At One Place, we help early educators discover the tools and resources required to expand your knowledge, strengthen your career, and connect with like-minded peers.
Whether you are an early educator in a center or providing home-based care, we provide trainings, technical assistance, early educator advocacy, and other vital resources to support you and the children you serve.
Our trainings are available to the Onslow County community and include courses focused on a variety of topics—from facilitating positive interactions with children to managing challenging behaviors or learning CPR/First Aid.
All of our trainings are designed to increase early educator knowledge—while also providing options to meet new hire and continuing education training requirements. We are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As an IACET Accredited Provider, we offer CEUs for programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Stay up to date with best practices.
No matter how long you’ve been an early childhood educator, staying up to date with best practices is critical for long-term success.
“Our trainings make sure that educators are current with best practices,” says Colleen Leonard, One Place’s Director of Training & Technical Assistance. “It gives the opportunity to think about education and working with children in a different way and gets them unstuck.”
Learn something new—and apply it immediately.
Instead of having to invest in class materials or in-depth programs, our trainings are designed to provide educators with immediate takeaways and tactical insights to apply to your day-to-day routine.
“This can be really reenergizing for educators in a rut or feeling stuck,” says Leonard. “Most of what we offer is very simple, evidence-based best practices that can be implemented right away.”
Meet new people.
We offer both in-person and virtual trainings—and both provide the opportunity for early childhood educators to network, meet like-minded people, and build connections. If you’re an early childhood educator in Onslow County and you’re interested in meeting peers, participating in a training is an easy way to build your network.
“If somebody says something, either out loud or in the chat box, it gets other people thinking,” shares Colleen Leonard, director of Training. “You start to think, ‘Oh, I could do that at my center, or I connect to that person and I want to talk to them more.’”
Incorporate what you learn into your daily routines.
By taking a training course with One Place, early education professionals won’t have to unlearn previous theories or programs that they’re using successfully.
“A lot of what we train and teach are things that can be done in conjunction with what our educators are already using,” says Leonard. “Everything we teach is meant to complement and enhance, rather than replace.”
Pair your training with Technical Assistance.
A step-by-step process that provides personalized training to early educators, technical assistance integrates powerful strategies that improve your skills.
Technical assistance pairs well with several of the One Place trainings. “If someone takes a training and they say, ‘I love this, how would I use it in my classroom?’, then our technical assistance team will be able to support that,” says Leonard.
Request private trainings.
We offer private trainings, giving early childhood educators the chance to personalize their experience.
If you or your center is experiencing a specific challenge and would like additional support or information, our team can create customized trainings specifically catered to your needs.
Although some of One Place’s trainings are most applicable for early childhood educators, we also offer several topics that are relevant to parents and caregivers. If you are a parent or caregiver in Onslow County and interested in learning more about specific topics, please feel free to join us.
In addition, parents can leverage Triple P, a free online program designed to help parents develop skills, strategies, and confidence to handle any parenting challenge that may arise.
Our training calendar changes monthly.
To view our current schedule and book your spot, click here.