School Year Training

School Year Training
(to be completed PRIOR to employment)

Please complete the following training prior to your first day with EDS. The training should take about two hours to complete.

1.  Take the Mandated Reporter & Health and Safety Basics                  training below.

2.  Read the Staff Handbook and take the School Year Quiz                  below
3.  View the Payroll Training below

Mandated Reporter: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
The Department of Human Services requires that all staff complete this free, online training every five years.  Please click on the link above to complete your training.  Please submit to EDS your certificate of completion as soon as you complete your training.

Health and Safety Basics: Requirements for Certification
This training has been temporarily disabled.  More info will be available soon.  

School Year Quiz

Please read the Staff Handbook and then take the quiz. 

Payroll Training

Please click on the link above to learn how to enter your work hours on your mobile device.

Video Trainings

Please view the videos below and try to implement the strategies demonstrated each day with your students


Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Training

This video demonstrates best practices in Social Emotional Learning (SEL). 

Asking Purposeful Questions (Open vs. Closed)

This 1 min, 30 sec video gives lots of good examples of purposeful questions and how open-ended questions can help children to question, explore and express themselves more often.

Engaging Children in After School Programs
This 3 min, 30 sec video outlines strategies for engaging children for positive results!


How to Engage Youth In After School Programs
This 3 min video focuses on the developmental needs of elementary children and how we can best meet those in our after school program.


School Year Training
(to be completed AFTER employment)

DHS - Continuing Education
EDS provides professional development dinners for our teachers throughout the school year.  If you are unable to attend any of these  trainings, you may have to complete online training from the link above.  EDS will let you know if you must complete online training. 

STARS 101 Training

STARS 102 Training

ALL EDS sites have earned the highest quality rating awarded by the state of Pennsylvania - 4 Stars!  The links above are online trainings that all EDS teachers are required by the state to take within the first 3 months of employment.  EDS will let you know when to complete them.  These trainings will take approximately 3 hours to complete and are paid by EDS.  

STARS PD Assessment

Each EDS teacher completes a Professional Development Assessment for the STARS Registry.  Click on the link above for easy instructions. It only takes a few minutes to complete.

Adding EDS as Your Employer in the PD Registry

Each EDS teacher chooses the EDS site or sites in which they work for the STARS Registry. Click on the link above for easy instructions.

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