Title: Promoting Social and Emotional Development-I/T
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: Upon completion of this training, 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: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Alexandria, IN


Title: Inclusion Awareness
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 10:30 AM-01:30 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: Amber Johnson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Batesville, IN


Title: Breakfast & A Book
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: The participant will learn how to include literacy activities each day with the children
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Helping Children in Developing Healthy Habits: Informing Parents About Nutrition
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Partner with parents in helping children to eat healthier. Learn how lesson plans, newsletters and family nights can support parents in understanding nutrition. (This session provides hours toward the annual training requirement for child care programs sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Lisa Bradley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Emergent Literacy Curriculum Building (Cradling Literacy mod 3)
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Participants will discuss how meaningful and purposeful experiences play a central role in children�?�¢??s early language and literacy and how they can create and support these experiences. Participants will explore ways to observe, assess, and plan developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum by using the LEARN approach.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Madison, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/ Preschool: Kids Gone Wild Part 2 of 4
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Upon completion of this 12-hour training series, participants will understand the importance of building relationships, creating supportive environments, and employing social and emotional teaching strategies in order to decrease preschool childrenâ??s challenging behaviors.�  They will also receive an overview of intensive interventions for the children with ongoing and prolonged challenging behaviors.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/Preschool-Kids Gone Wild: PART B
Date: 02/28/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-04:00 PM
Description: These sessions will look at Promoting Social and Emotional Competence while reducing challenging behaviors, making friendships, communication and looking beyond what you know.
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Exploring the Creative Arts with Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Learn ways to implement music, art, and dramatic play in infant and toddler classrooms.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Positive Guidance Practices-Parent/Child Relationship
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Session Three of this 3-part session will focus on parent interactions that support guiding children's behavior.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Cultural Influences on Language and Literacy Teaching Practices
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will discuss how meaningful and purposeful culture influences language and literacy
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Hammond, IN


Title: WEBINAR: Lesson Planning for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Out of ideas on that to plan for your classroom? This training will help you plan and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans for infants and toddlers!
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jeffersonville, IN


Title: Webinar: Director's Management Series Part 1
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Join us as we explore the ins and outs of being a director. It's a touch job but someone has to do it! We will explore relationship building, policies, boards, and how to keep our focus on what's important: children!
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Effective Interest Areas: Math and Manipulatives (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Explore interest areas - learning how to maximize the potential of your indoor play areas.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Rochester, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/02/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety, and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/03/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Bedford, IN


Title: Observing and Assessing Preschool Aged Children (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/03/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Overall, basic information about observation, assessment, and portfolios in early childhood classrooms. Participants will learn how to observe children and will work one-on-one with the trainer on implementing observations in their classrooms. This training will consist of 2hrs of training and 1hrs of onsite mentoring at the child care facility. Participants will schedule the onsite piece after the completion of the training and will receive a 3hr training certificate at the completion of the onsite mentoring.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Voluntary Certification Program Introduction
Date: 03/03/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Voluntary Certification Program (VCP) for Unlicensed, Registered Ministries, is a voluntary participation program designed to increase quality of child care services provided to children enrolled in RCCM. It is also the first step to join Paths to QUALITY. This workshop will help get you started.
Instructor: Amy Matzet
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Charlestown, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/03/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Management Webinar: Supporting Staff completing Observations
Date: 03/03/2015 Time: 01:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: A webinar designed for the unique needs of a director.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part A - Child Development -Day 1
Date: 03/03/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do? Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament. Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field. You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Science Foundations for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/03/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Infants and toddlers are active explorers. They are able to learn about their environments through their senses, such as listening, hearing, touching and hands-on experiences. Learn how you can make these early science experiences fun and make them beneficial in all areas of their development. Take away many wonderful ideas and activities so your infants and toddler can learn about the world around them.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Outside and Loving It!
Date: 03/04/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Outdoor play is critical to Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Embrace the outdoors and resond to chidren's natural curiosity. Discover the benefits of and ways to implement more outdoor play.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/04/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcareâ??s Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: RECIPE for Growing Healthy Children Part B
Date: 03/04/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training introduces child care providers to positive practices that will transform your child care program from "feeding children" to "growing healthy children." This session will cover the "C" for create delicious and nutritious meals and snacks and I for "Involve" children in food and fun. Must attend session A and C.
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/04/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Kim Hardin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Safe Sensory Play for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/04/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Come and learn some exciting ways to incorporate sensory play into infant and toddler child care programs. Come prepared to do some (messy and non-messy) hands on activities! We will also discuss safety issues, environment set up and the benefits of sensory play.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Introduction to the Reggio Emilia Approach
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn a basic understanding of Reggio practices, the Reggio belief system, and how they might incorporate some of those ideas into what they already do.
Instructor: Tikila Welch
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Ellettsville, IN


Title: Sensory: the Whys and Whats of Sensory Play
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:15 PM
Description: The phrases "it's so messy" and "why do they have to do this" are two of the most common phrases that accompany sensory play. In this training child care providers will learn the why children need to have sensory play and what they can use for sensory play. Please come prepared to share sensory ideas from your classroom.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Day in the Life of a Two Year Old: The not so terrible two's
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: What does a Two's room look like? This training will focus on developmental milestones of two year olds, how to plan appropriate experiences, and look at typical v. atypical development. This training is designed for centers and ministries.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Understanding the Active Child-ADHD
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: An overview of young children that have ADHD. We will discuss ways to create Inclusive Environments as well as making adaptations to meet the needs of children we care for.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Logansport, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/05/2015 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: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Developmental Milestones
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Knowing what is appropriate at different stages of development is very important for building expectations and writing lesson plans. Join us in looking into how to use these milestones and what certain behaviors may mean in regard to these milestones!
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: This child care start up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center or ministry setting and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help with the decision making process for participants to choose which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Plainfield, IN


