Online Workshops

Registration Information

To register for an online workshop, complete this Registration Form, print it, and send to NSU Child and Family Network with your payment, We accept checks, money orders or cash, not credit or debit cards. We are currently unable to take online payments. Once you are registered, you will receive an email invitation from CANVAS to get started and have access to the online workshop you selected. You must accept the invitation. you may work at your own pace, but we ask that classes be completed within 2 weeks. After you have submitted all required assignments and taken the final assessment (online test), you will receive a certificate in the mail.

For more information or help, contact Ada Wright at wrightad@nsula.edu

COST: Regular 3 clock hour online workshops are $18 each. CEU and Train the Trainer sessions are $25. CEU workshops provide 6 CEU credit or 6 clock hours of credit.

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Online Courses

Train the Trainer Sessions

Each workshop is approved for 3 clock hours of the train the trainer credit for Louisiana Pathway. The cost is $25 per session.

TR-1 Tips for New Trainers: Getting Started

This workshop provides an overview to help you get started in training. Review planning for adult learning styles, developing clear objectives, improving presentation skills. and evaluating your sessions for ongoing improvement. Even if you’ve been training for a while, you’ll gain new ideas from the activities and assignments and benefit from the reflective experiences.

TR-2 Planning Training for the Best Results!

This workshop will help you plan training sessions and make them more effective. You’ll learn about activities that support a transfer of learning and how to include review and repetition without boredom. Find out about the importance of good opening and closing activities. Learn how to help trainees see the benefits of learning new skills.

TR-3 Special Problems in Training Adults

Looking for help with some of the challenges of working with adult learners? This workshop is for you. Learn ways to better meet adult learner needs and cope with problems encountered in training situations. Find out ways to handle challenging participants, to be prepared for the unexpected and avoid disasters.

TR-4 Making Training Take: Getting More from Your Effort

This workshop helps you answer the question, “Why don’t they do what I taught them?” Explore the many reasons why trainees do not implement what they learn when they return to the job site. Find out the value of overlearning and including ample repetition for effective training. Get new ideas for activities and strategies to ensure that your training results in the desired changes.

TR-5 Ethics and Professionalism in Training

This workshop will help you understand the ethics of being a trainer as based on the NAEYC Code of Ethical Behavior. Find out how to identify and build rapport with your audience and how to use the code in your training. Evaluate how your own personal and professional values and your participants’ values affect decisions and actions.

Administrative Sessions

Each workshop provides 3 clock hours training and costs $18 per person. The workshops below may be used for CDA or for ADM credit. Your certificate will include both categories.

W-1a Choking Hazards in Early Childhood: Responsibilities for Prevention (CDA 1)(ADM 4)

Young children are at risk of choking since they do not chew well and put anything in their mouths. Learn common and lesser-known hazards and how you can prevent a choking emergency.

W-1b Snacks for School-agers: More than Juice and Crackers (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

School-agers are always hungry but getting them to eat healthy food is difficult. Try snacks they can prepare alone or with a little help. As a bonus, they learn math by and reading skills using recipes.

W-1c Childhood Obesity: When it’s More than Baby Fat (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Obesity in childhood can establish lifelong patterns with serious consequences. Find out what causes childhood obesity and what do professionals suggest you do to address this issue.

W-1e Runs Better Unleaded: Lead Poison Prevention (CDA 1) (ADM 3)

Incidence of lead poisoning is likely greater than you realize. It can cause serious harm to children if not addressed early. Learn to recognize symptoms and how to prevent this hazard.

W-2u Getting Ideas: Where and How (CDA 2) (ADM 3)

Where do you get ideas to use with your schoolagers? Learn unexpected places to find activities to keep schoolagers involved and busy, especially when they’ve been in your program for several years.

W-3n Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Schoolage Program (CDA 2) (ADM )

The families and children we serve come from a variety of backgrounds, religions, and ethnic groups. Learn to create a sense of community among the diverse culture groups enrolled in your program.

