The Statewide Training Calendar identifies ECP approved training opportunities and is updated daily.
Some of these events may not have been reviewed and approved by the ECP. In that case you may complete the online Individual Request for Training Approval within 90 days of the event. Click on the Professional Development Approval System tab to learn about how to find and submit that form to the ECP.
1st Aid/CPR Training
Please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency to find 1st Aid and CPR training in your community. These courses are not approved to recieve early childhood training hours and they are also not listed on the Statewide Training Calendar.
Save the Date- 6th Annual PDS Forum
March 27-28, 2019
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!
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.
Save the Date-7th Annual Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference
August 13-14, 2019
Registration opens June 1, 2019
Montana’s Quality Improvement Rating system(QRIS) called STARS to Quality requires specific training at each of the five STAR levels. For more information visit https://dphhs.mt.gov/hcsd/ChildCare/STARS or contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency.
The Statewide Training Calendar lists approved training opportunities and is updated daily. The calendar is searchable by delivery type: classroom (in person, face-to-face); hybrid (a combination, such as online and mail); web-based, self-paced; and web-based with scheduled sessions.
The following are options for online training that has been approved in Montana:
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.