The Statewide Training Calendar identifies ECP approved training opportunities and is updated daily.
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.
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Registration deadline was January 1, 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.
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ASQ Comprehensive Seminar
March 18-20, 2014
This seminar is designed to train early childhood professionals on skillful use of Ages and Stages Questionnaires, and screening tools. For more information and registration visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASQ_Training_Registration_Missoula
March 27, 2014
Working with children and families, especially those under stress, can take a toll on your own health and well being. In this training, early childhood specialists, providers, and others in the field will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue. Register at www.msubillings.edu/smart
2014 Spring Conference
March 29, 2014
Bev Bos will be the keynote and focus on how we must learn to recognize and celebrate the idiosyncrasies and stages of growth of children and how to establish environments that respect childhood. For more information and registration visit www.bozemanccc.org.
2014 Early Childhood Consortium
The Power of Peers: Peer Strategies to Support Appropriate Behavior and Social Development for Young Children
April 4, 2014
For further information please contact Tessa at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Annual Professional Development Specialist Forum
April 10-11, 2014
Chico Hot Springs, MT
More information and registration coming soon!
April 25-26, 2014
Brain Gym excercises are by far the easiest and fastest way to shift children and adults from scattered to focused learning. The excercises are simple, fun and can be done anywhere anytime. For more information contact Denise at 406.228.9461. Registration deadline is April 14, 2014.
11th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices
Addressing Challenging Behavior
April 23-25, 2014
St. Petersburg, FL
For more information and registration visit nti.cbcs.usf.edu/index.html
The ACE Study Summit
May 29-30, 2014
Child Wise Institute will host the ACE Study Summit focused exclusively on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their lifelong effect on vulnerable children and youth. For more information and registration details visit www.childwise.org
Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference
June 2-4, 2014
Look for registration information to come soon!
2014 MBI Summer Institute
Electronic registration opens March 17, 2014. For more information visit http://www.montana.edu/cs/conferences/mbi/
NAFCC 2014 Conference
July 11-12, 2014
Please visit www.nafcc.org for more information and registration deadline.
2014 Directors' Symposium
September 11-12, 2014
Holiday Inn, Helena
More information and registration will be listed closer to event!
2014 Montana Early Childhood Conference
"Together Creating a Community of Learners"
October 9-11, 2014
Information and Registration coming in 2014
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.
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.
Other Montana approved distance learning options include:
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 http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog 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.