Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/18/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tina Howell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Clarksville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/18/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Setting up the Learning Environment to meet the needs of all children
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This session emphasizes the process of designing inclusive environments for all children of diverse abilities, racial, ethnic, social-economic and linguistic backgrounds. This two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for those who have prior knowledge in creating learning environments.  
Instructor: Charity Coppola
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 03:00 PM-05:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Greencastle, IN


Title: Ethics for the Early Childhood Professional
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This two-hour, in-person professional development session focuses on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct. Early childhood professionals work with children at a critical stage. Review the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct to identify values and moral obligations that support the development of all children. This session is appropriate for all staff in early childhood programs.
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: School-Age Essentials: Make the Most of Homework Time
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Explore best-practices for homework time in this two-hour in-person session. Discuss developmental stages and appropriate expectations. Participants leave with practices to implement within their programs. This session is appropriate for staff serving school-age children.
Instructor: Andrea Gerig
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: Managing Meaningful Moments: Using Schedules, Routines & Transitions to Boost Learning
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Examine practical strategies to manage program settings in this two-hour, in-person session. Explore ways to design schedules to support effective routines and transitions that optimize children’s development and learning. This session is designed for those with prior experience in managing learning environments.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Middlebury, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Designed to Develop: Materials & Environments in School-Age Programs
Date: 02/19/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this two-hour, in-person professional development session, participants discuss and identify materials for use in school-age programs. This session is appropriate for participants who are new to the field or have limited knowledge on how to set up a school-age program.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Let’s Give Children What They Need: Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Preschool and Pre-K
Date: 02/20/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Examine the framework of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) as it relates to preschool and pre-K learners. Gain strategies to use this framework to enhance your work. This introductory, two-hour, in-person professional development session is appropriate for educators with limited knowledge and experience working with children 3-5.
Instructor: Chelsey Todd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Milestones Matter: Using Free Resources about Developmental Milestones
Date: 02/20/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention form the basis of tracking children's development and provide suggestions for engaging families. Discuss and learn how to use these free resources. This two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for professionals working with children birth to pre-K.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/20/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Little Connections: Using Relationships and Interactions to Support Infant and Toddler Learning
Date: 02/20/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: Consistent, stable relationships are critical to infant and toddler learning. This session explores the importance of relationships with the youngest learners and shares strategies to build strong, nurturing relationships. This two-hour, in-person session is ideal for early childhood professionals with experience working with children ages 0-2.
Instructor: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fremont, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/20/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Difficult or Just Different? Managing Diverse Staff and Family Personalities
Date: 02/20/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Discuss how our own emotional intelligence and perceptions impact our ability to communicate with others. Get practical tips on engaging in constructive conflict. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person opportunity is appropriate for those who have some experience working with diverse personalities.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Healthy Starts: Nutrition and Movement for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Infants and toddlers have unique and specific needs for their nutrition and physical activity needs. Through new research and best practice guidelines, discover health-boosting practices. Explore updated information on how much infants and toddlers need to move and how important nutrition is to healthy development. Participants gain the skills to identify where there is room for healthier practices. This session is ideal for professionals working with children from birth to age 2.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Hartford City, IN


