Association / Board Meetings / Events

Location: Warwick Police Station (except where notated with a location change)

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m Trainings will begin at 7:00 p.m.

All trainings approved by The Center for Early Learning Professionals.

Events by year:  2017, 2018


Events 2017

Friday September 15, 2017

The Power of Stories:  Promoting Language, Literacy and Love for Music

 Presented By Katherine Schneider and Connie Lepine

Music and literacy go hand in hand! During this workshop, participants will learn about combining literature and follow-up activities to promote literacy skills, content knowledge and social-emotional strengths,  integrating music and movement in an early childhood program. This is a hands-on workshop  using children's books in musical and dramatic activities, and how to incorporate  music with literacy skills in books. Workshop presented by Kathie and Connie, childcare educators.  (2 PD hours.)



Friday November 17, 2017

No Senseless Behavior

Presented By Jeanie Fitzgerald

Challenging behaviors are not just a reflection of some emotional or social disturbance in a child. They are a symptom of an unsolved problem, often related to unmet needs or a lack of skills and resources. Therefore, we must focus on what a child needs, instead of what an adult or system demands. It is time we move beyond tradition to see challenging behavior as an opportunity to teach alternative ways to get authentic needs met. This session helps us do just that. (2 PD hours.)


*December 2017

Holiday Celebration




Events 2018

Friday February 16, 2018

Discovering the Physical World through Objects that Move

Presented By Heather Webster

We will explore the world of physical science, using ramps and things that roll. We will discuss how to create developmentally appropriate activities and opportunities for all children, in various locations around your program. We will also discuss how you can make observations and collect formative assessment, when playing with the children in your care around the Science Component, "Knowledge of Science Concepts", to then support the children and adjust your teaching to scaffold them to the next level. (2 PD hours.)



Friday May 4, 2018

Bullies and Victims: How do we help them?

 Presented By Katherine Begin

This workshop is designed to give participants critical information about bullying behavior, indicators, consequences, and age appropriate adapted intervention strategies for use in the classroom and for mentoring parents of preschool aged children. Bullying prevention begins in the early years. (2 PD hours.)


* Saturday April 7 , 2018


Information TBA






*We may need to substitute training for reasons beyond our control.

*Additional fee required

  July/August Vacation



Warwick Police Station:

99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick, RI Phone: 401-468-4200

Take route 95 to Exit 12A, 113 East. Bear right onto Route 5 South. You will pass Crowne Plaza on your right. Continue for .7 of a mile. You will take a left on Bragger Street .The Warwick Police Station is at the end of Bragger Street. Building on your left. Parking lot on your right. Our meeting room is the first room on the left after entering the building.