Training for Educators

Planning a Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment

Participants will gain an understanding about how to keep children safe through supervision, types of materials and emergency procedures.

Observing and Recording Children's Behavior

To provide programs that meet children's individual needs requires that early educators become skilled observers. 

Steps to Advance Children's Physical and Intellectual Development

Knowledge will be gained around the stages of children's physical development and how to encourage large and small motor development in early care and education programs.

Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development

Early educators must understand how to support young children's developing communication skills through opportunity to listen, interact, and express themselves freely with others.

Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families

Understanding how to create open, friendly, and cooperative relationships with each child's family benefits the developing child.

Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation

Running an effective program requires a systematic approach based on the needs of the families and children, the operation of the program, and plans based on meeting those needs.

Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism

Early educators need to make decisions based on knowledge about early childhood education, family life, and demonstrate a commitment to provide quality care and education for young children.

Principles of Child Development and Learning

Early educators must have a good understanding of child development to plan learning environments, activities, and interactions with young children.

Training that meets Multiple Content Areas

Training offerings in this category are typically longer and fulfill multiple CDA content areas outlined above. Click on the full class description to view the specific content hours assigned to the course.

New CCDF Health and Safety Requirements

The re-authorization of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in 2014 included provisions related to health and safety requirements for all administrators and caregivers with direct access to children.