For specific questions and details of requirements for training, please read the Training Requirements on Anoka County's website at:
September 10, 2018, And the Wolf Wore Shoes: Outdoors, are Kids Getting Enough? Kim Woehl: Explore the role of the childhood educator and recognize how to get children back into nature and the great outdoors. Learn about the history, explore activities, and understand the importance of the outdoors on children's successful development. KCF II.A/ CDA II. Fire Extinguisher Service Available.
October 8, 2018, ADHD: Seeing the Disability Behind the Behavior, Bev Herr, Navigating the landscape of a child with AD/HD might be easier if providers had a ‘map’ to follow! Join other participants in this interactive training in discovering the myths and facts of AD/HD as well as exploring successful and practical strategies for inclusion of children with AD/HD. KCF II.C/CDA III.
November 12, 2018, Making Music Even if You're Not a Musician, Deb Colling: Music has tremendous power to evoke emotions, trigger memories, and enhance learning. Learn simple strategies for implementing music in your program even if you can’t carry a tune or play a note. You can control the ambiance (e.g., high excitement or nap time) and incorporate various cultural influences with ease. KCF II.A/CDA II.
NO TRAINING IN DECEMBER.
January 14, 2019, Healthy Homes for Child Care, Scott Arcand: Explore three common indoor air quality issues in Minnesota homes: radon, mold and moisture and carbon monoxide. Learn how these issues can affect the health and wellbeing of children in home based daycares and develop strategies to identify and reduce these hazards in your home. Participants will not only gain the necessary tools to deal with IAQ issues, but will learn how healthy air quality can create a safe and comfortable environment for child development and learning. KCF VII.A/CDA I.
February 11, 2019, Developing Successful Transitions During a Child's Busy Day, Kim Woehl: Explore this web based course to recognize, reduce, and plan for the many transitions that children are required to maneuver each day. With the high stakes of helping children to be successful, explore some transitional strategies that can reduce anxiety and boredom, allowing children to be successful. KCF II.C/CDA III.
March 11, 2019, Potpourri of Play, Sara Mulso: We know that children learn from play. Many of us have also have heard that variety is the spice of life, yet we often find ourselves reaching for the salt and pepper (or using the same ideas with our children). Come jazz things up and refill your spice cupboard! There will be lots of different ideas that YOU can do with your children. We’ll explore activities and teacher made items that can be used with a number of different age groups. Play and learning will have new pizzazz after our time together. KCF I/CDA VIII.
April 8, 2019, Building ESTEAM with STEM, Heidi Ferris: Grow your STEM knowledge into ESTEAM. Weave art, environmental science, and cultural stories together in small group engineering design challenges. Discuss “letting kids lead” and "failing fast". Gain ways to use science activities to build student empowerment, self esteem, and sustainability. ESTEAM (environment, science, technology, engineering, art, and math) builds on the STEM philosophies while strengthening systems thinking through the power of play. KCF II.B/CDA II.
September 25, 2018, CPR, Cindi Gervais: Please fill out the form and mail to the appropriate address. We will also have a few forms available at area trainings. $30 for certificate only (acceptable with Anoka County licensing) or $50 if you need a card. This training is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
November 27, 2018, Cooking and Gardening with Children: Strategies To Build Healthy Relationships with Food, Dana Smith Ellingson: Explore ways to create excitement in children with relation to gardening and healthy foods in their educational environment. Identify how cooking with children offers exciting moments that use open ended materials which support children’s curiosity, creativity, discovery, decision making, confidence, problem solving, science, math, language, social, and physical skills. Enjoy moments of tangible idea implementation including mealtime rituals, gardening, and cooking with any age group. KCF II.A/CDA II.
NO TRAINING IN DECEMBER.
January 29, 2019, No One Likes A Bully, Kristen Wheeler Highland: Understand that bullying behaviors emerge in early childhood settings and that these behaviors are preventable. Recognize the different forms of prebullying and bullying behaviors that may occur in early childhood settings. Understand the variety of ways early childhood professionals can prevent bullying before it starts, intervene when it happens, and follow up after it occurs. KCF II.C/CDA III.
March 26, 2019, Exploring Music with Young Children, Sharon Kaniess: This class will discuss the importance of music to young children and will explain how to offer music experiences that will be lifelong gift to the children in your care. Expand your song and music repertoire. Bring a battery operated tape recorder if you would like to record the songs shared at this training. KCF II.E/CDA I.
Please note: The trainings at this location are held either the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month.
September 20, 2018, Hollee Saville, Hit. Kick. Tattle. Whine: If this sounds like a typical day in your program, let’s change that! Learn how positive behavior guidance can help children identify their feelings, express them appropriately, resolve conflicts, boost self-esteem, increase empathy, and improve communication. Discover ways to use your schedule and environment to prevent and alleviate common behavior issues. Explore some simple tools that can make a world of difference in children’s social and emotional development. Leave ready to tame tantrums, wane whining, prevent pushing, banish biting, thwart tattling, halt hitting, stop screaming, lessen lying, and more. KCF II.C/CDA III .
October 25, 2018, More Than Cookie Cutter Kids, Carrie Speikers, KCF/CDA.
November 15, 2018, Health and Safety I, Family Child Care, Bev Herr: This series based course intended for experienced providers meets Licensing in service requirements as well as the health and safety requirements from the Child Care Development Fund. Participants will explore MN Rule 2 licensing standards and best practices around health and safety. KCF VII.A/CDA I./This training meets the annual active supervision requirements (you don't need to attend both trainings for your supervision credit, either Health and Safety training offered (November 15th or January 24th) is acceptable).
NO TRAINING IN DECEMBER.
January 24, 2019, Health and Safety II, Sara Mulso: This series based course intended for experienced providers and meets Licensing in service requirements as well as the health and safety requirements from the Child Care Development Fund. Participants will explore MN Rule 2 licensing standards and best practice around health and safety. KCF VII.B/CDA I./This training meets the annual active supervision requirements (you don't need to attend both trainings for your supervision credit, either Health and Safety training offered (November 15th or January 24th) is acceptable).
March 28, 2019, Breaking Bad...Habits; Setting Boundaries with Families, Barb Wagner: Set boundaries with families to allow for a professional environment and mutual respect. Discover what boundaries participants want in their unique environment and making a plan to implement them. Create an environment that is open and supportive with families, yet has professional boundaries. KCF III/CDA IV.
November 26, 2018, Infants and Toddlers: A Relationship based Approach to Challenging Behaviors
NO TRAINING IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY.
March 25, 2019, Food Program Class.