Training Calendar

The Statewide Training Calendar identifies ECP approved training opportunities and is updated daily.

Conferences, Courses and Special Events

Some of these events may not have reviewed and approved by the ECP and will require that you complete an Individual Request for Training Approval form to verify your attendance which can be found under Professional Development Approval System tab.  Contact us if you have questions. 

Training Basics-Developing Basic Presentation and Active Learning Skills
Individuals who are new to conducting training and presentations or experienced trainers/instructors who wish to refresh their presentation and active learning strategies. 

Click here for more information about Training Basics
Click to download the Registration form
Registration deadline was December 31, 2014!!

Early Childhood Program Administration & Leadership
The University of Montana Western has partnered with the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership to offer nine credits of online coursework that focuses on enhancing the managment skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators.
For more information click HERE!

The University of Montana-Missoula is pleased to announce two new master's degrees in Early Childhood Education. The M.Ed in Early Childhood Education and the M.Ed in Advanced Early Childhood Education. For more information visit
The University of Montana website and search Early Childhood Education.
Supporting Learning & Social Success for School Students-EDU491E
June 9-10, 2015
UM-Western Campus
This course will begin with an overview on developmental milestones for auditory, cognitive, communication, executive function, literacy, etc. For registration or additional information, email
Youth Mental Health First Aid
June 12, 2015
Bozeman, MT
Youth mental health first aid is the help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge, metal health disorder, or a mental health crisis. For more information visit

MBI Summer Institute
June 15-19, 2015
We invite you to an exciting week of sessions that bring together a multi-tiered system of support. The MBI Summer Institute is offering sessions on Montana Common Core, Assessment instructional strategies, behavior management, social skills, school mental health, etc. For more information and registration visit
Great Beginnings Great Families Conference
July 7-9, 2015
Helena, MT
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2015 NAFCC Conference
July 15-18, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Visit for more information
2015 Summer Mentor Institute
July 27-29, 2015
Bozeman, MT
Have you considered co-teaching to increase student achievement, no matter the learner? Then join us for the 2015 Summer Mentor Institute! It's Free to attend! The following link provides the detailed information on this wonderful opportunity:

2015 MtAEYC Annual Conference
October 15-17, 2015
Bozeman, MT

STARS Training

Montana’s Quality Improvement Rating system(QRIS) requires specific training at each STAR level. The Montana STARS to Quality program is currently being field tested. For more information visit or contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency.

Approved Distance Learning

The Statewide Training Calendar lists approved training opportunities and is updated daily. The calendar is searchable by type: online, correspondence and classroom (face to face).

Child Care Resources is your source for early childhood professional development!  Competitive pricing.  A wide range of courses offered on-demand, 24/7.  Individual feedback from instructors.  Guaranteed grading in 3 business days.  Logon to today! is a project of Child Care Resources, Inc.

Montana Asthma-Friendly Childcare training: Asthma Control Program
This 2 hour training aims to give child care providers basic knowledge about what asthma is, the signs of asthma exacerbations and how to manage an asthma attack in a child care setting.  Visit for more information.



Early Childhood Project-MSU
PO Box 173540
Bozeman, MT 59717
Fax: 406.404.1628

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