ChildNet 3.0 child care training series is 25 hours of interactive, applicable and supportive professional education provided through live online or classroom delivery. Intended participants are Child Development Home (CDH) providers who care for children while owning and operating a child care business in their home. These business owners have unique needs as their environment is shared between family and home space. Through this series, strategies will be shared on how to optimize time, space and resources to ensure best child care practices are being implemented. Additionally, an optional coaching component is offered to support new skills and procedures as providers strive for quality by obtaining ChildNet Certification.
Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) is a comprehensive registry where you can find and enroll in the Department of Human Services (DHS) approved professional development opportunities related to early childhood and school-age professionals. It will also maintain a record of your professional achievements. Approved training opportunities can be accessed by visiting i-PoWeR below.
Child Development Home (CDH) providers and substitutes who complete the ChildNet 3.0 series training are eligible for ChildNet Certification. To become certified, a provider must:
ChildNet certification is a requirement of Level 3 and above in IQ4K, Iowa Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)
CCR&R strives to support professional education and ensure home providers are offering best child care practices. These resources are intended to assist with implementation of new skills and procedures as providers work to improve the quality of services they offer.
This is a universal tool for the provider and consultant which is applicable to continuous quality improvement actions.
Chart designed to identify the policies required of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Development Home (CDH) regulations, the Quality Rating Improvement System (IQ4K) Levels 1-3, ChildNet Certification and/or Best Practices.
Provider agreement in order to achieve ChildNet Certification.
Checklist is intended to guide providers, consultants and validators through the certification process by using guided questions to prompt knowledge and conversation.
Application for coaching through ChildNet Certification.
Policy and procedure guidance for CCR&R staff.
Policy and procedure guidance for Child Development Homes (CDH).
Checklist to validate the documentation submitted for ChildNet Certification.
Policy guidebook offers suggestions of items to think about when creating policies for a family child care business.
Form to document training requirements prior to registration and tracking of required professional development hours for each registration period.
Form to document provider acknowledgment of insurance.
Sample plan corresponding with ChildNet session 3.
Sample plan corresponding with ChildNet session 4.
Sample plan corresponding with ChildNet session 5.
Sample plan corresponding with ChildNet session 6.
Sample plan corresponding with ChildNet session 8.
Session 1: Laying the Foundation
Session 2: All about Business…Basics
Session 3: Guiding the Developing Child
Session 4: Routines and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Session 5: Environments and a Child’s Learning
Session 6: Eat, Sleep and Go!
Session 7: Talk, Play, Read, Write and Sing
Session 8: Where We Live
Session 9: Keeping Families Engaged
Session 10: Pulling it All Together
Resources to help you understand enrollment for professional development opportunities.
This guidance is intended for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before- and after school c ...
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