May 4, 2012
Piedmont Technical College’s Early Childhood department, in conjunction with the TEACH Mentor Grant of the Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCCD), recently hosted a lunch and learn opportunity for local childcare center directors.
“This was a great opportunity for local childcare professionals to exchange ideas, ask questions and share concerns with others in the field,” said Ashley Hollingsworth, program coordinator for ECD.
Attendees from Laurens and Greenwood counties were presented with creative and developmentally-appropriate learning activities in the areas of language arts and accommodating developmentally-delayed children in a preschool classroom.
“I enjoyed the exchange of information and ideas, but even more the fellowship with other childcare providers,” said Barbara Cliatt from the Laurens YMCA. “I look forward to participating in future get-together. As a director, I appreciate the insight and sharing of information from other directors.”
“PTC’s Early Childhood department is committed to advancing the education level of the childcare and education workforce in our service area through training sessions, classes and workshops like this one,” said Hollingsworth. “We’re actively working to meet the educational goals of current childcare employees and future educators by offering classes in a variety of formats and responding to the community.”
Hollingsworth said the ECD program plans to host more of these events in the future to continue to maintain open communication with those working in the childcare field.
For more information on the ECD program, contact Hollingsworth at (864) 941-8787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Caption: Piedmont Technical College’s Early Childhood department in conjunction with the TEACH Mentor Grant of the Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCD) recently hosted a lunch and learn opportunity for local childcare center directors. Kim Sparks, a TEACH counselor, speaks to the group.