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Introduction to Registered Family Child Care- Part Two


with Massie

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 24, 2023 at 2 pm
1 additional session on Mar 8, 2023

STOP- Please note:There are two parts to the Introduction to Registered Family Child Care (IRF). You can register for Part 2 after you have completed the IRF Part One online class located at This must be completed first!

The Introduction to Registered Family Child Care Part Two is the required in-person training you must attend after completing the online IRF Part One to become a provider. This free class provides you with a rule book, resources to help you be successful in your new business, information about the role of Child Care Resource & Referral, what quality child care looks like and much more. You must pre-register. Set One in PM

Trauma and Types of Trauma


with Courtney Bowen

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 2, 2023 at 6 pm

Within this training, participants will take an in-depth look into Trauma and Types of Trauma. Providers will explore the impact trauma has on individuals and the communities in which they live and learn. Participants will continue to increase their knowledge surrounding the topic of trauma and the types of trauma occurring in everyday life. Set Two in HSN

Recreation of Nap Time Rituals


with Michelle Rowland

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2023 at 6 pm

The training is intended to support early educators in examining their current nap time schedule and designing a new nap time ritual that affects every child in the classroom positively. Set Two in HSN/ UGB

Tough Talks: Effective Communication with Parents


with Massie

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2023 at 6 pm

This session provides an introduction to effective communication with families. We will discuss and identify ways to build relationships, communicate in positive ways, and address tough conversations. Set One in FCS

Autism, Play and Child Care


with Joyce McCoy

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 16, 2023 at 6 pm

This class will explore why children with autism need assistance and adaptation to allow play to be as successful as possible. We will explore what is play and why it is necessary for typical development. We will examine different areas of play, activities, toys, and adaptations providers can use. Set Two in SN

Sensory Processing Challenges: Meeting Needs and Managing Meltdowns


with Jenna Sanders

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 21, 2023 at 6 pm

Children with sensory processing challenges have unique needs. When these sensory needs aren’t met, meltdowns are inevitable. Examine different types of sensory needs as well and learn to implement strategies to prevent and manage these meltdowns. Set Two in SN

Applying Principles of Respect


with Aoife Magee

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 22, 2023 at 6 pm

Respectful interactions with others is the cornerstone for successful relationships. In this workshop, participants will examine the elements of constructive dialog and communication skills. Participants will also explore the characteristics of teams who effectively collaborate and what it takes to show courageous leadership with others. Set Two in PM

Guidance Strategies for Supporting Children in Home Child Care Settings


with Parsons

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 23, 2023 at 6 pm

This training is designed for family child care providers. Participants will understand typical social/emotional development and learn best practices for discipline, proactive guidance strategies, and how to respond to behavior issues for children ages birth through age 12. Set One in UGB

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