There is no time like the present for early childhood educators to accelerate their learning skills, so make plans to attend one of our outstanding Early Educators Skill Enhancement Sessions. Supercharge your knowledge base in these enhancement sessions that provide you with individualized style workshops to interact with our leading movers and shakers in early childhood education, whose expertise is bound to inspire your daily work with children and families.

Connect with early childhood professionals and leaders like you, who are dedicated to keeping up with the field and helping to make a difference in the lives of young children and families in the evolving world of early childhood education.

Upcoming Early Educators Skill Enhancement Sessions.

Hoke County
Saturday, Oct. 5
9 am-3 pm
Scotland County
Saturday, Nov. 16
9 am-3 pm
Robeson County
Saturday, Feb. 1
9 am-3 pm
Scotland County
Saturday, May 16
9 am-3 pm
Robeson County
Saturday, June 27
9 am-3 pm
Sandhills Community College Hoke Center (Johnson Hall)

1110 East Central Ave.,
Raeford, NC 28376

Richmond Community College-Honeycutt Center

600 McLean Street,
Laurinburg, NC 28352
Robeson Community College, Building #17 (Health Science Bldg.)

5160 Fayetteville Road,
Lumberton, NC 28360
Richmond Community College-Honeycutt Center

600 McLean Street,
Laurinburg, NC 28352
Robeson Community College, Building #17 (Health Science Bldg.)

5160 Fayetteville Road,
Lumberton, NC 28360
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Classes offered for the February 1st Session

Do you have difficulty managing challenging behaviors in your classroom? Are you frustrated with the impact challenging behaviors have on student and staff morale? Do you wish there was something you could do? This training is for YOU! This learning event will help after school providers address a wide range of challenging behaviors in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to enriching strategies that will increase student engagement and facilitate positive classroom management. Upon completion, learners will be able to accurately state at least one strategy to utilize when creating positive classroom management and describe at least one effect of their personal barriers on relationships with students with 100% accuracy. Knowledge gained will be assessed through individual and group activities, role-play and feedback.

CPR teaches basic life support skills for adults, children and infants which includes: how to provide cardiac compressions, breathing for used on choking victims and how to properly operate an Automated External Defibrillator. In First-Aid, learners will demonstrate how to control bleeding, wrap bleeding injuries, treat for shock, sudden illnesses, and injuries. . Upon completion, learners will be able to identify an emergency and apply knowledge gained through a hands-on illustration of CPR techniques. Instructor will assess knowledge gained through feedback provided during presentation and hands-on demonstrations.

This required training developed by the NC Healthy Start Foundation's ITS-SIDS project meets state requirements for ITS-SIDS training. Learners will discuss ways to reduce the risk of SIDS through safe sleep practices for infants. Learners will also review Safe Sleep Policy guidelines, NC Division of Child Development and Early Education licensing rule, maintenance of the proper forms, and other “Best Practice” recommendations. During this learning event, learners will receive the needed information to create a Safe Sleep Policy, updated research about SIDS and local health and safety resources. Upon completion, learners will be able to define SIDS, identify external stressors and risk factors associated with SIDS and list components of NC Child Care Rules for a Safe Sleep Policy. Learners will be given a Pre/Posttest to assess knowledge gained as a result of this event.

With all the changes within Early Childhood that require more focus on the curriculum, this learning event will dig deeper into the basis of the curriculum designs, what the focus of the curriculum is pertaining to early learners, curriculum implementation, and modifications. This not a class that teaches you the curriculum, but one that teaches you how to use it more effectively. This learning event will break down the NC Foundations of Early Learning and Development domains into fun-size pieces to make them user-friendly and easier to apply to your weekly lesson plans to ensure optimal learning is achieved. Activities and discussions will support learning event so you leave with an excitement about creating those weekly plans! Focus is also placed on Portfolio development to track progress and learning throughout the year. Upon completion, learners will be able to incorporate their curriculum into their lesson plans. Instructor will assess knowledge gained through feedback provided during presentation and activities.

Handwashing, diapering, toileting, and sanitation procedures are performed multiple times a day. Since they are done so frequently, steps can easily be forgotten or rushed. Reviewing proper technique is a good reminder that these processes are more than just about cleanliness but can also prevent the spread of infectious disease. Handwashing module: Learners will learn about infectious disease and how it is spread. Learners will be taught the consequences of inadequate handwashing, how to wash hands and assist children with handwashing, and when adults and children must wash hands in child care. Diapering module: Learners will learn when and how to check diapers, what kind of equipment is required for proper diapering, the correct steps of diapering and how proper diapering prevents the spread of germs. Toileting module: Learners will learn about toilet rooms, toilet learning practices and equipment, and how to assist when children have accidents during toilet learning. Sanitation module: Learners will learn the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. They will learn how to clean, sanitize and disinfect and when to clean common items in child care including sleep areas, play areas, food areas, handwashing sinks, toileting and diapering areas, and keeping cleaning supplies, doorknobs, water fountains, floors, and cubbies clean. Upon completion, learners will be able to recognize and discuss the common sources of violations and issues to avoid. Instructor will assess knowledge gained through hands-on activities and feedback provided during the presentation.