BSC will create custom workshops based on the needs of your staff based on the core competencies created by the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System.
One critical topic is the Brain and providing workshops on explaining the Brain States to directors and teachers to better equip our young teachers to be able to handle emotional melt downs and other distressing behaviors while building skills in our young children to be successful in life.
A commitment to quality child care begins with the center’s owner or director. All of our trainings equip our leaders to be the best role model for their teams. Our Founder is an expert in Human resources and has found this area of training beneficial to our directors. Scroll to the bottom of the List below for a few of our targeted Director/Administrator topics. However, we can create workshops in any area of the core competencies for administrators.
Custom Workshops- Our team is certified by the Texas Training Registry to train in all *core competencies for teachers and administrators. BSC trainers can create custom workshops to meet the needs of your team.
Core Competencies For Practitioners*
Child Growth and Development
Responsive Interactions and Guidance
Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum, and Standards
Supporting Skill Development
Observation and Assessment
Diversity and Dual Language Learners
Family and Community Relationships
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Professionalism and Ethics
Core Competencies For Administrators*
Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Organization
Business and Operations Management
Human Resource Leadership and Development
Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Environment
Implementing a Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Environment
Instituting Family and Community-Centered Programming
Core competencies: refer to specific, basic concepts, skills and abilities that early childhood professionals should learn, understand and be able to demonstrate. Core competencies are the foundation of a professional development system.
* Power of Positivity- teachers & support staff; this session will allow your team to evaluate their own level of positivity and how they can train themselves to focus on being positive to create a better classroom, school and overall life.
* Power of Positive Leadership- directors/administration in early childhood and other leadership positions
* Classroom Management 101* Infant/Toddlers or preschool-Using research based strategies and best practices in having developmentally appropriate materials, teacher interactions and parental involvement.
* Yoga- all ages and levels; This session will explore and give guidelines on how to use yoga in early childhood for adults, children and introduce yoga concepts to parents
* How to Lead in Early Childhood environment- Leadership series (power of positive leadership)
* What is going on in my child’s brain?-Maximizing brain state skills
* Everything a Director needs to know about HR*-directors; this session explores 10 principles for all directors to understand Human Resource management in operating a high quality operation.
* Conflict Resolution-all ages, all levels; In this session you will learn the fundamental in conflict resolution to be able to manage this in everyday life, our schools, in our classrooms and with our colleagues.
* Comparing and Contrasting NAEYC accreditation verses Texas Rising Star- directors/administration; explore why using tools to assess your program are beneficial weather using TSR or Naeyc standards.
* 24 hour annual training requirements- this is customized to our program; it covers all topic areas required by the state.
* How to Create a School Family- all ages and levels: In this session, you will explore the fundamental concepts in creating connections with all levels at your school- administration, parents and children.
* Planning Developmentally Appropriate activities-for Infants & Toddlers or Preschool age; in this session teachers will explore what is DAP; the roadmap to creating lessons plans using milestones and how to individualize them for each child.
* Attachment and Attunement- infants/toddlers (activity circle time- needs 3 hours minimum) - in this session teachers will explore why these to principals are important and what happens if they are not achieved. They will also leave with activities to do in circle time and every day to promote healthy attachment and attunement.
* Outdoor Play-Why Children need to be outside DAILY! All ages and levels- this session is based on book, "Balanced and Barefoot" it explores the issues occurring because children are not playing outside and strategies and activities to implement for outside play.
* Enhancing Dramatic Play- how Loose Parts can make a big difference!-all ages and levels- based on book series Loose Parts 1-3; this session discusses what loose parts are and fun activities to introduce them to our children and parents.
Resilience: How to implement simple strategies in your classroom, at your school with your parents to promote resilient and capable children, teachers and parents.
Children’s Portfolios: This Training discusses what is appropriate to put into a child’s portfolio. Ensuring assessments and processes are developmentally appropriate. What should they capture? What teachers should put in them to document child’s growth and development for curriculum planning and communication with parents? Review portfolio checklist.
Parent/Teacher communication expectations: This is a basic training to remind Teachers, Directors and Administrators what the basic are in best practices for quality communication and relationship building. How do you make deposits into your parents/teachers banks of love?
How to Prevent Spreading of Germs & Caring for Ill Children: General review of Minimum Standards and NAEYC criterion for best practices on sanitation and caring for children that are ill especially in full-day care situation until parents can pick up.
