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!

Youth Mental Health First Aid
March 18, 2015
Belgrade, MT
This eight hour certified course teaches signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, when and where to get help, and will teach participants a 5-step method that can be used when young people are experiencing a mental health concern. Visit for more information.
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.
How Successful Directors Lead-31st Annual Conference
April 16-18, 2015
St. Louis, MO
For more information and registration visit

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

Circle of Security Parenting DVD Training
May 18-22, 2015
Helena, MT
This four day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to educate parents and caregivers. For more information please 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.



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

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