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Important Notice about New CDA Classes

CDA classes throughout Louisiana are being updated and now require BESE approval for you to qualify for a scholarship.

New CDA classes begin in January 2017. In the meantime, we want to work with your staff who need to finish up under the prior CDA program. Call you Technical Assistant for any questions about any staff who wants to finish now. 

If training is not scheduled at a time or place convenient for you, consider an online workshop. Click on the online workshops link in the box on the right hand side of this website.

Training sessions will be held at NSU Child and Family Network, 1800 Warrington Place, unless otherwise noted.

Pre-registration is required for all training sessions. Workshops are $10 for Type I or II centers unless otherwise noted. Training for Type III centers are free. Payments cannot be accepted at the door.

Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the start of the session to allow time for sign-in.

Please remember - No food or drinks will be allowed in the training sessions.

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CHILD CARE TRAINING CALENDAR APRIL - JUNE 2017

Upcoming Workshops

Oct. 23, 2017

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries
Oct. 23, 2017

B-8c Brains and Brawn: Physical and Intellectual Development (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn new activities and explore appropriate equipment and interactions to support development and learning. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Oct. 23, 2017

B-7b Understanding Documentation using GOLD (CDA 7)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn what documentation to capture according to the objectives, where and when to capture them, different ways to capture documentation, short hand, and anecdotal notes. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Oct. 26, 2017

B-1f *HEALTH: Serve Safe Module I (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn how to provide a sanitary and safe food service program and avoid food-borne illnesses. This session is required of all food service employees. Trainer: Marie Stills
Oct. 26, 2017

I-7d CLASS Day to Day: A Deeper Look into the Domains and Dimensions of CLASS (CDA 7)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Develop a better understanding of the specific areas of CLASS and how you can improve upon your interactions with children. For People who have a basic understanding of CLASS. Trainer: Mandy Burress
Oct. 26, 2017

I-1d Creative Indoor Environments (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn how to set up centers for a developmentally appropriate program and arrange your classroom to maximize learning and minimize discipline problems. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
Nov. 02, 2017

I-7f Standards, CLASS, and GOLD! Oh My! (CDA 7) (ADM 3)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
The Early learning standards, CLASS and TS GOLD...so man things to keep up with! Learn how they align, how to meet all three needs at the same time, and dig deeper into the standards. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Nov. 02, 2017

S-5d Implementing Curriculum - FROG STREET 3 Yr. (CDA 5) (ADM 6) Note Time: * 2 Hour Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
* 2 hour session* Now that you have it, how do you get started! Learn to make the most of your new curriculum. You MUST already have the curriculum to attend. Bring your Teacher's Guide or Manual with you. Trainer: Paula Youngblood
Nov. 04, 2017

B-7c GOLD Basic (CDA 7) All Day ***Full Day Session***

Time: 
8:30am — 3:30pm
NOTE TIME: *All Day Session.* Learn all about the assessment tool and how to implement it in your program. Includes hands on work in the computer lab on capturing documentation, leveling children's progress and checkpoints. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Nov. 06, 2017

B-1d *HEALTH: Medication Administration (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
This session meets the medication and health training requirements! Learn procedures to follow on medication administration in child care facilities. Receive definitions, restrictions, and forms to use. Trainer: Patsy Gafford
Nov. 06, 2017

E-2b Math Magic: How Young Chidren Learn Math (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Explore the strands of mathematics advocated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for early childhood. Learn how to help young children learn concepts such as numeration, graphing, sorting, and much more! Trainer: Kim Duncan
Nov. 09, 2017

S-7d Providing Instructional Support in the PreK Environment (CDA 7)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
An in depth look at teaching strategies that promote higher order thinking skills, quality interactions, and language development. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Nov. 09, 2017

B-1f *HEALTH: Serve Safe Module 1 (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn how to provide a sanitary and safe food service program and avoid food-borne illnesses. This session is required of all food service employees. Modules I, II and III are offered and rotated to provide variety. Trainer: Marie Stills
Nov. 11, 2017

CEU 8e Talk, Read, Sing: The Basics of Language and Literacy (CDA 8) **Full Day Session**

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
Note: *All day session.* Language is the foundation of learning to read. Learn how you can meet CLASS criteria throughout the day and support brain development. Trainer: Janie Humphries
Nov. 11, 2017

E-1d *HEALTH: Coping with Allergies in Children (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn preventative measures and emergency strategies for dealing with allergic reactions, from mild to life-threatening. Trainer: Martha Williams
Nov. 13, 2017

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries
Nov. 13, 2017

B-3a Top 10 Ways to Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development (CDA 3)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Discuss how to foster children’s social/emotional development, self-esteem, and independence to create a cooperative learning environment. Trainer: Mandy Burress
Nov. 13, 2017

I-2b The Magic of Music (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn music activities to enhance your curriculum and encourage development by making simple musical instruments. Come ready to shake, rattle and roll! Trainer: Mary Humphries
Nov. 14, 2017

S-5n Supporting Curriculum with Classroom Materials (CDA 5) NEW! Note: *2 Hour Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Your curriculum includes many excellent activities but you can expand on the themes and concepts with other materials. This session will help you make the most of what you have. Restricted to programs implementing a Tier I curriculum. Trainer: Paula Youngblood
Nov. 14, 2017