Title: Zero to Three: Promoting Children's Sense of Identity and Belonging
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: When children feel safe and included in a group setting, they develop a sense of personal value and identity, as well as acceptance of self and of others as part of a diverse community. Join us for a dive into the 6th session of the Zero to Three Social-Emotional Module for Infants and Toddlers and learn how to promote a children's sense of identity and belonging.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: Strategies to Spark Learning in Preschool and Pre-K
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Balance a focus on learning outcomes and child-directed experiences in your practice. Join this two-hour, face-to-face session to examine strategies for teaching in preschool Pre-K environments. Participants also outline how to implement those on a daily basis. This session is ideal for early childhood professionals working with children ages 3 to 5.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Family Partnerships: Engaging with School Age Children's Primary Supports
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Developing a relationship with families can have a huge impact, but it can also be complicated. In this intermediate, two-hour, in-person session, participants will examine methods to effectively engage families in before-and-after-school settings. Select strategies for increased communication and family partnerships and tailor them to your unique program needs. This session is ideal for professionals who want to deepen their family engagement practice.
Instructor: Ashley Hansen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Family Partnerships: Engaging with School-Age Children's Primary Supports
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Developing a relationship with families can have a huge impact, but it can also be complicated. In this intermediate, two-hour, in-person session, participants will examine methods to effectively engage families in before-and-after-school settings. Select strategies for increased communication and family partnerships and tailor them to your unique program needs. This session is ideal for professionals who want to deepen their family engagement practice.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Let's Play! Using Child-Directed Play for Learning
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Genuine, child-directed free play opportunities spark deep, foundational learning for all ages. Join this two-hour professional development session that helps you examine your current practice. Gain strategies to foster free play with young children and youth. This session is ideal for those with experience in planning for all children or youth.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Play Is Essential: Providing Powerful, Playful Learning for All Ages
Date: 02/21/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Children learn through play. Discuss meaningful program experiences that support development and learning. Gain a deeper understanding of how play is the foundation of all early learning and child development. This introductory, two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for those working with children of all ages.
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 02/23/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Marketing for Child Care Programs: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Carrie Lamb
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: CACFP Training Series Session One: Meal Patterns, Best Practices and Healthy Habits
Date: 02/23/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Join us for this interactive session in order to become more familiar with the New Meal Pattern requirements, CACFP best practices and how to encourage healthy habits in children, family and staff. You will leave with strategies and resources to implement these in your facility.
Instructor: Terri Hemminghouse
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Learning Environments for Early Childhood
Date: 02/25/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Examine important elements of learning environments that support children in all stages of development. Assess teaching strategies and learning approaches in your everyday activities and routines and how to embed them in your practice. This two-hour intermediate professional development session is appropriate for participants with prior knowledge and experience working with children ages 0-8.
Instructor: Jessica Vermillion
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/25/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Social-Emotional Developmental Milestones & Supports in Early Childhood
Date: 02/25/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Social-emotional development is critical at all ages. Participants learn techniques that nurture children’s development and leave with an understanding of how these skills are developed. This introductory, two-hour, in-person session provides an overview and strategies on how to promote social-emotional development in early childhood settings.
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/25/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tina Howell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Spaces that Nurture: Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 02/25/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn about setting up learning environments for infants and toddlers in this two-hour, in-person session. Gain strategies to use resources to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. This introductory professional development session is appropriate for educators with limited knowledge and experience working with children from birth to 2 years.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Designed to Develop: Materials & Environments in School-Age Programs
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this two-hour, in-person professional development session, participants discuss and identify materials for use in school-age programs. This session is appropriate for participants who are new to the field or have limited knowledge on how to set up a school-age program.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: LaGrange, IN


Title: Managing Meaningful Moments: Using Schedules, Routines & Transitions to Boost Learning
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Examine practical strategies to manage program settings in this two-hour, in-person session. Explore ways to design schedules to support effective routines and transitions that optimize children’s development and learning. This session is designed for those with prior experience in managing learning environments.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Markle, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Mishawaka, IN


Title: Let's Play! Using Child-Directed Play for Learning
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Genuine, child-directed free play opportunities spark deep, foundational learning for all ages. Join this two-hour professional development session that helps you examine your current practice. Gain strategies to foster free play with young children and youth. This session is ideal for those with experience in planning for all children or youth.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Plymouth, IN


