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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  July-September  2016 -2017 4th Quarter Calendar Region 5

Region 6  July-September 2016 -2017 4th 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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    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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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 2/Plentywood

    August 26, 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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    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  

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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    

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    Messy Play/ Glendive

    September 07, 2017

    This course is designed to help participants understand the importance of messy, sensory play in early childhood. The participants will have hands-on experiences with different messy materials to further their understanding of the importance of play. This course will also provide the language needed to explain the importance to families, directors, and others in the […]

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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

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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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    Messy Play/Sidney

    September 26, 2017

    This course is designed to help participants understand the importance of messy, sensory play in early childhood. The participants will have hands-on experiences with different messy materials to further their understanding of the importance of play. This course will also provide the language needed to explain the importance to families, directors, and others in the […]

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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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