Title: Beyond a Peanut: Manage Food Allergies in a Child Care Setting
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Beyond a Peanut: Manage Food Allergies in a Child Care Setting-Not sure where to begin in providing a safe environment for your children with food allergies? Begin with this training. It is designed to teach safety principles to minimize and manage risk for children with food allergies.
Instructor: Terri Hemminghouse
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Puppets, Flannel Boards, and Finger Plays, OH MY!
Date: 03/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Bring back those puppets, flannel boards and finger plays that so many of us have put into storage. Breathe new life into these versatile literacy tools and learn to grab children's attention and keep them engaged as they become story tellers who love to act out and retell stories, keep their hands busy during transition times, and learn to love story times.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Breakfast and a Book and Beyond
Date: 03/07/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Come enjoy a children's book, the sharing of activities to go along with the book, and great networking with your peers. Also this month, join the CASY Food Program to learn great ways to tie your literacy learning into fun cooking experiences for your children. Participants do receive the book of the month, but space is limited so please be sure to register ahead of time.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series-Part B-Observing and Assessing Children (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/07/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Assessment fits into every good program and helps providers gain valuable knowledge about a child's individual development and learning. Join us for Part B of the "Getting to Know Young Children Series" as we look at the process of observing children and implementing meaningful child assessment. Please note: you must attend Part A before being able to attend Part B. Learn the purpose of assessment, what areas of development should be assessed, appropriate times to assess, and how we gather, compile, and share the information. In addition to these 2 hours of training, participants will receive 2 hours of onsite technical assistance from an expert that will count as training. This training and technical assistance package is designed to help participants as they learn and implement the process of child assessment.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Universal Precautions/Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Date: 03/07/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Heart
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: 40.00
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: First Aid
Date: 03/07/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: American Heart
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: 40.00
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Sense-Ability
Date: 03/07/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-04:00 PM
Description: Get the facts & fiction about ADHD & autism and take away strategies to us in the classroom, learn how to integrate multi sensory experiences in the classroom, and take a close look at strategies to use in the classroom regarding autism.
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Ages and Stages
Date: 03/09/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Join us for an information session regarding the Ages and Stages. Participants will have an improved knowledge of the benefits of screening all children in care. You will understand the difference between screening and assessment. You will also gain a familiarity with the Ages and Stages.
Instructor: Sarah Bailey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Fun with Foundations
Date: 03/09/2015 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn how to embed the Foundations into everyday happenings
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Orientation I
Date: 03/09/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn the licensing requirements.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers
Date: 03/09/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Infants and Toddlers deserve their own curriculum! This doesn't have to mean purchasing or creating a separate curriculum for them, but it does mean that they need more than a "watered down" preschool curriculum. Through discussion and small-group work you will explore what a true infant and toddler curriculum should look like, learn how to evaluate your current curriculum or select one that is best for your program, and create strategies to apply the elements of your curriculum so that every infant and toddler will FLOURISH in your care.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Looking at Learning: Portfolios and Assessments
Date: 03/10/2015 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: Bloomington, IN


Title: It' Easy! Yoga for Kids!
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Want to literally STRETCH children's minds and bodies? Try a little yoga…Breathing calms and soothes, poses build stronger, healthier bodies. Wear comfy clothes and learn some basics to take back to your classroom!
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: What is Developmentally Appropriate for School Age Programs?
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will have the information to implement programming that responds to the needs and interest of school-age children.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Connersville, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part A - Child Development -Day 1 (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do? Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament. Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field. You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Book Nook: Social Emotional Topics in Children's Literature
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: How often do you teach social emotional concepts throughout the day?  Do you like to be creative but do not have the time?  Children must be taught proper techniques for things like using self-control, and one way to do that is through the use of children’s literature.  Each training will examine specific books, different each session.  Some topics include naming feelings, bullying, friendship, hitting, biting, and self-esteem.  The participants will have the opportunity to make props to go with each book for use in circle time or throughout the day. Perfect for teachers new to the field or teachers who are ready to spice up their tool belt!
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Nuts & Bolts of Food Allergies
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description:
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Griffith, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/10/2015 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: WEBINAR: Connecting Families to Resources
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This webinar is full of resources to assist you and the families in your child care.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part A - Child Development -Day 2
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do? Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament. Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field. You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Bullying and the Child with Special Needs
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: What do I do when my child with special needs is being bullied? What can I do to help prevent my child with special needs from being bullied? These questions and more will be discussed during the presentation.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Beauty in Bloom
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Gather together and enjoy hands on activities that are focused around Easter and the spring season. We will explore activities dealing with literacy, numeracy, science, dramatic play and creative arts.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Nutritional Building Blocks
Date: 03/10/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Nutrition is a child`s blocking blocks to a healthy life. Good nutrition plays a part of all learning areas. This training will introduce strategies for improving nutrition choices
Instructor: Kara Elkins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Spencer, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/11/2015 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: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Bedford, IN


