Finding Calm Managing Stress & Anxiety in School Age Programs Train the Trainer





  How could reducing stress and creating calm improve your classroom? In this learning event you will learn specific skills and strategies to help reduce stress and anxiety. You and the children you serve, will also discover how to create a welcoming and calm space and fun and stress reducing activities to create better days ahead.






This is a train the trainer event for both the face to face/in person and live/virtual delivery methods of Finding Calm.



Credit: A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of all course requirements and review by the course instructor.


Cost: Free


Applicants must hold a valid (in-date) Early Educator Certificate with a Professional Development Endorsement.



Instructors and Course Designers have no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of learning events


Registration open through 6/13/2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Angela Pate is the School Age Technical Assistance Consultant and Trainer for the eastern region of North Carolina.  She earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Mount Olive and has worked in the early education field for over 10 years.  Prior to working with the School Age Initiative, she served as a lead teacher and assistant administrator in a licensed facility, as well as a Programs Specialist and School Age Specialist providing technical assistance and professional development to early educators throughout Eastern North Carolina.

Angela and her husband have 7 children and 9 grandchildren and spend their non-working hours caring for and having fun with them.  One of their favorite activities to do as a family is camping, which they try to do as often as possible, especially near water.  Angela's passion is mentoring early educators and is delighted to be working alongside the school age workforce to support everyone in improving the quality of care and experiences for school age children

Jonathan Williams is the Statewide School Age Project Manager for the North Carolina CCR&R School Age Initiative (managed by Southwestern Child Development Commission). He works in collaboration with statewide partners on the delivery of quality school age care in the state along with creating and delivering professional development for school-age facilities and technical assistance providers. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from Montreat College in Asheville, NC. He received his Master’s in Arts Degree from Western Carolina University in 2013. He holds his Professional Development, School Age, and Technical Assistance Endorsement, and has a Level 12 ECEE Endorsement with the NCICDP.


Jonathan has worked in early education for almost two decades in a variety of roles. Prior to the NC CCR&R School Age Initiative, he was a lead teacher for 10 years and a center director for over two years. He has extensive Resource and Referral knowledge and has worked as a local partnership CCR&R Director. He has created and led training courses for several education organizations including the Association for Constructive Teachers, the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Summer Learning Association, and the National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment.




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