Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programs

2019 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
04/10, 04/17, 04/24, 05/01, 05/08, 05/15, 05/22 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm Weekly CHIME Program for Childcare Providers (optional, but if attending, must attend all 7 sessions) CHIME (Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators) Program for Childcare Providers provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving. Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being of both providers and young children — including reduced stress, improved emotion management, better sleep quality, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships. $75 | 14 hrs. Katie Krause - katie.krause@unl.edu
05/02, 05/09, 05/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Go NAP SACC
(attendance is required at all 3 dates of the training series)
Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) is designed to promote healthy child development by supporting healthy eating and physical activity for the children in your care. It is intended for providers that care for children birth to 5 years of age. Ideally, child care centers will bring a team to the training, consisting of the director/assistant-director and your lead teachers for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. No Cost | 6 hrs. Audra Losey - alosey2@unl.edu
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05/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Exploring Nature with Young Children (will meet at Pipal Park) There are numerous benefits to getting children outside, but what do we actually do once we are outside? During this interactive session, we will go through the basics of one of our ‘nature play days’. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on nature based activities. This class will meet at Pipal Park, just to the East of the Nebraska Extension. $10 | 2 hrs. Katie Krause - katie.krause@unl.edu
07/09 (Mon.), 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. $15 | 2 hrs. Nancy Urbanec - nurbanec1@unl.edu
08/29, 09/05, 09/12 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Go NAP SACC
(attendance is required at all 3 dates of the training series)
Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) is designed to promote healthy child development by supporting healthy eating and physical activity for the children in your care. It is intended for providers that care for children birth to 5 years of age. Ideally, child care centers will bring a team to the training, consisting of the director/assistant-director and your lead teachers for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. No Cost | 6 hrs. Audra Losey - alosey2@unl.edu
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10/17, 10/24, 11/07 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Go NAP SACC
(attendance is required at all 3 dates of the training series)
Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) is designed to promote healthy child development by supporting healthy eating and physical activity for the children in your care. It is intended for providers that care for children birth to 5 years of age. Ideally, child care centers will bring a team to the training, consisting of the director/assistant-director and your lead teachers for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. No Cost | 6 hrs. Audra Losey - alosey2@unl.edu
or
Register Here

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