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Richmond County Partnership for Children in North Carolina
 

Richmond County Partnership for Children
July - September 2017 Training Calendar

What Every Baby Needs

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: RCPC
Taught by: Michelle Wheless

Everything in a baby’s world happens in steps and stages.  It is important to appreciate each stage as it occurs and provide the support and guidance needed to allow a successful journey through each one.  This training will offer suggestions of what types of materials support learning at the different stages.  You will gain insight on the benefits of providing babies with ample time and space to master a skill before moving on to start practicing a new one and will explore some of the drawbacks of intervening unnecessarily.  With each mastered skill babies are discovering more about their bodies, the world around them and how the two work together.  These skills are the foundations that they will carry with them throughout their life and across all domains of learning. This training provides information that supports the ITERS-R subscales:  Space and Furnishings, Activities and Program structure.

Must register by 4:00pm August 8, 2017

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Head Trauma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: RCPC
Taught by: Marsha Williams

Participants will learn the definitions of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) and how this type of abuse effects a young child. They will learn about early brain development, infant crying, and preven-tion of SBS/AHT. The training also provides guidance on how to recognize, respond to, and report SBS/AHT.
(Training created by NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, 2017.)

Must register by 4:00pm August 31, 2017

Infant Toddler Zone

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: RCPC
Taught by: Michelle Wheless

Caring for infants and toddlers can be extremely rewarding but also pretty challenging. These very young children are dependent on their caregivers to meet their individual needs that support early learning and development while at the same time being responsible for their health and safety. During this training, we will identify ways to enhance supervision so that infants and toddlers in your program are safe during play activities and clearly discuss guidelines that will keep children both healthy and secure as they explore their indoor and outdoor child care environment. You will leave feeling more confident about the key elements of planning for protection; including keeping records and communicating with families and other staff. There will also be conversation about the importance of daily active physical play as well as the types of age appropriate materials to provide that allow for safe exploration in a secure world. This training provides information that supports the ITERS-R subscales: Space and Furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Activities, and Program Structure.

Must register by 4:00pm September 19, 2017