PD at the Center

Helping Children Grow and Learn in Your Family Child Care Home – Online Series

up to 14 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

This professional development (PD) opportunity is only for those who:

  • have already taken the First Steps class and are in the process of obtaining a state license to become a family childcare provider
  • have been licensed as a childcare provider for the past 2 years
  • have not taken any of the following series: the “Essentials,” “Helping Children Grow and Learn” and “Be the Best Family Child Care Provider You Can Be: Improving Your Practices”

This series provides an overview of several of the DHS regulations related to childcare and education offered within family childcare settings. These regulations include communication with families; daily schedules and routines; planning and implementation of curricular activities; and behavior management. Each of the first four sessions offers practical methods that will help participants increase the quality of the program and comply with DHS Licensing regulations.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • develop best practices in communication and family involvement
  • identify what is required in a schedule with daily routines and transitions
  • develop a better understanding of age-appropriate curricular activities that are aligned with the RI Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS)
  • learn positive techniques for managing child behavior

Participants can earn up to 14 PD hours by attending five facilitated online sessions and completing four assignments and attending the group technical assistance session to complete assignments with the assistance of the class facilitator.

WKC Domains: Family Engagement, Development and Learning, Curriculum
Level 1: Knowledge Building; Beginning Application
DHS Family Child Care Licensing Regulations

Please note that this course is part of a pre-service series.
Priority registration will be given to First Steps participants and those who have had a Family Child Care (FCC) license for less than two years.
Once priority is given to the groups mentioned above, any FCC on the waitlist will be added until the class reaches its capacity.

Access and view the Pre-session Assignment

Access and view Intersession Assignment #1

Access and view Intersession Assignment #2

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, March 23rd, April 13th, 27th, and May 4th 6:00pm-8:00pm Webinar Registration Closed