Title: Happy, Sad and Anywhere in Between (Social Emotional Literacy)
Date: 03/11/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Communication is more than listening, speaking, reading and writing. In this session you will explore social-emotional literacy and it's importance to learning. Learn strategies to help children understand their emotions and build social-emotional competency.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Quit Acting Like a Baby: Age Appropriate Discipline
Date: 03/11/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Reflect on the ways you perceive childrenâ??s behavior and what you bring to the table from your experiences. Which behaviors are age appropriate and how do we guide children to gain the skills they need? Bring an open mind and find ways to accept that you have the option to change your attitude!
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/11/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Amber Johnson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Spanish Safe Sleeping to Reduce the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/11/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Los participantes aumentarán su comprensión de un medio ambiente seguro para dormir para los bebés, recién nacidos hasta los doce meses de edad. Se hará hincapié en la creación de una zona de dormitorio y de reducción de riesgos de estrategias seguras y saludables para el Síndrome de Muerte Súbita del Lactante (SMSL) y la prevención de la muerte accidental. Este entrenamiento es un requisito previo al servicio que satisfaga la Ley Pública 162-205 para obtener la licencia en casa, así como los estándares de elegibilidad de proveedores proveedores de origen certificadas (CCDF) Vale. Se alienta a los proveedores de cuidado infantil de todos los ajustes a asistir a esta capacitación gratuita.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/11/2015 Time: 06:00 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: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) A deeper look at a STEM Curriculum
Date: 03/11/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Sue Bayley, Outreach Coordinator for the Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University, will be presenting STEM topics. Come and learn how you can use STEM in your daily routine and curriculum.
Instructor: Sue Bayley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: School-Age Summer Programming Part II: Planning a Dynamic SACC Program
Date: 03/11/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will 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: Mind in the Making Session 3
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Join us on a journey into the science of early learning. How can families and teachers give kids the life skills they need to cope in our multi-tasking, multimedia, modern world? This series will cover the 7 essential life skills every child needs from Ellen Galinsky's book Mind in the Making. Session 3 of the Mind in the Making series will focus on Skill 4: Making Connections and Skill 5: Critical Thinking. Participants are not required to attend session 1 or 2 in order to attend this training.
Instructor: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Connections: Nature and Behavior
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Does the full moon really make children act crazier than normal? A weather front moving through? It's too hot to go outside? What does this to the children in your care? Are these ideas real or old wives tales? Come explore the connection between nature and the well being of the children in your care.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Maricela Madden
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: School-Age Summer Programming Part II: Planning a Dynamic SACC Program
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will 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: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Nurturing Our Infants and Toddlers-Quality Time (Session One)
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Through this three-part series, participants will connect how creating a routine with infants and toddlers that focuses on spending quality time with them offers natural opportunities to observe and learn more about each child in their care. This first session addresses quality time.
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Kendallville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 02:30 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Using Developmental Checklists
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Join as we investigate various developmental checklists and look at how we can use these to more effectively lesson plan and manage our classrooms.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Introduction to the Foundations
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5. The FOUNDATIONS assist adults in providing developmentally appropriate activities for young children that will support the child's growth and development. This interactive workshop will support many of the learning opportunities that you already provide to young children and will serve as a framework for further planning.
Instructor: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/12/2015 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: Amber Johnson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Rising Sun, IN


Title: Rolling Down Hills: Look Out for Learning!
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Rough and tumble play is an important learning experience for children. However, roughousing, horseplay, wrestling, and climbing are all words of concern in child care. We all want to provide a safe learning environment, but for children rough and tumble play is an important part of development and learning. Join us to see why rough and tumble play is important and how it can be incorporated in your program.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Supportive Responses to Troubled Parent-Child Relationships: Part 1
Date: 03/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Child care professionals have a unique window into families' strengths and challenges in their daily work. Providers may wonder how to best support warm and nurturing relationships or how to strengthen the connection between parent and child and ensure the child's safety. These sessions present strategies that child care providers can use to support positive parenting and to intervene when providers witness a troubles interaction between parent and child.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy-The Role of Meaningful Experiences in Supporting Early Language and Literacy
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 08:00 AM-10:00 AM
Description: This training will explore how every day routines and experiences within a child's environment work to offer experiences meaningful to language and literacy. With each individual child in mind, how do we create these meaningful moments? Take a look at your role, as the caregiver, in turning the simple to substantial.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Alexandria, IN


Title: Spring Conference
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 07:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Annual conference with 2 workshop sessions and 1 keynote. Training credit is reflected on certificate depending on how many and what workshops trainee attended.
Instructor: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Centerville, IN


Title: Hybrid CDA-Mentoring, Advocacy, and Leadership
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Description: Early care and education is an extremely diverse field, with young children being taught and cared for daily in such varied settings as child care centers, family child care homes, church ministries, and schools. Caregivers also make up a very diverse group with many levels of experience and education. Today's young children will be tomorrow's parents, doctors, teachers, and religious and civic leaders. But do we as a country care enough about our children and their well-being to invest in them during their early years? This session will explore the areas of mentoring and advocacy in early care and education in the United States.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 15.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series-Part C-The Components of Curriculum
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 08:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: Join us for Part C of the "Getting to Know Young Children Series" as we look at the components of curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Please note: you must attend Part A and Part B before being eligible to Part C. These 6 hours of training include the following topics: how young children learn, how to encourage learning and development through planning an appropriate curriculum, exploring different curricula, and working with families. Participants will improve their teaching skills and learn how to make their environment a caring community of learners through the use of a planned curriculum.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Dancing With Trees
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn how to include nature activities each day with the children
Instructor: Kimberly Hendricks
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Knox, IN


