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29
Nov
2022

Director's Forum: Small Business Loans for the Child Care Provider

11-29-2022 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Online
Free

This childcare director's forum will discuss ways to use the U.S. Small Business Administration loan to improve your business. Karen White, a representative from the SBA will be present to explain the SBA loan program. Participants will learn: 1) How the SBA loan can benefit their program, 2) The guidelines of the SBA loan program, and 3) How to apply for the SBA loan. This is a virtual meeting.

 
 
10
Dec
2022

Trauma and Resiliency - Part 1

12-10-2022 9:00 am -11:00 am
Free

In Part 1, you will learn: What trauma is; the risks associated with childhood trauma; how to implement trauma-informed strategies in your child care program. In Part 2, the training offers practical tools for responding to children’s behaviors that present as discipline issues by providing guidance and techniques to use in your program. These classes are virtual. A certificate will be given for each class attended.

12/10 – 9:00am – 11:00am          Part 1

12/10 – 11:30am – 1:30pm          Part 2

10
Dec
2022

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

12-10-2022 11:00 am -1:00 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). This class is virtual. No certificate is given for this orientation.

10
Dec
2022

Trauma and Resiliency - Part 2

12-10-2022 11:30 am -1:30 pm
Online
Free

In Part 1, you will learn: What trauma is; the risks associated with childhood trauma; how to implement trauma-informed strategies in your child care program. In Part 2, the training offers practical tools for responding to children’s behaviors that present as discipline issues by providing guidance and techniques to use in your program. These classes are virtual. A certificate will be given for each class attended.

12/10 – 9:00am – 11:00am          Part 1

12/10 – 11:30am – 1:30pm          Part 2

13
Dec
2022

USDA Food Program Training: Multicultural Snacks

12-13-2022 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Online
Free
Snack time can be a simple time to introduce new foods from around the world. The snacks and meals the children are exposed to while in childcare help them explore the world around them. Do you have one that you could recommend to others? Join in the discussion and share it during this virtual training session. 
 
20
Dec
2022

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

12-20-2022 11:00 am -1:00 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.

05
Jan
2023

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

1-05-2023 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.

21
Jan
2023

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

1-21-2023 11:00 am -1:00 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.

24
Jan
2023

Director's Forum: Finding the Right Fit (How to Hire the Best People)

1-24-2023 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Online
Free

This Directors Forum will discuss the steps for successfully hiring new employees. The following topics will be covered: 1) Writing an effective job description;  2) Screening applications;  3) Effective, legal interview questions to ask; 4) Deciding who is on the hiring panel; and 5) The importance of background checks. This is a virtual meeting.

 
28
Jan
2023

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Centers: Modules 1&2

1-28-2023 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.

1/28 – 9:00am – 11:00am            Part 1

1/28 – 11:30am – 1:30pm            Part 2

2/4 - 9:00am – 11:00am            Part 3

2/4 - 11:30am – 1:30pm             Part 4

 

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


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