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2020 Advanced Training


13th Annual SCPITC Advanced Training for PITC-Trained Trainers

March 4-5, 2020

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina   

Charleston, SC


Please join SCPITC and national experts, Dr. Eva Marie Shivers and Ms. Debby Irving, on a journey towards equity at both the personal and institutional level. Together we will explore differing cultural contexts and shared aspirations for cultivating racially equitable early childhood systems that promote strong, nurturing families and healthy child development.

Participation is open to PITC-Trained Trainers who have completed any of the following coursework:

–WestEd PITC Trainer Institutes Module I, II, III or IV offered in any location

–WestEd PITC training in South Carolina

–University of South Carolina/SCPITC Summer Infant/Toddler Course


Featured Speakers:

Eva Marie Shivers, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Shivers is Executive Director and Founder of the Indigo Cultural Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and a nationally recognized researcher on issues related to early childhood education, culture, community, and provider-child relationships. A proud, third generation South Phoenix resident, prior to returning to Arizona and founding the Indigo Cultural Center, Shivers was a faculty member in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

She has presented her child care research throughout the country and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. She also provides research consultation to federal, state, and local policy makers, especially around the issues of how to cultivate racially equitable early childhood systems. Shivers, a ZERO TO THREE Leadership Fellow (Class 2005), has served as faculty in the Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute at Southwest Human Development since 2008, and is a faculty member of WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care.

Dr. Shivers has a dual identity as scholar and artist. She has danced professionally in Phoenix, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, and has taught dance and musical theater in community settings for more than three decades. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA’s Department of Education, Psychological Studies in Education. Dr. Shivers also holds a law degree from Howard University School of Law, and a B.A. in English Literature from Arizona State University.

 

Debby Irving, M.B.A.

Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, author, and public speaker. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level.

After a blissfully sheltered, upper-middle-class suburban childhood in Winchester, Massachusetts, Ms. Irving found herself simultaneously intrigued and horrified by the racial divide she observed in nearby Boston. Her career began in a variety of urban performance-art and community-based non-profits, where she repeatedly found that her best efforts to “help” caused more harm than the good she intended. Her one-step-forward-two-steps-back experience of racial understanding eventually lead her to dig deeply into her own white privilege, where she found truths she never knew existed. Her first book, Waking Up White, describes that journey and the lessons she learned along the way.


Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, March 4, 2019

11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m – General Session with working lunch

No evening activities. Dinner at your leisure.

Thursday, March 5, 2019

7:00 a.m. – Group breakfast available

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – General Session

At least seven hours of training credit will be offered through the South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development (C.C.C.C.D.).

The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is located just over the Ravenel Bridge at Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant, convenient to several walking trails, Mount Pleasant’s Waterfront Park and the pedestrian walkway on the bridge itself. Bring along your walking shoes and take in the amazing sunset from atop the bridge!

More detailed logistics will be available for registered participants in early February.


The SC DSS Division of Early Care and Education has consistently invested in SCPITC Advanced Training with funding that makes it possible to offer South Carolina Residents significantly discounted registration fees. If the registration fee is a hardship, or creates any sort of barrier to attendance, please contact Anne Bergin at SCPITC: bergin@musc.edu or 843-876-2822.

We hope to accept all who apply, but if the number of registrations exceeds our capacity, South Carolina participants will have priority over out-of-state participants, and priority will be given to certified PITC-Trained Trainers.

Register by January 17, 2019 to secure your seat and avoid late fees.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Bergin at SCPITC: email bergin@musc.edu or call 843-876-2822.


Register Now SC DSS Employees and Contract Partners

  • Double occupancy hotel rooms are included and will be reserved for you based on the information you provide on your registration form.
  • If you prefer a single room* at your own expense, please see information below about contacting Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make your hotel reservation. You will be responsible for the full costs associated with the room.

Click Here to Register as a SC DSS Employee and Contract Partners

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Register Now SC Residents

      • Hotel rooms are not included with registration for SC Residents.
      • Please contact Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make your hotel reservation at your expense. *See below.
      • Double or single occupancy rooms are available at the conference rate of rate of $109 per night ($146 including all taxes and fees) until January 15, 2019, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Click Here to Register as a SC Resident

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Register Now Out-of-State Participants

      • Hotel rooms are not included with registration for out-of-state particpants.
      • Please contact Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make your hotel room reservation at your expense. *See below.
      • Double or single occupancy rooms are available at the conference rate of rate of $109 per night ($146 including all taxes and fees) until January 15, 2019, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.
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Click Here to Register as an Out-of-State Participant

or copy and paste the link below into your browser:

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*Contact Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make hotel reservations.

    • Dial 843-284-7043 or 843-284-3500 for Room Reservations.
    • The room block is being held under “SCPITC Advanced Training.”
    • This conference rate of rate of $119 per night ($164.47 single including all taxes and fees, or $83.23 double including all taxes and fees) is available until January 17, 2020, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

The SCDSS Division of Early Care and Education has consistently invested in SCPITC Advanced Training with funding that makes it possible to offer South Carolina residents significantly discounted registration fees.

On-line Conference Registration opens November 1, 2019 at scpitc.org.

Registration priority will be given to SC residents.