The Statewide Training Calendar identifies ECP approved training opportunities and is updated daily.
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.
Trainer 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 Trainer Basics
Click to download the Registration form
Current Deadline was January 1, 2013
Adult Learning I & II
May 30-31, 2013
These courses will help you reflect upon your current approach to being an instructor or help you discover new information about how adults learn. Each day is six hours of training and day 2 requires that you have previously completed Adult Learning I. Click here for more information!
Professional Development Institute
June 9-12, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Visit www.naeyc.org for more information
Global Challenges & Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families
June 11-13, 2013
visit www.naeyc.org for more information
Family Coaching-Bring the Pyramid Model Home
June 13-14, 2013
This is for home visitors who are working with caregivers of infants and toddlers with or at-risk of disabilities. For more information and registration visit www.msubillings.edu/smart and click on Professional Development Opportunities button.
2013 MBI Summer Institute
June 17-21, 2013
Electronic registration opens March 18, 2013. Visit http://www.montana.edu/cs/conferences/mbi/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NAFCC 23rd Annual Conference
July 18-20, 2013
For more information visit www.nafcc.org ______________________________________________________________
Health Literacy Training & Technical Assistance Program
August 6, 2013
The purpose of this training is to provide you with the tools needed to execute a Health Literacy program at your level. For more information visit http://gltraining.org
2013 Montana AEYC Early Childhood Conference
October 25-26, 2013
Mark your calendars for this fabulous up-coming conference "Honoring Our Children." More information to come!
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 www.bestbeginnings.mt.gov or contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency.
The Statewide Training Calendar lists approved training opportunities and is updated daily calendar is searchable by: online, correspondence and classroom (face to face).
Child Care Resources
ChildCareTraining.org 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 www.ChildCareTraining.org today! ChildCareTraining.org 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 www.asthmamontana.com/childcare for more information.
Other Montana approved distance learning options include:
Check out the array of training available through PBS. The trainings vary in their lengths, content and cost. The following trainings/courses have been approved.
Supporting Early Language Learners (ELLs) – Writing Development in Grades PreK – 3
Supporting ELLs – Vocabulary Development in Grades PreK – 3
Effective Writing Instruction
Supporting ELLs – Assessing Language Development in Grades PreK – 3
Supporting ELLs-Oral Language Development
Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
Read with Me: Developing Early Literacy with Children
Understanding Numbers and Operations: Addition and Subtraction in Grades PreK-3
Raising Readers: Ready to Spark Word Power
Teaching Phonics and Spelling for Emergent Readers
Teaching Vocabulary-Word Meanings and Word Knowledge
Raising Readers: Ready to Read and Write with Digital Media
Raising Readers: Preparing Preschoolers for Success
Please submit a certificate to the ECP upon completion. Log on to http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog to find and register for these classes.
NAFCC Online Family Child Care Training
NAFCC is offering 2 online family child care training courses that are approved by the Early Childhood Project. Each course is worth 45 hours of training. Both classes are stand-alone and may be taken one at a time or at the same time. Log on to: NAFCC Online to find out more and to register.