Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/20/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Clay, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Center Based
Date: 04/20/2018 Time: 11:30 AM-01:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 04/20/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/20/2018 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: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Milan, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/20/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: SUPER SATURDAY:"Let's Get Physical"
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: The Center for Disease Control recommends 60 minutes a day of physical activity. What are you doing in out of school time to help meet this recommendation? We will discuss the importance of physical movement for children’s development by listing 6 benefits of physical activity. We will locate free and easily accessed resources for physical activities. Finally, we will give examples of and demonstrate physical activities that can be used with provided materials. All participants will receive a complimentary physical activity kit!
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 11:30 AM-02:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on financial reporting in Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Myla Rogers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Outdoor Fun in Indiana!
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Playing outside year round is important to children's social emotional health as well as physical health.  Join Carissa from the Terre Haute Parks Dept Nature center as she talks about the things Indiana and Terre Haute have to offer when you take the children outside.  We will also talk about things to do outside in the winter and ways to bring the outside into the children.  Nature and outdoors have many benefits to children and adults - don't let Indiana weather keep you from reaping the rewards!  
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 04/21/2018 Time: 10:30 AM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Versailles, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/23/2018 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: High Energy Low Focus
Date: 04/23/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The term self-regulation is a common buzz word in the field of early childhood education. Sometimes it may be difficult to know what it really means and how it relates to young children and their behaviors. In a nutshell it describes things children learn to manage over time. Some children are able to manage these skills quicker than others. This can present many challenges in the classroom. So what do you do in the mean time? Join us in this workshop to discuss how we help emotionally overloaded children build the skills they need to manage their strong emotions. Walk away with tools and strategies in supporting children who have high energy. Learn what components are needed in the environment to support children focus on tasks.
Instructor: Alisha Ehle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Greencastle, IN


Title: Autism 201: Now What?
Date: 04/23/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Autism 201 is for caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand autism spectrum disorder. This is more in-depth than 101.
Instructor: Lourdes Chavez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 04/23/2018 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 04/23/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Transition Toolbox
Date: 04/23/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This training will help you manage transition times during the day with activities and tips to try in your classroom tomorrow.
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Greenfield, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/24/2018 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: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: How are you contributing to their behavior?
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Before we can look at our children, we need to look at ourselves. Participants will makes sense of how to establish a consistent daily schedule and routine that is planned in order to provide a sense of calm and reduce behaviors. Participants will identify areas of their day that are lacking preparation and explain a plan for creating an intentional learning environment. Join in the discussion on how we can help ourselves.
Instructor: Cori Newland
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Trauma in the Classroom: Creating a Trauma Sensitive Space
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Based on the book Making Space for Learning from the Australian Childhood Foundation, we will explore trauma and how it affects children's learning and development.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Raw Coping Power: Stress Management in the Workplace
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Providers will learn the effects of stress, signs of poor coping, healthy alternatives and 5 steps to thrive from stress.
Instructor: Cherish Edwards
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Versailles, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/24/2018 Time: 12:30 PM-03:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Versailles, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/25/2018 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: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Centerd: II
Date: 04/25/2018 Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM
Description:
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/25/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/25/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Fear Not! Developing a Preschool Curriculum for Your Program
Date: 04/25/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Does developing a preschool curriculum sound scary to you? Fear not! We will discuss what curriculum is, what effective curriculum looks like, and how you can create your own curriculum tailored to your early childhood program.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
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: 04/25/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 04/25/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based (1 hour)
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: The Business of Play
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Play plays a pivotal role in the healthy development for Preschool aged children. Learn how to help children learn through play. This class will help teachers engage kids in multiple areas of learning through play based experiences.
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: IMIL: Teaching Across Cultural Horizons
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Helps providers look at the broad definition of culture and how this impacts interactions with children, families and staff. Providers look at their own culture and learn why they might do what they do.
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Developmental Milestones: What to Expect from Birth-Age 5
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). During this training, you will identify the milestones for children between birth-5, learn how to look for developmental milestones, and what to do if you’re worried about a child’s development or think there’s a problem.
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Greenwood, IN


