Monthly Training/Professional Development

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Session
Details
Training Description

Saturday
June 8, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

$20
4 State Approved Hrs. 

Analyzing Behavior for Possible Adaptations
When educators observe a child they learn how each child behaves, learns, reacts to new situations, and interacts with others. Educators then must take that information and develop activities to enhance the children's skills in all child development areas thus reducing behavior situations. This training will help you learn how to analyze different situations and adapt them to increase positive behavior in the children.

Linda Davis
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday
June 13, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Using Transitions Appropriately
Learn to create and develop diverse and developmentally appropriate transitional activities.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday
June 18, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Singing into Reading and Sounds with Curtis the Caterpillar
Developed around an illustrated song video starring Curtis the Caterpillar, this song comes with slides, "c" sight words, a coloring page, a poem, a story, and beginning reader-writer activities.

Lori Sugarman
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
June 22, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

$30
6 State Approved Hrs. 

 

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

Family Style Dining A Relaxing Dining Experience for Everyone
This training will give providers the tools needed to implement a successful Family Style Dining program. The training is age and developmentally appropriate to meet the needs of all children, including those with special needs. It will provide the children with an opportunity to make healthy nutritional choices, become more independent and increase their socialization skills.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

Chillis Bar & Grill, 5080 Riverside Drive, #Suite 1600, Macon, GA, 31210

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Thursday
June 27, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$5
1 State Approved Hrs.

 

Flip It
This workshop draws inspiration from the award-winning book FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior by Rachel Sperry of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. Recognized with the 2012 National Parenting Publication Silver Award, FLIP IT offers a proven approach to navigating challenging behaviors in the early childhood classroom. This session aims to equip early childcare staff with a quick and practical insight into implementing the FLIP IT strategies, empowering them to effectively handle challenging behaviors and foster a positive learning environment for all. 

Jennifer Taylor
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Session
Details

Training Description

Tuesday
July 2, 2024

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

Creative Activities
But I am not Creative! How Do I become more creative? How do I promote creativity in the classroom?

Polly Raike
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Thursday 
July 18, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$10
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Developmental Stages and Domains-
Child Growth and Development Preschool

You will have the opportunity to become more innovative in your approach to implementing age and developmentally appropriate all-inclusive activities by using GELDS. This training will enhance your knowledge of the Developmental Stages and Domains of Preschool Children.  Come and Grow with Us!

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Saturday
July 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

$30
6 State Approved Hrs. 

 

Sip and Paint-
Developing Social, Emotional, and Creative Skills

As Philip Pullman once said, "Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play." This training will give them just that!!! Come be introduced to "Intentional ART", giving children the opportunity to Inspire creative thinking! Thus, they can freely express their feelings/emotions through Art (painting), while enhancing their socialization skills in a more relaxed classroom environment to stimulate social interaction with their peers and adults.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

Grace Learning Center,1569 Edna Place, Macon, GA 31204

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Saturday
July 27, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$25

Fire Safety
This course meets the requirements mandated by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

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Session Details Training Description

Thursday 
August 1, 2024

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Training begins at 6:30 p.m.

$15
2 State Approved Hrs.

 

Dinner and a Training
We are All a Piece of the Puzzle: Everyone's Role is Important!

As an early childhood professional come join us to begin to understand how everyone's role in a program plays an important part of creating a team to meet the goals of the program and children.

Come join us for a 2-hour BFTS approved training and dinner is on us!

Dianne Fitchlee
BFTS Approved Trainer

Albany State University-West 2400 Gillionville Road Albany, GA 31707
Event Center (located left of the Student Center/Building C)

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Session Details Training Description

Saturday
October 5, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

$50
6 State Approved Hrs. 

 Breakfast & Lunch provided!

A Trip Around the World - The Seven Continents
This interactive training brings excitement and fun to participants as they develop/create various strategies that foster curiosity and exploration of the children as they use their imagination in exploring the Seven Continents of the world. Upon completing the training participants will have a complete tri-fold presentation board ready to be implemented in their next Social Studies Lesson.

Sandra Jackson
BFTS Approved Trainer

Albany State University-West 2400 Gillionville Road Albany, GA 31707
Event Center (located left of the Student Center/Building C)

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Cancellation Statement:
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.