Title: Cradling Literacy-Social Emotional Competence
Date: 11/26/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will define social-emotional competence and discuss how it relates to early language and literacy. Participants will examine how social-emotional competence is important for school readiness. Early childhood professionals will brainstorm ways caregivers and families can support social emotional competence.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 12/01/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives and awards.
Instructor: Rene Withers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Avon, IN


Title: Holiday Happiness
Date: 12/01/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Christmas is right around the corner. Join us for an evening of ideas to incorporate the Christmas theme into your learning centers.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Chesterton, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/01/2014 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: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: WEBINAR: Ouch Biting Hurts! What are they trying to tell us?
Date: 12/01/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior, and how to work with families.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Fun with Foundations
Date: 12/01/2014 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn how to embed the Foundations into everyday happenings
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: La Porte, IN


Title: Orientation I
Date: 12/01/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn the licensing requirements.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: La Porte, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/01/2014 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: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Caring Safely: 1
Date: 12/01/2014 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Childproofing your environment
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Temperament: A Practical Approach in Meeting Individual Needs (PITC Module I)
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Right from the start, babies are different from each other. An understanding of temperamental differences can help caregivers work more responsively and effectively with the individual infants and toddlers in their care. Participants will learn about the nine temperament traits, the three temperament types, and increasing a goodness of fit with infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Alexandria, IN


Title: Parent-Professional Relationship
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: A mother of 2 children with special health care needs, Cyndi shares her experiences as a parent and a professional working with those with disabilities to shed light on navigating parent-professional relationships, and how her own story intersects with research-based knowledge on early intervention and early childhood education.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: The Power of Teacher-Child Interactions (Management Training)
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: This train-the-trainer session focuses on how to share information with your staff about effective teacher-child interactions. Gain strategies for observing them interacting with children and ways to give specific feedback that contributes to their professional development.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 03:30 PM-05:30 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 participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Hanover, IN


Title: Self-Regulation in Preschool Aged Children
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: You have heard the term Self-Regulation? Self-regulation requires a child to develop the ability to manage his emotions and control bodily functions as well as maintain focus and attention. In this training, we will talk about what it means, why it is important and how to we build it in young children.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
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: 12/02/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-03:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: La Porte, IN


Title: Curious Counters
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Infants and Toddlers rely on mathematical concepts and science to build a foundation for further learning. Discover some new ways to incorporate math and science into your early childhood setting.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Ouch! Biting Hurts (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-07:15 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior and how to work with families.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Other, IN


