Invitation to Bid

Invitation to Bid

The Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board is soliciting bids for the provision of our Latino Community Health Worker Program. The deadline for submittals is October 12th, 2017 at 12 PM. To request a copy of the bid, please contact Adrienne Troy-Frazier at 843-863-3030, or by email at berkeleyfirststeps@hotmail.com. Bids will be opened publicly at 2:00 PM on October 12th, 2017 at Fishburne Educational Center, Room 114, 6215 Murray Drive, Hanahan, SC, 29410.

Training

Berkeley County First Steps Fall Trainings 2017

Berkeley County First Steps will be hosting the following trainings through the fall of 2017. Attached is our registration form. All sessions are $3 per credit hour. A slot cannot be reserved without registration. Feel free to contact Stephanie at 843-863-3030 if you have any questions.

 

Saturday, September 16

Compassion and Self-Care for Early Childhood Professionals – In today’s busy society, self-care seems to be the last thing on the list for many who work in the childcare field.  Some even consider it to be selfish or over-indulgent.  This training will help you to understand the importance of personal well-being, and how taking care of yourself can make your personal and professional life more fulfilling.

9:00 – 12:00 –  3 hours in Professional Development

231 East Main St., Moncks Corner – Berkeley County School District Board Room

 

Saturday, October 21           Infant and Toddler focused

Language and Cognitive Development – How infants develop their thinking skills and rapidly learn to understand language, and why the development of these skills is critical in the first three years of life –    9:00 – 11:00      2 hours in Growth & Development

Social and Emotional Development –  How encouraging a sense of security and well-being in infants aids in early learning and the development of healthy relationships –   11:30 – 1:30  – 2 hours in Growth & Development

231 East Main St., Moncks Corner – Berkeley County School District Board Room

 

Saturday, November 4       Infant and Toddler focused

Physical Health (Module 2 of PITC) – Good physical health and nutrition are critical to an infant’s growth and development.  How to positively influence their well-being and help parents make good choices9:00-11:30 – 2.5 hours in Growth & Development

Motor Development (Module 5 of PITC) – How babies learn through movement and why motor skills effect other domains of development

12:00- 2:30 – 2.5 hours in Growth & Development

231 East Main St., Moncks Corner – Berkeley County School District Board Room

 

Saturday, December 9

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness – Be ready for the unexpected!  Learn how to prepare your center, and support children & families before, during, and after an emergency, or disaster.  9:00 – 11.30 – 2.5 hours in Program Administration

Promoting Professionalism and Ethical Conduct in Child Care Centers – Those who work with young children face many daily decisions that have moral and ethical implications.  Explore the ideals and principles that should guide your conduct.

12:00-2:30  –  2.5 hours in Program Administration

231 East Main St., Moncks Corner – Berkeley County School District Board Room

 

 

The Incredible Years Parenting Series

The Incredible Years Parenting Series

The Incredible Years Parenting Series for caregivers (parents, foster parents, grandparents, nannies, Sunday School teachers, early care professionals) in Berkeley County this summer!

The Incredible Years is an evidenced-based based curriculum that provides strategies that help parents prevent and respond to challenging behaviors. Classes are free and food, child care, and incentives are offered! A great way to improve parenting skills while reducing parenting stress.  For more details on date and time please call Berkeley County First Steps 843-863-3030.

 

Berkeley County First Steps is offering free developmental screenings on-site this summer!

Free Early Childhood Health and Developmental Screenings!

Attention All Berkeley County Child Development Centers

Berkeley County First Steps is offering free developmental screenings on-site this summer!
Call now to register your program. 843-863-3030

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Early Childhood Summit

College of Charleston hosts the 2017 Early Childhood Summit

Calling all Berkeley County Early Educators and Advocates!  Register now for the upcoming  Leadership, Advocacy, Practice, and Policy ECE Summit being held at the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Graduate Center. DSS Credits available for all sessions!

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