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Health and Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings.

Health and Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings.  Health and Safety Enrollment Flyer April 2017 .  You can now register and pay on line with a credit card. http://www.saccn.org/registration/ . When: Tuesday, April 4; Thursday, April 6; Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday April 13, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm April 4, 6 and 13; 10-2:30 April 11

2017 Spring Guest Lecture Series

Registration is open for the 2017 Spring Lecture Series. The series of workshops will be held Tuesday evenings, March 7 – April 11 from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Health and Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network.

2016 Early Childhood Conference Brochure Now Available

This year’s conference on October 28 & 29 is fast approaching. Check the brochure to read about the exciting key note speakers, Scott Noyes and Jeannine Fitzgerald, plus many informational workshops over the course of the two days.

Health & Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network.

2016 Spring Lecture Series

Registration is open for the 2016 Spring Lecture Series.

Health & Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings.  Health and Safety Enrollment Flyer When: Tuesday, April 5; Thursday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Health and Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings.  Health and Safety Enrollment Flyer When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Health and Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings. When: Tuesday and Thursday, October 20, 22, 27 & 29, 2015 Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: TBD Cost: $250.00

2015 Early Childhood Conference Brochure

This year’s conference on November 6 & 7 is fast approaching.  Check the brochure to read about the exciting key note speakers, Scott Noyes and Jeannine Fitzgerald, plus many informational workshops over the course of the two days.  Workshops are geared for family child care providers, center directors and staff, school age staff, nursery school teachers and UPK teachers.  We hope to see you at the conference. Early Childhood Conference Brochure 2015 Thank you to this year’s sponsors:  Discount School Supply, Lakeshore, Kingsbury Printing and WB Mason.

First Aid and CPR Workshop

The Southern Adirondack Child Care Network, in partnership with the Washington County Youth Bureau, will be offering a First Aid and CPR class on Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

CDA Training Informational Meeting

Anyone interested in pursuing their CDA is invited to attend this free CDA information meeting. CDA classes will begin in September.

Health and Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings.

Free Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED for Licensed Child Care Providers

The National Safety Council has been contracted by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services to deliver a FREE Pediatric and Adult CPR, AED and First Aid Program for licensed child care providers.

Courses for the Warren and Washington County area will be held on:

2015 Guest Lecture Series

Registration is open for the 2015 Guest Lecture Series.

2014 Early Childhood Conference Brochure is here!

Click on the link to learn all about the exciting workshops and to find registration information.  2014 Early Childhood Conference Brochure

Child Care Center Health and Safety Training

The Child Care Network is offering a 15 hours training, exclusively for child care center staff. This training will encompass all 9 OCFS required training categories.

This training will assist centers in remaining complliant and up to date with staff training by allowing new staff to complete their 15 hour training all at once and free of charge. It will also help staff members approaching expiration of training hours to complete a full year’s worth of training hours in just three weeks.

Health and Safety Training- Competencies for Becoming A Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings. When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, October 7th, 8th and 9th Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: TBD Cost: $250.00 Call 798-7972 for registration information.

For Sleep’s Sake

Discover ways to make your rest t ime a happy time of day for all children in your care. Examine how to help children transition in and out of sleep and help them regulate on their own. Plan for safe slepp practices that follow child care regulations and SIDS research in the care environment and at home. Learn to successfully plan for appropriate individualized emotional plans that will help create smooth transitions and peaceful rest times for all.

Active Play Workshop

Learn fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate physical activities that use inexpensive equipment, small spaces and work well in homes, child care centers and preschool classrooms. View videos of 2-5 year olds engaged in these fun activities and try a few too!

New Director’s Institute

The New Director’s Institute (NDI) is an exciting opportunity for directors who have been in their position 18 months or less. Developing a management and leadership style is an important element for providing quality care for children and creating a vital and stable workforce for the child care center.

Clean & Healthy New York: Raising EcoHealthy Children

The FREE program will help participants reduce the levels of surprising toxins in their homes. Children are more susceptible to environmental toxins. Learn the chemicals of concern that are found in the home and what risk they pose to health. Find and share practical and low cost solutions and resources to create a clean and healthy setting for your family and children you care about.