Title: Making Your Policies Work for You
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: From payment collecting to sick leaves, effect policies are a must-have for any business. Providing clear information is important whether you are discussing what activities the children participated in that day or the rates you charge. Participants will learn how to establish effective contracts and policies specific to their child care program.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Introduction to the Foundations
Date: 12/02/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5. The FOUNDATIONS assist adults in providing developmentally appropriate activities for young children that will support the child's growth and development. This interactive workshop will support many of the learning opportunities that you already provide to young children and will serve as a framework for further planning.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Pint Sized Picasso's
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: During this training we will focus on art as a process, not a product when working with young children. We will also discuss setting up an environment for art exploration and figure out what children are learning by doing creative activities. Participants will also experience some hands on creative art activities and leave with recipe ideas.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 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 participants with the decision making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: The Influence of Culture on Caregiving and Child Development for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Every person brings their own culture and background into relationships. Learn how your past influences your actions now and how the culture of families we work with influences our caregiving relationship.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Cicero, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 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: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-Birth to 3 Year Olds (Physical Development)
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at the Content Area, Physical Development to provide infants/toddlers with the time, space, materials and activities that encourage using their large/small motor skills. (Training meets Paths to QUALITY requirement for introduction to the FOUNDATIONS) (This session provides hours toward the annual training requirement for child care homes sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 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: Kim Hardin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: The North Pole Experience
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Participants will explore new exciting ways to incorporate creative experiences into their winter curriculum planning. We will include hands on ideas and share favorite ideas that have been used previously.
Instructor: TBD Trainer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Off to a Good Start-Planning Your Home Child Care Business
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn about starting their child care program and employing practices that raise the level of professionalism, provide for sustainability of their business, and protect themselves and the families in their care. This presentation, developed by Tom Copeland, is part 1 of a 4-part series available to home child care providers who have little experience with the business side of child care.
Instructor: Terri Hemminghouse
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Are you My Teacher?:Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care (PITC Module II)
Date: 12/03/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The training will review the Indiana Licensing Regulations for licensed child care centers regarding Primary Care and Continuity of Care. Participants will learn about basic responsibilities of primary caregiving, important tasks, how continuity of care works, challenges, and how to overcome those challenges to successfully achieve continuity of care for infant toddler programs.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 12/04/2014 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: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Diversity is More than a Sombrero in Dramatic Play
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn how to create a climate that celebrates diversity and an anti-biased curriculum! Teaching tolerance and diversity can only help your children succeed throughout school and into life. Help children develop advocacy skills for themselves and others and learn about books and other resources to make your environment a welcome place for everyone!
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: LEVEL 3- What's it All About?
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: This training will provide an overview of the Paths to QUALITY standards for Level 3. This interactive session will look at what's in a curriculum, assessments, portfolios, lesson planning, creating a plan for special needs and a strategic plan
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Sparking Kids' Curiosity
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: What's so great about curiosity? How to help kids to grow curiosity. Clever materials to spark children's creative thinking and learning.
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 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 participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Huntingburg, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 12/04/2014 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: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 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: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 02:30 PM-03:30 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: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Introduction to theAges and Stages Tool -CLIMBS ASQ
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Discussing the topic of universal screenings and how to use Ages and Stages.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: Spin, Slam, Slime: School Readiness
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Do you know children who slam their bodies into walls? Spin around the room all the time? Can not stand the feel of slime? Learn how our senses impact everything we do and how to support health sensory development. We will also explore how this can impact children's learning and strategies to support them towards school readiness.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Markle, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks-Discovering Nature with Young Children
Date: 12/04/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn how indoor terrarium and planting projects help teachers prepare their classroom for learning. Implementing your current curriculum and the Foundations, young children will learn: Basic skills in scientific reasoning such as prediction and estimation as they investigate the natural world, important language and literacy skills as they communicate their findings, and social emotional skills as the participate in discussions and recount their experiences. Crucial math skills are used as they count, measure, sort, categorize and compare the many plants and animals that they have found in their surroundings. Come and discover nature with us!
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Friday Night Fun
Date: 12/05/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Friday Night Fun blends the fun and excitement of party with the instruction and accomplishments of a class. Each session will feature one project from four categories including: Experiments, Class Décor, Games and don't forget the Wild and Wacky. Projects are always functional and designed to repurpose and reuse common and uncommon materials found at home.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Hybrid CDA-Foundations to Indiana Academic Standards Part I
Date: 12/06/2014 Time: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Description: The Indiana Foundations for Young Children Birth to Five are a wonderful tool to make sure you are providing activities and experiences that will prepare children for their school experience. This session will learn about the what, when, and why of the Foundations and explore the content areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development, and Physical Development.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/06/2014 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.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Infant Toddler CSEFEL: Relationships (6 hours)
Date: 12/06/2014 Time: 08:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: In this module, participants will discover the importance of relationships to the social emotional development of infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Universal Precautions/Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Date: 12/06/2014 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Heart
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: First Aid
Date: 12/06/2014 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: American Heart
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: 12/06/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-03:30 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: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 12/06/2014 Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana`s quality rating and improvement system.  You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/06/2014 Time: 09:15 AM-10:15 AM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcareâ??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: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Breakfast and a Book and Beyond
Date: 12/06/2014 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Come enjoy a children's book, the sharing of activities to go along with the book, and great networking with your peers. Also this month, join the CASY Food Program to learn great ways to tie your literacy learning into fun cooking experiences for your children. Participants do receive the book of the month, but space is limited so please be sure to register ahead of time.
Instructor: Terri Hemminghouse
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Safe and Healthy Care in Child Care Programs
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 08:30 PM-09:30 PM
Description: Debbie Collins has taught the Health and Safety class at Ivy Tech for many years. Debbie will provide attendees with information on Best Practices in child care. More and more, research tells us that our children's healthy development depends on safe and positive experiences. Participants will learn correct hand washing and sanitary diapering techniques. Information will be shared about Abuse and neglect and supervision. Ideas for helping young children learn about health and safety in the classroom will be shared. Most important is when providers consider health and safety guidelines you provide a program where a parent can feel comfortable leaving their young children.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Adaptations & Modifications
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This session will help educators make accommodations and modifications so that children with special needs can function in the least restrictive environment. Participants will learn ways to accommodate, modify, and adapt toys and materials for children with special needs.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Introduction to VCP
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Voluntary Certification Program (VCP) for Unlicensed Registered Ministries is a program designed to increase quality of child care services provided to children enrolled. It is also the first step to joining Paths to QUALITY. This training will give you information on VCP and information on how we can help your reach your goals.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives and awards.
Instructor: Cheryl Tyler
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Cicero, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
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 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: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Caring for Children with Special Needs
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Sarah Bailey
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: 12/08/2014 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 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 participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
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: 12/08/2014 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: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: Caring Safely: 2
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn the causes and effects about Shaken Infant Syndrome
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 10:00 AM-01:00 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: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Inclusion Awareness
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundation inclusion-related topics such as the American with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Monticello, IN


Title: Webinar-Nurturing the Developing Brain in Early Childhood
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Neurosurgeons know there are truly critical periods and stages of development in which the brain needs certain types of experience, or the circuits don't get put together properly. This webinar will provide participants with information that will help them to understand the importance of brain development.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Webinar-Disaster Preparedness
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 07:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn what protective measures to take before, during and after an emergency. Participants will learn how to plan, prepare and stay informed during an emergency. Participants will develop an emergency kit and learn what needs to be in a kit to be prepared for an emergency. Community support is important and participants will gain knowledge of community resources that will be helpful to them. Do you have a plan to protect your business? In the business session participants will become aware how devastating it can be to families and employees when there is a loss. It is better to have a plan to be proactive. In the last session participants will get some great resources for educators to help children understand how to be safe. Join us for these very important sessions to help protect your business and the children in your care.
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Purposeful School Age Behavior Guidance
Date: 12/08/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will explore best practices that drive successful behavior guidance in school age programs.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: School is Out! Now What?
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: School age children spend all day in school so, what do we do with them when school is over for the day? How do we keep them busy and learning throughout the summer? Join us as we discuss school age curriculum and how to incorporate fun meaningful learning activities which will keep your school age children learning without feeling like they are still in school.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-Birth to 3 Year Olds (Physical Development)
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at the Content Area, Physical Development to provide infants/toddlers with the time, space, materials and activities that encourage using their large/small motor skills. (Training meets Paths to QUALITY requirement for introduction to the FOUNDATIONS) (This session provides hours toward the annual training requirement for child care homes sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Columbia City, IN


Title: Book Nook: Social Emotional Topics in Children's Literature
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This series will examine the use of children's literature to assist in teaching children various social emotional topics. Each training will examine specific books, different each session. The participants will have the opportunity to make props to go with each book for use in circle time. Perfect for teachers new to the field or teachers who are ready to spice up their tool belt!
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Maricela Madden
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: They Hear You, But Are They LISTENING?
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: They Hear You But are they LISTENING? - Communication plays a vital role in promoting self esteem and many areas of development in young children. This training will provide techniques that help children listen and learn more effectively while promoting self-esteem. Learn how to guide, problem-solve, and speak in a way that is effective for you and the children in your care. Little changes make big differences!
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Greencastle, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks-Paint, Paper, Pencils, and Play
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Come explore art media and how this type of play can advance all areas of development. We will be taking a look at the Fine Arts Early Childhood Foundations and discuss how to use it as a teaching tool. This will be a hands-on learning experience focusing on teaching young children about art media and learning through paint, paper, pencils and play. Please bring your copy of the Foundations if you have one.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Greenfield, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 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: Rene Withers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Management Webinar: Writing and Implementing Policies and Procedures
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 01:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: A webinar designed for the unique needs of a director.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Successful Group Times with Toddlers
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: After discussing ways to create engaging small group experiences for toddlers, participants will practice planning a group time experience. .
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: HELP! My classroom set-up is not working!
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Take a look from the child's perspective! Classroom environments can set the tone and determine how children feel and act. Discovery why setting up a developmentally appropriate classroom can improve behavior and allow for better routines.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Plainfield, IN


Title: Preschool CSEFEL
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Looking for a happier classroom? This training focuses on promoting children’s success through building relationships and creating supportive environments. Learn the importance of loving all the children and families in your care.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Rockport, IN


Title: Introduction to Ages & Stages
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training offers information on screening tools and how they can help you support the children in your care. You will gain information on the benefits of screening, as well as some detailed information on the Ages and Stages screening tool and kit.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Sellersburg, IN


