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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

January-March 2017-2018 2nd Quarter Calendar Region 5

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

January-March 2017-2018 2nd 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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    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.

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    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 »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    Director’s Lunch Bunch

    January 03, 2018

    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.

    Read More »
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    Program Management Essentials for Providers

    January 04, 2018

    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.

    Read More »
  • Nutrition at Your Fingertips

    January 08, 2018

    This course will cover basic nutrition principles. The most common behaviors of undernourishment in young children. Information specifically addressing nutrition for young children will be addressed. The course will also discuss the availability of nutritious snacks.

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    Literacy League: Oh Boy!

    January 09, 2018

    Literacy is a vital part of daily activities with young children. We can focus on literacy that boys are interested in, in every activity that we present. This class will stress how literacy is important to build off of and help children develop physically, socially and academically.

    Read More »
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    Building Classroom Communities: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

    January 12, 2018

    Join us to find out more about what developmentally appropriate practice means for you and your program.

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    Baby Sign/ Cut Bank

    January 13, 2018

    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   NOTE DATE CHANGE

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    Timely Transitions

    January 13, 2018

    Young children struggle with moving from activity to activity throughout the day, resulting in confusion, frustration and challenging behaviors. Research suggests that transitions take up a majority of the day and planning for these times is beneficial to all children. This class will address the importance of visuals to help children move throughout their day […]

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    Baby Sign

    January 13, 2018

    Come join us as we explore baby sign! Learn the importance of early communication and how to get started. Sugar and Spice Childcare 130 3rd Ave NW, Cut Bank

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    Looking Through Their Eyes

    January 16, 2018

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to encourage different cultures in their program. The course will give ideas, and tips on dealing with implementing cultural aspects. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others.

    Read More »
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    Beginning Excel Program Skills

    January 18, 2018

    Come find out what all the fuss is about with this program and how it can work for you and your program. Bring your laptop so you can learn your own machine and program version.  This is a beginning skills class for those with no experience or those wanting to brush up on the basics.

    Read More »
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    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    January 20, 2018

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

    Read More »
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    The Inclusive Classroom 1.0

    January 20, 2018

    Join us as we explore the world of inclusion in the early childhood classroom. This session will include recognizing children’s strengths, creating an accessible environment, and partnering with parents. Stockman Bank Drive Thru 710 S Main, Conrad

    Read More »
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    CPR and First Aide/ Lewistown

    January 20, 2018

    American Heart Association Heart 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

    January 23, 2018

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

    Read More »
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    Encouraging Spaces

    January 23, 2018

    Children are provided a rich learning environment when their space is intentionally arranged for optimal learning. Space should help a child move through educational activities that are fun and inviting. Children will thrive when schedules of daily learning activities are presented.

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    January 25, 2018

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

    Read More »
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    Foundations of Play

    January 25, 2018

    Need help talking to families about the importance of play?   Want to learn more about how to make your program play based?  Join us for this new series on the importance of PLAY!  Come to one or all of the classes and learn new tips and tricks for a play based curriculum.

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    Growing Up Wild

    January 26, 2018

    This hands-on Growing Up WILD training is designed to provide preschool through grade 3 educators with instructional tools and resources to assist with teaching about nature. Montana Fish and Game and Giant Springs Park is the setting where participants will engage in standards-based inquiry including science, math, reading, and physical education skills. Workshop participants will […]

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    The Developing Child: Cognitive Development

    January 27, 2018

    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.

    Read More »
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    Hand Hand Fingers Thumb – Sculpture & 3D Art

    January 29, 2018

    Join us as we explore how creative activities, such as sculptures and 3D representations, enrich cognitive development and vice versa. This will be a hands-on training using actual activities to create “a-ha” moments and link learning to the MELS. You MUST attend both sessions to recieve credit.

    Read More »
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    Basic Life Support CPR/Great Falls

    January 29, 2018

    American Heart Association Basic Life Support: Before Hospital Care CPR course- 2 year certification course. This course is for those in the health care field. This course will not fulfill QAD child care licensing requirements.

