Camp Fire First Texas is THE community leader when it comes to assisting early childhood professionals in receiving the BEST first step in their credentialing process and is an approved course through several workforce commissions for Texas Rising Star programs. Camp Fire repositioned the course curriculum to ensure our students receive the most up-to-date and comprehensive instruction!
You can learn the skills to be a leader in the early childhood space. Learn the different leadership styles and the competencies required for effective leadership, practice decision making, and how high-quality child care is defined. This session provides both future and current center directors withthe knowledge required to lead a high-qualitychild care program and grow a robust set of skills to put the knowledge into action.
No business degree or training? No problem! This session provides future and current center directors with a foundational understanding of center operation management. From policy review, record keeping, and disaster preparedness, attendees will learn how to evaluate and implement cost-effective, strategic, and important management systems to reduce risk within the early childhood program setting.
Steps to creating and maintaining the health and safety of the learning environment are fundamental to any quality program. This session will offer a firm understanding of minimum standards, how to manage health issues, creating a healthy nutrition program, and the director’s role in preventing child abuse and neglect.
When you are a director, you wear many hats. This class introducesprogram leaders to the decisions regarding the program’s organizational structure, its finances, and the way of caring for existing and prospective customers. It will also cover how to build enrollment and how to handle basic public relations outreach work.
Recruiting and hiring your staff is key as a director. If you are new to this practice or find the candidates you are hiring are not “working out,” this class covers the continuum from writing an effective job description through interviewing to pre-service and orientation. Together we will examine top strategies for recruiting, screening, interviewing, and selecting candidates. It will also cover writing effective job descriptions and how to implement effective, ethical, and lawful employment practices.
A strong leader knows how to bring out the best in their team. This is not something that happens organically. It is built with thoughtful actions. Join this class to understand the central role a director has in not just supervising staff but building a learning community and guiding a teaching team to become reflective practitioners who are committed to continually improving the way they work and the quality of care they give. This session will also address how to create professional development and coaching plans, how evaluations can improve performance, and provide strategies for managing conflict and difficult people.
Camp Fire First Texas has been providing quality, early education workforce development for more than 20 years and has guided generations of Early Education Professionals along their unique career pathway. All of our instructors are members of the Texas Trainer Registry (TECPDS), courses are recognized by Texas Child Care Licensing for clock hour training and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit requirements. Most classes and courses Camp Fire offers are approved through several Workforce Commissions.
Most of these are interactive ZOOM classes. Participation is required. Please be prepared to join the Zoom with a desktop, tablet or iPad with working microphone/sound and camera that will remain on for the duration of the class. For your safety, you should not be driving while attending this class. Please ensure you are in a location to focus and minimize external distractions (ie, television, music, meals).
No refunds will be given, but substitutions are allowed. To make a substitution you must contact us before the class you registered for takes place. You may apply this payment to another class within 6 months. If the payment is not applied, you forfeit your payment.