Title: Call to Adventure: School Age Literacy
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Answer the call to adventure and join us for this session, as we explore strategies to enhance your school age literacy programming.
Instructor: Andrea Gerig
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Building Resilience in Children with Challenging Childhoods
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Some of our children lead challenging lives – poverty, abuse, divorce, trauma. As early childhood educators, we can help children learn skills for success in spite of challenging life circumstances.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: School is Out! Now What?
Date: 04/26/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 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. This training is part of the optional School Age Series.
Instructor: Patricia Mollet
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Center Based
Date: 04/27/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: This session will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Clay, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 04/27/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Clay, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/27/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/27/2018 Time: 01:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Positive Behavior Management
Date: 04/28/2018 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Are your children’s behaviors driving you crazy? Try positive behavior management! This training will give providers tools and tips on how to manage children’s behaviors in positive ways. This training is based on Conscious Discipline. https://consciousdiscipline.com/
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: English, IN


Title: The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation
Date: 04/28/2018 Time: 12:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: The Raising of America is the groundbreaking documentary series which reframes the way Americans look at early child health and development. It illustrates how strong starts for all our kids lead not only to improved individual outcomes (better learning, earning, and mental and physical health), but also a healthier, safer, more prosperous and more equitable nation. The Raising of America situates families within the larger social ecology which structures opportunities for child development: resources, neighborhoods, providers, institutions, public policies and racial and economic arrangements. Join us in watching the video and participating in a Q & A session with expert panelists that will highlight success stories from our communities that show that change is possible.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN


Title: The Performers: Understanding and Supporting Children's Development (CDA Quarter 2:B)
Date: 04/28/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-05:00 PM
Description: Day 2 of quarter 2 of CDA sessions. This quarter will focus on developing participants strategies to support children's physical development, cognitive development and communication. Participants must commit to attending all 4 sessions in this series.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/28/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 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: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: I am Moving, I am Learning
Date: 04/28/2018 Time: 08:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: I am Moving I am Learning is a national campaign devoted to increasing physical activity within a child's everyday live. Join us to learn the importance of moderate to vigorous activity everyday and how to easily incorporate physical activity into your everyday routines.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Keeping It Safe Outdoors
Date: 04/30/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: There are safety hazards all around us. It is up to us to ensure the safety of our outdoor environment providing the opportunity for the children to explore safely.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Adams, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/30/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Carrie Murphy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Inviting van Gogh
Date: 04/30/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This professional development opportunity provides a definition and explanation of process and product art for the preschool room. Attendees will give examples of both process and product art samples and will be able to summarize the benefits of process art.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Knox, IN


Title: Looking at Learning: Portfolios and Assessments
Date: 04/30/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Documenting and Observing is an important part of the curriculum and assessment cycle. Along with discussing ways to gather information about children, we will discuss how to evaluate and use that information to plan and reflect upon your curriculum to help support children's development.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Morgan, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 04/30/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Sing, Dance, Stretch
Date: 04/30/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this interactive session, we will learn new songs and dances to integrate into your classroom or child care. We'll discuss the benefits of the arts and movement on executive function in children, and how using song and dance can help children maintain focus and develop social and emotional skills. We will also introduce the use of yoga in the early childhood setting, and how to properly execute it with young learners.
Instructor: Rachael McNichols
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Inviting Environments for Inquiring Minds
Date: 05/01/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: We will discuss the importance of having an inviting environment and the benefits of having a fun place for children to play to grow. Join us for breaking down every aspect of the classroom environment in order to optimize positive learning experiences and minimize challenging behaviors.
Instructor: Chelsey Smith
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: 05/01/2018 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: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Plymouth, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/02/2018 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: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Social Emotional Development
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The ability to manage emotions as an adult is not an innate skill; it must be taught at a young age. Many problem behaviors actually stem from the child's inability to regulate his or her emotions. By working to teach them these skills at a young age, children are able to verbalize how they are feeling and then problem solve ways to deal with those feelings. When children know how to manage their feeling through instruction and practice when they are calm, they are able to implement those strategies when they really need them and essentially change the climate of the classroom one child at a time.
Instructor: Samantha Eberhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Orientation I Spanish-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: Descripción: Este taller ofrece una visión general a los participantes que están interesados en comenzar el negocio de cuidado de niños/as en un hogar, centro o en ministerio y es la primera parte de una serie de dos partes. Cubre los requisitos reglamentarios, y recursos y da información a las practicantes sobre la salud, la seguridad y los negocios. Sirve para ayudar en la toma de decisiones a los participantes para elegir el tipo de atención que desean ofrecer.
Instructor: Lucy Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II Spanish-a requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Preparación para el Cuidado Infantil en casa de Niños de Licenciatura es la segunda entrenamiento en esta serie de dos partes ,para delinear los requisitos reglamentarios, pasos de concesión de licencias, y recursos para la atención de niños con licencia en un entorno doméstico. Usted saldrá de este entrenamiento preparado para dar los próximos pasos para la concesión de licencias de su casa y recibirán la documentación necesaria.
Instructor: Lucy Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Cribs for Kids (2 hour)
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: This training is for new or expecting parents and focuses on safe sleep practices. Participants leave with materials, a sleep sack, and a pack-n-play.
Instructor: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/Infant Toddler: Babies Gone Wild Part 2 (2.5 hr)
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Upon completion of this training series, participants will understand the importance of building relationships, creating supportive environments, and employing social and emotional teaching strategies with infants and toddlers.  These strategies will assist infants and toddlers in the development of their social and emotional competence in order to keep challenging behaviors from beginning.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Portland, IN


Title: MVPA—Every Day! (IMIL)
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Do your children get at least 60 minutes a day of moderate (anything that elevates heart rate slightly) to vigorous (heart rate becomes very elevated producing beads of sweat and heavy breathing) physical activity every day? Most children do not! This session relates to the I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) goal of increasing MVPA. We’ll get up and move to show you how to increase physical activity throughout the day. Children’s play is their work and they love/need to move. We will explore many concepts and activities presented in a fun, playful manner where children are learning those all important school readiness skills.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Sellersburg, IN


Title: Supporting Young Children's Positive Behavior Through Emotional Intelligence
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Children deal with many of the same emotions adults do. Unlike adults however, they frequently don't have the words to talk about how they are feeling. Their emotions are often acted out in physical and inappropriate ways. Helping children to understand their emotions and strategies to build their emotional literacy will be discussed.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Understanding Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Date: 05/02/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:15 PM
Description: During this workshop participants will have opportunities to practice hands on experiences that benefit young children`s development. We will also discuss ways that are developmentally appropriate for children to learn in child care settings and demonstrate how to maximize learning through your environment.
Instructor: Melissa Simpson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Winamac, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/03/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Challenging Behaviors
Date: 05/03/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training focuses on guiding children's behavior. Participants will learn the definition of challenging behavior and why children use challenging behaviors. Participants will be provided with practical guidance approaches when working with children with challenging behavior.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Supporting Young Children's Positive Behavior Through Emotional Intelligence
Date: 05/03/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Children deal with many of the same emotions adults do. Unlike adults however, they frequently don't have the words to talk about how they are feeling. Their emotions are often acted out in physical and inappropriate ways. Helping children to understand their emotions and strategies to build their emotional literacy will be discussed.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/03/2018 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/04/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on financial reporting in Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: This session will focus on financial reporting in Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Myla Rogers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Myla Rogers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: SUPER SATURDAY: The Ins and Outs of the Infant Classroom
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: Ever wondered how I can be the best infant teacher I can be? Babies are a unique group in child care, with needs that are different than toddlers and older children. Together we will discuss the 3 main components of infant care, list the components of a typical infant routine, discuss the teacher’s role within this routine, and develop a plan to implement these into your program.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jennings, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 05/05/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/07/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Positive Behavior Management
Date: 05/07/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Are your children’s behaviors driving you crazy? Try positive behavior management! This training will give providers tools and tips on how to manage children’s behaviors in positive ways. This training is based on Conscious Discipline. https://consciousdiscipline.com/
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: Trauma in the Classroom: Creating a Trauma Sensitive Space
Date: 05/07/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Based on the book Making Space for Learning from the Australian Childhood Foundation, we will explore trauma and how it affects children's learning and development.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Home: I
Date: 05/07/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/07/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Motor Skills: Creative Activity Planning in the Classroom
Date: 05/07/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Every motor skill a child masters from the time he or she is born will lead to new capabilities and in turn, more motor skills. Reaching these developmental milestones in the area of motor skills are crucial for gaining the independence and function they need to be successful. This training will teach you about fine motor, gross motor, and sensorimotor skills. You will also leave with a wealth of fresh, new classroom activity ideas to keep your children engaged while learning.
Instructor: Samantha Eberhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Expanding Our Ideas About Preschool Art
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn to think outside the box- No, wait! Learn to create art with a box! And a bed sheet. And in the block corner. And outside... Art is not just for the easel anymore. We will emphasize child-directed, process art and how to break out of teacher-directed crafts.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Connersville, IN


