Connecting
The Newsletter of the Bennington County Child Care Association

July – August – September 2016


Professional Development Update

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
& CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July – August – September 2016


GUIDELINES BCCCA SESSIONS ONLY
Please follow these guidelines unless otherwise noted for BCCCA Sessions.

  • Registration form is required for all SUNRISE/BCCCA sessions. Please use the SUNRISE/BCCCA Registration form found in this issue of CONNECTING or online at www.bccca.net
  • All SUNRISE/BCCCA workshop sessions are $10.00 for SUNRISE/BCCCA members & $20.00 for non-members unless otherwise noted.  If SUNRISE/BCCCA offers a series, the fee for the series is $10 –unless otherwise indicated.  Please note specific payment instructions under First Aid and CPR listings.
  • Be sure to include the correct fee with your SUNRISE/BCCCA registration!   ~ Checks should be made out to “SUNRISE” unless otherwise indicated.
  • Please register for SUNRISE/BCCCA sessions listed only in this issue of CONNECTING.
  • When registration payments are received from a licensed program (paid by the program, not by the individual staff member), the program director will be notified of “no shows.”
  • No refunds or credits are given for participant cancelations or “no shows.”   Refunds are given if the session is canceled by BCCCA or if the class is full.

Please note that we include many professional development and other opportunities which are NOT sponsored by SUNRISE/BCCCAPlease register for these sessions as indicated.



JULY 2016

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid
Monday, July 11th (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.  CDA:  1.  Please note:  First Aid training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours

Heart Saver Infant & Child CPR 
Monday, July 18th (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.  CDA:  1.   Please note:  CPR training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours.


LOOKING FOR MORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES?  You can now take training on-line.  Check the Northern Lights website for a list of on-line training sites which are approved by Northern Lights and Child Care Licensing.  Go to:  http://northernlightscdc.org/training/online-training-and-coursework/.


Bennington BBF Regional Council Meeting
Wednesday, July 13th (11 am – 1 pm), UCS Children’s Conference Room at 314 Dewey St., Bennington
This month's agenda includes a presentation by Let’s Grow Kids and all are invited to attend and:

  • Learn about the supply of and demand for high-quality affordable child care in Vermont  - Data Analysis show alarming shortages

  • Understand the latest polling results indicating how Vermonters feel about early childhood and increasing public investments in child care

  • Develop a strategic plan for where to go from here.

A light lunch is provided –please bring your own beverage.  RSVP to Robin at rstromgren@buildingbrightfutures.org. 

CDA Workgroup
Tuesday, July 26th (6 – 8 pm), School's Out Children's Center, 901 Main St., Bennington
Are you looking for support with obtaining your CDA?  Please join us at this monthly workgroup to receive help compiling your CDA Portfolio, preparing to apply, take your test, and schedule your ROR visit.  We will meet Tuesday evenings monthly:  July 26, August 16, September 27, October 25, November 15, and December 13.  You may contact Brenda Schramm with questions about CDA or these workgroups, Brenda Schramm:  baschramm@comcast.net or 802-379-7267.  To register, please use registration form which is included in this newsletter.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.

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.


 

AUGUST 2016

Heart Saver Infant/Child CPR
Monday, August 1st (6 – 9 pm), Sunrise Community House, 226 Union St., Bennington
Richard Scheffler of the Bennington Rescue Squad will offer this CPR certification class to early care and education providers.  Please make $25 registration fee payable to Richard Scheffler and mail it to Richard Scheffler:  742 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201, along with your name, address and contact information one week prior to the classFor more information please contact Richard at rscheffler47@hotmail.com or (802) 379-5383.  CDA:  1.  Please note:  CPR training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours. 

Art as Discovery for the Young Child Level II 
Thursday, August 4th (6 – 8 pm), Old First Church Barn, Monument Circle, Bennington
Join the group to learn more about how to encourage creativity, build confidence, expand vocabulary and provide opportunity for collaborative play with your child.  This hands-on session is being presented by Springfield College/St. Johnsbury.  CDA:  2, 3.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.

Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid
Monday, August 8th (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 services arrive.  Topics covered in this course are:   First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies.  Please make $25 registration fee payable to Nicole Bushika and mail it to Nicole Bushika:  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.  CDA:  1.  Please note:  First Aid training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours.