Curriculum Development: Literacy and the Young Child

Did you know literacy begins at birth? Sometimes even before. Learn how the experiences you can easily provide on a daily basis in child care can affect the school readiness of the children you care for. There is no need to buy programs or have sit-down paper and pencil lessons.

OCFS Talks about May 1 and the New Child Care Regulations

OCFS will share the latest updates. Hear what is expected of providers as the new regulations go into effect on May 1. Come with questions about changes to the way things have been done in the past and how to comply now. Presented by OCFS Child Care Licensing Staff, Albany Regional Office.

2014 Spring Guest Lecture Series

The 2014 Spring Guest Lecture Series will be held on four consecutive Tuesday evenngs beginning March 18 and concluding April 8.

Child and Adult Care Food Program Training Dates for 2014

Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children

Child care providers help create a healther generation by taking steps to prevent obesity and encourage healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.

There are ways to help children in child care to develop healthy habits. The meals and snacks served should provide nutrients children need to be healthy, low in sodium, solid fats and sugar.

Good nutrition and physical activity work together to promote healthy growth and development.

This training will give providers specific ways to support children and their families in the four important areas of providing healthy foods, following good food safety practices, encouraging active play and limiting screen time.

See below for a variety of dates and locations to choose from.

SAVE the DATE! 2014 Early Childhood Conference

The 2014 Early Childhood Conference will be November 14th and 15th at the Fort William Henry Resort and Conference Center.

Health and Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network.  Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings. When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 4, 6 & 11, 13, 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: TBD Cost: $250.00 Call 798-7972 for registration information.

Early Childhood Conference – November 15 & 16, 2013

This year’s conference to be held at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center is shaping up to be one of the best ever. Jeannine Fitzgerald, a conference favorite, returns on Friday as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter. On Saturday, Tom Copeland, the nation’s leading expert on child care business issues, will be our keynote speaker. Tom will also be presenting 2 additional workshops. There are over 25 informative workshops to choose from. In addition there will be more than 15 vendors selling items or sharing useful information. The full conference registration fee is just $180.00 for members of the Child Care Network or the North Country Association for the Education of Young Children and $200 for non…

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care Centers

After Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers now believe that disaster can strike anywhere.  Floods, snow storms, wind and toxic spills can happen in our region.  Be prepared.  Attend this program to help ensure that you are equipped with the skills and resources needed to protect the children in your care.  This program is presented by Child Care Network staff and funded by Save the Children. When:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Where:  TBD This program is specifically for child care center staff.  We encourage staff who may be designated in charge of emergency preparation or able to make decisions regarding emergency management to attend. For more information and to register, call Pam Conine or Sue Kowaleski…

Health & Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network.  Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings. When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1, 3, 8 & 10, 2013 Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: TBD Cost: $250.00 Call 798-7972 for registration information.

Child and Adult Care Food Program Training and Snack Swap

Information about healthy snacking ideas will be shared. We will make a healthy ranch dip/dressing made with cottage cheese, garlic and herbs. We will also make a yogurt and peanut butter dip. Providers are encouraged to bring a snack and the recipe to share with others, although this is optional. There will be discussion on the varieties of whole grains and their use.

Two Options Available for CDA Classes

The Southern Adirondack Child Care Network will be offering two options to assist anyone interested in obtaining their Child Devleopment Associate (CDA). This is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education.

EI 101 – An Introduction to the NYS Early Intervention Program

The Southern Adirondack Child Care Network is partnering with the EI Learning Network at Just Kids of offer this training. The workshop will introduce participants to the NYS Early Intervention Program.

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care Programs

After Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers now believe that disaster can strike anywhere. Floods, snow storms, wind and toxic spills can happen in our region. Be prepared. Attend this program to help ensure that you are equipped with the skills and resources needed to protect the children in your care. This program is funded by Save the Children.

Health & Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings.

2013 Early Childhood Conference

Save the Date!  The 2013 Early Childhood Conference co-sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network and the North Country Association for the Education of Young Children will be November 15 and 16th at the Queensbury Hotel.