Course List

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The HDI Learning Center is here to meet learners’ needs. With topics from early childhood and employment, to healthcare and communication, we provide high quality, accessible content for professionals across a variety of disciplines. We have over 100 courses available and many are free. The HDI Learning Center knows your time is valuable, and we are here to help you have a good online learning experience.

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Course List

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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 2-hour course will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with a visual impairment, and describe how you can include children with a visual impairment in your early care and education setting.
This 17-hour hybrid course is designed to assist trainers in demonstrating competence in the implementation of principles, tips & techniques for training the adult learner. Please view the description below for dates and face-to-face information.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education Trainers. Number of Hours: 2 Hours- How to Train Adults. This session is for trainers who are not sure where to get started and need guidance for developing online training content. We will walk through a problem-based solution for developing content that incorporates the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes staff need to change practice. During this online training session, you will have the opportunity to follow a trainer through all steps of planning a training session. 
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In this course, trainers will explore best practice strategies and technologies for creating real handouts. Handouts that 1) complement your session and 2) create a powerful reference for session participants. Successful completion of this course will be the submission of an effective, powerful handout. Number of clock hours: 2 Cost: $20
This 2-hour online course is a prerequisite for applying for a Kentucky Trainers Credential Levels 1-5 and specialty.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. Third in a three-part course series. This one hour course explains how child care providers can take steps to prevent challenging behavior from happening in the first place. These steps can lead to a reduction in external transitions. This third and final module of the series uses examples and ideas to explain how to work with children showing challenging behavior.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. First in a two-part series. This three hour course examines the impact of external transition. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. Second in a three-part course series. This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on child care programs. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
👩‍👧 Target Audience: Early Care and Education Professionals 🏆 One Hour Course 👍 Universal Design Strategies First in a three-part course series. This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on both children and families. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 5-hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the HELP®, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by VORT Corporation.
Target Audience: 👩‍👧 Early Care and Education. This online course fulfills the mandatory 6-hour orientation requirement for early care and education professionals in Kentucky.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 4-hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the CCITSN, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by Brookes Publishing.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this online training, administrators will learn how to create video clips and talking pictures that can be used to: 1) demonstrate best practices; 2) strengthen effectiveness of classroom observation and staff coaching; and 3) expand opportunities to document children's learning and share with families.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 1-hour course is an introduction to creating accessible spaces for children with special needs in early care settings. The course includes interactive, low budget ideas for successfully integrating children with special needs in all areas and activities. This course explores various ways to improve room arrangement for inclusive activities.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 1-hour course is an introduction to understanding self-regulation in young children.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This course will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with Down syndrome, outline what inclusion means, and then describe how you can include children with Down syndrome in your early care and education setting.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this one hour online course, learners will be introduced to the 5 evidence based behaviors comprising the 5-2-1-0 message and complete the Let's Move Child Care checklist. Content will focus on how the behaviors can be supported in the Early Care and Education classroom through practice, policy and environment modifications.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This brief introduction to the Kentucky All STARS standards is a required training in order to be eligible to receive quality incentives in the ALL STARS quality rating and improvement system.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This two hour online course explains healthy eating best practices. The content focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness of healthy practices and their impact on young children. During this session participants are expected to increase their knowledge, awareness and motivations to work towards healthy change.
Laugh to Learn is a module for ECE Credentialed Trainers only based on Training Aids from Beyond Fundamentals of Effective Training. It uses guided, online instruction and independent practice toward skill application. Upon completion of the Learning Log and development of a humorous training activity, certified trainers earn 3 clock hours of “how to train other adults.”
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this two hour online course, learners will understand best practices for physical activity for children birth through school age.
👩‍👦 Target Audience: Early Care and Education. 🌟 Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) is a course designed for all those caring for young children.  It looks at the foundation of the ERS, how the different ERS scales are set up into Subscales, Items and Indicators.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This two hour online course explains healthy eating best practices. The content focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness of healthy practices and their impact on young children. During this session participants are expected to increase their knowledge, awareness and motivations to work towards healthy change.
Participants will recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies and explore ways supporting breastfeeding can enhance their program or family child care home.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.  
👩‍👦 This online course provides an overview of the billing process for the Child Care Assistance Program including information on completing the DCC 94E (Daily Attendance Sheet). Emphasis will be on completing the provider billing form and reviewing the necessary requirements of the billing process.