Title: Relationships Form a Solid Foundation
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-04:00 PM
Description: This full day session will allow participants the opportunity to explore how forming positive relationships with both children, families and staff can develop a solid foundation for work and children's growth and development.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Mishawaka, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/14/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Winchester, IN


Title: Active Circle Times With Preschoolers
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will experience developmentally appropriate Circle Time activities that get the minds and bodies of preschoolers moving. (This session provides hours toward the annual requirement of training for child care programs sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Auburn, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives and awards.
Instructor: Rene Withers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series: Part 1 Child Development 101 Day 1
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description:
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Decatur, IN


Title: Developing Self Regulation Skills: Birth - Age 5
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 06:15 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: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn about Indiana'a Quality Rating System
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 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: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Webinar: Director's Management Series Part 2
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Join us as we explore the ins and outs of being a director. It's a touch job but someone has to do it! We will explore relationship building, policies, boards, and how to keep our focus on what's important: children!
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Guidance and Discipline with Infants and Toddlers in Group Care (PITC Module I)
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will gain an understanding of the goals of socialization, guidance and discipline, and how caregivers can become more effective in guiding children when they become more aware of their own guidance and socialization techniques. The training will help participants develop strategies to help children build inner self-controls and self-esteem.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Is Anybody Ready?
Date: 03/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Transition time can be fun and exciting for both the children and the teacher. Join us to discuss strategies on how to help Toddlers transition. 
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part 1A - Child Development (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/17/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do? Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament. Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field. You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Lesson Planning and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Date: 03/17/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Take a look at your lesson plan with Developmentally Appropriate Practice in mind. Discover new ways to plan fun, creative, activities for children of all ages
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Danville, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part B - Observing and Assessing Children - Day 3
Date: 03/17/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Assessment fits into every good program and helps providers gain valuable knowledge about a child�¢??s individual development and learning. Join us for Part B of the �¢??Getting to Know Young Children Series�¢?? as we look at the process of observing children and implementing meaningful child assessment. Please note: you must attend Part A before being able to attend Part B or Part C. Learn the purpose of assessment, what areas of development should be assessed, appropriate times to assess, and how we gather, compile, and share the information. In addition to these 2 hours of training, participants will receive 2 hours of onsite technical assistance from an expert that will count as training. This training and technical assistance package is designed to help participants as they learn and implement the process of child assessment.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Rainbows to Rembrants
Date: 03/17/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Join us for a fun art class! We will be getting ideas and making art around the theme of rainbows. Bring your own ideas and walk away with creative activities for your preschool age classroom.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Making it Happen: Individualized Care, Small Groups (PITC Module II)
Date: 03/17/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Young children are unique individuals with varying temperaments, rates of development, and interests. Participants will develop caregiving strategies appropriate to each child`s unique needs and gain an understanding of how individualized care and small groups foster the attachment to caring adults which is critical to both the intellectual and the social development of infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy-Building Teachers' Skills to Nurture Early Language and Literacy From Birth to Five
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the importance of stories to development and explore ways to create meaningful early language and literacy experiences.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Promoting Learning Through An Engaging Physical Environment (Management Training)
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Giving attention to the physical spaces being offered to children is essential to their growth and development. This train-the-trainer session will focus on how to share information with staff on the organization and use of space that provides children with meaningful learning experiences.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Renegade Directors...Changing One Child at a Time!
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Description: It’s OK NOT to Share… and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids was named one of the Best Parenting Books of 2012 by Parents magazine reviewer. Put another way, it’s about learning limits, rough housing and taking turns. These 29 Renegade Rules guide you through some of the most misunderstood aspects of early childhood. Try these time-tested tools to help your staff to help children be assertive, prevent bullying, take risks, love literacy, cope with tough feelings and handle explosive energy. The information is backed up by solid child development science, these “renegade rules” give practical answers to everyday challenges and may just turn everything you thought you knew about raising kids upside down. Be prepared to change your mind. This has been turned into a monthly training series for directors. We will meet monthly at lunch time and discuss a chapter at a time.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Positive Behavior Support
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training covers the various mechanics involved in behaviors. Participants will learn the use of positive behavior supports, review the components of a PBS and closely examines how to apply this in their practice.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Orientation II Spanish-a requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 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: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Amazing 4 & 5 Year Old's!
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Pre K children are changing and growing toward a whole new world, how do we balance DAP and expectations of parents and school districts? We will look at developmental milestones for this age group and how we can best prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead?
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: La Porte, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part B - Observing and Assessing Children - Day 4
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Assessment fits into every good program and helps providers gain valuable knowledge about a childs individual development and learning. Join us for Part B of the Getting to Know Young Children Series as we look at the process of observing children and implementing meaningful child assessment. Please note: you must attend Part A before being able to attend Part B or Part C. Learn the purpose of assessment, what areas of development should be assessed, appropriate times to assess, and how we gather, compile, and share the information. In addition to these 2 hours of training, participants will receive 2 hours of onsite technical assistance from an expert that will count as training. This training and technical assistance package is designed to help participants as they learn and implement the process of child assessment.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Making the Most of Infant and Toddler Routines (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: This training will discuss how caregiving routines provide opportunities for caregivers to build a close personal relationship with each child while attending to each childs individual physical, emotional, and developmental needs. When carried out in a safe, healthy and responsive manner and without haste, routines create learning opportunities, allowing time for the child to participate, develop skills, and share the joys of communication.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Communicating with Families
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Parents entrust preschools with their most precious possessions --- their children. Communication between parents and preschool leaders and teachers can go a long way towards helping children grow to reach their potential. Join us as we discuss the best ways to communicate!
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Stories of Science: Webinar Part 3
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This training takes a unique look at science. Teresa Matlock will help providers explore ways to help children think out cause and effect as well as constructing stories. Participants will also receive technical assistance with this three part training.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/18/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Let's Celebrate: The Month of the Young Child Activities
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This workshop will focus on activities that show support for early learning in our community by promoting early literacy programs, thanking teachers who care for our children, and working to ensure that our public policies support early learning for all young children.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Cedar Lake, IN


