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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 this quarter's provider training calendar.

Click here to download a copy of the summer's provider training calendar.

 

Current Schedule

Course: Director's Forum 7/10/14
Thursday, July 10, 2014 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. Jean Shoemaker will be joining us to discuss medication safety and pool safety for all children.

Participants must register by Wednesday July 9, 2014.

Cost is FREE for all participants.


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



Course: Florida Early Learning & Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds 7/15/14
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 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 # 5086
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 all VPK Lead Teacher transcrips by July 1, 2014 **


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



Course: Integrating the VPK Standards: Phonological Awareness 7/17/14
Thursday, July 17, 2014 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 # 5095
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: American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for Adult & Child 7/19/14
Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:30am - 2:30pm

Learn the appropriate techniques for applying standard first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with and without AED’s.

Cost: $50.00 per participant, $35.00 for those in QRIS programs.

8:30 am-2:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)

Register with payment by two business days prior to each course. 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.

A twenty person limit will be maintained in order to maximize participation.


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



Course: Teaching Strategies GOLD Overview 7/24/14
Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In this training, participants will be provided with an overview of the Teaching Strategies GOLD observational assessment system. We will review its purpose, structure, identify key aspects of the system and review the assessment cycle.  Participants will actively observe children in video clips, assigning an appropriate level to each based on their observations.


Register by Wednesday July 23, 2014 with paid fee.
Cost:  $5.00, FREE to all QRIS and TSGOLD participants


Participants arriving after 6:40pm 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: How to Administer the VPK Assessment 7/28/14
Monday, July 28, 2014 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 # 5089
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: VPK Assessment Instructional Implications 7/30/14
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 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 # 5092
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: Teaching Strategies GOLD Overview 8/6/14
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In this training, participants will be provided with an overview of the Teaching Strategies GOLD observational assessment system. We will review its purpose, structure, identify key aspects of the system and review the assessment cycle.  Participants will actively observe children in video clips, assigning an appropriate level to each based on their observations.


Register by Tuesday August 5, 2014 with paid fee.
Cost:  $5.00, FREE to all QRIS and TSGOLD participants


Participants arriving after 6:40pm 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: Director's Forum 8/7/14
Thursday, August 7, 2014 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. Main topic is yet to be determined.

Participants must register by Wednesday August 6, 2014.

Cost is FREE for all participants.


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



Course: Florida Early Learning & Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds 8/12/14
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm

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 # 5087
Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 9:10am will not be permitted to attend. Food and drink are allowed.

** This course must show on all VPK Lead Teacher transcrips by July 1, 2014 **


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



Course: Integrating the VPK Standards: Phonological Awareness 8/12/14
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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 # 5096
Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 1:10pm 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: How to Administer the ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE 8/13/14
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 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.

Trainers: Kerry Gaylord and Anna Maria Carleton

Register by Tuesday August 12, 2014 with paid fee.

Cost: $5.00, FREE to all QRIS participants

Contact Kerry Gaylord at (941) 757-2900 ext. 244 with any questions.


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



Course: How to Administer the VPK Assessment 8/14/14
Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm

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 # 5090
Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 9:10am  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: VPK Assessment Instructional Implications 8/14/14
Thursday, August 14, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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 # 5093
Register online at www.myflorida.com/childcare/training
Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Participants arriving after 1:10pm 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: American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for Adult & Child 8/16/14
Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:30am - 2:30pm

Learn the appropriate techniques for applying standard first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with and without AED’s.

Cost: $50.00 per participant, $35.00 for those in QRIS programs.

8:30 am-2:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)

Register with payment by two business days prior to each course. 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.

A twenty person limit will be maintained in order to maximize participation.


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



Course: Red Cross Babysitting Training 10/20/14
Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm

Please Join us for Red Cross Babysitting Training on October 20, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
*Please provide a sack lunch for your child

Ages 11-14 years old

Cost is FREE for all participants.

To register contact AnnaMaria Carleton
acarleton@elc-manatee.org or 757-2900 ext. 272


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



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Click here to download a copy of this quarter's provider 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.