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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  October-December 2017-2018 1st Quarter Calendar Region 5

Region 6  October-December 2017-2018 1st Quarter Calendar Region 6

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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    Early Childhood Essentials

    October 23, 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: Understand principles of child development and learning

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    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    October 23, 2017

    American Heart Association Hear Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aide – 2 year certification course.

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  • Special Needs Child

    The Developing Child: Communicating with Families/ Plentywood

    October 24, 2017

    This course is designed to teach providers what typical development is and markers for a developmental delay. It will guide providers in recording behavior and keeping data on suspected developmental delays. Providers will also be able to effectively discuss concerns with families with the instruction of this course. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understand […]

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    Book Club – Between Parents and Child/ Conrad

    October 24, 2017

    This book club will give caregivers and parents the opportunity to read and discuss this best-selling book by Dr. Haim G. Ginott. The book offers a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet guided child rearing and introduces new communication techniques we can use to speak with and listen to children. Additional meeting arrangements will be made […]

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 1/ Sidney

    October 25, 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. You MUST attend both sessions to receive credit. (Sessions Oct 25 & 26) KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design, […]

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    Circle Time Success/ Great Falls

    October 25, 2017

    In this part of our new social emotional series, learn how you can make circle time more engaging and effective with songs, activities, stories, and structure. KB: Child Guidance CDA: Supporting children’s social and emotional development

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 1/ Great Falls

    October 30, 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.  You must attend BOTH sessions to receive credit. (Oct. 30th & Nov. 13th) KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design, Family & […]

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    CDA 101/ Lewistown

    November 01, 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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    Creating a Classroom Community: Working with Families/ Great Falls

    November 01, 2017

    To build a strong classroom community everyone needs to be on the same page.  Join us to learn ways to encourage parent involvement, increase communication and how to deal with the occasional tough family. KB: Family & Community Partnerships CDA: Building productive relationships with families

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    Director’s Lunch Bunch/ Great Falls

    November 01, 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: Maintain a commitment to  professionalism

    Read More »
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    Program Management Essential for Providers/ Great Falls

    November 02, 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: Manage an effective program operation

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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 1/ Choteau

    November 04, 2017

    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 1  Learn strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills, how you, as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. MUST have completed Intro to the Pyramid Model. Please bring your own lunch.  KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design, Family & Community Partnerships CDA: Support […]

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    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    November 06, 2017

    American Heart Association Hear Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aide – 2 year certification course.

    Read More »
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    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    November 08, 2017

    American Heart Association Hear Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aide – 2 year certification course.

    Read More »
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    Creating a Classroom Community: Working with Families/ Havre

    November 14, 2017

    To build a strong classroom community everyone needs to be on the same page.  Join us to learn ways to encourage parent involvement, increase communication and how to deal with the occassional tough family. KB: Family and Community Partnerships CDA: Building productive relationships with families

    Read More »
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    Baby Sign/ Choteau

    November 14, 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: Advance children’s physical and   intellectual development

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    November 14, 2017

    American Heart Association Hear Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aide – 2 year certification course.

    Read More »
  • Special Needs Child

    The Developing Child: Communicating with Families/ Sidney

    November 16, 2017

    This course is designed to teach providers what typical development is and markers for a developmental delay. It will guide providers in recording behavior and keeping data on suspected developmental delays. Providers will also be able to effectively discuss concerns with families with the instruction of this course. KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design CDA: Supporting […]

    Read More »
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    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    November 18, 2017

    American Heart Association Hear Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aide – 2 year certification course.

    Read More »
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    Hand Hand Finger Finger Thumb – Paint!/ Great Falls

    November 20, 2017

    Join us as we explore how creative activities enrich cognitive development and vice versa. This will be a hands on training using actual activities to create “a-ha” moments and link activities to the MELS. MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS TO RECIEVE CREDIT (Nov. 20 & Nov. 27) KB: Curriculum CDA: Advancing Physical and Intellectual development

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    The Developing Child: Communicating with Families/ Glendive

    November 28, 2017

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to help children with physical and communicative delays learn with others. The course will give ideas, and tips on making classrooms and programs inclusive to all. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understanding […]

    Read More »
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    Relationships Rule/ Great Falls

    November 30, 2017

     In this part of our new social emotional series, learn how you can build relationships with children, co-workers and families for more engaging, respectful and trusting communication. KB: Child Guidance  CDA: Supporting children’s social and emotional development

    Read More »
  • Adley CSEFEL

    Baby Sign/ Cut Bank

    December 02, 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: Advance children’s physical and   intellectual development

    Read More »
  • The Developing Child: Communication & Physical Development

    December 04, 2017

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to help children with physical and communicative delays learn with others. The course will give ideas, and tips on making classrooms and programs inclusive to all. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others.  KB: Child Growth and Development  CDA: Understanding […]

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    December 04, 2017

    American Heart Association Hear Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aide – 2 year certification course.

    Read More »
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    Creating a Classroom Community: Inclusion/ Great Falls

    December 05, 2017

    To build a strong community everyone needs to be included and have a voice.  Join us in exploring what inclusion looks like in our busy programs, and how to adjust them to make them more inclusive. KB: Child Growth & Development CDA: Supporting children’s social and emotional development

    Read More »
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    The Developing Child: Communication & Physical Development/ Glasgow

    December 05, 2017

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to help children with physical and communicative delays learn with others. The course will give ideas, and tips on making classrooms and programs inclusive to all. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others.  KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understanding […]

    Read More »
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    Overview of Pyramid Model Module 3/ Great Falls

    December 07, 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 children’s social and emotional development

    Read More »
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    Early Childhood Essentials/ Great Falls

    December 07, 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: Understand principles of child development and learning

    Read More »
  • kindergarden1

    Creating a Classroom Community: Inclusion/Havre

    December 12, 2017

    To build a strong community everyone needs to be included and have a voice.  Join us in exploring what inclusion looks like in our busy programs, and how to adjust them to make them more inclusive. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Support social and emotional dev.

    Read More »
  • BYOLunch

    Director’s Lunch Bunch/ Great Falls

    December 13, 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: Maintain a commitment to  professionalism

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    December 13, 2017

    American Heart Association Heart Saver Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aide – 2 year certification course.

    Read More »
  • prek painting class

    The Developing Child: Communication and Physical Development/Plentywood

    December 18, 2017

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to help children with physical and communicative delays learn with others. The course will give ideas, and tips on making classrooms and programs inclusive to all. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others.  KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understanding […]

    Read More »
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    The Developing Child: Cognitive Development/Glendive

    December 19, 2017

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to help children with cognitive delays learn with others. The course will give ideas, and tips on making classrooms and programs inclusive to all. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others. KB: Child Growth and Development CDA: Understanding principles of […]

    Read More »