**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.

FALL 2017

First Aid

Thursday, October 19. 6pm-10pm. $35.  Students will learn American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid. Topics will include asthma care, splinting, Epi Pen, environmental emergencies, bleeding control, traumatic injuries, as well as medical emergencies. Students are taught by paramedics with real life experience in managing emergencies. Instruction will follow the requirements of ODJFS and ODE. You will receive a ODJFS inservice form and AHA completion card.  Instructor is Chris Howard of Miami Valley Health & Safety Solutions (MVHSS).  Registration is through MVHSS 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 our PayPal button below (available by September 20).

Important registration instructions for First Aid                                                             1) For course, select AHA Pedi First Aid                                                                             2) For date, input 10/19/2017                                                                                                 3) In "Additional Comments" field, please type "Child Care Choices"                              4) Payment to Child Care Choices by cash, check, or PayPal.

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.

Adult, Child, Infant CPR

Thursday, October 26.  6-9pm.  $45.  Every person caring for children should know how and when to administer CPR. Knowing the correct procedures can make a difference between the life and death of a child in your care. This class meets the requirements for all age groups (birth-adult) and is valid for 2 years and is affiliated with the American Heart Association. The instructor is David Roth of Lifeline CPR.  Fee payable by cash or check to Lifeline CPR the evening of the training.  Please register at www.occrra.org.  (ST10061531)



Communicable Disease Recognition and Prevention

Renewal (3 hours) - Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  ODJFS required Course in the recognition, reporting, and prevention of disease spreadStudents requiring the 3 hour renewal will attend the December 6th class only.  The instructor is Jessica Thornton from Miami Valley Health & Safety Solutions.


Ohio Approved is the new Step Up Approved!

Ohio Approved trainings include all Step Up requirements as well as Ohio Department of Education requirements.  As of July 1, 2017 all providers needing to fulfill Step Up requirements for Star rating will need to get Ohio Approved hours.


Lesson Planning for Mixed Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes - 2.5 hours (Ohio Approved)

Wednesday, September 27. 6:30pm-9:00pm.  Cost $25.  In this session, participants will explore the lesson planning process as it applies to mixed-age groups in family child care homes. Topics to be explored include the importance of lesson planning, the different phases of lesson planning, and things to keep in mind as you plan learning experiences for individual children and small groups.  This training is presented in collaboration with 4C for Children.  Please register at www.occrra.org. (ST#10060807)

Bring Back the Music: Why Music is Critical in Children's Learning and How You Can Incorporate It Into Your Curriculum - 3 hours (Ohio Approved)

Thursday, September 28.  6:00pm-9:00pm.  Cost $25.  Music seems to be disappearing in many childhood environments. The workshop will explore how the use of music is linked to brain development, how music influences all developmental domains, and many easy ways to incorporate more music in your classroom.   Instructor is Marcia Olivarez.  Please register at www.occrra.org.  (ST# 10060646 )

Challenging Behaviors Workshop Series - FREE (Ohio Approved)

Wednesday, October 4. 6:30-9:00pm – Overview of Challenging Behaviors (ST#10061812)

Wednesday, October 29.  6:30-9:00pm – Preventing Challenging Behaviors (ST#10061813)

Wednesday, November 15.  6:30-9:00pm – Responding Appropriately to Challenging Behaviors (ST#10061814)

Wednesday, November 29. 6:30-9:00pm. – Interventions for Challenging Behaviors (ST#10061815)

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.

FLIP IT! Overview and Fourt Steps - 7.5 hours (Ohio Approved)

Friday, October 13.  9:00am-4:30pm.  FREE.  FLIP IT is a four-step process rooted in developing emotional awareness to increase emotional control and reduce challenging behaviors in children ages 3-8. FLIP IT can be used with multiple children at the same time during minor challenges throughout a day or used as a targeted intervention that can support the emotional growth of a child displaying specific behavior concerns.  This training is presented in collaboration with Consolidated Care.  The instructor is Colleen Wallace.  Registration will be available soon at www.occrra.org!

*NEW*  Planting the Seeds for Pre-K STEM Education: Using Hands-On Activities and Technology - 4 hours (Ohio Approved)

Saturday, October 28.  9:00am-1:00pm.  Cost $55. Training children to think requires specific steps and practice. Have fun while you practice games and simple ways to teach children how to classify, put steps in order, and think logically. Learning about thinking skills will be fun and interesting without a lot of work on your part using CODE.org activities. This curriculum is aligned with Ohio Early Learning Development Standards, CORE and Child Development concepts, and demonstrates fun, beginner steps for problem solving, logic and computer science. All the great computer scientists began practicing with computers before high school, now you can teach our upcoming leaders in the field!  Pizza lunch included!   Instructor is Tina Spaulding of Think TV.  Please register for the NEW workshop at www.occrra.org.  (ST#10061168)

Developmentally Appropriate Media for Young Children - 2 hours (Ohio Approved)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  6:30pm-8:30pm at Upper Valley Career Center (8811 Career Drive, Piqua, OH 45356).  FREE.  The Miami County Early Childhood Focus Group is hosting Dr. Mosier who will present Developmentally Appropriate Media for Young Children.  This training offers early care and education professionals an overview of the impact television and other electronic media has on young children and identifies the risks of excessive exposure to electronic media during early childhood.  Registration is now open at www.occrra.org (ST#10061869).  If you do not have a profile on OCCRRA, you may register at https://goo.gl/forms/6qMslqYoCv9Zft9B2.