Training Classes

All trainings have an associated fee, with the exception of DOE courses that do not have student fees. The class fee will normally be $5, $10, or $15.

Students must fill out a registration form. ELC must receive all fees and registration forms prior to 48 hours in advance of the class. PayPal, money order, checks and “no change required” cash are accepted to reserve a spot in a class. Cash is only accepted in person at the ELC office. Do not send cash in the mail.

To reserve a spot in classes that do not have an associated fee, or for general questions, please call the Early Learning Coalition at (941) 757-2900 extension 250.

For information on the 40+5 classes required to become a child care professional, please see our Credential and Transcript Information.

Please be advised, if you are in a QRIS program and the course is free or discounted, please email professionaldevelopment@elc-manatee.org with your request to register.

To view a copy of our current training calendar, please click here.

FREE Mind in the Making Workshops

The Early Learning Coalition is a proud member of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Through the generosity of The Patterson Foundation, community partners have been trained to offer a series of workshops on building executive function in children. Sessions are 2 hours each, and are offered weekly or bi-weekly FREE of charge. We must have a minimum of 15 persons register, with a class-size limit of 20. This course is for caregivers, parents, teachers, principals, community stakeholders – anyone who is interested. Mixed groupings are best. If some of your staff are interested, perhaps have each invite a parent or two to join the group. For general questions or to schedule courses, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 or email pparmenter@elc-manatee.org.

Upcoming Classes

Manatee Conference on Young Children 2017
Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for our 2017 Manatee Conference on Young Children, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Manatee Technical College (NEW Location!) from 8:00am-3:30pm! Featuring our Keynote Speaker, Jack Hartmann, and special guest, FLDOE Commissioner, Pam Stewart with an interactive discussion on social emotional development.

Network with other child care professionals during fun and engaging breakout sessions including: "Hop to It!" Math with Jack Hartmann, Kid Vision Field Trips, Children's Yoga, Jennifer Miller with Sanford Harmony (A FREE Curriculum), Using Sign Language With Young Children, Photography in the Classroom, Get Your Wiggles Out! (Movement & Music Activities), Provider Portal Training, and MUCH more!

Please bring "Baby Necessities" to participate in our yearly service project. Items needed include diapers, wipes, clothing, formula, toys, bottles, pacifiers, etc. All items will be donated to Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. in Partnership with the Safe Children's Coalition to help benefit young children and families in need.

Join us for lunch, shop educational vendors, and enter to win fantastic raffle prizes! DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, MAY 5TH. Cost is  $40/person. Please note: Onsite registration will NOT be available the day of the conference. For general questions, please contact mcyc@elc-manatee.org.We hope to see you there! 

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MCYC 2017 Group Registration

Group registration is only available when registering two or more persons from the same center with one check or money order payment. Please note: credit cards are accepted online for single registrants only.  To register as a group, please complete the group registration form below and submit with payment via check or money order made payable to the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County. DEADLINE FOR GROUP REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, MAY 5TH. Cost is $40/person. Please note: Onsite registration will NOT be available the day of the conference.

Autism
Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. Please check the training calendar for alternate dates/times. For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

 

NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Making Sense of Sets & Numbers 5/22/17
Monday May 22, 2017 6:00 am - 9:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking number sense standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking number sense standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website by May 20, 2017. Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter course #7260.

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

NEW! VPK Administrator Learning Circle 5/31/17
Wednesday May 31, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

VPK Administrators are invited to attend the next VPK Learning Circles offered by our DOE/OEL Regional Facilitator, Mary Ann Goodrich. These interactive sessions will provide opportunities to network, share strategies, ideas and resources with your peers. You will receive 1.5 hours of in-service training. Space is limited to 24, and registration is required. We look forward to seeing you!

Watch the Provider Update for topics and links to register coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Goodrich at maryann.goodrich@oel.myflorida.com.

NEW! VPK Teacher Learning Circle 5/31/17
Wednesday May 31, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

VPK Teachers are invited to attend the next VPK Learning Circles offered by our DOE/OEL Regional Facilitator, Mary Ann Goodrich. These interactive sessions will provide opportunities to network, share strategies, ideas and resources with your peers. You will receive 1.5 hours of in-service training. Space is limited to 24, and registration is required. We look forward to seeing you!

Watch the Provider Update for topics and links to register coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Goodrich at maryann.goodrich@oel.myflorida.com.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Full Course) 6/17/17
Saturday Jun 3, 2017 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn the appropriate techniques for applying standard first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with and without AED’s.  Certification from the American Red Cross is good for two years.  Participants take home Adult and Pediatric Ready Reference cards.  Participants must supply a unique email address that the American Red Cross will attach to their training record. Limited class enrollment. Inservice hours: 5.5

Cost: $50.00 per participant, $35.00 for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by June 15, 2017. QRIS participants MUST contact Professional Development to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

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NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Counting & Number Operations 6/5/17
Monday Jun 5, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 2 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking number sense and number operation standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website . Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter the course number (TBD).

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.

Social Emotional Development in Infants & Toddlers
Wednesday Jun 14, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This training will be about the social-emotional development in infants, young toddlers and two-year olds.  We will discuss empathy, building relationships, learning to cooperate and learning self-regulation in infants and toddlers. The characteristics of temperament and how to support a “goodness of fit” between the child and the caregiver will also be discussed.

Cost: $5.00 per participant, FREE for those in QRIS programs. Register with payment by June 12, 2017. QRIS Participants MUST contact Professional Development at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261 to verify status and receive discount registration code.

For general questions, please contact Kerry Gaylord at (941) 757-2900 ext. 244.

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NEW! Mathematics for Early Learners: Shapes & Spatial Relationships 6/19/17
Monday Jun 19, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed this first DOE math course will be the first invited to take subsequent DOE math courses. This course is module 4 of 4 early mathematics courses. 3 hours; 0.3 CEUs

This instructor-led course is appropriate for directors and teachers of 4 and 5 year old children. Course participants will gain early math knowledge and practical information about how to structure the classroom environment and plan activities to integrate math concepts and skills throughout the learning day. The course focuses on the mathematical thinking geometry and spatial relationships standards outlined in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) and the importance of using a developmental progression when teaching math throughout the day. Picture slideshows and videos filmed in Florida’s early learning classrooms as well as interactive activities will provide examples for how to support children in learning new math skills and using the “language of math”. The pictures and videos presented will also demonstrate best practices for instruction of the mathematical thinking patterns and measurement standards outlined in the Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Training on the Standards for Four-Year-Olds (online or instructor-led) is a recommended prerequisite for this course. 

This course is FREE .  All participants MUST register online through the DCF/TMS website by June 17, 2017. Change the search criteria from "DCF" to "DOE" and enter course #7094.

For general questions please contact Marcia Seibert at (941) 757-2900 ext. 274 or Pam Parmenter at (941) 757-2900 ext. 261.