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 April 23rd.

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

Mondays & Wednesdays: April 2, 4, 9 & 11

6:30pm - 9pm

CAC Training Room (WSU McKay Education Building Room 13)

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.

This class is now closed.

Child Development: Ages & Stages

Tuesday & Thursday: April 3 & 5, 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: April 7, 9am - 2:30pm

CAC Training Room (WSU McKay Education Building Room 13)

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 1

Instructor: Verlina Adame

(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.

This class is now closed.

Special Needs Course 1: Working With Children

Tuesday & Thursday: April 10 & 12, 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: April 14, 9am - 2:30pm
CAC Training Room (WSU McKay Education Building Room 13)

Cost $16

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

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8, Special Needs Endorsement

Instructor: TBA

(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.

This class is now closed.

Strengthening Families

Monday: April 16, 6:30 - 9:30pm

AND Mondays & Wednesdays: April 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7, & 9, 6:30 - 8:30pm

CAC Training Room (WSU McKay Education Building Room 13)

Cost $16

Credit: 17 Licensing hours, 17 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 5 - 8

Instructor: Crystal Knippers

(17 hours) This course teaches 5 research-based protective factors that have been demonstrated to diminish the likelihood of childhood abuse and neglect. Participants will learn to incorporate and build upon these factors in their daily work with parents.

This class is now closed.

School Readiness Standards Course 1: English Language Arts

Saturday April 21, 9am - 2:30pm, WSU McKay Education Building Room 13

AND Saturday April 28, 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: Betzy Mulwee

(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.

This class is now closed.

Looking to Learn

Tuesday & Thursday: April 24, & 26, 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: April 28, 9am - 2:30pm

CAC Training Room (WSU McKay Education Building Room 13)

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours

Career Ladder: Level 2 - 3

Instructor: Verlina Adame

(10 hours) In this course participants learn effective tools and strategies for gathering and using observational information about children.  Areas of focus include: learning to observe children accurately and objectively, observation tools and goals, overcoming obstacles to observation, and interpreting and using observation data

This class is now closed.

School Age Course 1: School Age Development

Mondays & Wednesdays: April 30, May 2, 7, & 9

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, School Age Endorsement

Instructor: TBA

(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.

This class is now closed.

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays: May 1, 3, 8, & 10

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 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.

Sorry, this class is full (4/9/18). You can call our office at 801-626-7837 to be placed on a waitlist.

Child Development: Learning in the Early Years

Saturdays: May 12 & 19

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 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 15 seats left in this class. This class closes on 5/4.

Basics of Child Care

Saturday: May 12

9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 18

Cost none

Credit: 5 Licensing hours

Career Ladder: none

Instructor: Vivian Hardy

(5 hours) This class covers all of the topics required by licensing. It is recommended especially for those just entering the child care field.

There are 15 seats left in this class. This class closes on 5/4.

All About Twos

Mondays & Wednesdays: May 14, 16, 21, & 23

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) This 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.

There are 5 seats left in this class. This class closes on 5/7.

Director's Toolbox Course 4: Circle of Influence & Managing Legal Risks

Tuesdays & Thursdays: May 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, Center Director's Endorsement

Instructor: Genevieve Romero

(10 hours) In this course, participants will learn how to empower staff and make them vital partners in achieving center-wide goals, as well as prevent and manage problems with potential legal consequences.

There are 13 seats left in this class. This class closes on 5/8.

Diving into Developmental Screening: Ages and Stages Questionnaire - 3

Tuesday & Thursday: May 29 & 31, 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: June 2, 9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours,

Career Ladder: Levels 5 - 8

Instructor: Betzy Mulwee

(10 hours) In this course participants will learn how to use the developmental screening tool known as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. They will learn how work with parents to help develop an understanding of child development, check to see if development is on track, identify children who might be at risk for developmental delay, and support children’s development with learning activities.

There are 21 seats left in this class. This class closes on 5/22.

Healthy Care

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

6:30pm - 9pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours, NAC

Career Ladder: Level 1

Instructor: Tressie Kearl

(10 hours) In this course participants will learn about child care health and safety issues.  Topics include: communicable diseases, SIDS, shaken baby syndrome, child abuse and neglect, injury prevention, emergency procedures, nutrition, sick children, and medication administration.

There are 7 seats left in this class. This class closes on 5/29.

Guidance & Emotional Wellness Course 1: Healthy Caregivers

Tuesday & Thursday: June 5, & 7 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: June 9, 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, 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.

There are 14 seats left in this class. This class closes on 5/29.

Learning to Get Along

Tuesday & Thursday: June 12 & 14 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: June 16, 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 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.

There are 9 seats left in this class. This class closes on 6/5.

Theory & Best Practices Course 1: Maslow and Attachment Theory

Mondays & Wednesdays: June 18, 20, 25 & 27

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: Crystal Knippers

PREREQUISITE: You must have completed the Advanced Child Development Class before enrolling in this class.

(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 15 seats left in this class. This class closes on 6/11.

Creating Good Child Care: Effective Program Management

Tuesday & Thursday: June 19 & 21 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: June 23, 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 16 seats left in this class. This class closes on 6/12.

Sailing into Social and Emotional Screening: Ages and Stages Questionnaire - 2

Tuesday & Thursday: Jun 26 & 28, 6:30 - 9pm

AND Saturday: June 30, 9am - 2:30pm

WSU McKay Education Building Room 10

Cost $16

Credit: 10 Licensing hours, 10 CDA hours,

Career Ladder: Levels 5 - 8

Instructor: Kathleen Sanders

(10 hours) Please note completion of "Diving into Developmental Screening: ASQ-3" prior to "Sailing into Social Emotional Screening" is highly recommended. In this course participants will learn that the overall well-being of children is directly related to their ability to successfully regulate their emotions and manage their social interactions in ways that are acceptable to themselves and others.  They will become familiar with the Social/Emotional component of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, and learn how they can partner with their local health department to help parents who have concerns about their children's social and emotional development.

There are 24 seats left in this class. This class closes on 6/19.

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 made possible through the Child Care and Development fund, the Department of Workforce Services and the Office of Child Care.