Access and Register for Upcoming Virtual Trainings through Smart Start of Forsyth County:
Things to know before training:

  • Pre-registration for trainings are required.
  • Admittance will not be allowed after the first 10 minutes of training.
  • Kindness and respect for one another and the presenter are expected.

*Beginning in August, certain trainings will take place at the Smart Start of Forsyth County office.

7820 North Point Boulevard, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

*Infant Toddler Curriculum (In Office)

August 3, 2021 | 3:30 - 5pm

This training will be an overview of what a developmentally appropriate curriculum looks like for an infant and toddler classroom based on children’s interest.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Amy Queen, SSFC Teaching & Learning Specialist
Identifying Children With Special Needs (Virtual)

August 10, 2021 | 6:30 - 8pm

This presentation will cover the developmental early milestones based on chronological age and environmental factors which may have negative impacts on development. Simple ideas for supporting students in the general education classroom will be provided but this is a separate workshop. By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will know what to look for to determine if a referral is warranted to investigate special education. Participants will also be informed on who can refer, where and how to submit referrals.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Jennifer Byers, M. Ed., Preschool Intake Special Services Center
Behavior Through The Social/Emotional Lens (Virtual)

August 17, 2021 | 6:30 - 8pm

Understanding behavior through the lens of social/emotional development for children ages 0-5. How a child’s stage of development provides a behavior roadmap for teachers as they provide supports to children.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Elizabeth McLaughlin, MSW, Lead Mental Health Consultant | Family Services of Forsyth County
*Intentional Teaching as an Early Educator (In Office)

August 24, 2021 | 6:30 - 8pm

Teachers how would you describe your approach to learning in your classroom? Are you teaching with specific outcomes or goals in mind for children? This training will explore purposeful, thoughtful, and planned intentional teaching. We will look at how teachers use their knowledge and ability to create learning experiences, initiate strategies to help children become successful learners. What are characteristics of an intentional teacher? Bring your ideas or definition of an intentional teacher to the training as we explore this topic together.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Vanessa Wilson, SSFC Teaching & Learning Team Lead
*Supporting Anxious Children in the Preschool Classroom (In Office)

August 31, 2021 | 6:30 - 8pm

What is anxiety? What does it look like in a young child? What strategies do you use to help children cope with anxiety? This workshop will provide you with additional strategies if you were able to answer the previous questions. Participants will engage in exploring, role playing, and activities to provide and enhance effective strategies.

1.5 in-service training hours

Instructor: Amy Queen, SSFC Teaching & Learning Specialist

Do you have any questions in regards to these trainings OR past trainings?

Contact our Teaching and Learning Services team, here.