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Public Trainings are open to any child care educators who wish to attend. There are only 50 spaces at each training, so be sure to register early! Participants will receive a confirmation from Charleston County First Steps after your registration form is received. You must receive confirmation prior to attending the training. 


Quality Enhancement trainings are closed to the public, and are only available to our participating quality enhancement centers. All centers must register the number of staff attending prior to each training. 

All trainings provided by Charleston County First Steps are certified by the Center for Child Care Career Development, and delivered by Certified Trainers. 

Participants must register and receive a confirmation prior to attending the FREE trainings.  
6:30-8:30 PM

​Please arrive 10 minutes early!

*Elevator will be locked until 6:15. Please wait until that time to enter the building*

TIME:   6:30 - 8:30 PM

August 25th, 2015
Topic:  Curriculum - Room Set-up & Classroom Mgmt.

October 20th, 2015
Topic:  Parent Conferences - Special Needs

February 23rd, 2016
Topic:  The Nitty Gritty - Health, Safety & Sanitation

April 19th, 2016
Topic:  Professional Development-Ethics in Early Childhood

Time:   6:30-8:30 PM

July 28th, 2015
Topic:  Curriculum   - Room Set-up & Classroom Mgmt.

September 22nd, 2015
Topic:  Parent Conferences - Special Needs

November 10th, 2015
Topic:  Nutrition & Physical Activity

January 26th, 2016
Topic:  The Nitty Gritty - Health, Safety & Sanitation

March 22nd, 2016
Topic:  Professional Development-Ethics in Early Childhood

June 14th, 2016
Topic:  Curriculum-Saying Goodbye, How to Get Your Class Ready to Move On


Kate Smith
Charleston County First Steps
Quality Enhancement Trainer

Keisha McClain
Back 2 Basics Educational Consulting Firm
ECE Specialist, Trainer

For inquiries regarding training, participation in our Quality Enhancement Program, or to  SUBMIT A REGISTRATION FORM , please contact:

Kate Smith
Office:  843-745-0237  ext. 224
Fax: 843-745-0895

Quality Enhancment Trainings
Which Training Should I Attend?

We ask that you please  arrive 10 minutes early  to get signed in and settled. Feel free to bring water or a soft drink. You may also bring food, but you are responsible for your own trash/mess.  

The training topics are subject to change, so check the website prior to registering. 
We look forward to seeing you all there!  
Where/When Do The Trainings Take Place? 

6296 Rivers Avenue
N. Charleston SC, 29406
Trident United Way
2nd floor Board Room