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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

Jul. 06, 2017

S-5h Implementing Curriculum - Owl (CDA 5) (ADM 6)

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Now that you have it, how do you get started! Learn how 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: Kim Duncan
Jul. 08, 2017

B-7c GOLD Basic (CDA 7) All Day ***NOTE TIME***

Time: 
8:30am — 3:30pm
NOTE TIME: All Day 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
Jul. 08, 2017

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

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
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: Martha Williams
Jul. 11, 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
Jul. 15, 2017

I-3i Summer Voyage: Louisiana Activities for Your Summer Schoolagers (CDA 3)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Louisiana has a unique and fascinating cultural. Learn how you can provide activities that can draw on our state's culture in your summer program. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jul. 15, 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
Jul. 15, 2017

E-1a Teacher-Made Equipment and Materials (CDA 1)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Attend a fun make-and-take session using simple recycled materials to promote creative play. Please bring paper towel rolls, empty water bottles, scissors, markers and glue. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jul. 15, 2017

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries
Jul. 20, 2017

I-1f Play is FUNdamental! (CDA 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Have you heard, "How can my child learn anything when all he does is play all day?" Learn how play is the foundation of learning and toys are the tools. The next time you are questioned about play value you will have answers. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jul. 20, 2017

E-8d The Whole Child (CDA 8)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Explore the impact of proper social development on other types of growth such as physical and cognitive. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
Jul. 20, 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
Jul. 22, 2017

E-1b *HEALTH: Let's Plan a Healthy Lesson (CDA 1)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn how to develop a curriculum for preschoolers on health, safety, and nutrition by practice setting goals, behavioral objectives and lesson plan development. Trainer: Martha Williams
Jul. 24, 2017

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
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: Marie Stills
Jul. 25, 2017

I-1i *HEALTH: Move it! Move it! Preventing Obesity in Children (CDA 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn tips and resources for encouraging movement, exercise, and healthy eating habits to promote healthy lifestyles for children. Trainer: Janie Phillips
Jul. 29, 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
Jul. 29, 2017

E-1j *HEALTH: What Bugs Are Bugging Your Children? (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn what to do about lice, ticks, mosquitos, pinworms and other parasites common to young children. Trainer: Melissa Morton
Jul. 29, 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
Jul. 29, 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
Aug. 05, 2017

I-8b On Track with Toddlers (CDA 8)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn how to create activities and enhance the environment to meet toddlers' unique needs, including daily routines. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Aug. 05, 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
Aug. 05, 2017

B-1j Dramatic Play Props (CDA 1)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Play is very valuable in children's learning processes. Discover ways to enrich play using inexpensive items effectively in your classroom. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Aug. 07, 2017

S-5d Implementing Curriculum - Frog Street PreK (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *NOTE TIME**** 2 HOUR Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Now that you have it, how do you get started! Learn how 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
Aug. 07, 2017

S-5e Implementing Curriculum - CREATIVE CURRICULUM (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *NOTE TIME**** 2 HOUR Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
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: Marnetta Larrimer *2 Hour Session
Aug. 08, 2017

B-1i *HEALTH: Serve Safe Module III (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: Patsy Gafford
Aug. 12, 2017

E-1h *HEALTH: Developing Good Nutrition Habits in Young Children (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Nutritional habits children learn during preschool years will significantly affect their future health. Learn how to encourage children to develop good nutritional choices. Trainer: Melissa Morton
Aug. 14, 2017

I-1b *HEALTH: Maintaining a Healthy Learning Environment (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Review healthy classroom practices and learn about infection control to address and control illness. Trainer: Marie Stills
Aug. 15, 2017

S-5g Implementing Curriculum - WE CAN (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *Note Time* 2 HOUR Session***

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
*Note Time* 2 HOUR Session*** Now that you have it, how do you get started! Learn how 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: Annetta Osborne
Aug. 15, 2017

S-5d Implementing Curriculum - FROG STREET (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *NOTE TIME**** 2 HOUR Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
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
Aug. 19, 2017

