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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.

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

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

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

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
Jul. 10, 2018

I-3b I Can Do it Myself! Promoting Independence in Children (CDA 3)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn how to structure your learning environment and curriculum to help develop children’s self-esteem and independence as a key to a well-run classroom. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jul. 10, 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
Jul. 10, 2018

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. Modules I, II and III are offered and rotated to provide variety. Trainer: Alicia Mingo
Jul. 12, 2018

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn what to do about lice, ticks, mosquitoes, pinworms and other parasites common to young children. Trainer: Janie Phillips
Jul. 12, 2018

I-1e Creative Outdoor Environments (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learning doesn’t end when children go outdoors! Look at ways to have a creative outdoor experience full of learning opportunities. Find out how to support children’s development. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
Jul. 14, 2018

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

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Discuss how to ease the separation anxiety. Learn ways to welcome and communicate effectively with families to create a team approach to child care. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jul. 14, 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
Jul. 14, 2018

B-2f Art of All Ages (CDA 2)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
This workshop will help you learn free or inexpensive activities for all ages and how to reduce the messes caused by many art projects. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jul. 16, 2018

I-2a Art Is Awesome! (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Learn activities to use art to support your curriculum help children learn, and set up an art center. See many fun art activities to take back to your classroom. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
Jul. 16, 2018

B-1b *HEALTH: The Basics You Need to Know (CDA 1) (ADM 1)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
This session covers how diseases are spread and how to keep children healthy, including proper diapering, hand washing, and sanitizing procedures, and child abuse and injury prevention. Trainer: Alicia Mingo
Jul. 16, 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
Jul. 23, 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
Jul. 23, 2018

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: Beonica Frazier
Jul. 23, 2018

E-8f Talk to Me! Language Development (CDA 8)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Language skills play a large role in children's success in school and in life. Find out what you can do to make the most of their time with you. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Jul. 26, 2018

I-1i *HEALTH: Move it! Move it! Preventing Obesity in Children (CDA1)

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. 26, 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
Jul. 28, 2018

B-1c *HEALTH: Learning about Food (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Incorporating nutrition into your daily activities is a great way to teach about food origins, processing and cooking changes it. Make food, fun, and nutrition come together in your classroom. Trainer: Alicia Mingo
Jul. 28, 2018

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

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
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: Alicia Mingo
Aug. 04, 2018

CEU 2a Guiding Children's Creative Thinking (CDA 2) **6-hour session**

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
Use the Louisiana Early Learning and Development Standards to explore activities and techniques to help children think and express themselves. Be prepared to cut, paint, glue, create, and have fun! Trainer: Janie Humphries NOTE: 6 hours session
Aug. 06, 2018

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
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: Janie Phillips
Aug. 11, 2018

E-2d Come Play with Me: Dramatic Play in Early Childhood (CDA 2)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Look at the role of dramatic play in children’s learning and explore ways teachers can support it. Discover inexpensive ways to create fun new dramatic play centers. Trainer: Jill Watkins
Aug. 11, 2018

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: Beonica Frazier
Aug. 13, 2018

S-7b Providing Engaged Support with Toddlers (CDA 7) *NEW**2 Hour Session***

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
An in depth look at facilitation of learning and development, quality interactions, and language modeling with toddlers. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer *NOTE TIME** 2 HOUR Session*
Aug. 14, 2018

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
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: Alicia Mingo
Aug. 14, 2018

I-8c The Wonder of It All: Preschool Development (CDA 8)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Children develop quickly and in many different ways. Come learn about the mystery of physical, social, and cognitive development of preschoolers. Trainer: Beonica Frazier
Aug. 18, 2018

S-7e Engaging Children and Improving your CLASS Scores (CDA 7)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn how to engage children in classroom routines in a new and meaningful way. By promoting autonomy using classroom helpers, you can improve student teacher interactions and improve your CLASS scores. Trainer: Mandy Burress
Aug. 18, 2018

CEU-6e CONNECT: Toddlers and the Early Learning and Development Standards (CCDA 6)

Time: 
9:00am — 4:00pm
Learn how CLASS and Teaching Strategies Gold work with the Early Learning and Development Standards to help very toddlers develop the skills they need. Trainer: Marnetta Larrimer
Aug. 23, 2018

S-7d Providing Instructional Support in the PreK Environment (CDA 7) **2 hour session**

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
An in depth look at teaching strategies that promote higher order thinking skills, quality interactions, and language development. Trainer: Mandy Burress NOTE: 2 hour session
Aug. 25, 2018

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

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn what happens as babies grow from infants to toddlers and how caregivers can promote and enhance development. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Aug. 25, 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
Aug. 25, 2018

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

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
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
Aug. 27, 2018

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

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Nutritional habits children learn during preschool years will significantly affect their future health. Learn how to encourage children to develop good nutritional choices. Trainer: Alicia Mingo
Sep. 11, 2018

S-7a Providing Emotional Support for Preschoolers and Toddlers (CDA 7) *NEW***2 Hour Session***

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
*NEW***2 Hour Session*** An in depth look at teaching strategies that help children to develop warm supportive relationships, autonomy, and excitement about learning. Trainer: Annetta Osborne
Sep. 11, 2018

S-7c Providing Classroom Organization in the PreK Environment (CDA 7) **NOTE TIME** 2 Hour Session***

Time: 
6:00pm — 8:00pm
An in depth look at teaching strategies that help children regulate their own behavior through consistent learning throughout the day and effective teacher facilitation. Trainer: Mandy Burress NOTE: 2 HOUR SESSION
Sep. 15, 2018

B-8b Inclusion: A Focus on Children with Special Needs (CDA 8)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Learn to make simple adaptations to allow children with special needs to be included with typically developing children in your program. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Sep. 15, 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
Sep. 15, 2018

E-2c It’s Not Just “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” Any More! (CDA 2)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Need some fun music activities to use with your children? Learn many great ideas for creating new songs and musical instruments! Trainer: Mary Humphries
Sep. 18, 2018

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: Janie Phillips
Sep. 22, 2018

E-1i *HEALTH: Preventing Injuries and Caring for Yourself (CDA 1) (ADM 3)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
If lifting and carrying is often required in your job; learn to lift correctly and take care of yourself while caring for children to prevent injuries. Trainer: Martha Williams
Sep. 22, 2018

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

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
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: Martha Williams
Sep. 25, 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
Sep. 25, 2018

I-2f Making Stories Come to Life (CDA 2)

Time: 
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Use storytelling as a learning tool. Help children learn valuable listening skills to better understand the world around them, and communicate effectively as listed in ELDS. Take ideas back to your classroom. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Sep. 29, 2018

I-3f 100 Ways to Say “Very Good”: Building Children’s Self-esteem (CDA 3)

Time: 
9:00am — 12:00pm
Discover ways to support children's growth in values such as integrity, honesty, confidence and wisdom with out using bribes. Trainer: Mary Humphries
Sep. 29, 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
Sep. 29, 2018

I-8d Don’t Forget about the School Agers! (CDA 8)

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Discuss characteristics of school age children. Learn fun new and educational activities and games to teach, entertain and occupy those busy schoolagers. Trainer: Mary Humphries