Child Care Education for Early Childhood and School-age Professionals

Iowa Early Learning StandardsIowa Early Learning Standards 3rd ed. Orientation - Online

A self-paced, 2-hour online class. The IELS - 3rd edition Orientation provides a detailed overview of the new standards and how to use the standards to plan developmentally appropriate activities and lesson plans. This course uses actual scenarios and demonstrates how to use the standards to support child development.

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Universal Precautions - Online

A self-paced, 1-hour online class. Learn ways to prevent the risk of infection in child care and how to protect yourself and others using Universal Precautions. Discover how to access, develop, and use an Exposure Control Plan, a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

babyEssentials Child Care Preservice - Online

A self-paced, 12-hour 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, understanding child development, supporting cultural diversity and understanding homelessness.

Child care providers

New Staff Orientation Program

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.

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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training

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.

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Environment Rating Scale Assessment

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).

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Child Care Nutrition Training

Workshops designed for child care providers to learn about healthy, affordable food choices and physical activities for children.

child, adult, piggybankChild Care Finance Training

Workshops designed for child care providers related to teaching children about money, setting financial goals in the child care business, and more!

child in grass with magnifying glassEarly Connections to Nature & Science

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.



Early Childhood Consultation (I-Consult)

I-Consult supports Iowa Consultation Services that build high quality early care and education programs.

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Ages & Stages
Ages & Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of children ages1 month to 11 years. Each handout includes appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


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