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  • 06
    March 6, 2019

    Professional Learning Community for Pre-K-Kindergarten Teachers Part 2

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The course is designed to provide a conduit between the early childhood preschool community and the public school teachers and administrators. Work will be done that supports the efforts of both entities to best support children with a successful transition between the two settings. The format will be a professional learning community with a facilitator who can lead content discussions and shared product creation.

    Cost: Free Event

  • 06
    March 6, 2019

    Child Care: More than Business as Usual

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Gateway Community Center
    1203 US-2, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

    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

  • 06
    March 6, 2019

    MT Certified Preschool Teacher Education HYBRID

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    Carriage House
    133 3rd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

    The Certified Montana Preschool Teacher Education course is a 60-hour introduction to the content areas and skills needed to work with preschool-aged children effectively. The course covers the 13 Child Development Associate (CDA) functional areas, and is a requirement for caregivers working in STARS programs at STAR 3 or higher who are not at level 4 on the Practitioner registry. This hybrid version of the course uses a combination of in-person sessions and and distance learning methods to provide a flexible and effective learning experience.

    Additional Date/Time Information

    6:00pm to 7:30pm
    Conference calls: March 6th, 13th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th, May 1st, 8th, June 5th, 12th, & 26th (6-7:30pm)
    In Person classes: March 20th, April 17th, 24th, May 15th, 22nd, 29th, & June 19th (6-9 pm)
    Cost:  Free**
    **Fee applies when taking course for college credit 
  • 09
    March 9, 2019

    CPR/ 1st Aid

    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    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

  • 11
    March 11, 2019

    Aces- Responding with Hope

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Fun and Fancy Free Learning Center Too
    1 14th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860, USA

    In early childhood, research on the biology of stress shows how major adversity, such as extreme poverty, abuse, or neglect can weaken developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert. Science also shows that providing stable, responsive, nurturing relationships in the earliest years of life can prevent or even reverse the damaging effects of early life stress, with lifelong benefits for learning, behavior, and health. Being aware of the impacts of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress on children and their families is the first step to promoting positive change. When early educators are informed about the science behind toxic stress and ACES they can effectively act as a buffer against the negative impacts and become a positive force in the lives of children.

    Cost: $24