CCR&R of NW Iowa
Training Schedule
Iowa CCR&R is funded to offer core trainings to assure that providers are meeting minimum requirements. As funding allows, we try to offer diverse and higher-level trainings. Please contact your Training Specialist  for a list of additional trainings that may be available. Our Child Care Consultants assist with professional development planning and can make referrals to partner programs that will help providers in following their plans for higher education.
Exact times and dates for each training are available on the DHS Training Registry and are subject to change.  Please be advised that enrollment on the DHS Training Registry is required to receive credit for all trainings. 

Iowa weather is unpredictable and may result in the cancellation of trainings. See here for the weather cancellation policy.
Wecome to our New Training Speciaist!
Jennifer Marshall
CCR&R of NW Iowa is excited to introduce Jennifer Marshall as the new Training Specialist for Region 1.

Jennifer is a mom to 5 amazing children; Dylan, Bryleigh, Brayden, Jaedyn and Gavyn. She was a home child care provider for 12 years before accepting the Training Specialist position.

"We are kept busy running our kids to volleyball, baseball, softball, football and wrestling practices and games/meets. In our free time we love camping and are huge movie addicts. I am excited to be a part of CCR&R and find all the behind the scenes workings fascinating. If there is anything I can help you with feel free to contact me anytime!" - Jeni
Online Webinar Training
For tips to connect with CCR&R webinars, please see the
2 hours DHS training credit for Child Development Homes
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Taking Care of Business presented by Tom Copeland
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Click on the date to enroll
February 4 - What the New Tax Law Means
February 7 - Coming to Terms: Policies FOR CENTERS
February 14 - Enforcing Your Contracts
February 21   - Basic Rules to Master Recordkeeping 
March 14 - Budgeting for Child Development Homes
March 21 - Successful Strategies for Marketing a Child Development Home Business
March 28 - Managing Money for Short Term Goals
Required 1 hour DHS training credit for centers
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Universal Precautions Training for Iowa Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Click on the date to enroll

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
June 17                                            
Required 2 hour DHS training credit
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Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training for Iowa Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals
7:15 - 9:15 p.m. - Click on the date to enroll

2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Face-to-Face Core Training
12 hours DHS required training credit
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Essentials Preservice Series
Fort Dodge - March 16
Updated 2018!
25 hours DHS training credit
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ChildNet 2.0
Spencer - February 2
Sioux City - February 5
Humboldt - February 11
Fort Dodge - March 7
5 hours of DHS training credit
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Nutrition And Physical Activity Self-Assessments in Child Care (NAPSACC-R)
Cherokee - February 23
Sioux City - April 6

*Connect with your Child Care Consultant about possible incentive options regarding physical activity and nutrition practices.
Updated 2018! 
10 hours DHS training credit for each module
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Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) of Iowa
Module 1
Sac City - February 23

Module 2
Sac City - March 5
Sioux City - March 26

Module 3
Algona - March 16
Module 4
Fort Dodge - February 5
Sioux City - February 19
24 hours DHS training credit for Preschool & I/T
20 hours DHS training credit for FCC
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Early Childhood Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (EC-PBIS)
Sioux City - March 16
8 hours DHS training credit per series
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Environment Rating Scales (ERS)
Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-R)
Algona - March 11

School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS)

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3)
Fort Dodge - February 5
LeMars - February 12

Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-3)
Spencer - February 14
Sioux City - March 12
Health and Safety
2 hours DHS training credit
Safe Sleep 2015
Cherokee - March 26
Dakota City - March 20
2 hours DHS training credit
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Medication Administration & Skills Competency Class
*Test-Out will be scheduled in class
Denison - February 11
Tobacco Free/ Nicotine Free
If you are interested in updating your policies to reflect that your facility is tobacco free and nicotine free, please see the resources linked in this section or contact your consultant for more information.
2 hours DHS training credit
Caring for Children with Allergies, Anaphylaxis and Seizures
Fort Dodge - February 19
Still More...
2 hours DHS training credit
Preschoolers and Pennies: Read, Talk, Learn & Play
Spirit Lake - February 25  Information here
LeMars - March 28 Information here
2 hours DHS training credit
Who Leads Who Follows: Feeding and Physical Activity
Storm Lake - March 5 
*Sponsored by BVCS ECI
Early Childhood Workshops
Laws and My Business - Who Needs 'Em?
Save the date!
Wall Lake - June 15, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4 hours DHS training & NAC credit
Early Childhood Conferences
Centering on Centers
Sioux City - January 2020, will post information when available.
Register here
6 hours DHS Training Credit
Together We Will...
Provider Conference
Hawarden - March 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chad Sheehan - S.A.V.E. Yourself
Amy Bice & Deb Erpelding - Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Register here
6 hours DHS Training Credit
ECNCI Child Care Conference
 Algona - March 30, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Stacie Lancaster - The Nurtured Heart Approach
Register here
5.5 hours DHS Training Credit
BVCS Early Childhood Conference
Wall Lake - April 13, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chad Sheehan - S.A.V.E. Yourself
Ann Parker - Action Speaks Louder than Words
Funding provided by the Iowa Department of Human Services through the Child Care Development Fund