Online CCR&R Training and Webinars

CCR&R offers no-cost, interactive webinars for early childhood professionals. It is now easier than ever to improve your business and the quality of services for children.

Browse the July 2023 to June 2024 webinar schedule below to see if there is a training option to fit your professional development goals. Need help with planning your training for the year? Connect with your Child Care Consultant and make your Professional Development Plan (Spanish) today!

REGISTRATION: Please register for all training on i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry. We recommend searching for the training title to register, as the CCR&R online trainings will be hosted by each region.


Virtual Statewide Training Options

 

March

EC-PBIS-PS Module 1, 2, 3 Make-up
3/5/24 at 6:00 p.m.

Thinking Like a Detective: Using Case Studies to Understand Behavior
3/6/24 at 6:30 p.m.
HHS Training Credit:  2 clock hours
Instructor: Barbara Sorrels
Hosted by: CCR&R of NW Iowa
Participants will learn strategies to look at children's behavior through the five developmental lenses and identify strategies for support. 

Understanding Respectful and Mindful Interactions
3/7/24 at 6:00 p.m.
HHS Training Credit: 3 clock hours
Instructor: Susan Dannen, MS, LSI
Hosted by: CCR&R of Central Iowa
Participants will learn the definition of mindfulness as the concept relates to building positive and respectful professional relationships in the child care workplace. Participants will discuss ways to promote positive, respectful communication with co-workers. Participants will explore and "try-out" examples of respectful communication among adults in a child care workplace.  

Understanding Science for Early Learners
3/13/24 at 6:30 p.m.
HHS Training Credit: 2 clock hours
Instructor: Cindy Terebush
Hosted by CCR&R of SE Iowa
Early learners are natural scientists; yet, educators are often hesitant to plan science as often as other content area activities.  Learn about the importance of science activities, how to be a facilitator of children's explorations and what is needed in your science area to enhance what children do naturally - inquire, explore and investigate.

Physical Fitness and the Early Childhood Curriculum
3/19/24 at 6:00 p.m.
HHS Training Credit: 2 clock hours
Instructor: Rae Pica
Hosted by CCR&R of NW Iowa
Should children's physical fitness be the responsibility of early childhood professionals? Yes! We are responsible for children's bodies as well as their minds. This participatory workshop explores the concept of developmentally appropriate physical activity, the five health-related components of physical fitness, and ideas for helping young children to become lifelong movers. 

 

April

School Age Matters
4/3/24 at 10:00 a.m.
Series training of 5 sessions 4/3-5/1/24
Hosted by: CCR&R of SE Iowa
This series training is made up of 5 sessions that will allow providers to obtain the skills needed to care for school age children enrolled in a Child Development Home, Center or School Age Center. Topics covered include: Human Interactions and Communication, Child Development, Healthy and Safe Practices, Program Planning and Activities, and Ethics in School Age Care.

All Children Belong! Let's INCLUDE Them! Caring for Children with Disabilities.
4/15/24 at 6:30 p.m.
HHS Training Credit:  2 clock hours
Instructor: Melinda Aman
Hosted by: CCR&R of SW Iowa
The training is intended for child care professionals who may or may not, currently, care for children with disabilities. Participants will learn about disability laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA. Participants will gain an understanding of child development and the cues and clues that may indicate a concern for a child's development. Participants will explore strategies of communication with families, parents, and guardians.

Suspension and Expulsion-A National Epidemic with Long-Term Consequences
4/18/24 at 6:30 p.m.
HHS Training Credit:  2 clock hours
Instructor: Cindy Terebush, MS, Early Childhood Studies
Hosted by: CCR&R of NE Iowa
Did you know that each year, thousands of preschool-age children are suspended or expelled from their early childhood programs? According to the statistics, preschool-age children experience expulsion at a rate that is 3 1/2 times higher than children in grades K-12. Suspension and expulsion in the early childhood years have long-term consequences on individual children and on our society as a whole. Join us to reflect on why this is happening, what we can do to prevent it, and how we can break this cycle.

EC-PBIS-Preschool
4/22/24 at 6:30 p.m.
Series training of nine two-hour sessions from 4/22-5/3/24
Hosted by: CCR&R of SE Iowa
The Early Childhood-Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (EC-PBIS) Preschool series teaches participants how to apply the Pyramid Model model to classroom-based settings for ages 3-5.  The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices that reduces challenging behavior and supports the development of children’s social and emotional skills.  Content in Modules 1-3 cover Nurturing & Responsive Relationships, High-Quality Supportive Environments and Teaching Social-Emotional Skills.

 

May

Projects, Crafts and Art: Understanding the Differences
5/9/24 at 6:30 p.m.
HHS Training Credit: 2 clock hours
Instructor: Cindy Terebush
Hosted by CCR&R of SE Iowa
Projects are not crafts.  Crafts are not art. For many years, we have used the words project, craft and art interchangeably.  They are not actually the same.  Experience the difference and discover how each impacts children’s learning and development.

It's Not Opposite Day: How No is Your Most Powerful Yes.
5/21/24 at 6:30 p.m.
HHS Training Credit:  2 clock hours
Instructor:  Kelly Matthews
Hosted by: CCR&R of NW Iowa
Child care program leaders and providers are pulled in a million different directions. So much is asked of us and finding any sort of balance can feel out of reach. Join us for this interactive session where we explore what's all on our plates, define our relationship to requests and investigate what powerful possibilities emerge when we say no.


All Our Kin Virtual Business Series

This Virtual Business Series is designed to support adult learners to have positive and successful learning experiences, so they leave with the knowledge and relationships to sustain and grow their family child care businesses. It is a 10-week series designed to cover key aspects of running a family child care business including marketing, contracts, policy handbook, risk management & emergency preparedness, income & expenses, financial management, time-space percentage and recordkeeping for taxes. Each week there will be 2 hours of large group class time, 1 hour of learning lab groups with other child care home providers to practice the new skills learned in class and 30 minutes of self-study work to complete in between sessions.

Register on i-PoWeR
Series start date: August 24, January 10, March 5

 

ChildNet 3.0

ChildNet 3.0 is 25 hours of interactive, applicable and supportive professional education provided through live online or classroom delivery.  Intended participants are Child Development Home 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.

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Series start date: August 15, September 7, September 19, October 3, January 4, January 30, February 6

 

School Age Matters

This series of training is made up of five sessions that will allow providers to obtain the skills needed to care for school-age children enrolled in a Child Development Home (CDH), Center or School-Age Center. Topics covered include: Human Interactions and Communication, Child Development, Healthy and Safe Practices, Progam Planning and Activities, and Ethics in School-Age Care.

Register on i-PoWeR
Series start date: October 2, November 14