Training

Training helps you learn the key information and skills needed to support children’s growth and development. As a well-trained provider, you are better prepared to offer quality care and learning opportunities to children and attract parents to your program.

Types of Training
Initial and ongoing training and technical assistance are available to help improve your program, increase your skills and apply new information to your work with young children.

Initial Training
Initial training often happens before starting work as a child care provider.  At a minimum, initial training normally occurs before you provide direct care to children without supervision.  Initial training covers health and safety training, and child development information at a minimum.  In addition to initial training an orientation is also available for more information contact Kathy Bogdziewicz, Training Specialist at 518-873-3207 Ext. 235 or kathyb@acapinc.org.

Benefits of Training
Training helps you learn the key information and skills needed to support children’s growth and development. As a well-trained provider, you are better prepared to offer quality care and learning opportunities to children and attract parents to your program. Some communities offer child care programs financial incentives for training.

Health and Safety Training
One of your primary responsibilities is to keep the children in your care healthy and safe from injury and illness. There are health and safety policies and procedures that state licensing regulations require child care centers and most family child care homes to follow. Health and Safety training is part of the Initial Training.

Upcoming Training
To sign-up for training or technical assistance, call Kathy Bogdziewicz, Training Specialist, at 518-873-3207 or email kathyb@acapinc.org.  For a list of upcoming trainings go to: Upcoming Trainings January 2016.  Check out the links below for information and upcoming events offered by some of our partners:

 

Training and Professional Development
Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparatory Program is a nationally recognized professional credential for individuals working in the early childhood field.  The 120 training hours meet NYS OCFS training requirements and may be eligible for college credits.  Take your processional development to the next step. Contact Ann Fraser at ccccouncil @ primlink1.net or call 518-561-4999 ext. 110.  CDA can be taken on line email easycda@easycda.com

Program Accreditation provides child care professional performance indicators that support high quality program planning and standards.  Accreditation reflects a child care program’s commitment to self-study, review and improvement to both families and the community.  The process requires providers to meet quailty standardsa dn complete a self-study/review.  For more infomariont on accredition email Debbie Streck at stracks@captial.net.

Care Courses provides training for Early Childhood Professionals. Care Courses is an international distance learning school offering convenient, affordable and informative book and electronic courses for early childhood professionals, child care providers, and parents. They also offer CDA training courses to obtain CDA Certification – Child Development Associate Credential – or CCP – Certified Childcare Professional Credential. Childcare providers may also use home-study courses to renew a CCP or a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential). Each course grants both Clock Hours and CEUs (Continuing Education Units) toward CDA renewal.

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is the leading distance trainingprovider in the child care industry and is Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. CCEI provides child care staff with a pathway for professional development, education and certification goals.

Champlain Valley Educational Services/CV Tec offers an Early Childhood Education Program.  The two year program gives students an overview of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional characteristics and development of young children.  Through a combination of academics and hands-on learning, students will be responsible for developing lesson plans for our on-site pre-school. They must also demonstrate developmentally appropriate knowledge of children from birth to age five.  These and other hands-on experiences, such as internships, will expose students to real-life situations and prepare them to obtain jobs in the child care field.

SUNY Plattsburgh offers Adolescence Education and Childhood Ed Classes and majors.

Empire State College offers Adolescence Education and Childhood Ed Classes and majors online.

more links on available under the Links section on our Home page.

Continuing Education (CEU)stands for Continuing Education Unit. A CEU of credit equal to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program designed for professional with certificates or licenses to practice various professions. If a training or workshop is CEU approved it will say so and give the amount of time credited.

Financial Assistance Funding and scholarships are availble to help providers to increase their knowlege and enhance their programs through Intensive Technical Assistance, Childhood Development Associate (CDA), or National Accreditation.  To find out about incentive dollars ACAP Child Care receives through the Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) contact Melaney Campbell at mcampbell@acapinc.org.  You may also be eligible for the Educational Incentive Program which helps providers pay for high quality training and education they need to provide quality care to children.  Go to: www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu to find out if you qualify.

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