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: 2019, 2020


Events 2019

Friday September 20, 2019

Creating the Connections

 Presented By Autism Project

Creating the Connections presents information of typical developmental milestones, focusing on 0 - 5  years through the CDC’s “Learn the Signs - Act Early” in order to better recognize atypical development, support concerns families may have, and provide the tools necessary to empower families to make informed decisions and access appropriate resources. (2 PD hours.)


Friday October 18, 2019 

From Rocking to Reading - Literacy in Infant and Toddler Settings

Presented By Kara Lehane

There are numerous benefits to reading to infants and toddlers.  Some of these benefits include bonding, social/emotional development, and language development.  This two hour training outlines literacy development and the importance of reading to infant and toddlers.  Participants will learn how to identify indicators of good books for this age group. (2 PD hours.)


Friday November 15, 2019

 Using Sign Language with Young Children

Presented By: Kim Bennett

Using sign language with babies and young children is more than just a passing fad.  Manual and visual communication is a great way for little ones to communicate with us and understand us before their voices really turn on. Do you have a preschooler who really appears to be a visual learner? A toddler getting frustrated because they don't have the words they need to communicate? An infant pointing and reaching for everything that they say? Learn how you can use practical facets of sign language in all aspects of your program to enhance learning, listening, language, and attention for activities. We will explore vocabulary good for every age and how to start implementing these strategies to enhance all areas of development for the children in your program. (2 PD hours.)



*December  2019

Holiday Celebration

To be announced

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Events 2020

Friday January 17, 2020

Education the Heart: The Personal Intelligences 

Presented By Jeanie Fitzgerald

According to Aristotle, “To educate the mind, without educating the heart is no education at all.”   And future success in academics and in life is the reward of social-emotional competency. Though it continues throughout adolescence, the critical time for social-emotional development is childhood. This session examines the facets of intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences. It is filled with cutting edge insights and approaches that ensure the development of self-awareness, self-discipline, social cognition, and social skills in young children. (2 PD hours.)



Friday February 21, 2020

Introduction to Conscious Discipline

 Presented By Autism Project

(2 PD hours.)



Friday March 20, 2020

"Come to My Window": Opening Young Children to Sympathy and Empathy

Presented By Phyllis Penhallow

Both sympathy and empathy are important components of social development. During this session, the differences between each will be explored.  When and how do children become aware of the feelings of others?  How do they express that in behavior, and what do they do with those feelings?  Are there practical things parents and teachers can do to foster sympathy and empathy in children as they develop?  What’s the end game?  Join us in beginning to understand the roots of understanding… and in helping children create lasting and meaningful connections.  (2 PD hours.)


* Saturday May 2, 2020

Conference Form

Warwick Police Station

6 Hours of professional development, lunch and opportunity to network with other Child Care professionals.

Register by April 23, 2020

FCCHRI Member            $55.00                       


Non-FCCHRI Member   $65.00  

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Workshop A from 7:45 - 9:45 am  

"Engineering for Preschoolers!” By: Institute for Education and Professional Development


 Workshop B from 9:45-11:45 am 

“ How? What? Why? Using High-Level Questions to Extend Children's Thinking and Learning!” By: Children’s Workshop


Workshop C from 12:30- 2:30 pm 

“Encouraging Adventurous Play!” By: University of Rhode Island




Friday May 15, 2020

Can the Teachers Come out to Play? Supporting Children's Learning through our play

 Presented By Kara Lehane

In this very hands -on workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to engage in play experiences with open ended materials.  Participants willies reflective practices surround their play, embarking on a journey to rethink their approach to supporting children’s learning.
(2 PD hours.)


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

*Additional fee required

 June/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.