Title: Planning a Dynamic School-Age Summer Program
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The best school-age summer programs include a wide variety of learning activities including hands-on exploration, projects, field trips and much more. Learn useful tools for planning a summer for school-agers that focuses on quality programming.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Intentional Observations
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Observation is defined as "watching to learn" but what does this mean in an early childhood environment? We will discuss the importance of conducting observations and how we use the information we gain for planning. We will view multiple short video clips and practice writing quality observations. With the information you gather from observing, you are better able to plan developmentally appropriate experiences, select the right materials, and ask questions to scaffold learning.
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Hope, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden 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: Katherine Darby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Spanish Introduction to the Foundations
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Los participantes aprenderán acerca de LOS FUNDAMENTOS los Estandandares Academicos de Indiana para el nacimiento hasta la edad de 5 los ninos pequenos. LOS FUNDAMENTOS ayudan a los adultos en la prestaciion de actividades adecuadas al desarrollo de los niños pequenos que apoyen el crecimiento y desarrollo del ninos. Este taller interactivo apoyar muchas de las oportunidades de aprendizaje que ya se suministre a los ninos pequenos y servira como marco para la planificacion futura.
Instructor: Lucy Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: 10 Tips for Preventing Aggression in Toddlers
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: This session will focus on ways that you can prevent aggression in toddlers. Join us to learn how to create a peaceful and aggression free learning space for young children!
Instructor: Tracy Johns
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: 05/08/2018 Time: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn the licensing requirements.
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Why Do They Do That? The Affects of Primitive Reflexes on Childhood Behavior
Date: 05/08/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Primitive or Infant Reflexes are necessary for keeping our babies safe, but when reflexes stick around too long, they can cause challenging behaviors and struggles for our children. But, do not lose hope, there is something that can be done!
Instructor: Mary Joe Murphy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/09/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Columbia City, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/09/2018 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: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/09/2018 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: Adverse Childhood Experience Study: Trauma and Domestic Violence
Date: 05/09/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this training, you will learn the history of the ACES study, identify the connection between childhood trauma and adult health outcomes,be able to list common behaviors and challenges of traumatized individuals, and cite risk and protective factors.
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/09/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 05/09/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Open the Door! Let's Explore
Date: 05/09/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Join us for a professional development session on outdoor play ideas for preschoolers. Come and explore your own attitudes about outdoor play, identify the benefits of outdoor play for young children and let your creative juices flow to enhance outdoor curriculum.
Instructor: Brandi York
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 05/09/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Versailles, IN


Title: Planning a Dynamic School-Age Summer Program
Date: 05/10/2018 Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: The best school-age summer programs include a wide variety of learning activities including hands-on exploration, projects, field trips and much more. Learn useful tools for planning a summer for school-agers that focuses on quality programming.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Questions and Answers with the Autism Society of Indiana
Date: 05/10/2018 Time: 06:15 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training session will provide participants with information on what resources are in the community for children with autism. This session will be facilitated by the Autism society of indiana
Instructor: Alissa Howe
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: CPR/First Aid RE-Certification
Date: 05/10/2018 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross RE-Certification CPR/First Aid
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: 30.00
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Raising Kind Kids, Super You: "Make the World A Better Place"
Date: 05/10/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Pre-school owner/directors will be trained on youth philanthropy so that children will be exposed to youth development concepts of social and emotional learning including empathy and kindness.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Development and Expectations of School Age Children
Date: 05/10/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: As every year passes, we expect more and more from our growing children in our care. Are the expectations that we hold realistic? Or do we set such high expectations that our school age children may never meet them? We will discuss the developing school age child, behavior expectations, strategies to support these children, and parent expectations.
Instructor: Patricia Mollet
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Owen, IN


