Platform Academy Series

We are excited to announce the Platform Academy series as part of our CT Early Childhood Professional Development Platform, which looks to strengthen the functions of early childhood, specifically Family Child Care (FCC) Providers as well as providers of Infant and Toddler (I/T) Care, through professional development webinars.

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CDA Overview: Feb 18 from 1:30-2:30pm  Click to register.
Learn more about how to use Quorum to earn your CDA!  Presented in English with Spanish translation.


The Growing Brain: Everyday Play: February 24 from 6:30-8:30pm  Click to register.
Decades of research indicate that the early years of life are a period of exponential brain development, characterized by great opportunity and vulnerability, dependent on the relationships and environment in which the child is growing.  The Goal for our time together is to understand the stages and types of play that unfold in early childhood, the role of the brain in this process, and how to maximize children’s learning through play.  We will learn about the development of play,  the core skills children develop through their play and how to promote these skills. Everyday play in any setting is critical to optimal brain development. Come and learn some points to ponder for your next play activity.  Presented in English with Spanish translation.

Leave No Dollar Behind: Tips & Tricks for Saving Money & Reducing Your Taxes! (Presented in English): March 8 from 6:30-8:30pm  Click to register.
Civitas Strategies Early Start specializes in supporting child care businesses. In this session they will help you learn how to prepare for tax seasons and the most common missed deductions and audit risks for child care providers.

Federal Funding (Presented in English): March 15 from 6:30-8:30pm  Click to register.
Civitas Strategies Early Start specializes in supporting child care businesses. In this session you will learn about to eligibility and how to apply for two little know federal funding programs, the Employee Retention Tax Credit (for businesses with w-2 employees) and FFCRA Leave (for sole proprietors and employees). 

No deje ningún dólar atrás: ¡Consejos y trucos para ahorrar dinero y reducir sus impuestos! (Presentado en espanol): 15 de marzo de 6:30 p.m. a 8:30 pm.  Haga clic para registrarse.
Civitas Strategies Early Start se especializa en apoyar negocios de cuidado infantil. En esta sesión, lo ayudarán a aprender cómo prepararse para las temporadas de impuestos y las deducciones perdidas más comunes y los riesgos de auditoría para los proveedores de cuidado infantil.

Financiamiento federal (presentado en espanol): 24 de marzo de 6:30 p. m. a 8:30 p.m. Haga clic para registrarse.
Civitas Strategies Early Start se especializa en apoyar negocios de cuidado infantil. En esta sesión, aprenderá sobre la elegibilidad y cómo solicitar dos programas de financiamiento federal poco conocidos, el crédito fiscal por retención de empleados (para empresas con empleados w-2) y la licencia FFCRA (para propietarios únicos y empleados).

Business Administration Scale (BAS) Overview: April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Click to register.
Learn more about the Business Administration Scale (BAS) in this 2 hour overview.  Presented in English with Spanish translation.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation Overview
: April 27 from 6:30-7:30pm.  Click to register.
Learn more about the NAFCC accreditation process in this 1 hour overview.  Presented in English with Spanish translation.