    Read More »
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    CDA Workgroup

    January 30, 2018

    Bring your CDA portfolio and any questions to this workgroup.  We will help you find missing pieces, talk about portfolio development and what the CDA observation will look like.

    Read More »
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    I Spy: Using Observation in the Classroom

    February 01, 2018

    Join us to discuss different observation techniques and how to use them effectively in your classroom.                                                       You  MUST attend both classes for credit!

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    Early Childhood Essesentials

    February 01, 2018

    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.

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    Messy Play

    February 05, 2018

    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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  • BYOLunch

    Directors Lunch Bunch

    February 07, 2018

    Bring your lunch and take a break from your hectic day. Share ideas and support with other center directors. Topic will include personnel polices and employee handbooks, advocacy, accreditation, and leagal matters to name a few.

    Read More »
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    Foundations of Play: Let’s Create

    February 07, 2018

    Part 2 of our ongoing series on the power of play.  Join us to learn how to add creative opportunities to children’s play and how to encourage creativity daily.

    Read More »
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    Montana Blended Pyramid Model Module 1

    February 08, 2018

    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.

    Read More »
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    The Inclusive Classroom 1.0/Lewistown

    February 10, 2018

    Join us as we explore the world of inclusion in the early childhood classroom. This session will include recognizing children’s strengths, creating an accessible environment, and partnering with parents. Small Wonder Child Care,512 West Broadway, Lewistown

    Read More »
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    Tom Copeland Series: Contracts & Policies

    February 10, 2018

    This course will give participants communication tools which will aid them in presenting their business in a positive, professional manner. Participants will create policies and contracts which are unique to their program. Risk management policies will be discussed and policies amended as needed to address risk in early childhood programs.

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    Intermediate Excel Program Skills

    February 15, 2018

    Come find out what all the fuss is about with this program and how it can work for you and your program. Bring your laptop so you can learn your own machine and program version.  This is an intermediate class that builds on the basic functions and tools of the Excel program.

    Read More »
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    Literacy League: Go Girl!

    February 15, 2018

    Literacy is a vital part of daily activities with young children. We can focus on literacy that girls are interested in, in every activity that we present. This class will stress how literacy is important to build off of and help children develop physically, socially and academically.

    Read More »
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    The Inclusive Classroom 2.0/Conrad

    February 17, 2018

    Join us as we explore the world of inclusion in the early childhood classroom. This session will include working together to aid the child, environment arrangement, and choosing materials. Stockman Bank Drive Thru 710 S Main, Conrad

    Read More »
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    Encouraging Spaces

    February 20, 2018

    Children are provided a rich learning environment when their space is intentionally arranged for optimal learning. Space should help the child move through educational activities that are fun and inviting. Children will thrive when schedules of daily learning activities are presented.

    Read More »
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    The Power of Parents

    February 21, 2018

    In this part of our social-emotional series, learn how important parents are to the success of the children in your program. Also, learn strategies to get parents more involved.

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    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    February 22, 2018

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

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    February 24, 2018

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

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Lewistown

    February 24, 2018

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

    Read More »
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    Basic Life Support CPR/Great Falls

    February 24, 2018

    American Heart Association Basic Life Support: Before Hospital Care CPR course- 2 year certification course. This course is for those in the health care field. This course will not fulfill QAD child care licensing requirements.

    Read More »
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    Tom Copeland Series: Money Management & Retirement

    February 24, 2018

    This class covers general rules of money management and retirement planning. It shares ideas for reducing spending and increasing savings. This class also presents investment and IRA options for providers.

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    Hand Hand Fingers Thumb – Sculpture & 3D Art

    February 26, 2018

    Join us as we explore how creative activities, such as sculptures and 3D representations, enrich cognitive development and vice versa. This will be a hands-on training using actual activities to create “a-ha” moments and link learning to the MELS. You MUST attend both sessions to receive credit.

