North Country Training Institute

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Where: Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, 101 Olympic Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946

When: Saturday, May 19th, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Cost: $99

Who: Front-line staff in school-age settings


  • 6 hours of professional development in OCFS approved topic areas!
  • Buffet Lunch!
  • 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):

  • Regulations for School-Age Providers. This workshop will take a dive into the NYS OCFS SAC Regulations. Using the Regulations, participants will learn was the minimum standard of care is, and discuss best practices to keep children safe. Ratios, group size, supervision, hand washing, sanitizing, and other supervision regulations and procedures will be reviewed. OCFS 4, 7.
  • STEM: Asking Encouraging Questions. Participants will engage in design challenge to build a water filter, and take turns asking each other questions to promote deeper thought, planning, and understanding within the team. How and when questions can be used by practitioners to enhance an experience will be the focus. OCFS 1.
  • Open-Ended Activities and Artists. Are you struggling to find appropriate activities that all the children in your program can successfully engage in? Finding open-ended activities may be your answer. In this workshop we will take a look at how offering these types activities can help children of different ages focus on the skills they need to develop, and allow all children to have fun and be successful. We will also look at ways to adapt activities when open-ended activities are not an option. OCFS 1, 3.
  • STEM: Engineering Design Process. Participants will form teams, and attempt to build the best rocket (using balloons) for lifting heavy payloads. Emphasis in learning will be on the process used in designing, building, and prototyping designs, and how that emulates what professional engineers do. OCFS 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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