Title: Observations & Assessments (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: This training will give participants tips on observing children. Participants will utilize information from observation and formal assessments to inform the development of learning materials, activities and environments for individuals and groups. You will then learn how to turn those observations into meaningful lesson plans developed for the individual needs of the children.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Charlestown, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/Module 2
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Upon completion of Module 2, participants will understand the importance of building relationships, creating supportive environments, and employing social and emotional teaching strategies in order to decrease preschool children's challenging behaviors. They will also receive an overview of intensive interventions for the children with ongoing and prolonged challenging behaviors.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Greenfield, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/19/2015 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: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: WEBINAR: Hiring Practices and Managing Programs
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Learn tips and techniques to help in the hiring of staff.
Instructor: Cathy Flynn
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: School Age Forum
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this training, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions regarding school age topics. As a group we will discuss the topics facing school age care.
Instructor: Rob Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Jasper, IN


Title: Nurturing Our Infants and Toddlers-Comfort in Routine (Session Two)
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Through this three-part series, participants will connect how creating a routine with infants and toddlers that focuses on spending quality time with them offers natural opportunities to observe and learn more about each child in their care. Session Two addresses comfort in routine.
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Kendallville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-07:15 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Infants and Toddlers deserve their own curriculum! This doesn't have to mean purchasing or creating a separate curriculum for them, but it does mean that they need more than a watered-down preschool curriculum. Through discussion and small-group work you will explore what a true infant and toddler curriculum should look like, learn how to evaluate your current curriculum or select one that is best for your program, and create strategies to apply the elements of your curriculum so that every infant and toddler will FLOURISH in your care.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/19/2015 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: Rachel Yoder
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Mishawaka, IN


Title: Harmonizing Cultural Diversity for Sensitive Infant Care
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will understand the importance of how children develop their sense of self and how culture impacts it. Participants will be provided a chance to examine their own cultural beliefs.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system.  You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards. Required session to participate in Paths to QUALITY. Introduction for enrollment into PTQ. Learn about statewide PTQ. Learn about procedures and process.
Instructor: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Paoli, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention (2 hours)
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This 2 hour training includes the 1 hour training created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, and provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Petersburg, IN


Title: Serving it Safely: Food Safety and Sanitation in your CACFP Kitchen
Date: 03/19/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Do you prepare meals and snacks for your child care children? If so, food safety needs to be the tops priority in your food service. This training will give you best practices in providing a safe and sanitary food service to your children.
Instructor: Terri Hemminghouse
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Cicero, IN


Title: School-Age Summer Programming Part II: Planning a Dynamic SACC Program
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will 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: Happy, Healthy Eating for Infants/Toddlers
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will explore providing positive eating experiences that will set infants/toddlers on a path to healthy nutritional habits. (This session provides hours toward the annual training requirement for child care programs sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: I Said To Share!
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: One of the hardest concepts for toddlers to understand is how to share. What does this look like? How can we promote sharing in our environments? This interactive workshop will give you the tools you needs to have a more peaceful child care environment for your children and you.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcareâ??s Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 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: Amber Johnson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Curriculum, Schedules and Transitions for School Agers
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: This training will reflect on what you should consider when designing a curriculum for your after-school programs, and we will walk you through a method of curriculum design intended to incorporate individual program concerns and goals. Come and learn how to structure your program so students have daily choices about how they will spend their time.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Learning Environments for School Aged Children (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: In this training, we will investigate how the school age environment affects the behavior of the children in your program. We will examine room arrangement, materials, and scheduling to help improve your environment and encourage positive behaviors. This training will consist of 2hrs of training and 2hrs of onsite mentoring at the child care facility. Participants will schedule the onsite piece after the completion of the training and will receive a 4hr training certificate at the completion of the onsite mentoring.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/21/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-04:30 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: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Considering a Career in Child Care?
Date: 03/23/2015 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: How do I turn my love for children into a career? It's hard to know what is out there and where to start. Many people choose child care as a career without knowing much about their options. This workshop will help individuals who are considering child care as a profession by discussing the different types of careers along with the education requirements for each of the career choices.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/23/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: More than Just Routine (PITC Module II) (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/23/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will help develop the understanding that care giving times are opportunities for focused one-on-one interactions and that care giving routines are connected to cultural & family values which need to be respected
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 03/23/2015 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/23/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 524-4533
Location: Bedford, IN