Sunrise/BCCCA Office Closed 
Tuesday, August 16th in Observance of Bennington Battle Day

Bennington Battle Day is a time to remember the Battle of Bennington (1777), a battle that lead to the turning point in the Revolutionary War in the 18th century

CDA Workgroup
Tuesday, August 16th (6 – 8 pm), School's Out Children's Center, 901 Main St., Bennington
Are you looking for support with obtaining your CDA?  Please join us at this monthly workgroup to receive help compiling your CDA Portfolio, preparing to apply, take your test, and schedule your ROR visit.  We will meet Tuesday evenings monthly:  September 27, October 25, November 15, and December 13.  You may contact Brenda Schramm with questions about CDA or these workgroups, Brenda Schramm:  baschramm@comcast.net or 802-379-7267.  To register, please use registration form which is included in this newsletter.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.

             VVV      THERE'S STILL ROOM IN THIS SESSION!      VVV       (as of August 10)
After 9/1/2016, new Child Care Licensing Regulation will be requiring increased training hours for early childhood professionals. One way professionals can meet these requirements is to take advantage of on-line learning. The session below will offer you the opportunity to learn how to take advantage of this training
:
 
Learn it Online

Wednesday, August 24th (6 – 8 pm), CCV, 324 Main St., Bennington
What is online learning and how is it different from learning face to face? How can online learning "count" for your annual training requirements?  Is all online learning the same, and how can you find what you want?  Come and peek inside several non-credit online learning modules and discover how to find and use approved online training to support your professional development in Vermont.   Learn to identify quality, and to select online training that is right for you. No computer experience required, but curiosity is a must!  Presented by Amelia Struthers, Coordinator – Northern Lights Career Development Center.   Amelia has worked in early childcare and afterschool for more than 25 years, including as an Early Ed Outreach Coordinator, Preschool Teacher and Director, Afterschool Teacher/Site Coordinator/Director and Storyteller/Children’s musician. She now works for Northern Lights and enjoys helping teachers and directors find their way through the professional development landscape.  CDA:  6.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.

Basic Specialized Care
THIS SESSION IS BEING CANCELLED AND WILL BE OFFERED AT A LATER DATE BASED ON THE NEW CURRICULUM BEING DEVELOPED BY THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Thursdays, August 25th and September 1st (6 – 9 pm), Old First Church Barn, Monument Circle, Bennington
This session is designed for providers who care for children under the category of Specialized Child Care and meets the Child Development Division’s licensing requirements for providers who care for families/children who are receiving funding for “Specialized Care.”  Providers need to attend this training prior to providing Specialized Child Care.  Mandated reporting, child development & the impact of abuse & neglect on children’s development, resources & support systems will be discussed.  Six training hours can be used toward licensing credit for providers not identified as Specialized Care.  It is required that providers offering Protective Service Child Care, Family Support Child Care & Care for Children with Special Needs attend this series one time.  CDA:  2, 3, 4, 6.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.  This training is included in the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals; participants who have attended the Fundamentals course or who have attended this session in the past will not receive training credit.  You are welcome to bring dinner/refreshment to these three hour sessions.



School's Open,
please drive carefully!

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid
Monday, September 5th (6 – 9 pm), Sunrise Community House, 226 Union St., Bennington
RESCHEDULED TO Monday, September 12th (6 – 9 pm)
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.  CDA:  1.  Please note:  First Aid training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours.

The Strengthening Families Approach:   An Overview – This is offered by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Thursday, September 8th (6 – 8 pm), Old First Church Barn, Monument Circle, Bennington
This 2-hour workshop is designed for Early Care and Education Providers to develop strategies and practical application using the Five Protective Factors of the Strengthening Families Approach to prevent child abuse.  Through discussion and activities, participants will explore ways to demonstrate leadership and modeling for parents that will build parental resilience, provide social connections, offer concrete support in times of need and increase knowledge of parenting and child development.  Participants will also discuss approaches that augment the social and emotional competence of children in the context of sexual abuse prevention.  CDA:  3, 4. Advanced Specialized CarePLEASE NOTE:  This curriculum is different than the sessions offered by Sharron Harrington and Brenda Schramm.

