Registration Form
Child care professionals may register:
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www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc
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703-324-4018
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703-803-0116
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Office for Children
12011 Government Center Pkwy.
Ste. 920
Fairfax, VA 22035
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A recorded message will be left at 703-324-3044 if a class has been cancelled due to an
emergency situation or inclement weather.
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Office for Children – Institute for Early Learning
Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Ste. 920
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1102
The Institute for Early
Learning facilitates
professional development
of individuals working with
young children through
responsive educational
opportunities related to early
care and learning.
Registration for January 2014 classes begins December 11, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Professional Development and Training in Early Care and Education
Institute for
Early Learning
January 2014
January 2014
Institute for Early Learning Professional Development Classes
Child care professionals may enroll in six Institute for Early Learning classes throughout the year.
1500-01 The Role of Risk in Early Childhood
Young children benefit from opportunities that
offer challenge balanced with safety. Learn to create
environments that support children as they grow in
confidence and competence. (CDA Areas 1, 2, 3)
Mondays, January 6 and 13
7 – 9 p.m.
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: MS211
1480-01 The Kitchen Band is Playing
Explore research on the importance of music while
discovering ways to create music using common kitchen
materials. (CDA Areas 2, 3)
Tuesdays, January 7 and 14
7 – 9 p.m.
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: MS208
1447-01 Infants and Toddlers: Discover the Possibilities of Play
1249-01 Introduction to the “Early Learning Guidelines”
Friday, January 17
Saturday, January 25
Play affects the healthy growth and development of infants
and toddlers. Learn to identify the types and stages of play.
(CDA Areas 2, 3)
9 – 11 a.m.
One 2-hour class for 2 hours credit
Location: PEN734
Discuss research related to technology and young children.
Explore ways to incorporate technology in early childhood
programs. (CDA Areas 2, 3)
Thursdays, January 9 and 16
7 – 9 p.m.
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: MS213
One 3-hour class for 3 hours credit
Location: MS211
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1328-01 Sensory Awareness and Sensory Tables
1471-01 Sensory Exploration for Young Children
Saturday, January 18
Saturday, January 25
Discuss and participate in sensory awareness activities that
encourage young children to explore and learn.
(CDA Areas 2, 3)
One 3-hour class for 3 hours credit
Location: MS208
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1379-01 Kitchen Science for Preschoolers
1501-01 Technology and the Young Child
Explore the “Early Learning Guidelines” as a useful tool for
observation, assessment and planning.
(CDA Areas 2, 3, 4, 7)
Explore science discoveries that can be made using
common kitchen ingredients. (CDA Areas 2, 3)
Tuesdays, January 21 and 28
7 – 9 p.m.
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: MS208
Explore various ways that sensory activities, focusing on
children’s sense of touch, hearing and movement, can be a
part of everyday routines. (CDA Areas 2, 8)
One 3-hour class for 3 hours credit
Location: MS213
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1443-02 Recognizing and Managing Stress in Young Children
Learn the major causes of stress in young children and
strategies for helping children develop effective coping
skills. (CDA Areas 2, 3)
Mondays, January 27; February 3
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: MS211
7 – 9 p.m.
1443-01 Recognizing and Managing Stress in Young Children
1500-02 The Role of Risk in Early Childhood
Young children benefit from opportunities that offer
challenge balanced with safety. Learn to create
environments that support children as they grow in
confidence and competence. (CDA Areas 1,2, 3)
Thursdays, January 9, 16
7 – 9 p.m.
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: GSG Learn the major causes of stress in young children and
explore strategies for helping children develop effective
coping skills. (CDA Areas 2, 3)
Thursdays, January 23 and 30
7 – 9 p.m.
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: GSG
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: MS211
7 – 9 p.m.
1127-01 Creating Partnerships with Parents
1502-01 Milestone Moments
Discover important developmental milestones for children
ages 2 months through 5 years. (CDA Areas 2, 3, 8)
Tuesday, January 14
7 – 9 p.m.
One 2-hour class for 2 hours credit
Location: MS211
Thursdays, January 23 and 30
7 – 9 p.m.
Two 2-hour classes for 4 hours credit
Location: MS211
Learn to identify and support individual differences in
infants and toddlers based on their unique personalities.
(CDA Area 8)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
1504-01 Active Play for Infants and Toddlers with Special
Needs
Learn to select materials and provide experiences that
support individual needs while providing movement
opportunities for very young children. (CDA Area 2)
Wednesday, January 29
1503-01 Learn About Nature: Reptiles, Amphibians & Birds
1456-01 Infants and Toddlers: It’s All About the Fit
One 2-hour class for 2 hours credit
Location: CRL
Learn strategies to successfully earn a CDA while enhancing
knowledge about quality care and learning. (CDA Area 6)
Tuesdays, January 28; February 4
Identify strategies for developing partnerships while
working closely with families. (CDA Areas 3, 4)
Wednesday, January 15
1060-01 Introduction to the Child Development Associate
Credential
Learn to identify, appreciate and understand reptiles,
amphibians and birds in your locale, so you can share the
joy of nature with the children in your program.
(CDA Areas 2, 3)
Saturday, January 25
One 3-hour class for 3 hours credit
Location: HONC
One 2-hour class for 2 hours credit
Location: PEN734
9 – 11 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class Location Key
The number following the location key is the room.
Family Child Care Business Classes
Family child care providers may enroll in six additional Family Child Care Business classes throughout the year.
1814-01 USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program Orientation
Discover how the USDA Food Program can benefit your
family child care business. This workshop is only for providers
who are not part of the USDA Food Program. (CDA Area 5)
Tuesday, January 7 7 – 9 p.m.
After successfully joining the Food Program, your Fairfax
County child care specialist will provide a certificate for two
hours credit.
Location: SC221C
1812-01 Infant Nutrition
Learn about infant development, nutritional needs, and age
appropriate foods to support health and wellness for children
during their first year of life. (CDA Areas 2, 8)
Thursday, January 16
7 – 9 p.m.
One 2-hour class for 2 hours credit
Location: SC221
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email: childcareclasses@fairfaxcounty.gov
or phone: 703-324-3044.
Learn tax-saving strategies to make the most of deductible
expenses and maximize income potential. Discuss recordkeeping techniques that support your family child care
business. (CDA Area 5)
Wednesday, January 22 7 – 9 p.m.
One 2-hour class for 2 hours credit
Location: PEN206 Register Online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc
Fairfax County
14200 St Germain Dr., Centreville 20121
GSG
Gum Springs Glen Training Room
7839 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria 22306
HONC Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce St., Annandale 22003
MS
Resource Center at Main Street
10201 Main St., Fairfax 22030
1820-01 Tax Preparation for Family Child Care Providers
For information (not for registering)
CRL Centreville Regional Library
PEN Pennino Building
12011 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax 22035
SC South County Center
8350 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria 22306
Registration Begins
December 11, 2013
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Fairfax County is committed to providing equal access to all its citizens and activities. In
compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
Call 703-324-3044, or TTY 711.
Registration for February 2014
classes begins January 8, 2014.