Training Classes

All trainings have an associated fee, with the exception of DOE courses that do not have student fees. The class fee will normally be $5, $10, or $15.

Students must fill out a registration form. ELC must receive all fees and registration forms prior to 48 hours in advance of the class. PayPal, money order, checks and “no change required” cash are accepted to reserve a spot in a class. Cash is only accepted in person at the ELC office. Do not send cash in the mail.

To reserve a spot in classes that do not have an associated fee, or for general questions, please call the Early Learning Coalition at (941) 757-2900 extension 250.

For information on the 40+5 classes required to become a child care professional, please see our Credential and Transcript Information.

Please be advised, if you are in a QRIS program and the course is free or discounted, please email professionaldevelopment@elc-manatee.org with your request to register.

Upcoming Classes

Preschool CLASS: Classroom Organization
Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. Please check the training calendar for alternate dates/times. For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Full Course) 3/4/17
Saturday Mar 4, 2017 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn the appropriate techniques for applying standard first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with and without AED’s.  Certification from the American Red Cross is good for two years.  Participants take home Adult and Pediatric Ready Reference cards.  Participants must supply a unique email address that the American Red Cross will attach to their training record. Limited class enrollment. Inservice hours: 5.5

Cost: $50.00 per participant, $35.00 for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by March 1, 2017. QRIS participants MUST contact Professional Development to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

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NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Counting & Number Operations 3/7/17
Tuesday Mar 7, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 2 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website by March 4, 2017. Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter course #7068.

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Silly Rabbit, Signing is for Kids!
Thursday Mar 9, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Daryl Everett of Language, Literacy, and Learning examines the research behind use of sign language with young children. Practice with some basic American Sign Language signs frequently applicable to early care and education settings. Ms. Everett is a M.Ed. in Special Education with certifications in English, ESE, Deaf Education and Earth-Space Science.

Cost: This couse is FREE for all participants. Please R.S.V.P your attendace by March 7, 2017.

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NEW! VPK Administrator Learning Circle 3/14/17
Tuesday Mar 14, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

VPK Administrators are invited to attend the next VPK Learning Circles offered by our DOE/OEL Regional Facilitator, Mary Ann Goodrich. These interactive sessions will provide opportunities to network, share strategies, ideas and resources with your peers. You will receive 1.5 hours of in-service training. Space is limited to 24, and registration is required We look forward to seeing you!

Watch the Provider Update for topics and links to register coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Goodrich at maryann.goodrich@oel.myflorida.com.

NEW! VPK Teacher Learning Circle 3/14/17
Tuesday Mar 14, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

VPK Teachers are invited to attend the next VPK Learning Circles offered by our DOE/OEL Regional Facilitator, Mary Ann Goodrich. These interactive sessions will provide opportunities to network, share strategies, ideas and resources with your peers. You will receive 1.5 hours of in-service training. Space is limited to 24, and registration is required. We look forward to seeing you!

Watch the Provider Update for topics and links to register coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Goodrich at maryann.goodrich@oel.myflorida.com.

Preschool CLASS: Instructional Support
Tuesday Mar 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This session will explore the three dimensions of the Instructional Support domain of the Pre-K Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Concept Development, Quality of Feedback, and Language Modeling. Teachers who are effective in this domain have children who gain usable knowledge that is connected and organized, who are aware of their own thinking processes, and who develop rich and meaningful language patterns and vocabulary.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by March 24, 2017. QRIS Participants MUST contact Professional Development at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

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Toddler CLASS: Emotional & Behavioral Support
Tuesday Apr 4, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This session will explore the five dimensions of the Emotional and Behavioral Support domain of the Toddler Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Positive Climate, Negative Climate, Teacher Sensitivity, Regard for Child Perspectives, and Behavior Guidance. We will examine how teachers who are effective in these areas build relationships, and support children as they learn self-regulation.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by March 31, 2017. QRIS Participants MUST contact Professional Development at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Register Now

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Making Sense of Sets & Numbers 4/6/17
Thursday Apr 6, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking number sense standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking number sense standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course. 

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website by April 4, 2017. Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter course #7259.

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Toddler CLASS: Engaged Support for Learning
Tuesday Apr 11, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This session will explore the three dimensions of the Engaged Support for Learning domain of the Toddler Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Facilitation of Learning and Development, Quality of Feedback, and Language Modeling. We will examine how teachers who are effective in these areas have children who the foundation for future learning, development, thinking, reasoning, persistence, attention, motivation, and complex language skills.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by April 7, 2017. QRIS Participants MUST contact Professional Development at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Kerry Gaylord at (941) 757-2900 ext. 244.

Register Now

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Counting & Number Operations 4/13/17
Thursday Apr 13, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 2 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website . Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter the course number (TBD).

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Infant CLASS: Responsive Caregiving
Tuesday Apr 18, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This session will explore the four dimensions of the Responsive Caregiving domain of the Infant Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Relational Climate, Teacher Sensitivity, Facilitated Exploration, and Early Language Support. We will examine how teachers who are effective in these areas build relationships with their children, and set the stage for children go on to achieve higher outcomes.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by April 14, 2017. QRIS Participants MUST contact Professional Development at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Kerry Gaylord at (941) 757-2900 ext. 244.

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ASQ3 & ASQ:SE Overview
Wednesday Apr 19, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics including screening and assessment will be discussed as well as exploring the new features of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires Third Edition and the ASQ: Social-Emotional Screening Tool. Participants will be actively involved observing children and completing ASQs.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by April 17, 2017. QRIS Participants MUST contact Professional Development at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Kerry Gaylord at (941) 757-2900 ext. 244.

Register Now

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Patterns & Measurement 4/20/17
Thursday Apr 20, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 3 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking patterns and measurement standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking patterns and measurement standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course. 

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website by April 18, 2017. Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter course #7086.

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Full Course) 4/22/17
Saturday Apr 22, 2017 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn the appropriate techniques for applying standard first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with and without AED’s.  Certification from the American Red Cross is good for two years.  Participants take home Adult and Pediatric Ready Reference cards.  Participants must supply a unique email address that the American Red Cross will attach to their training record. Limited class enrollment. Inservice hours: 5.5

Cost: $50.00 per participant, $35.00 for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by April 20, 2017. QRIS participants MUST contact Professional Development to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Register Now

Autism
Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Beverly King, USF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities presentation, this course will center on classroom strategies for working with children who are on the Autism spectrum.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by May 17, 2017. QRIS Participants MUST contact Professional Development at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Register Now

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Making Sense of Sets & Numbers 5/22/17
Monday May 22, 2017 6:00 am - 9:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking number sense standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking number sense standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website by May 20, 2017. Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter course #7260.

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

NEW! VPK Administrator Learning Circle 5/31/17
Wednesday May 31, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

VPK Administrators are invited to attend the next VPK Learning Circles offered by our DOE/OEL Regional Facilitator, Mary Ann Goodrich. These interactive sessions will provide opportunities to network, share strategies, ideas and resources with your peers. You will receive 1.5 hours of in-service training. Space is limited to 24, and registration is required. We look forward to seeing you!

Watch the Provider Update for topics and links to register coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Goodrich at maryann.goodrich@oel.myflorida.com.

NEW! VPK Teacher Learning Circle 5/31/17
Wednesday May 31, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

VPK Teachers are invited to attend the next VPK Learning Circles offered by our DOE/OEL Regional Facilitator, Mary Ann Goodrich. These interactive sessions will provide opportunities to network, share strategies, ideas and resources with your peers. You will receive 1.5 hours of in-service training. Space is limited to 24, and registration is required. We look forward to seeing you!

Watch the Provider Update for topics and links to register coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Goodrich at maryann.goodrich@oel.myflorida.com.

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Counting & Number Operations 6/5/17
Monday Jun 5, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 2 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website . Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter the course number (TBD).

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Patterns & Measurement 6/12/17
Monday Jun 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 3 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking patterns and measurement standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking patterns and measurement standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course. 

This course is FREE. All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website . Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter the course number (TBD).

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Full Course) 6/17/17
Saturday Jun 17, 2017 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn the appropriate techniques for applying standard first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with and without AED’s.  Certification from the American Red Cross is good for two years.  Participants take home Adult and Pediatric Ready Reference cards.  Participants must supply a unique email address that the American Red Cross will attach to their training record. Limited class enrollment. Inservice hours: 5.5

Cost: $50.00 per participant, $35.00 for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by June 15, 2017. QRIS participants MUST contact Professional Development to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Register Now

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Shapes & Spatial Relationships 6/19/17
Monday Jun 19, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 4 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking geometry and spatial relationships standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking patterns and measurement standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course. 

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website by June 17, 2017. Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter course #7094.

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.