Training & Events

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EXPANDING QUALITY IN INFANT AND TODDLER CARE (EQIT)

This 48-hour training provides teachers, assistant teachers, family child care providers and early interventionists with up-to-date information to enhance their work with infants and toddlers, as well as meet regulatory requirements for training by the state. EQIT includes 16 modules covering topics such as: Brain Development, Responsive Caregiving, Culture, Literacy, Meeting the Emotional Needs of Infants and Toddlers, and Celebrating the
Profession. This course is funded by the Colorado Department of Human Services through the Douglas County Early Childhood Council.  The EQIT Curriculum has been approved by the Division of Child Care as one of the classes that can be used for Early Childhood Teacher Qualifications.

 

Cost of Course: $50.00 (Check or money order made payable to: DCECC)
Payment must accompany registration to guarantee your spot.

 

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Upcoming ECE Training Opportunities

Please visit our Training Calendar to see all of our upcoming professional development opportunities.

Science IS for Babies and Toddlers
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Cir., Centennial.
$40 fee. Click here for more information and to register.

Moving Beyond Big and Little: Math Language for Toddlers
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial.
$25 fee. Click here for more information and to register.

It’s All About the Senses: Art for Infants and Toddlers
Wednesday, November 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sheridan Library, 3425 W Oxford Ave., Denver.
$25 fee. Click here for more information and to register.

October is “Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month.” Below is a list of trainings we offer in both English and Spanish. Please contact us for more information.

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Fee: $55. Click here for more information and to register

Agenda: 

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Sign in and light breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Science Thinking is FUN
Teaching science does not have to be intimidating, and it doesn’t have to be just another item on your list to do. This class was specifically designed to teach techniques and ideas that will help you bring science thinking into activities you are already doing. Join us as we dig into hands-on fun, expand our minds, and learn strategies to use right away.

Presented by the early childhood education staff of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (Provided)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Grass, Dirt, and Concrete: Engaging Preschoolers in Outdoor Spaces
This session focuses on the outdoor learning environment, an integral part of any early childhood program. As educators, you recognize that during outdoor play there are opportunities for children to develop gross motor skills, engage in social interactions, and take appropriate risks. However, did you know that playing in a more naturalized setting is more engaging for children, and small changes to your outdoor space can positively impact children, staff, and families? Learn how adding loose parts to the outdoor learning environment can create new experiences for cognitive growth and development, creativity, and language. By reimagining the outdoor learning environment as a dynamic and variable space, educators will gain new insights into ways to ensure no two days outdoors are ever the same.

Presented by Adrienne Sedlak, Qualistar Colorado

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Closing: Next Steps, Group Reflection, and Evaluation

If you have questions, please call 303-339-6822 or email training@qualistar.org.

Registration closes Monday, October 30 at 5:00 p.m. Please register prior to this date.

HEALTHY CHILD CARE COLORADO

How to Protect Baby Teeth Through the Holiday Season

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There are so many fun fall activities for children, but it seems like they all involve sugary, sticky foods, which we all know are harmful to teeth. Cavities can spread from baby teeth to adult teeth. That is why it’s so important to start positive oral health habits at a young age. Our very own Kim Wolff was on FOX 21 demonstrating what happens when we eat sugary foods and giving great tips to keep baby teeth healthy

Click here to watch

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Upcoming Health, Safety, and Nutrition Trainings

Supporting Child Development
Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.
Englewood Public Library,
1000 Englewood Pkwy., Englewood.
No fee. Click here for more information and to register.

Moving Into Wellness- Denver Area
Friday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Community First Foundation,
5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A, Arvada.
No fee. Click here for more information and to register.

Wellness Champion Webinar
Wednesday, November 15, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m..
No fee. Click here for more information and to register.

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals
Saturday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Qualistar,
3607 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver.
No fee. Click here for more information and to register.