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. If you are unable to attend you must contact us before the training class takes place. You may apply this payment to another class within the same calendar year only.
Credit and substitutions cannot be made after the class is over. If you miss a class, you forfeit your fees.



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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:

**DUE TO COVID-19 we are shifting our classes to Virtual options.

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

Start on any day-

Module 2- Min. Standards, Legal Issues- April 21 and 22
Module 3- Staff Relations- April 28 and 29
Module 4- Child Development from an Administrator's Role- May 5 and 6
Module 5- Parent Partnerships - May 12 and 13
Module 6- Ethics- May 19
Module 1- Child Care Administration- May 26 and 27

Module 2- Minimum Standards- June 2 and 3


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!

A schedule has not been set up for this event
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 96.00 ea.
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 515.00 ea.

Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Environment - April 21, 2021

This class provides prospective and existing licensed center directors an understanding of minimum standards, health issues, child abuse and neglect and healthy nutrition.

Objectives:
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

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.

Single class scheduled on 4/21/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Building a Sound Business Strategy - April 22, 2021

This class introduces the program leader with the decisions regarding the program's organizational structure, its finances, and the way of caring for existing and prospective customers.

Objectives:
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

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.

Single class scheduled on 4/22/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff - April 28, 2021

This class increases a program leader's understanding of and ability to implement effective, ethical, and lawful employment practices.

Objectives:
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
" Know how to write job descriptions
" Examine strategies when recruiting, screening, interviewing, and selecting candidates
" Understand recruiting and interviewing strategies and hiring procedures
" Design and recommend a phased orientation of new employees
" Know what topics should be included in pre-service training

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.

Single class scheduled on 4/28/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Promoting Peak Performance - April 29, 2021

This class assists a program leader to understand the central role they play in supervising staff and building a learning community by guiding teachers to become reflective practitioners.

Objectives:
By the end of this class, participants will:
o Create professional development and coaching plan
o Using evaluations to improve performance
o Promote a positive work environment
o Identify strategies for managing conflict and difficult people

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.

Single class scheduled on 4/29/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Supporting Children's Development and Learning as a Director - May 5, 2021

This class will build your program capacity to advance children's development and learning by providing leadership to establish and strengthen staff competencies for teaching and caregiving.

Objectives:
At the end of this class, participants will:
" Describe integration of child development with learning
" Identify elements of high-quality early childhood teaching and interactions
" Describe integration of child development with learning
" Evaluate elements of observation, documentation, screening, and assessment
" Implement social-emotional learning

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.


Single class scheduled on 5/5/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Designing Indoor and Outdoor Environments - May 6, 2021

This class will strengthen your program and leadership capacity as you plan, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children to create the highest quality setting for children, families, and staff to thrive.

Objectives:
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
" Implementing a Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Environment
" Designing quality learning environments
" Learn appropriate guidance techniques

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.

Single class scheduled on 5/6/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Building Family Partnerships - May 12, 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

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.

Single class scheduled on 5/12/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.

Strengthening Family Relationships - May 13, 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
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

This class takes place via Zoom. Cameras and sound must remain on the entire class.

Class takes place from 9am-12:30pm.

A certificate for 3.5 training hours will be earned for those that participate and complete this class.

Single class scheduled on 5/13/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Unit/Participant: 1 $ 36.00 ea.