ECE 147*: The Administration of the Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (CCITSN) (4 hours) *First STEPS Only*

Target Audience

Teachers and providers working in early care, education and intervention.

About this Course

In this course, you will encounter the following types of activities

  • 💭 Think Spot: An ungraded opportunity to reflect on the topic discussed and likely is tied to the course handout. It is recommended that you download or print the handout to have on hand while you complete this course.
  • 💡 Check Your Knowledge: A graded quiz to check your understanding of the topic(s) covered. Check Your Knowledge quizzes are complete when 80% of the questions are answered correctly. You may take the Check Your Knowledge quizzes multiple times until 80% is achieved.
  • 📹 Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos from various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic. If you encounter a problem with a video please email and include the name of the video or topic you are having trouble with.

🎯 Training Outcomes

During completion of this course, you will practice:

  • Accurately assessing a child’s present developmental status using the CCITSN (Carolina Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs)
  • Accurately scoring the CCITSN and reporting scores for curriculum sequences on the Developmental Progress Chart

🎯 Workplace Outcomes

After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Collect relevant developmental information about a child to communicate with the family and others on the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) team.
  • Use collected information to plan for child progress.
  • Plan periodic assessments and monitor ongoing progress.

This 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. Course materials must be purchased prior to enrollment from Brookes at

FET 220 – Beyond Fundamentals Tech for Trainers: Put More Power in your Point with PowerPoint (3 hours)


PowerPoint is the most frequently used training aid, but often the most under-utilized. Understand the advanced features you’ve dared not tried but wish you knew how to use! Practice using these within an application activity and for creating not only effective but Powerful presentations in the future.

In this course, you will explore several functions of Microsoft PowerPoint. Some of them you may already know, others might be a refresher. Our hope is that you learn a few additional functions that you can use to either edit an existing or create a new PowerPoint presentation.

Target Audience: 👩‍🏫 Trainers who wish to expand their knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, and more effectively use media to enhance presentations.

Credit Hours: 🏆 3 hours Adult Learning/How to Train Other Adults

Course Welcome and Introduction

ECE 101: External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion – Impacts on Children and Families (1 hour)

External transition is described as the temporary or permanent relocation of a child from one child care setting to another. External transitions may be voluntary, such as when a parent chooses to move a child to a different program because of a change of residence. These transitions may be involuntary when a child is removed from a child care setting as a result of suspension, expulsion, or the child being removed from a program because of intervention from an agency.

This 3-part course series will:

  • Review research showing how moving from one child care setting to another child care setting has an impact on children, families, and child care providers.
  • Review research showing how staying in the same child care setting with the same caregivers can help children develop socially, emotionally, and physically.
  • Review research that supports making changes in the classroom and teacher actions to prevent behavioral problems.
  • Suggest ways to work through behavior problems when they happen.
  • Share ideas on how to create prevention and intervention plans in the classroom and throughout the entire center to lower the number of times a child moves due to behavioral problems.
  • Review ways to support children who must move so that there are less negative impacts on children, families, and the child care provider.

Corlia Logsdon

Course Author

Corlia Logsdon is a veteran education professional. She has been a champion of individuals with disabilities in educational settings, as both a school psychologist and a special education director. Corlia has had experience as a state and school district level administrator working with federal and state regulatory monitoring, compliance, and investigations, technical assistance, and professional development in K-12 and postsecondary settings. She is currently completing her doctorate in Education Leadership with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision through Eastern Kentucky University. She holds Education Specialist and Master of Science degrees in Educational and Counseling Psychology, majoring in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English & Communications also from the University of Kentucky.

School Ready Libraries Module 1: Cognitive & General Knowledge Development

This training intended for Kentucky Librarians only, credit for early care and education will not be issued.

Content developed by: Mary Howard, Associate Director of Early Childhood Projects, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky and Krista King-Oaks, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Sponsor: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Institute for Museum & Library Sciences
Credit Hours: 2
Target Audience: Librarians

Beyond Fundamentals: Putting FET to Work (1st Edition)

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.

FET 260: Beyond Fundamentals: Laugh to Learn

Course Description:

Laugh to Learn is a course  for ECE Credentialed Trainers only based on the section called Training Aids from Fundamentals of Effective TrainingIt uses guided, online instruction and independent practice toward skill application. Upon instructor review of your completed Learning Log and plans for a humorous training activity, credentialed trainers will earn 3 clock hours of “how to train other adults.”

Training Outcomes:

  • Describe the benefits and barriers to using humor in training
  • List 4 types of humor strategies
  • Develop and demonstrate a humor strategy for a training activity

Target Audience: Credentialed Trainers, especially those seeking to use more humor in training sessions.

Credit Hours: 3 hours upon completion and submission of the Laugh to Learn Learning Log and Application Activity.

Download the course handout, aka LEARNING LOG, here: Laugh-to-Learn-Learning-Log-Summer-2018

Contact the Course Facilitator: Hans Petersen | (502) 213-4038 |

Before starting the course, please watch the following video message from your Cruise Director, er, Laugh to Learn Course Facilitator, Hans Petersen.

Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation

This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.

🎯 Course Objectives

  • Clarify the facts about the impact of work upon disability benefits and supplemental security income benefits and
  • Provide you with the basic knowledge to make an informed decision about how obtaining employment may affect your financial situation.

Target Audience

Employment specialists, individuals with a disability

Course Funding

Development of this course was supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, (90DNEM0004-01-00), Project Officer:  Larissa Crossen. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Administration on Community Living, and no assumption of endorsement by the Federal government should be made.

NCSC Communication Tool Kit for K-12 Students with Severe Disabilities

This series of professional development modules focuses on basic elements of supporting communication and language development in students who do not use oral speech and who also may have intellectual disabilities.

Not only is communication an essential building block for the development of language REQUIRED for access to the general curriculum, communication is an essential life skill.  Student health and safety depends on the extent to which students have regularized gestures, symbols, and augmented or alternative forms of communication.  Now more than ever before, technological enhancements make the goal of communication and language development achievable.

Content developed by: Dr. Jacqui Kearns, Dr. Jane Kleinert, Dr. Judy Page and Lou Ann Land, University of Kentucky

Sponsor: US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs