Child Care That Works Events

01/05/2015- Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale
This DHS-approved series is intended for child development homes/family child care providers. Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale training is a series of four 2-hour trainings. To receive ISU Extension and Outreach training credit required for Quality Rating Scale (QRS) rating point, participants must attend one full series and complete as

01/06/2015- Math for Every Age
If you are able to add 1 + 1 and get 2, you can do math with children. Learn what young children understand about math at each age and simple math activities to do with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. This class provides 2 CEU's.

01/10/2015- American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR
This CPR course is taught by an American Heart Association instructor and covers infant, child and adult CPR. Approximately 1/2 of the class is spent sitting/kneeling on the floor to practice CPR skills on a mannequin. Certification through this course is good for 2 years.

01/10/2015- American Heart Association First Aid
This first aid course is taught by an American Heart Association instructor. Certification through this course is good for 2 years.

01/13/2015- Child Care Provider Nutrition Training
Actions Speak Louder than Words--Program is approved for DHS and the Food Program.

01/15/2015- Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse Training (Live)
This training is a requirement of all caregivers and must be renewed every five years. The intention of this training is to prepare child care providers in an effort to meet state registration and licensing requirements.

01/15/2015- Spend Smart, Eat Smart in the Child Care Business ONLINE CLASS
Good nutrition does not have to be expensive. In this online training, childcare providers will learn strategies to save money on their food expenses while incorporating new ideas into menu planning and food shopping. Presented by Human Sciences Specialists, Nutrition and Health, Barb Fuller and Rachel Wall.

01/18/2015- Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth Ages 10-14
During the first hour of the weekly sessions, parent and youth are separated. As adults discuss problem solving approaches, effective communication and using loving methods to set limits for their son or daughter, youth will engage in topics of how to deal with stress, set goals and handle peer pressure. In the second hour, families unite and inter

01/21/2015- A Great Place to Work; Creating a Healthy Organizational Climate
Program Administrators often have a good impression that things are going well or not so well at their program. They do lack specific information on which areas contribute to those impressions. This session looks closely at how ten dimensions of organizational climate helps shape the quality of work life for staff.

01/26/2015- Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale
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