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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.

Click here to download a copy of the most recent training calendar.

 

Current Schedule

Course: What's New With the ECERS? 4/13/15 - CANCELLED
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Integrating the VPK Standards: Phonological Awareness 4/14/15
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Participants will explore creating a developmentally appropriate activity, related to a bechmark in phonological awareness. Emphasis is on planning, implementation, teacher self-reflection, and documentation of the activity.

This is an instructor-led course. It is not offered online. Cost is FREE to all participants.

DOE Course # 5742

Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 4:10pm will not be permitted to attend. Food and drink are allowed.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Florida Early Learning & Developmental Standards - Birth to Five 4/15/15 - CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Study Group: Curriculum Follow-Up & Assistance 4/23/15
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bring your planning sheets, your copies of your curriculum, your standards books, and any questions you may have. Each session is an open-ended work group to assist you with your planning and your understanding of your program’s curriculum. Plan together with co-workers or with staff from other
programs who use the same curriculum, sharing brains and resources. The Ellison die cut machine and the laminators (small and large) will be available for your use. The Coalition has some additional resource books that may help with ideas. Even those using a more prescriptive curriculum like Frog Street can come and get help adjusting the curriculum to meet individual needs.

Register by Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Please remember to provide the name of your center and the name(s) of staff attending. Cost is FREE for all participants.

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


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: VPK Assessment Instructional Implications 4/27/15
Monday, April 27, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This professional development training is appropriate for VPK directors, administrators, and teachers. Participants will learn how to interpret the VPK Assessment scores and how to use them to inform classroom instruction.

This is an instructor-led course. It is not offered online. Cost is FREE for all participants.

DOE Course # 5743
Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training
Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 4:10pm will not be permitted to attend. Food and drink are allowed.


Where: Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: What's New With the ECERS? 4/28/15
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Expressing Your Emotions Through Books 4/29/15
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will be discussing a variety of books about feelings and emotions. Sometimes, it’s hard for children to open up about how they are feeling inside. We will discuss ways to use children’s books to talk about different topics-being shy, getting angry, it’s okay to be different, etc.

Register by Monday, April 27, 2015 with paid fee. Please remember to provide the name of your center and the name(s) of staff attending. Cost is $5.00, FREE to QRIS participants.

For general questions, please contact Tina Trivers at (941) 757-2900 ext 243.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: Florida Early Learning Standards for Four-Year-Olds 5/4/15
Monday, May 4, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm

This training provides an overview of the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and examples of developmentally appropriate instructional techniques for four-year-old children.

It addresses the history and development of the Standards through a PowerPoint presentation, video clips, and  hands-on activities. This is an instructor-led course. It is not offered online. Cost is FREE for all participants.

DOE Course # 5744
Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 4:10pm will not be permitted to attend. Food and drink are allowed.

** This course must show on transcripts of all non-degreed VPK Lead Teachers from July 1, 2014 forward **


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Provider Contract Renewal Orientation 5/6 & 5/9/15
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:30am - 2:00pm

ATTENTION SCHOOL READINESS PROVIDERS:
The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County (ELC) will be holding mandatory contract renewal meetings this year to review the State of Florida Statewide Provider Contract and its requirements. ELC Department Staff will be available to answer any questions during the meetings.

Wednesday May 6th, 2015:   11:30am- 2:00pm OR 6:30pm- 9:00pm
Saturday May 9th, 2015:        9:00am to 11:30am

All providers must register to attend and it is strongly recommended that owners and directors attend.  Space is limited so register today! 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE INCLUDE NAME(S) OF STAFF ATTENDING, CENTER NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE AND TIME ATTENDING.

For general questions, please contact the Provider Relations Department at (941) 757-2900 ext. 270.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: What's New With the ECERS? 5/6/15
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Director's Forum 5/7/15
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Network, brainstorm, and learn from other directors about common topics or current events. Part of each meeting will inlcude a discussion of curent legislative issues including recommendations from the Early Learning Advisory Council, FLAEYC, and FACCM. The main topic for this month has yet to be determined.

Register by Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Please remember to provide the name of your center and the name(s) of staff attending. Cost is FREE for all participants.

1.5 Inservice Hours


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: How to Administer the VPK Assessment 5/7/15
Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm

In this professional development, participants will learn the purpose of the VPK Assessment as well as how to administer, record, and score each of the assessment measures.

This is an instructor-led course. It is not offered online. Cost is FREE to all participants.

DOE Course # 5745
Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 4:10pm  will not be permitted to attend. Food and drink are allowed.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Study Group: Curriculum Follow-UP & Assistance 5/14/15
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bring your planning sheets, your copies of your curriculum, your standards books, and any questions you may have. Each session is an open-ended work group to assist you with your planning and your understanding of your program’s curriculum. Plan together with co-workers or with staff from other
programs who use the same curriculum, sharing brains and resources. The Ellison die cut machine and the laminators (small and large) will be available for your use. The Coalition has some additional resource books that may help with ideas. Even those using a more prescriptive curriculum like Frog Street can come and get help adjusting the curriculum to meet individual needs.

Register by Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Please remember to provide the name of your center and the name(s) of staff attending. Cost is FREE for all participants.

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


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED for Adult, Child, Infant 5/16/15
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30am - 2:30pm

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. PLEASE VEIW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: What's New With the ECERS? 5/20/15
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Teaching Strategies GOLD Overview 5/28/15
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: How to Administer the ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE 6/2/15
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

Register by Friday, May 29, 2015 with paid fee. Please remember to include the name of your center and the name(s) of staff attending.

Cost is $5.00 for each participant. It is FREE for all QRIS & TS GOLD providers. Participants arriving after 6:10pm will not be permitted to attend. Food and drink are allowed.

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


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: Sensory Processing Disorder: Kids Who Feel Too Much 6/10/15
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. In this presentation, we will discuss the symptoms, causes and treatment of the disorder. Also, we will discuss strategies to help a child with sensory
processing disorder in the classroom.

Register by Monday, June 8, 2015 with paid fee. Please remember to provide the name of your center and name(s) of staff attending. Cost is $5.00, FREE to QRIS participants.

For general questions, please contact Tina Trivers at (941) 757-2900 ext 243.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: Director's Forum 6/11/15
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Network, brainstorm, and learn from other directors about common topics or current events. Part of each meeting will inlcude a discussion of curent legislative issues including recommendations from the Early Learning Advisory Council, FLAEYC, and FACCM. The main topic for this month has yet to be determined.

Register by Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Please remember to provide the name of your center and the name(s) of staff attending. Cost is FREE for all participants.

1.5 Inservice Hours


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED for Adult, Child, Infant 6/13/15
Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:30am - 2:30pm

Learn the appropriate techniques for applying standard first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with and without AED’s. (1/2 hour lunch)

Register by Thursday, June 11, 2015 with the paid fee. Please remember to provide your center name and name(s) of staff attending. Cost is $50.00 per participant, $35.00 for QRIS participants.

Cancellations received at least two business days prior to each course will be eligible for fee transfer/refund. After that time, no transfers/refunds will be issued.

Limit: 20 participants per class

In-service hours: 5.5


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: School Readiness/Babysitter's Training/Pediatric First Aid & CPR Series 6/15-6/16/15
Monday, June 15, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm

This 2-part series is designed for students ages 11 through 15 who want to start their own babysitting business. It combines American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training with Pediatric First Aid and CPR, and adds an introduction to school readiness and its importance with young children.

Part 1: Monday, June 15, 2015    9:00am-4:00pm (1/2 hour lunch)

Part 2: Tuesday, June 16, 2015   9:00am-4:00pm (1/2 hour lunch)

Parents/Guardians must register the participants by contacting AnnaMaria Carleton at (941) 757-2900 ext 272 or acarleton@elc-manatee.org by Friday, June 12, 2015.

Cost is FREE for all participants.

Limit: 16 participants


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Florida Early Learning & Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds 6/17/15
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: How to Administer the VPK Assessment 6/17/15
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: Study Group: Curriculum Follow-Up & Assistance 6/18/14
Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bring your planning sheets, your copies of your curriculum, your standards books, and any questions you may have. Each session is an open-ended work group to assist you with your planning and your understanding of your program’s curriculum. Plan together with co-workers or with staff from other
programs who use the same curriculum, sharing brains and resources. The Ellison die cut machine and the laminators (small and large) will be available for your use. The Coalition has some additional resource books that may help with ideas. Even those using a more prescriptive curriculum like Frog Street can come and get help adjusting the curriculum to meet individual needs.

Register by Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Please remember to provide the name of your center and the name(s) of staff attending. Cost is FREE for all participants.

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


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
Register Now!



Course: Integrating the VPK Standards: Phonological Awareness 6/23/15
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLESE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



Course: VPK Assessment Instructional Implications 6/25/15
Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE VIEW THE TRAINING CALENDAR FOR ALTERNATE DATES/TIMES.


Where: Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221



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Click here to download a copy of the most recent training calendar.

 

*Refunds will only be issued to those cancelling registration prior to 48 hours before the start of class.
*Enrollees who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the class will not be admitted and will forfeit their fees.