Berkeley County First Steps Winter/Spring Trainings 2018

Berkeley County First Steps will be hosting the following trainings through the winter and spring of  2018. Attached is our registration form.  A slot cannot be reserved without payment.  Feel free to contact Stephanie at  843-863-3030, if you have any questions.

Saturday, February  10th   

Dual Language Learners –  10:00 – 12:00 – The basics of developmentally appropriate teaching practices for young children who are dual language learners.  Learn how to prepare for a diverse group of children, how first and second languages develop, and why supporting the home language is so important.     2 hours in Curriculum                 $6

Berkeley County School District Board Room, Moncks Corner

Saturday, March 10th

Teaching in Inclusive Settings – 9:00-11:00 – Teachers will learn how to incorporate the principles of a balanced curriculum to offer children multiple ways of acquiring knowledge and skills and to provide a variety of formats for instruction, learning, and assessment in ways that will help all children communicate what they know and can do. 2 hours in Special Needs      $6

Promoting Positive Peer Play in Inclusive Settings:  The Vision of Inclusive Early Childhood Education! – 12:00 – 2:00 – Inclusive preschool classrooms are natural environments designed to provide educational and developmental services for all children.  Learn how to support children with disabilities as they develop social skills and cooperative play skills.

2 hours in Special Needs                 $6

Berkeley County School District Board Room, Moncks Corner           

Saturday,  April 21st  

Babbles and Coos – 9 – 11:30 –  An exploration of early language development and how  babies begin recognizing sounds and speech patterns at an early age   –  2.5 hours in Growth & Development              $7.50

Respecting Their Needs to Move –  12:00 – 2:30 – How to implement thoughtful, respectful, and well-planned transition practices, that are supportive of a child’s strengths and needs –

2.5 hours in Growth & Development                    $7.50

Berkeley County School District Board Room, Moncks Corner

Saturday, May 19th    –

 Developing a Curriculum to Provide Maximum Opportunities in an Early Childhood Education Setting   – How to develop a well-rounded curriculum that supports all areas of development, offers a clear statement of goals and philosophies, and engages children in purposeful learning and play –

Part I   – 9 – 11:30   – 2.5 hours in Curriculum                                     $7.50

Part II – 12:00 – 2:30 – 2.5 hours in Curriculum                                   $7.50

Berkeley County School District Board Room, Moncks Corner

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 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.

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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