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2020 Fall Training Schedule

Registration for Care About Childcare - Weber State's classes takes place online through the Care About Childcare website at www.careaboutchildcare.utah.gov.

 

You will need to log into your account. Most caregivers will already have a file in the Utah State Training Registry. 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 your email address. You will be taken to a page where you can set a new password. Your user name should be your email address. If your email address is not in the system, contact us at 801-626-7837 and we can help you create an account.

For step by step instructions on how to register online, click here.


If you are registering for make-up sessions and/or using a voucher contact our office at  801-626-7837 or careaboutchildcare@weber.edu.

 

If you have any questions, call our agency at 801-626-7837.

Locations:

  • WSU McKay Education Building is on Weber State's South Ogden Campus. To find us using GPS our address is 1351 Edvalson St, Ogden. A map of campus can be found online here.

  • UPDATE: as of March 2020, all classes will be taught live online using Zoom. You must participate through the use of a webcam.
                       You will receive an email the day before or the day of the course with instructions to join the class.
                       We will update the schedule when in person classes resume.
Current Schedule

A Great Place for Kids! Creating Positive Learning Environments

Saturdays: October 3 & 10       Time: 9am - 2:30pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Levels 2 - 3
Instructor: Ty Singleton

In this 10 hour 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.

Infant & Toddler Care Course 3: Learning in Infancy & Toddlerhood

Tuesdays & Thursdays: October 13, 15, 20, & 22     Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

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

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Infant Toddler Endorsement

Instructor: Kaia Ortega

In this 10 hour course participants explore how infants and toddlers learn. Areas of focus include: cognitive discoveries of infancy, the role of the caregiver in supporting learning, stages of infancy, and language development.

Family Child Care, Course 4:  Professional & Business Practices-Revised 2012

Saturdays: October 17 & 24       Time: 9am - 2:30pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Levels 5 – 8, Family Child Care Endorsement

Instructor: Vivian Hardy

In this 10 hour course participants learn how to set up and maintain a professional home child care business.  Emphasis will be placed on ethical behavior, contract development, record keeping, taxes and marketing a home child care program.

School Readiness Standards, Course 3: Social & Emotional

Mondays & Wednesdays: October 19, 21, 26, & 28     Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, School Readiness Endorsement

Instructor: Kimberly Barrett

In this 10 hour course, based on Utah’s Early Childhood Core Standards, participants will learn how to effectively and appropriately foster preschooler’s social and emotional development for school readiness.  Areas of focus include: self-esteem, temperament, self-regulation, emotions, guidance, problem-solving, and social studies.

Note: The Utah State Board of Education approved a new version of the Early Learning Standards: Ages 3-5 on May 7, 2020. The new standards will be phased in over the course of the 2020-21 academic year, with full implementation beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.

Care About Childcare will continue to offer the School Readiness courses based on the 2013 Early Learning Standards until June 2021. Care About Childcare will begin piloting an updated version of the School Readiness courses based on the 2020 Early Learning Standards in fall 2020. Please note that the updated School Readiness courses will cover different content areas than the 2013 courses in order to align with the updated content areas in the 2020 Early Learning Standards. Both the 2013 and 2020 versions of the School Readiness courses will count toward the School Readiness endorsement.

Child Development: Ages & Stages

Tuesdays & Thursdays: October 27, 29, November 3, & 5     Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 1

Instructor: Ty Singleton

In this 10 hour 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.

The Director's Toolbox, Course 3: A Great Place to Work & Inspiring Peak Performance

Mondays: November 2, 9, 16, & 23  Time: 6:30pm to 9pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Levels 5 – 8, Center Director’s Endorsement

Instructor: Janet Wahlquist

In this 10 hour course, participants will learn how to shape the quality of work life for staff and build teacher competence, strengthen staff commitment, and expand opportunities for collaboration.

Guidance & Emotional Wellness, Course 3: Promoting Social Emotional Competence

Saturdays: November 7 & 14       Time: 9am - 2:30pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

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

Instructor: Kaia Ortega

In this 10 hour course participants will continue to learn about concepts developed by CSEFEL (Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning).  The will explore development of positive teaching strategies for working with infants, toddlers, preschool children, and school-age children.  They will also learn how doing observation and documentation supports healthy social/emotional development.

Special Needs, 3: Setting Up The Environment

Tuesdays & Thursdays:  November 10, 12, 17, & 19       Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Special Needs Endorsement

Instructor: Kimberly Barrett

In this 10 hour course participants will learn how to set up the environment to maximize success when working with children who have special needs. Topics include creating an accessible environment, arranging the environment for learning, increasing the playability of toys and materials, using routines to teach, and teachable moments.

Emergency Preparedness

Saturday: November 21     Time: 9am - 2:30pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 5 Licensing hours, 5 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Levels 1 - 8

Instructor: Jolene Holbrook

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 under "Forms" .

All About Twos

Tuesday & Thursday: December 1 & 5     Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

AND Saturday: December 5                      Time: 9am - 2:30pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Infant Toddler Endorsement

Instructor: Kaia Ortega

This 10 hour course focuses on the unique needs of two year olds and how to be a successful caregiver to two year old children. Participants will learn how to promote language-cognitive-social and emotional development, and how to create an environment that supports two year old needs and caregiver sanity.

Child Development: Learning in the Early Years

Mondays & Wednesdays: December 7, 9, 14, & 16     Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 1

Instructor: Tressie Kearl

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.

Theory and Best Practices, Course 3:  Piaget and Brain Development

Tuesdays & Thursdays:  December 8, 10, 15, & 17       Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This class will be taught online via Zoom

Cost: $5

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

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

Instructor: Crystal Knippers

In this 10 hour course participants will gain an understanding of Piaget’s stages of cognitive development and why his core focus was about how people acquire, process and store knowledge. Participants will also learn about how the brain develops and how they can support healthy brain development in everyday child care practices.

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.