Title: Healthy Foundations: Program Practices for Wellness
Date: 02/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn about nurturing physical activity and healthy eating with young children. Through new research and best practice guidelines, discover the groundwork for healthy practices. Explore new information on how much children need to move and how important nutrition is to healthy development. Participants gain the skills to look at their own schedules and methods to see where there is room for healthier practices. Early childhood education professionals of all levels can benefit from this overview. 
Instructor: Chelsey Todd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Sullivan, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/27/2019 Time: 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Let's Play! Using Child-Directed Play for Learning
Date: 02/27/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Genuine, child-directed free play opportunities spark deep, foundational learning for all ages. Join this two-hour professional development session that helps you examine your current practice. Gain strategies to foster free play with young children and youth. This session is ideal for those with experience in planning for all children or youth.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/27/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention (SPANISH)
Date: 02/27/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Creado por la FSSA, la Oficina de Asesores de Salud de Cuidado Infantil, este entrenamiento de una horas, ofrece a los participantes información sobre la prevalencia de abuso y negligencia, las causas y la prevención del abuso y la negligencia, y la forma de reportar el abuso y la negligencia. Esta formación será cumplir con la norma para completar la formación del Abuso Infantil Detección y Prevención como lo requiere la ley de Indiana para los proveedores de CCDF sin licencia, así como cualquier otro proveedor de cuidado infantil que se requieren para completar la formación.
Instructor: Martha Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 02/27/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 02/27/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the Foundations: Best Bets for Lesson Planning
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this interactive session, participants examine the benefits of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and Indiana's Early Learning Foundations as a guide in lesson planning. This two-hour, in-person session is ideal for early childhood professionals with some experience in developing lesson plans.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Charlas (Spanish)
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: - Este es un tiempo para que los proveedores de cuidado de niños/as de habla Español se reúnan para hablar, educarse y aprender cosas nuevas sobre varios temas importantes del desarrollo del niño/a. También traemos personas calificadas para que den entrenamientos o información de temas relevantes para nuestra Comunidad Latina. Si usted está interesado en formar parte de este grupo “Charlas” y conocernos más acerca de la labor importante que hacemos en Educación Infantil registrarse a nuestros entrenamientos.
Instructor: Martha Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Writing in Preschool: Nurturing Young Writers Through Bookmaking
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Description: “We operate with the core belief that children do not need to “get ready” to be readers and writers; instead, we believe they already are readers and writers—albeit on their own terms—as they live and learn inside literate communities” (Glover & Ray, 2008). In challenging widely held beliefs about “readiness” we wish to capitalize on what children do know rather than focus on what they don’t know. In this way, we can build on their strengths while also cultivating their identities as readers and writers. In this workshop, presented by the Coaches from Butler University and the Partnership for Inquiry Learning, teachers will come to see that writing may actually be a better way into children’s literacy development than reading.
Instructor: Libby Duggan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: CPR/First Aid RE-Certification
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross RE-Certification CPR/First Aid
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: 30.00
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Spaces That Nurture: Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn about setting up learning environments for infants and toddlers in this two-hour, in-person session. Gain strategies to use resources to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. This introductory professional development session is appropriate for educators with limited knowledge and experience working with children from birth to 2 years.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: Developing Leadership: Building Skills Among Staff
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this professional development session, participants consider the definition of leadership, as well as trends in the early childhood field that impact leadership development. Review methods to assess your current practices that build leadership skills among staff. This introductory, two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for administrators and supervisors who want to support leadership development in their programs.
Instructor: Ericka Gergely
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Curriculum Basics: Implementing a Quality Curriculum
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Curriculum is an important guide to our everyday practice, but do we truly understand what it is? Attend this two-hour, in-person session to discuss what curriculum is and what it isn't. Participate in learning activities that link curriculum goals to the daily activities you provide for young children. This introductory, two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for early childhood staff with limited experience in curriculum implementation.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: "Setting up the Learning Environment to Meet the Needs of All Children"
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This session emphasizes the process of designing inclusive environments for all children of diverse abilities, racial, ethnic, social-economic and linguistic backgrounds. This two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for those who have prior knowledge in creating learning environments. 
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Thrive in 5: Wabash County
Date: 02/28/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Thrive in 5 is a Wabash County initiative to connect early childhood educators in the county.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 03/02/2019 Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 03/02/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Jim Gill-A Joyous Way to Learn
Date: 03/02/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: In this energizing session Jim will share examples of his work – both books and songs – that teachers and care providers can bring back to their classrooms, playrooms and family rooms. Most importantly, Jim will discuss how his unique creations in music play inspire young children not only to move, but to regulate their movements….not only to sing, but to make connections between the words they sing and the printed word and the world of numbers. Jim will discuss how a play-based program provides an inclusive environment for children with special needs and share thoughts based on his work with children of all ability levels. Attendees will leave this session with a FREE copy of Jim's book called A Soup Opera!
Instructor: Jim Gill
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Designed to Develop: Materials & Environments in School-Age Programs
Date: 03/02/2019 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: In the two-hour, in-person professional development session, participants discuss and identify materials for use in school-age programs. This session is appropriate for participants who are new to the field or have limited knowledge on how to set up a school-aged program.
Instructor: Elizabeth Flynn
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/02/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/02/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Kati Colvin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/04/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Carrie Murphy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Preschool Intervention: Understanding School District Referrals and Evaluations
Date: 03/04/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Join Melissa Drier, Franklin Township Early Childhood Coordinator, to explore steps to take when you suspect a child has developmental delays. Learn about red flags that might indicate a need for early intervention, how to explain the referral and evaluation process to parents, and what special education services may be available through local school districts. Participants will discuss how to support children in your programs who have Individual Education Programs (IEPs).
Instructor: Melissa Drier
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Healthy Starts: Nutrition and Movement for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/04/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Infants and toddlers have unique and specific needs for their nutrition and physical activity needs. Through new research and best practice guidelines, discover health-boosting practices. Explore updated information on how much infants and toddlers need to move and how important nutrition is to healthy development. Participants gain the skills to identify where there is room for healthier practices. This session is ideal for  professionals working with children from birth to age 2.  
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Knox, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/04/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tina Howell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Madison, IN


