Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Directors-HEO0287

Sep 28, 2022 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

About this event

This Class is Live Online

The Early Learning Coalition supports Directors in attaining professional development that supports mental health, trauma-informed care, and wellness. This training series is being offered for FREE to any Palm Beach County Director and/or any Director in Broward that contracts with ELC Palm Beach. The Coalition will cover the cost of the course, the books, and provide a $500 financial incentive for completion of the course. Register today!

Questions? Contact: Lucia Adrian / Email: / phone 561-868-4044

  • Instructor: Vesta Hetherington
  • Wednesday's - September 14, 2022, September 28, 2022, October 12, 2022, October 26, 2022, and November 9, 2022
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Course Hours: 40

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to assist child care program directors in implementing trauma-informed care for the families they serve.

This is a five-session course, which will require the completion of outside assignments and readings. Upon completion of this course, child care program directors will form a community of practice and will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs of trauma impacting children
  • Examine the importance of self-care
  • Apply tools to help children regulate emotions and behaviors
  • Evaluate the physical learning environment for trauma-sensitive supports
  • Develop a plan for creating a trauma-sensitive program

This course can be used to meet the Florida Credential renewal requirements and can be used to obtain the Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Director Credential Endorsement.


Books are required and can be purchased through the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus bookstore.

For scholarship opportunities, please contact Lucia Adrian at 561-868-4044 or


Event Information


Contact Us

Parents: (561) 514-3300
Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
Boynton Beach Administrative Office Hours: 8:30am to 5pm (Monday-Friday)
Palm Springs & Rivera Beach/Port Center Office Hours: 8am to 5:30pm (Monday-Thursday)

Special Notice:

If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at within at least seven (7) days of the event. Accommodation will be provided at no extra charge.