Education staff training sessions occur once each month, on a Friday afternoon. The topics vary, depending on the interests of staff and the view of the coordinator about staff needs for information and improvement. All education staff are invited to participate, whether they are involved in the part-day or full- day program. Substitutes can be arranged, as described above.
One day each year, the grantee closes its doors to children and conducts "pre-service" training for all staff. In 1994, the training was scheduled for a Friday in October. Parents were notified well in advance so they could make alternate care arrangements.