Title: Creative Literacy Supports: Helping Children Develop Reading, Writing & Comprehension from Birth
Date: 03/04/2019 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: In this one-hour professional development session, participants learn how to include literacy in early childhood programs. Share and discuss ideas to develop creative ways to engage children in all forms of literacy. This session is appropriate for those with prior experience working with children ages 0-8. 
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Non, IN


Title: Creative Literacy Supports: Helping Children Develop Reading, Writing & Comprehension from Birth
Date: 03/04/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this one-hour professional development session, participants learn how to include literacy in early childhood programs. Share and discuss ideas to develop creative ways to engage children in all forms of literacy. This session is appropriate for those with prior experience working with children ages 0-8. 
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Quality Observations: A Practice That Improves Your Work
Date: 03/04/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Observations can be used to build relationships with children of all ages, guide your lesson planning and assist in assessments. Learn how to identify and explore different types of observations and how they can deepen your practice. Discuss when and where observations are completed and practice skills needed for quality observations. This two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for professionals working with all ages.
Instructor: Chelsey Todd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Why Do They Do That? Understanding Youth Development
Date: 03/05/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this session, make sense of what is happening inside the mind of a young person from a safe distance! Discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy youth development and define your role in helping to shape their personal growth. This session is designed for all school-age young professionals.
Instructor: Andrea Gerig
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Adams, IN


Title: Family Partnerships: Engaging with School-Age Children's Primary Supports
Date: 03/05/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Developing a relationship with families can have a huge impact, but it can also be complicated. In this intermediate, two-hour, in-person session, participants will examine methods to effectively engage families in before-and-after-school settings. Select strategies for increased communication and family partnerships and tailor them to your unique program needs. This session is ideal for professionals who want to deepen their family engagement practice.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Batesville, IN


Title: Child Development Series 7 of 12
Date: 03/05/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Each session will cover different topics aligned with the Child Development Associate Credential subject areas. Participants will have a chance to earn an additional 1.5 hours of professional development by completing the Child Development Extended Series tasks.
Instructor: Nancy Sims
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Difficult or Just Different? Managing Diverse Staff and Family Personalities
Date: 03/05/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Discuss how our own emotional intelligence and perceptions impact our ability to communicate with others. Get practical tips on engaging in constructive conflict. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person opportunity is appropriate for those who have some experience working with diverse personalities.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/05/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/05/2019 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 03/05/2019 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Designed to Develop: Materials & Environments in School-Age Programs
Date: 03/06/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this two-hour, in-person professional development session, participants discuss and identify materials for use in school-age programs. This session is appropriate for participants who are new to the field or have limited knowledge on how to set up a school-age program.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/06/2019 Time: 01:00 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/06/2019 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: This child care start up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center or ministry setting and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help with the decision making process for participants to choose which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 03/06/2019 Time: 03:30 PM-04:30 PM
Description: The participant will learn about Indiana'a Quality Rating System
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/06/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/06/2019 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Mount Vernon, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/06/2019 Time: 03:30 PM-06:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Salem, IN


