North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children

Training

Current Training Available:


Nurturing the Brain: Risk and Resilience in Early Childhood
Train the Trainer Retreat


NCAEYC and Encouraging Connections present:

Nurturing the Brain: Risk and Resilience in Early Childhood
a Train-the-Trainer Retreat for Experienced/Established Professionals in Early Care and Education
Receive 10 Contact Hour Credits

Two Retreat Options. Spaces are limited—Register today for the date/location that’s best for you:
Sea Trail Resort, Sunset Beach, NC  •  March 27–28, 2018
Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC  •  April 9–10, 2018

Presenters Dr. Betty Rintoul and Lorie Barnes

View and download full details (PDF)

Be a part of this innovative, rejuvenative professional development experience! This 2-day training opportunity is limited to a small group of participants wishing to provide community leadership, advocacy and training regarding the effects of toxic stress on early development and how to encourage caregiver-child relationships building resilience in young children. Participants will take home a Nurturing the Brain Training Toolkit including a PowerPoint of each training module and accompanying handouts and resources.

Two retreat options to select from:

    • The Sunset Beach Retreat at Sea Trail Resort, Sunset Beach, NC, March 27–28, 2018. View full details and register now
      • ALL ACCESS Registration Rate of $395 is ALL INCLUSIVE: 2 days of training, 1 night private lodging at Sea Trail Resort just minutes from the beautiful and serene Atlantic Ocean, and all meals, snacks and parking. Retreat Time and Activities throughout retreat will leave you rejuvenated from head-full-of-knowledge to sand-covered toes. Note: All lodging arrangements are handled directly through NCAEYC and not the resort or hotel. Should you need additional nights of lodging due to travel distance, contact Chris Butler to reserve additional nights at our discounted group rate.

       

      • The Raleigh Retreat location at Marbles Kids Museum provides an invigorating, vibrant retreat experience. Enjoy time to connect, learn, relax and play so you go home filled with laughter and learning, April 9–10, 2018. There are 2 registration options to select from. View full details and register now
        • ALL INCLUSIVE for $395 includes: 2 days of training, 1 night private lodging with shuttle service to Marbles Kids Museum from Holiday Inn Downtown Raleigh, and all meals, including an evening of food, fun and fellowship at a group dinner in the Skye Tower Restaurant with a spectacular view of our beautiful Capitol City. Note: All lodging arrangements are handled directly through NCAEYC and not the resort or hotel. Should you need additional nights of lodging due to travel distance, contact Chris Butler to reserve additional nights at our discounted group rate.
        • TRAINING & MEALS ONLY (excludes lodging and parking) for $295 includes: 2 full days of training and all meals including an evening of food, fun and fellowship at dinner in the Skye Tower Restaurant with a spectacular view of our beautiful Capitol City. Does not include lodging or parking. Marbles Kids Museum parking info. Parking for dinner at the Holiday Inn info.

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      Mental Health First Aid Training

      Download Flyer Now (PDF).

      NCAEYC is offering statewide opportunities for early educators to become certified in Mental Health First Aid, the initial help offered to a person developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. Early childhood educators have an important role in being prepared to serve as a first responder to mental health and well-being issues in the lives of children and adults. All training sessions are presented by Tanya Dennis, MHFAUSA Certified Trainer. Current dates and locations are listed below—sign up now! Participant fee is $30 (non-refundable) and space is limited to 30 attendees per event. Participants earn certification through Mental Health First Aid USA (valid for three years and renewable) plus NCDCDEE Contact Hour Credits awarded by NCAEYC for training completion. Participants will learn about:

      • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems
      • Depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use
      • A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is in crisis
      • Accessing evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources

       

      REGISTER for a 2018 event near you:
      Mental Health First Aid Training Dates and Locations

      Most training times are 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. You must be present for the entire training to receive certification. Check-in and light refreshments begin at 8:00 am. Bring your own lunch, or local options also available. *Dates/locations subject to change—this list will be kept up to date.

       Date County Location Registration
      Sunday, February 11
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
      ORANGE Kehillah Jewish Preschool
      1200 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill
      Register Now
      Saturday, February 24
      8:30 am – 5:00 pm
      CUMBERLAND Partnership for Children of Cumberland Co.
      351 Wagoner Dr., Ste. 200, Fayetteville
      Register Now
      Saturday, March 10
      8:00 am – 5:30 pm
      ASHE Ashe County Public Library
      148 Library Road, West Jefferson
      Register Now

      For questions or additional information about registering, or to learn more about hosting an event, contact us at info@ncaeyc.org or Tanya Dennis at yayadennis2@yahoo.com.

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      2018 NC Early Educators’ Community of Practice Meetings:
      Reflecting on Children’s Perspectives

      Join us on any of the following dates:

      • Friday, January 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
      • Friday, February 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
      • Friday, March 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
      • Friday, April 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
      • Friday, May 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

      All meetings are available digitally through Go-To-Webinar. Some may be offered in-person. All ECE Professionals welcome! Community of Practice meetings are co-moderated by Shawna Daniels (NCAEYC Board of Directors) and Leslie Ball of EESLPD. Meetings focus onon being reflective in our practice (specifically in the classroom) using Curtis, Cividanes, Lebo, and Carter’s Reflecting in Communities of Practice as our guide.  For more information or to request an invitation, contact us at localCoPNC@gmail.com. Download a flyer to share (PDF).

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