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EMAIL childcareaware-info@l.uky.edu

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Training

Child Care Aware of Kentucky hosts online courses through the HDI Online Learning Center. There are three types of courses: Informational Sessions, Early Childhood, and Adult Learning.


Informational Sessions – No Hours Awarded

ECE 020: Requirements for Reopening Child Care in Kentucky

This course will review the requirements for child care to reopen in June 2020, including:

  • the current regulations on healthy and clean environments,
  • the new enhanced regulations for childcare programs open during the COVID19 state of emergency, and
  • a refresher course on mandatory reporting of child abuse.

This course should take 30 minutes to complete. All program staff must complete before the program re-opens.

ECE 060

Introduction to the Kentucky All STARS Standards
This brief introduction to the Kentucky All STARS standards is a required training in order to be eligible to receive quality incentives in the ALL STARS quality rating and improvement system.
Informational Session – No hours awarded
💲Free   💻Online Only

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ECE 080

Child Care Assistance Program: Billing Basics for Providers
This online course provides an overview of the billing process for the Child Care Assistance Program including information on completing the DCC 94E (Daily Attendance Sheet). Emphasis will be on completing the provider billing form and reviewing the necessary requirements of the billing process.
Informational Session – No hours awarded
💲Free   💻Online Only

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Early Childhood Learning

ECE 010: Early Care Orientation Online

💲30 💳 💻Online Only

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Single Registration

This course is the mandatory 6-hour orientation for new early childhood staff. 

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ECOOL Registration for Staff

This option is available for child care programs enrolling a staff member or multiple staff.

ECE 101

External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion – Impacts on Children and Families
This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on both children and families. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons.
1 clock hour
💲5 💻Online Only

ECE 102

External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion – Programmic Impacts
This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on child care programs.
1 clock hour
💲5 💻Online Only

ECE 103

External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion – Prevention, Intervention, & Evidence-Based Practices
This one hour course examines how prevention, intervention, and evidence-based practices can prevent external transition. These practices protect children, families, and the child care program.
1 clock hour
💲5 💻Online Only

ECE 104

Strengthening the Adult-Child Relationship (FIT)
First course in the Family Interaction Training. Learners will practice communication skills that promote positive behaviors. Use praise effectively. Make playtime effective.
1 clock hour
💲Free   💻Online Only

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ECE 105

Structuring the Environment to Prevent Misbehavior (FIT)
Second course in the Family Interaction Training. Describes the importance of establishing routines and rules. How to establish rules and routines in a classroom setting. How to use transitions and redirections to prevent misbehaviors.
1 clock hour
💲Free   💻Online Only

Outdoor Parachute

ECE 106

Effective Strategies for Addressing Misbehavior (FIT)
Third in the Family Interaction Training. Learn how logical consequences can address problem behaviors. Also, how to effectively remove privileges.
1 clock hour
💲Free   💻Online Only

Sci Child 2

ECE 107

External Transitions – Resources and Supports in Child Care Settings
Coming Soon!
💲5 💻Online Only

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ECE 109

Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS)
2 clock hours
💲Free   💻Online Only

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ECE 110

5-2-1-0 Toolkit: Resource to Support Healthy Behaviors for Families
Resources for early childhood providers to support healthy behaviors in young children and families.
1 clock hour
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 111

Nurturing Healthy Eaters in Early Care & Education
2 clock hours
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 112

Getting Kids Moving – Physical Activity in Early Care and Education
2 clock hours
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 113

Staff Wellness in Early Care and Education
2 clock hours
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 114

Creating a Supportive Environment for Breastfeeding in Early Care and Education
1.5 clock hours
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 115

Engaging Families using the Kentucky Strengthening Families Protective Factors: Focus on Healthy Behaviors
2 clock hours
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 116

Learnscaping – Creating Appropriate Environments for Infants and Toddlers
1 clock hour
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 117

Learnscaping – Creating Appropriate Environments for Preschoolers
1 clock hour
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 118

Learnscaping – Creating Appropriate Environments for School Agers
1 clock hour
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 120

Help! How do I Create Exciting, Accessible Spaces for ALL Children?
1 clock hour
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 121

Help! How do I Work with a Child with a Visual Impairment?
2 clock hours
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 122

Help! How do I Provide the Best Environment to Children with Down Syndrome?
3 clock hours
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 124

Help! How do I Teach my Children Self-Regulation?
1 clock hour
💲5   💻Online Only

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ECE 146

The Administration of the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) Birth-3
This online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the HELP®, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by VORT Corporation.
5 clock hours
💲40   💻Online Only

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ECE 147

The Administration of the Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (CCITSN)
This 4-hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the CCITSN, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by Brookes Publishing.
4 clock hours
💲40   💻Online Only

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ECE 148

The Administration of the Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN)
This 4 hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the CCPSN, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use by Kentucky and published by Brookes Publishing.
4 clock hours
💲40   💻Online Only

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ECE 151

Importance of KY’s Early Childhood Standards and First Steps Assessment Data
This 1.5-hour course is for First Steps providers only. Participants will learn about the role of KY’s Early Childhood Standards for children aged birth to three years, in relation to your assessments, measurement of child progress, and federal funding for First Steps.
1.5 clock hours
💲20   💻Online Only

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ECE 160

Low Tech Solutions for Using Video and Talking Photos to Build Staff Competency
administrators will learn how to create video clips and talking pictures that can be used to: 1) demonstrate best practices; 2) strengthen effectiveness of classroom observation and staff coaching; and 3) expand opportunities to document children’s learning and share with families.
3 clock hours
💲15   💻Online Only

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ECE 201

External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion: Impacts on Children and Families
Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
3 clock hours
💲30   💻Online Only

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Adult Learning Hours

FET 090: Introduction to Resources for Early Care and Education Trainers

💲 Free 💻Online Only

This 2-hour online course is a prerequisite for applying for a Kentucky Trainers Credential, Levels 1-5 and specialty.
* Informational Session: no Early Care and Education clock hours assigned.