Title: Darkness to Light
Date: 03/07/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Darkness to Light – Presented by Prevent Child Abuse IN. This award winning program is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is designed for organizations that serve children and youth. (must be age 18 or older to attend).
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Milestones Matter: Using Free Resources about Developmental Milestones
Date: 03/07/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention form the basis of tracking children's development and provide suggestions for engaging families. Discuss and learn how to use these free resources. This two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for professionals working with children birth to pre-K.
Instructor: Charity Coppola
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Hope, IN


Title: School-Age Spaces: How Environments Nurture Social-Emotional Skills
Date: 03/07/2019 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Examine your role in creating supportive environments in school-age programs. In this intermediate, two-hour, in-person session, participants learn to apply and analyze strategies focused on positive spaces that support social-emotional growth. This session is ideal for those with some experience in social-emotional learning.
Instructor: Ashley Hansen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Jasper, IN


Title: Teaching Strategies: Effective Practices with Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/07/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Explore research and recommendations for teaching strategies with infants and toddlers. Learn strategies for using these resources to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person professional development session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some knowledge and experience working with infants and toddlers from 0-2.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/09/2019 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Super Saturday: Directors - Managing your Diverse Staff and Developing Leaders
Date: 03/09/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Discuss how our own emotional intelligence and perceptions impact our ability to communicate with others. Get practical tips on engaging in constructive conflict. During part two of this Saturday we will consider the definition of leadership, as well as trends in the early childhood field that impact leadership development. Review methods to assess your current practices that build leadership skills among staff. BRING YOUR LUNCH WITH YOU. *** You will receive 4 hours of professional development for attending this Super Saturday!
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Setting the Stage: Creating Safe, Healthy, and Engaging Learning Environments CDA Q1:C
Date: 03/09/2019 Time: 09:30 AM-04:00 PM
Description: Quarter One of Four with sessions to support participants in obtaining the necessary hours towards their CDA. This quarter focuses on safety, health and learning environments.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/11/2019 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Brittany Flaugher
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 03/11/2019 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Hudson, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Mount Vernon, IN


Title: Healthy Starts: Nutrition and Movement for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Infants and toddlers have unique and specific needs for their nutrition and physical activity needs. Through new research and best practice guidelines, discover health-boosting practices. Explore updated information on how much infants and toddlers need to move and how important nutrition is to healthy development. Participants gain the skills to identify where there is room for healthier practices. This session is ideal for professionals working with children from birth to age 2.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Portland, IN


Title: Lesson Planning Made Easy
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Great school-age programs rely on solid planning. Join this session to review the Indiana Afterschool Network's free lesson plan template, designed in partnership with school-age experts. Learn about the theory, practical application and steps toward implementation of this tool, designed to boost youth engagement in programs. This two-hour, in-person session is ideal for all school-age program staff.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Directors/Owner Professional Development Networking
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: How can we help? Join us monthly to gain professional development based on the needs you suggest. Have time to network with other directors and owners, discuss issues, and develop ideas for your programs. Must be a Director, Owner, Administrator of a program caring for children to register.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Why Do They Do That? Understanding Youth Development
Date: 03/12/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this session, make sense of what is happening inside the mind of a young person from a safe distance! Discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy youth development and define your role in helping to shape their personal growth. This session is designed for all school-age young professionals.
Instructor: Andrea Gerig
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/13/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Orientation I Spanish-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/13/2019 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: Descripción: Este taller ofrece una visión general a los participantes que están interesados en comenzar el negocio de cuidado de niños/as en un hogar, centro o en ministerio y es la primera parte de una serie de dos partes. Cubre los requisitos reglamentarios, y recursos y da información a las practicantes sobre la salud, la seguridad y los negocios. Sirve para ayudar en la toma de decisiones a los participantes para elegir el tipo de atención que desean ofrecer.
Instructor: Martha Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II Spanish-a requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/13/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Preparación para el Cuidado Infantil en casa de Niños de Licenciatura es la segunda entrenamiento en esta serie de dos partes ,para delinear los requisitos reglamentarios, pasos de concesión de licencias, y recursos para la atención de niños con licencia en un entorno doméstico. Usted saldrá de este entrenamiento preparado para dar los próximos pasos para la concesión de licencias de su casa y recibirán la documentación necesaria.
Instructor: Martha Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Serving Families and Children Experiencing Homelessness
Date: 03/13/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will know how to identify families who are homeless. This training will discuss new state policy regarding CCDF eligibility. Providers will be able to support the social emotional needs of children experiencing homelessness and resources will be shared.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Quality Observations: A Practice That Improves Your Work
Date: 03/13/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Observations can be used to build relationships with children of all ages, guide your lesson planning and assist in assessments. Learn how to identify and explore different types of observations and how they can deepen your practice. Discuss when and where observations are completed and practice skills needed for quality observations. This two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for professionals working with all ages.
Instructor: Chelsey Todd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Martinsville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/13/2019 Time: 04:00 PM-06:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tina Howell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Salem, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/14/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Brittany Flaugher
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Behaviors: What Children Communicate & How to Respond
Date: 03/14/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Children's social-emotional development and children's behaviors go hand-in-hand. In this two-hour professional development session, participants learn how to identify what young children's behavior communicates, as well as how to respond. To reinforce desired behaviors, early childhood staff can focus on teaching new skills. This face-to-face introductory session is appropriate for those who want to use effective social-emotional strategies to support children's growth and positive behavior.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Learning Environments for Early Childhood
Date: 03/14/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Examine important elements of learning environments that support children in all stages of development. Assess teaching strategies and learning approaches in your everyday activities and routines and how to embed them in your practice. This two-hour intermediate professional development session is appropriate for participants with prior knowledge and experience working with children ages 0-8.
Instructor: Jessica Vermillion
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: School-Age Spaces: How Environments Nurture Social-Emotional Skills
Date: 03/14/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Examine your role in creating supportive environments in school-age programs. In this intermediate, two-hour, in-person session, participants learn to apply and analyze strategies focused on positive spaces that support social-emotional growth. This session is ideal for those with some experience in social-emotional learning.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: First Aid
Date: 03/16/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross Certification
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Adult, Child, Infant CPR and Universal Precautions
Date: 03/16/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross Certification
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/16/2019 Time: 09:30 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wells, IN


Title: Teaching Strategies: Effective Practices for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/18/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Explore research and recommendations for teaching strategies with infants and toddlers. Learn strategies for using these resources to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person professional development session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some knowledge and experience working with infants and toddlers from 0-2.
Instructor: Tina Howell
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/18/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Hartford City, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/18/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Zero to Three: Facilitating Exploration and Concept Development
Date: 03/18/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Infant and Toddler educators have critical role in play in supporting infant and toddler exploration and experiences that promote an understanding of the way the world works. Join us for a dive into the second session of the Zero to Three Social-Emotional Module for Infants and Toddlers and learn how to facilitate exploration and concept development.
Instructor: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: CPR/First Aid Certification
Date: 03/18/2019 Time: 01:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: 30.00
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Recipe Swap for CACFP
Date: 03/18/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: All registered participants will need to bring 1-2 recipes to swap with each other. Remember to follow the CACFP rules and guidelines. Space is limited, so register today!
Instructor: Kristin Lampkins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Princeton, IN


Title: Lesson Planning Made Easy
Date: 03/18/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Great school-age programs rely on solid planning. Join this session to review the Indiana Afterschool Network's free lesson plan template, designed in partnership with school-age experts. Learn about the theory, practical application and steps toward implementation of this tool, designed to boost youth engagement in programs. This two-hour, in-person session is ideal for all school-age program staff.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Turning Around Challenging Behavior-Parent Training
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: There are times when your child’s behavior can feel very challenging and your buttons can be pushed. Learn how to act instead of react when those buttons are pushed and become more effective with your responses. During this parent training, we’ll talk about positive ways to turn around a challenging situation.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Brazil, IN


Title: Turning Around Challenging Behavior-Parent Training
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-06:30 PM
Description: There are times when your child’s behavior can feel very challenging and your buttons can be pushed. Learn how to act instead of react when those buttons are pushed and become more effective with your responses. During this parent training, we’ll talk about positive ways to turn around a challenging situation.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Brazil, IN


Title: Family Partnerships: Engaging with School-Age Children's Primary Supports
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Developing a relationship with families can have a huge impact, but it can also be complicated. In this intermediate, two-hour, in-person session, participants will examine methods to effectively engage families in before-and-after-school settings. Select strategies for increased communication and family partnerships and tailor them to your unique program needs. This session is ideal for professionals who want to deepen their family engagement practice.
Instructor: Andrea Gerig
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Family Partnerships:Engaging with School-Age Children's Primary Supports
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Developing a relationship with families can have a huge impact, but it can also be complicated. In this intermediate, two-hour, in-person session, participants will examine methods to effectively engage families in before-and-after-school settings. Select strategies for increased communication and family partnerships and tailor them to your unique program needs. This session is ideal for professionals who want to deepen their family engagement practice.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Madison, IN


Title: Difficult or Just Different? Managing Diverse Staff and Family Personalities
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Discuss how our own emotional intelligence and perceptions impact our ability to communicate with others. Get practical tips on engaging in constructive conflict. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person opportunity is appropriate for those who have some experience working with diverse personalities.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Observation Matters: Data Collection Strategies to Document Child Behaviors
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Discuss the power of observation and review different data collection strategies that you can use to document children’s behaviors. This two-hour, in-person introductory session is appropriate for those who want to use reliable observation techniques to monitor children’s behavior.  
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Teaching Strategies: Effective Practices with Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Explore research and recommendations for teaching strategies with infants and toddlers. Learn strategies for using these resources to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person professional development session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some knowledge and experience working with infants and toddlers from 0-2.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Lesson Planning: Culturally Responsive Practice
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this two-hour professional development session examines cultural responsiveness in lesson planning, with additional grounding in Indiana's Early Learning Foundations and developmentally appropriate practice. Participants engage in reflective activities to explore lesson planning through a culturally responsive lens. This session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some experience in lesson planning.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Plymouth, IN


Title: Interactions that Boost Relationships: A Key to Social-Emotional Development
Date: 03/19/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this professional development session, participants explore the importance of building relationships with young children. Discuss how to create interactions to support children’s social-emotional development. This introductory session is appropriate for early childhood professionals who want to gain a better understanding of how relationships encourage children’s positive development.   
Instructor: Alisha Ehle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Sullivan, IN


Title: School-Age STEM Made Simple
Date: 03/20/2019 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: In this professional development session, participants discuss STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and identify how to incorporate STEM learning into school-age programs. This introductory, two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for participants who are new to the field or have limited knowledge on STEM.
Instructor: Ashley Hansen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Lesson Planning Made Easy
Date: 03/20/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Great school-age programs rely on solid planning. Join this session to review the Indiana Afterschool Network's free lesson plan template, designed in partnership with school-age experts. Learn about the theory, practical application and steps toward implementation of this tool, designed to boost youth engagement in programs. This two-hour, in-person session is ideal for all school-age program staff.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/20/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/20/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Other, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/20/2019 Time: 01:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Play Is Essential: Providing Powerful, Playful Learning for All Ages
Date: 03/21/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Children learn through play. Discuss meaningful program experiences that support development and learning. Gain a deeper understanding of how play is the foundation of all early learning and child development. This introductory, two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for those working with children of all ages.
Instructor: Chelsey Todd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: CPR/First Aid RE-Certification
Date: 03/21/2019 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross RE-Certification CPR/First Aid
Instructor: Lourdes Chavez
Cost: 30.00
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Lesson Planning: Culturally Responsive Practice
Date: 03/21/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this two-hour professional development session examines cultural responsiveness in lesson planning, with additional grounding in Indiana's Early Learning Foundations and developmentally appropriate practice. Participants engage in reflective activities to explore lesson planning through a culturally responsive lens. This session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some experience in lesson planning.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Play Is Essential: Providing Powerful, Playful Learning for All Ages
Date: 03/21/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Children learn through play. Discuss meaningful program experiences that support development and learning. Gain a deeper understanding of how play is the foundation of all early learning and child development. This introductory, two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for those working with children of all ages.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Ossian, IN


