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01
Oct
2022

Strengthening Business Practices for Center-Based Programs: Modules 3&4

10-01-2022 9:00 am -1:30 pm
Online
Free

This 8-hour training series is designed to support child care center owners and directors hone their administrative skills and offer strategies to encourage business growth. This business operations training series consists of modules which build upon one another to support sound business practices and help providers realize a profit while caring for and nurturing our future.

Module I will cover Budgets, Projections, and Planning. In Module I, you will learn: a process for building a budget and using it for decision making; how to project business costs, generate income, and plan strategically for future goals.

Module II will cover Financial Reports and Internal Controls. In Module II, you will learn: how to create financial reports to help you better manage your center’s finances, the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen your center’s financial health. Modules I and II must be taken together.

Module III of this training will cover Marketing. In this module, you will learn: the definition and value of external and internal marketing; how to articulate your program’s features and values and how to use them as marketing tools; and how data can inform marketing efforts to better utilize time and money.

Module IV of this training will cover Recruiting and Retaining Staff. In this module, you will learn: best practices for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees; a framework for building an effective orientation plan; the components of a staff handbook; and strategies for providing feedback to employees. Classes are virtual.

Sep. 24, 2022      Module 1 – 9:00am – 11:00am, Module 2 – 11:30am – 1:30pm

Oct. 1, 2022         Module 3 – 9:00am – 11:00am, Module 4 – 11:30am – 1:30pm

A two-hour certificate will be provided for each class attended.

01
Oct
2022

Strengthening Business Practices for Family Child Care Providers: Module 3

10-01-2022 9:00 am -11:00 am
Online
Free

This 6-hour training series is designed to support family day home owners hone their administrative skills and offer strategies to encourage business growth. This business operations training series consists of modules which build upon one another to support sound business practices and help providers realize a profit while caring for and nurturing our future.

Module I of this training will cover Budgets, Projections, and Planning. In Module I, you will learn: a process for building a budget and how to use it for decision making; how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.

Module II will cover Financial Reports and Internal Controls. In Module II, you will learn: how to create financial reports to help you better manage your program’s finances; the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen your program’s financial health. Modules I and II must be taken together.

Module III of this training will cover Marketing. In this module, you will learn: the definition and value of external and internal marketing; how to articulate your program’s features and values and how to use them as marketing tools; and how data can inform marketing efforts to better utilize time and money. Providers are invited to sign up for Module IV in the Strengthening Business Practices for Center-based Programs to receive training in hiring practices. Classes are virtual.

Sep. 24, 2022      Module 1 – 9:00am – 11:00am, Module 2 – 11:30am – 1:30pm

Oct. 1, 2022         Module 3 – 9:00am – 11:00am

A two-hour certificate will be provided for each class attended.

04
Oct
2022

Trauma Informed Care - Part 1

10-04-2022 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Online
Free

In this training, you will learn: what trauma is, the risks associated with childhood trauma, and how to implement trauma-informed strategies in your child care program.

11
Oct
2022

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

10-11-2022 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Online
Free

This orientation session is recommended for individuals/programs interested in the VDSS Subsidy Vendor Program to learn about the application process, all program requirements, and resources available to assist you, such as Child Care Aware of Virginia’s technical assistance and training programs, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS).  

Information will be provided on program eligibility, needed documentation, proper document storage, the background check process, TB Screening, required training such as the VDSS Virginia Pre-Service Training for Child Care Staff (10 hours), CPR/First Aid Training, the Virginia Health and Safety Update Annual Training (3 hours), Emergency Preparedness training, other professional development and child care business practices, and how to connect to your local Child Care Aware and Licensing offices for assistance.

