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 slots available. Additional training policies are listed below. Pre-registration is required. These sessions ARE eligible for child care provider CHCs.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6-8pm: Find Your Groove, What Makes You Move? 
Staying active and healthy is so important for adults and children alike. This training will explore ways for child care providers to stay active themselves as well as looking at fun and innovative ways to incorporate movement and activity with children. This training is in conjunction with the Week of the Young Child. We want to thank our providers for all they do. In addition to CHCs each participant will receive a goodie bag after the training. This training is only for Moore County child care providers working in licensed child care facilities. Participants will receive CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Thursday, April 22, 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 CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6-8pm: Discover POEMS: The Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale
Find new ways to get excited about being outdoors! Lean about the POEMS assessment tool and how it can be used in assessing your outdoor environment. Facilities that attend this training are eligible for ongoing TA and free tools and resources for their outdoor environments. This training is only open to those working in licensed child care facilities in Moore County. Participants will receive CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 6-9pm: NC Playground Safety
NC playground safety rules and appropriate safety guidelines will be discussed. This training will consist of three hours virtual training with an hour of homework that must be completed within three days of the training to receive credit. 

Tuesday, May 18, 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 CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6-8pm: The Five Protective Factors and Child Care
The Five Protective Factors: Social and Emotional Competence, Knowledge of Parent and Child Development, Social Connections, Resilience, and Concrete Support are all key to the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Learn how these factors directly relate to you in child care and how you can better support families and children. Participants will receive CHCs depending on actual length of training.

Tuesday, June 15, 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 CHCs depending on actual length of training.


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.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10am-12pm: Dealing with Disobedience, Parenting Workshop
All caregivers face moments when their children will not “do as they are told” or test their limits. This group workshop will look at some of the reasons why children exhibit challenging behaviors, offer strategies to help you teach your child the skill of cooperation and make a plan to deal with disobedience when it happens. This workshop is available for parents and guardians who work or live in Moore County and care for children 0-5 years of age. Please note this workshop is not intended for child care workers.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 1-3pm: Managing Fighting and Aggression, Parenting Workshop
It can be hard to know when to step in or how to calm things down when children argue or fight. This workshop looks at some reasons why children fight and gives some practical suggestions to help you prevent problems by teaching your child to play cooperatively and resolve conflicts and manage any problems with fighting and aggression if needed. This workshop is available for parents and guardians who work or live in Moore County and care for children 0-5 years of age. Please note this workshop is not intended for child care workers.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12-2pm: Creating Positive Bedtime Routines, Parenting Workshop
It can be exhausting for the entire family when there are problems with a little one at bedtime. However, a few small changes can make a big difference so everyone in the family can get the sleep they need. This workshop looks at common bedtime problems and why they happen.  It offers some practical suggestions to help you prevent problems, develop a positive bedtime routine and manage any problems that happen at bedtime or during the night. This workshop is available for parents and guardians who work or live in Moore County and care for children 0-5 years of age. Please note this workshop is not intended for child care workers.


Cumberland County Partnership for Children & Families Trainings

To register for virtual trainings through the Cumberland County Partners for Children & Families, click here


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!

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.