physical and Cognitive growth and development. The activities will be focused on children from infancy to 5+.

Sandra Jackson,
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Tuesday
December 14, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Better Brains for Babies: Stress and Trauma
In this training 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.

La Keshia Levi,
County Extension Agent

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Wednesday
December 15, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar


2 State Approved Hrs.

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.

Marien Whitlock,
BFTS Approved Trainer  

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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.