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 deadlines are: December 31 or August 1-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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2015 11th Annual Directors' Symposium
September 17-18, 2015
Billings, MT
This professional development event is designed for Center-Based Program Directors and Assistant Directors. For more information visit the links below.
2015 Schedule
Overview and Registration Details
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Let's Move Missoula
September 19, 2015
Missoula, MT
The course will focus on physical health guidelines of infants and children, motor-skill development, coordination, mobility and excercise which help ensure young children have a healthy body. For more informatin and registration visit: http://letsmovemissoula.org/459-2
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Young Child Expo & Conference
September 30-October 2, 2015
Spokane, WA
This conference is packed full of information about the world of young children education and development. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about current research and meet other professionals from across the nation. For more information visit http://youngchildexpo.com/spokane-conference/
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Save the Date
2015 MtAEYC Annual Conference
October 15-17, 2015
Bozeman, MT
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30th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse
January 25-26, 2016
Dallas, TX
Visit www.preventchildabusetexas.org for more information and registration.

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.

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Early Childhood Project-MSU
PO Box 173540
Bozeman, MT 59717
406.404.1624
1.800.213.6310
Fax: 406.404.1628

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