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The following training classes are open to the public. You can register through the mail or online, just follow the links. Questions? Call us at 540-373-3275 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Classes are for adults only - child care is NOT available.

Please include your personal email address and phone number on the registration form. After completing the registration, we will send you a link to review the course materials prior to attending. Each 1- hour slot will be for the in-person section of the First Aid & CPR class.

You must wear a mask while in the building, and your temperature will be taken upon arrival. Please check your email for additional details!

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.

 
 
Event Date Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:00 pm
Event End Date Tuesday, November 29, 2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Categories Training

This free class meets the requirements of VDSS and VDOE. Participants will be sent a link to watch a 3-hour video of the classroom portion of the class during the week prior to the class. They sign up to schedule a specific time, between 8:00am and 11:30am, for the hands-on portion of the class. This part lasts about ½ hour.

Event Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington - General Heiser Branch
Categories First Aid & CPR

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

Event Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Training

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.

Event Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Categories Training

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

Event Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:30 am
Event End Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Categories Training
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. 
 
Event Date Tuesday, December 13, 2022 5:00 pm
Event End Date Tuesday, December 13, 2022 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Categories Training

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.

Event Date Tuesday, December 20, 2022 11:00 am
Event End Date Tuesday, December 20, 2022 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Categories Training

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.

Event Date Thursday, January 05, 2023 6:30 pm
Event End Date Thursday, January 05, 2023 8:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Categories Training

This free class meets the requirements of VDSS and VDOE. Participants will be sent a link to watch a 3-hour video of the classroom portion of the class during the week prior to the class. They sign up to schedule a specific time, between 8:00am and 11:30am, for the hands-on portion of the class. This part lasts about ½ hour.

Event Date Saturday, January 07, 2023 8:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, January 07, 2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Astar Explorer, Fair Oaks Mall
Categories First Aid & CPR

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.

Event Date Saturday, January 21, 2023 11:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, January 21, 2023 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Categories Training

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