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


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


Title: 22 To Do
Date: 04/01/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: The participants will learn about using 3 classroom items to create 22 different activities.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Hartford City, IN


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


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


Title: Fun with Foundations
Date: 04/02/2015 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn how to embed the Foundations into everyday happenings
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Orientation I
Date: 04/02/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn the licensing requirements.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part C - The Components of Curriculum - Day 6
Date: 04/02/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Join us for Part C of the "Getting to Know Young Children Series" as we look at the components of curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Please note: you must attend Part A before being eligible to attend Part B or Part C. These 6 hours of training include the following topics: how young children learn, how to encourage learning and development through planning an appropriate curriculum, exploring different curricula, and working with families. Participants will improve their teaching skills and learn how to make their environment a caring community of learners through the use of a planned curriculum
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


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


Title: Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-Birth to 3 year Olds (Science)
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at the Content Area, Science identifying multi-sensory experiences that invites infants/toddlers to explore, experiment and observe. (Training meets Paths to QUALITY requirement for introduction to the FOUNDATIONS)
Instructor: Jill Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Auburn, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Curious Counters
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In the early years of life, infant and toddlers begin to explore their world, a world which relies on mathematical concepts and science to build a foundation for further learning.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Hobart, IN


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


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-07:15 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


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


Title: Marvelous Moms
Date: 04/06/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Tired of doing the same Mother’s Day activity year after year? Come out and see what new activities you may be able to implement in your centers focused on our marvelous moms! Leave with new lesson plan ideas!
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


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


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Melissa Chalman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Berne, IN


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


Title: School Readiness: Are our children ready?
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: School Readiness? Are our children ready? Ensuring that children are ready for successful school experiences is one of the most pressing issues in early childhood policy and practice. School readiness involves more than just children. School readiness is about children, families, early environments, schools, and communities. This workshop will highlight the issues around school readiness and ideas for home-school-community connections, as well as tools to evaluate your programâ??s curriculum and philosophy.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Brownstown, IN


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


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


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Maricela Madden
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: School-Age Summer Programming Part III: Happy, Healthy Summer Meal Plans
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Proper nutrition makes for happier, healthier school-agers. Learn about developmental physical changes and nutritional needs per age-group and gender, and special summer time considerations. Issues relating to youth obesity and body image will be discussed. (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: 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: 04/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Management Webinar: Supporting Staff Completing Child Observations
Date: 04/07/2015 Time: 01:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: A webinar designed for the unique needs of a director. Child observations are an important part of education. How do you support your staff in completing and understanding child observations? Registration is needed a minimum of 48 business hours before the webinar.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


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


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


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


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


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcareâ??s Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jeffersonville, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part B - Observing and Assessing Children - Day 4
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: Assessment fits into every good program and helps providers gain valuable knowledge about a childs individual development and learning. Join us for Part B of the Getting to Know Young Children Series as we look at the process of observing children and implementing meaningful child assessment. Please note: you must attend Part A before being able to attend Part B or Part C. Learn the purpose of assessment, what areas of development should be assessed, appropriate times to assess, and how we gather, compile, and share the information. In addition to these 2 hours of training, participants will receive 2 hours of onsite technical assistance from an expert that will count as training. This training and technical assistance package is designed to help participants as they learn and implement the process of child assessment.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/08/2015 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: Exploring Primary Care (PITC Module II)
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The training will review the Indiana Licensing Regulations for licensed child care centers regarding Primary Care and Continuity of Care. Participants will learn about basic responsibilities of primary caregiving, important tasks, how continuity of care works, challenges, and how to overcome those challenges to successfully achieve continuity of care for infant toddler programs.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: Ages and Stages
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Developmental and social-emotional screening tool for children from one month to 5 Ã`Ã??Ã?½ years. Highly reliable and valid, ASQ looks at strengths and trouble spots, educates parents about developmental milestones, and incorporates parentsÃ??Ã?¢?? expert knowledge about their children
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/08/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for children. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and strategies to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This training is open to all but required for licensed and CCDF home providers at this time. This presentation satisfies the requirements for Public Law 16-2005, requiring all licensed child care home providers and legally licensed exempt home providers accepting CCDF vouchers.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: TBA, IN


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


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/09/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jeffersonville, IN


Title: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children
Date: 04/09/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is a workshop designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility. Each participant will be inspired to take personal responsibility in preventing this epidemic. Stewards of Children facilitates discussion about the incidence and consequences of abuse, and presents information about child protection policies and reporting mandates.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


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


Title: Bringing the Outside In!
Date: 04/09/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Are April showers ruining your outdoor plans? Interaction with nature doesn’t have to be limited to sunny days! Find simple ways to bring the outdoor elements inside to your classroom. Nurture your children’s natural connection and love for the outdoors, even when the weather isn’t so cooperative. This training is based upon the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards. (Science skills) It meets the requirements for FOUNDATIONS training for Paths to QUALITY™.
Instructor: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Princeton, IN


Title: Introduction to the Foundations
Date: 04/09/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5. The FOUNDATIONS assist adults in providing developmentally appropriate activities for young children that will support the child's growth and development. This interactive workshop will support many of the learning opportunities that you already provide to young children and will serve as a framework for further planning.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
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: 04/11/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Childhood Chatter Event
Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 08:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: A community wide event sponsored by WDS focusing on early childhood and family engagement
Instructor: Kimberly Hendricks
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: SPANISH - Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-12:00 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 the free training.
Instructor: Yully Ortega
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Seymour, IN