Discipline by Design: This session was specific for each age group: Infants, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K and Transitional Kinder as well as school age children. Each group brought different situations and worked through ways to help teachers and children.
Cultural Diversity- in the classroom & with Families: Reviewing best practices with NAEYC criterion on how to show cultural diversity in classroom and with families.
Parent Communication: Documenting Children’s Growth – Prepare for parent conferences and lesson planning by watching your children closely. What should you look for? What is appropriate? All ages can benefit. Parent Conferences -How do we involve the parents? Working with Diverse Families- parent communication 101
Minimum Standards Review- Make it fun-Games to do with your staff to review standards and review the MS changes and how to be in compliance.
Supervision- Legal issues every caregiver and director needs to know! Four techniques to utilize while on playground with multiple groups are combined to ensure all children safe, understand importance of active supervision!
Child Abuse/Neglect- 1 clock hour- Prevention, recognition, and reporting of child abuse and neglect, including: (Power Point and quiz)
SIDS/SBS: 1 clock hour of the annual training hours must cover the following topics: (Power point and quiz)
Being Creative in the Classroom: Stepping outside the box; Using Pinterest and other tools
Curriculum planning for each child’s growth and development: Review why we have curriculum. High Scope goals and how teachers use assessments to guide their planning for each child and their class.
Team building: Custom plans for your Professional Development day
Ethics & Professionalism: What does your morale compass say? Exam why you need to know the early childhood professional code of conduct. Why your staff should review this every year.
Anxiety in Children & Positive guidance: identifying how trauma effects children and different developmental stages and how to offer positive guidance to help them be successful (Infants & Toddlers)
Creating a Literacy Rich environment: utilizing sight words and logo recognition to help build children’s confidence and classroom with rich environment (all ages)
NAEYC Portfolio Program/Classroom review: What needs to be in program/classroom portfolios and not to stress!
Spring into Science & Technology- how to meet this standard but not give into screen time for children 3-5. What to do for our under 2?
Nutrition: Setting up our children for success. Obesity is on the rise and at rates never seen before in our children. How to model health habits and incorporate them into your program. (All ages)
Math: 1 +2 = 3, is not how math is being taught? Math and Technology are ever changing. Now that math is taught different in elementary school are you prepared to teach your preschoolers the new way? (All ages)
Director/Human Resource Management
Strength Based Communication to Support Positive Team Relationships-In our world of negative news and political uneasiness, how do you promote strengths and positivity in our schools as a leader? Our staff, teachers, parents look to us to model how to do this but it isn’t always easy. Today, we will talk about the power of positive intent, assess your current skills, then practice ways to re frame even the toughest conversations using positive intent and other social emotional skills in order to lead a positive team and foster positive relationships within your team.
It all starts at the Top: Motivating and Retaining Staff with Appreciation-How do you create high morale? How do you create a culture where your team does not think about leaving? By speaking their love language. Understanding your employees love language will keep them encouraged and motivated. Based on book-The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Dr. Chapman and Dr. White
The Art of On-boarding: Recruitment, Hiring and Training New Hires-The hiring process can seem daunting. However, it is critical despite everything else the director has going on to invest your time into doing it right! By ensuring you are bringing in the right caregiver, training them right and ensuring they get connected.
Collaboration with Multi-Generations in the workplace-Collaboration is at the heart of working each generation in the workplace today. There are currently 5 (Seniors-Born between 1925 and 1946), Baby Boomers (Born between 1946 and 1964), Generation Xers (Born between 1965 and 1980) and Generation Y's or Millennial's (born after 1980 and Now the Generation Z’s (born after 1990) Each had unique life experiences which effect their work ethics. The best leaders know these and utilize them to motivate and inspire each one according to basic principles. The session will discuss these unique life experiences and who these effect communication, motivation and retention.
Best Practices in Performance Management from Fortune 500 Company
To build a culture of collaboration and problem solving team, you must give feedback. Most Directors are so over worked that they don’t invest the time and energy needed to have a meaningful face-to-face sit down with their team. Find the time, and build a high quality team!
Team Vision Goals Setting – Discover what impact did your team make? And Ask if you read your vision and mission today, does if fit? Write a statement and enact your plan to achieve your goals