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 is 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.
For more information click HERE!!
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)Training
January 27-31, 2014
Therapists from across Montana who specialize in working with small children and their parents have a unique FREE opportunity for some wonderful clinical training in the evidence-based model PCIT. For more information contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.