W-3o Bullying and Teasing: Preventing and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors (CDA 3) (ADM 3)

Bullying is a serious problem. Learn to prevent and address bullying through a spirit of cooperation and respect with resources created by Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul, and Mary” fame in Operation Respect.

W-3o Bullying and Teasing: Preventing and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors (CDA 3) (ADM 3)

Bullying is a serious problem. Learn to prevent and address bullying through a spirit of cooperation and respect with resources created by Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul, and Mary” fame in Operation Respect.

W-3q Preventing and Addressing Swearing (CDA 3) (ADM 3)

Bad language is a common problem in school age programs. Parents will surely complain about if you can’t get it under control. Learn why swearing happens and what to do when it occurs.

W-4a Who Me? Plan a Parent Meeting? (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

Do you need to plan a parent meeting and not quite sure how to get started? Learn to organize and conduct effective parent meetings. Find out what your parents want and plan activities they will attend.

W-4b Time to Talk: Preparing for and Conducting Parent Conferences (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

You know parent conferences are important, but how can you make the most of the time invested? View conferences from the parents’ perspective and be prepared to address parents’ needs.

W-4c Dealing with Parents on Difficult Issues and Concerns (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

When you need to talk to a parent about a sensitive issue or unpleasant matter, you’ll want to be objective and understanding as well as empathetic. Learn to address difficult matters with parents.

W-4e Parent Orientation: Getting off to a Great Start (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

How do you get parents off to a good start and see that they have all the information they need? This workshop will help you make sure that parents are fully informed of your policies and procedures.

W-4f Creating Connections: How-to Include Parents (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

Parent involvement takes a lot of work and too often the results are disappointing. Learn techniques in this workshop that will generate enthusiasm among your parents and staff alike.

W-5b The People Principle: Motivating and Supervising Staff (CDA 5) (ADM 3) M

Supervision is a critical element in maintaining motivated, dependable staff to provide a quality program. If you want new ideas about what works and what doesn’t, this session will help you.

W-5c Marketing: Recruiting and Maintaining Enrollment for Now and the Future (CDA5) (ADM3)

Even if you don’t have vacancies, changing neighborhoods, competition, the economy and other factors beyond your control make an effective, on-going marketing plan important in maintaining full enrollment.

W-5h Creating an Employee Handbook (CDA 5) (ADM 3)
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W-5n A Staff Retreat Primer (CDA 5) (ADM 3)

Have you considered a staff retreat to facilitate understanding and cooperation among employees? Learn factors to consider in organizing and conducting a productive retreat.

W-5o Planning for Summer: It's All about Being Prepared! (CDA 5) (ADM 3)

Summer with schoolagers requires changes, not only in the schedule but in activities and programming. Find out how to get ready for those very active schoolagers during summer or long holiday periods.

W-5p Budgeting: What, When, Where, and How (CDA 5) (ADM 2)

Whether you own a center or employed as director, this workshop guides you in the challenge of handling finances: making ends meet, collecting fees, and cutting costs while maintaining a good program.

W-5q Organizing Clubs in Schoolage Programs (CDA 5) (ADM 3)

Keeping children interested and actively involved is a challenge in long summer months. One way to maintain interest is to organize clubs to enrich your curriculum as part of the summer program.

W-5u Money Matters (CDA 5) (ADM 2)

What are the biggest problems you face as a director? One of course is money. Learn how to create a system that will help you run your early care and education program as the business it is.

W-6a Blow out Burnout (CDA 6) (ADM 6)

Burnout is a major problem in service-oriented fields. Because of the responsibility and stress of working with children, directors and staff alike need to know how to prevent and cope with burnout.

W-6b Learning to Lead (CDA 6) (ADM 5)

Directors and administrators must be leaders if a program is to be quality. Learn how to lead your staff to create the best center possible.