Title: Using Language and Literacy in Guiding Children's Behavior
Date: 04/13/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: In this session, Using Language and Literacy in Guiding Children's Behavior, teachers will reflect on their attitudes and feeling about challenging behaviors. Participants will discuss and explore strategies for using language and literacy to guide children's behavior
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Webinar: Director's Management Series Part 3
Date: 04/13/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Join us as we explore the ins and outs of being a director. It's a touch job but someone has to do it! We will explore relationship building, policies, boards, and how to keep our focus on what's important: children!
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Ins and Outs of Good Circle Time
Date: 04/13/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The real goal of circle time is far more than teaching children to sit and listen — it is to help children join together and form a community. Learn what makes circle and group times successful. This lesson offers tips and ideas for gathering children together and keeping them involved.
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Social Emotional Building Blocks-Friendship skills and Problem Solving
Date: 04/14/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the importance of building relationships, creating supportive environments, and employing social and emotional teaching strategies with young children. These strategies will assist children in the development of their social and emotional competencies in order to keep challenging behaviors from beginning.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Connersville, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy: Early Language and Literacy
Date: 04/14/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: We will discuss early language and literacy development from birth, the influence of culture on teaching language, and how we can partner with families to strengthen children`s literacy skills.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Book Nook: Social Emotional Topics in Children's Literature
Date: 04/14/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: How often do you teach social emotional concepts throughout the day?  Do you like to be creative but do not have the time?  Children must be taught proper techniques for things like using self-control, and one way to do that is through the use of children’s literature.  Each training will examine specific books, different each session.  Some topics include naming feelings, bullying, friendship, hitting, biting, and self-esteem.  The participants will have the opportunity to make props to go with each book for use in circle time or throughout the day. Perfect for teachers new to the field or teachers who are ready to spice up their tool belt!
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Eat Your Colors
Date: 04/14/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training will help you with describing ways to include variety in your diet. Design and plan gardens with variety.
Instructor: Kristin Lampkins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: It's a Small World
Date: 04/14/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Social Studies is the study of people and cultures. Young children learn about their world through exploration and talking about their immediate surroundings. As children grow, the world around them also grows. Using the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards, this class will help to teach children about time, history, the impact people have on the world`s environments, how people live, work, get along with others and solve problems.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/14/2015 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: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/14/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Preventing Challenging Behaviors
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:45 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Learn strategies to prevent challenging behvaviors in your classroom.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Orientation I Spanish-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Esta guarderia arranque taller ofrece una vision general de los participantes que estan interesados en comenzar el negocio de cuidado de ninos en un hogar, el centro o el ministerio y es la primera parte de una serie de dos partes. Cubre los requisitos reglamentarios, recursos y algo de informacion sobre las practicpantes de la salud, la seguridad y los negocios. Sirve para ayudar en la toma de decisiones de los participantes para elegir el tipo de atencion que desean ofrecer.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Foundations Music and Movement
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: It doesn't take lots of money to create classroom fun and activities. Use items you already have and be CREATIVE! Participants will learn about the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children Birth-Age 5. The FOUNDATIONS assist adults in providing developmentally appropriate activities for young children that will support the child's growth and development. This interactive workshop will support many of the learning opportunities that you already provide to young children and will serve as a framework for further planning.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/15/2015 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: Allergies and Asthma
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Achooo! Sneezes and coughs, allergies or asthma? Either way, you might have children not feeling well in your care. When it's hard to breathe, it can be hard to learn and play. Come learn about the basics of respiratory allergies and asthma.
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: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tracy 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: 04/15/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: North Vernon, IN


Title: Outside Time is Learning Time
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This workshop will look at exploring your own attitude about outdoor play, identify the benefits of outdoor play for young children, and identify barriers and solutions to using the outdoor environment and inspiring creative thinking for enhancing the outdoor curriculum
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks: No Quick Fixes Part 3
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn the definition of challenging behavior and why children use challenging behaviors. Participants will be provided with practical guidance approaches when working with children with challenging behavior. This is part 3 of a series.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: IPass: Unplugging Your School Age Child from Technology
Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: From IPhones and IPads to computers and TVs, our children spend hours a day glues to a screen. Many schools are moving from books to IPads , and children will increase screen time even more. Join us to find out why it is important that we unplug our school age child, take away activity ideas that do not include technology, and gain resources to share with families on reducing screen time.
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: 04/15/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: Renegade Directors...Changing One Child at a Time!
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Description: It’s OK NOT to Share… and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids was named one of the Best Parenting Books of 2012 by Parents magazine reviewer. Put another way, it’s about learning limits, rough housing and taking turns. These 29 Renegade Rules guide you through some of the most misunderstood aspects of early childhood. Try these time-tested tools to help your staff to help children be assertive, prevent bullying, take risks, love literacy, cope with tough feelings and handle explosive energy. The information is backed up by solid child development science, these “renegade rules” give practical answers to everyday challenges and may just turn everything you thought you knew about raising kids upside down. Be prepared to change your mind. This has been turned into a monthly training series for directors. We will meet monthly at lunch time and discuss a chapter at a time.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Centerville, IN


Title: The Building Blocks to Early Literacy for Infants, Toddlers and Two's-Talk
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Discover the impact that talking with infants, toddlers and twos can have on eventful success in reading and writing. Learn how to help young children build skills in vocabulary and phonological awareness and interest in print.
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
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: 04/16/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/16/2015 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: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Melissa Chalman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Managing Challenging Behaviors
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn practical strategies to prevent and address challenging behaviors. Practice strategies and teaching methods that work to promote friendship skills.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Jasper, IN


Title: More Than Just Mess (Mini Monets)
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: The participants will gain knowledge about early art experiences as they apply to the Foundations.
Instructor: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana`s quality rating and improvement system.  You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Amber Johnson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Madison, IN


Title: School Age: Part 1 Environments
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: A quality program provides an environment that feels safe, comfortable and has appealing interest areas. The after-school environment includes a variety of indoor and outdoor space and is equipped with age appropriate materials and supplies. This session will provide school age providers with ideas for learning centers, homework areas and learning field trips. School age providers will learn effective communication ideas and ways to provide developmentally appropriate activities for the ages of children served.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Afterschool Rage: Dealing with Difficult Children
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Discover unique concepts that address strategies to prevent and resolve difficult children and situations school age professionals may face during their program. Methods will be addressed from the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention System,Treating the Tough Adolescence by Scott Sells and What do you do with the Mad that you Feel workshop by Family Communications.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Community Resources: Finding What You Need
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: There are so many resources in the community but sometimes we struggle to find these hidden gems. This experience will expose you to some of the many resources that are in the community for you and the families you serve.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Playground regulations: Is my playground safe?
Date: 04/16/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will gain knowledge regarding Center regulations around playgrounds.  Meet with a child care center consultant and gain a better understanding of what regulations are and how to ensure your playground is safe for children.
Instructor: TBD Trainer
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Nashville, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/17/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Orientation Training Part 1 (OT1) is the first session of a 2-part series preparing participants for the child care licensing process. OT1 includes information about: safety tips and guidelines, guides to set up an early childhood environment, the general licensing processes, forming a business plan, & resources to research low interest loans or grants. Workshop participants may attend OT2 to continue the family child care licensing process or orientation training in Indianapolis to become a registered ministry or licensed center. This workshop is optional for unlicensed registered ministries; however we encourage all interested parties to attend.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy-The Role of Meaningful Experiences in Supporting Early Language and Literacy
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 08:00 AM-10:00 AM
Description: This training will explore how every day routines and experiences within a child's environment work to offer experiences meaningful to language and literacy. With each individual child in mind, how do we create these meaningful moments? Take a look at your role, as the caregiver, in turning the simple to substantial.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Alexandria, IN


Title: Shaken Infant Syndrome
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM
Description: participants will gain knowledge and resources concerning the prevention of child abuse
Instructor: Sandy Runkle
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN


Title: The Impact of Trauma
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Description: We will examine the effects of abuse and how it has impacted children and their families. We will discuss various interventions and resources offered to assist them in recovering from these traumatic experiences. Conference is free contact amatzet@sieoc.org for the cost of lunch.
Instructor: Meg Hornsby
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN


Title: Bounce: Down is Inevitable, Up is a Choice
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 08:30 AM-10:00 AM
Description: Chad Varga, was “the son of an alcoholic and drug addict and the product of divorce, poverty, abuse, and neglect, Chad was destined to be a statistic. Instead he rose above it all to graduate from college and become a professional basketball player. Then, at the height of his career with the promise of wealth before him, he left it all to pursue a greater purpose: “helping others achieve their dreams no matter the obstacles before them.”(www.chadvarga.com) His presentation will chronicle the story of his mother’s addiction and how substance abuse and neglect could have changed the course of his life. He will and empower and inspire those in attendance to take action on behalf of the youth in our community. Conference is free contact amatzet@sieoc.org for the cost of lunch
Instructor: Chad Varga
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN


Title: Conscious Discipline®
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Description: Conscious Discipline® teaches us strategies to help us manage the stress, engage our brains, and find our inner brilliance. By integrating Brain Smart® Strategies throughout the day we create an optimal learning environment that fosters safety and I interdependence among students, teachers, and parents. FOR CONFERENCE PRICING CONTACT AMATZET@SIEOC.ORG
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Floyds Knobs, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/18/2015 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: Muncie, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 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: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: EatPlayGrow Curriculum Workshop and Gardening with Purdue Extension
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: "EatPlayGrow is a science based curriculum designed to give facilities learning opportunities that are interactive and engaging. The lessons are designed to either stand alone or be incorporated in existing programming. They are also designed to teach children the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect their health: nutrition, physical activity and sleep. Join us as we dive hands on into this curriculum. We will also be joined by Purdue Extension for a hands on gardening demo."
Instructor: Terri Hemminghouse
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Garden Adventures
Date: 04/18/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: This training will focus on growing, learning about fruits and vegetables, harvesting, preparing, and tasting fruits and vegetables, and networking with parents to expand garden adventures from childcare to home.
Instructor: Kristin Lampkins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Washington, IN


Title: Positive Guidance Practices-Age Appropriate Behavior
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Session One of this 3-part series will focus on understanding what behavior is appropriate for a child's age.
Instructor: Jill Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Albion, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn about Indiana'a Quality Rating System
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Exploring STEM in Infant/Toddler Environments
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: In this fun and interactive training, participants will learn how to incorporate the principles of STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) into the infant and toddler environment.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Webinar: Transitions: How to Get from Here to There
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Transitions are part of life. For children, we want to make all transitions go as smoothly as possible. We will address transitions throughout the day, as well as from one care setting to another.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Building Relationships with Challenging Children
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Relationships are at the heart of early children. It is important to form secure relationships with children, but sometimes it can be hard to form relationships with challenging children. Learn ways to support children and support yourself in building relationships with those challenging children.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Nashville, IN


Title: Social Emotional Development for InfantsToddlers and their Families (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Defines and discusses social-emotional development and the typical skills that emerge across the first three years of life. In addition, an introduction to the stages of parent development, from the prenatal period through the toddler years is provided. This module also assists child care professionals in identifying children whose social-emotional development needs more in-depth observation and support.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN


Title: Communicating with Baby Signs
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Want to start sign language with your infants and toddlers? Understand how children than can hear benefit from learning sign language. Learn when and how to start sign language in your program and how you can involve parents in the signing process for better communication with infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Rensselaer, IN


Title: Rethinking Seat Work and Ditto Sheets with DAP
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are a must in every early childhood setting. This training will explain how to create a child centered program with Developmentally Appropriate learning activities for the children in your care.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/20/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Melissa Chalman
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Working with 3 Year Old Children
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Three Year Olds! Aren't they fun! Interesting! Full of new ideas? If you work with 3's let's get together and talk about what is happening with their brain development at this age. What should I be looking for in their overall development, those fabulous milestones! Join us for an interactive discussion and workshop about where they are and what to do with these amazing little people!
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: How Child Care Providers Can Support School Age Reading Development
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Learn how you can help support reading development in school-agers during child care hours.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children Series Part 1B - Child Development (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do? Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament. Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field. You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children-Part C- The Components of Curriculum Day 1 (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Join us for Part C of the "Getting to Know Young Children Series" as we look at the components of curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Please note: you must attend Part A before being eligible to attend Part B or Part C. These 6 hours of training include the following topics: how young children learn, how to encourage learning and development through planning an appropriate curriculum, exploring different curricula, and working with families. Participants will improve their teaching skills and learn how to make their environment a caring community of learners through the use of a planned curriculum.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Vanessa Vance
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Danville, IN


Title: Inclusive Child Care Policy, Procedure, and Practices
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: This training is aimed at the development and implementation of high quality supportive, inclusive practices in early care and education. This training will outline the benefits of inclusive child care from a practical and ethical point of view.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: English, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/21/2015 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: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-10:30 AM
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: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Understanding the Active Child-ADHD
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: An overview of young children that have ADHD. We will discuss ways to create Inclusive Environments as well as making adaptations to meet the needs of children we care for.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: IMIL: Body Language
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Learn the movement vocabulary that supports children in achieving movement milestones. Participants will understand the verbal cues to engage and encourage children in a wide variety of movements.
Instructor: Suzanne Milligan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Markle, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Youth Development/working with School Age Children
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: This Training will cover the following topics:discussion of youth development,observations,individual differences,and guidance skills for working with school-age children.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Monticello, IN


Title: Webinar-Preparing to Renew the Child Development Credential
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The CDA Credential is valid for three years from the award date. This webinar will walk you through the process.
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system.  You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards. Required session to participate in Paths to QUALITY. Introduction for enrollment into PTQ. Learn about statewide PTQ. Learn about procedures and process.
Instructor: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Newburgh, IN


Title: Effects of Tobacco
Date: 04/21/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are in the top three leading causes of preventable death and disease in the United State today. When a person smokes, they are not only hurting themselves but also those around them. This session will cover the effects of tobacco use on the body, the dangers of secondhand smoke and resources for beginning a tobacco free lifestyle.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention (2 hours)
Date: 04/21/2015 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: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: Ages and Stages
Date: 04/22/2015 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: Recognizing Children with Special Needs: Observation to Assessment
Date: 04/22/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will look at how observation, developmental screening and formal assessment can lead to early intervention services for children. Information about the developmental screening tool, Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3) will be shared.
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Charlas
Date: 04/22/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Come enjoy an evening with other professionals to talk about early childhood. Each month we will have a different topic and speaker. The cost will cover dinner.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/22/2015 Time: 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Anna Fillmore
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Jeffersonville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/22/2015 Time: 02:30 PM-03:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Eco Friendly Child Care
Date: 04/22/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the benefits of having an ECO friendly child care
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Language Development for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 04/22/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: This webinar will explore language development. Participants will discuss ways to encourage language for young children.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Getting the Most out of Picture Books
Date: 04/22/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Picture books are great to use with any age. Explore how to bring these stories to life and get the most out of your literacy time.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Caring for Children with Special Needs
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn the history of special education and their role in caring for children with special needs.
Instructor: Nicole Wysong
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Granger, IN


Title: Relationship-based and Reflective Supervision for Organizations
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Programs can make significant progress towards achieving the goals of providing high quality services, hiring and retaining a skilled team of professionals, and building a high functioning organization by establishing a relationship-based and reflective workplace. This training will provide some tools leaders need to begin this process which include using the techniques when working with and evaluating staff. This training is open to anyone who manages 3 or more staff.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Greencastle, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, coaching options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Suzanne Milligan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Huntington, IN


Title: Relationships with School Agers
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The healthy development of self-esteem and character values are very important to society. If we do not properly nurture these characteristics in children it will affect the world around us. In this interactive workshop we will examine the downfalls of low self-esteem and the possible outcomes of not properly implementing positive character values in children. Also you will learn strategies to build relationships with school agers in your program.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Embracing Drama Queens - Exploring the Fine Arts of the Foundations
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: This training will provide tips and techniques on how to implement dramatic play through storytelling, games and dramatic play centers.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Helping Families Cope with Stress
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Parents and families face a variety of stressors in their lives. And, when working with children, you are working with families. Come and join us as we take a look at ways to support families through those more difficult times.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Social Emotional Development
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Based on the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards and CSEFEL this training will provide you with activities and ideas to embed social emotional activities in your lesson plans and daily schedule.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: New Albany, IN


Title: From the Sandbox to the Boardroom
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The skills that children learn through play will benefit them all the way to the boardrooms in their future. We will look at the importance of play to children's physical, social and cognitive development.
Instructor: Rob Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Shoals, IN


Title: Meth and Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: With Meth and Prescription Drug Abuse on the rise it is important to know how to protect the children in your care by knowing the signs of meth and prescription drug abuse.
Instructor: Kara Elkins
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: 04/23/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Vincennes, IN


Title: Building on the FOUNDATIONS
Date: 04/23/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will support teachers in creating appropriate lesson plans that link to the Indiana FOUNDATIONS. We will focus on supporting children's learning through planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Wabash, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Auburn, IN


Title: Schedules, Routines, and Transitions: What does this look like for toddlers and two's?
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Description: What does a schedule look like for Toddlers?? This training will discuss how caregiving routines provide opportunities for caregivers to build a close personal relationship with each child while attending to each childs individual physical, emotional, and developmental needs. When carried out responsively and without haste, routines create learning opportunities, allowing time for the child to participate, develop skills, and share the joys of communication. In addition to routines, we will also discuss how to make transitions more successful and how to incorporate them into your schedule and routines.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Hybrid CDA: The Early Childhood Professional and the NAEYC Code of Ethics/Careers in ECE/ History of ECE
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Description: What is an Early Childhood Professional? Learn more about the history of Early Childhood as a profession and the theorists who help us understand child development and why we do what we do. How do I turn my love for children into a career? Many people choose child care as a career without knowing much about their options. This session will introduce you to the variety of opportunities available in the field of early care and education as well as what it means to be a “professional”.
Instructor: Susan Wilker
Cost: 15.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Corydon, IN


Title: School-Age Summer Programming Part III: Happy, Healthy Summer Meal Plans
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Proper nutrition makes for happier, healthier school-agers. Learn about developmental physical changes and nutritional needs per age-group and gender, and special summer time considerations. Issues relating to youth obesity and body image will be discussed. (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: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Goshen, IN


Title: Off to a Good Start- Planning Your Home Child Care Business
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn about starting their child care program and employing practices that raise the level of professionalism, provide for sustainability of their business, and protect themselves and the families in their care. This presentation, developed by Tom Copeland, is available to home child care providers who have little experience with the business side of child care.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Resources to Support Early Identification of Autism and Other Developmental Concerns
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Description: The incidence of autism and other development delays appears to be on the rise. The CDC has developed materials to “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” to identify autism and other developmental concerns early. Through video and discussion participants will become more familiar with identifying concerns with early development and identify steps for accessing assessment and services.. Conference is free contact amatzet@sieoc.org for the cost of lunch.
Instructor: Stephan Viehweg
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN


Title: Parents’ Point of View
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 12:30 PM-01:45 PM
Description: This session will be a facilitated panel discussion of parents sharing their perspectives and personal stories. The parents on the panel have personal experience in raising children with special needs and challenges, and can give insight to those who work with young children. The stories can be both inspiring and challenging. The panel will be facilitated and the panel participants will also participate in a question and answer session with the audience. Conference is free contact amatzet@sieoc.org for the cost of lunch.
Instructor: Brenda Konradi
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN


Title: Bounce: Down is Inevitable, Up is a Choice
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 08:30 AM-10:00 AM
Description: Chad Varga, was “the son of an alcoholic and drug addict and the product of divorce, poverty, abuse, and neglect, Chad was destined to be a statistic. Instead he rose above it all to graduate from college and become a professional basketball player. Then, at the height of his career with the promise of wealth before him, he left it all to pursue a greater purpose: “helping others achieve their dreams no matter the obstacles before them.”(www.chadvarga.com) His presentation will chronicle the story of his mother’s addiction and how substance abuse and neglect could have changed the course of his life. He will and empower and inspire those in attendance to take action on behalf of the youth in our community. Conference is free contact amatzet@sieoc.org for the cost of lunch
Instructor: Chad Varga
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN


Title: Conscious Discipline®
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Description: Conscious Discipline® teaches us strategies to help us manage the stress, engage our brains, and find our inner brilliance. By integrating Brain Smart® Strategies throughout the day we create an optimal learning environment that fosters safety and I interdependence among students, teachers, and parents. FOR CONFERENCE PRICING CONTACT AMATZET@SIEOC.ORG
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN


Title: Universal Precautions/Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: American Heart
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: 40.00
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: First Aid
Date: 04/25/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Description: American Heart
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: 40.00
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Addressing Bullying Behavior: Let's Start in Preschool
Date: 04/25/2015 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: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Positive Guidance Practices-Discipline/Supervision
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Session Two of this 3-part series will focus on program strategies to guide children's behavior.
Instructor: Jill Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Albion, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lisa Henley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training. Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Building Relationships with Infants and Toddlers
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Relationships are at the heart of infant and toddler care. How do you build relationships with children from the very beginning? We will discuss the importance of attachment and what that looks like in daily practice. Together we will brainstorm strategies to foster these critical bonds that happen in group care settings.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Webinar: Business Basics
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: During this webinar we will explore the basics you need to know for preparing your family child care business.
Instructor: Victoria Matney
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Creating Meaningful Child Care Environments TA/Training Blend
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
Description: During this workshop participants will reflect on their current child care environment and gain new ideas to improve their setting.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Inclusive Child Care Policy, Procedure, and Practices
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: We will focus on creating high quality supportive, inclusive practices in early care and education. We will outline the benefits of inclusive child care and discuss important issues that arise when working with families.
Instructor: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lebanon, IN


Title: More than Just Sand and Water
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: There are so many wonderful ways to use sensory tables to supplement your curriculum each day. The sensory table is more than just sand and water! Join us to learn about a variety of items you can put into your sensory table to expand on the child's imagination!
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: Webinar: Director's Management Series Part 4
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Join us as we explore the ins and outs of being a director. It's a touch job but someone has to do it! We will explore relationship building, policies, boards, and how to keep our focus on what's important: children! Technical Assistance will be provided at this end of the last training session.
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: 22 To Do
Date: 04/27/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: The participants will learn about using 3 classroom items to create 22 different activities.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Peru, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Communicating with Baby Signs
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Want to start sign language with your infants and toddlers? Understand how hearing children benefit from learning sign language. Learn when and how to start sign language in your program and how you can involve parents in the signing process for better communication with infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Brownstown, IN


Title: Caring for Children with Special Needs
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Sarah Bailey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Sensory: the Whys and Whats of Sensory Play
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:15 PM
Description: The phrases "it's so messy" and "why do they have to do this" are two of the most common phrases that accompany sensory play. In this training child care providers will learn the why children need to have sensory play and what they can use for sensory play. Please come prepared to share sensory ideas from your classroom.
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Observing and Assessing Preschool Aged Children (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Overall, basic information about observation, assessment, and portfolios in early childhood classrooms. Participants will learn how to observe children and will work one-on-one with the trainer on implementing observations in their classrooms. This training will consist of 2hrs of training and 1hrs of onsite mentoring at the child care facility. Participants will schedule the onsite piece after the completion of the training and will receive a 3hr training certificate at the completion of the onsite mentoring.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: IMIL: Moving with the Brain In Mind
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description:
Instructor: Suzanne Milligan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Markle, IN


Title: Early Brain Development
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 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: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Monticello, IN


Title: Webinar-It's Not a Scary Word! The Basics of Curriculum
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Curriculum can be a confusing concept for some. This webinar will provide information to help the provider define curriculum and its importance for high quality early learning. Curriculum decisions come from three sources: the children themselves, observations, and the teachers with whom they interact. This is the first part of a continued series of the late night and webinar to help providers have a better understanding of curriculum. It will begin with the basics. Anyone who thinks they have a handle on the basics of curriculum may want to attend the second session (Using the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5) which will cover using the Foundations as a tool for curriculum. The last session of this series will be for the advanced learner (Instructional Strategies for Student Success). Note: It would benefit the learner to attend all three. A review is always helpful!
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-Birth to 3 year Olds (Science)
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at the Content Area, Science identifying multi-sensory experiences that invites infants/toddlers to explore, experiment and observe. (Training meets Paths to QUALITY requirement for introduction to the FOUNDATIONS)
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Shipshewana, IN


Title: School-Age Summer Programming Part III: Happy, Healthy Summer Meal Plans
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Proper nutrition makes for happier, healthier school-agers. Learn about developmental physical changes and nutritional needs per age-group and gender, and special summer time considerations. Issues relating to youth obesity and body image will be discussed. (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: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: South Bend, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 04/28/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-04:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Tipton, IN


Title: RECIPE for Growing Healthy Children Part C
Date: 04/29/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training introduces child care providers to positive practices that will transform your child care program from "feeding children" to "growing healthy children." This session will cover the last two topics of the RECIPE program: P for "Partner" with parents, and E for "Enjoy" eating together. Must attend session A and B.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Crown Point, IN


Title: Spanish Safe Sleeping to Reduce the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/29/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Los participantes aumentarán su comprensión de un medio ambiente seguro para dormir para los bebés, recién nacidos hasta los doce meses de edad. Se hará hincapié en la creación de una zona de dormitorio y de reducción de riesgos de estrategias seguras y saludables para el Síndrome de Muerte Súbita del Lactante (SMSL) y la prevención de la muerte accidental. Este entrenamiento es un requisito previo al servicio que satisfaga la Ley Pública 162-205 para obtener la licencia en casa, así como los estándares de elegibilidad de proveedores proveedores de origen certificadas (CCDF) Vale. Se alienta a los proveedores de cuidado infantil de todos los ajustes a asistir a esta capacitación gratuita.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 04/29/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tracy Johns
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: 04/29/2015 Time: 12:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Victoria Matney
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 04/29/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: TBA, IN


Title: Collaborating with Parents
Date: 04/30/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Looking for some creative ways to involve families? We will explore, together, some ways to involve and team up with families. We don't want parents to stay on the sidelines.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Celebrate Music and Learning-Jose-Luis Orozco!
Date: 05/02/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-01:00 PM
Description: Join us as Jose-Luis Orozco demonstrates how to use music, rhythm, games and songs to enhance early childhood language skills. This highly interactive workshop build the rich heritage of the Spanish-speaking world to educators and childcare providers.
Instructor: Jose-Luis Orozco
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/02/2015 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: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 05/02/2015 Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 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: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Mashed Potato Mountains: Playing with Food
Date: 05/02/2015 Time: 08:30 PM-01:30 PM
Description: Math, science, and art can be a part of our entire day. Join us to learn how to support children's learning throughout the day and even add learning to snacks and mealtime. We will look at all types of food related activities that will make you hungry to learn.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Positive Guidance Practices-Parent/Child Relationship
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Session Three of this 3-part session will focus on parent interactions that support guiding children's behavior.
Instructor: Jill Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Albion, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Danielle Riddell
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Outside and Loving It!
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Outdoor play is critical to Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Embrace the outdoors and resond to chidren's natural curiosity. Discover the benefits of and ways to implement more outdoor play.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Getting to Know Young Children-Part C- The Components of Curriculum Day 2 (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: Join us for Part C of the "Getting to Know Young Children Series" as we look at the components of curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Please note: you must attend Part A before being eligible to attend Part B or Part C. These 6 hours of training include the following topics: how young children learn, how to encourage learning and development through planning an appropriate curriculum, exploring different curricula, and working with families. Participants will improve their teaching skills and learn how to make their environment a caring community of learners through the use of a planned curriculum.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Creating Smart Hearts with the Social Emotional Foundations
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Caring for children is a big job. We make sure they are fed and provide quality learning experiences. This training will focus on how we foster their social emotional development.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Hartford City, IN


Title: Understanding Children's Behavior:Supporting the Individual Needs of Infants & Toddlers (PITC Module I)
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Understand what we mean by scoial-emotional development and health. Learn how relationships contribute to the infants social-emotional development. Learn how to develp a framework for understanding behavior.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Hobart, IN


Title: Ouch! Biting Hurts. What Are They Trying to Tell Us? (Webinar)
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 07:00 PM-09:00 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: Muncie, IN


Title: My Cousin with the Wheels: Inclusion Awareness
Date: 05/04/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will receive information on foundational inclusion-related topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, person-first language, the benefits of inclusion, and the resources that are available throughout their community.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Portland, IN


Title: Developmental Red Flags
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: We've heard 'Let's wait and see' or 'He'll grow out of it' but the truth is waiting is not always the best answer. Participants will learn through a community member how to recognize developmental red flags, community resources, and how you can help the child in your care
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Aurora, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/05/2015 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: Vicci Rydzinski
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: 05/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: LEVEL 3- What's it All About?
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Description: This training will provide an overview of the Paths to QUALITY standards for Level 3. This interactive session will look at what's in a curriculum, assessments, portfolios, lesson planning, creating a plan for special needs and a strategic plan
Instructor: Tikila Welch
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants, newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area and risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Vanessa Vance
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation II Spanish-a requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Preparación para el Cuidado Infantil en casa de Niños de Licenciatura es la segunda entrenamiento en esta serie de dos partes ,para delinear los requisitos reglamentarios, pasos de concesión de licencias, y recursos para la atención de niños con licencia en un entorno doméstico. Usted saldrá de este entrenamiento preparado para dar los próximos pasos para la concesión de licencias de su casa y recibirán la documentación necesaria.
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Managment Webinar: Adult Learning Styles
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 01:30 PM-02:30 PM
Description: A webinar for a director's unique needs. Running staff trainings can be a complicated task. How do you address the different learning styles and the needs of adults in their learning process? This session will support your understanding of learning styles. Registration is due a minimum of 48 business hours before the webinar.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Strategies for Supporting Early Language and Literacy - Cradling Literacy
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: In this training we will review concepts of storytelling, early language and literacy development, the role of meaningful experiences in supporting early language and literacy, linking observation, assessment, and language and literacy to curriculum, and strategies for supporting early language and literacy.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Sensory Integration (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The participant will learn how to integrate multi sensory experiences in the classroom
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/05/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Description: Orientation Training Part 1 (OT1) is the first session of a 2-part series preparing participants for the child care licensing process. OT1 includes information about: safety tips and guidelines, guides to set up an early childhood environment, the general licensing processes, forming a business plan, & resources to research low interest loans or grants. Workshop participants may attend OT2 to continue the family child care licensing process or orientation training in Indianapolis to become a registered ministry or licensed center. This workshop is optional for unlicensed registered ministries; however we encourage all interested parties to attend.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 05/06/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Kim Hardin
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Diabetes 101
Date: 05/06/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This training will give you the basics to diabetes and how this disease effects children in your classroom. You will also receive materials on how to help the children that are affected.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 05/06/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 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: Krystal Hitchcock
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Healthy Kids, Safe Environments
Date: 05/06/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Promote positive health and safety practices with the children you care for! Participants will discuss how to nurture healthy kids in an unhealthy world, including simple steps to help children develop healthy habits. Providers will also look at the causes of child injuries and fatalities in child care settings, to ensure the safety of children is addressed in both indoor and outdoor environments. This training is based upon the FOUNDATIONS to the Indiana Academic Standards. (Personal Care skills) It meets the requirements for FOUNDATIONS training for Paths to QUALITY™.
Instructor: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Mount Vernon, IN


Title: Temperament: A Practical Approach in Meeting Individual Needs (PITC Module I)
Date: 05/06/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-09:15 PM
Description: Right from the start, babies are different from each other. An understanding of temperamental differences can help caregivers work more responsively and effectively with the individual infants and toddlers in their care. Participants will learn about the nine temperament traits, the three temperament types, and increasing a goodness of fit with infants and toddlers.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Actions-3 to 5 Year Olds (Science)
Date: 05/06/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Participants will take an in-depth look at the Content Area, Science identifying multi-sensory experiences that invites preschoolers to explore, experiment and observe. (Training meets Paths to QUALITY requirement for introduction to the FOUNDATIONS)
Instructor: Barbara Gingerich
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Shipshewana, IN


Title: School-Age Professionalism-Investing in Yourself
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Learn about the school-age worker and how to invest in the school-age professional image and professional growth.
Instructor: Karin Gilbert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Angola, IN


Title: Curriculum & Assessment
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 05:30 PM-07:30 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: Batesville, IN


Title: Effective Interest Areas: Language and Literacy (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Explore interest areas - learning how to maximize the potential of your indoor play areas.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Bluffton, IN


Title: Autism 101
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that impacts social skills, communication and behavior. This presentation will cover the basic elements of autism and how to facilitate interaction with people with autism. Specifically, tips and practical solutions for working with school-age and younger children will be discussed.
Instructor: Danielle Fedor
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Columbus, IN


Title: Lesson Planning in the Infant/Toddler Classroom
Date: 05/07/2015 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: Columbus, IN


Title: Orientation I - Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety, and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Crawfordsville, IN


Title: Nurturing Our Infants and Toddlers-Quality Time (Session One)
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Through this three-part series, participants will connect how creating a routine with infants and toddlers that focuses on spending quality time with them offers natural opportunities to observe and learn more about each child in their care. This first session addresses quality time.
Instructor: Lanissa Maggert
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Elkhart, IN


Title: Purposeful Planning: Avoiding Chaos in the Classroom
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Are you struggling between chaos and order in your classroom? Learn how to anticipate and avoid problem situations in this workshop. We will provide skills and strategies to help guide young children through daily activities and transitions.
Instructor: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The Paths to QUALITY Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards.
Instructor: Maricela Madden
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Description: The participant will demonstrate safe sleep practices.
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: This child care start up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center or ministry setting and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help with the decision making process for participants to choose which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Michelle Terry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy: Emergent Literacy in Two Languages
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: This training is based off the Cradling Literacy training from 0-3. Come discuss strategies to foster second-language acquisition and review the developmental stages of second-language acquisition.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Creative and Adaptive Arts: Dramatic Play (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Want to learn how to spice up your Dramatic Play experiences in your classroom? Come to this two hour session to explore how to help your children get the most out of their dramatic play experiences.
Instructor: Pamela Zunick
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Marion, IN


Title: Transitions: Exploring the Day to Day Changes
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Transitions can be some of the most difficult times of the day. What can we do to help children move from one activity to another? This training takes a look at how we can help children move from activity to activity.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Sabra Van Noy
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Rockport, IN


Title: Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Infants and Toddlers deserve their own curriculum! This doesn't have to mean purchasing or creating a separate curriculum for them, but it does mean that they need more than a watered-down preschool curriculum. Through discussion and small-group work you will explore what a true infant and toddler curriculum should look like, learn how to evaluate your current curriculum or select one that is best for your program, and create strategies to apply the elements of your curriculum so that every infant and toddler will FLOURISH in your care.
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Beyond the Plastic Taco
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will leave with ideas and strategies to help include all children in everyday events and activities, how to bring cultures into the classroom through props, books and dress.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Ouch! Biting Hurts (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 05/07/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Description: Participants will learn about the possible reasons why children bite, strategies that will decrease this behavior and how to work with families.
Instructor: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Zionsville, IN


Title: Literacy: Award winning books in YOUR class
Date: 05/09/2015 Time: 09:30 AM-11:45 AM
Description: So many choices! Let's look critically at children's books and see what award winning books there are and do they fit our classrooms? Are all award winning books what I want? Why or Why not!
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Carmel, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/09/2015 Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Goshen, IN


Title: Watch Me Grow, Help Me Learn (5 hour)
Date: 05/09/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-02:00 PM
Description: What is developmentally appropriate practice for infants and toddlers? Participants will learn basics of child growth and development and what they can do to support the development of infants and toddlers. Participants will discover activities and toys that are both age appropriate and sometimes inexpensive to make.
Instructor: Penny Zellers
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Greenfield, IN


Title: Day in the life of an Infant: The ins and outs of an infant classroom
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: What does an infant room look like? This training will focus on developmental milestones of infants, planning experiences for infants, and a focus on the learning environment. This training is designed for centers and ministries.
Instructor: Lauren George
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Danville, IN


Title: Fun with Foundations
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn how to embed the Foundations into everyday happenings
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Orientation I
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Description: The participant will learn the licensing requirements.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Gary, IN


Title: Developing Self Regulation Skills: Birth - Age 5
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training focuses on guiding children's behavior. Participants will learn the definition of challenging behavior and why children use challenging behaviors. Participants will be provided with practical guidance approaches when working with children with challenging behavior.
Instructor: Candice Wise
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 09:00 AM-11:30 AM
Description: Participants will increase their understanding of a safe sleeping environment for infants from newborn to twelve months of age. Focus will be on creating a safe and healthy sleeping area, risk reduction strategies for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental death prevention. This training is a pre-service requirement that satisfies Public Law 162-205 for home licensure, as well as Provider Eligibility Standards Certified home providers (CCDF Voucher). Child care providers from all settings are encouraged to attend this free training.
Instructor: Tracy Johns
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Outdoor Play for Infants and Toddlers
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn ways to provide intentional outdoor experiences that build upon the interests of infants and toddlers. Connect the Indiana FOUNDATIONS content area, Science to your outdoor play.
Instructor: Jill Davidson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: LaGrange, IN


Title: Social-Emotional Milestones, Responsive Caregiving, and Identity (PITC Module I)
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The participant will begin to changeâ?¦.the way they look at developmental milestones
Instructor: Nicole Brown
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Michigan City, IN


Title: School is Out! Now What?
Date: 05/11/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: School age children spend all day in school so, what do we do with them when school is over for the day? How do we keep them busy and learning throughout the summer? Join us as we discuss school age curriculum and how to incorporate fun meaningful learning activities which will keep your school age children learning without feeling like they are still in school.
Instructor: Kristi Burkhart
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Terre Haute, IN


Title: Introduction to Ages & Stages
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training offers information on screening tools and how they can help you support the children in your care. You will gain information on the benefits of screening, as well as some detailed information on the Ages and Stages screening tool and kit.
Instructor: Heidi Stewart
Cost: 5.00
Call to Register: (800) 755-8558
Location: Brownstown, IN


Title: Building Literacy Into Everyday Routines (2.25 Hours)
Date: 05/12/2015 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: Sarah Montgomery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: English, IN


Title: Book Nook: Social Emotional Topics in Children's Literature
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
Description: How often do you teach social emotional concepts throughout the day?  Do you like to be creative but do not have the time?  Children must be taught proper techniques for things like using self-control, and one way to do that is through the use of children’s literature.  Each training will examine specific books, different each session.  Some topics include naming feelings, bullying, friendship, hitting, biting, and self-esteem.  The participants will have the opportunity to make props to go with each book for use in circle time or throughout the day. Perfect for teachers new to the field or teachers who are ready to spice up their tool belt!
Instructor: Christy Smith
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: What You Should Know About Allergies
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Hidden allergens are everywhere. Who is sitting at the "No Peanut" table? Learn about this very common disorder in young children, what we can do to ensure the safety, and happiness of children who fight with allergies to food and their environment.
Instructor: Krista Livengood
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/12/2015 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: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: HELP! My classroom set-up is not working!
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Take a look from the child's perspective! Classroom environments can set the tone and determine how children feel and act. Discovery why setting up a developmentally appropriate classroom can improve behavior and allow for better routines.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: What is Developmentally Appropriate for School Age Programs?
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will have the information to implement programming that responds to the needs and interest of school-age children.
Instructor: Jenny Mathis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Franklin, IN


Title: Supporting Breast Fed Infants and Their Families
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Gain basic understanding of breast milk characteristics, storage and handling as well as ways to support mothers and families. Developed through a partnership between Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning, Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral, and the Indiana Perinatal Network, this workshop will provide information on how to make your child care setting a supportive place for both baby and mom.
Instructor: Laura Lukens-Parker
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Holland, IN


Title: Cocinando Con Los Ninos
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: En esta sesión, los participantes aprenderán nuevas maneras de incorporar la cocina con los niños en la clase. $5
Instructor: Amy Torres
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Ask the Experts!  Home Licensing 101
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: This training will give you the opportunity to work with home licensing consultants regarding the licensing process.  The consultants will review the process of getting licensed and the ins and outs of the first home inspection visit.  The training will also cover the most missed licensing requirements.  There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the training so please come with your list of questions. 
Instructor: Vicki Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Cradling Literacy: Cultural Influences on Language and Literacy Teaching Practices
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Description: This training is based off the Cradling Literacy training from 0-3. Come learn new ways to reflect on how your own culture and experiences affect how you teach and support early language and literacy.
Instructor: Alissa Vandergraff
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Sensory Integration II (TA/Training Blend)
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: The role Sensory Integration plays in behaviors attributed to diagnoses like ASD and ADHD
Instructor: Tammy Howard
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Merrillville, IN


Title: Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3): A Parent-Completed Monitoring System
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: The ASQ-3 screening system is designed to be completed by parents or other primary caregivers at any point for a child between 1 month and 5 1/2 years of age. The questionnaires can identify accurately infants or young children who are in need of further assessment. This training will provide you with the tools for a clear understanding on every step of the screening process. Ongoing support and technical assistance from Huffer CCR&R staff will be available to help programs through the process.
Instructor: Debbie Collins
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: New Castle, IN


Title: Foundations Building Blocks: No Quick Fixes Part 4
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Participants will learn the definition of challenging behavior and why children use challenging behaviors. Participants will be provided with practical guidance approaches when working with children with challenging behavior. This is part 4 of a series.
Instructor: Amanda Evans
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Richmond, IN


Title: Going Up the Slide: Importance of Risk Taking in Child Care
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Children of all ages benefit from having frequent gross motor play experiences. From climbing up the slide to rolling down a hill, children learn their own physical limits and social boundaries by taking some risks. Come explore ways you can use “rough & tumble” play experiences to enhance children’s learning in safe and supportive ways.
Instructor: Cory Lowery
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Rockport, IN


Title: Every Child Counts: Building Community
Date: 05/12/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Jamal seems different from the rest of the children in your group. He usually plays by himself and when he asks to join others in play, they usually say, “No.” This professional development program will help you learn how to bring out nurturing, caring behaviors in children to create a community where children support each other. You’ll learn ways to help Jamal and others like him to rise from being loners in the group to being leaders.
Instructor: Linda Curley
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Valparaiso, IN


Title: Story Time and a Snack
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Come join us for a children's book, the sharing of activities to go along with the book, and networking with your peers. Participants do receive the book of the month and snacks will be provided.
Instructor: Andrea Henry
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 886-3952
Location: Bloomington, IN


Title: Paths to QUALITY Introduction Sessions
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 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: Vicci Rydzinski
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 200-5909
Location: Evansville, IN


Title: Safe Playground Environments that Promote Learning
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: For children, outdoor play is as important as indoor play. Look at how safe, secure and stimulating your playground is in providing the learning that can and should take place in this outdoor space. (Beth Kumfer, Facilities Consultant for the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning is a co-presenter for this training.)
Instructor: Alyce Thompson
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 423-1498
Location: Fort Wayne, IN


Title: Yes Environments
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 06:30 PM-08:30 PM
Description: Plan your day so that you can say YES! Yes to new ideas, messy activities and creative children. How do you set up your classroom, and allow for the unexpected so that you can follow the lead of the children in your care? Can you say yes to creating a garden, or allowing for mud play? Look beyond the problem to solutions.
Instructor: Lenore Friedly
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 272-2937
Location: Indianapolis, IN


Title: Orientation I-Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Description: This child care start-up workshop provides an overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care in a home, center, or ministry setting, and is the first part of a two-part series. It covers regulatory requirements, resources, and some information on health, safety and business practices. It serves to help participants with the decision-making process for choosing which type of care they would like to provide.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-07:00 PM
Description: Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
Instructor: Allison Hillis
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 493-3231
Location: Kokomo, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/13/2015 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: Chrissie Allen
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 932-3302
Location: Lafayette, IN


Title: Military Culture: What to Know When Working with Military Families
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
Description: Although we may not always think of it this way, military families have a culture all their own. Rhonda Arnold will speak with us about things to remember when working with military families as she provides us insight into their culture.
Instructor: Liane Nickey
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (800) 554-9331
Location: Muncie, IN


Title: Orientation II-A requirement for family child care providers to become licensed
Date: 05/13/2015 Time: 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Description: Preparation for Home Child Care Licensure is the 2nd training in this two- part series designed to outline regulatory requirements, licensing steps and resources for providing licensed child care in a home environment. You will leave this training prepared to take the next steps to licensing your home and will receive the necessary paperwork.
Instructor: Stacey Pagan
Cost: No Fee
Call to Register: (866) 582-2229
Location: Portage, IN