**Unless noted, all training to occur at

Child Care Choices, 4817 State Route 202, Tipp City, OH 45371


Health & Safety Workshops 2017

The following Health & Safety workshops will be held at CCC.  You must register for the class at www.occrra.org.  Fees are payable online using the PayPal button at the bottom of this page or by cash/check the evening of the training.

Communicable Disease Recognition and Prevention

ODJFS required Course in the recognition, reporting, and prevention of disease spread. Students requiring an initial (6 hour) certification will attend both sessions. Students requiring the 3 hour renewal will attend the first night's class only.  The instructor is Jessica Thornton from Miami Valley Health & Safety Solutions.

Renewal (3 hours) - Wednesday, December 6 (6:00pm-9:00pm). $25.

Initial (6 hours) - Wednesday, December 6 AND Thursday, December 7 (6:00pm-9:00pm). $35

Registration is through Miami Valley Health & Safety Solutions at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/91bSs8d5b387Gmd4Q8IFAN2KD.  Cash or check payable to Child Care Choices is due the evening of the training. You may also submit payment through the PayPal button at www.child-care-choices.org.

Important registration instructions for Communicable Disease Recognition and Prevention   

Once you are on the website for registration:                                           

1) For course, select Communicable Diseases                                           

2) For date, input 12/06/2017                                                                     

3) In "Additional Comments" field, please type "Child Care Choices"  AND"initial" or "renewal" to indicate which training you will be taking.                                                                         

4) Payment to Child Care Choices by cash, check, or PayPal.

5) Please be aware of the MVHSS cancellation policy listed on the registration page.

This is a new format, so please, contact Renee Matsunami, Training Coordinator at Child Care Choices, at childcarechoices.training@gmail.com or (937) 667-1799 if you have any questions.


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Challenging Behaviors Workshop Series - FREE (Ohio Approved)

Please note change of dates.

Wednesday, November 29.  6:30-9:00pm – Preventing Challenging Behaviors

Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  6:30-9:00pm – Responding Appropriately to Challenging Behaviors

Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 6:30-9:00pm. – Interventions for Challenging Behaviors

As an early learning professional, family member or other professional working with children 0-5 it is hard to avoid encountering challenging behavior.  This series of 4 sessions will discuss a common definition of challenging behavior.  We will explore the contrast between developmentally appropriate behavior with deviations from typical development.   Factors contributing to challenging behaviors will be explored.  Elements of prevention, intervention and a development of tools for supporting and communicating with families and early childhood professionals through the intervention process will be discussed. At the completion of this 4 part series, participants will be able to identify, prevent, intervene and develop a behavior plan to address challenging behaviors in children.  The instructor is Colleen Wallace.  Please register at www.occrra.org.

Essentials of Childcare - 2.5 hours (Ohio Approved)

Thursday, November 30, 2017.  6:30pm-9:00pm.  Cost $25.  Are you an administrator looking to inspire initiative in your new staff members? Are you a new early childhood educator trying to understand your role in the classroom and the lives of the children and families in your group?

The Essentials of Child Care session helps new and current staff gain a basic understanding of what it means to work in early education. Learn about nurturing relationships in safe and healthy environments. Understand the foundations of how and when children develop. Explore professionalism as you become an advocate in a child's life through forming relationships with the child, the child's parents and your co-workers. Knowing the importance of your role as an early education professional will equip you for success!   This training is presented in collaboration with 4C for Children.  The instructor is Keri Fansher.  Please register at www.occrra.org.  (ST 10062923)


Incorporating Nursery Rhymes into the Preschool Curriculum - 2 hours (Ohio Approved)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  6:30pm-8:30pm.  $20.  In addition to research about the benefits of using nursery rhymes, activities will be presented about how to use nursery rhymes in a classroom, all linked to Ohio Learning Standards and preschool developmental domains.  The instructor is Marcia Olivarez.  Register at www.occrra.org. (ST 10063478)

ORTL-1 Science Sensory Fun - Exploring Matter - 2 hours (Ohio Approved)

Thursday, February 8, 2018.  6:30pm-8:30pm.  FREE.  Using a variety of teaching strategies and Ohio’s Early Learning & Development Standards as a guide, this workshop will focus on helping participants understand how to support the development of young children’s scientific inquiry skills as they explore the different states of matter through their senses.  This training is presented in collaboration with Think TV.  The instructor is Elizabeth Studebaker.  Please register at www.occrra.org.  (ST10063021)

Also coming this winter:

Make Reading Irresistible (January 16)

Ohio Ready to Learn Training #2 (February 22)

Challenging Behaviors Series (March 7, 14 and April 4, 18)

Ohio Ready to Learn Training #3 (March 8)

Where the Boys Are (March 16, 2018  9am-4pm)

Administrator Rules Review Training (date TBD)

Directors Forum (date TBD)