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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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Upcoming Workshops

Apr. 19, 2018

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
Apr. 19, 2018

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
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
Apr. 21, 2018

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
Apr. 21, 2018

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries NOTE: CPR/First Aid Price Changed to $45
Apr. 21, 2018

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
Apr. 23, 2018

B-1m *HEALTH: Preparing Child Care Programs for Pandemic Influenza (CDA 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
What can you do to avoid being infected and what strategies can be used in early learning settings to prevent or control the spread of influenza. Trainer: Janie Phillips
Apr. 24, 2018

CDA PORTAFOLIO ASSISTANCE

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Do you have 120 hours toward your CDA but need assistance with your professional portafolio? We can help. Bring your portafolio, competency guide book, page protectors, and dividers. For more information call Kim Duncan 677-3153 or your center's TA. Registration is not required. There is no cost for this assistance.
Apr. 28, 2018

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: Beonica Frazier
Apr. 28, 2018

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

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
This session meets the medication and health training requirements! Learn procedures to follow on medication administration in childcare facilities. Receive definitions, restrictions, and forms to use. Trainer: Martha Williams
Apr. 28, 2018

B-1g *HEALTH: Early Childhood Hazards (CDA 1)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Learn about two hazards to children's health that are often overlooked. Sun exposure and lead exposure must be understood and addressed. Identify the steps to take to prevent harm to children. Trainer: Martha Williams
Apr. 30, 2018

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries NOTE: CPR/First Aid Price Change to $45
Apr. 30, 2018

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
Apr. 30, 2018

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
May. 08, 2018

B-8d Building a Healthy Brain (CDA 8)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Providers will learn ways to identify ways to purposefully use relationships, respect, repetition, routines, and responsive interactions in their work with very young children and their families to promote healthy brain development. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
May. 08, 2018

I-7c It's Checkpoint Time: Using Gold to Document (CDA 7)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn about the checkpoint process, review how to add documentation with emphasis on how to finalize. Experience using GOLD required! Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
May. 10, 2018

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: Marie Stills
May. 10, 2018

E-6g Directors' Training: Using Computers to Enhance your Center's Professional Image (CDA 6) (ADM 5)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
*Note Time* Learn how easy-to-use, free or inexpensive technology can help you market your program, save you time, and increase communication with parents. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
May. 12, 2018

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries NOTE: CPR/First Aid Price Change to $45
May. 12, 2018

B-7c GOLD Basic Part 1 (CDA 7)

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
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
May. 12, 2018

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

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
This session explores direct and indirect guidance techniques and strategies with infants and toddlers. Trainer: Mary Humphries
May. 12, 2018

E-1g Enriching Play Experiences (CDA 1)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Discover strategies to enhance learning through age-appropriate, creative play. Trainer: Mary Humphries
May. 14, 2018

B-1h *HEALTH: Serve Safe Module II (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: Janie Phillips
May. 14, 2018

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
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: Beonica Frazier
May. 19, 2018

B-5i Improving Transitions Times (CDA 5)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn how you can smooth transitions to make them productive, fun times for children and stress free for adults. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
May. 19, 2018

I-2j The Ins and Outs of Circle Time (CDA 2)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Circle time should not be sitting and listening. Learn what makes circles and group times successful. Trainer: Mandy Burress
May. 19, 2018

B-2c How to Turn Good Play into GREAT Play! (CDA 2)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Learn the secrets of how to help children expand their play: when to step in , when to step out, what questions to ask, how to get children to think AND find out how great play reduces discipline problems. Trainer: Mandy Burress
May. 19, 2018

I-2e Super Science FUN! (CDA 2)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Science is young children’s key to understanding the world. Learn and make interesting and inexpensive activities for your classroom and experience the joy of discovering. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
May. 21, 2018

I-2k Science for Young Thinkers (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Discover science basics, activity ideas, and the scientific method. Learn how you can offer hands - on science exploration every day. Trainer: Mary Humphries
May. 21, 2018

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Come learn positive guidance techniques, preventive measures, and tools for behavior management that help children grow socially and emotionally. Trainer: Mary Humphries
May. 21, 2018

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries NOTE: CPR/First Aid Price Change to $45
May. 24, 2018

E-4b Building Collaborative Relationships with Families (CDA 4)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Building supportive relationships with families by helping providers define and practice active listening skills and learn strategies to establish an effective partnership with families. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
May. 24, 2018

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: Marie Stills
May. 26, 2018

