Childcare Training

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | Off-Site

A variety of workshops for those employed in the child care field or for those interested in learning more about working with children. Explore discipline, autism, and child abuse, along with childcare provider First Aid CPR AED.

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Continuing Education

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314-984-7777

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NEW! Culturally Responsive Teaching: K-12 Educators

Gain a paradigm-shifting perspective on pedagogies of equity in this learning series exclusively for local educators. Centered on social justice, cultural diversity, and socio-emotional competencies in the K-12 classroom, this course creates a collaborative inquiry space in which educators will utilize a consultancy process (from the National School Reform Faculty) to engage with other educational practitioners. The goal is to establish a much-needed social justice community of practice in the greater metropolitan Saint Louis area. The learning built from this collaborative will enable educators to manage the complexities of social, political, and institutional issues, while also increasing the learning outcomes of their student population with culturally-competent curriculum.
EDUC:765 | 8 sessions | $39 Age 60+ | $39 Regular
P02 | Th 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Heather Porter | Feb. 7-March 28 | Innovation Hall, Large Pod

Discipline for School-Agers

Learning to manage groups of school-agers (ages five to 10) is always a challenge. We will look at ways to enrich the environment and increase developmentally appropriate choices for school-agers to reduce discipline challenges. You will gain positive techniques and tips to manage group activities and ensure that your day goes more smoothly.
CCPR:702 | 1 session | $19 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P03 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Geraldine Jasper | April 11 | FP-G, 323

Early Warning Signs of Learning Disabilities

Learn observable characteristics and behaviors that may suggest disabilities, delays or potential learning problems during ages birth through seven. Discussion of the need for further child assessment and evaluation. Co-sponsored by the St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association.
CCPR:723 | 1 session | $25 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P03 | M 7-9 p.m. | STL Learning Disabilities Assoc. | May 6 | FV-CDC, 110

NEW! Gardening With Children

Get connected to nature with children in your care! This session will explore gardening and cooking by encouraging healthy eating while enjoying nurturing nature. Learn how to grow produce from the garden and take it to your childcare table with gardening tips.
CCPR:710 | 1 session | $19 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P05 | M 7-9 p.m. | Elaina Mensinger | March 11 | FV-CDC, 110

How and When to Talk to Parents

Gain helpful methods for communicating your concerns with parents about their child's education. Specific consultation strategies and techniques are demonstrated. Discussion of how to talk to parents to build and maintain positive relationships. Co-sponsored by Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.
CCPR:714 | 1 session | $25 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P02 | W 7-9 p.m. | STL Learning Disabilities Assoc. | Feb. 20 | MC-SO, 204

NEW! Implementing Exercise and Nutrition for Children

Do you want to learn how to promote wellness in your classroom or home? Children need guidance with healthy eating and exercise opportunities to prevent illness by adopting healthy lifestyles. Explore healthy meal preparation, nutrition, and exercise activities.
CCPR:703 | 1 session | $19 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P02 | M 7-9 p.m. | Seena Phillips | Feb. 25 Regular | FV-CDC, 110

Language Development: Birth to Age Five

This workshop discusses brain development, the importance of reading to language development, age appropriate books, developmental milestones and appropriate activities for each milestone. Co-Sponsored by St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association.
CCPR:718 | 1 session | $25 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P01 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | STL Learning Disabilities Assoc. | March 26 | FP-G, 323

Nurturing Toddlers and Twos: Encouraging Self-Help Skills

Embrace those incredible independent toddlers and twos by implementing simple self-help skills in the classroom or home. 18-month olds wiping their own nose? Absolutely! Two-year olds helping make lunch? You bet! By allowing independence you will see fewer temper tantrums and more smiles.
CCPR:707 | 1 session | $19 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P02 | M 7-9 p.m. | Elaina Mensinger | April 22 | Katie Hertweck | FV-CDC, 110

Secure Attachment

Back by popular demand! Gain an understanding of attachment theory and its important role in early childhood education. Learn the art and science of nurturing secure attachment for the child in your care. Explore tools that help children develop confidence, empathy, and the ability to self-regulate.
CCPR:707 | 1 session | $19 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P03 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Lisa von Stamwitz | April 2 | FP-G, 323

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Discover characteristics of ADHD in children birth through age six and how symptoms affect each child in unique ways. You will learn techniques for coping with behavior and receive resources for additional help. Co-sponsored by St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.
CCPR:723 | 1 session | $25 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P01 | Th 7-9 p.m. | STL Learning Disabilities Assoc. | April 4 | FP-G, 323

Understanding Autism

Learn characteristics of autism spectrum disorder age birth through age six and how symptoms affect each child in a unique way. You will learn methods for working with these children and available community resources. Co-sponsored by St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.
CCPR:723 | 1 session | $25 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P02 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | STL Learning Disabilities Assoc. | April 23 | MC-SO, 109

Saturday Sessions

Child Care Provider: Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all fifty United States. It teaches child care providers to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an epinephrine pen, as well as child CPR AED, infant CPR and optional modules in adult CPR AED, child mask, infant mask and asthma care training for child care providers. Registration one week prior to course start date is required. No transfers between sessions or refunds given within five business days of class date. Due to the nature of the course you must arrive on time. No admittance after stated start time. Bring a lunch. No refund for late arrival. Attendance Training Policy: As a quality training program, we are required by the DHSS Section for Licensing and Child Care Regulation training to follow specific guidelines for our sessions. Therefore, workshops listed expect participants to arrive on time, be fully present during the session, adhere to break schedules and attend the entire session. Any participant who does not adhere to these requirements will not receive a certificate or a refund. For child care providers only. Child care providers needing approved clock hours must enroll in this course.
CCPR:711 | 1 session | $71 Age 60+ | $97 Regular
P02 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gary Holsapple | Feb. 16 | MC-CE
F04 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gary Holsapple | April 13 | FP-G, 121
P06 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gary Holsapple | May 4 | FV-TC, 105

Discipline and Guidance of Young Children

How do you redirect children's behavior? How do you promote positive peer interactions? How do you communicate with young children and build their self-esteem? Learn new things to do and say in guiding young children.
CCPR:702 | 1 session | $27 Age 60+ | $39 Regular
P01 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Geraldine Jasper | March 30 | FV-CDC, 110

NEW! Math is Literacy

Math is more than counting and adding numbers. In this workshop, learn the language of math using contemporary children's literature as your guide. You will engage with several fun math games and activities for preschool through third grade. This is an excellent workshop for any teacher who does not feel confident in teaching young children math.
CCPR:718 | 1 session | $27 Age 60+ | $35 Regular
P02 | Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Julius Anthony | April 27 | MC-BA, 116

NEW! Nature and Science for Young Children

Explore the natural world through new, fun science activities you can integrate into your daily schedule. Help children wonder, explore and discover with hands-on activities planned for the outdoors.
CCPR:710 | 1 session | $27 Age 60+ | $36 Regular 
P04 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Carrie Kinzel | March 2 | FV-CDC, 110

Supervision and Safety in an Early Childhood Facility

A review of techniques to make supervision and safety a high priority in every childcare facility.
CCPR:702 | 1 session | $27 Age 60+ | $39 Regular
P02 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Geraldine Jasper | April 6 | FV-CDC, 110

Full STEAM Ahead

Back by popular demand! Use children's literature to play and learn across the curriculum bringing STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math) into your weekly preschool curriculum via play-based learning. The session will include a make it and take it activity. Presenter will have a variety of books to peruse on-hand, and each attendee will receive a new children's book to keep.
CCPR:710 | 1 session | $35 Age 60+ | $35 Regular
P02 | Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Ready Readers | May 4 | MC-SO, 109

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