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>Training for Child Care Workforce on May 7th

>New Bern, NC – Craven Smart Start and Coastal Community Action will be offering a day-long training session on Personal and Professional Development for the child care workforce in Craven County on May 7th from 9am – 3pm. The session will be held in Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College. Felicia Ragland from Kaplan’s Early Learning will be the featured presenter. The first 130 family child care home providers, teachers and directors who register will be eligible to receive .5CEU’s at no charge.
This training is being provided through Craven Smart Start’s Professional Development activity, which is administered by Coastal Community Action. The activity works to improve the quality of care in child care centers and homes by increasing the professionalism of their staff. Research has shown that higher teacher education is closely tied with better quality care for children.

The training session is free but participants must register in advance. The deadline for registration is April 26th. Registration forms may be obtained from Craven Smart Start’s website www.cravensmartstart.org. For more information, call Nicole Jachimiak at (252) 223-1684.

Craven Smart Start is a 501©3 public private partnership that administers the funding and programs of Smart Start, North Carolina’s early childhood initiative, in Craven County. The mission of the program is to ensure that every Craven County child, birth through five, receives the education, health and family support necessary to arrive at school ready to succeed.

Submitted by: Pinkie Moore, Community Outreach Coordinator, Craven Smart Start, Inc.