CEU 3e Practical Pointers for Those Puzzling Preschoolers (CDA 3) *6 hour Session

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
What influences children's behavior? This session will offer practical tips on classroom management to promote positive behavior using developmentally appropriate practices. Trainer: Janie Humpries Note: *6 hour Session - All Day
Aug. 21, 2017

S-5i Implementing Curriculum - Kaplan (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *Note Time* 2 HOUR Session

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Now that you have it, how do you get started! Learn how 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: Donna Lee
Aug. 21, 2017

S-5e Implementing Curriculum - CREATIVE CURRICULUM (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *NOTE TIME**** 2 HOUR Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
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: Marnetta Larrimer *2 Hour Session
Aug. 26, 2017

B-6a R-E-S-P-E-C-T (CDA 6) (ADM 5)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Explore how to achieve and help others achieve professionalism with colleagues, families, children, and others. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Aug. 26, 2017

I-1h *HEALTH: Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS, 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
Aug. 26, 2017

E-3f Practical Help with Behavior Guidance Strategies for Infants and Toddlers – (CDA 3)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
This session explores direct and indirect guidance techniques and strategies with infants and toddlers. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Sep. 05, 2017

S-5f Implementing Curriculum- DIG (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *Note Time* 2 HOUR Session**

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
*Note Time* 2 HOUR Session*** Now that you have it, how do you get started! Learn how 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: Kim Duncan
Sep. 05, 2017

S-5d Implementing Curriculum - Frog Street Infant/Toddler (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *NOTE TIME**** 2 HOUR Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
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 *NOTE TIME** 2 HOUR Session*
Sep. 09, 2017

B-7b Understanding Documentation using GOLD (CDA 7) * All Day session

Time: 
8:30am — 3:30pm
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 * All Day Session
Sep. 09, 2017

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

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn preventative measures and emergency strategies for dealing with allergic reactions, from mild to life-threatening. Trainer: Kathy Dillard
Sep. 09, 2017

E-1h *HEALTH: Developing Good Nutrition Habits in Young Children (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Nutritional habits children learn during preschool years will significantly affect their future health. Learn how to encourage children to develop good nutritional choices. Trainer: Kathy Dillard
Sep. 18, 2017

E-8g How Children Learn to Think: Cognitive Development (CDA 8)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Develop an understanding using research about how children learn and how to promote cognitive development. Discuss research on brain development and its implications for infants and toddlers. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
Sep. 18, 2017

E-1e *HEALTH: Five Characteristics of a Healthy Child (CDA 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Identify the required steps to take and discuss ways to promote children’s fullest physical, social and emotional development. Trainer: Patsy Gafford
Sep. 19, 2017

S-5e Implementing Curriculum - CREATIVE CURRICULUM (CDA 5) (ADM 6) *NOTE TIME**** 2 HOUR Session*

Time: 
6:30pm — 8:30pm
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: Marnetta Larrimer *2 Hour Session
Sep. 25, 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
Sep. 30, 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
Sep. 30, 2017

B-4b Focusing on Families (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Parents come to our centers from diverse backgrounds and experiences, but all want what’s best for their children. Learn how to address culture, gender, young parents, and grandparents when dealing with families. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Sep. 30, 2017

I-1j *HEALTH: Feeding Young Children in Group Settings, (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
This session provides information about child development, nutrition, and the logistics of food service needed to feed children in groups. Trainer: Kathy Dillard
Sep. 30, 2017

I-1k *HEALTH: Runs Better Unleaded (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Lead poisoning in young children can be a serious hazard that often goes unrecognized. Find out what hazards may be in your enviroment and what to do about it. Learn the symptoms and how lead poisoning can be treated. Trainer: Kathy Dillard
Sep. 30, 2017

E-2h Art and Academics (CDA 2)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Current research shows that it’s critical to provide time each day for creative expression when you consider the relationship between art and academics. Trainer: Mary Humphries