our Trainings

We offer innovative and hands-on training that can be put into practice right away. We are proud to offer trainings that are approved by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals

This training teaches both home and center-based early childhood professionals with limited food budgets about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the children in their care. This hands-on, discussion-based training covers topics such as choosing healthy and affordable foods that appeal to children, encouraging positive mealtime attitudes, safe cooking with confidence, menu management on a budget. Participants will engage in cooking and preparing nutritious meals that meet the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines.

Participants will receive a manual highlighting the information covered in the course and a variety of recipes, essential kitchen equipment, and 8 hours of continuing education in health, safety, and nutrition.

**This training is offered at no cost to ECE professionals.

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Natural Grocers / Tennyson & 38th

Building Brains: Influencing Healthy Development in Early Childhood

This training provides an overview of how children’s brains develop and what factors can influence healthy and age-appropriate development. We will explore how early experiences can influence learning, behavior, and development. 

Participants receive a certificate for 1.5 hours of training and resources.

Cost: Group rates available

Cavity Free Kids

Cavity Free Kids is a curriculum designed for use in child care centers, family child care settings, preschools, head start, and home visiting programs, as well as other early learning environments, like library story times and play-and-learn groups. Cavity Free Kids lessons and activities can be adapted to the ages and developmental stages of the children in your care. This training includes a rich collection of activities, circle time activities, stories, and songs that actively engage children. The curriculum includes activities, resources, and materials that make it easy for you to teach children and their families about the five basics of oral health.

  1. Baby Teeth Are Important!
  2. Water for Thirst
  3. Tooth Healthy Foods
  4. Brush, Floss, Swish
  5. Going to the Dentist

Participants will receive a certificate for 2 hours of approved training, the curriculum book, and other oral health teaching materials.

 

Caring Connections: Fostering Strong Relationships with Infants and Toddlers

In this training, we examine the critical importance of establishing and fostering adult-child connections with infants and toddlers. Along with exploring different strategies, you will complete a plan to improve connections and reflect on the impact this will have on the children in your care.

Participants receive a certificate for 1.5 hours of approved training.

Cost: Group rates available

Creating Quality Outdoor Learning Environments for Children

We will explore the importance and benefits of having safe high-quality outdoor spaces. You will learn about the correlation these environments have to physical activity and health in addition to ensuring safety for children.

Participants receive a certificate for 2 hours of approved training.

Cost: Group rates available

*Program’s can receive one of our playground assessments at a discount when scheduled with this training.

CONNECTED CAREGIVING: DEVELOPING QUALITY INFANT AND TODDLER RELATIONSHIPS

This training helps you understand what responsive caregiving looks like in practice.  We will explore areas of infant/toddler child development and developmentally appropriate practices including attachment theory, serve and return interactions, strategies to enhance adult-child relationships, and more.

This exploration provides the opportunity to identify your own strategies to improve interactions with infants and toddlers in your care.

Participants receive a certificate for 3 hours of approved training.

Cost: Group rates available

I am Moving, I am Learning for preschoolers

I am Moving, I am Learning (IMIL) is nationally recognized and improves the quantity and quality of physical activity in early childhood settings. Participants learn and practice strategies to enhance structured physical activity through music and movement for young children. Participants develop program-specific action plans to successfully implement I am Moving, I am Learning into daily routines.

Participants will receive a certificate for 3 hours of approved training, IMIL book, and teaching materials.

Cost: Group rates available

I am Moving, I am Learning for Infants & Toddlers

Enriching early childhood experiences support brain development and form bonds between children and adults that are essential for healthy physical, cognitive, and social development. We will explore how relationships between adults and children, and between brain and body, are enhanced by music and sensory, control and exploratory experiences. This training provides strategies and resources that support learning through music and movement for three different ages and stages including: infants (pre-crawlers), babies (crawlers) and toddlers (walkers). 

Participants receive a certificate for 1.5 hours of approved training.

Cost: Group rates available

Let’s Get Healthy! Guiding Young Children to Eat Well and Play Hard

This training highlights ways to enhance physical activity, nutrition, the importance of sleep, and limiting screen time.You will receive tools to assist with creating a basic health and wellness policy for your program.

Participants will receive a certificate for 2 hours of training and resources.

Cost: Group rates available

 

 

Nurturing Social-Emotional Growth

The Nurturing Social-Emotional Growth in Early Childhood Programs training explores the importance of supporting the social-emotional well-being of young children. This includes assisting children in recognizing and acknowledging feelings, understanding how social-emotional well-being benefits school readiness and the role you classroom environment plays (both programming and physical set-up) in impacting healthy social-emotional development.

Participants receive a certificate for 2 hours of training and resources.

Cost: Groups rates available

Wednesday Webinar Series

QUALITY OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

This 1.5-hour training will explore the importance and benefits of having safe high-quality outdoor spaces. You will learn about the correlation these environments have on physical activity and health in addition to ensuring safety for children. Programs can be offered a CPSI or POEMS for a discount if scheduled along with this training.

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: $20

LET’S GET HEALTHY! GUIDING CHILDREN TO EAT HEALTHY AND PLAY HARD

This 1.5-hour training highlights ways to enhance physical activity, nutrition, the importance of sleep and limiting screen time. Participants will also receive tools to assist with creating a basic health and wellness policy for their program.

Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 12.30 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: $20

Child Care Health Consultation 101

This training offers child care health consultation (CCHC) information and resources to those nurses and physicians serving in this role in Colorado early childhood programs. It further defines the role and competencies for this unique health role that will foster an understanding of health, safety, and wellness practices in child care settings. We will cover the regulations and qualifications for a health consultant, review the Colorado CCHC Competencies, and discuss relevant content for the contract between the child care program and health consultant. 

Participants receive a certificate for 4.5 hours of approved training and additional resources.

Child Care Health Consultation 201

This training helps experienced child care health consultants build their competencies through self-assessment, group discussion, and reflection. Participants will practice using a new Health, Safety, and Wellness Assessment designed to be used with programs.

Participants receive a certificate for 4.5 hours of approved training and additional resources.

child care health consultation

The CCHC Leadership Committee hosts quarterly seminars and invites expert speakers so that health consultants can learn about the latest developments in early childhood health that are relevant to their role. You also have the opportunity to meet and network with other health consultants and school nurses from across the state.

Participants receive a certificate for attending the seminar.