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February
Sat Feb 0 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

Mon Feb 0 4

Pyramid Model 1

Fun and Fancy Free Learning Center Too
1 14th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860, USA

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.

Cost:  Free event

This course focuses on the top tier of the Pyramid and providing support for those children with challenging behavior who need individualized and intensive interventions. It is designed for participants who are not part of a Behavior Support Team but need to be familiar with determining the meaning behind a child’s challenging behavior and the steps involved in developing a behavior support plan.

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Pyramid Model (on childcaretraining.org), Pyramid Module 1 & 2

Cost:  Free event

Mon Feb 1 1

Pyramid Model 1

Fun and Fancy Free Learning Center Too
1 14th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860, USA

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.

Cost:  Free event

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

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

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

Thu Feb 1 4

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 For the LOVE of Reading. Click here to see the flyer plates and play poster.final

Located at the Gateway Community Center in the Gathering Room.

Free Family Event

Mon Feb 1 8

Office Closed

The Nurturing Center office will be closed in observance of President’s Day on February 18, 2019. We will resume normal business operations on February 19, 2019 at 8:00 am.

The Strengthening Business Practices training series supports both center-based and family child care providers in their efforts to strengthen their knowledge in three key areas – fiscal management, marketing and staff recruitment and retention. These trainings reinforce the belief that sound business practices improve the sustainability of child care businesses which support program initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for children. Each of these training sessions provides foundational concepts around terminology, reporting, and processes.

 Gateway Community Center- South End Best Beginnings Conference Room
1203 Highway 2 WestKalispell, MT 59904

Cost: $80

Woodland Montessori
5 Parkhill Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

This course will explore the second level of the Pyramid Model aimed at preventing challenging behavior. In Module 1 we learned about the importance of building positive relationships and designing supportive environments. This Module builds on what was learned in Module 1 by learning effective strategies, ideas and resources to teach children friendship skills, emotional literacy, development of empathy, impulse control and problem solving. Prerequisites: Introduction to Pyramid Model (on childcaretraining.org) and Pyramid Model Blended Module 1.

Participants will learn how to implement project approach into a “study” utilizing the block or building center in their program. We will take a look at current block area environments and alter the setting according to children’s interests around a child-led study. The content will be inquiry-based, using critical thinking skills, reflection, and various investigative approaches, and will connect to the Montana Early Learning Standards, as well as integrating engineering design principles. This 10 hour course will be broken down into a series of 3 classes. Participants will also be expected to implement a Building/ Block Project with-in their programs throughout the series, and document the project to share back with classmates in the final class.

Cost: $80

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

 

This is a chance to hear from The Nurturing Center’s Child Care Eligibility Manager about the program policies, procedures, and changes to the Best Beginning Scholarship. The presentations will include plenty of time for questions and answers so that providers are receiving information that is applicable to their work with the scholarship program. If you have ever wondered why things are done the way they are, here’s your chance to find out.

Cost: Free Event

The Strengthening Business Practices training series supports both center-based and family child care providers in their efforts to strengthen their knowledge in three key areas – fiscal management, marketing and staff recruitment and retention. These trainings reinforce the belief that sound business practices improve the sustainability of child care businesses which support program initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for children. Each of these training sessions provides foundational concepts around terminology, reporting, and processes.

 Gateway Community Center- South End Best Beginnings Conference Room
1203 Highway 2 WestKalispell, MT 59904

Cost: $80

Woodland Montessori
5 Parkhill Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

This course will explore the second level of the Pyramid Model aimed at preventing challenging behavior. In Module 1 we learned about the importance of building positive relationships and designing supportive environments. This Module builds on what was learned in Module 1 by learning effective strategies, ideas and resources to teach children friendship skills, emotional literacy, development of empathy, impulse control and problem solving. Prerequisites: Introduction to Pyramid Model (on childcaretraining.org) and Pyramid Model Blended Module 1.

Participants will learn how to implement project approach into a “study” utilizing the block or building center in their program. We will take a look at current block area environments and alter the setting according to children’s interests around a child-led study. The content will be inquiry-based, using critical thinking skills, reflection, and various investigative approaches, and will connect to the Montana Early Learning Standards, as well as integrating engineering design principles. This 10 hour course will be broken down into a series of 3 classes. Participants will also be expected to implement a Building/ Block Project with-in their programs throughout the series, and document the project to share back with classmates in the final class.

Cost: $80