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, August 3, 2021 6-8pm: Infant Toddler SIDS - REGISTER NOW
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.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12-2pm: Dealing with Disobedience, Parenting Workshop ONLINE - REGISTER NOW
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.  This is a free online training. Once the registration is complete you will be emailed the training link.

Thursday, September 16, 2021 12-2pm: Dealing with Disobedience, Parenting Workshop IN-PERSON - REGISTER NOW
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.  This is a free in-person training.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6-8pm: Creating Positive Bedtime Routines, Parenting Workshop ONLINE - REGISTER NOW
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. This is a free online training. Once the registration is complete you will be emailed the training link.

Friday, October 8, 2021 9:30-11:30am: Creating Positive Bedtime Routines, Parenting Workshop IN-PERSON - REGISTER NOW
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. This is a free in-person training.

Monday, November 1, 2021 2-4pm: Positive Parenting Program Group Discussion: Hassle-Free Shopping with Children ONLINE - REGISTER NOW
Parents often have to manage children when they misbehave in public, or when the really lose their cool…and it seems it is so much worse when at the store, running errands, at an appointment or dining out. This workshop looks at common shopping hassles and offers some practical suggestions to help manage problems that happen while out and about and actually enjoy shopping again. This is a free online training. Once the registration is complete you will be emailed the training link.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:30-11:30 am: Positive Parenting Program Group Discussion: Hassle-Free Shopping with Children IN-PERSON - REGISTER NOW
Parents often have to manage children when they misbehave in public, or when the really lose their cool…and it seems it is so much worse when at the store, running errands, at an appointment or dining out. This workshop looks at common shopping hassles and offers some practical suggestions to help manage problems that happen while out and about and actually enjoy shopping again. This is a free in-person training.

Friday, December 10, 2021 9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Managing Fighting and Aggression, Parenting Workshop ONLINE - REGISTER NOW
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. This is a free online training. Once the registration is complete you will be emailed the training link.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Managing Fighting and Aggression, Parenting Workshop IN-PERSON - REGISTER NOW
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. This is a free in-person training.


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.