B-3c Creating Special Moments with Infants and Toddlers (CDA 3) *Note: 2 hour Session

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Note: *2 hour Session* This module will help you discover how to create special moments with infants and toddlers every day. Learn how to turn diaper changing and other routines tasks into special moments. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
Nov. 18, 2017

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries
Nov. 18, 2017

I-1h *HEALTH: Shaken Baby Syndrome, SUIDS, and Other Infant Health Issues (CDA 1)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Creating safe sleep and play environments for infants is essential to protect infants in our care. Learn tips and strategies for providing the safest care for your smallest customers. Trainer: Melissa Morton
Nov. 18, 2017

I-2c The Building Blocks of Language (CDA 2)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Explore all areas of language development and learn ways to promote and enhance communication and literacy in young children. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Nov. 18, 2017

I-3c Guidance for Children of All Ages (CDA 3)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Come learn positive guidance techniques, preventive measures, and tools for behavior management that help children grow socially and emotionally. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Nov. 20 - 24, 2017

****NSU closed for Thanksgiving Week****

NOTE: ALL WEEK. NSU CHILD AND FAMILY NETWORK will be closed from November 20 through November 24 for Thanksgiving Break. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Nov. 27, 2017

B-5i Improving Transitions Times (CDA 5)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn how you can smooth transitions to make them productive, fun times for children and stress free for adults. Trainer: Mandy Burress
Nov. 27, 2017

I-1g *HEALTH: Planning for Emergencies (CDA 1) (ADM 3)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Are you prepared in the event of a natural or man-made disaster? Do you have an emergency action plan? Learn how to develop a system to reduce disruption to your program and be ready to cope with the unexpected. Trainer: Patsy Gafford
Nov. 30, 2017

B-3b Avoid Behavior Problems- Teach Self-Control (CDA 3) Note: *2 hour Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Note: *2 hour Session* Identify ways to adapt your program and teach children skills that promote self-control. Help children develop this important skill to be ready to start school. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
Nov. 30, 2017

S-5n Supporting Curriculum with Classroom Materials (CDA 5) NEW! Note: *2 Hour Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Your curriculum includes many excellent activities but you can expand on the themes and concepts with other materials. This session will help you make the most of what you have. Restricted to programs implementing a Tier I curriculum. Trainer: Kim Duncan
Dec. 02, 2017

B-1e *HEALTH: Evaluate Your Indoor Environment (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
All children need a safe environment that contributes to learning. Discuss room arrangement, equipment and conditions that foster safety. Trainer: Melissa Morton
Dec. 02, 2017

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries
Dec. 02, 2017

B-4a Building Positive Relationships with Families (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Discuss how to ease the separation anxiety parents and children feel. Learn ways to welcome and communicate effectively with families to create a team approach to child care. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Dec. 02, 2017

B-1k Two Bits, Four Bits, Six Bits a Dollar (CDA 1)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Teachers are always on a tight budget and many affordable, developmentally appropriate activities are available by purchasing $1 items and using them in creative ways. Stock your learning centers with great and inexpensive ideas. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Dec. 04, 2017

S-5a Record Keeping for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CDA 5) (ADM 4)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn what records are required to fulfill your contract with the Child and Adult Care Food Program. * This training will meet your Food Program training requirements when ALL staff attend together. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Dec. 04, 2017

I-2d Let’s Get Movin’ with Activities to Support Physical Development (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Support physical development in all children, including coordination and motor control. Learn fun activities to promote their growth. Trainer: Mandy Burress
Dec. 05, 2017

I-2g The Creative School-Age Spirit (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn typical behaviors of school-age children and ways to create a positive, enjoyable school-age environment with many opportunities to explore interests, investigate the world, and make discoveries. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
Dec. 05, 2017

B-1d *HEALTH: Medication Administration (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
This session meets the medication and health training requirements! Learn procedures to follow on medication administration in child care facilities. Receive definitions, restrictions, and forms to use. Trainer: Janie Phillips
Dec. 07, 2017

B-1f *HEALTH: Serve Safe Module 1 (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn how to provide a sanitary and safe food service program and avoid food-borne illnesses. This session is required of all food service employees. Modules I, II and III are offered and rotated to provide variety. Trainer: Marie Stills
Dec. 07, 2017

S-5d Implementing Curriculum - Frog Street Infant/Toddler (CDA 5) (ADM 6) Note Time:* 2 Hour Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Note: *2 hour Session*. Now that you have it, how do you get started! Learn to make the most of your new curriculum. You MUST already have the curriculum to attend. Bring your Teacher's Guide or Manual with you. Trainer: Paula Youngblood
Dec. 09, 2017

B-2a Bravo for Books: Developing a Reading Center in Your Classroom (CDA 2)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Books are FUN! Discuss the importance of a literacy center in all classrooms. Learn ways to create inexpensive new books and how to make stories come to life. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Dec. 09, 2017

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries
Dec. 09, 2017

B-8a Baby Basics: Infants and Toddlers Development (CDA 8)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Learn what happens as babies grow from infants to toddlers and how caregivers can promote and enhance development. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Dec. 18, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018

****NSU Closed for Christmas****

NOTE: NSU CHILD AND FAMILY NETWORK will be closed from December 18 through January 1, 2018 for CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!