Upcoming Training Courses


Trauma & Resilience Training - Purcellville


Statistics show us that one in four children will experience trauma by the age of four. This trauma could be abuse, hunger, homelessness, witnessing violence, medical, or grief. We know that a child’s greatest learning occurs during the early childhood years. These traumas cause behaviors that we see every day in the classroom. As early childhood providers, we need to recognize the signs of trauma, and teach children how to cope with the feelings they experience.

This training will discuss:

  1. Why trauma matters?
  2. How trauma affects the brain?
  3. How trauma affects behavior?
  4. Individual resilience
  5. Ways to help children cope

This training is free and open to early childhood providers, with priority given to those accepting state subsidy and serving the infant / toddler population.

New requirement this year: We must have at least 10 people registered or the class will be cancelled.

Please note: Space is limited. Once the class is full, we will create a waitlist.


Play: A Child's Work - 19th Annual Child Care and Early Childhood Conference

3-30-2019 7:30 am -3:30 pm
Play: A Child's Work - 19th Annual Child Care and Early Childhood Conference

Conference 2019 - Play: A Child's Work

See the full conference program for workshop information, or register below.


Emergency Preparedness for Early Childhood Providers - Woodstock

4-06-2019 9:00 am -3:30 pm

A little over a year ago, Virginia began requiring child care programs to develop emergency preparedness plans. Now, it is time to evaluate our plans, discuss what works and what doesn’t, and update our plans.

Click Details below for more information on this class.

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