North Country Training Institute

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Where: Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country, 194 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903

When: Saturday, October 13, 10 AM to 5 PM

Cost: $99

Who: Front-line staff in school-age settings


  • 6 hours of professional development in OCFS approved topic areas!
  • Lunch provided!
  • Lots of Networking Opportunities!
  • Hands-on workshops!

Join Erin Broderick and Timothy Fowler for a day of school-age training! The North Country Training Institute will cover topics relevant to school-age providers in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs. This day-long event features four 90-minute sessions (a total of 6 hours of training):

  • Guiding Positive Behaviors. Learn how to influence children and youth to behave within program boundaries, and learn to take responsibility for their own actions. This session will focus on meeting regulations, practical techniques for preventing misbehavior, and tools for responding calming and respectfully to whatever may come your way. OCFS 4, 7.
  • Games for Groups. Keep your program moving, engage in physical development, and have fun while doing it! Experience a variety of games to play with groups that emphasize physical movement and engagement. OCFS 1, 3.
  • Developing an Active STEM Learning Environment. Take two common afterschool materials–glurch and oobleck–and add in active learning elements to turn a sensory experience into STEM learning. Using this activity, participants will learn what else is needed to bring real STEM learning into an activity and an environment. OCFS 1.
  • Bookmaking. With many school-age children not able to read at or above the basic level, teaching a love for literacy is more important than ever. In this workshop we will explore why reading is important, what language and literacy development should look like in 5-10 year olds, and ways we can support literacy with games and activities in our programs.  OCFS 1, 3.

Register Online Now*  Maximum enrollment is 40 participants, so don’t wait to register! This day of training is for people working with school-age youth, grades K–12th. Audience participation, including multiple hands-on, engaging activities, will be the focus. Do activities that you can bring into your programs, and discuss the how and why of implementing those activities!

Participants must register in advance unless otherwise noted. ◆ Those not registered (including children) will not be permitted into the training space. ◆ Any fees must be paid in advance in order to guarantee registration at the training event. ◆ Refunds will not be given for “no shows” or those cancelling less than two weeks prior to the event. ◆ A transaction fee of $20 will be charged on any refund given. ◆ Trainers have the right and responsibility to refuse credit for attendance to anyone who does not stay for the entire session, or who does not participate fully. ◆ By registering, participants agree to have their image used in Network for Youth Success promotional materials, including but not limited to social media, websites, and print.

Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit You may also contact EIP at or 800-295-9616. If you have received an EIP scholarship, please sign it and mail it to the Network along with your registration. 

*Other Ways to Register
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