Professional Development Training

for Child Care Professionals


If you have questions, please contact us at 817.831.2111 or Training@CampFireFW.org.

Director & Leadership Courses


This is a group of topics providing professional development in Administration, Management and Leadership for owners, administrators, directors and assistant directors.

Cancellation policy
No refunds will be given, but substitutions are allowed. To make a substitution you must contact us before the class you registered for takes place. You may apply this payment to another class within 6 months. If the payment is not applied, you forfeit your payment.

Classes are taking place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class and we need to see your face to receive credit for attending. Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm. 



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Administrator's Credential class- 2021

Administrator's Credential program- Our class is designed for the new or experienced child care directors interested in acquiring or enhancing management skills. Classes are offered each week on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. There are 6 weeks of classes. Late arrival is not permitted. If you are late you will need to attend class the next date it is offered. Upon completion of our 50 hour class, completing extended learning assignments and passing the open book test persons are eligible to receive the Child Care Administrator's credential which is recognized by DFPS. This credential provides the education requirement needed to be a director. There are additional requirements relating to experience and age. For more information on the specific requirements of the Texas Child Care licensing standards.

Class Schedule:

Classes take place on ZOOM. Classes are offered on Wednesday and Thursday mornings each week from 9am-12:30 pm.

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Module 5- Parent Partnerships- September 15 and 16
Module 6- Ethics - September 22
Module 1- Child Care Administration - September 29 and 30
Module 2: Minimum Standards, Legal Issues - October 6 and 7
Module 3- Staff Relations - October 13 and 14
Module 4- Child Development: The Administrator's Role- Oct. 20 and 21

Join the growing group of early childhood educators and directors who have attended this class. Plan to attend this class and be a part of the lively discussions and meaningful information shared each week!

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Unit/Participant: 1 $ 96.00 ea.
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 515.00 ea.

Building Family Partnerships - September 15, 2021

This class will increase your leadership influence, activate strategies to promote family engagement, strengthen connections between family, program, and community resources.

Objectives:
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
" Identify the components of family centered child care
" Describe parent's expectations of quality child care
" Determine 3 strategies for creating parent partnerships

Single class scheduled on 9/15/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Strengthening Family Relationships - September 16, 2021

This class focuses on the critical role that a program leader provides by leading the center team in strengthening family relationships.

Objectives:
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
o Gain knowledge of respecting differences.
o Examine and apply effective skills for communication and collaboration
o Evaluate strategies for collaboration that promote child development
o Promote families' role in relationship-based care and teaching
o Handling conflict

Single class scheduled on 9/16/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Ethics - September 22, 2021

Those who work with young children cope with frequent decisions that have moral and ethical implications. The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct provides guidelines for responsible behavior and creates a basis for resolving ethical dilemmas faced in early childhood care and education.

By the end of the session, participant will be able to:
" Develop an understanding of the need for a Code of Ethics
" Become familiar with the Code of Ethical Conduct for early childhood educators and how to apply it in their professional practice.
" Understand how their personal values and perceptions influence their professional practices
" Participants will be able to formulate a strategy for sharing the Code of Ethics with staff.

Single class scheduled on 9/22/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Becoming a Leader of an Early Childhood Program - September 29, 2021

You can learn the skills to be a leader in the early childhood space. Learn the different leadership styles and the competencies required for effective leadership, practice decision making and how high-quality child care is defined. This session provides both future and current center directors knowledge required to lead a high quality child care program and grow a robust set of skills to put the knowledge into action

Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
" Define components of high quality child care
" Identify and describe 3 skills and competencies required for effective leadership
" Identify your leadership style.
" Understand importance of a compelling program vision and mission statement, practice writing mission and vision for your center, and be able to discuss 3 ways to implement at your center.
" Learn and practice skills for decision making

Single class scheduled on 9/29/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Center Operation Management - September 30, 2021

No business degree or training? No problem! This session provides future and current center directors a foundational understanding of center operation management. From policy review, record keeping and disaster preparedness, attendees will learn how to evaluate and implement cost-effective, strategic, and important management systems to reduce risk within the early childhood program setting.

Objectives:
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
" List the types of center ownership
" Review and develop a center policy
" Identify core elements of a disaster preparedness and emergency evacuation plan
" Establish a record keeping tracking system
" Recognize insurance needs to protect the center
" Describe the importance of the American with Disabilities Act


Single class scheduled on 9/30/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Environment - October 6, 2021

Steps to creating and maintaining the health and safety of the learning environment are fundamental to any quality program. This session will offer a firm understanding of minimum standards, how to manage health issues, creating a healthy nutrition program and the director's role in preventing child abuse and neglect.

By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
o Maintain licensing regulations and their enforcement
o Handle health issues (accidents, allergies, etc.)
o Manage child supervision in center
o Develop and implement a healthy nutrition program
o Understand director role in preventing child abuse

Single class scheduled on 10/6/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Building a Sound Business Strategy - October 7, 2021

When you are a director, you wear many hats. This class introduces program leaders with the decisions regarding the program's organizational structure, its finances, and the way of caring for existing and prospective customers. It will also cover how to build enrollment and how to handle basic public relations outreach work.

By the end of this class, participants will:
" Manage center expenses to meet budget expectations
" Develop plan for building enrollment and handling public relations
" Supply ordering and management


Single class scheduled on 10/7/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.