Title: Wiggles, Squiggles, and Curly Cues: Fine Motor Skills for Young Children
Date: 12/09/2014 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Developing children's fine motor skills is a stepping stone to future learning. Attend this training to gain information and tools you need to teach these skills to children ages 3 to 5. You will leave with useful, creative, and fun fine motor activities to bring back to your classroom. This training is based on Foundations: Physical Development and counts for the Foundations requirement for Paths to QUALITY.
Instructor: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Tell City, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 12/10/2014 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: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/10/2014 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. 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: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Dubois County, IN


Title: The Impact of Art Experiences on Emotional Awareness
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Fine arts experiences that provide interactions, success-oriented opportunities for children are avenues for healthy social-emotional development. Participants will connect early childhood art, music and dramatic play experiences to social-emotional awareness.
Instructor: Kimberly Swain
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Spanish Safe Sleeping to Reduce the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Los participantes aumentarán su comprensión de un medio ambiente seguro para dormir para los bebés, recién nacidos hasta los doce meses de edad. Se hará hincapié en la creación de una zona de dormitorio y de reducción de riesgos de estrategias seguras y saludables para el Síndrome de Muerte Súbita del Lactante (SMSL) y la prevención de la muerte accidental. Este entrenamiento es un requisito previo al servicio que satisfaga la Ley Pública 162-205 para obtener la licencia en casa, así como los estándares de elegibilidad de proveedores proveedores de origen certificadas (CCDF) Vale. Se alienta a los proveedores de cuidado infantil de todos los ajustes a asistir a esta capacitación gratuita.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Webinar: Directors Implementing Curriculum
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: The importance of staff and parent by-in, logistics, training for staff and more! Join us for hands on, practical solutions to implementing curriculum choices.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Steps to School Success – Creative Arts
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Come and discover some fun and exciting ways to help children get prepared for kindergarten. We will focus on every day experiences children need in order to prepare them socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively for school. This workshop contains ideas that are perfect for anyone caring for young children.
Instructor: TBD Trainer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: My Cousin with the Wheels: Inclusion Awareness
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: The Impact of Art Experiences on Emotional Awareness
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Fine arts experiences that provide interactions, success-oriented opportunities for children are avenues for healthy social-emotional development. Participants will connect early childhood art, music and dramatic play experiences to social-emotional awareness.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Mishawaka, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Rushville, IN


Title: Observations of Young Children
Date: 12/10/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Observations in Early Childhood - Do you have the skills to do an effective observation? If you are using observations in your care, but still having difficulty finding the best way or time to make the observations meaningful; this training is for you. What do you do with the observations once you have completed them? Come find out a few suggestions! This is a two part series. You must also attend the Ages and Stages training.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Child Development: Birth to Five
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: How do children change as they grow? This class will give insight into the needs and interests of children. The class discusses the characteristics that are common to children at each age level. We will talk specifically about children from ages birth to 5 years analyzing growth physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.
Instructor: Emily Roth
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part A - Child Development
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do? Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament. Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field. You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: How do you Pinterest?
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: How can you use Pinterest to improve your daily practice?
Instructor: Rob Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Day in the life of a Toddler: Filling, dumping, and climbing…Oh My!
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: What does an toddler room look like? Learn the ins and outs of lesson planning, developmental milestones, and what is typical at this age. Toddlers are going to make a mess and engage in challenging behaviors. It is the name of the game. Come learn strategies to make their day more successful.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Purposeful School Age Behavior Guidance
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will explore best practices that drive successful behavior guidance in school age programs.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Goshen, IN