W-6c Is Your Vision 20/20? (CDA 6) (ADM 6)

Want to improve your center and not sure how to get started? This workshop will help you develop a clear vision for setting goals for what you want to do.

W-6d Professionals at Work: The Child Care Workforce (CDA 6) (ADM 5)

What does it mean to be a professional? This workshop explores the elements that make up our concepts of professionals and identifies the characteristics attributed to professionals.

W-6e Creating Teamwork (CDA 6) (ADM 3)

How do you get your staff to work together? Directors everywhere struggle with this question. This workshop will help you create a team culture that encourages cooperation and reduces turnover.

W-6f Business Etiquette: Presenting a Professional Image (CDA 6) (ADM 5)

Does the corporate world and the early education world have different standards of behavior? What are today’s expectations of the parents and employers with whom you work?

Working with Schoolagers Sessions

W-1b Snacks for Schoolagers: More than Juice and Crackers (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

School-agers are always hungry but getting them to eat healthy food is difficult. Try snacks they can prepare alone or with a little help. As a bonus, they learn math by and reading skills using recipes.

W-2i Writing the Right Way (CDA 2)

Older preschoolers and schoolagers benefit from many opportunities to use writing tools such as crayons, markers, and large pencils. Learn how to create and oversee a writing center for children.

W-2s A Phonological Awareness Primer: Helping Children Learn to Read (CDA 2)

Phonological awareness, once called phonetic awareness, describes the steps in children’s process of learning to read. Learn to answer parents’ questions about how you are getting their child ready for school.

W-2u Getting Ideas: Where and How (CDA 2) (ADM 3)

Where do you get ideas to use with your schoolagers? Learn unexpected places to find activities to keep schoolagers involved and busy, especially when they’ve been in your program for several years.

W-2v Projects and Activities: What Do Schoolagers Like to Do? (CDA 2)

How do you keep those schoolagers involved and busy? Find out tried and true experiences and ideas to help you prevent “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do” comments.

W-3n Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Schoolage Program (CDA 2) (ADM 3)

The families and children we serve come from a variety of backgrounds, religions, and ethnic groups. Learn to create a sense of community among the diverse cultural groups enrolled in your program.

W-3o Bullying and Teasing: Preventing and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors (CDA 3) (ADM 3)

Bullying is a serious problem. Learn to prevent and address bullying through a spirit of cooperation and respect with resources created by Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul, and Mary” fame in Operation Respect.

W-3q Preventing and Addressing Swearing (CDA 3) (ADM 3)

Bad language is a common problem in school age programs. Parents will surely complain about if you can’t get it under control. Learn why swearing happens and what to do when it occurs.

W-5o Planning for Summer: It's All about Being Prepared! (CDA 5) (ADM 3)

Summer with schoolagers requires changes, not only in the schedule but in activities and programming. Find out how to get ready for those very active schoolagers during summer or long holiday periods.

Continuing Education Units (CEU) Sessions

These sessions may be used for either .6 continuing Education Units (CEUs) for CDA renewal or for 6 clock hours for licensing credit. Your certificate will include both CEU credit and click hour to use as you need.

CEU sessions are a different format from our regular workshops. you may take the final assessment online, but you must let us know that have taken itas we not get an automatic score.

CEUe-4b A Menu for Parent and Family Involvement (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

You know that family involvement is important in an early learning program, but how do you make it happen? This workshop will give you tips for improving communication and participation with families.

CEUe-5h Inclusion: We All Belong (CDA 5) (ADM 6)

Children with special needs can be included with typically developing children, a process called inclusion. Learn how simple adaptions can make it possible for you to accommodate children for the benefit of all.

CEUe-5a Curriculum Part I: It's what you do all day! (CDA 5) (ADM 3)

CEUe-5a Curriculum Part I: It’s what you do all day! (CDA 5) (ADM 3)
This is the first part of a two-part workshop on curriculum and planning. Each part provides credit for .6 CEUs or 6 clock hours.

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