Title: Ruffled Feathers: Using Talk to Calm the Squawk
Date: 05/10/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Join us for this bullying prevention and conflict resolution session.
Instructor: Andrea Gerig
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/11/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: CPR, First Aid, AED
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 10:00 AM-01:30 PM
Description: Join 4C for an instructor-led course that teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Cost: $25.00 payable by check to 4C of Southern Indiana Inc. Payment is required at the time of training or before the session begins. Cost will cover materials, processing fees and completion card Completion cards will be mailed upon processing Proof of completion will be provided by training certificate
Instructor: Jessica Mattingly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Center Based
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 11:30 AM-01:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 11:30 AM-01:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on financial reporting in Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: The Performers: Understanding and Supporting Children's Development (CDA Quarter 2:C)
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-05:00 PM
Description: Day 3 of 4 sessions for quarter two. This quarter will focus on developing participants strategies to support children's physical development, cognitive development and communication. Participants must commit to attending all 4 sessions in this series.
Instructor: Kailey Bolin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: First Aid
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross Certification
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Adult, Child, Infant CPR and Universal Precautions
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross Certification
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: This session will focus on financial reporting in Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Myla Rogers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Myla Rogers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/14/2018 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Act Early: CDC
Date: 05/14/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Developmental milestone definition and recognition.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Home: II
Date: 05/14/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Story Time and a Snack
Date: 05/14/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Come enjoy a children's book, the sharing of activities to go along with the book, great networking with your peers, and meet the CASY Child Care Resource and Referral staff. Participants do receive a book, but space is limited so please be sure to register ahead of time.
Instructor: Amy Marine
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Morgan, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 05/14/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Challenging Behaviors: Challenging Talks
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Building trusting and respectful relationships with families is important successful child outcomes. Engaging in conversations can be tricky and need open communication and collaboration. You will explain how to share information with families regarding their behavior progress. You will also review an effective way to communicate and connect with families using appropriate language on what we send home.
Instructor: Cori Newland
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Bargersville, IN


Title: Teaching Responsibility
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: Do you want your child to be more responsible? Let’s talk about age-appropriate ways for children to help others, how we can help them build independence and learn to trust them to make appropriate decisions.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Brazil, IN


Title: Teaching Responsibility
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-06:30 PM
Description: Do you want your child to be more responsible? Let’s talk about age-appropriate ways for children to help others, how we can help them build independence and learn to trust them to make appropriate decisions.
Instructor: Heather Campbell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Brazil, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/15/2018 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: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Ouch! Biting Hurts. What Are They Trying to Tell Us?
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Infants and toddlers communicate through behavior and unfortunately this sometimes includes biting. Understanding what they are trying to communicate when they bite is an important first step in addressing biting incidents. Strategies for responding appropriately to biting incidents as well as working with families will be discussed.
Instructor: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Take It Outside
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Research shows the benefits for children to spend time outside playing and exploring. Come learn why outside time is so important for young children, and learn activities that will encourage movement outdoors.
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Summer with School Agers
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: FROM, “WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM” TO “THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD PLAN”, COME LEARN ABOUT THE CARE OF SCHOOL-AGERS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE WHY’S, WHERE’S, WHEN’S, WHAT’S, HOW’S, AND WHO’S OF A SUMMER SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/15/2018 Time: 02:30 PM-05:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Scottsburg, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/16/2018 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: Brittany Flaugher
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Nuturing a Healthy Sexual Development (PCAIN)
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development training helps participants better understand the sexual development of children, and how to respond to children’s sexual behavior and questions in ways that promote healthy development. This training also recognizes that a crucial component of nurturing healthy sexual development is protecting children from sexual abuse. Participants will gain an understanding of the scope of child sexual abuse and the relationship between healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention.
Instructor: Sandy Runkle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/16/2018 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: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Other, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn about Indiana'a Quality Rating System
Instructor: Jennifer Ensign
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: School Age Child Development Module 4 (INHS)
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: During the school-age years, the brain continues to undergo changes and develop - socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Caregivers and teachers are in a unique position to provide a variety of experiences that support all areas of development. This course addresses the basic principles of development for school-age children and implications for learning environments. 11.Major domains of Child Development (recommended)
Instructor: Ericka Gergely
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Motor Skills: Creative Activity Planning in the Classroom
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Every motor skill a child masters from the time he or she is born will lead to new capabilities and in turn, more motor skills. Reaching these developmental milestones in the area of motor skills are crucial for gaining the independence and function they need to be successful. This training will teach you about fine motor, gross motor, and sensorimotor skills. You will also leave with a wealth of fresh, new classroom activity ideas to keep your children engaged while learning.
Instructor: Samantha Eberhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Rockport, IN


