Early Childhood Education

We’re here to train and develop early childhood professionals as well as educate families on quality early learning experiences.

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Training for Early Childhood Educators

All EC LEARN trainings will be recorded in ECE-TRIS as approved KY training hours.

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Virtual Training Opportunities (Zoom Live Webinars)

July 11, 2022 - Instructional Support: Scaffolding - 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Cost:  $15

Audience:  All

Description:  This training is an overview of early identification and supporting families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or families with children who exhibit developmental delays indicating potential diagnoses. By the end of this training, participants shall: Identify signs and characteristics of children with autism; Demonstrate mindful communication with families and other professionals; And gain knowledge of recommended resources to support families.

Instructor:  Paige Downing

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July 25, 2022 - Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards Training: The Introduction to the Standards and Family Guides - 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Cost:  $30

Audience:  All

Description: The purpose of the Early Childhood Standards is to provide educators with a guide to preparing children for success in school, starting in infancy through four-year-olds. After taking this Introduction to the Standards and Family Guides session, participants will  be able to describe the revisions to Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards, explain the purpose of the Standards and how they should be implemented, navigate the online Early Childhood Standards and companion Family Guides, and identify the alignment of the developmental continuum of the Standards.

Instructor:  Andrea Heil

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August 9, 2022 -Early Literacy: Ensuring "Ready to Read" Skills for Future Success! - 6:30 - 8 PM

Cost:  $22

Audience:  All

Description: One-third of our kindergartners are entering school without “ready to read” skills which makes learning to read harder and puts them at a disadvantage as they begin school. It doesn’t have to be this way! You can make a difference by creating an environment that fosters a solid background in these important skills. In this session, participants will gain strategies to build a solid foundation of early literacy skills including oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, vocabulary, and background knowledge through singing, talking, reading, writing and playing. Participants will also gain resources to share with families so they can partner in getting their children ready to read.

Instructor:  Andrea Heil

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August 25, 2022 - We Don't Play That Here...Strategies for Managing Power Play in Preschool - 6:30 - 8 PM

Cost:  $22

Audience:  Preschool

Description:

Do you become uncomfortable when the children in your classroom play with pretend guns or imitate their favorite superhero? Do you struggle to contain this type of play? Have you tried banning it only to find that the children continue to do it anyway? In this workshop, we’ll explore the reasons behind this universal type of power play as well as the teacher’s role when this play occurs.

Instructor:  Dr. Jenni Jacobs

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September 13, 2022 - Strengthening Families: A Framework for Promoting Protective Factors - 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Cost:  $30

Audience:  All

Description: This session introduces participants to the Strengthening Families framework and provides participants with an in depth understanding of the role early childhood settings have in supporting these protective factors thereby decreasing incidences of child abuse and neglect.  

Instructor:  Andrea Heil

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In-Person Orientation Opportunities

 

August 27, 2022 - In-Person Orientation for Early Care and Education Professionals – 6 hour training, $50/participant

Cost: $50

Audience: All

Description:  This mandatory training focuses on Health, Safety, and Sanitation, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, and Recommended Practices. This session is required for all child care employees and must be completed within the first 90 days of employment.

Time:  9 am – 3:30 pm with a half-hour lunch break

Location: 8020 Veterans Memorial Dr. Florence, KY 41042;  Training Room

Instructor:  Lynn Hallenberg

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October 15, 2022 - In-Person Orientation for Early Care and Education Professionals – 6 hour training, $50/participant

Cost: $50

Audience: All

Description:  This mandatory training focuses on Health, Safety, and Sanitation, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, and Recommended Practices. This session is required for all child care employees and must be completed within the first 90 days of employment.

Time:  9 am – 3:30 pm with a half-hour lunch break

Location: 8020 Veterans Memorial Dr. Florence, KY 41042;  Training Room

Instructor:  Lynn Hallenberg

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Online Training Opportunities

(Partnership with The Learning Professor)

 

Understanding and Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires

3.0 hours; $30

Audience:  All

Description:  This course is designed to help you understand and use the Ages and Stages Questionnaires to monitor children’s progress and to make sure that all children have the supports needed to succeed. Participants will learn the purpose of these screeners, when and how to use them, how to score and interpret, and best practice for communicating results with families.

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Equity, Equality, & Diversity: Social Justice in ECE

social justice principles

2.0 hours; $20

Audience:  All

Description:  Learn about the concepts of social justice, privilege, what a single story is, how to avoid it, and how to avoid a tourist-y approach to diversity. Only by understanding all of these concepts can we truly provide an equitable experience for all children.

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Creating Culturally Inclusive Infant Toddler Classrooms

2.0 hours; $20

Audience:  Infants/Toddlers

Description:  Is your infant or toddler classroom structured specifically for that age group, or is it more like a watered-down version of the preschool classrooms in your program? Programming specifically for children from birth to 36 months of age is vital.

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The Uniqueness of Infants Toddlers Classrooms

2.5 hours; $25

Audience:  Infant/Toddler

Description:  Every family has a unique culture. But what exactly is culture? This course explores the definitions of culture, values, beliefs, and assumptions. Having a strong understanding of these concepts helps to establish a strong foundation for partnerships with families.

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Using the Brigance Early Childhood III Screening Tool

3.0 hours; $30

Audience:  Preschool

Description:  This course is designed to help you understand and apply the screening tool to assist in the development of child-focused plans of action. We will go over the purpose of the tool, how to use the tool, how to apply the results to your classroom, and how to share the results with parents.

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Creating Your Science Curriculum

Preschool Science

3.0 hours; $30

Audience:  Preschool

Description:  This workshop will explore the types of science experiences that are appropriate for preschoolers. You will learn about the 3 areas of science curriculum that should be part of every early childhood classroom and walk away with lots of ideas on science activities.

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Creating Your Math Curriculum

3.0 hours; $30

Audience:  Preschool

Description:  This workshop will help you understand the types of math experiences that preschoolers should have access to in a preschool classroom. You will learn about number sense, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis.

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FREE Health and Safety Training Opportunities

July 30, 2022 - CAMPBELL COUNTY - First Aid and Pediatric CPR Certification & Epi-Pen and Blood Borne Pathogens Training - 9 AM - noon

Location:  Fire Training Center, 10 Fire Training Drive, Highland Heights, KY  41076

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August 27, 2022 - CAMPBELL COUNTY - First Aid and Pediatric CPR Certification & Epi-Pen and Blood Borne Pathogens Training - 9 AM - noon

Location:  Fire Training Center, 10 Fire Training Drive, Highland Heights, KY  41076

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September 10, 2022 - BOONE COUNTY - First Aid and Pediatric CPR Certification & Epi-Pen and Blood Borne Pathogens Training - 9 AM - noon

Location: Kentucky Career Center, 8020 Veterans Memorial Dr. Florence, KY  41042

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September 24, 2022 - CAMPBELL COUNTY - First Aid and Pediatric CPR Certification & Epi-Pen and Blood Borne Pathogens Training - 9 AM - noon

Location:  Fire Training Center, 10 Fire Training Drive, Highland Heights, KY  41076

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Interested in hosting a CPR, First Aid, Epi-pen, & Blood Borne Pathogens Training at your Program?

For More Information, email bjackson@eclearn.org

 

Training for Family Child Care Network (FCCN)

Family Child Care Network Training – these titles are for Registered, Certified and Type II providers caring for children in their home in Kentucky.  Content will pertain to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and young school age children as well as the business side of running an in-home program. These training opportunities are FREE and funded through the Family Child Care Network and will be region specific.  When registering, please make sure it is for your specific region/county.

FCCN Northern Bluegrass Region

Boone, Bourbon, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, and Scott Counties

Saturday, July 30 2022 Family Child Care Network First Annual Conference

Are you a Family Child Care Provider? The Northern Bluegrass Family Child Care Network serves Registered, Certified, and Type II providers in Boone, Bourbon, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, and Scott Counties.

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FCCN Salt River Region

Anderson, Franklin, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Woodford Counties

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ONSITE Did you know that EC LEARN can bring training to your program for in-person or virtual workshops to fit your staff’s needs?

 

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Training Color-Code Key

At EC LEARN we value the importance of meeting your specific needs through professional development. We have categorized our training by color to indicate the appropriate audience for each session. Please see the color codes and definitions below:

Training For All!

These titles are for all providers (including family child care) and will pertain to all age groups – Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and young School-Age age children.

Infant/Toddler

These titles are best suited for infant and toddler teachers and will pertain to infants and toddler-aged children.

Preschool

These titles are best suited for preschool teachers and will pertain to preschooler aged children.

School Age

These titles are best suited for providers caring for school age children and the content will pertain to school age children.

Administrators

These titles are best suited for administrators, directors, owners, or those supervising staff.

Family Child Care Network

These titles are for Registered, Certified and Type II providers caring for children in their home in Kentucky.  Content will pertain to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and young school age children as well as the business side of running an in-home program. These training opportunities are FREE and funded through the Family Child Care Network and will be region specific.  When registering, please make sure it is for your specific region/county.

View or download the color-code PDF.

*The fee for these workshops has been funded by a generous grant from the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky from Coronavirus Relief Fund.

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