Title: WEBINAR: The Ins and Outs of the Project Approach
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: The Project Approach refers to a set of teaching strategies that enable teachers to guide students through in-depth studies of real-world topics. Projects have a complex but flexible framework within which teaching and learning are seen as interactive processes. When teachers implement the Approach successfully, students feel highly motivated and actively involved in their own learning, leading them to produce high-quality work and to grow as individuals and collaborators. Learn how you can incorporate this approach in the preschool classroom.
Instructor: Tikila Welch
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: 12/11/2014 Time: 05:30 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: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Creative Food Experiences
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will be introduced to cooking ideas to use with young children. Some non-cook ideas will be included for those who do no have access to a heating source or for your younger children. You are sure to leave with some yummy ideas!
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Family Centered Care: 2
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn how to be aware & sensitive to family culture. Learn the importance of patterning with parents. Learn how supportive techniques to help families. Family Centered Care? How do we get there?
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Reading Between the Scribbles
Date: 12/11/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training looks at the stages of developing writing and how you can support this development with the Foundations. Also, learn how you can set up your environment to encourage early learners to write and how to provide accommodations to support all learners.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: A Framework for Early Language & Literacy (Cradling Literacy mod 1)
Date: 12/13/2014 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: A Framework for Early Language & Literacy: Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of using stories, personal culture and its influence on teaching practices, and the connection between strong relationships and school readiness.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Outside and Loving It!
Date: 12/13/2014 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Outdoor play is critical to Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Embrace the outdoors and resond to chidren's natural curiosity. Discover the benefits of and ways to implement more outdoor play.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Designing for Children with Special Needs
Date: 12/13/2014 Time: 09:00 AM-03:00 PM
Description: So many strategies for including children with special needs are the same as the things you do to meet the needs of any child. Including children with special needs in your care just takes a little bit of knowledge, creativity and flexibility. The participant will learn how to adapt everyday materials for all children to be able to use in the classroom.
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Munster, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/13/2014 Time: 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
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: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: TBA, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/13/2014 Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 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: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: TBA, IN


Title: Family-Centered Care
Date: 12/13/2014 Time: 08:30 AM-01:30 PM
Description: Better Baby Care - Part 3 of a 5 part series. Must be previously registered and have attended all previous parts. Does your program welcome and support your families? Find ways to include families, identify their strengths, and build upon them. This training will help participants learn how to build and maintain positive relationships with families, share community resources for families, and develop policies that are family friendly.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Making it Happen: Individualized Care, Small Groups (PITC Module II)
Date: 12/15/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Young children are unique individuals with varying temperaments, rates of development, and interests. Participants will develop caregiving strategies appropriate to each child`s unique needs and gain an understanding of how individualized care and small groups foster the attachment to caring adults which is critical to both the intellectual and the social development of infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/15/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-07:00 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: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/15/2014 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.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Brookville, IN


Title: How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Families: A Simple Guide for Indiana Child Care Providers
Date: 12/15/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will have the information to implement safe, healthy breastfeeding practices in child care settings that support families. (This session provides hours toward the annual training requirement for child care homes sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Purposeful School Age Behavior Guidance
Date: 12/15/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will explore best practices that drive successful behavior guidance in school age programs.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Kendallville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/15/2014 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: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Group and Gathering Times (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 12/15/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
Description: Participants will gain ideas to use during appropriate group and gathering times.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Caring Safely: 3
Date: 12/15/2014 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn Healthy Precautions, How to properly diaper & hand wash
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 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: Yvonne Henderson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: For Better or for Worse
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: By using the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children- Foundations for Social and Emotional Development you are creating the backbone needed for all other areas of development. The attainment of emotional and behavioral regulation as well as the capacity of building relationships are the critical skills that children must have to be ready to learn in any other areas. Join us in exploring how you can teach and support children to enter school prepared to succeed. This training meets the requirement for Introduction to the Foundations.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
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: 12/16/2014 Time: 04:00 PM-07:00 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: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Brookville, IN


Title: Health and Safety Training
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Join this hands-on, interactive, and informative training to receive detailed information on cleaning your learning environment, proper hand washing and diapering procedures, as well as overall techniques/strategies for cleanliness! This training directly coincides with the Health and Safety checklist.
Instructor: Kristin Cofield
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Hybrid CDA: Meeting the Sensory Needs of All Children
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Young children learn many things through their senses. They need little introduction to playing with a variety of sensory materials. This session will give you many ideas for sensory tubs, tables, bags, and bottles. You will also gain insight into the characteristics of Sensory Processing Disorder and give helpful activities to help providers care for children in their care.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Petite Picasso
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description:
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention (1.5 hours)
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This 1.5 hour training includes the 1 hour training created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, and 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: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Recipes For Healthy Kids
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Let's explore foods that children and adults alike should consume more of, for instance dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. Based on the cookbook from Team Nutrition and USDA.
Instructor: Kristin Lampkins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Introduction to the Foundations: English and Language Arts
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Make It Take It Session: Workshop to make and take ideas back to your classroom or childcare facility focused around the English/Lang Art Foundations. Participants will learn about the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children Birth-Age 5. The FOUNDATIONS assist adults in providing developmentally appropriate activities for young children that will support the child's growth and development. This interactive workshop will support many of the learning opportunities that you already provide to young children and will serve as a framework for further planning.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 04:00 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: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Huntingburg, IN