Heart Saver Infant & Child CPR 
Monday, September 12th (6 – 9 pm), Sunrise Community House, 226 Union St., Bennington
RESCHEDULED TO Monday, September 19th (6 – 9 pm)
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.  CDA:  1.   Please note:  CPR training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours.

 Managing Infectious Diseases in a Child Care Setting
Wednesday, September 14th (6 -8 pm), Federated Church, 102 Ice Pond Road, East Arlington
This session will provide an opportunity for early childhood professionals to learn how infectious diseases are spread, how to prepare for inevitable illness, and how to incorporate measures that limit any excess burden of illness associated with group activities.  We will review a signs and symptoms chart which helps nonmedical professionals become aware of what might cause various signs and symptoms.  Guidance will be given on how diseases are spread and what needs to be done by caregivers when someone in the group has a disease.  As a result of attending this session, caregivers will feel more confident in making decisions about inclusion and exclusion of affected children.   CDA:  1.   SUNRISE/BCCCA.

Power Struggles: Understanding this Potent Dynamic
Wednesday, September 21st (6 – 8 pm), Manchester Community Library
Presented by Scott Noyes of Empowering Programs, this program, sponsored by the Starting Points Networks of Bennington County  is for both providers and parents – however seating is limited to the first 100 people who register.  Power struggles come from a variety of components:  fatigue, stress, frustration, helplessness and the quest for autonomy and power.  This presentation will look at avoiding responses that provide short term relief, but long term grief.  We will explore why effective reactions to children's power struggles come from understanding not simply the behavior, but also its function; mainly the child's needs and feelings.  Surprisingly, the answers to power struggles is not avoiding them, but rather to take out the defiance and learn from them.  Our goal will be helping children advocate for themselves by having conversations which increase their autonomy and balance new privileges with new responsibilities.  Scott Noyes has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years, both in direct services and as a presenter.  He has published three books and presents throughout North America.  Light snacks will be provided.  Please register for this program with Alyson Grzyb at alyruby@gmail.com or 447-1093.   CDA:  1, 2, 3, 4.   Advanced Specialized Care.

Charting Your Professional Development Roadmap
Thursday, September 22nd (6 – 8 pm), First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street, Bennington
Your professional development is a journey and you need to know the lay of the land. If your roadmap isn't clear, then this workshop is for you!   This workshop is for early childhood and afterschool professionals at all levels of experience and education.   We will help you identify where you are on Vermont’s early childhood career ladder or afterschool pathway so that you can decide where you want to go next, or how to help your staff.  Topics include:  Vermont’s early childhood career ladder, afterschool career pathways, career level and professional recognition bonuses, credentials, higher education options and professional development resources.  Upon completing this workshop, participants will be better prepared to take the next step in their road map - and to help other.   Presented by Amelia Struthers, Coordinator – Northern Lights Career Development Center. Amelia has worked in early childcare and afterschool for more than 25 years, including as an Early Ed Outreach Coordinator, Preschool Teacher and Director, Afterschool Teacher/Site Coordi- nator/Director and Storyteller/Children’s musician.  She now works for Northern Lights and enjoys helping teachers and directors find their way through the professional development landscape.  CDA:  6.  SUNRISE/BCCCA

CDA Workgroup
Tuesday, September 27th  (6 – 8 pm), School's Out Children's Center, 901 Main St., Bennington
Are you looking for support with obtaining your CDA?  Please join us at this monthly workgroup to receive help compiling your CDA Portfolio, preparing to apply, take your test, and schedule your ROR visit.  We will meet Tuesday evenings monthly:  October 25, November 15, and December 13.  You may contact Brenda Schramm with questions about CDA or these workgroups, Brenda Schramm:  baschramm@comcast.net  or 802-379-7267.   To register, please use registration form which is included in this newsletter.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.

