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Tue Jan 0 1

Office Closed

The Nurturing Center will be closed on January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day. We will reopen on January 2nd at 8:00 am.

Infants and toddlers are hard-wired for learning and exploring the world around them. As teachers, it is our responsibility to plan for learning experiences through environmental design. In this mini-series, participants will recreate a section of their environment plan and will utilize their designed learning activities to facilitate a more user-friendly environment for the infants and toddlers in their care.

Cost: $48

Thu Jan 1 0

Plates and Play

Gateway Community Center
1203 US-2, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

The second Thursday of each month for dining and play – created especially for families with children under the age of 8. “Bite” into a new play theme and meet other families with young children in our community. This event will focus on ARTFUL play. Click here to see the flyer plates and play poster.final 

Located at the Gateway Community Center in the Gathering Room.

Free Family Event

Sat Jan 1 2

CPR/ 1st Aid

Carriage House
133 3rd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

Hands-on CPR/AED/1st Aid training for adult, child and infant.

Contact The Nurturing Center front desk to register for this course and pay.

Cost: $50

Oh the weather outside is frightful, and the kids are going stir-crazy, what to do, what to do, what to do? Winter is an inevitable part of life in Northwestern Montana. The winter months can seem long with many hours spent inside. While dressing and planning for safe and fun outdoor activities for the kids in your care can seem daunting, the benefits of outdoor winter play are numerable! This course will help providers to plan for fun and safe outdoor play in all weather. We will discuss the benefits of outdoor winter play, the best ways to dress for the weather, and develop some fun and engaging activities for connecting with nature.

Cost $24

This course will explore the first level of the Pyramid Model that promotes positive behavior. We will explore how a child’s challenging behavior is used as a means of communicating and getting his or her needs met. We will focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families and colleagues and how environments, schedules and routines play a critical role in supporting children’s social and emotional development and preventing challenging behavior.

Prerequisites
Introduction to the Pyramid Model on ChildCareTraining.org 

Cost: Free Event

Infants and toddlers are hard-wired for learning and exploring the world around them. As teachers, it is our responsibility to plan for learning experiences through environmental design. In this mini-series, participants will recreate a section of their environment plan and will utilize their designed learning activities to facilitate a more user-friendly environment for the infants and toddlers in their care.

Cost: $48

Mon Jan 2 1

Office Closed

The Nurturing Center office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21, 2019. We will resume normal business operations on January 22, 2019 at 8:00 am.

This course will explore the first level of the Pyramid Model that promotes positive behavior. We will explore how a child’s challenging behavior is used as a means of communicating and getting his or her needs met. We will focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families and colleagues and how environments, schedules and routines play a critical role in supporting children’s social and emotional development and preventing challenging behavior.

Prerequisites
Introduction to the Pyramid Model on ChildCareTraining.org 

Cost: Free Event

This course provides information to early childhood professionals regarding the Early Childhood system in MT. Early childhood practices that promote health, safety, professionalism and quality care and education are explained. Community resources to support early childhood professionals, families and children are presented.

This course is required for all new staff within 90 days of employment.

Cost: Free Event

Carriage House
133 3rd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

This course provides information to early childhood professionals regarding the Early Childhood system in MT. Early childhood practices that promote health, safety, professionalism and quality care and education are explained. Community resources to support early childhood professionals, families and children are presented. This course is required for all new staff within 90 days of employment.

Cost: Free Event

This course introduces providers to the statewide agencies and programs in Montana that support quality early care and education programs. The course also includes information on program quality. Topics include licensing requirements, child development, curriculum, environments, guidance, family partnerships and professionalism.This course is required for new directors within 90 days of a role change or appointment to director role.

Cost: Free Event

Carriage House
133 3rd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

It’s a challenge to understand when children need extra support and where to go for additional resources.  This course will help you discover ways to identify possible developmental delays, as well as, learning strategies to modify instruction to meet individual needs.  Additionally, we will discuss strategies for partnering with families, other professionals, and community and national resources.

Cost $24