Professional Development Training

for Child Care Professionals

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Director & Leadership Courses

This is a group of topics providing professional development in Administration, Management and Leadership for owners, administrators, directors and assistant directors.

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Administrator's Credential Course - Begin any week

Administrator's Credential program- ECMi. ECMi is a program designed for the new or experienced child care director interested in acquiring or enhancing management skills. You must attend the full day for each module. Late arrival is not permitted. If you are late you will need to attend the class the next date it is offered. Upon completion of this 6 class course, and passing the open book test persons are eligible to receive the Child Care Administrator's credential which is recognized by TX DFPS. This credential provides the education requirement needed to be a director.

There are additional requirements relating to experience and age. For more information on the specific requirements of the Texas Child Care licensing standards.

Class Schedule:

January 25, 2019
Module 3- Staff Relations

February 1, 2019
Module 4- Child Development- The Administrator's Role

February 8, 2019
Module 5 - Parent Partnerships

February 15, 2019
Module 6- Ethics

February 22, 2019
Module 1-Child Care Administration

March 1, 2019
Module 2- Min. Standards, Legal Issues

Irregular classes scheduled starting 8/17/2018 at 8:30 AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 153.00 ea.
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 515.00 ea.

Minimum Standards, Legal Issues - January 18, 2019

Become familiar with licensing requirements, develop procedures to handle emergencies, and become aware of legal aspects affecting early childhood programs today.

Single class scheduled on 1/18/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 69.00 ea.

Mentors: Who We Are & What We Do - January 23, 2019

Explore the mentor role, characteristics and different perspectives of the mentor lens.

Single class scheduled on 1/23/2019 at 9:00AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

Staff Relations - January 25, 2019

Positive staff relationships begin before you even hire an employee. Learn how to write effective job descriptions, understand recruiting, interviewing strategies and hiring procedures to build a solid foundation. Additionally, this session will address how to retain, engage staff and keys to building a stronger team.

Single class scheduled on 1/25/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 69.00 ea.

Mentor Model & Approaches for Teacher Self Assessment - January 30, 2019

Discover the mentor model for working with teachers and the mentoring approaches to get the greatest results. Also, explore ideas for teacher self- assessments.

Single class scheduled on 1/30/2019 at 9:00AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

The Logic Behind Interviewing & Screening Candidates - January 31, 2019

Ever wonder how to tell if an interview is going well or not? During this session, administrators will strategize ways to create a process for conducting successful interviews. From selecting an interview team to constructing interview questions, this session will guide you through several steps to address your interviewing and screening dilemmas.

Single class scheduled on 1/31/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

Child Development: The Administrator's Role - February 1, 2019

Participants will become familiar with running and providing high-quality early childhood programs. We will discuss how using the knowledge of ages and stages of child growth and development, effective guidance techniques and classroom management techniques will strengthen your program and create a positive learning environment for families, children and staff.

Single class scheduled on 2/1/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 69.00 ea.

D.A.P. for Infants & Toddlers & Pre-K - February 6, 2019

Review the importance of developmentally appropriate practices and discuss the connections to the state guidelines. Review Infants & Toddlers & Pre-K State guidelines and some content within the N.A.E.Y.C. DAP book.

Single class scheduled on 2/6/2019 at 9:00AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 40.00 ea.

I've Found the Perfect Employee, or Have I? - February 7, 2019

So, you’ve decided to hire the perfect employee! Stop! Put on the brakes. Several things need to happen before you make an offer to a candidate. Many steps (from checking references to verifying credentials) should be taken or you may regret your decision. Please attend this informative session to help you get closer to hiring the perfect employee.

Single class scheduled on 2/7/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

Parent Partnerships - February 8, 2019

Families want, and need, to be involved in their child’s development, but creating a Family Centered program can be challenging if you don’t have a road map. Become familiar with Family Centered Child Care and learn strategies to map your process for building strong parent partnerships.

Single class scheduled on 2/8/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 69.00 ea.

Effective Discipline Policies - February 13, 2019

Caring for and educating young children in Early Childhood programs is rewarding yet difficult work, and we believe it is critical that systems are in place to support children, families and staff to be their very best. Effective, high-quality behavior guidance policies support teaching and learning. It can also address how to prevent challenging behaviors in early childhood settings. Let’s do some hands- on practice to find out if your Discipline and Guidance Policy is effective. Do you have a system in place that involves family, professional development, evidenced based classroom practices for preventing and addressing challenging behaviors and is decision making fair and equitable?

Single class scheduled on 2/13/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 20.00 ea.

Ethics - February 15, 2019

The NAEYC Code of Ethics focuses on responsibilities to children, families and colleagues all toward supporting effective, high-quality, and consistent programs. Come and learn how to reference the Code, engage in discussions and activities that help guide the decisions that impact the quality of child care. You will leave with information you can apply to your own program.

Single class scheduled on 2/15/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

Strength-Based Coaching Gradual Release Model & Facilitating Change - February 20, 2019

Learn how to focus the mentoring visits on teacher strengths and facilitate lasting change in instructional practices with the Gradual Release of Responsibility.

Single class scheduled on 2/20/2019 at 9:00AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

Minimum Standards, Legal Issues - March 1, 2019

Become familiar with licensing requirements, develop procedures to handle emergencies, and become aware of legal aspects affecting early childhood programs today.

Single class scheduled on 3/1/2019 at 8:30AM
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 69.00 ea.