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. Go online to our statewide training calendar and search Montana Traings Basics in the keywords to bring up the registration and complete the registration online!

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Registration deadlines are: December 31 or August 18-depending on registration semester!

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!

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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.
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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 https://dphhs.mt.gov/Asthma/onlineasthmatrainings.aspx#148831303-creating-asthma-friendly-childcares-training for more information.

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