The Statewide Training Calendar identifies ECP approved training opportunities and is updated daily.
7th Annual Professional Development Specialist Forum-CANCELLED
April 1-2, 2020
Use the Statewide Training Calendar to search for the 7th Annual PDS Forum. Registration is only open to current PDS I, II, and III. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Some of these events may not have been reviewed and approved by the ECP. In that case you may complete the online Individual Request for Training Approval within 90 days of the event. Click on the Professional Development Approval System tab to learn about how to find and submit that form to the ECP.
First Aid/CPR Training
Please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency to find First Aid and CPR training in your community. These courses are not approved to recieve early childhood training hours and they are not listed on the Statewide Training Calendar.
Early Childhood Program Administration & Leadership
The University of Montana Western has partnered with the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership to offer nine credits of online coursework that focuses on enhancing the managment skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. For more information click here.
Master's degree in Early Childhood Education
The University of Montana-Missoula offers two new master's degrees in Early Childhood Education. The M.Ed in Early Childhood Education and the M.Ed in Advanced Early Childhood Education. For more information visit The University of Montana website and search Early Childhood Education.
Montana’s Quality Improvement Rating System (QRIS) called STARS to Quality requires specific training at each of the five STAR levels. For more information click here or contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency.
The Statewide Training Calendar is searchable by delivery type: classroom (in person, face-to-face); hybrid (a combination, such as online and mail); web-based, self-paced; and web-based with scheduled sessions.
The following are options for online training that has been approved in Montana:
ChildCareTraining.org is your source for early childhood professional development. Competitive pricing. A wide range of courses offered on-demand, 24/7. Individual feedback from instructors. Guaranteed grading in 3 business days. Visit www.ChildCareTraining.org. ChildCareTraining.org is a project of Child Care Resources, Inc.
Montana Asthma-Friendly Childcare training: Asthma Control Program
This 2 hour training aims to give child care providers basic knowledge about what asthma is, the signs of asthma exacerbations and how to manage an asthma attack in a child care setting. Click here for more information.