Workshops and Trainings

All workshops and trainings are free. Please click the links below to register.

Child Care Trainings (Eligible for CHCs)

PfCF virtual child care trainings are reserved for early educators working in licensed facilities. Due to limited space, priority will be given to child care providers working in Moore County. If you work in a licensed facility outside of Moore County, your registration will be added to a waitlist and you will be notified 24 hours before the start of the training if there are slot available. Additional training policies are listed below. Pre-registration is required. These sessions ARE eligible for child care provider CHCs.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 6-8pm - Infant Toddler SIDs

Participants will discuss ways to reduce the risk of SIDS through safe sleep practices for infants, review Safe Sleep Policy guidelines, North Carolina licensing requirements, maintenance of the proper forms, and other best practice recommendations. Participants will receive 1.5-2 CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 6-8pm - Infant Toddler SIDs

Participants will discuss ways to reduce the risk of SIDS through safe sleep practices for infants, review Safe Sleep Policy guidelines, North Carolina licensing requirements, maintenance of the proper forms, and other best practice recommendations. Participants will receive 1.5-2 CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6-8pm - Be a Germ Buster        

Participants will review sanitation requirements for licensed child care programs and put their knowledge to the test while having fun the “Jeopardy” way. Participants will receive 1.5-2 CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Tuesday, February, 9, 2021 6-8pm - Active Reading Training     

Active reading involves reading a book with a child rather than reading a book to a child. This research-based approach improves children's language skills, vocabulary, and ability to understand what they read on their own. Come learn how to share picture books with a child in a way that gets the child talking and thinking about the pictures, words, and ideas in the book. Adults learn to be active listeners that ask questions, build vocabulary, and connect the story to the child’s world. Participants will receive 1.5-2 CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6-8pm - Curriculum Planning with NC Foundations  

This learning event will focus on creating age appropriate activities in family child care homes and centers based on the domains in NCFELD and provide an understanding of how to use instructional practices related to activity planning that promote learning and development. Instructors will assess knowledge gained through group activities and feedback provided during presentation. Participants will receive 1.5-2 CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6-8pm - Resilience and Self-Care in the Classroom   

During this training participants will learn tools on practicing self-care and modeling resilience for children in the classroom. This training will look at ways to de-stress yourself and your classroom and will include personal and professional goal setting. Participants will receive 1.5-2 CHCs depending on actual length of training.


Virtual “Lunch and Learn” Sessions

Want to learn more about our programs and get to know our staff? Talk with staff while you eat your lunch at one of these upcoming 30-minute sessions. Pre-registration is required. These sessions are NOT eligible for child care provider CHCs.

Thursday, January 28 at noon - What is the Moore County Resiliency Collaborative?

Wednesday, February 3 at noon - How do I make every moment a brain building moment?

Thursday, February 11 at noon - What is Growing Moore Readers?

Thursday, February 25 at noon - What is NC Pre-K?

Wednesday, March 3 at noon - How do I choose age appropriate books for my child?

Thursday, March 11 at noon - What is Triple P?

Thursday, March 25 at noon - What is Smart Start?

Wednesday, March 31 at noon - What are the ABCs of reading aloud with your children?

We want to hear from you! Do you have a request for a future workshop topic? Contact Brittney at (910) 949-4045 or bmays@pfcfmc.org.


Triple P Discussion Groups for Parents

The Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) provides parenting support and active skills training to caregivers interested in strengthening their positive parenting skills and confidence. Pre-registration is required. These sessions are NOT eligible for child care provider CHCs.

January 16, 2021, 10:00am – noon - Dealing with Disobedience

During this group discussion participants will be introduced to some positive parenting strategies to help prevent problems and how to handle disobedience if it happens.

February 13, 2021, 10:00am - noon - Creating Good Bedtime Routines

It is important for children to develop healthy, independent sleep patterns. This discussion group will provide some positive parenting strategies to help participants develop a good bedtime routine and teach their child to fall asleep in their own bed and stay in their bed until morning.

March 13, 2021, 10:00am – noon - Hassle-free Shopping with Kids  

Did you know shopping can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family? During this discussion participants will learn how to avoid common parenting traps and prevent problems by planning ahead.


Training Policies for Early Educators

Until further notice, all of our trainings will be held on Zoom. The following policies apply:

  • Registrations must be received at least 24 hours before the training.
  • Online trainings are free of charge at this time.
  • Participants will need to be on the Zoom meeting with both audio and video no later than 10 minutes after training has started and need to remain on until the training has concluded to receive CHCs.
  • Participants may participate in the training as a group as long as the registration email has listed all those who will be participating, an email address for each participant, and the trainer is able to see each participant at roll call.
  • Once the training has concluded participants will receive a Survey Monkey link in their email with the pre/post survey questions.
  • Once the completed survey is received participants will be emailed a training certificate.

CPR & First Aid Training

To find a local CPR or First Aid training, contact Emily Jones at Partners for Children & Families at (910) 949-4045

The Village of Pinehurst and Aberdeen Fire Departments are currently providing a series of CPR trainings. For more information, call:

    Village of Pinehurst Fire Department (910) 295-3141

    Aberdeen Fire Department (910) 944-7888


Training for School Age Providers

Basic School Age Care Online: At Your Convenience

Take BSAC at YOUR convenience, when YOU want it!

Cost: $30

Instructor: Karen Darby (darby.karen@swcdcinc.org)

Credit Issued: 0.5 CEU (to 5 DCDEE contact hours)

Register online at www.swcdcinc.org

BSAC is a 5 hour introductory level training event for school age care professionals that are new to the field. The training includes information on health and safety, environmental design, child development, appropriate activities, guiding child behavior, and quality school age care. This training is required by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education for school age care professionals working in licensed programs but is a great training for new staff in any afterschool program setting.  Participants will engage in 5 hours of online coursework that includes PowerPoint presentations, video clips, required reading materials, online polls, and interactive slides to encourage interaction and engagement. Click here for more information.

All of these online trainings are offered by Southwestern Child Development Commission. Click on the link above for information on how to register.