Title: Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Infants and Toddlers deserve their own curriculum! This doesn't have to mean purchasing or creating a separate curriculum for them, but it does mean that they need more than a watered-down preschool curriculum. Through discussion and small-group work you will explore what a true infant and toddler curriculum should look like, learn how to evaluate your current curriculum or select one that is best for your program, and create strategies to apply the elements of your curriculum so that every infant and toddler will FLOURISH in your care.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: School Age Environments (with TA)
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: School agers need an environment that allows for creativity and personal expression, but one that also sets boundaries and clear expectations for use. Come learn ideas for create a school age space that will support school age children in all areas of development.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Experiences vs. Activities
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Working with infants and toddlers is more than just providing activities. This interactive workshop will explore the difference between providing an activity and a full experience that meets the needs of the whole child.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: The Parallel Universe of School Age
Date: 12/16/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The similarities between early childhood and school age are prevalent. In this training, we will examine those similarities and discuss how what you're doing in your early childhood classrooms can be used in your school age classrooms.
Instructor: Rob Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/17/2014 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
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Block Party
Date: 12/17/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: A special hands-on learning event with blocks! This event will feature blocks in a variety of shapes and colors for you to play with! Adults can guide children’s learning experiences and use blocks as a tool to support their development. Playing with blocks provides opportunities for young children to learn math and science, new words and pre-reading skills, physical skills and so much more!
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Purposeful School Age Behavior Guidance
Date: 12/17/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will explore best practices that drive successful behavior guidance in school age programs.
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: 12/17/2014 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 12/17/2014 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: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Charlas
Date: 12/17/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Come enjoy an evening with other professionals to talk about early childhood. Each month we will have a different topic and speaker. The cost will cover dinner.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: WEBINAR: Take the Sting Out of Biting: The Administrators Role in Biting Prevention
Date: 12/17/2014 Time: 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Have you and your teachers struggled to find successful ways to deal with young children who frequently hurt others by biting? YOU and your teachers may be part of the problem! Biting is often caused (and always solved) by adults. Learn to approach the issue like a detective to uncover the underlying reasons and create solutions for this ultra-challenging, yet all too common behavior.
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: 12/17/2014 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: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/17/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-03:30 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: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Rushville, IN


Title: Full STEAM Ahead: Building Creative Kids through Math and Science
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: We have been called as educators to focus more intentionally on science, technology, engineering, math, and science. Adding art and other developmentally appropriate creative activities creates STEAM in your classroom. Learn how to bring creativity into your math and science programs and encourage children to problem solve and strategize to create solutions to everyday problems.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Classroom Arrangement : What Do I Do With All of This Stuff?
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: An interactive training. Come prepared with ideas of how you would like to see your ideal classroom!
Instructor: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 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: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 04:00 PM-07:00 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: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Madison, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks: Physical Skills and Personal Care
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will explore various ways to use the Foundations in terms of Physical and Personal Skills. This training will offer some innovative ways to use every day experiences to develop these skills
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Literacy Fun with Infants and Toddlers
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: A hands on training, learning how to use literacy to help promote emotional bonding, language stimulation and cognitive development.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Family Centered Care: 3
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn how to be aware & sensitive to family culture. Learn the importance of patterning with parents. Learn how supportive techniques to help families. Family Centered Care? How do we get there?
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Ages and Stages
Date: 12/18/2014 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will provide an overview of the Ages and Stages screening tool as well as compare what an assessment is vs. a screening. It will provide the opportunity to think through the current practices pertaining to screening children and why screening tools should be implemented in child care settings. Information will also be shared on how to obtain additional assistance with the Ages and Stages screening tool.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/19/2014 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. 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: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 12/20/2014 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 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: 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: 12/22/2014 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 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 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: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 12/22/2014 Time: 12:30 PM-01:30 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: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 12/22/2014 Time: 01:30 PM-05:00 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: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy-The Role of Meaningful Experiences in Supporting Early Language and Literacy
Date: 12/22/2014 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This training will explore how every day routines and experiences within a child's environment work to offer experiences meaningful to language and literacy. With each individual child in mind, how do we create these meaningful moments? Take a look at your role, as the caregiver, in turning the simple to substantial.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: WEBINAR: Classroom Management
Date: 12/23/2014 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This interactive session will provide participants with an understanding of the relationship between environmental variables and children's challenging behaviors. Participants will be able to identify strategies that can be used to design schedules and routines, structure transitions and implement rules/ positive guidance. Register at www.iaccrr.org
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Culture, the role it plays in the lives of preschool children
Date: 12/30/2014 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: How does Culture affect the development of a preschool child? What are the areas that I should be sensitive to and know to make the meaningful connections needed for the children in my care.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Cicero, IN


