If you have taken a class from us before, you can register online!

In order to register for a class online, you must log into the Care About Childcare website at www.careaboutchildcare.utah.gov.

If you do not know your password, click on the reset your password link located above where you log in. You will need to enter the email you used when registering for classes previously. You will be taken to a page where you can set a new password. Your user name should be your email address.

For step by step instructions on how to register online, click here.
If you have any questions, call our agency at 801-626-7837.

When registering for make-up sessions and/or using a voucher you will need to use the mail-in registration form.

This schedule was last updated on Oct 19th

A Great Place for Kids!: Creating Positive Learning Environments

Mondays & Wednesdays: October 1, 3, 8, & 10

6:30 - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 2 - 3

Instructor: Celeste Ferguson

(10 hours) In this course participants learn how to set up center and home-based child care programs to encourage play, exploration, and learning.  Information is included on spaces and materials for block play, dramatic play, puzzles, games, books and literacy activities, art, sensory play, and outdoor play.

Due to low enrollment, this class has been canceled.

Child Development: Ages & Stages

Tuesdays & Thursdays: October 2, 4, 9 & 11

9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 1

Instructor: Tressie Kearl

(10 hours) In this course participants learn about typical developmental milestones for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children.  Participants also learn basic strategies for working with each of these age groups of children.

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Making Learning Fun

Saturday: October 6
9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 5 Licensing hours, 5 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8

Instructor: Ty Singleton

(5 hours) Be prepared to participate and play! Gain new ideas for making learning FUN and more PRODUCTIVE by using play and emergent curriculum to teach in harmony with children.

Due to low enrollment, this class has been canceled.

School Readiness Standards Course 1: English Language Arts

Saturdays: October 13 & 20
9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, 1 CEU

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, School Readiness Endorsement

Instructor: Carolyn Taylor-Christensen

(10 hours) In this course, based on Utah’s Early Childhood Core Standards, participants will learn how too effectively and appropriately foster preschooler’s language and early literacy development for school readiness.  Areas of focus include phonological awareness, letter knowledge and concepts of print, early writing, and receptive and expressive language development.

Sorry, This class is now closed.

Guidance & Emotional Wellness Course 1: Healthy Caregivers

Mondays & Wednesdays: October 15, 17, 22 & 24
6:30 - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, 1 CEU

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Guidance & Emotional Wellness Endorsement

Instructor: Megan Jolley

(10 hours)  In this course participants will be introduced to the Guidance and Emotional Wellness Pyramid and the Circle of Security. They will learn about concepts developed by CSEFEL (Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning). They will learn why healthy caregivers are vital to the support of children’s social/emotional development, and how to be aware of, and care for, their emotional well-being.

Sorry, This class is now closed.

Learning to Get Along: Effective Program Management

Tuesdays & Thursdays: October 23, 25, 30 & Nov 1
6:30 - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 2 - 3

Instructor: Tressie Kearl

(10 hours) In this course participants learn effective strategies for supporting young children's social and emotional development.  Areas of focus include fostering self-esteem and independence, learning to get along in a group, and behavior guidance.

Due to low enrollment, this class has been canceled.

Creating Good Child Care: Effective Program Management

Saturdays: Oct 27 & Nov 3
9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 2 - 3

Instructor: Verlina Adame

(10 hours)  In this course participants learn strategies for ensuring effective program operation, including program planning, organization, record keeping, and legal issues such as licensing, liability and insurance, custody issues, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and dealing with suspected abuse and neglect.

There are 17 seats available. This class closes on 10/19.

Infant & Toddler Care Course 2: Social-Emotional Growth of Infants & Toddlers

Mondays & Wednesdays: Oct 29, 31, & Nov 5 & 7

6:30pm - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, 1 CEU

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Infant Toddler Endorsement

Instructor: Simone St Laurent

(10 hours) In this course participants learn about the emotional and social development of infants and toddlers. Areas of focus include temperaments, responsive caregiving, the caregiver's role in fostering emotional development, socialization, and guidance.

There are 20 seats available. This class closes on 10/22.

