Posted by ICCRR in News on 7/31/2020

Iowa Approved Webinar and Online Training

On 7/28/20, CCR&R released virtual professional development opportunities. Be sure to check with your CCR&R Agency for additional virtual learning options.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many local face-to-face training classes and conferences are being cancelled until further notice. In order to provide child care businesses with opportunities to still get the hours needed for registration and licensing requirements, CCR&R is providing a list of virtual professional development opportunities that are approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

Universal Precautions - 1 hour DHS credit?

  • Presented By: Certified Child Care Health Professionals

  • Intended Audience: Required annually for child care center and preschool staff; optional for Child Development Homes

  • This webinar will provide child care providers with the skills to prevent the risk of infection in child care and how to protect themselves and others using Universal Precautions. Discover how to access, develop and use an Exposure Control Plan, a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This training meets the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) licensing Universal Precautions training requirements and OSHA law.

  • August 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Register Here

  • October 8, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Register Here

Language and Literacy Foundations - 1 hour DHS credit

  • Presented By: Dr. Lauren Starnes, Ph.D., Ed.D. - Child Development Expert

  • Intended Audience: Child Development Homes, Child Care Center Staff

  • This series of webinars will provide strategies on engaging young children's early language and literacy foundations, including vocabulary, pre-writing, pre-reading, and listening skills.
    • Building Vocabulary and Hearing Sounds with Young Children

      • Vocabulary is the foundation upon which all children build their emergent literacy skills. Vocabulary building begins in infancy, continues through adulthood, and is one of the strongest predictors of future reading success. Learn how to build vocabulary with young children through shared book reading, song, and everyday interactions. Along with building strong vocabularies, young children need to be guided through hearing sounds in words- phonological awareness. This is different and distinct from phonics. Through everyday interactions and some careful approaches taken by teachers, children as young as 1 year of age can begin building skills that will help them build into strong future readers.

      • August 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Register Here

    • Dialogic Reading - How to Help Infants and Two-year-old Connect with Books

      • Reading books to children between the ages of 0-2 can be particularly challenging given these young children’s very short attention span. By using this technique, dialogic reading, teachers and caregivers can create conversations with books that naturally draw young children in and boost early literacy skills.

      • October 22, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Register Here

    • Picking the Right Books to Read and Pairing Emergent Writing Activities for Young Children

      • This interactive learning session will help early childhood educators understand the key factors to seek when selecting quality books to read with young children. This session will also provide suggestions on age-appropriate ways to pair high-quality books with emergent writing activities for young children.

      • December 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Register Here

Important Registration Tips! Once you register on the GoToWebinar link, you will receive an email from GoToWebinar confirming your registration. Please keep this email, as you will need the link to enter the class. You will then be AUTO registered on the DHS i-PoWeR Workforce Registry and receive an additional confirmation by email. 


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