Title: Bring out the Michaelangelo, Beethoven, Pavlova in your Children
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Fine arts is not just about gluing and making crafts. Using the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children, learn ways to include fine arts in your daily activities. Come ready for music, dancing, dramatic and interactive activities.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Brookville, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part A - Child Development - Day 2 (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do? Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament. Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field. You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Creating Special Moments with Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Special moments should occur more often than celebrating children’s birthdays or developmental milestones. This professional development program will help you discover how to create special moments with infants and toddlers every day. Learn how to turn diaper changing and other routine tasks into special moments that you share with each child
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part C - The Components of Curriculum - Day 5
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Join us for Part C of the "Getting to Know Young Children Series" as we look at the components of curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Please note: you must attend Part A before being eligible to attend Part B or Part C. These 6 hours of training include the following topics: how young children learn, how to encourage learning and development through planning an appropriate curriculum, exploring different curricula, and working with families. Participants will improve their teaching skills and learn how to make their environment a caring community of learners through the use of a planned curriculum.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Defiant & Destructive
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Strategies for working with children that have mental health challenges
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: School Age Activities in a Ministry Setting
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Join us to get some refreshing school age activity ideas from a director of youth in a ministry setting. This is a great opportunity for ministry providers to come together and network and leave with some great, new ideas!
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Kristin Cofield
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Nashville, IN


Title: Off to a Good Start--Planning Your Home Child Care Business
Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about starting their child care program and employing practices that raise the level of professionalism, provide for sustainability of their business, and protect themselves and the families in their care. This presentation, developed by Tom Copeland, is part 1 of a 4-part series available to home child care providers who have little experience with the business side of child care.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Seymour, IN


Title: Parenting Counts Handling Stress
Date: 03/25/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This workshop focuses on the causes of stress in infants and young children. Participants will under-stand more about their role in helping young chil-dren learn to calm themselves when they are stressed. The workshop covers both the danger of too much stress in early life and the benefits of learning healthy warts to deal with stress.
Instructor: Emily Roth
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/25/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Connersville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 03/25/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana`s quality rating and improvement system.  You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Amber Johnson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Promoting Learning Through An Engaging Physical Environment (Management Training)
Date: 03/25/2015 Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Giving attention to the physical spaces being offered to children is essential to their growth and development. This train-the-trainer session will focus on how to share information with staff on the organization and use of space that provides children with meaningful learning experiences.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/25/2015 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: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Goshen, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/25/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/25/2015 Time: 06:00 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: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Child/Infant CPR AED
Date: 03/25/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-09:15 PM
Description: The Heartsaver Pediatric CPR AED Course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the Four Steps of Pediatric First Aid and modules in
Instructor: Tina Richter-Sweat
Cost: 40.00
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: The Parallel Universe of School Age
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The similarities between early childhood and school age are prevalent. In this training, we will examine those similarities and discuss how what you're doing in your early childhood classrooms can be used in your school age classrooms.
Instructor: Rob Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Bedford, IN


Title: Guidance and Discipline: What does it look like for infants and toddlers?
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Overview of guidance and discipline for infants and toddlers and how positive learning environments can prevent challenging behaviors.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Playground regulations: Is my playground safe?
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will gain knowledge regarding Center regulations around playgrounds.  Meet with a child care center consultant and gain a better understanding of what regulations are and how to ensure your playground is safe for children.
Instructor: Jeanette Tromley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Faith Based Curriculum in Early Childhood Programs (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Faith Based Curriculum will help Registered Ministries identify some of the ways that children can be spiritually nurtured in the most appropriate manner. You will also walk away able to discriminate between developmentally appropriate and inappropriate faith-based curricular experiences for children; as well as plan developmentally appropriate, active learning faith-based experiences for young children
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Mind in the Making Session 4
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Join us on a journey into the science of early learning. How can families and teachers give kids the life skills they need to cope in our multi-tasking, multimedia, modern world? This series will cover the 7 essential life skills every child needs from Ellen Galinsky's book Mind in the Making. Session 4 of the Mind in the Making series will focus on Skill 6: Taking on Challenges and Skill 7: Self Directed, Engaged Learning. Participants are not required to attend sessions 1, 2, or 3 in order to attend this training.
Instructor: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Nurturing Our Infants and Toddlers-Observing to Learn (Session Three)
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Through this three-part series, participants will connect how creating a routine with infants and toddlers that focuses on spending quality time with them offers natural opportunities to observe and learn more about each child in their care. Session Three addresses observing to learn.
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Kendallville, IN


Title: Making Your Policies Work for You
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: From payment collecting to sick leaves, effect policies are a must-have for any business. Providing clear information is important whether you are discussing what activities the children participated in that day or the rates you charge. Participants will learn how to establish effective contracts and policies specific to their child care program.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Martinsville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Amy McKee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Miami, IN


Title: Who, What, Why? Exploring Social Studies
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Learn inquiry-based teaching strategies that can be implemented in all classrooms to support children in learning aligned with Social Studies Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children Birth-Age 5
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Monticello, IN


Title: Communicating with Parents
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Establishing positive relationships with parents and families is a much needed part of working with children. We will discuss ways to communicate with parents while promoting their involvment in their child's education.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Marketing the Paths to QUALITY Advantage
Date: 03/26/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn how to market your child care program and utilize the resources provided on the tool kit CD. This training will provide an opportunity for you to share ideas with your colleagues, discover free and affordable ways to market your business, and learn how to put your best foot forward with potential clients.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-3 to 5 Year Olds (English/Language Arts)
Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at the Content Area, English/Language Arts to support preschoolers in becoming competent speakers, listeners, readers and writers.(Training meets Paths to QUALITY requirement for introduction to the FOUNDATIONS)
Instructor: Kimberly Swain
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Angola, IN