Special Needs Course 1: Working With Children

Tuesdays & Thursdays: November 6, 8, 13 & 15
6:30pm - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, 1 CEU

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Special Needs Endorsement

Instructor: Mary Ogan

(10 hours) In this course participants will learn about working with children with special needs. Topics include introduction to inclusion, understanding disabilities, recognizing children’s strengths and needs, and medical special needs.

There are 14 seats available. This class closes on 10/30.

What Do You Do With The Mad You Feel?

Saturday: November 10

9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 5 Licensing hours, 5 CDA hours,

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Guidance & Emotional Wellness Endorsement

Instructor: Verlina Adame

(5 hours) In this course, participants will learn that controlling anger is a skill that children learn from their caregivers. They will develop an understanding of how to develop their own self-control, and examine ways to help children develop self-control. Lastly, they will learn strategies for intervention when children are overwhelmed with anger and frustration.

There are 18 seats available. This class closes on 11/2.

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care Settings

Monday & Wednesday: November 12 & 14

6:30pm - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 5 Licensing hours, 5 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 5-8

Instructor: Ty Singleton

(5 hours) Learn how to prepare for, survive during, and recover after an emergency situation to keep your child care thriving. Please bring a copy of your program's Child Care Licensing Health and Safety Plan for reference throughout the course. A Resource Manual will be provided during the course; an online version with fillable forms is available on urpd.usu.edu.

There are 15 seats available. This class closes on 11/5.

Back to Basics: Methods of Playdough

Saturday: November 17

9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost none

Credit: 2.5 Licensing hours

Instructor: Ty Singleton

(2.5 hours) In this course participants will learn methods of using playdough and skills that children will learn by implementing playdough into a best practice classroom. Come and explore the fun with us!

There are 19 seats available. This class closes on 11/9.

Child Development: Learning in the Early Years

Mondays & Wednesdays: Monday 19, 21, 26, & 28

6:30 - 9pm
WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 1

Instructor: Celeste Ferguson

(10 hours) In this course participants explore how young children learn and develop. Areas of focus include: brain development, learning through play, supporting social and emotional development, and positive guidance.

There are 14 seats available. This class closes on 11/12.

School Age, Course 1: School Age Development

Saturdays: Dec 1 & 8

9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, 1 CEU

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, School Age Endorsement

Instructor: Mary Ogan

(10 hours)  In this course participants will gain a basic knowledge of child development during the school age years and how they can apply this knowledge in their work with school age children.

There are 20 seats available. This class closes on 11/23.

Infant & Toddler Care Course 1: Infants & Toddlers in Child Care Setting

Mondays & Wednesdays: Dec 3, 5, 10, & 12

6:30pm - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, 1 CEU

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Infant Toddler Endorsement

Instructor: Gina O'Driscoll

(10 hours) In this course participants explore issues to be considered when setting up for infant and toddler care. Areas of focus include: primary caregiving, group size, continuity of care, the physical environment, daily routines, and respectful caregiving.

There are 15 seats available. This class closes on 11/26.

Theory and Best Practices, Course 1: Maslow and Attachment Theory

Mondays & Wednesdays: Dec 4, 6, 11 & 13

6:30pm - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, 1 CEU

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Theory & Best Practices Endorsement

Instructor: Mary Ogan

(10 hours) If you’ve taken Advanced Child Development and are looking for the next step, this course is for you!  In this course, participants will gain an understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how to apply it in real-life situations. Participants will also learn about the work of Mary Ainsworth and John Bowlby around Attachment Theory and how attachment affects development

There are 19 seats available. This class closes on 11/27.

Look for our Winter Quarter Schedule to be posted in December!

Care About Childcare - Weber State University

1351 Edvalson St Dept. 1309

Ogden UT 84408-1309
(801) 626-7837
careaboutchildcare@weber.edu

 CareAboutChildcare.utah.gov

Care About Childcare - Weber State University is a program of Weber State University's Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education's Child & Family Studies Department.

Funding is provided by the Child Care and Development Fund and the Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care.