Title: Planning a Dynamic School-Age Summer Program
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The best school-age summer programs include a wide variety of learning activities including hands-on exploration, projects, field trips and much more. Learn useful tools for planning a summer for school-agers that focuses on quality programming.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Asking Big Questions and Expanding Minds
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Having conversations with children is part of our everyday routines, but how can we use these conversations as learning opportunities? Join us to explore Bloom's Taxonomy, how to further learning through questioning and feedback, and how to scaffold learning in through conversations.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 05/17/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Coping with Big Emotions
Date: 05/17/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this professional development opportunity, participants will learn the definition of emotional literacy. They will take away examples for modeling and labeling emotions for children, and they will also learn 5 general tips on ways to help calm children down when they are experiencing big emotions.
Instructor: Jessica Vermillion
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Charlas (Spanish)
Date: 05/17/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: - Este es un tiempo para que los proveedores de cuidado de niños/as de habla Español se reúnan para hablar, educarse y aprender cosas nuevas sobre varios temas importantes del desarrollo del niño/a. También traemos personas calificadas para que den entrenamientos o información de temas relevantes para nuestra Comunidad Latina. Si usted está interesado en formar parte de este grupo “Charlas” y conocernos más acerca de la labor importante que hacemos en Educación Infantil registrarse a nuestros entrenamientos.
Instructor: Lucy Intriago
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Taking it Outside - Your Outdoor Classroom
Date: 05/17/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Your playground is a learning environment too. We will discuss the learning that is occurring when young children are engaged in outdoor play. We will identify ways you can enhance your outdoor environment to include learning opportunities in multiple areas. Math, science, blocks, art, writing, and many other areas can be included in outdoor learning. Finally, you will draw your current outdoor environment, review it, and plan ways you can enhance it .
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Books and Babies
Date: 05/17/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This two hour professional development opportunity provides caregivers with knowledge of early literacy & child development and supports their teaching skills. Providers will also create a book to use with their children.
Instructor: Sue Ann Nunez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/17/2018 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: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 05/18/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Kids Gone Wild-Summer Camp Edition
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 10:00 AM-04:30 PM
Description: Promoting Children's Success: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments (addresses strategies for preventing challenging behaviors). Social Emotional Teaching Strategies (problem solving, communicating emotions appropriately and building friendships).
Instructor: Alisha Ehle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 01:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Ferdinand, IN


Title: SUPER SATURDAY Director Survival Series: Getting the Team You Want
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: Program administrators and directors: How do you get the team you want? To answer this question, we will establish expectations by defining quality teaching and professional behavior. Using a self-assessment tool, we will determine how well we are supporting the development of our teams. Finally, we will establish best practices for evaluating our team, making it an empowering experience for growth.
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: This session will focus on financial reporting in Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jennings, IN


Title: Recruiting and Retaining Talented Staff in Child Care Programs-Center Based
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 11:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: This session will focus on related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees in child care programs. Participants will be able to understand best practices related to recruiting and hiring quality staff in child care programs. Participants will also gain understanding of the framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees, as well as be familiar with the components and importance of a staff handbook.
Instructor: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Center Based
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: This session will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: CPR/First Aid Certification
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: 30.00
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Bananas, Carrots and Peas? Oh My! Transitiong to Solid Foods
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Introducing solid foods to infants is recommended when they are developmentally ready. The question is, "How do we know what it means to be developmentally ready?" When and how to offer sold foods in ways that are sensitive to the needs of each infant will be discussed. learn how the ways infants at fed can impact their development. Strategies for working with families in supporting their infant's individual feeding plan will be shared.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Mitchell, IN


