Child Care That Works Events

09/03/2014- Eco-Healthy Child Care® ONLINE
Research increasingly shows that the first few years of life are extremely important in shaping a child's future health and development. Since children spend significant periods of time in child care facilities, limiting exposures to environmental health threats in these settings is essential. Child care providers can make small changes that make a

09/04/2014- Early Connections to Nature & Science
An online class for child care providers. This session will emphasize children’s need for physical activity, explore nature’s benefits for children, and highlight free resources plus additional learning opportunities to enhance outdoor experiences for adults and young children. CDA 2. Steps to advance children's physical and intellectual deve

09/04/2014- Early Connections to Nature & Science
 Learn about children’s need for physical activity  Explore nature’s benefits for children  Discover free resources  Find out about additional learning opportunities

09/08/2014- NEST
Free parent education class offered to parents with children ages 0-5. When attending classes you earn points that can be used to purchase items in the NEST store. Items that can be purchased include diapers, wipes, pull-ups, and other baby/toddler related items.

09/08/2014- NEST
Free parent education class offered to parents with children ages 0-5. When attending classes you earn points that can be used to purchase items in the NEST store. Items that can be purchased include diapers, wipes, pull-ups, and other baby/toddler related items.

09/08/2014- NEST
Free parent education class offered to parents with children ages 0-5. When attending classes you earn points that can be used to purchase items in the NEST store. Items that can be purchased include diapers, wipes, pull-ups, and other baby/toddler related items.

09/08/2014- Universal Precautions / Exposure Control Plan
This class is an in-depth look at the risks of disease transmission while caring for children and will provide a basic understanding of infection control and how to reduce the risks. Sign up soon if you don’t want to take the on-line course!  (Meets Licensing Requirements)  

09/08/2014- Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale

09/08/2014- Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R)
The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R) is a nationally recognized scale that assesses the quality of early childhood programs. Child care administrators and providers working with children ages 2.5 to 5-years-old can earn points in the Iowa Quality Rating System by attending this series. Each registered participant MUST attend all 4

09/08/2014- Safe Sleep
This training is appropriate for both child development home providers and center staff working with infants. Participants will gain an understanding of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the risk factors associated with SIDS including risks in the child care setting, implementing risk reduction strategies, developing a safe sleep policy, and em