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TRAININGS

Alert! The locations of these trainings change occasionally for better accommodations, sometimes we are not able to reserve another year at a certain location, or in an attempt to meet the needs of as many members as possible. We hope you try out the different locations!
  • Trainings will be scheduled at these locations from September, 2017 through April, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. All trainings are free if you are a member as long as you bring your green card (except for CPR and first aid). You don't need to pre-register for classes unless otherwise noted in the description.
  • Please bring your membership card to all of the trainings (or a current picture of it on your phone and photo ID) and arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to sign in. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the start of class, we cannot give you credit for the training.
  • We are given free use of the facilities for trainings that serve food and beverages.  We encourage you to feel free to purchase food and/or beverages at these establishments that serve to ensure continued use of our space.  

For specific questions and details of requirements for training, please read the Training Requirements on Anoka County's website at:
http://www.anokacounty.us/686/Training-Requirements-Resources

Blaine Human Service Center
1201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Blaine, MN 55434

September 11, 2017 - CPR ONLY-Heart Vital CPR - Fee is $25.00 Participants MUST preregister by mailing payment written to LCCPAC to Julie Erickson at 13910 Eidelweiss Street NW, Andover, MN 55304 Payment must be received by AUGUST 30th to attend this training.                 *Please note this class is scheduled from 6:30-10:00 It is likely you will be done earlier but please plan accordingly.
 We will also have LBC (formerly known as J&N) fire extinguisher services available - inspections are $5.00, rebuilds are $25.00.

October 9, 2017 - Enhance your Routine to Your Environment - Jessica Rogers (KCF II.C/CDA III/Level 1) - Learn how to use your Routine and activities to lesson behavior issues .Enhance your routines by taking a interactive look at your routine. Learn how to guide behavior in your environment with your routine . Leave understanding why we need routines in our programs.

November 13, 2017 - Autism (ASD): Tips to Support and Guide Children - Amy Timm (KCF II.C/CDA III/Level 1) Are you perplexed about how to effectively nurture and grow young children with autism spectrum disorders? Do you wonder, “How can I effectively help this child grow and learn?” Learn concepts that will help you build caring and successful relationships with children on the autism spectrum. Explore practical ways to help guide them -- as individuals and as part of the group.

January 8, 2018 - What's in a Name:Culturally Responsive Care and Communication/Kim Woehl (KCF III/CDA IV/Level 1) Participate in session one of the “What’s in a Name” four-part series and recognize the importance of families passing their traditions and culture on to their children. From the simple beginnings of a given name, build relationships with families and explore how to support children in your program.

February 12, 2018 - Infants and Toddlers: Targeted Strategies to Build Social Emotional Skills - Dana Ellingson (KCF II.C/CDA 3/Level 2) This 2-hour behavior guidance course will meet the licensed family child care annual training requirement. The objectives of the training are to help participants: use targeted strategies to intentionally build social emotional skills in infants and toddlers; identify how to support parents in promoting routines; and learn how to promote emotional self-regulation skills in children this age.

March 12, 2018 - Prevention and Behavior: It’s All About The Environment - Bev Herr (KCF II.C/CDA III/Level 1) What does the early childhood environment say to children? This workshop will examine the physical and social environments and their effect on children's behavior. Learn how to prevent and guide children's behavior through hands on activities and practical strategies.

April 9, 2018 - Love and Logic - Stephanie Ponticas (KCF II.C/CDA III/Level 1) Parenting the Love and Logic Way Curriculum is registered with the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. This course will be an introduction to the Love and Logic Techniques which have helped parents and teachers hold their children accountable to their own choices and apply consequences that will teach, not punish the children. The 5 Core Principles and 2 Rules will be taught. The skills that will be introduced are: The Power of Empathy, Neutralizing Arguments, One Liners, Using Enforceable Statements, Giving Choices within Limits, Immediate and Delayed Consequences.


Coon Rapids VFW
1919 Coon Rapids Boulevard NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

September 26, 2017 - Healthy Gains from Whole Grains - Barb Wagner (KCF VII.C/CDA I/Level 1) Grains have been a staple in human diets for centuries because they supply key nutrients needed for daily energy and lifelong health. Every grain that grows is a whole grain. This includes wheat, oats, corn, barley, rice and others. This training will explore the different whole grains and ways to incorporate them into our meals and snacks. We will learn different marketing tools used to identify whole grains and read food labels.

November 28, 2017 - The More You Connect, The Less You Correct - Melissa Enke (KCF II.C/CDA III/Level 1) Explore the different stages of Social-Emotional development to gain some understanding on the developmental needs of children. Examine ways to create a secure attachment with children to develop a deeper connection.

