2019 Training Schedule

 The Training Institute at Silver Spring Day School (SSDS) provides high quality training for early childhood educators. Our workshops are taught by dynamic, experienced instructors who combine theory and practice to give you new perspective on your work with children.  You'll learn techniques that you can use immediately in your classroom or business. 

Join us 30 minutes prior to each program for refreshments, conversation and networking.

Silver Spring Day School is approved by the State of Maryland to deliver Core of Knowledge training hours.


NEW SERIES! Strengthening Business Practices

SSDS is thrilled to present this new series developed specifically for child care providers!   Strengthening Business Practices workshops are great for child care center directors, administrators and home daycare providers -- anyone who is responsible for running a child care business.   Come to one, or join us for the whole series!
New providers: learn about solid business and fiscal practices that will get you set up for long-term success.
Experienced providers: audit and review your practices to make sure you are using everything you can to make sure your business continues to thrive.
Remember, we can only continue to provide high quality care and rich learning experiences for young children when our businesses are stable and successful.
Marketing Your Program
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9 am - 12 noon
3 COK hours in Professionalism, $48
Recruiting and Retaining Staff 
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9am - 12 noon
3 COK hours in Professionalism, $48
Budgets, Projections and Planning
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9am - 12 noon
3 COK hours in Professsionalism, $48
Financial Reports and Internal Controls
Saturday, March 14,  2020, 9 am - 12 noon
3 COK hours in Professionalism, $48

NEW! Brown-bag Training Nights

We'll meet on selected evenings for active, hands-on workshops that will give you tools you can use the next day with children.  Build a community with other providers in the area -- we'll share our experiences, tips and tricks.  Grab dinner after work, or bring it along with you!
Beyond the Alphabet:  Helping Young Children Strengthen Language Skills Through the Arts
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7 pm - 9 pm, $30
2 COK hours in Curriculum
Teaching Mindfulness Through Play
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, $45
3 COK hours in Professionalism

Workshops offered at Silver Spring Day School, 33 University Blvd. E, Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-593-6581

Want to offer a workshop at your location?  See our list of traveling workshops.