Title: Marketing for Child Care Programs-Family Child Care
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on marketing efforts to help your recruitment and retention of families in your program. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the definition and value of marketing efforts. 2. Providers will be able to articulate their program features and benefits and learn how to use those as marketing tools. 3. Understand that data can inform marketing efforts.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Family Child Care
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: This session will focus on financial reporting in Family Child Care Programs. This session is will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Family Child Care
Date: 05/19/2018 Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Planning Transitions to Prevent Challenging Behaviors
Date: 05/21/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this training, participants will learn what a transition is, increase knowledge on the importance of transitions, learn how to develop successful transitions with in the classroom, and understand why transitions are often difficult for teachers and affect the behavior of children.
Instructor: Jessica Vermillion
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/21/2018 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: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/21/2018 Time: 02:00 PM-04:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Lourdes Chavez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 05/21/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/21/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. (Child Care Solutions serves Adams, Blackford, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells Counties. Any session listed with a location of TBD will be held in one of those counties. Please contact us for details.)
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Other, IN


Title: Germ Buster Brigade
Date: 05/21/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: During this workshop participants will discuss how to develop healthy habits in the area of hygiene. Participants will also complete hands on activities that will reinforce the necessary precautions needed to prevent the spreading of germs.
Instructor: Nakia Bonds
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Books Are Not Just For Eating
Date: 05/21/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Do you feel silly reading aloud to an infant? Did you know that the earlier you start reading to an infant, the better? This workshop will give you some basic information about early literacy and language as well as ways to make books a positive experience for infants and toddlers. Reading to infants and toddlers is an easy way to foster secure attachments and help increase infants and toddlers literacy and language skills. Participants will leave with a better understanding of why books are so important and how they can increase opportunities to read to infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Budget Planning-Center Based
Date: 05/22/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn the process for building a budget and how to use that information to make decisions that promote quality programs. Participants will learn how to project business costs, generate additional income, and plan strategically for future goals.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Creative Storytelling with Rocks, Magnets and More
Date: 05/22/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Storytelling is an art that involves many parts including books, props and special techniques to engage the children in the storytelling experience. Explore your creative side by re-imagining stories in a creative way to inspire children to participate, re-tell and, ultimately, create their own stories. Participants will design their own creative storytelling props during the session to take with them.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Connersville, IN


Title: Building the Foundation for Lesson Planning
Date: 05/22/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: There are a lot of pieces to the lesson planning puzzle. We will identify the different things we need to think about when planning lessons for young children, from Developmentally Appropriate Practices to the Importance of Play and everything in between. We will review the different components and describe why they are important.
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Fishers, IN


Title: School's Out, Summers In!
Date: 05/22/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Take your school age summer care to a new level with hands on STEM, creative arts and engaging group games. Kids can still learn while they are having fun
Instructor: Ericka Gergely
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Hammond, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/22/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Transition Toolbox
Date: 05/22/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This training will help you manage transition times during the day with activities and tips to try in your classroom tomorrow.
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Princeton, IN


Title: Math and Science: More than just a Center
Date: 05/22/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Developing Math and Science into the curriculum can be challenging for some. Join us to learn the Do's and Dont's of incorporating Math and Science into all areas of the classroom. This training will help participants to understand the importance of Math and Science in the curriculum. We will explore developmentally appropriate activities, and how to promote the curiosity of children. 
Instructor: Chelsey Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Sullivan, IN


Title: Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 05/23/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 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-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Let them play! Infant/Toddler Spaces
Date: 05/23/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: During this session, participants will discuss how infants and toddlers learn and how the environment and curriculum can support healthy development.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Hartford City, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/23/2018 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: Motor Skills: Creative Activity Planning in the Classroom
Date: 05/23/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Every motor skill a child masters from the time he or she is born will lead to new capabilities and in turn, more motor skills. Reaching these developmental milestones in the area of motor skills are crucial for gaining the independence and function they need to be successful. This training will teach you about fine motor, gross motor, and sensorimotor skills. You will also leave with a wealth of fresh, new classroom activity ideas to keep your children engaged while learning.
Instructor: Samantha Eberhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Mt. Vernon , IN


Title: A Deeper Look at Play
Date: 05/23/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This two hour face to face advanced training will take an in-depth look at play through their your participation in play experiences. We will evaluate analyze the benefits to play through participating and reflecting on play opportunities. We will construct a plan to incorporate more play experiences with in daily activities.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Center Based
Date: 05/23/2018 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: This session will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Mary Ann Cannon
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Versailles, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/24/2018 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: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Summer Learning in Out of School Time
Date: 05/24/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: The equivalent of one month of learning loss occurs over summer break. Help shorten the gap by learning ways you can incorporate fun learning opportunities into everyday summer activities. We will discuss the startling statistics associated with learning loss. We will describe activities and strategies that can be used for intentional learning, and we will give examples of how they can be use in the classroom.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Hope, IN


