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The Newsletter of the Bennington County Child Care Association

Spring 2017


Professional Development Update

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
& CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Spring 2017


If registration fees present a hardship, please be in touch with Lori Pinsonneault at SUNRISE/BCCCA, lorip@sunrisepcc.com or 802-447-6936.  For financial support of professional development opportunities, please download the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (guidelines are included on the form), and to see the Child Development Division’s Application for College Tuition Grant with guidelines, please visit http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd or contact The Agency of Human Services, Dept. for Children & Families Child Development Division at 1-800-649-2642.

Please note, in order to register for these sessions, you need to contact the perspective instructors. Registration instructions for each session are noted in program descriptions.

*CDA:  Child Development Associate Credential
**ECCKAS:  Early Childhood Core knowledge Areas and Subheadings


BENNINGTON COUNTY


Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid   
Monday, May 1, 2017 (6 – 9 pm), Sunrise Community House, 226 Union St., Bennington
This class is intended for those involved in child care that have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements such as child care workers, teachers, foster care workers, camp counselors, youth organizations, and coaches for children's sports organizations.  It teaches how to manage illness and injuries in a child in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.  Topics include First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies.  Please make the $25 registration fee payable to Richard Scheffler and mail it to Richard at 742 Main Street, Bennington 05201, along with your name, address and contact information one week prior to the class.   For more information please contact Richard at rscheffler47@hotmail.com or (802) 379-5383.  Please note:  First Aid training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours.  CCECP:  4. CCAP:  4.  CDA:  1.  Sunrise/BCCCA


Heart Saver Infant & Child CPR 
Monday, May 8, 2017 (6 – 9 pm), Sunrise Community House, 226 Union St., Bennington
This course is a video based, instructor lead course that teaches participants critical life-saving skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until medical services arrive.  Topics covered in this course include: Infant and Child CPR and Choking. Please make the $25 registration fee payable to Nicole Bushika and mail it to Nicole at P.O. Box 203, Pownal, VT  05261, along with your name, address and contact information one week prior to the class.  For more information, please contact Nicole at:  nbushika@yahoo.com or (802) 949-7121.  Please note:  CPR training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours.  CCECP:  4. CCAP:  4.  CDA:  1.  Sunrise/BCCCA


Basic Specialized Care (BSC)
Tuesdays, May 9th and 23rd (6 – 9 p.m.), Bennington Early Childhood Ctr., 1506 Harwood Hill, Bennington
Basic Specialized Care (BSC) is a 6-hour training designed for child care professionals working in regulated child care programs or schools, with children who are at risk or have special needs, and their families. Course topics include:

  • Care-giving together with Families
  • Understanding Differences in Development
  • Child Abuse, Neglect & Trauma
  • Understanding Children’s Behavior

A pre-requisite to taking the Basic Specialized Care course is to complete the online 2.5 hour module:  Vermont On-Line Mandated Reporter Training (from Vermont Agency of Human Services and KidSafe Collaborative Inc.).  Go to:  http://dcf.vermont.gov/protection/reporting/mandated and click on the box on the right:  “Help Keep Our Kids Safe - Online Mandated Reporter Training."  It is also found on the Northern Lights webpage under approved Sponsors of Online Training. There is no charge for the on-line module, but you must successfully complete it and receive the certificate of completion to complete the Basic Specialized Care course.  Please bring the certificate to the BSC training on the 9th

The Registration Fee for this series is $15.  Registration will be on-line.  More information to follow.  CDA 1, 2, 3, 4, 8.*  ECCKAB:  1, 2, 3, 4.**  Sponsor: Sunrise/BCCCA.


Code Blue
Saturday, June 10 (9 a.m. – Noon), First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington
Vermont has had its share of emergencies.  From ice Storms to Hurricanes, we are all familiar with what the unexpected can bring.  This presentation helps child care providers prepare for the next event.  Whether it comes from a derailed train carrying potential poisons, extended loss of electric power, the need to shelter in place, or responding to a missing child, being ready has numerous benefits.

The presentation covers the VT licensing regulation (9/1/16) regarding emergency preparedness for center based child care and preschool programs, afterschool child care programs and registered and licensed family child care homes.  The Foundation for starting a written Emergency Response Plan is included.

Through preparation we can help keep everyone safe and return to our normal lives quicker.

The Registration fee for this session is $15.  Registration will be on-line.  More information to follow.  CDA 1.*  ECCKAB:  4.**  Sponsor:  Sunrise/BCCCA.


