Title: Hybrid CDA-Foundations to Indiana Academic Standards Part II
Date: 02/13/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Description: The Indiana Foundations for Young Children Birth to Five are a wonderful tool to make sure you are providing activities and experiences that will prepare children for their school experience. This session will review the what, when, and why of the Foundations and explore the content areas of Personal Care, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 15.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Setting the Stage: Creating Safe, Healthy, and Engaging Learning Environments Part 3
Date: 02/13/2016 Time: 09:30 AM-05:00 PM
Description: Quarter One of Four with sessions to support participants in obtaining the necessary hours towards their CDA. This quarter focuses on safety, health and learning environments.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: CPR/First Aid Certification
Date: 02/13/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification
Instructor: Ezohn Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: CPR/First Aid RE-Certification
Date: 02/13/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: American Red Cross RE-Certification CPR/First Aid
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Art Smart
Date: 02/13/2016 Time: 12:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: In this training you will understand the difference between child-directed and adult-directed art and the benefit of both, connections to the foundations, and ideas for materials.
Instructor: Angela Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: Ouch...Biting Hurts
Date: 02/15/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn strategies for reducing & eliminating biting behaviors in young children
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/15/2016 Time: 12:30 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Katherine Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Purposeful School-Age Behavior Guidance
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn new strategies for working with school-agers and addressing challenging behaviors. Includes an hour of technical assistance for a total of 3 hours of training.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Nurturing Early Literacy Environments
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: What can you do to create meaningful early literacy experiences? Come learn how to engage young children not only in meaningful early literacy experiences but also motivating them for successful learning.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 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: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Bonding with Parents in School-Age Child Care
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: TBD
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: A Special Place: Inclusive Child Care in Indiana (6 hours)
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will receive information regarding foundational inclusion-related topics, center licensing regulations that pertain to including children with special needs, basic training skills, the history of disability legislation, and an overview of a social and emotional training that is offered through each child care resource and referral agency.
Instructor: Renee Kinder
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Directors Series: How to Talk with Parents About the Tough Stuff
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Directors will reflect on procedures, policies, and practices regarding effective strategies for center staff to use during having tough conversations with families. This workshop series will also provide an opportunity for directors of child care centers, ministries, and family child care providers to network with other administrators of early childhood settings.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Mixed Age Group Series: Organizing Your Day
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This 3 night series, exclusively for family child care providers, will examine your physical environment, your daily routines, and the experiences you are offering your children. It will give you an opportunity to network with other family child care providers as well. Please register for all 3 nights.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy - Families as Partners
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: This training is based off the Cradling Literacy training from Zero to Three. Come learn new ways to engage and involve families in supporting early literacy skills.
Instructor: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Supporting Relationships and Sensitivity in the Infant
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will provide information on the quality of relationship between child and caregiver and the teacher’s awareness and responsiveness to children’s cues. This is a multi- session 1 of 2, center visits to promote quality teacher child interactions will take place after the sessions
Instructor: Michelle Schuler
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Letting Children Lead
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Does your plan always go according to plan? Why not give the children a chance to have an input? In this training, we will look at allowing and following the children's plan instead of only focusing on what we want to accomplish. This training is inspired by the principles and practices of the Reggio Emilia approach.  
Instructor: Caitlin Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Petersburg, IN


Title: Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3): A Parent-Completed Monitoring System
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The ASQ-3 screening system is designed to be completed by parents or other primary caregivers at any point for a child between 1 month and 5 1/2 years of age. The questionnaires can identify accurately infants or young children who are in need of further assessment. This training will provide you with the tools for a clear understanding on every step of the screening process. Ongoing support and technical assistance from Huffer CCR&R staff will be available to help programs through the process.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Safety and The Digital Age
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: In this training we will discuss topics such as: cyber bulling,sexting,privacy issues,digital responsibility,and more. With ever changing technology it is important for parents and youth workers to know about digital safety and the latest social media trends.
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Tell City, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/16/2016 Time: 01:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: The Runners, Biters, Spitters, and Toddlers, Who Say “No!”
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Jennifer Young from the Ball State Study Center offers a different look about how to address toddler typical behavior. This training will help participants learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior, and how to work with families. Don’t miss the engaging training.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 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: Alissa Mwenelupembe
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: English, IN


Title: Indoor Gross Motor Experience for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Providing active indoor play opportunities is important for children’s health, growth and development. Discover the benefits and outcomes of providing engaging indoor gross motor activities for infants and toddlers. Activity ideas that are supported by the Indiana Foundations will be shared.
Instructor: Jill Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 05:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Greencastle, IN


Title: Charlas
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Come enjoy an evening with other professionals to talk about early childhood. Each month we will have a different topic and speaker. The cost will cover dinner.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Disability Awareness: Caring for Children with Special Needs
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Do you have questions about caring for children with special needs? If so come to this training and you will receive information on foundational, inclusion related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person first language, the benefits of inclusion and resources available throughout the community.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Jasper, IN


Title: Creative Arts and Physical Health and Growth with the NEW Early Learning Foundations
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This session will provide an overview of the revised early learning Foundations which are aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards. We will discuss how early learning programs can create student centered learning environments that will lead to positive student outcomes in Physical Health and Growth and Creative Arts
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Top to Bottom: Fostering Children's Self Esteem
Date: 02/17/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Self-esteem is most likely to be fostered when children are esteemed by the adults who are important to them. This means you! Starting at birth and continuing through young adulthood, self esteem is developing through experiences with personal success as well as failures. Telling children "good job" does not merely promote self esteem. It goes much deeper than that. Join us to discover how you can promote children's healthy self esteem and self image daily for life long results.
Instructor: Alisha Ehle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Everybody Plays: Adapting and Modifying Toys
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learning how to adapt toys and activities to include children of all abilities.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Bluffton, IN


Title: Caring for Children with Special Needs
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-09:30 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Sarah Bailey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Emergent Literacy Curriculum Building (Cradling Literacy mod 3)
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 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: Corydon, IN


Title: Renegade Directors...Changing One Child at a Time!
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Description: In this director's group we will examine the book "Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership" by Maurice Sykes. In the book, Sykes talks about the hills and valleys he has gone through in his professional and personal life. He has used these experiences to present eight core leadership values. We will use this book to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that you need to be a successful leader. We will meet monthly at lunch time and discuss one chapter each month. You must attend the first meeting to attend all of the following meetings.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Family Engagement: Why it Matters in Early Childhood Education-(Management Training)
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Establishing positive, trusting relationships with parents promotes supporting their children’s well-being. Family engagement practices that provides for the ongoing development and learning of both children and parents will be discussed. The family engagement framework adopted by Indiana’s Early Learning Advisory Committee will be shared.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Cultivating Compassionate Classrooms
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: This training session is designed to help learners understand how to enrich children’s lives by walking alongside children as they form compassion.
Instructor: Jessica Taylor
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Marketing Your Program–Building Your Business
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-10:30 PM
Description: Participants will be able to identify key effective-marketing strategies for their programs to help increase their enrollment and retain their current families. This presentation, developed by Tom Copeland, is a series available to home child care providers who have little experience with the business side of child care.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Creating a Welcoming Culture
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: The participants will gain knowledge on creating a welcoming environment that encompasses diversity and provides opportunities for growth and learning.
Instructor: Ezohn Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Social Emotional Building Blocks: Infants and Toddlers CSEFEL Mod 2
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants examine ways to support the social and emotional growth of infants and toddlers. They will take a look at their needs and the role the caregiver plays in meeting those needs.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Wiggles, Squiggles, and Curly Cues: Fine Motor Skills for Young Children
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Developing children's fine motor skills is a stepping stone to future learning. Attend this training to gain information and tools you need to teach these skills to children ages 3 to 5. You will leave with useful, creative, and fun fine motor activities to bring back to your classroom. This training is based on Foundations: Physical Development and counts for the Foundations requirement for Paths to QUALITY™.  
Instructor: Caitlin Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Indoor Gross Motor Experience for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Providing active indoor play opportunities is important for children’s health, growth and development. Discover the benefits and outcomes of providing engaging indoor gross motor activities for infants and toddlers. Activity ideas that are supported by the Indiana Foundations will be shared.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Plymouth, IN


Title: Bonding with Parents in School-Age Child Care
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: TBD
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Vigo County FCC Support Group
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Family Child Care providers come together to network, share knowledge and expertise to support each other, and receive professional development opportunities in order to improve the quality of care provided for children.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Ouch Biting Hurts, What Are They Trying to Tell Us?
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior and how to work with families
Instructor: Katherine Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/18/2016 Time: 12:30 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: Letting Children Lead
Date: 02/19/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Does your plan always go according to plan? Why not give the children a chance to have an input? In this training, we will look at allowing and following the children's plan instead of only focusing on what we want to accomplish. This training is inspired by the principles and practices of the Reggio Emilia approach.  
Instructor: Caitlin Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/19/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 AM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: School Age Summer Fun
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn where in their communities to look for field trips, guest speakers, summer themes and inexpensive ideas. Come to this interactive session and learn about some great ways to keep school agers busy.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Hitting, pushing, hair pulling, OH MY!
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: This training will review the types of challenges you make have with children in child care and ways in which you can manage their behavior.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: How the Environment Effects Behavior
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Find out how positive relationships serve as the foundation for addressing social-emotional needs. When children understand routines and the expectations for their behavior, and when they are engaged in activities that are meaningful, they are less likely to engage in challenging behavior.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Bringing STEM to the Play of Preschoolers
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will explore ways to support preschoolers in integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills in their play.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Columbia City, IN


Title: Designing A Curriculum that Meets All Children's Needs Part 1 and 2
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: What makes a good curriculum? How can you make sure the your program meets children's needs without purchasing a costly curriculum kit? Come and explore the elements of a good curriculum and begin creating a plan that includes all children while meeting the Indiana Foundations. Part 2 uses the knowledge gained from Part 1 where participants will begin to craft a curriculum statement and explore lesson plan formats. Participants will leave with an outline of their curriculum statement and 3-4 lesson planning possibilities.
Instructor: Alissa Mwenelupembe
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series - Part A - Child Development
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-02:00 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: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Book Club: Session 2
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Book Club is a unique training opportunity. Come join us in a relaxed setting as we discuss and reflect upon our current practices in relation to the book.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Safety: In the home and during transportation
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: This training session will provide information on how to keep children safe in a home environment and how to transport children safely in child restraint seats.
Instructor: Shelly Tansey
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: 02/20/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Madison, IN


Title: Universal Precautions/Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Date: 02/20/2016 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: 02/20/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: American Heart
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Outdoor Activities for School Agers
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Summer's on it's way, which means, soon, you will have your after school children all day. What can we do to make the summer meaningful and fun for out older children? Join us to find out! This training includes one hour of on-site technical assistance.
Instructor: Maggie Spear
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Bonding with Parents in School-Age Child Care
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: TBD
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Dectection and Prevention (2)
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 12:30 PM-02:30 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: Angela Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Paoli, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/Infant and Toddler The Importance of Relationships
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will be introduced to The Pyramid Model as a means for identifying strategies that support the relationships infants and toddlers need for healthy social emotional development.
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/Infant and Toddler Responsive Routines, Environments and Interactions
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Description: Participants will be introduced to The Pyramid Model as a means for identifying preventive program practices that support the healthy social emotional development of Infants and Toddlers.
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Informed Practice: Offering What is Best for Children-(Two-part Training Series-Session Two)
Date: 02/20/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 AM
Description: Planning intentionally for children involves knowing where they are at developmentally and what they are capable of learning. Participants will look at how observation, assessment and connecting with parents provides the evidence for planning experiences that fosters children’s learning.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: School-Age Environments
Date: 02/22/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: School agers need an environment that allows for creativity and personal expression, but one that also sets boundaries and clear expectations for use. Come learn ideas for create a school age space that will support school age children in all areas of development.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomfield, IN


Title: Embracing Families (2hr)
Date: 02/22/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will reflect upon their current practices in the area of family relationships and support. Upon reflecting they will research and communicate local community resources that they will become familiar with and how they will use those resources to support families.
Instructor: Katherine Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Markle, IN


Title: Potty Training
Date: 02/22/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The who, what, when, why and how of potty training.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Interest Centers
Date: 02/22/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will explore what the ten interest centers are and what to put in them. How do we make the most of these areas?
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Palestine, IN


Title: "They Won't Eat That" and Other Healthy Eating Myths 
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers may limit children's food choices based on their own preferences and dislikes. Learn how children develop their taste palette and how teachers and parents can influence healthy eating choices. Participants will explore their own taste preferences and have the opportunity taste some healthy snacks!
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: No More Teaching a Letter of the Week: How Young Children Learn the Alphabet
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Are you stuck in the habit of teaching one letter a week in alphabetical order for twenty-six straight weeks?? If you are, this workshop is for you. We will examine why learning letter names and sounds is important and how we should teach the alphabet in early childhood classrooms. It can be difficult to know where to start and how to build a coherent, developmentally appropriate approach to alphabet learning. We will look at a wide range of practices that are aligned with research and that pave the way to a more intentional, coherent approach to teaching letters and sounds. You will find a variety of ways to help children learn letters and sounds in meaningful contexts.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Connecting with Kids-Relationships with School Age Children
Date: 02/23/2016 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: Carmel, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks-Discovering Nature with Young Children
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn how indoor terrarium and planting projects help teachers prepare their classroom for learning. Implementing your current curriculum and the Foundations, young children will learn: Basic skills in scientific reasoning such as prediction and estimation as they investigate the natural world, important language and literacy skills as they communicate their findings, and social emotional skills as the participate in discussions and recount their experiences. Crucial math skills are used as they count, measure, sort, categorize and compare the many plants and animals that they have found in their surroundings. Come and discover nature with us!
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Connersville, IN


Title: Making the Most of Your Music
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-10:30 PM
Description: Learn how music can encourage movement and physical activity. Come and get modifiers for children's songs and learn how to modify actions and words of favorite children's songs.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series-Part B-Observing and Assessing Children (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 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. 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: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Strategies for Supporting Language & Literacy in Infant and Toddlers (Cradling Literacy)
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Teaching infants and toddlers literacy skills can be challenging. Learn how teachers can provide purposeful language and literacy interactions and experiences for the youngest learners
Instructor: Katherine Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy: Using Language and Literacy in Guiding Children's Behavior
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: In this session, teachers will reflect on their attitudes and feelings about challenging behaviors, explore a process to gain a better understanding of challenging behaviors, and discuss strategies for using language and literacy to guide children’s behavior.
Instructor: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 10:30 AM-01:00 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: Michelle Schuler
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Seymour, IN


Title: School Age: Fun with Food Make & Take
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The participants will be able to take back to their programs a model to help school agers learn life skills such as preparing food, reading a recipe, and learning the difference between a measuring cup for liquids versus a measuring cup for other solids.
Instructor: Lourdes Chavez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Bonding with Parents in School-Age Child Care
Date: 02/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: TBD
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Warsaw, IN


Title: Chew on This: A Look at Infant and Toddler Feeding and Nutrition
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training will provide an overview of infant and toddler nutrition and what feeding looks like in group care. Participants will identify what and how often infants and toddlers should be eating, ways to help children identify hunger and full cues, and implementing family style dining, as well identify their own feelings on food and meals.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Let's Go Global Series: Japan & China (2 Hours)
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Based on the National CACFP Sponsor Association 2016 Calendar "Think Globally, Eat Locally", we will focus on the countries of Japan & China and create meals and snacks to introduce new foods. We will discuss creative activities to incorporate into daily routines in child care. This training is open to 4C CACFP sponsored providers ONLY.
Instructor: Kristin Lampkins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/24/2016 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: Nan Malloy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Keeping Kids Safe in Child Care Settings
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Monthly fire drills, appropriate supervision, indoor and outdoor environments, mealtimes, naptimes…what are you doing to keep your children safe? Let's look at some things commonly overlooked in family child care homes, centers, and ministries and work together on a plan to keep our children out of harm's way.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 05:30 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: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Greencastle, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Victoria Matney
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Afterschool Planning Framework
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will identify techniques for planning school age activities, organized in a daily schedule that supports learning and development while keeping school agers engaged.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Indoor Gross Motor Experience for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Providing active indoor play opportunities is important for children’s health, growth and development. Discover the benefits and outcomes of providing engaging indoor gross motor activities for infants and toddlers. Activity ideas that are supported by the Indiana Foundations will be shared.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks: Physical Skills and Personal Care
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will explore various ways to use the Foundations in terms of Physical and Personal Skills. This training will offer some innovative ways to use every day experiences to develop these skills
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Take Transitions from Child Care to School
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 07:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: The participants will investigate different transitions styles from childcare to school.
Instructor: Lourdes Chavez
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Everett Hicks
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Ages and Stages
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will provide an overview of the Ages and Stages screening tool as well as compare what an assessment is vs. a screening. It will provide the opportunity to think through the current practices pertaining to screening children and why screening tools should be implemented in child care settings. Information will also be shared on how to obtain additional assistance with the Ages and Stages screening tool.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Building Literacy into Daily Routines
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Preschoolers need a strong foundation in language and vocabulary to prepare them for future academic success. Participants will learn activities to utilize every opportunity during the day to build language skills.
Instructor: Caitlin Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: English, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Crystal Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Fishers, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Vanessa Vance
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part A - Child Development -Day 1
Date: 02/25/2016 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: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/25/2016 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: Tracy Johns
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: 02/25/2016 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: Social Emotional Building Blocks for Preschoolers-Positive Relationships
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: This training will help participants to learn different ways to build and reinforce positive, supportive relationships with children, co-workers and families. Participants will gain a variety of strategies to use in their programs that will promote wellness and decrease challenging behaviors.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Communicating with Families
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Gain strategies for building strong relationships with families as well as tools and resources for promoting authentic communication, parent involvement and mutual respect with families of children in your care.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Petersburg, IN


Title: Challenging Behaviors, Transitions, and Self Regulation (2 hours)
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Come discuss new ways to deal with children who use challenging behaviors. Learn transition tricks and activities to promote self regulation.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Princeton , IN


Title: The Traumatized Child: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Space in the Early Childhood Setting
Date: 02/25/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In the early childhood setting, children who have witnessed or experienced trauma need a safe, trauma-sensitive space of support. The signs, symptoms and possible causes of early childhood trauma as well as how children may express these experiences in the the early childhood setting will be discussed. Ways of support will also be shared.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 02/25/2016 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, coaching options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/27/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Connecting to School Agers with Music
Date: 02/27/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:15 PM
Description: This workshop will give you ideas on how to integrate different dimensions of music into your after-school program.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Avon, IN


Title: What does Paths to QUALITY look like for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 02/27/2016 Time: 10:30 AM-12:45 PM
Description: This training will give some insight on what Paths to QUALITY will look like in an Infant/Toddler environment. Come learn from a Paths to QUALITY coach. Feel free to bring questions.
Instructor: Rachel Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/27/2016 Time: 09:30 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Dawn Johnson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: The Best I Can Be! Activities to support character development and social interaction in SA
Date: 02/27/2016 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: School-age programs can provide children with many opportunities to work on character development. Staff who are knowledgeable about character development can create program experiences that help individual children bring out their best inner qualities as they interact with peers and adults outside the family. Staff can also use this knowledge to help children make positive contributions to the program, their school, their community, and to the world beyond their community.
Instructor: Krystal Hitchcock
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/Preschool, module 2
Date: 02/27/2016 Time: 10:30 AM-02:30 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: Jessica Rainbolt
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Versailles, IN


Title: The Traumatized Child: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Space in the Early Childhood Setting
Date: 02/29/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In the early childhood setting, children who have witnessed or experienced trauma need a safe, trauma-sensitive space of support. The signs, symptoms and possible causes of early childhood trauma as well as how children may express these experiences in the the early childhood setting will be discussed. Ways of support will also be shared.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Phun with Phonics
Date: 02/29/2016 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Early literacy skills are fundamental for children to become readers. Attend this training to learn new and creative ways to teach those skills.
Instructor: Angela Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Mt. Vernon , IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children-Part C- The Components of Curriculum Day 1 (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 02/29/2016 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: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 02/29/2016 Time: 01:00 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. 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: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: Sensory Input: Too much, Not enough, and Just Right
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Consider how children process sensory information to develop the right combination. Identify the ideal sensory balance to either soothe or stimulate as needed.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Guiding Preschoolers Through Tragedy
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In the wake of any kind of emergency or disaster - large or small - children and adults may feel anxious about their own safety and security. This workshop will address the many ways we can guide children through tragedy and how to handle the anxiety and stress that may follow.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Coping with Conflict in After-school with Technical Asisstance
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training will help identify common causes of conflict in your program and tips to help diffuse conflicts when they occur. This training also includes 1 hour on onsite technical assistance. Certificate will be given after the completion of technical assistance.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Caring For Children with Special Needs
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Cynthia Roberts
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Questions and answers with Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS)
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS) answers questions about services offered to children and families.
Instructor: Tom Hermiz
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Home-Provider School Readiness Activities
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Realizing the parent is the child’s first and most important teacher, this session will explore various ways to engage parents in school readiness activities with their children at home.
Instructor: Ezohn Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Safety and The Digital Age
Date: 03/01/2016 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: In this training we will discuss topics such as: cyber bulling,sexting,privacy issues,digital responsibility,and more. With ever changing technology it is important for parents and youth workers to know about digital safety and the latest social media trends.
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: Planning Transitions to Prevent Challenging Behavior
Date: 03/02/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Transitions times can be chaotic for preschoolers, even though they may know what they should be doing. An important first step is taking the time to evaluate what is working and what is not during transition times. Planning transitions that extend learning for preschoolers will be shared.
Instructor: Myla Rogers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Angola, IN


Title: Dramatic Play: More than Babies and Dishes
Date: 03/02/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In many classrooms the dramatic play area has traditionally been centered in “housekeeping”. However, when we actually watch children play, we see them reinventing scenes that might take place in other areas of life such as gas stations, building sites, or grocery stores. This should tell us, that in order to derive the full benefit from dramatic play as it relates to learning, early educators should “set the stage” throughout the classroom. This workshop will supply ideas for prop boxes in addition to creating a more gender-friendly dramatic play area in your classroom.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Avon, IN


Title: Social/Emotional and Approaches to Play and Learning with the NEW Early Learning Foundations
Date: 03/02/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This session will provide an overview of the revised early learning Foundations which are aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards. We will discuss how early learning programs can create student centered learning environments that will lead to positive student outcomes and students ready for success. This session will focus on two of the content areas: Approaches to Play and Learning/Social Emotional Development
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Who's in the Kitchen with CASY
Date: 03/02/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Who's in the Kitchen with CASY is a workshop designed for the attendee to gain a better understanding of how to safely handle food and prepare simple, quick, and healthy meals. Participants will participate in hands on lessons.
Instructor: Terri Hemminghouse
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Autism
Date: 03/03/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The participants will learn about working with children with disabilities.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Berne, IN


Title: What If Today Was Their Only Day?
Date: 03/03/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this session we will watch Lisa Murphy's keynote address on the theory of multiple intelligences. She puts her spin on Howard Gardener's original theory of multiple intelligences. This training will make teachers take a deeper look into their classroom arrangement, why certain thing are brought in to their classrooms and the importance of individualization.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/03/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Come to get a basic understanding of breastmilk, handling and storing; how to make bottle feeding easier; and how to set policies for breastfeeding that are family friendly and safe. This training includes a one hour onsite TA.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Greencastle, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part A - Child Development -Day 2
Date: 03/03/2016 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: Family Inolvment for School Age Children
Date: 03/03/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: With before and after school care, it may seem more difficult to build relationships with families due to the limited time you are with the children. However, it is still very important to build these relationships. Join us as we look at ways to facilitate effective communication with families of school age children.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Partnering with Infant and Toddler Families
Date: 03/03/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: It is through daily connections made with families about the care and education of their infants and toddlers that successful partnerships are built. Explore how to turn these day-to-day exchanges into partnerships in which working together support the well-being of infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Having Those Hard Conversations
Date: 03/03/2016 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: "They're just playing!" "He comes home dirty!" How to respectfully address those difficult concerns from families.
Instructor: Angela Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: Breakfast and a Book and Beyond
Date: 03/05/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 AM
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: Abused Twice: Once by the Suspect, Once by the System
Date: 03/05/2016 Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: How the system treats the victim after abuse has happened. Part of an all day conference. Contact 1.800.755.8558 for cost.
Instructor: Terry Hall
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN


Title: No Baby Needs to Suffer
Date: 03/05/2016 Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM
Description: Born addicted is a tough way to start life. The damage that can occur from drugs and alcohol can affect a baby the rest of his life. Join me to help understand the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Prenatal Drug Exposure and how these effects can be completely preventable. The demonstrator dolls will help you un-derstand how babies are affected by a mother�¢??s drug or alcohol abuse and how you can help support families. Part of an all day conference. Contact 1.800.755.8558 for cost.
Instructor: Michelle Schuler
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN


Title: Setting the Stage: Creating Safe, Healthy, and Engaging Learning Environments Part 4
Date: 03/05/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-04:30 PM
Description: Quarter One of Four with sessions to support participants in obtaining the necessary hours towards their CDA. This quarter focuses on safety, health and learning environments.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Rachel Yoder
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Brain Basics
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training helps you to understand the basics of the brain's structures and their functions and help teachers to recognize the integrated nature of neurodevelopment and behavior.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Gary, IN


Title: I Am Moving, I Am Learning: Moving with the Brain in Mind (2 Hours)
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Every child has the right to a healthy childhood. I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in young children. IMIL seeks to increase daily moderate to vigorous physical activities intentionally planned and facilitated by adults, and promote healthy food choice every day. This is a fun filled, hands-on, interactive workshop focused on increasing physical activity and promoting healthy nutrition choice for children birth to 5, as well as provide an introduction to motor development concepts from birth-to-five. Participants will get ideas for increasing activity in their program while having fun! Presented by Purdue Extension Must Attend Both 2 hour Sessions
Instructor: Nathan Eckleberry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Holland, IN


Title: Creating Yes Environments
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this workshop we will take a look at the child care environment from the child’s perspective! Children are naturally curious. They experiment, test things out, and they learn a lot from play and exploration. Children aren’t limited by their imagination so why should their teachers and caregivers. This workshop will look at what universal experiences all child care settings need in their environments to set the tone and determine what makes a child say’s, ” YES to Learning”. This hands-on training that will provide information on how engaging activities support healthy social emotional development and reduces challenging behaviors.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 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: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Rough and Tumble Play 101
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Is there a place for this type of play in quality programs for young children? Participants will connect the benefits of these big body experiences to children's development and learning, exploring how to keep it a safe type of play in their programs. (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: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: LaGrange, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 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: Alissa Mwenelupembe
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Paoli, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Dectection and Prevention (2)
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 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: Caitlin Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Petersburg, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/07/2016 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 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: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Tell City, IN


Title: Brain Development in Infancy (PITC Module III)
Date: 03/07/2016 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-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Family Centered Care (2 Hours)
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Does your program welcome and support your families? Find ways to include families, identify their strengths, and build upon them. This training will help participants learn how to build and maintain positive relationships with families, share community resources for families, and develop policies that are family friendly.
Instructor: Alissa Mwenelupembe
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Fort Branch, IN


Title: Beyond Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: We want children to see themselves as smart and self- sufficient. As a teacher you can empower them in their social play. Join this training to explore how to achieve this in your child care.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Stewards of Children
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Course description for Stewards of Children: Ever wanted to make an impact on children's safety and well-being? Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused? Did you know that 90% of children who are sexually abused know their abuser? If you want to stop the abuse, if you want to make a difference, if you want to learn how YOU CAN help please attend this informational training session. You will receive a workbook and tools to use in your community.
Instructor: Heather Wildrick-Holman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Math Counts
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description:
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Knox, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Victoria Matney
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Potty Learning Success
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn appropriate ways to make potty training easier on the child, staff, and the parents. This training will provide participants with the signs of readiness and how to make it a successful venture for everyone!
Instructor: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: Baby Play
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Infant curriculum can be mystifying until we understand exactly how babies learn. We will identify milestones in early development to use as a basis to build meaningful infant curriculum.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
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: 03/08/2016 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: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Rochester, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 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: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Rochester, IN


Title: Safety and The Digital Age
Date: 03/08/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: In this training we will discuss topics such as: cyber bulling,sexting,privacy issues,digital responsibility,and more. With ever changing technology it is important for parents and youth workers to know about digital safety and the latest social media trends.
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Rockport, IN


Title: Lesson Planning in the Infant/Toddler Classroom
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 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: Avon, IN


Title: Afterschool Homework Time That Works
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will gain strategies for offering engaging homework times in school age programs that build study skills, work habits and teamwork.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/09/2016 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: Vanessa Vance
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: 03/09/2016 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: Franklin, IN


Title: Stories: Cause and Effect
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Let's examine how children use stories to process cause and effect. Join us as we examine what children's stories tell us about their knowledge of cause and effect in their environment.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Shaken Baby Syndrome
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 12:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Training focused around understanding infant's crying, which is the main reason for Shaken Baby Syndrome. Participants will understand the impact of Shaken Baby Syndrome on children and facts relating to this form of abuse.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 02:30 PM-04:30 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: Rising Sun, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety, and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Are you My Teacher?: Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care (PITC Module II)
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The training will review the Indiana Licensing Regulations for licensed child care centers regarding Primary Care and Continuity of Care. Participants will learn about basic responsibilities of primary caregiving, important tasks, how continuity of care works, challenges, and how to overcome those challenges to successfully achieve continuity of care for infant toddler programs.
Instructor: Katherine Toro-Masso
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Questions and Answers with the Autism Society of Indiana
Date: 03/09/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This training session will provide participants with information on what resources are in the community for children with autism. This session will be facilitated by the Autism society of indiana
Instructor: Andrea Gilkison
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: White , IN


Title: Adaptations for Success
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Do you have children with specific special needs in your classroom? How can you appropriately engage those children in the learning process? Learn about ways to make adaptations to the care environment and materials to help meet the needs of children with diverse abilities in various classroom settings.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: English, IN


Title: Partnering with Infant and Toddler Families
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: It is through daily connections made with families about the care and education of their infants and toddlers that successful partnerships are built. Explore how to turn these day-to-day exchanges into partnerships in which working together support the well-being of infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Jill Davidson
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: 03/10/2016 Time: 12:30 AM-03:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Ages and Stages (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:45 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. This training will consist of 2 hrs of training and 1 hr of onsite mentoring at the child care facility. Participants will schedule the onsite piece after the completion of the training and will receive a 3 hr training certificate at the completion of the onsite mentoring.
Instructor: Sarah Bailey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Ouch Biting Hurts, What Are They Trying to Tell Us?
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior and how to work with families
Instructor: Katherine Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: ISTAR-KR: A Rating Instrument to Assess Early Childhood Development
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: ISTAR-KR is a derivative of the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards and is aligned to the Indiana Core Standards for Kindergarten in the areas of mathematics, English/language arts and three functional areas, including: physical skills, personal care skills and social-emotional skills. This instrument is comprised of 30 performance threads of progressive skills.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part B - Observing and Assessing Children - Day 3
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 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: Family Centered Care Part 1 (2.5 Hour)
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Does your program welcome and support your families? Find ways to include families, identify their strengths, and build upon them. This training will help participants learn how to build and maintain positive relationships with families, share community resources for families, and develop policies that are family friendly.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Fostering Emotional Literacy In Young Children Labeling Emotions
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training will give providers a better understanding on how implementing strategies that foster emotional literacy supports the child's social and emotional development. Providers will learn how to identify emotions to reduce challenging behaviors in the classroom
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Noblesville, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/10/2016 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: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Scottsburg, IN


Title: Afterschool Homework Time That Works
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will gain strategies for offering engaging homework times in school age programs that build study skills, work habits and teamwork.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Sensory Friendly Classroom
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Come explore the senses! Discuss tips and strategies based on four sensory processing patterns to create an environment that guides children in making more appropriate, meaningful responses to the sensory input they experience every day.
Instructor: Alisha Ehle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Sullivan, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 03/10/2016 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Caitlin Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: Hybrid CDA-Mentoring, Advocacy, and Leadership
Date: 03/12/2016 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: Ouch! Biting Hurts. What are they trying to tell us?
Date: 03/12/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior, and how to work with families.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Greenfield, IN


Title: Ouch! Biting Hurts. What are they trying to tell us?
Date: 03/12/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior, and how to work with families.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Greenfield, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series-Part C-The Components of Curriculum
Date: 03/12/2016 Time: 09:00 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: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Addressing Bullying Behavior: Let's Start in Preschool
Date: 03/12/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 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: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Spring Conference
Date: 03/12/2016 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: Newburgh, IN


Title: Promoting Social Emotional Competence/Infant and Toddler Individualizing Intervention
Date: 03/12/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will be introduced to The Pyramid Model as a means for identifying individual prevention strategies and skill instruction to support infants and toddlers who persistently exhibit challenging behavior.
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/12/2016 Time: 09:30 AM-12:00 AM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/12/2016 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: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: I Am Moving, I Am Learning: Moving with the Brain in Mind (2 Hours)
Date: 03/14/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Every child has the right to a healthy childhood. I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in young children. IMIL seeks to increase daily moderate to vigorous physical activities intentionally planned and facilitated by adults, and promote healthy food choice every day. This is a fun filled, hands-on, interactive workshop focused on increasing physical activity and promoting healthy nutrition choice for children birth to 5, as well as provide an introduction to motor development concepts from birth-to-five. Participants will get ideas for increasing activity in their program while having fun! Presented by Purdue Extension Must Attend Both 2 hour Sessions
Instructor: Nathan Eckleberry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Holland, IN


Title: Introduction to theAges and Stages Tool -CLIMBS ASQ
Date: 03/14/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Discussing the topic of universal screenings and how to use Ages and Stages.
Instructor: Jessica Taylor
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/14/2016 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: Katherine Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Rochester, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children-Part C- The Components of Curriculum Day 2 (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 03/14/2016 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: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Books -n-Babies
Date: 03/14/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Literacy activities for infants & toddlers
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Prevention: Stop Challenging Behavior Before it Starts
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training is designed to give providers tips on how to prevent challenging behaviors in their classrooms before they start. This training will provide insights on how room arrangement, teaching style and consequences help to decrease challenging behavior. This training is part three of a three part series in which providers can learn how to effectively manage classroom challenges.
Instructor: Jessica Rainbolt
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Charlestown, IN


Title: Purposeful Play
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Children learn best through play, but why is play so important? This training will explore the reasons why children learn best through play, and how to ensure the children in your care are obtaining the skills they need. We will help you understand how to make play purposeful as well as appropriate, and examine just exactly what children learn through purposeful play!
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 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: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 03/15/2016 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: Maricela Madden
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Orientation II Spanish-a requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 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: Creating Clubs in After-School
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training will give participants information about what makes a "club" in after-school and strategies for planning implementing clubs in after-school programs.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Make and Take: Spring
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This hand on training will get you thinking outside-of-the-box with activities related to a SPRING theme. You will walk away ready to link activities to the new Indiana Foundations. There is a small fee of $5 for materials.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: High Quality Naptime Routines
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training provides teachers with strategies on implementing a high-quality naptime routine through setting a peaceful mood, creating naptime expectations, and planning rest time activities for those children who do not sleep.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: Introduction to the NEW Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this introduction to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS (Revision 2015), learn how this early learning development framework provides core foundations and skills that children are to achieve at various ages. Explore ways to connect the Areas of Development of the FOUNDATIONS to providing appropriate learning experiences for young children.
Instructor: Tikila Welch
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Nashville, IN


Title: School Readiness
Date: 03/15/2016 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: This session will focus on working with families. We will address specific questions and concerns that frequently arise regarding children's readiness for Kindergarten.
Instructor: Melissa Cooney-Mudd
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Tell City, IN


Title: Caring For Children with Special Needs
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Cynthia Roberts
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Hammond, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/16/2016 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: Michelle Schuler
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jeffersonville, IN


Title: Afterschool Homework Time That Works
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will gain strategies for offering engaging homework times in school age programs that build study skills, work habits and teamwork.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Kendallville, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series: Part 1 Child Development 101 Day 1
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description:
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/16/2016 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 Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Naptime Made Easy: Setting Yourself (and the children) up for Success
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: We will examine ways to turn this potentially stressful time into a soothing experience. Bring your favorite "naptime" book to share.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Partnering with Infant and Toddler Families
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: It is through daily connections made with families about the care and education of their infants and toddlers that successful partnerships are built. Explore how to turn these day-to-day exchanges into partnerships in which working together support the well-being of infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Karla Pedue
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 10:00 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: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Nashville, IN


Title: Respectfully Caring for Young Children
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: This training explores many of the masters' theories of early care and education. Participants will connect theory to practice in building relationships and managing behaviors. Technical Assistance can be provided on site via request.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/16/2016 Time: 06:00 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: Alisha Ehle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Family Centered Care (2 Hours)
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Does your program welcome and support your families? Find ways to include families, identify their strengths, and build upon them. This training will help participants learn how to build and maintain positive relationships with families, share community resources for families, and develop policies that are family friendly.
Instructor: Alissa Mwenelupembe
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Bedford, IN


Title: Visual Schedules
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: What are visual schedules? How do you create them? How do I use them? Join us for this interactive session to help you in implementing this supportive strategy.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Berne, IN


Title: Curriculum & Assessment
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Curriculum includes what children should know and how they should be taught. Assessment is the basic process of finding out what the children in our classroom, individually and as a group, know and can do in relation to their optimum development and to the goals of the program. This workshop will help you evaluate your curriculum and guide you toward more authentic assessment of children�¢??s strengths and needs.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/17/2016 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: Heather Spencer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Moving from sensory overload to sensory engagement using the element of light
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In many ways the typical early childhood classroom is like being in Times Square. Bright colors are everywhere. Noise is constant. Space is confining. Lights glare overhead. This training is designed to help participants understand environmental sensory overload, especially with the element of light, and to offer participants strategies and ideas about moving children’s spaces from sensory overload to sensory engagement.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Greensburg, IN


Title: Understanding School Agers: Cognitive, Physical, Social and Emotional Development Explored
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: One of the most helpful ways to gain an understanding of the needs and interests of youth between 5 and 12 is to examine their development from four different perspectives: 1) Physical Development, 2) Cognitive Development, 3) Social Development, and 4) Emotional Development.
Instructor: Krystal Hitchcock
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Putting It in Writing–Family Child Care Contracts
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will become able to implement well-defined policies and procedures in their home child care business. Policies and procedures are a cornerstone for owning and operating an effective and successful business. The owner, parents, and additional caregivers all benefit from clear policies. This presentation, developed by Tom Copeland, is part of a series available to home child care providers who have little experience with the business side of child care
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 AM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Family Centered Care Part 2 (2.5 Hour)
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Does your program welcome and support your families? Find ways to include families, identify their strengths, and build upon them. This training will help participants learn how to build and maintain positive relationships with families, share community resources for families, and develop policies that are family friendly.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Art Smart
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this training you will understand the difference between child-directed and adult-directed art and the benefit of both, connections to the foundations, and ideas for materials.
Instructor: Angela Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Paoli, IN


Title: Growing Your Business
Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: During this workshop, you will learn and develop a strategy and a written plan on how to describe your child care service, what your legal structure will be, where the child care location will be and why, as well as management, personnel, accounting, insurance, marketing, pricing, and financial needs. By understanding each of these items, you be able to either start or grow your child care business and understand how to receive a return on your investment.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/18/2016 Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 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: Everett Hicks
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Connersville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/19/2016 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: Rachel Lee
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Managing the Infant/Toddler Classroom Environments
Date: 03/19/2016 Time: 11:30 AM-02:00 PM
Description: This training will review learning centers and how to set up your classroom in the most developmentally appropriate way. Providers will also learn classroom management strategies and tools to make their classroom run smoother.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: It's All About Relationships! Exploring Primary Caregiving in Group Care Settings (2.5hrs)
Date: 03/19/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: The relationships young children build with their caregivers in infancy teach them how to develop relationships throughout life, and these relationships can not exist without attachment. In this training we will explore attachment theory, how to be present with infants and toddlers, and how to read the social-emotional cues that tell us what they need. Through videos, discussion, and reflection, we will also take time to think about primary caregiving roles and responsibilities, how to develop a system of primary caregiving and continuity of care, and how to use this system to build real relationships with infants, toddlers, and families.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Book Club: Session 3
Date: 03/19/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 AM
Description: Book Club is a unique training opportunity. Come join us in a relaxed setting as we discuss and reflect upon our current practices in relation to the book.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Designing A Curriculum that Meets All Children's Needs Part 2
Date: 03/19/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Using the knowledge gained from Part 1, we will begin to craft a curriculum statement and explore lesson plan formats. Participants will leave with an outline of their curriculum and 3-4 lesson planning possibilities.
Instructor: Alissa Mwenelupembe
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Loogootee, IN


Title: Universal Precautions/Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Date: 03/19/2016 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 AM
Description: American Heart
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: No More Worksheets???
Date: 03/21/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: In this training you will learn how to use materials and developmentally appropriate practices to teach concrete learners without using worksheets.
Instructor: Angela Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Mt. Vernon , IN


Title: Observations, Recognizing Young Children's Strengths and Needs
Date: 03/21/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Observing children happens all day, every day. What do you do with the observations? How do you document them? This session will explore various strategies to document observations and how to use them.
Instructor: Katherine Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Portland, IN


Title: Understanding Death from a Child's Point of View
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: One of the most challenging concepts to convey to children is the process of death and dying. Learn how children develop an understanding of this challenging concept and how adults can support children's concept development.
Instructor: Jennifer Young
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Anderson, IN


Title: Inclusion Awareness
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Jessica Rainbolt
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Empower Me for a Healthier Future
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training focuses on how to incorporate ways to empower children with a healthier future and discusses ways you can implement it within your program. Join us as we further explore ways to equip children 8-12years old with new attitudes, skills and knowledge about eating better and moving more - for life.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: The 5 Ws of Observation
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This intensive workshop will explain the who, what, when, where, and why (and how) of documenting your classroom observations. It’s about working smarter, not harder.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Take It Outside
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Research shows the benefits for children to spend time outside playing and exploring. Come learn why outside time is so important for young children, and learn activities that will encourage movement outdoors.
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Letting Children Lead
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Does your plan always go according to plan? Why not give the children a chance to have an input? In this training, we will look at allowing and following the children's plan instead of only focusing on what we want to accomplish. This training is inspired by the principles and practices of the Reggio Emilia approach.  
Instructor: Caitlin Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Spanish Safe Sleeping to Reduce the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 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: Steps to School Success - Transitioning to Elementary School
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Child care providers have an exciting opportunity to help children prepare for the transition to Kindergarten. Come and discover how you can support children and families during this time.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Supporting Exploration and Language Development in the Infant Classroom
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will provide information on teacher’s involvement in learning and exploration and supporting language development in infants. This is a mulit- session 2 of 2, center visits to promote quality teacher child interactions will take place after the sessions
Instructor: Michelle Schuler
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Curriculums, Schedules, and Transitions - 2.25hr
Date: 03/22/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training will give you information about the Indiana After-School Standards that relate to programming and activities. It will identify elements of quality school age program and teach you techniques for curriculum planning
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Plainfield, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/22/2016 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: Kari Higgins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Rochester, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 03/23/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson-Houser
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: For Better or for Worse
Date: 03/23/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: By using the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children- Foundations for Social and Emotional Development you are creating the backbone needed for all other areas of development. The attainment of emotional and behavioral regulation as well as the capacity of building relationships are the critical skills that children must have to be ready to learn in any other areas. Join us in exploring how you can teach and support children to enter school prepared to succeed. This training meets the requirement for Introduction to the Foundations.
Instructor: Alisha Ehle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Getting To know Young Children Series: Part 1 Child Development 101 Day 2
Date: 03/23/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description:
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Creating a Professional Development Plan that Works
Date: 03/23/2016 Time: 01:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: Professional Development Plan is a thoughtfully developed guide designed to increase your knowledge, skills, and expertise for working with young children and their families.
Instructor: Ezohn Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Nutrition Building Blocks
Date: 03/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn new strategies for improving nutrition choices and walk away recognizing the impact of good nutrition on other learning areas
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 299-1627
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Moderate to Vigorous Play
Date: 03/23/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will connect how moderate to vigorous physical activity impacts children's learning and development and lifelong healthy habits.
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Plymouth, IN


Title: More Than Math
Date: 03/23/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Itâ??s easy to make math a part of your day! Young children learn basic mathematical concepts through play and every day experiences. Snack times, transition times, and play time all teach these concepts. This workshop will give you concrete ideas to use throughout the day with preschoolers. These ideas, which come from the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards, will help children build the foundation for all later math learning.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Seymour, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/23/2016 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: Alysia Rhinefort
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Tell City, IN


Title: Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: What type of technology do you use? Come reflect on NAEYC's position statement and examine what developmentally appropriate usage of technology looks like. Complete a simple survey to assess current usage in your classroom.
Instructor: Shannon Ford
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Avon, IN


Title: Darkness to Light
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Darkness to Light – Presented by Prevent Child Abuse IN. This award winning program is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is designed for organizations that serve children and youth. (must be age 18 or older to attend).
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 03/24/2016 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: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Brookville, IN


Title: Renegade Directors...Changing One Child at a Time!
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Description: In this director's group we will examine the book "Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership" by Maurice Sykes. In the book, Sykes talks about the hills and valleys he has gone through in his professional and personal life. He has used these experiences to present eight core leadership values. We will use this book to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that you need to be a successful leader. We will meet monthly at lunch time and discuss one chapter each month. You must attend the first meeting to attend all of the following meetings.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Taking Babies Outside (2.5 hour)
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 12:30 AM-03:00 PM
Description: Getting outside with your infants (birth-18 months) should be an important part of every day. Great value is found in the sensory experiences, gross and fine motor play, and just plain fun of being outdoors!
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 10:00 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: Crystal Coleman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Anxiety Disorder in Children
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Participants will identify how anxiety manifests itself at different ages, the role of adults and society in contributing to children's anxiety, and learn sources of help for children who display normal anxiety, anxiety disorders, and personality traits of anxious children. Technical Assistance can be provided via request.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Jasper, IN


Title: The Influence of Culture on Caregiving
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The field of early care and education has become increasingly diverse making the ability to collaborate effectively with families and children essential to providing quality services. Child care professionals will have the opportunity to explore how one's culture influences routines, caregiving style, parenting choices, and professional responses to challenging situations.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Vigo County FCC Support Group
Date: 03/24/2016 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Family Child Care providers come together to network, share knowledge and expertise to support each other, and receive professional development opportunities in order to improve the quality of care provided for children.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Afterschool Homework Time That Works
Date: 03/26/2016 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Participants will gain strategies for offering engaging homework times in school age programs that build study skills, work habits and teamwork.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Nappanee, IN