How to Create Change Through Stories
Thursday, September 29th (6 – 8 pm), First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street, Bennington
You can change the world with your story!  In this training, participants will learn the basic structure of a persuasive public narrative that links their personal stories to campaign messaging in order to create positive change for Vermont’s children.  -  This training is right for you if:  You're interested in sharing your story about the importance of early childhood with legislators or community members.  
Participants will learn:

  • About the components of a persuasive personal narrative and the impact of storytelling as a tool for change

  • How to convey relevant Vermont-related early childhood messaging to others

  • How to link their personal story to early childhood messaging

This session is being facilitated by our partners at Lets Grow Kids.  CDA:  6.  SUNRISE/BCCCA



OCTOBER 2016

Heart Saver Infant/Child CPR
Monday, October 3rd (6 – 9 pm), Sunrise Community House, 226 Union St., Bennington
Richard Scheffler of the Bennington Rescue Squad will offer this CPR certification class to early care and education providers.  Please make $25 registration fee payable to Richard Scheffler and mail it to Richard Scheffler:  742 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201, along with your name, address and contact information one week prior to the classFor more information please contact Richard at rscheffler47@hotmail.com or (802) 379-5383.  CDA:  1.  Please note:  CPR training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours. 

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-SE)
Saturday, October 8th (8 am – Noon), Employee Cafeteria at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Ages and Stages is a tool to accurately identify children, age 1 month to 6 years, who are at risk of social- emotional delay.  Providers with varying levels of experience, education and expertise find this tool easy to use and helpful.  This is one testimonial by an early childhood professional, “I like the ASQ:SE, which is an easy non-threatening tool to use to assess important social-emotional developmental milestones of the child… This tool lends itself well to developing educational activities to foster a healthy parenting relationship.”  CIS/Early Intervention Instructors Jennie Daiuto, MBA HR Cert. Program Coordinator and Danielle Bacon BA Early Ed. Developmental Educator CIS/EI will introduce you to this valuable strategy to add to your toolkit!  CDA:  1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8.  Advanced Specialized Care.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.  Please use the hospital’s front entrance and follow the signs.

Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid 
Monday, October 10th (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 services arrive.  Topics covered in this course are:  First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies.  Please make $25 registration fee payable to Nicole Bushika and mail it to Nicole Bushika:  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.  CDA:  1.  Please note:  First Aid training credit hours do not count toward Child Care Licensing professional development training hours.

CDA Workgroup
Tuesday, October 25th (6 – 8 pm), School's Out Children's Center, 901 Main St., Bennington
Are you looking for support with obtaining your CDA?  Please join us at this monthly workgroup to receive help compiling your CDA Portfolio, preparing to apply, take your test, and schedule your ROR visit.  We will meet Tuesday evenings monthly:  November 15, and December 13.  You may contact Brenda Schramm with questions about CDA or these workgroups, Brenda Schramm:  baschramm@comcast.net or 802-379-7267.  To register, please use registration form which is included in this newsletter.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.

Writing your IPDP – Individual Professional Development Plan
Wednesday, October 26th (6 – 8 pm), CCV, 324 Main St., Bennington
A clear, concise Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) is necessary for licensing, career level certificates, and recognition bonuses.  This workshop is a hands-on, IPDP-developing work session.  Participants will be guided through the 4 steps of IPDP development, including self-assessment, developing goals, identifying strategies and resources, and creating realistic timelines.  Program directors and supervisors will also find this workshop useful for career advising.  All of the necessary tools will be provided, and you will leave with your IPDP well under way!   Presented by Amelia Struthers, Coordinator – Northern Lights Career Development Center CDA:  6.  SUNRISE/BCCCA.

Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals Course is Coming this Fall

Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals Course contributes hours towards the  Child Development Associate (CDA) training, across the 8 required subject areas.  It meets the education requirement to obtain a Northern Lights Level I certificate.  It is a great foundation and reinforcement for any professional working with groups of young children.  Students who complete the Fundamentals course and become a student at the  Community College of Vermont (CCV) may use the Course Challenge process to apply for college credit for the course.

Please watch for information to come out via email and US Postal Service this summer!

 


Starting Points Networks are here to offer Bennington County early care and after school
professionals opportunities to get together for support, professional development and wellness events:

Early Childhood Leadership Network
(Formerly the Director’s Starting Points Network)

Directors, supervisors and those striving for early childhood leadership in Bennington County early childhood and afterschool programs are invited to participate.  Please contact one of the Network facilitators for more information.  Facilitators:  Carol Barbierri, (802) 375-6039 or happydayscarol10@comcast.net and Alyson Grzyb, (802) 447-1093 or alyruby@gmail.com.  

Northshire Starting Points Network
Bennington County early childhood and afterschool professionals are invited to participate. Facilitator and Starting Points Grant Administrator:  Alyson Grzyb:  (802) 447-1093, (203) 414-4370 or  alyruby@gmail.com.

