Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programs


Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programs

2017 Training Dates

The Douglas-Sarpy Learning Child Team offers several Early Child Professional Development programs throughout the year. All classes are preapproved by NDE for DHHS In Service hours.

Date | Time Topic Description Cost | In-Service Contact
09/19: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Connecting with Families

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Connecting with families is one of the key elements to a high quality, child centered program. However, this is easier said than done. During this class, participants will learn about the value of keeping in constant, positive communication with families and learn a variety of ways to involve all families in your pro-gram. This training is appropriate for people working with children of all ages. $10 | 2 hrs. Katie Krause - katie.krause@unl.edu
10/10: 1:30 – 4:00 pm ServSafe Food Handlers Class

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This course is certified by the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Handler Program and is good in Douglas-Sarpy Counties for two years. The class consists of: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-Contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation. At the end of the class a short test will be given, and you will leave with your certificate. $10 | 2 hrs. Nancy Urbanec - nurbanec1@unl.edu
10/12: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Nature Education for Young Children; So much more than sticks and stones

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During this hands-on class, participants will learn about the concepts of ‘nature pedagogy’ and how to incorporate more nature based activities into every day programming. This class is great for anyone interested in incorporating more nature related play and experiences into their pro-gram, and especially for programs that have or are hoping to have a nature based outdoor space. This training is appropriate for people working with children of all ages. We will be outside, so dress appropriately! $10 | 2 hrs. Katie Krause - katie.krause@unl.edu
11/09: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Celebrating Holidays with Young Children and Families

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The holidays can be a time of great joy and excitement, but also a time of great stress for children, families and programs. During this class, we will focus on ways that early childhood programs can help reduce stress for children and families while still finding ways to celebrate holidays in culturally sensitive ways. This class is appropriate for people working with children of all ages. $10 | 2 hrs. Katie Krause - katie.krause@unl.edu
11/20: 1:30 – 4:00 pm ServSafe Food Handlers Class

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This course is certified by the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Handler Program and is good in Douglas-Sarpy Counties for two years. The class consists of: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-Contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation. At the end of the class a short test will be given, and you will leave with your certificate. $10 | 2 hrs. Nancy Urbanec - nurbanec1@unl.edu
12/04: 1:30 – 4:00 pm ServSafe Food Handlers Class

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This course is certified by the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Handler Program and is good in Douglas-Sarpy Counties for two years. The class consists of: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-Contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation. At the end of the class a short test will be given, and you will leave with your certificate. $10 | 2 hrs. Nancy Urbanec - nurbanec1@unl.edu

Early Childhood Development training is held at the Nebraska Extension Office in Douglas-Sarpy Counties at 8015 W. Center Rd. Omaha, NE 68124. A minimal class fee is charged to cover costs. Preregistration is strongly recommended, due to small class sizes.

Classes are held at the Douglas County Extension Office, 8015 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124. For more information, contact Katie Krause at (402) 444-7804, katie.krause@unl.edu , or fill out and submit the form below.

Class Information Request Form