TRAINING & EVENTS


NAEYC’s Virtual Institute

Starting June 1, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) will offer over 100 presentations of content shared by NAEYC experts and a diverse group of presenters from all sectors of the industry. These presentations at no charge as our gift for all that you give to young children and their families.

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Shiloh House Parenting Classes

Shiloh House strengthens and empowers youth and families no matter what challenges they face. Shiloh’s overall goal is to make sure families and youth have coordinated, continuous, and wrap-around care within their community. Shiloh House is offering FREE virtual parenting classes to families.
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Colorado Shines (EQIT)

Use the Colorado Shines eLearning catalog to view available online courses in the Colorado Shines PDIS
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Expanding Quality FOR Infants AND Toddlers (EQIT)

This 48-hour course provides up-to-date training information to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. Cost: $50.

EQIT Courses

Due to the pandemic, DCECC is not able to offer the EQIT course at this time.  Dates for future EQIT trainings will be determined and placed in his section as soon as is possible.  Thank you for your patience. 


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Arapahoe Community College (ACC)

Coming this Fall at Arapahoe Community College

English Language Learning (ELL)
Through a generous grant from the Buell Foundation, ACC is offering two English Language Learning (ELL) cohorts:
1) Spanish speakers with an instructor fluent in Spanish and
2) Students with English as their second language. Extra support will be provided for these students.
Full scholarships for ECE 101 Intro to Early Childhood Education and ECE 103 Guidance Strategies will be available for the ELL cohorts.
Contact Kristin Habicht, kristinhabicht@arapahoe.edu or Kathy Sutherland, Kathleen.sutherland@arapahoe.edu for more information.


2020 Free Early Childhood Teacher Trainings

Presented by Developmental Pathways & Various Professional Partners
Click Here for 2020 Training Schedule and topics:

Learn How to Help Protect Children from the Impact of Secondhand Smoke

The American Lung Association is offering free training to organizations serving low-income families on electronic smoking devices, how to prevent secondhand smoke and aerosol exposure, and an introduction to asthma. The training is offered in-person or online. Topics include:

  • E-cigarette aerosol and secondhand smoke
  • Health impact of secondhand smoke exposure on children
  • Motivational interviewing techniques
  • Available local and statewide tobacco cessation resources and support
  • Basic information about asthma and how to manage it

Visit www.RaiseSmokeFreeKids.com for up-to-date resources on e-cigarettes, secondhand smoke, asthma, marijuana, and more!

Organizations who implement ONE Step are eligible for gift cards and other prizes. Schedule your training today so we can all work together in creating safe and clean environments for children to grow up in. If you have questions, please reach out to Valerie Steinmetz (Valerie.Steinmetz@Lung.org or 303-847-0279).


Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (CMCCP)

To Learn More:
Contact Heather Aguilar haguilar@strength.org or Amber Troutman atroutman@strength.org to learn more or schedule a training.

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (CMCCP) is a CDE-approved training that awards clock hours in health, safety, and nutrition. The training teaches early childhood professionals and programs about healthy food preparation, fostering positive mealtime environments and interactions, and promoting children’s development of healthy eating patterns.
 
We are excited to announce that chefs from LiveWell Colorado will be leading the culinary portion for the remainder of these trainings!
Click here to learn more or sign up below for a class in your community.

Wednesday, May 13th / 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Choosing Healthy Food for Kids
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=a99edbe3-0576-11ea-a9ab-0683e33026b0#JumpToEventList

Thursday, May 14th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Meal Appeal
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=be6376a2-0583-11ea-a9a7-028f4e512bac

Tuesday, May 19th / 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Menu Management on a Budget
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=7caf1872-0588-11ea-a9ab-0683e33026b0

Thursday, May 21st / 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Menu Management on a Budget
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=7caf1872-0588-11ea-a9ab-0683e33026b0

Saturday, May 30th / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Choosing Healthy Food for Kids
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=a99edbe3-0576-11ea-a9ab-0683e33026b0#JumpToEventList

Saturday, May 30th / 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Meal Appeal
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=be6376a2-0583-11ea-a9a7-028f4e512bac

Thursday, May 14th / 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Meal Appeal
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=be6376a2-0583-11ea-a9a7-028f4e512bac

Tuesday, May 19th / 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Menu Management on a Budget
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=7caf1872-0588-11ea-a9ab-0683e33026b0

Thursday, May 21st / 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Menu Management on a Budget
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=7caf1872-0588-11ea-a9ab-0683e33026b0

Saturday, May 30th / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Choosing Healthy Food for Kids
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=a99edbe3-0576-11ea-a9ab-0683e33026b0#JumpToEventList

Saturday, May 30th / 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Meal Appeal
https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/store/item/?id=be6376a2-0583-11ea-a9a7-028f4e512bac


CHILD CARE INNOVATIONS

Professional Development Opportunities…
This bi-annual publication provides information about training sessions offered by our agency. All sessions are presented by highly qualified part-time staff. Certificates are provided to document your professional development, interactive learning ex-periences, current best practice information for early childhood professionals…all at affordable prices.


Pyramid Plus Approach Training

Early Childhood professionals working to improve the social emotional health of children Birth – 5 years: includes administrators, coaches, trainers, teachers, Early Childhood Mental Health consultants, Early Intervention providers and other health professionals are encouraged to attend.

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