Title: Helping Children in Developing Healthy Habits: Informing Parents About Nutrition
Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Partner with parents in helping children to eat healthier. Learn how lesson plans, newsletters and family nights can support parents in understanding nutrition. (This session provides hours toward the annual training requirement for child care programs sponsored by Early Childhood Alliance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.)
Instructor: Lisa Bradley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Auburn, IN


Title: Behavior Busters - 2 hr
Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Need some help in understanding disruptive behavior? Come to this session to learn new teaching strategies about challenging behaviors with children 3-5 years. We will also take a look at ourselves and our environment.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Avon, IN


Title: Determining the Meaning of Behaviors
Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 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: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Avon, IN


Title: Addressing Bullying Behavior: Let's Start in Preschool
Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 09:15 AM-12:15 PM
Description: Participants will learn what constitutes bullying and explore strategies for creating an environment in which preschoolers can safely express feelings and be supported as problem-solvers.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Plymouth, IN


Title: Cabin Fever
Date: 03/28/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: It's winter...Do you have cabin fever? Come to this interactive training! You will get to participate in some activities that you can do on those cold, snowy days when everyone is stuck inside.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Portland, IN


Title: Head Lice, Bed Bugs & Other Itchy, Scratchy Things
Date: 03/30/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This training is a rather fun, informative training which talks about the 5 most common "critters" that plague us. They include bed bugs, head lice, scabies, pin worms and ring worm. We will discuss how they are transmitted, symptoms, and treatment.
Instructor: Patty Bernardi
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Chesterton, IN


Title: Getting To know Young Children Series: Part 1 Child Development 101 Day 2
Date: 03/30/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description:
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Decatur, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/30/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Supporting the Breastfed Baby in Child Care
Date: 03/31/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the health impact of breastfeeding for moms & babies and why breastfeeding matters in the child care setting.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Foundations Sensory
Date: 03/31/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: It doesn't take lots of money to create classroom fun and activities. Use items you already have and be CREATIVE! Participants will learn about the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children Birth-Age 5. The FOUNDATIONS assist adults in providing developmentally appropriate activities for young children that will support the child's growth and development. This interactive workshop will support many of the learning opportunities that you already provide to young children and will serve as a framework for further planning.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Danville, IN


Title: Building Resilience
Date: 03/31/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Do you have what it takes to overcome life's struggles? Are you feeling overwhelmed in your life? Learn what you can do to become more resilient and better teach the children in your care to become more resilient. We will cover relationships, internal beliefs, initiative, and self control.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part C - The Components of Curriculum - Day 6
Date: 03/31/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Join us for Part C of the "Getting to Know Young Children Series" as we look at the components of curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Please note: you must attend Part A before being eligible to attend Part B or Part C. These 6 hours of training include the following topics: how young children learn, how to encourage learning and development through planning an appropriate curriculum, exploring different curricula, and working with families. Participants will improve their teaching skills and learn how to make their environment a caring community of learners through the use of a planned curriculum
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks: No Quick Fixes Part 2
Date: 03/31/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: 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. This is part 2 of a series.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Disability Awareness
Date: 03/31/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Need more information about caring for children with special needs? If so come to this training and you will receive information inclusion related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person first language, the benefits of inclusion and resources available throughout the community.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Fingerplays and Early Literacy for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 03/31/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Early literacy is the foundation for early childhood learning success. Early literacy skills begin to develop in the first 5 years of life, and this class will be a hands-on exploration of early literacy rich environments. We will discuss how the use of books and fingerplays enhances literacy develop and participants will walk away with fingerplays to use in their classroom!
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Plainfield, IN


Title: Transitions: The Glue that holds the day together!
Date: 04/01/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Let's take a new look at these important times of the day! Transitions can make or break us. Re-invigorate yourself and learn how to walk with children through the many transitions that are in their day. Make transitions an everyday learning experience and not an everyday anxiety producer!
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/01/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Kim Hardin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Technology Tools, Interactive Media, Oh, My! Appropriate Use of Technology in the Classroom
Date: 04/01/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development in the classroom and at home. Learn best practices and practical ideas of interactive, digital learning for infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age. (Bring your own digital device for hands-on learning, but not required.)
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Rethinking Seat Work and Ditto Sheets with DAP
Date: 04/01/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are a must in every early childhood setting. This training will explain how to create a child centered program with Developmentally Appropriate learning activities for the children in your care.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Reading Aloud to Young Children: Intentional and Interactive Instruction
Date: 04/02/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Reading aloud is the foundation for literacy development. This training provides an introduction to the read-aloud process and how to enhance your read-aloud interactions with children. We will discuss the importance of providing intentional instruction of robust vocabulary and emergent literacy skills as part of an interactive read-aloud.
Instructor: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Working with Children on the Autism Spectrum
Date: 04/02/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Autism at your Finger Tips - What is Autism? If you are not familiar with the early signs of autism, this training is for you. You as an early childhood professional may be the first to notice signs of autism. Early intervention for children that have autism is critical. Know the signs, know the resources, and know your role in the puzzle of autism.
Instructor: Mary Roth
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Greenwood, IN


