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!

Exploring "Rich" Early Childhood Environments
EDEC491-3 semester college credits
March 16-May 6, 2015
Participants will be immersed in exploring design principles, visiting environments, and developing training materials to transform early childhood settings. This is a hybrid course, combining online coursework with a week-long intensive. For more information and registration email

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.
Missoula: April 25, 2015
Register for this training at the Child and Adult Care Food Program website:>CACFP

205 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.
I am Moving- I am Learning
April 22-24, 2015
Helena, MT
For more details about registration, training location, CE information plese visit
BAS Reliability Training
April 28-May 1, 2015
Wheeling, IL
For more information visit

Great Beginnings Great Families Conference
July 7-9, 2015
Helena, MT
Save the date, more information to come soon!
2015 NAFCC Conference
July 15-18, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Visit for more information
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).

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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.

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 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.


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

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