Child Care & Education: For Professionals
A self-paced, online series for early childhood providers, teachers and directors. The Essentials Child Care Preservice Series provides helpful answers to many questions about creating a safe environment, preparing for an emergency, transporting children, preventing and controlling infectious diseases, handling and storing hazardous materials, giving medication, managing food allergies, creating a safe sleep environment for infants, preventing shaken baby syndrome, supporting cultural diversity and understanding homelessness.
A 30-unit program to provide child care center and preschool staff a full program-based orientation that is delivered on-site with director supervision and input.
Environment Rating Scale workshops offer step-by-step guidance for making helpful changes that can make a real difference in the work you do with young children.
Environment Rating Scale assessments are part of Iowa’s Quality Rating System. A trained assessor from Iowa State University will complete an assessment on the program using the appropriate Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-R, ITERS-R, ECERS-R, or SACERS).
Online learning for early childhood professionals -- no travel, substitutes, or late nights! Participate from any computer with Internet access.
Workshops designed for child care providers to learn about healthy, affordable food choices and physical activities for children.
Workshops offerings - Nature Explore, Growing Up Wild, and Eco-Healthy Child Care® ONLINE - for early childhood professionals focused on introducing nature and science to young children.
An early literacy program designed to increase the amount and quality of time parents and young children spend together in literacy activities.
I-Consult supports Iowa Consultation Services that build high quality early care and education programs.