Title: Painting Outside the Box
Date: 04/02/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will elaborate on the art form of painting for infants and toddlers. Participants will learn why art is important and how to make it developmentally appropriate. Participants will also explore multiple paint mixtures, what to paint with, and paint on. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” - Pablo Picasso
Instructor: Sadorah Anderson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/02/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: This child care start up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center or ministry setting and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help with the decision making process for participants to choose which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Nashville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives and awards.
Instructor: Kristin Cofield
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Autism: ABA Clinic
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Autism will be examined with a special guest from the ABA Clinic. Join us as we answer your questions and get to the bottom of Autism.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Putnam, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety, and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Relationships with School Agers
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The healthy development of self-esteem and character values are very important to society. If we do not properly nurture these characteristics in children it will affect the world around us. In this interactive workshop we will examine the downfalls of low self-esteem and the possible outcomes of not properly implementing positive character values in children. Also you will learn strategies to build relationships with school agers in your program.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part B - Child Development (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Assessment fits into every good program and helps providers gain valuable knowledge about a child`s individual development and learning. Join us for Part B of the `Getting to Know Young Children Series` as we look at the process of observing children and implementing meaningful child assessment. Please note: you must attend Part A before being able to attend Part B or Part C. Learn the purpose of assessment, what areas of development should be assessed, appropriate times to assess, and how we gather, compile, and share the information. In addition to these 2 hours of training, participants will receive 2 hours of onsite technical assistance from an expert that will count as training. This training and technical assistance package is designed to help participants as they learn and implement the process of child assessment.
Instructor: Melissa Schneider
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Working with 3 Year Old Children
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Three Year Olds! Aren't they fun! Interesting! Full of new ideas? If you work with 3's let's get together and talk about what is happening with their brain development at this age. What should I be looking for in their overall development, those fabulous milestones! Join us for an interactive discussion and workshop about where they are and what to do with these amazing little people!
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Danville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/07/2015 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: We Care For Breastfed Babies
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: During this training participants will gain a basic understanding of how to properly store and handle breastmilk, behaviors typical of a breastfed baby, and how to make bottle feeding easier for breastfed babies. We will also discuss the health impact of breastfeeding for moms & babies and why breastfeeding matters in the child care setting. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to make a breastfeeding friendly child care program.
Instructor: Tracy Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Parent Conferences
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Communication is key when working with families. Conferences are a great opportunity for parents and care givers to come together and plan for a child's education. Join as we explore what this may look like.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Huffer CDA Pathway
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is a nationally recognized credential awarded to individuals who have demonstrated competency through both experience and education in working with young children ages 0-5. The CDA Credential is awarded to infant/toddler child care teachers, preschool teachers, family child care providers and home visitors. The alternative training pathway combines theory and practical experience for work with young children and their families. Trainings include child development, child behavior and guidance, children with special needs, planning early childhood learning environments, ECE curriculum, and working with parents. There are a variety of options for students to meet their CDA professional development needs. Staff at Huffer will help you complete the process with career counseling and portfolio completion. Come to this informative training to find out more about the CDA and the Huffer CDA pathway.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: School Readiness: Are our children ready?
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: School Readiness? Are our children ready? Ensuring that children are ready for successful school experiences is one of the most pressing issues in early childhood policy and practice. School readiness involves more than just children. School readiness is about children, families, early environments, schools, and communities. This workshop will highlight the issues around school readiness and ideas for home-school-community connections, as well as tools to evaluate your programâ??s curriculum and philosophy.
Instructor: Amy Matzet
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Washington , IN


Title: Exploring Primary Care and Continuity of Care (PITC Module II)
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The training will review the Indiana Licensing Regulations for licensed child care centers regarding Primary Care and Continuity of Care. Participants will learn about basic responsibilities of primary caregiving, important tasks, how continuity of care works, challenges, and how to overcome those challenges to successfully achieve continuity of care for infant toddler programs.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Floyd, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-09:30 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: Victoria Matney
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/08/2015 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: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: TBA, IN


Title: Brain Development in Infancy (PITC Module III)
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will understand the impact stress has on brain development and early learning. There are critical points in time for babies and toddlers to learn certain things. Participants will explore emotional development and learn the seven ways to support brain development.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/09/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Clark, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/09/2015 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: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jennings, IN


Title: Resolving Conflicts with Parents
Date: 04/09/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: There is bound to be disagreements at some point when working with families and their children. This training examines healthy ways to address conflict.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Bringing in the Outdoors
Date: 04/09/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: From birth, children develop a growing sense of wonder about the world around them, "How does this work? What will happen if I push my cup of milk to the edge of the table?" Learn to embrace the young explorers in your classroom. Together, we will discover ways to encourage curiosity in free play and in structured activities.
Instructor: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Princeton, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy mod 2:
Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Participants will discuss how early language and learning and literacy develop from birth and how it can be nurtured and supported. Participants will also discuss the developmental stages of second language acquisition and the strategies to support it. Family engagement in early language and literacy development will be discussed.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Interpersonal Communications: Directors
Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-11:45 AM
Description: Learn about communication and how your style will affect and influence those you work with. Take some simple test and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Hybrid CDA: Code of Ethics; Embracing Diversity/Anti-Bias Education
Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-04:30 PM
Description: Embracing diversity requires understanding what culture is and how it influences child-rearing practices and behavior. Knowing your own cultural beliefs and values is fundamental in providing quality care for ALL children and their family. The heart of anti-bias education is a vision of a world in which all children are able to blossom and each child's particular abilities and gifts are able to flourish.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Infant Toddler CSEFEL: Relationships (6 hours)
Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 08:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: In this module, participants will discover the importance of relationships to the social emotional development of infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Holland, IN