January 30, 2018 - Intentional Play - Stephanie Ponticas (KCF II.A/CDA II/Level 2) Learn how to set up an environment that guides children into creative learning and the Reggio Emilia philosophy of child-led play to create an emergent curriculum using a child's multiple intelligences. During this interactive class, you will construct practical strategies you can implement immediately and produce functional tools for documentation and assessment.

February 27, 2018 - Infants and Toddlers: Supporting the Social Emotional Climate in the Child Care Setting - Shawn Mattson (KCF II.C/CDA 3/Level 2) This 2-hour behavior guidance course will meet the licensed family child care annual training requirement. The objectives of the training are to help participants: learn about the importance of routines in supporting the social emotional growth of infants and toddlers; identify key ways in which the social emotional environment of a child care program promotes positive behaviors; and strategize how to adapt their current child care environment to meet the needs of individual infants and toddlers.

March 27, 2018 - First Aid ONLY - Heart Vital CPR - Fee is $25.00 Participants MUST preregister by mailing payment written to LCCPAC to Julie Erickson at 13910 Eidelweiss Street NW, Andover, MN 55304 Payment must be received by March 15th to attend this training.   *Please note this class is scheduled from 6:30-9:00 It is likely you will be done earlier but please plan accordingly

April 24, 2018 - Chef Marshall O'Brien - Class topic to be determined - Participants MUST preregister by calling or emailing Linda Matson at 763-755-3733 or lindasmatson@comcast.net   Please list your name and phone number when registering. Registration notice must be received by April 12th to attend this training.


Lord of Life Church
14501 Nowthen Boulevard NW
Ramsey, MN 55303

September 28, 2017 Circle Time Fun - Sarah Fritsch (KCF II.C/CDA III/Level 1) Getting stumped on what to do at Circle Time? Join us for this fun workshop and find out the many learning opportunities circle time can create. Participants will come away with new songs, finger plays, and activities to do with a multi-aged group of children. There will also be time to share your great ideas with fellow caregivers.
 We will also have LBC (formerly known as J&N) fire extinguisher services available - inspections are $5.00, rebuilds are $25.00.

October 19, 2017 - Partnering with Parents from the Beginning - Melissa Enke (KCF III/CDA IV/Level1) Develop a partnership with your clients from the initial interview onward to establish a successful relationship that will last. Explore different forms of communication that will benefit your relationship from the beginning.

November 16, 2017 - Active Supervision: Emergency Situations - Jessica Nutz (KCF VII.B/CDA I/Level 2) Meets the Family Child Care provider annual supervision training requirement. This training curriculum will address best practices of active supervision in a family child care setting. This training curriculum will discuss possible emergency situations in a home child care setting; describe ways to respond to emergency situations as the only adult present in the home; identify tools that can help providers find out about and respond to a disaster/emergency situation in progress.

February 15, 2018 - For Art's Sake: The Benefit of Getting Creative with Infants - Kristen Wheeler Highland (KCF II.E/CDA II/Level 1) According to the advocacy organization Americans for the Arts, creative arts activities can help children develop in a litany of ways by building critical thinking skills, strengthening problem-solving abilities, stimulating imagination and more. Making art with infants is as much about the process as the product. We will discuss the developmental benefits of creative art with infants and explore some fun art activities and ideas!

March 15, 2018 - SUIDS/AHT - Pam Bohm

April 19, 2018 - Cooking/Gardening with Kids - Dana Ellingson


Our Savior's Lutheran Church
19001 Jackson Street NE
Cedar, MN 55011

September 25, 2017 - Story Telling Props, Making Literacy Come Alive - Jessica Rogers (KCF II.B/CDA II/Level 1) Explore developmentally appropriate settings, materials, experiences, and social support to encourage early forms of reading and writing to flourish and develop into conventional literacy. Break down eight specific strategies using strong research links to early literacy skills.
 We will also have LBC (formerly known as J&N) fire extinguisher services available - inspections are $5.00, rebuilds are $25.00.

October 23, 2017 - SUIDS/AHT - Barb Wagner

November 27, 2017 - Healthy Homes for Child Care - Daniel Tranter (KCF VII.A/CDA I/Level 1) 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.

February 26, 2018 - Strengthening Your Communication Skills - Kim Woehl (KCF VI/CDA VI/Level 1) In this workshop we will discover our own personal communication style. We will determine how this style can help us to be successful in communicating with parents, colleagues and many other relationships that we encounter as an Early Childhood professional.

March 26, 2018 - Provider's Choice Food Program Training - Food Donations are taken for the Food Shelf at this class.