CEU 5a A Thematic Approach to Planning (CDA 5) **6-hour Session**

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
**Note Time: 6 hour session.** Learn to develop and use themes to meet children's needs and interests. Find out how to help children see the interconnectedness of various components of a topic. This session is appropriate for ages Toddles through School Age. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
May. 26, 2018

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
May. 26, 2018

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

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Identify the required steps to take and discuss ways to promote children’s fullest physical, social and emotional development. Trainer: Martha Williams
May. 26, 2018

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries NOTE: CPR/First Aid Price Change to $45
May. 26, 2018

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

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
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: Martha Williams
May. 26, 2018

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
May. 29, 2018

CDA PORTAFOLIO ASSISTANCE

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Do you have 120 hours toward your CDA but need assistance with your professional portafolio? We can help. Bring your portafolio, competency guide book, page protectors, and dividers. For more information call Kim Duncan 677-3153 or your center's TA. Registration is not required. There is no cost fot his assistance. CFN Staff
Jun. 02, 2018

B-3b Avoid Behavior Problems- Teach Self-Control (CDA 3)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
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: Beonica Frazier
Jun. 02, 2018

E-8b Time with Toddlers (CDA 8)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
What is a toddler and what can they do? Learn how to make the most of your time with toddlers by learning about age appropriate toys and activities for all areas of development. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
Jun. 09 - 23, 2018

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries NOTE: CPR/First Aid Price Change to $45
Jun. 09, 2018

E-8c Make it Playable: Recognizing the Strengths and Needs of Young Children (CDA 8)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Come to a make and take session on the inclusion of all children in the child care setting. The major focus is on the principles and rationale for inclusion, and how the entire group of children functions and interacts. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jun. 09, 2018

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

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
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
Jun. 11, 2018

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
Jun. 11, 2018

B-1j Dramatic Play Props (CDA 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Play is very valuable in children's learning processes. Discover ways to enrich play using inexpensive items effectively in your classroom. Trainer: Mandy Burress
Jun. 16, 2018

B-1l You're #1 Keeping Children Healthy and Safe (CDA 1)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
No one wants to see children get sick or hurt. Learn the latest and best ways to keep the children in your care healthy and safe. Trainer: Martha Williams
Jun. 16, 2018

I-3a Helping Children Get Along: Social Development (CDA 3)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
What can you do to help children develop socially? Learn how to help children build friendships and get along with each other through enhanced teacher sensitivity, and behavior management as described in CLASS. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
Jun. 16, 2018

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

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Support physical development in all children, including coordination and motor control. Learn fun activities to promote their growth. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
Jun. 23, 2018

CPR/First Aid

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Classes are held at NSU - CFN 1800 Warrington Pl Must be pre-registered. Trainer: Ron Humphries NOTE: CPR/First Aid Price Changed to $45
Jun. 23, 2018

I-3d Typical Toddlers: A Positive Guidance Approach (CDA 3)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Help toddlers learn how to control their behavior as the beginnings of self-discipline. Learn how to respond to challenging behaviors. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jun. 23, 2018

CEU-2f Discovery: Science in the Early Care and Education Classroom (CDA 2)

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
For children to learn science, they must be able to relate their previous knowledge to the science experiences. Learn to plan science experiences about the natural world. $20 per CEU class Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Jun. 23, 2018

B-1a Let's Go Outside! (CDA 1)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
There are many ways to enhance children’s outdoor playtime with inexpensive outdoor games and activities for children of all ages.You'll even make and take one with you! Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jun. 26, 2018

CDA PORTAFOLIO ASSISTANCE

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Do you have 120 hours toward your CDA but need assistance with your professional portafolio? We can help. Bring your portafolio, competency guide book, page protectors, and dividers. For more information call Kim Duncan 677-3153 or your center's TA. Registration is not required. There is no cost fot his assistance.
Jun. 26, 2018

S-5b Meal Patterns and Portions (CDA 5) (ADM 4) *NEW***2 Hour Session***

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Get a better understanding of how to meet the meal requirements, what it consists of, and portion sizes per age. *This training will meet your Food Program training requirements when ALL staff attend together. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Jun. 30, 2018

B-5f Child Care 101 for New Staff: Starting Out the RIGHT Way (CDA 5) (ADM 1) ***6 Hour Session***

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
An in-depth orientation for new employees or those needing to brush up on basis including licensing, health, and fire regulations, supervision, professionalism, working with parents and coworkers, and responsibility to children and the center. Trainer: Mandy Burress