2023 Winter/Spring Staff Training Sign Up

  • Available Sessions

    Please select the sessions that you wish to attend.
    Join Athena and Susan as they review the important steps for writing effective Child Stories in Storypark. We’ll explore a variety of key anchors to make your stories engaging and informative for families, including how to select the best learning tags and how frequently you should post, as well as how to include SP as a part of your regular day. This session will also introduce a new NCCS style guide for all staff to follow when posting in SP. Learning Outcomes Participants will: 1. Review and understand Best Practices for concise and effective messages in Storypark. 2. Explore the scheduling of posting throughout daycare week 3. Become comfortable with the established Network standards for Storypark usage.
    Athena and Susan are back with more tools to boost your Storypark proficiency. We know that families appreciate the information we post about their child’s experience in care but it sometimes feels as though we’re posting into a vacuum. This session will deal with how to engage appropriately with families, choose the right messaging, adapt to family choices and how to write so they write back. Athena will also be demonstrating some new functions available on the IPOD via the Storypark App. Learning Outcomes Participants will: 1. Learn key concepts around family engagement in practice 2. Examine ways to increase responses to postings 3. Explore new engagement tools for the Storypark App
    Network is moving to a new Program Plan design to be used in all Early Years settings. We are providing four different training sessions geared to each age group, plus one dedicated to the Supervisory level. All aspects of the new Indoor and Outdoor Plans will be reviewed, with hints on how to efficiently plan experiences in this new style. Sign up for either the Infant, Toddler OR Preschool session and bring your questions. Note that staff should attend the training session which corresponds to their assigned program room (for example, staff working with infants should only attend the training session for Infant Rooms). Supply staff who are not tied to a specific age group should select the training session that corresponds with the age group you spend the most time in, or what best aligns with your training needs.