Medication Administration, Part A & B
Part B:  Thursday, June 29th (6 – 9 p.m.), Old First Church Bard, Bennington

  • Part A is taken online and includes 5 short modules, each with a quiz (Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3 has three short sections (1, 2 and 3).
  • Part B is taken in person in a group hands-on training taught by a registered nurse.  The May 10th presentation will cover Part B
  • In order to get professional development credits you must successfully complete both Part A and Part B.  To do this, you will FIRST sign up for the May10th Part B presentation and the sponsor will then issue you a user name and password that you can use to access the quizzes in the online sections (Part A).
  • You must complete and pass each online module’s quiz (Part A) with an 80% or greater pass rate prior to attending Part B.

The Registration Fee for this series is $15.  Registration will be on-line.  More information to follow.  CDA 1.*  ECCKAB:  4.**  Sponsor:  Sunrise/BCCCA


RUTLAND COUNTY


Questions and Answers on Emergency Planning
Wednesday, April 19th (6 – 8 p.m.), VAC Wisell Conference Room, 88 Park St., Rutland
To register, please contact Liz King:  (802) 775-3906 or lizkingchildcar@yahoo.com.  CDA 1.*  ECCKAB:  4.**  Sponsor:  Rutland Childcare Providers Network.  Please enter Mitchell Pool driveway and drive around back of the building and enter marked door at the top of the incline.


Code Blue
Sat., April 22nd (9 a.m. – Noon), CVPS/Leahy Community Health Ed. Ctr., Rutland Regional Medical Ctr., Rutland
Vermont has had its share of emergencies.  From ice storms to hurricanes, we are all familiar with what the unexpected can bring.  This presentation helps child care providers prepare for the next event.  Whether it comes from a derailed train carrying potential poisons, extended loss of electric power, the need to shelter in place, or responding to a missing child, being ready has numerous benefits.

The presentation covers the VT licensing regulation (9/1/16) regarding emergency preparedness for center based child care and preschool programs, afterschool child care programs and registered and licensed family child care homes.  The Foundation for starting a written Emergency Response Plan is included.

Through preparation we can help keep everyone safe and return to our normal lives quicker.

The Registration Fee for this series is $15.  Registration will be on-line.  More information to follow.  CDA 1.*  ECCKAB:  4.**  Sponsor:  Sunrise/BCCCA.


Medication Administration, Part A & B
Part B:  Wednesday, May 10th (6 – 9 p.m.), VAC Wisell Conference Room, 88 Park St., Rutland

  • Part A is taken online and includes 5 short modules, each with a quiz (Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3 has three short sections (1, 2 and 3).
  • Part B is taken in person in a group hands-on training taught by a registered nurse.  The May 10th presentation will cover Part B
  • In order to get professional development credits you must successfully complete both Part A and Part B.  To do this, you will FIRST sign up for the May10th Part B presentation and the sponsor will then issue you a user name and password that you can use to access the quizzes in the online sections (Part A).
  • You must complete and pass each online module’s quiz (Part A) with an 80% or greater pass rate prior to attending Part B.

The Registration Fee for this series is $15.  Registration will be on-line.  More information to follow.  CDA 1.*  ECCKAB:  4.**  Sponsor:  Sunrise/BCCCA


Part II Autism Awareness with Jen Dattoli, Sp.Ed.
Wednesday, May 17th (6 – 8 p.m.), VAC Wisell Conference Room, 88 Park St., Rutland
If you attended Part I, please contact Liz King to register:  (802) 775-3906 or lizkingchildcar@yahoo.com.  CDA:  2, 3, 4, 8.  ECCKAB:  1, 2, 3.  Sponsor:  Rutland Childcare Providers Network.  Please enter Mitchell Pool driveway and drive around back of the building and enter marked door at the top of the incline.


CPR Recertification
June 2017:  Space is limited.
To register, please contact Liz King:  (802) 775-3906 or lizkingchildcar@yahoo.com.  CDA:  1.*  ECCKAB:  4.**  Sponsor:  Rutland Childcare Providers Network.

Many thanks to Vermont Birth to Five for working with Sunrise
Family Resource Center for making many of these trainings possible.

Please contact Lori Pinsonneault for more information
or with questions about sessions sponsored by
Sunrise, (802) 447-6936 or lorip@sunrisepcc.com.



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FUNDING FOR THIS NEWSLETTER IS PROVIDED BY THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
OF THE DEPT. FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES AGENCY OF HUMAN SERVICES,
AND SUNISE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER / COMMUNITY CHILD CARE SUPPORT SERVICES

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