    Read More »
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    The Developing Child: Emotional and Social Development

    February 27, 2018

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to help children with emotional and social 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.

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    February 28, 2018

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

    Read More »
  • boy-writing

    Program Management Essentials for Providers

    March 01, 2018

    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.

    Read More »
  • children-learning

    Looking Through Their Eyes

    March 05, 2018

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to encourage different cultures in their program. The course will give ideas, and tips on dealing with implementing cultural aspects. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others.

    Read More »
  • cda

    CDA Workgroup

    March 06, 2018

    Bring your CDA portfolio and any questions to this workgroup.  We will help you find missing pieces, talk about portfolio development and what the CDA observation will look like.

    Read More »
  • Lesson Planning

    Literacy League: Go Girl!

    March 06, 2018

    Literacy is a vital part of daily activities with young children. We can focus on literacy that girls are interested in, in every activity that we present. This class will stress how literacy is important to build off of and help children develop physically, socially and academically.

    Read More »
  • BYOLunch

    Director’s Lunch Bunch

    March 07, 2018

    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 leagal matters to name a few.

    Read More »
  • LUP Pic

    The Inclusive Classroom 2.0/ Lewistown

    March 10, 2018

    Join us as we explore the world of inclusion in the early childhood classroom. This session will include working together to aid the child, environment arrangement, and choosing appropriate materials.                                Small Wonder Child Care,512 West Broadway, Lewistown

    Read More »
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    Tom Copeland Series: Record Keeping

    March 10, 2018

    After completing this class, participants will be able to run their business more smoothly by keeping appropriate business records. This class focuses on: *identifying which business records to keep to help save time and money *reporting business income accurately *identifying common business deductions to reduce taxes

    Read More »
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    Program Management Essentials for Providers

    March 12, 2018

    Learn about Montana agencies and programs that support quality early care 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.

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    March 13, 2018

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

    Read More »
  • 1082945_50151902

    Encouraging Spaces

    March 13, 2018

    Children are provided a rich learning environment when their space is intentionally arranged for optimal learning. Space should help the child move through educational activities that are fun and inviting. Children will thrive when schedules of daily learning activities are presented.

    Read More »
  • csefel

    Montana Blended Pyramid Model: Module 2

    March 14, 2018

    Continue learning strategies from the Pyramid Model to help children develop social-emotional skills, how you, as a provider, can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have completed Intro and Module One and attend both sessions to receive credit.

    Read More »
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    The Inclusive Classroom 3.0/ Conrad

    March 17, 2018

    Join us as we explore the world of inclusion in the early childhood classroom. This final session will include guiding behavior, facilitating communication, and dealing with physical needs to allow participation. Stockman Bank Drive Thru 710 S Main, Conrad

    Read More »
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    Basic Life Support CPR/Great Falls

    March 19, 2018

    American Heart Association Basic Life Support: Before Hospital Care CPR course- 2 year certification course. This course is for those in the health care field. This course will not fulfill QAD child care licensing requirements.

    Read More »
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    Foundations of Play: Let’s Move

    March 20, 2018

    Part 3 of our ongoing series on the power of play.  Join us to learn new ways to encourage children to move and how to add fun movement activities to your day

    Read More »
  • Yoga Class

    The Developing Child: Communication and Physical Development

    March 20, 2018

    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.

    Read More »
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    Advanced Excel Program Skills

    March 22, 2018

    Come deepen your skills and knowledge about this program and how it can work for you and your program. Bring your laptop so you can learn your own machine and program version.  This is an advanced class, participants should have taken the first two classes or have experience with the Excel program.

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    March 23, 2018

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

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Great Falls

    March 24, 2018

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

    Read More »
  • first aid

    CPR and First Aide/Lewistown

    March 24, 2018

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

    Read More »
  • children-learning

    Looking Through Their Eyes

    March 24, 2018

    This course is designed to help participants understand how to encourage different cultures in their program. The course will give ideas, and tips on dealing with implementing cultural aspects. Participants will be able to discuss issues and compare new ideas with others.

    Read More »