Title: Lesson Planning: Culturally Responsive Practice
Date: 03/21/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this two-hour professional development session examines cultural responsiveness in lesson planning, with additional grounding in Indiana's Early Learning Foundations and developmentally appropriate practice. Participants engage in reflective activities to explore lesson planning through a culturally responsive lens. This session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some experience in lesson planning.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/23/2019 Time: 09:30 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 03/23/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Carrie Lamb
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/23/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/23/2019 Time: 12:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Managing Meaningful Moments: Using Schedules, Routines, & Transitions to Boost Learning
Date: 03/25/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Examine practical strategies to manage program settings in this two-hour, in-person session. Explore ways to design schedules to support effective routines and transitions that optimize children’s development and learning. This session is designed for those with prior experience in managing learning environments.
Instructor: Cori Newland
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Beyond the School Day: Using Academic Standards in Out-of-School Programs
Date: 03/25/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this professional development session, participants examine the Indiana Academic Standards and determine how out-of-school programs support children's learning. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person session is appropriate for participants who have some knowledge of youth development for ages 5-13.
Instructor: Ericka Gergely
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Hobart, IN


Title: Difficult or Just Different? Managing Diverse Staff and Family Personalities
Date: 03/26/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Discuss how our own emotional intelligence and perceptions impact our ability to communicate with others. Get practical tips on engaging in constructive conflict. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person opportunity is appropriate for those who have some experience working with diverse personalities.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Teaching Strategies: Effective Practices with Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Explore research and recommendations for teaching strategies with infants and toddlers. Learn strategies for using these resources to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. This intermediate, two-hour, in-person professional development session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some knowledge and experience working with infants and toddlers from 0-2.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Decatur, IN


Title: Lesson Planning Made Easy
Date: 03/26/2019 Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Great school-age programs rely on solid planning. Join this session to review the Indiana Afterschool Network's free lesson plan template, designed in partnership with school-age experts. Learn about the theory, practical application and steps toward implementation of this tool, designed to boost youth engagement in programs. This two-hour, in-person session is ideal for all school-age program staff.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/26/2019 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Child Development Module 4 (Spanish) (INHS)
Date: 03/26/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: During the school-age years, the brain continues to undergo changes and develop - socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Caregivers and teachers are in a unique position to provide a variety of experiences that support all areas of development. This course addresses the basic principles of development for school-age children and implications for learning environments. 11.Major domains of Child Development (recommended)
Instructor: Martha Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Positive Behaviors Begin With Effective Environments
Date: 03/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn how to create early childhood environments that foster positive behaviors in young children in this two-hour, in-person professional development session. Discuss proactive strategies for effective program and class management. This introductory session is appropriate for those who are developing management strategies for early childhood settings.
Instructor: Jerie Decker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Learning Environments for Early Childhood
Date: 03/26/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Examine important elements of learning environments that support children in all stages of development. Assess teaching strategies and learning approaches in your everyday activities and routines and how to embed them in your practice. This two-hour, intermediate professional development session is appropriate for participants with prior knowledge and experience working with children ages 0-8.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/27/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Examine the framework of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). Participants explore how DAP relates to working with infants and toddlers, as well as strategies to put it in practice. This introductory, two-hour, in-person professional development session is appropriate for educators with limited knowledge and experience working with children from birth to 2 years.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Cloverdale, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/27/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards for certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). This session also meets the requirements for HEA 1073 which was enacted July 1, 2018.
Instructor: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Lesson Planning: Culturally Responsive Practice
Date: 03/27/2019 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this two-hour professional development session examines cultural responsiveness in lesson planning, with additional grounding in Indiana's Early Learning Foundations and developmentally appropriate practice. Participants engage in reflective activities to explore lesson planning through a culturally responsive lens. This session is appropriate for early childhood professionals with some experience in lesson planning.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Strategies to Spark Learning in Preschool and Pre-K
Date: 03/27/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Balance a focus on learning outcomes and child-directed experiences in your practice. Join this two-hour, face-to-face session to examine strategies for teaching in preschool pre-K environments. Participants also outline how to implement those on a daily basis. This session is ideal for early childhood professionals working with children ages 3 to 5.  
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Lesson Planning Made Easy
Date: 03/27/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Great school-age programs rely on solid planning. Join this session to review the Indiana Afterschool Network's free lesson plan template, designed in partnership with school-age experts. Learn about the theory, practical application and steps toward implementation of this tool, designed to boost youth engagement in programs. This two-hour, in-person session is ideal for all school-age program staff.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Plymouth, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/27/2019 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tina Howell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Sellersburg, IN


Title: Strengthening Business Practices for all Child Care Programs
Date: 03/30/2019 Time: 09:00 AM-03:00 PM
Description: Strengthening Fiscal Management Strengthening Internal and External Marketing
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN