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 January 1, 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!

_______________________________________________________________
Child Wise Institute-Why They Do What They Do
August 25, 2014
Glendive, MT
This presentation will focus on attachment developmental theory. Emotionally troubled children and youth present a powerful repertoire of emotional and behavioral difficulties. For more information contact Cathy at cathy@childwise.org
_______________________________________________________________

Child Abuse & Neglect Confence-LONGSCAN
September 5, 2014
Bozeman, MT
Join us for LONGSCAN (Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect). This conference will focus on and utilize data from a 24 year longitudinal study of child abuse and neglect. For more information and registration visit childwise.org
______________________________________________________________

2014 Directors' Symposium
September 11-12, 2014
Holiday Inn, Helena
Register TODAY for the 10th Annual Early Childhood Directors’ Symposium

Please review the symposium schedule that is packed full of great learning and networking opportunities for program directors and assistant directors ONLY!  Follow the directions here to register online for this event.

Go to www.mtecp.org  and click on Find Training and Training Calendar where you may search for Directors’ Symposium and then click on NEW! – Register Online! in the upper right corner.  You may choose one of the four concurrent sessions for Thursday morning, move forward and make sure you agree to the Terms and Conditions. Then click Finish to confirm your registration.

Remember to make your room reservations TODAY at the Holiday Inn at 406.443.2200 (or The Wingate at 406.449.3000) for the state rate of $88.00/ night plus tax.  
Directors' Symposium Schedule
_______________________________________________________________ 2014 Montana Early Childhood Conference
"Together Creating a Community of Learners"
October 9-11, 2014
Billings, MT
Information and Registration coming in 2014
_______________________________________________________________

Helping Children Eat and Grow Well in Early Childhood
This training will be offered three times across Montana in Bozeman, Billings and Missoula. All of the sessions are identical and offered at no charge, but pre-registration is required.
Billings: October 9, 2014
Missoula: April 25, 2015
Register for this training at the Child and Adult Care Food Program website: www.bestbeginnings.mt.gov>CACFP
_______________________________________________________________
Adult Learning I and II
November 6-7, 2014
Bozeman, MT
Information and registration coming soon!
______________________________________________________________

2015 Professional Development Specialist (PDS) Forum
April 16-17, 2015
Chico Hot Springs, MT
Only current Montana PDS are eligible to attend this forum. Additional information and online registration will be available early spring 2015.

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 www.bestbeginnings.mt.gov 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
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:
PBS TeacherLine
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.

FAQ’s

Coming soon

Early Childhood Project-MSU
PO Box 173540
Bozeman, MT 59717
406.404.1626
1.800.213.6310
Fax: 406.404.1628

Find Montana Early Childhood Project on Facebook