Title: Call to Adventure: School Age Literacy
Date: 05/24/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Answer the call to adventure and join us for this session, as we explore strategies to enhance your school age literacy programming.
Instructor: Andrea Gerig
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Ouch! Biting Hurts. What Are They Trying to Tell Us?
Date: 05/24/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 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: Sue Ann Nunez
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: 05/24/2018 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: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Scottsburg, IN


Title: Ouch! Biting Hurts. What Are They Trying to Tell Us?
Date: 05/24/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Infants and toddlers communicate through behavior and unfortunately this sometimes includes biting. Understanding what they are trying to communicate when they bite is an important first step in addressing biting incidents. Strategies for responding appropriately to biting incidents as well as working with families will be discussed.
Instructor: Shelly Meredith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Looking at Learning: Portfolios and Assessments
Date: 05/24/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Documenting and Observing is an important part of the curriculum and assessment cycle. Along with discussing ways to gather information about children, we will discuss how to evaluate and use that information to plan and reflect upon your curriculum to help support children's development.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Center Based
Date: 05/25/2018 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: This session will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Serving Families and Children Experiencing Homelessness
Date: 05/29/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will know how to identify families who are homeless. This training will discuss new state policy regarding CCDF eligibility. Providers will be able to support the social emotional needs of children experiencing homelessness and resources will be shared.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3): A Parent-Completed Monitoring System
Date: 05/29/2018 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The ASQ-3 screening system is designed to be completed by parents or other primary caregivers at any point for a child between 1 month and 5 1/2 years of age. The questionnaires can identify accurately infants or young children who are in need of further assessment. This training will provide you with the tools for a clear understanding on every step of the screening process. Ongoing support and technical assistance from Huffer CCR&R staff will be available to help programs through the process.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/29/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Health- Module 2- 4 hrs. (INHS)
Date: 05/29/2018 Time: 05:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Health Module-2 includes related health topics for children. Providers will evaluate their current nutritional practices through a self- assessment and will compare nutritional needs of children based on age. Provider will also discuss and compare allergies versus intolerance to food. This training will also explain how vaccinations work and why it is important to immunize children and adults. Lastly this training will discuss current medication storage and distribution practices. Identify causes of childhood obesity and the link to physical activity. Recognize nutritional requirements for children and promote healthy eating. Describe common food allergies and signs of an allergic reaction. Safely store, administer and properly document the use of medications. Implement strategies to stop the spread of infectious diseases including immunizations. This training meets the Health and Safety orientation training requirements for topic areas: 1. Prevention and Control of Infectious disease (including immunizations) 2. Administration of medication consistent with standards for parental consent 3. Prevention and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Shelbyville, IN


Title: Bananas, Carrots and Peas? Oh My! Transitiong to Solid Foods
Date: 05/29/2018 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Introducing solid foods to infants is recommended when they are developmentally ready. The question is, "How do we know what it means to be developmentally ready?" When and how to offer sold foods in ways that are sensitive to the needs of each infant will be discussed. learn how the ways infants at fed can impact their development. Strategies for working with families in supporting their infant's individual feeding plan will be shared.
Instructor: Carman Norrick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: Strengthening Fiscal Management for Child Care Programs, Financial Reports-Center Based
Date: 05/31/2018 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on building your fiscal management skills and knowledge. Participants will gain knowledge on financial reports that will help them better manage the child care programs’ finances. This session will guide participants through understanding the concept of internal controls and how they can strengthen them to improve program quality.
Instructor: Kristi Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Foundations - Approaches to Play and Learning
Date: 05/31/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 PM
Description: We will review each individual foundation that is found within this content area. Referencing your daily schedule and activities, we will give examples of when the indicators are observed. Finally, we will write an activity you have planned in your learning environment, using this document to identify the foundation which is being met.
Instructor: Vicki Lehman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Multiculturalism in the Early Childhood Classroom
Date: 05/31/2018 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: There is a difference between multiculturalism and diversity. This training will explore those differences.This training will explore the importance of multiculturalism. Participants will receive ideas on how to create a multicultural classroom.
Instructor: Everett Hicks
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN