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Class Schedule

 

Scroll down for a list of upcoming classes presented by Family Connections.

A PDF printable version of our current training calendar is also available below.

 

Region 5  April-June 3rd Quarter Calendar

Region 6  April-June 3rd Quarter Calendar

 

Online classes are also available from Child Care Resources: www.ChildCareTraining.org

Common reasons for not receiving your CCT certificate

*         The participant didn’t complete the course. The instructor/facilitator receives an automated email when a student completes. The instructor is notified to review the responses when the participant completes the course. This is the most common reason the course is not in their training record at ECP – we hear about it when their license is due with Safe Sleep in particular.

*         The participant did not follow the link in the email to their certificate – once the instructors completes the facilitation, they send an email to the participant which includes a link to the certificate. Certificates are generated automatically by the Learning Management System – we don’t do that separately for each participant. It is not an attachment to our email. Regardless of whether or not they download/print their certificate, we’ll enter it into ECP.

*         The participant did not score 70%. That is our bar for passing the courses at CCR – it’s what is needed in a college course to pass – a C. If the participant did not obtain a passing score, the instructor offers some feedback and the participant can go back in and strengthen their activity responses. Quiz questions are one and done – can’t change their answer. But, they will not fail the course even if they get all quiz questions wrong. They would also have to fail at least one activity.

If you looking for the online LCP Orientation course, click here. This LCP Online Orientation Guide PDF will provide you with additional information about accessing this course.

The Safe Sleep course required by Child Care Licensing is available by clicking here.

Please note that if you are experiencing any difficulties with the Child Care Resources website, training, or have any questions regarding the online course (computer requirements, fees, course work, etc.), please call Child Care Resources at 406-728-6646, email cct@childcareresources or you may use their contact information on their online training web site.

Training Policies

If this is your first time registering for a course or if you have had trouble in the past, please read this “How To.”  It is a step by step guide to successfully register for a class at Family Connections MT.  Additionally, read our Training Policies   before registering for class.  It outlines which classes can be registered for, refund policy, STARS policy, and more.

CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are available through MSU-Bozeman for approved classes only for an additional charge. The forms are available with the Family Connections MT Provider Services staff.  MSU determines the cost of CEUs and once they are mailed, they are out of Family Connections MT’s control.  Please call for more information about CEUs.

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    Themed Learning-Creating Fun Activities that are Educational/Malta

    June 24, 2017

    Hands on fun with themed learning. We will incorporate art, music, food, and cultural diversity to create memorable learning moments for your children. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understand principles of child development and learning   Note date change

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    CPR & First Aid/Great Falls

    June 26, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 2/Plentywood

    July 01, 2017

    Continue learning strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have taken Intro to the Pyramid AND Module 1 to receive credit. KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design CDA: Supporting social and emotional development, Providing positive guidance, […]

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    CPR & First Aid/Great Falls

    July 06, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    Program Management Essentials for Providers/ Great Falls

    July 06, 2017

    Learn about Montana agencies and programs that support quality early care and education. Topics include licensing requirements, child development, curriculum, environments, guidance, family partnerships and professionalism. Prerequisites: Participants must have previously applied to become a licensed provider. KB: Program Management CDA: Managing an effective program operation  

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 2/ Lewistown

    July 10, 2017

    Continue learning strategies from the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you, as a provider, can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have completed Intro and Module 1, and you must attend both sessions to receive credit.  Sessions: July 10 & 17 KB: Environmental Design, Child Guidance CDA: Supporting […]

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    Messy Play/Great Falls

    July 11, 2017

    Excuse the mess, we are learning. Learn why messy play is important and how it encourages cognitive and physical development in all ages. KB: Curriculum CDA: Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development    

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    Observation Toolkit/ Choteau

    July 13, 2017

    Quality observation is a key element in planning for meeting the needs of children. We will investigate a variety of observation tools and determine how to use them in the creation of individualized learning plans. KB: Observation, Documentation and Assessment CDA: Observing and recording children’s behavior    

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    CPR and First Aid/Great FAlls

    July 15, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model Module 1/Glendive

    July 15, 2017

    Learn strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have taken Intro to the Pyramid Model to receive credit. KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design, Family and Community Partnership CDA: Supporting social and emotional development, Providing positive […]

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    Moving and Grooving for Order/ Great Falls

    July 17, 2017

    Do you think about your transition times and your schedule as a way to maintain order in your class?  They are and not only that they are an important part of early learning. Find out how you can move and groove for order. Sessions: July 17 & July 31 KB: Curriculum CDA: Advancing children’s physical […]

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    Program Management Essentials for Providers/Havre

    July 18, 2017

    Program Management  Essentials for Providers Learn about Montana agencies and programs that support quality early care and education, Topics include licensing requirements, child development, curriculum, environments, guidance, family partnerships and professionalism. Prerequisites: Participants must have previously applied to become a licensed provider.    KB: Program Management CDA: Managing an effective program operation    

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    Messy Play/ Havre

    July 19, 2017

    Excuse the mess, we are learning. Learn why messy play is important and how it encourages cognitive and physical development in all ages. KB: Curriculum CDA: Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development  

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    Seasonal Series-Summer Time Fun/Conrad

    July 27, 2017

    Blue skies and warm rays make for fun filled days- join us as we look at learning opportunities for summertime. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Advancing children’s social and intellectual development  

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    Infant Toddler Environments

    August 03, 2017

    Join us to gather new ideas for the spaces your infants and toddlers spend their day. KB: Environmental Design CDA: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment  

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    Early Childhood Essentials/ Great Falls

    August 03, 2017

    Explore Early Childhood systems in Montana and practices that promote health, safety, professionalism and quality care and education. Explore community resources that support early childhood professionals, families and children. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understanding principles of child development and learning  

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    CPR and First Aid/Great Falls

    August 05, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 2/ Great Falls

    August 07, 2017

    Continue learning strategies from the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you, as a provider, can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have completed Intro and Module 1, and you must attend both sessions to receive credit. Sessions: August 7th & August 14th KB: Child Guidance CDA: Supporting social […]

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    Book Club: ‘Their Name is Today’/ Havre

    August 08, 2017

    There’s hope for childhood. Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that are robbing children of a healthy childhood, courageous caregivers will meet to discuss how we can turn the tide. Visit http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/literature/their-name-is-today to get your free copy of book (required for class). Additional Zoom meeting attendance required. KB: Family and Community Partnerships, Health and […]

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    Book Club: ‘Their Name is Today’ / Glasgow

    August 09, 2017

    There’s hope for childhood. Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that are robbing children of a healthy childhood, courageous caregivers will meet to discuss how we can turn the tide. Visit http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/literature/their-name-is-today to get your free copy of book (required for class). Additional Zoom meeting attendance required.   KB: Family and Community Partnerships, Health […]

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    Book Club: ‘Their Name is Today’/ Sidney

    August 10, 2017

    There’s hope for childhood. Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that are robbing children of a healthy childhood, courageous caregivers will meet to discuss how we can turn the tide. Visit http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/literature/their-name-is-today to get free copy of book(required for class). Additional Zoom meeting attendance required. KB: Family and Community Partnerships, Health and Well Being, Diversity […]

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    Book Club: ‘Their Name is Today’/ Lewistown

    August 11, 2017

    There’s hope for childhood. Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that are robbing children of a healthy childhood, courageous caregivers will meet to discuss how we can turn the tide. Call for instruction on getting free copy of book. Additional Zoom meeting attendance required. KB: Family and Community Partnerships, Health and Well Being, Diversity […]

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    Building Bonds Conference/Lewistown

    August 12, 2017

    When working with young children and families, it’s all about the relationships. Building supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families is essential to maintaining a high quality early care program. Join us for a day of investigation into methods for building and maintaining these bonds with each of these groups. KB: Child Growth […]

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    What Do We Do with the Pickles?/Great Falls

    August 14, 2017

    The pickles we are talking about are the ethical dilemmas we come across every day as early childhood professionals. They are the issues that make us go “hmmm”. This training will take you step by step through the process of solving the everyday ethical dilemmas you may face in your programs and professional life. You […]

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    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    August 15, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    CPR & First Aid/Malta

    August 19, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    Stacy York – Building Resilience in Young Children