15
Oct
2022

Steps to Success for Subsidy Vendors - 3-part series

10-15-2022 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Online
Free

This is a three-part series that answers questions about how becoming a subsidy approved vendor could help your child care program. This training is perfect for those that are already approved vendors and those considering becoming subsidy approved.  A certificate of attendance will be given for each class attended. The classes are:

1) Understanding Vendor Payment Guideline: 10/15/22 – 9:00am – 11:00am  

In this session, you will learn:

  • HowSubsidy Vendors help Virginia families
  • The components of theSubsidy Vendor Agreement
  • How to obtain a POS machine
  • How to access and operate the Vendor Portal
  • Who to contact for assistance with these items

2) Implementation of Child Care Regulation and Guidance: 10/15/22 – 11:30am – 1:30pm

 In this session, you will learn:

  • The role Licensing plays in theSubsidy Vendor process
  • The background check process
  • What to expect with annual inspections
  • How to set annual rates
  • What annualtraining is required
  • Procedures for transferring ownership, relocating, or closing a Subsidy Program
  • How to change program types

3) Managing your Business: 10/15/22 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 In this session, you will learn:

  • Your tax responsibilities as aSubsidy Vendor
  • How to prevent fraud
  • Finance tips
  • How to access technical assistance
18
Oct
2022

Emergency Preparedness for Early Childhood Providers

10-18-2022 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Online
Free

In this new training, revised in 2022, you will learn:

  • Emergency Preparedness requirements for early childhood programs operating in Virginia
  • How to identify threats that face your program
  • The importance of having an Emergency Preparedness plan and how to create one specific to your early childhood program
  • The differences between evacuation, shelter in place, and lockdowns, and when to implement each procedure
  • Essential supplies to have on hand
  • How to effectively communicate with children, families, and staff during and after an emergency

Note: One of the new professional development requirements in the licensing regulations is Emergency Preparedness training. This class meets those requirements. With the new format, it is good for classroom workers and administration alike.

19
Oct
2022

USDA Food Program Training: Review of Infant Meal Patterns and USDA Reminders

10-19-2022 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Online
Free

This training will be to review USDA meal patterns for infants and share USDA claiming and paperwork reminders. 

 
25
Oct
2022

Trauma Informed Care - Part 2

10-25-2022 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Online
Free

In this training, you will learn:

The complex needs of childhood and the effects trauma may have when basic needs are not met; how to recognize the effects of trauma on classroom interactions and behaviors; everyday caregiver practices that may trigger trauma-reactions in children; to Identify techniques and strategies for addressing and redirecting trauma behaviors, and ways to manage the behaviors of children who have experienced trauma. These techniques can result in children having more positive classroom interactions, potentially reduce expulsion/suspension rates and support the relationship between children and the early childhood professional.

27
Oct
2022

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

10-27-2022 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Online
Free

This orientation session is recommended for individuals/programs interested in the VDSS Subsidy Vendor Program to learn about the application process, all program requirements, and resources available to assist you, such as Child Care Aware of Virginia’s technical assistance and training programs, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS).  

Information will be provided on program eligibility, needed documentation, proper document storage, the background check process, TB Screening, required training such as the VDSS Virginia Pre-Service Training for Child Care Staff (10 hours), CPR/First Aid Training, the Virginia Health and Safety Update Annual Training (3 hours), Emergency Preparedness training, other professional development and child care business practices, and how to connect to your local Child Care Aware and Licensing offices for assistance.

08
Nov
2022

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

11-08-2022 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Online
Free

This orientation session is recommended for individuals/programs interested in the VDSS Subsidy Vendor Program to learn about the application process, all program requirements, and resources available to assist you, such as Child Care Aware of Virginia’s technical assistance and training programs, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS).  

Information will be provided on program eligibility, needed documentation, proper document storage, the background check process, TB Screening, required training such as the VDSS Virginia Pre-Service Training for Child Care Staff (10 hours), CPR/First Aid Training, the Virginia Health and Safety Update Annual Training (3 hours), Emergency Preparedness training, other professional development and child care business practices, and how to connect to your local Child Care Aware and Licensing offices for assistance.


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