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TRAININGS

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 need to change the locations.  We hope you try out the different locations!

Trainings will be scheduled at these locations from September through April at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in the description.  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.
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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

Click here for a printable list of LCCPAC’s trainings and their locations:  LCCPAC printable classes 2019-2020
Blaine Human Services
1201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Blaine, MN 55434

 

November 4, 2019:  Making Each day Count, Sarah Fritsch, KCF III

Examine ways to establish routines that incorporate opportunities for learning. As providers,
we have so much to do while we provide care for children and their families. Discuss easy ways to integrate the ECIPs into your daily activities and determine how to re-energize your
daily routine. Learn how to include families of the children you care for by exploring effective
communication strategies.

January 13, 2020: Managing Challenging Behaviors, Katy Smith, KCF II.C

This training will help participants sort out what childhood behaviors are developmentally appropriate, which are a response to an unmet emotional need, which are the response to lousy local conditions and which are in a response to just not knowing better. From there, the class will dive into strategies for each category to assist the providers in developing effective tools for teaching children how to behave without becoming emotionally charged up.

 

February 10, 2020: Say Goodbye to the Letter of the Week, Wendy Prokosch, KCF II.A

Discover how to Say Good-Bye to Letter of the Week. Using the WHOLE Alphabet is now considered to be true Best Practice for teaching children their alphabet. Let us look at some steps we can take to say good-bye to this way of thinking and open our eyes to what we are already doing on a daily basis. We take a look at some new facts about how children learn the alphabet and how we can encourage stronger literacy skills while in our care.

 

March 9, 2020: Positive Discipline, Sandy Zaic, KCF II.C

*Please call Angie Keen at 651-366-1496 or email krauseangie@yahoo.com to register for this class*

Explore the concept, criteria, and tools for positive discipline. Learn effective strategies to teach children to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful. Based on author, Jane Nelson’s book, Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation and Problem-Solving Skills.

 

April 13, 2020: Rethinking Roughhousing; Rough and Tough and Big Body Play, Kristen Wheeler Highland, KCF II.D

Roughhousing, rough and tumble play and big body play is often misunderstood. “Play – especially active physical play, like roughhousing – makes kids smart, emotionally intelligent, lovable and likable, ethical, physically fit, and joyful.” (DeBenedet & Cohen) Yet, out of fear for children’s safety, most adults either don’t allow or discourage rough and tumble or roughhousing play. Concerns about whether it is dangerous, is aggressive or causes aggression. Define what is meant by rough and tumble, roughhousing and big body play. Discuss fears and concerns. Rethink supporting rough and tumble, roughhousing, big body play within care settings.

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

 

November 26, 2019:  Toilet Training 101, Kylie Cooper, KCF II.D

Gain an understanding of the basics of successful toilet training. The keys to positive results are consistency, positive reinforcement, and solid team work between parents and educators. Explore varying theories and strategies for teaching young children and develop skills to implement with programs and build into program policies.

 

January 28, 2020:  Body Language, I am Moving, I am Learning, Pam Bohn, KCF II.D

Body Language is about celebrating and having a party when children reach those countless milestones. Everyone can facilitate movement experiences with children. In this I am Moving I am Learning Module you will learn to pre-plan for motor activities, ensuring success but more importantly learn to build children’s skills for analyzing and problem-solving in relation to body movement.

 

February 25, 2020:  Driving me Crazy; Guidance Techniques That Work With SA Children, Kristen Wheeler Highland, KCF II.C

Explore specific guidance methods for young school-age children. Recommended methods are based on children’s developmental needs, which are significantly advanced compared to younger children. Topics include: developmental milestones of early school-age children; and the role of social emotional learning. Examine the ERE (Environment, Relationship, Experiences) approach to preventing and responding to behavior. Gain methods for confronting a variety of specific behaviors in the school-age environment.

 

March 31, 2020: CPR and First Aid:  This is a combined class.  You get credit for both.  Class is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., preregistration is required, CPR-First Aid Registration Form

April 28, 2020: Parenting Parents, Julie Koritz, KCF III

When this course is complete, participants will have an understanding of how to effectively communicate with parents when dealing with a variety of issues. Some of the topics that will be explored are disciplining children, nutrition, sleep issues, etc. We will also discuss ways to talk to parents when dealing with touchy topics such as biting, hitting, picking their child up late, parents who are dissatisfied with your care and discussing a child who has a special need. At the end of this course, participants will be able to apply what they learned to their own situations with parents at their home or center. This information will be presented to help professionals communicate with parents in a positive way, which will help parents to be more open to working together with providers to resolve any conflict that may arise.

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

 

November 21, 2019: Active Supervision–Provider Self-Care and Privacy, Kimberly Giles, KCF VII.B

Meets the Family Child Care provider annual supervision training requirement. This training curriculum will define MN DHS Rule 2 Licensing standards and best practices regarding supervision in family child care settings; identify the effects of provider stress/depression on supervision of and interaction with children; and identify appropriate self-care and privacy strategies that promote effective supervision and safety in child care.

 

January 16, 2020: Play–Biggest Developmental Bang, Tracy Schreifels, KCF II.A

Recognize the importance of play as being one of the ways that children explore the world, develop competence, and learn to negotiate relationships. Indicate ways that play enhances a child’s self-awareness, improves their ability to focus, promotes self-regulation, and reduces stress. Reinforce that play is an essential element in learning and development, for children and adults.

 

February 20, 2020:  Teaching Children to Self-Regulate, Sandy Zaic, KCF II.C

*Please call Angie Keen at 651-366-1496 or email krauseangie@yahoo.com to register for this class*

Explore effective strategies to assist children as they learn to self-regulate.  Understand how creating structure and routines, setting limits, and modeling appropriate behavior decreases power struggles and helps children manage their emotions.

 

March 19, 2020:  SUIDS/AHT, Pam Bohm

This class meets DHS Licensing training requirements for both Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). Content includes recommendations to reduce Sudden, Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) including SIDS, suffocation, and other sleep related infant deaths; safe sleep environments; MN Child Care regulations related to safe sleep; as well as symptoms and consequences of abusive head trauma, risk factors for abusive head trauma; strategies to use when stressed, angry or frustrated.

 

April 16, 2020:  It’s Playtime, the Essential Role of Play in Childhood (and Beyond), Katy Smith, KCF II.A

The whole world seems to be shining a spotlight on early childhood settings looking for proof that the investment has been a good one. Practitioners are wondering about the role of play and how to articulate how important it is to children. This course will give you a narrative steeped in research to share with colleagues, parents, and policy makers as you advocate for play.


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

 

November 25, 2019: Child Development–What to Expect and When to be Concerned, KCF IV.A

Examine the red flags for developmental delays in young children and explore how to share developmental concerns with families as well as local referral resources.

 

There is no class in December and January.

February 24, 2020:  Sharks and Minnows–Exploring Family Relationship Building, Kim Woehl, KCF III

Learn how to create open, cooperative and reciprocal relationship building while we discover why the team approach is important to our relationships. This class will support unconventional thinking, collaboration and leadership building so children and families can be supported.

 

March 23, 2020:  Food Program Training, Linda Shively.  Donations for the food shelf accepted at this training.
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There is no class in April.