Southshire Starting Points Network
Bennington County early childhood and afterschool professionals are invited to participate. Facilitators:  Anna Harwood, (802) 442-4419, (802) 440-2792 or abdeery@comcast.net, or  Jodi Pratt (802) 379-1894 or danjodidaniel@gmail.com. This group traditionally meets the third Wednesday of each month. This group will not be meeting in July.

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REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In addition to CPR, Registered Child Care Providers are required to take a minimum of 6 hours of training each year to retain a home registration status. Directors, Master Teachers, Teachers, Teaching Associates and Teaching Assistants in a Licensed Facility must have an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) and a minimum of 12 hours of Professional Development annually. Legally Exempt Child Care Providers (LECC) have no required training hours but are welcome and encouraged to attend any trainings of interest.

Providers may count trainings offered elsewhere, provided the issues are related to child care. In order to have these entered into your BFIS account, please print the COVER SHEET found on the Northern Lights Career Development Website: http://dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/CDD/Forms/pd_verification_form.pdf and send completed form to Northern Lights Career Development Center, CCV, P.O. Box 489 Montpelier, VT 05601 with a copy of your certificate of completion.

Specialized Child Care Training: A Specialized Child Care Service Provider is someone who is registered or licensed and provides care to children with a Protective Services or Family Support child care service need, as well as to children who have been approved through the child care financial assistance program for other special needs that include documented health, developmental or cultural needs. The first required six hours of training must be the “Basic Specialized Care Training” which only needs to be taken once. When completed, an additional 6 hours of Advanced Specialized Care training must be taken per year. This training is in addition to the required 6 or 12 training hours mentioned above. The program/provider then has to be approved by CDD to provide specialized care services and sign the Specialized Care contract.

CPR: Providers are required to have a valid Certificate in Infant/Child CPR Training and be knowledgeable in administering first aid (CPR is in addition to the required 6 or 12 hours of training). 

Child Development Associate (CDA): If you are working toward a CDA, please look after each training listed to see which subject area the training counts toward.  This is especially important if you are doing the self-study model. For more information about the CDA, call the Council for Professional Recognition at 1-800-424-4310, or visit their website @ www.cdacouncil.org.

Level I, Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals: (formerly 30 hour Child Development Course) meets the requirements for new assistant teachers in a licensed facility & training needs of Registered Home providers, offered annually in Bennington County by BCCCA as a workshop series. 

Beyond Fundamentals:This refers to the second level on the Northern Lights Early Childhood Professional Development Career Ladder.  There is a series of seven Beyond Fundamentals (formerly known as “Level II”) training modules supported by Northern Lights and BCCCA.  These trainings build on entry level knowledge and skills.  These trainings are designed to be valuable for individuals pursuing a Child Development Associate credential or a Level II certificate and for seasoned professionals interested in gaining more knowledge in a particular content area.  For more information on Level I & II curricula visit the Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center at http://northernlights.vsc.edu

Essential Maintenance Practice (EMP): This lead training is a one-time requirement for all early childhood programs located in buildings constructed before 1978. If you are in need of this training, please contact Diane McKay @ 1-800-290-0527, or check the website: www.leadsafevermont.org.

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Professional Development CODE  GUIDE

Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals (CCECP)

  1. Child development
  2. Families & Communities
  3. Teaching & Learning
  4. Healthy & Safe Environments
  5. Professionalism & Program Organization

Core Competencies for Afterschool Professionals (CCAP)

  1. Child & Youth Development
  2. Families & Communities
  3. Curriculum & Learning Environment
  4. Healthy & Safe Environments
  5. Professionalism & Program Organization

CDA (CDA) Subject Areas

  1. Planning a Safe & Healthy Learning Environment
  2. Children’s Physical & Intellectual Development
  3. Support Children’s Social & Emotional Development
  4. Establish Productive Relationships with Families
  5. Effective Program Operation
  6. Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism
  7. Observing & Recording Children’s Behavior
  8. Principles of Child Growth & Development

Age Groups

     I:  Infants & Toddlers
     P:  Pre-Schoolers
     AS:  After School / Schoolagers
     AA:  All Ages           

Please visit the Northern Lights website for more info about Core Competencies: www.northernlightscdc.org   



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