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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.

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.

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

 

Current Schedule

Course: Toddler CLASS: Engaged Support For Learning 8/24/15 Day
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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 two days prior to the course.

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: Toddler CLASS: Engaged Support For Learning 8/24/15 Evening
Monday, August 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 two days prior to the course.

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: Infant CLASS: Responsive Caregiving 8/25/15 Day
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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 two days prior to the course.

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: Infant CLASS: Responsive Caregiving 8/25/15 Evening
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 two days prior to the course.

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: ASQ3 & ASQ:SE Overview 8/26/15
Wednesday, August 26, 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.

Cost:$5.00per participant, FREEfor those in QRIS programs
Register with payment by Monday August 24, 2015
For general questions, contact KerryGaylord at (941) 757-2900 ext. 244.

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 Standards: Phonological Awareness 9/1/15
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

All must register on the DCF/TMS system online at http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care  Select Training and Credentialing, and then Course Registration. Courses are free but limited in enrollment; let your instructor know if you cannot attend.
Each course receipt has information about food, parking, admitting time, and more. When searching for courses, remember to change “DCF” to “DOE” and search for Course #6037. To confirm registration, log into your training transcript on the DCF website. At the top of the transcript, select the tab “ My Courses.”  A list of both completed trainings, and scheduled courses will be viewable.

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



Course: Understanding Behavior In Children 9/9/15
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This training will be all about behavior in children. We will discuss what children are trying to tell us from their behavior, ways to redirect behavior using positive reinforcement in the classroom, and strategies to manage challenging behavior.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs
Register with payment by Monday September 7, 2015


Where: Early Learning Coalition Training Room, 600 8th Avenue West, Suite 100, Palmetto, FL 34221
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Course: VPK Assessment Instructional Implications 9/23/15
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

All must register on the DCF/TMS system online at http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care  Select Training and Credentialing, and then Course Registration. Courses are free but limited in enrollment; let your instructor know if you cannot attend.
Each course receipt has information about food, parking, admitting time, and more. When searching for courses, remember to change “DCF” to “DOE” and search for Course #6036. To confirm registration, log into your training transcript on the DCF website. At the top of the transcript, select the tab “ My Courses.”  A list of both completed trainings, and scheduled courses will be viewable.

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



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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.