Early Childhood Professional Development

Early Learning Guidelines: Infant, Toddlers & Twos

  • Cost: $50
  • Hours: 15

This course counts toward the STARS requirement for Early Learning Guidelines (ELG). This training consists of the Introduction and Implementation of the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Infants, Toddlers and Twos. The goal is to implement the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines into classroom curriculum. Early Learning Guidelines: Infant, Toddlers and Twos is a foundation for planning a framework for consistency, is age-appropriate for use with ages 0-36 months, and provides a continuum of learning from infancy through preschool. Details of the relationship between each content area of the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines and the Environment Rating scales are documented throughout the training.

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Fall Semester

  • 09/23/19 - 10/09/19 | Mon/Wed | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 191ELGITT

Spring Semester

  • 02/24/20 - 03/11/20 | Mon/Wed | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 193ELGITT

Quest for Quality: Early Learning Guidelines: Ages 3-5

  • Cost: $50
  • Hours: 15

This course counts toward the STARS requirement for Early Learning Guidelines (ELG). This training consists of the introduction and implementation of the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for 3-5 year olds. The goal is to implement the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines into classroom curriculum. Early Learning Guidelines: age 3-5 participants will be able to use these guidelines in their lesson plans, share information with families, and provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum/environment for young children.

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Fall Semester

  • 10/28/19 - 11/13/19 | Mon/Wed | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 192ELG3-5

Spring Semester

  • 04/13/20 - 04/29/20 | Mon/Wed | Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 194ELG3-5

Reducing the Risk of SIDS/SUID in Childcare

  • Cost: $20
  • Hours: 2

This course will prepare childcare providers to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) in family home, group home, and childcare center settings by using safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Oklahoma Child Care Licensing. It will also help them create a written policy on implementing safe sleep practices in the program that they can share and model with the families they serve. This training meets the Child Care ServicesLicensing requirement for safe sleep training.

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Fall Semester

  • 09/10/19 | Tue | Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Course ID: 191RRSSC
  • 12/03/19 | Tue | Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Course ID: 192RRSSC

Spring Semester

  • 02/18/20 | Tue | Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Course ID: 193RRSSC
  • 05/19/20 | Tue | Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Course ID: 194RRSSC

Pediatric First Aid/CPR

  • Cost: $60
  • Hours: 6

This course will meet all of the DHS childcare licensing requirements for CPR and First Aid. Topics will include bloodborne pathogens, concussion, hypoglycemia, breathing difficulty, allergic reactions, heat emergencies, cardiac arrest, recognizing an emergency, and legal considerations, plus much more.

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Fall Semester

  • 09/17/19 - 09/19/19 | Tue/Thurs | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 191PFACPR
  • 12/10/19 - 12/12/19 | Tue/Thurs | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 192PFACPR

Spring Semester

  • 02/11/20 - 02/13/20 | Tue/Thurs | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 193PFACPR
  • 05/05/20 - 05/07/20 | Tue/Thurs | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 194PFACPR

Positive Guidance: Helping Children Learn Self-Discipline

  • Cost: $20
  • Hours: 3

The first five years of life are a time of amazing developmental progress. Learning to prevent and manage challenging behavior more effectively through positive guidance can create a more enjoyable learning environment. The goal of positive guidance is to develop children’s self-control, encourage children to assume responsibility, and to assist children in making thoughtful decisions.

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Fall Semester

  • 09/16/19 | Mon | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 191PGHCLSD
  • 11/18/19 | Mon | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 192PGHCLSD

Spring Semester

  • 02/03/20 | Mon | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 193PGHCLSD
  • 05/04/20 | Mon | Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Course ID: 194PGHCLSD