Cabarrus County Training Opportunities
2018 Training Schedules
Thompson Child & Family Focus | CABARRUS COUNTY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS | UNC-CH ecifs
Thompson provides In-Service Training for Early Childhood Professionals to broaden their knowledge base of best practices. By expanding their knowledge, Early Childhood Professionals will be better equipped to impact the quality of their program.
Training Location: Refuge Hope Center - 1030A Central Drive, Concord, NC 28027. Trainings start promptly at 6:30pm unless otherwise indicated.
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- February 20, 2018: Balancing work and family, it's not impossible
- April 10, 2018: How do I get them to follow directions, it's not that hard!
Training Location: Refuge Hope Center - 1030A Central Drive, Concord, NC 28027
- March 20, 2018, 10am-12pm: Emergency Preparedness Part 1*
- April 17, 2018, 10am-12pm: Emergency Preparedness Part 2
- May 22, 2018, 6pm-8pm: ITS SIDS
- June 12, 2018, 6pm-8pm: Medication Administration
- July 24, 2018, 6pm-8pm: ITS SIDS
- September 11, 2018, 6pm-8pm: Medication Administration
- October 9, 2018, 6pm-8pm: ITS SIDS
*Emergency preparedness is a 2-part training and limited to 12 per class. Registrations will be received on a first come, first served basis. No more than 2 persons may be trained per center.
The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is offering a specialization within their Masters' Program for Experienced Teachers (MEDX) focused on the preparation of inclusion facilitators within early childhood settings offered in collaboration with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Students will learn collaborative, interdisciplinary skills in coaching and consultation focused on the full inclusion of young children with disabilities from socioculturally diverse backgrounds into school and community based settings.
Special Program Features
Students enroll in the Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support strand within the Masters' Program for Experienced Teachers and obtain their Masters' degrees and full licensure with a focus on inclusion facilitation. Additional specialized experiences include:
- Specialized Summer Internship and Seminar focused on the Inclusive Classroom Profile
- Funded participation in the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute sponsored by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Research Institute at UNC-CH
- Participation in Community Based Action Research Projects focused on inclusion
- Full in-state tuition support
- Stipend of $900 each semester enrolled in the program
To apply, students must first be admitted to the Masters' for Experienced Teachers Program Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support (ECIFS) strand. Applications for the MEDX program are due on March 13, 2018. Admitted students then may apply for the Inclusion specialization and will be informed of their acceptance prior to their class registration.
Students are accepted on a cohort basis every spring and begin the program in May. A second cohort for the Inclusion specialization will be accepted in March 2018 to begin the program in May 2018.
For more information:
Program information and resources
Program flyer (PDF)