Early Educator Training 2022-2023 All events are free and will be in person unless otherwise noted. Masks are optional. DCDEE credit hours will be awarded for participation. We are still working out the details, however take note of our offerings and check back soon for specific dates and registration information. Follow us on social media for updates.

September 15, 2022

Reducing Power Struggles in the Classroom

(2 contact hours of DCDEE credit)

presented by: Courtney Barrett, Tangia Dickenson, Robin Lewis and Rosmond Martin


October 6, 2022

6:00-7:30pm

Building Strong Family and Professional Partnerships

(1.5 hours of DCDEE credit)

presented by: Parks Engstrom and Mary Jordan

Participants will explore common barriers to building relationships with co-workers, families and other specialists who support children in early childhood settings. We will interactively discuss solutions and strategies to break down those barriers and enhance these partnerships to better serve children and families from diverse backgrounds. 

location:

Jamestown Presbyterian Church

1804 Guilford College Rd, Jamestown, NC

registration link:

https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zsFz0Z359A1usu


November 3, 2022

6:00-7:30

A Day In the Life: Enhancing Classroom Management by Imbedding Social/Emotional Development Into Daily Routines

(1.5 hours of DCDEE credit)

presented: by Parks Engstrom

Presenters will model and discuss practical tips and tricks on how to imbed social and emotional learning opportunities into each of the daily routines that commonly occur throughout a child’s day in school.  Attendees will be given ideas that will strengthen overall classroom management. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from and experience routines demonstrated by teachers who are models of excellence in their field.

location: 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 

3501 W. Market Street, Greensboro

registration link:

https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXbmhbvGithdSMS


Late January 2023

**This is a VIRTUAL event**

Transition Tips and Tricks

presented by: Parks Engstrom

Attendees will troubleshoot common transitions challenges and will be provided strategies to help smooth transitions between activities throughout the childcare day.  Presenters will highlight helpful interventions that can be included during transitions to address challenging behavior.


February 2, 2023

6:00-7:30pm

It’s Time for Kindergarten; Tips for Preparing children for Transition to Kindergarten

(1.5 hours of DCDEE credit)

presented by: Janet Howard

Participants will learn that kindergarten is not just about knowing colors, numbers and how to write.  Having appropriate social skills and understanding emotion are crucial skills for succeeding in kindergarten and going forward.  They will learn what skills need to be honed to set a solid base for learning the academic things.

location:

Jamestown Presbyterian Church

1804 Guilford College Rd, Jamestown, NC

registration link:

https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3QJJAVatghpusfA


March 2023

**This is a VIRTUAL event**

The Power of Praise

presented by: Parks Engstrom and Mary Jordan

We will explore common beliefs practitioners often have about using praise in their classrooms.  Presenters will highlight key points to consider when using praise to increase desired behaviors as well as how to utilize praise as a targeted intervention for children with challenging behaviors.


 May 4, 2023

6:00-7:30pm

The Classroom Environment and the Teacher/Child Relationship

(1.5 hours of DCDEE credit)

presented by: Mary Jordan 

This training will explore elements on how to create emotionally supportive classroom environments.  Participants will leave with ideas on how to examine, evaluate and use their own learning environments as a social/emotional teaching tool.

location: 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 

3501 W. Market Street, Greensboro

registration link:

https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a667KzVGkDine62