ECE 137: Regulation Health and Safety Training (1 hour)

Welcome to ECE 030! This training was designed to assist you in understanding and implementing the new health and safety training regulations. You will receive 1 Clock hour upon the completion of this course.

Choose the first topic below to verify your information and begin learning.

ECE 132: Sign Language for Preschoolers (1.5 hours)

ECE 132: Sign Language for Preschoolers (1.5 hours)

This is the second in a series of 3 modules on Sign Language especially designed for Early Childhood Educators, Children’s Librarians and Families of Young Children. 

This course includes videos, practice time, reflection questions, a Facebook Community, as well as resources and printables that will assist you in including sign language elements in your family or program.

If you are interested in continuing on with the series please click the links below, or visit www.hdilearning.org and add the course(s) to your cart.

ECE 131: Sign Language for Toddlers (1.5 hours)

ECE 131: Sign Language for Toddlers (1.5 hours)

This is the second in a series of 3 modules on Sign Language especially designed for Early Childhood Educators, Children’s Librarians and Families of Young Children. 

This course includes videos, practice time, reflection questions, a Facebook Community, as well as resources and printables that will assist you in including sign language elements in your family or program.

If you are interested in continuing on with the series please click the links below, or visit www.hdilearning.org and add the course(s) to your cart.

ECE 130: Sign Language for Infants (1.5 hours)

ECE 130: Sign Language for Infants (1.5 hours)

This is the first in a series of 3 modules on Sign Language especially designed for Early Childhood Educators, Children’s Librarians and Families of Young Children.

This course includes  videos, practice time,  reflection questions,  a Facebook Community, as well as resources  and printables that will assist you in including sign language elements in your family or program.   

If you are interested in continuing on with the series please click the links below, or visit www.hdilearning.org and add the course(s) to your cart.

FET 3: Group Training Days Details

Fundamentals of Effective Training: Virtual Training Sessions

Thank you for your flexibility in joining us virtually for our group training day!!! 

We are excited about this opportunity to offer FET in this format.  We look forward to “meeting you” and hope the following information is helpful as you plan for our upcoming group training day.

There are two dates for the virtual sessions and you must attend both sessions.  Between the sessions, there will be an assignment for you to work on and turn in prior to Session #2. This assignment will involve practicing writing your very own training plan. The Training Coaches will all host optional Office Hours in between the sessions should you need some additional assistance.

If you have difficulty connecting to the group training day please contact Christine Hausman at 859-519-0401.


December 10, 2021 – Group Training Day (Required)

Tech check in: 12:45 – 1:00 pm (Central Time)

Open for tech check in to make sure you can log on OK. No need to stay on the full time. For those new to Zoom you may want to make sure you can connect and know how to use the basic features of Zoom so you can actively participate. Our three hour session will require you to be actively engaged so we want to be sure you know how to use your audio and video features.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/88692817059 (click or copy and paste into your browser)

Session time:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Training Agenda: Implementation of Training Design

Opening Component

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Housekeeping
  • Opener

Content Delivery Component

  • Training Design Review
  • Create Training Plan Using PACES™
  • Levels of Evaluation Introduction

Closing Component

  • Trainer Credential Application
  • Question/Comments
  • Summary
  • Next Steps


In preparation for the group training session you will need: 

Completed needs assessment & training plan worksheet from FET 2, either printed out or accessible on the computer. During today we will be addressing completing a training plan and have an opportunity to review the needs assessment & worksheet and use in a practical exercise.

Access to the Professional Development Framework (PDF) either printed out or accessible on the computer. During today we will be review Core Content Subject Areas and will be using the PDF during a practical exercise.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact your Training Coach or Christine Hausman via e-mail: christine.hausman@uky.edu

Group Training Day 2 – NOT APPLICABLE

October 14, 2021 – Group Training Day 2( Required)

Tech check in: 9:15- 9:30 am ( Eastern Daylight Time)

Open for tech check in to make sure you can log on OK. No need to stay on the full time. For those new to Zoom you may want to make sure you can connect and know how to use the basic features of Zoom so you can actively participate. Our two hour session will require you to be actively engaged so we want to be sure you know how to use your audio and video features.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/87593819463 (click or copy and paste into your browser)

Session time:  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ( Eastern Daylight Time)

Training Agenda: Implementation of Training Design continued

Opening Component

  • Training Plan Debrief Welcome and Introductions

Content Delivery Component

  • Demonstration of Training Methods
  • Organizational Strategies for Successful Training
  • Levels of Evaluation

 Closing Component

  • Evaluation
  • Trainer Credential Application
  • Question/Comments
  • Implementation Plan
  • Summary
  • Next Steps


In preparation for the group training session #2 answer the following questions: 

  1. Was working on the Training Plan Project harder or easier than you thought it would be?
  2. What areas did you find you needed to focus on more?
  3. What questions do you have, thus far, about the Training Plan portions you’ve completed?

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact your Training Coach or Christine Hausman via e-mail: christine.hausman@uky.edu

FET 2: Training Design

In this course, you will learn about the Professional Development Framework (PDF) that includes the key components to address the needs for Education, Training, and Credentialing of Early Care, Early Intervention, and Early Childhood Education professionals in Kentucky.

Prior to starting the first lesson in this course you should have access to the Professional Development Framework. It will be utilized throughout FET.  Please note this document is 93 pages. If you do not have a pre-printed copy already, you have the option of printing it out or downloading the document for future reference.

To access the document please click on the following link. 

FET 1: Effective Trainers, Adult Learners, and Learning Environments

Welcome to the Fundamentals of Effective Training (FET)!

FET is a hybrid training that consists of several sections of content online plus two virtual Zoom sessions (in lieu of the one day of face to face training). All sections must be completed in order as this training is sequential, building on content from each previous section. The learning management system is set up to let you progress to the next section once you have completed the necessary prior assignment. FET is designed for flexibility, allowing you to work as your schedule permits and saving your work as you go.

However, it is important to start working through the courses as soon as they open and complete by the designated due date. This will allow you to pace yourself and move through the content at a comfortable rate. The time it takes to complete each course may vary for each participant due to previous experience with the content and/or their level of comfort with online training.

Each Course in FET will have a ‘Course Content’ table below its home page. Please start each course by clicking the first lesson.

FET 310: Beyond Fundamentals: Putting FET to Work (2nd Edition, 7 hours)

Putting FET to Work is an online learning experience that helps you design a training plan on a topic of your choosing. Upon completion, you will have a new, custom training session that you can begin training on immediately.

Course Facilitator

April Brown

April Brown

Training Coach – The Lakes Region

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Important Information!

This course requires satisfactory completion of an application activity prior to course being fully complete. All application activities can take up to 3 business days to review. The completion date for the course is the date that the application activity is satisfactorily completed. Once completed satisfactorily you will have the ability to print a certificate with the completion date and credit will be entered into ECE-TRIS within 10 calendar days.

If you are approaching your credential expiration, it is recommended to have all coursework completed and submitted with your renewal application 30 days prior to your expiration. This allows ample time for course feedback and resubmissions of assignments is necessary. Please reach out to the course facilitator if you have any questions.