    August 22, 2017

    Join Stacy York, licensed clinical social worker, to delve into trauma and how it affects young children and their families. Stacy will share current brain research and how it related to the developing mind. She will explore practical strategies for dealing with children who have experienced trauma. This is a highly engaging presentation full of […]

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    Infant Toddler Environments/Havre

    August 22, 2017

    Join us to gather new ideas for the spaces your infants and toddlers spend their day. KB: Environmental Design CDA: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment    

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model Module 1/ Great Falls

    August 29, 2017

    Learn strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you, as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have completed Intro to the Pyramid Model, and you must attend both sessions to receive credit.  Sessions: August 29th & September 12th KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design, […]

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    Baby Sign/Great Falls

    August 30, 2017

    Come join us as we explore baby sign! Learn the importance of early communication and how to get started. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development    

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    Early Childhood Essentials/Havre

    September 05, 2017

    Explore Early Childhood systems in Montana and practices that promote health, safety, professionalism and quality care and education. Explore community resources that support early childhood professionals, families and children.    KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understanding principles of child development and learning  

    Read More »
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    CPR and First Aid/Great Falls

    September 05, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    Directors Lunch Bunch/ Great Falls

    September 06, 2017

    Bring your lunch and take a break from your hectic day. Share ideas and support with other center directors. Topics will include personnel policies and employee handbooks, advocacy, accreditation, and legal matters to name a few. KB: Professionalism CDA: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism      

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    Program Management Essentials for Providers/ Great Falls

    September 07, 2017

    Learn about Montana agencies and programs that support quality early care and education. Topics include licensing requirements, child development, curriculum, environments, guidance, family partnerships and professionalism. Prerequisites: Participants must have previously applied to become a licensed provider. KB: Program Management CDA: Managing an effective program operation    

    Read More »
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    Montana Blended Pyramid Module 2/ Havre

    September 09, 2017

    Continue learning strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. You must have taken Intro to the Pyramid AND Module 1 to receive credit.  Bring a sack lunch KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design CDA: Supporting social and emotional development, […]

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    Overview of Pyramid Model Module 3/ Lewistown

    September 11, 2017

    For staff that are NOT part of the Behavior Support Team. This is an overview of the process of creating behavior plans for children with challenging behavior. KB: Child Guidance CDA: Supporting social and emotional development

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    CPR and First Aid/Great Falls

    September 12, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

    Read More »
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    Observation and Portfolios/Great Falls

    September 14, 2017

    Want to know what to do with all the information you have collected about the children in your care and how to use it? This is the training for you! KB: Curriculum, Professionalism CDA: Advancing social and intellectual development, Maintaining a commitment to professionalism

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    It’s Provider Appreciation Celebration! /Great Falls

    September 16, 2017

    Stuart Stotts is an award winning singer, author, storyteller and performer for kids, families and adults. He’s a Kennedy Center teaching artist presenting at conferences and workshops for teachers, parents and librarians. He has released several award-winning recordings, and is the author of six books: The Book Case Ghost: A collection of Wisconsin ghost stories, […]

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    Introduction to the Pyramid Model/Great Falls

    September 21, 2017

    Find out what the Pyramid Model is and hpw the strategies can help providers create an environment that fosters social emotional growth in children and helps prevent challenging behavior. KB: Child Guidance CDA: Supporting social emotional development

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    CPR and First Aid/Great Falls

    September 21, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid – 2-year Certification Course

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    Adverse Childhood Experiences/Glasgow

    September 23, 2017

    Adverse Childhood Experiences are stressful, traumatic experiences that have  long lasting effects on physical, mental and social well-being. Positive and negative early experiences are critical in building and shaping brain development. OPI and EC hours available KB: Health & Well Being, Child Growth & Development CDA: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment. Understanding principles of […]

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    CDA 101/ Choteau

    September 28, 2017

    Are you interested in achieving your CDA, but dont know where to start? Join us as we learn the benefits of this credential and the process to attain it. KB: Professionalism CDA: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism  

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    Observations & Portfolios: Recording Children’s Growth/ Havre

    September 30, 2017

    Come learn about the appropriate use of assessment and observation to document children’s play, growth, and how to work with families to promote children’s success in the classroom. KB: Observation, Documentation and Assessment CDA: Observing and recording children’s behavior

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