Title: Cracking the Creative Code with TA
Date: 01/01/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Using the FOUNDATIONS to Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children, we will focus on the importance of music and art in your early childhood curriculum. We will discuss why these subjects are critical experiences for young children, and how you can encourage their creativity! You will also come away with activities and ideas that you can implement in your setting. Come prepared to move and get creative! This training meets the requirement for Introduction to the Foundations.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Linton, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 01/03/2015 Time: 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
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: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Shelbyville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 01/03/2015 Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 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: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Shelbyville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 01/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: WEBINAR: A Look at Observation and Assessment in Infant/Toddler Classrooms
Date: 01/05/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Learn the basic of observing young children, the importance of observation, using those observation for assessment, and different ways to observe and assess children.
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: 01/05/2015 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: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Huffer CDA Pathway: Portfolios
Date: 01/05/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is a nationally recognized credential awarded to individuals who have demonstrated competency through both experience and education in working with young children ages 0-5. The CDA Credential is awarded to infant/toddler child care teachers, preschool teachers, family child care providers and home visitors. The alternative training pathway combines theory and practical experience for work with young children and their families. Trainings include child development, child behavior and guidance, children with special needs, planning early childhood learning environments, ECE curriculum, and working with parents. There are a variety of options for students to meet their CDA professional development needs. Staff at Huffer will help you complete the process with career counseling and portfolio completion. Come to this informative training to find out more about the CDA and the Huffer CDA pathway.
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: WEBINAR: Transitions:The Glue that holds the day together!
Date: 01/06/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Let's take a new look at these important times of the day! Transitions can make or break us. Re-invigorate yourself and learn how to walk with children through the many transitions that are in their day. Make transitions an everyday learning experience and not an everyday anxiety producer!
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 01/06/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 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: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Mishawaka, IN


Title: Webinar-101 Transition Activities
Date: 01/06/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Ever wonder why transitions are so hard? This webinar will help participants understand how difficult transitions can be for some children. Participants will come away with ideas to use the next day!
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 01/06/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 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 participants with the decision making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Sullivan, IN


Title: We are Family: Building Relationships with Families
Date: 01/06/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Strong relationships with families are the foundation for the partnerships needed to best serve families in your program. Get help setting policies that create these partnerships and make sure everyone in your program is working to create these relationships. Understand the importance of establishing these relationships free of bias, and how to make parents equal partners in your facility.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Real Life: Guidance and Discipline Part 1
Date: 01/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Using the PITC model, participants will discuss the difference between guidance and discipline. The group will have the chance to discuss current policies in place. A technical assistance visit will be scheduled.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-3 to 5 Year Olds (Physical Development)
Date: 01/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at the Content Area, Physical Development to provide preschoolers with the time, space, materials and activities that encourage using their large/small motor skills. (Training meets Paths to QUALITY requirement for introduction to the FOUNDATIONS) (This session provides hours toward the annual training requirement for child care homes sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Kimberly Swain
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Columbia City, IN


Title: Yes Environments
Date: 01/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Plan your day so that you can say YES! Yes to new ideas, messy activities and creative children. How do you set up your classroom, and allow for the unexpected so that you can follow the lead of the children in your care? Can you say yes to creating a garden, or allowing for mud play? Look beyond the problem to solutions.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: More than Just Mess! (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 01/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
Description: The participants will gain knowledge about early art experiences as they apply to the Foundations.
Instructor: Erin Syslo
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 01/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 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 participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Seymour, IN


Title: Afterschool Homework Time That Works
Date: 01/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will gain strategies for offering engaging homework times in school age programs that build study skills, work habits and teamwork.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 01/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Infants and Toddlers deserve their own curriculum! This doesn't have to mean purchasing or creating a separate curriculum for them, but it does mean that they need more than a watered-down preschool curriculum. Through discussion and small-group work you will explore what a true infant and toddler curriculum should look like, learn how to evaluate your current curriculum or select one that is best for your program, and create strategies to apply the elements of your curriculum so that every infant and toddler will FLOURISH in your care.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN