SCCC 101: Orientation (GEORGIA)

Welcome to the Senior Center Community College
This interactive education experience is YOUR place to learn time-honored fundamentals and new skills/subjects that will help you to make your senior center(s) high performing. There are a wide array of courses from which you may choose. We hope that you will choose them all. You can take these courses in any order that you’d like and at the completion of each course you will receive a digital certificate of completion.

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SETP 104 – IPS


This is the final portion of the Supported Employment Core Training Series.

You must pass this quiz with a score of at least 80%; you may repeat the quiz if needed.

Once you pass the quiz, you will see an option to print your certificate. Please be sure to print and/or save this certificate to provide your supervisor and for your own records. This certificate shows that you have completed the required Supported Employment Core Training Series.

You are welcome to access the materials in the dropbox referenced throughout the Core Training series:

ECE 140: CDC Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

As an early care and education provider, you play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of children. You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. This online training course, Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, helps you fulfill this role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents.

This course focuses on:

  • Why monitoring children’s development is important
  • Why you have a unique and important role in developmental monitoring
  • How to easily monitor each child’s developmental milestones
  • How to talk with parents about their child’s development

Learning objectives for the training include:

  • List three developmental concerns that early care and education providers should monitor.
  • Identify at least three developmental milestones for class’s age group.
  • Describe how to use “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources in early care and education work with children and parents.
  • Describe two communication strategies to use when talking with families about their child’s development.
  • Use the links under Course Content below to view each Lesson in this course.

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program.

This program was developed in partnership with the Administration on Children and Families, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Child Care America program, Head Start National Center on Health, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Child Care Aware, and the Yale Child Study Center.

The Kentucky version of this training adds a section on Kentucky resources, and upon course completion, you will be issued 1 early care and education clock hour in ECE-TRIS.

ECE 225A: Implementing Strengthening Families: Parental Resilience

Parental Resilience: Families Bounce Back

This course is a follow-up to ECE 125 Introduction to the Kentucky Strengthening Families Initiative. You must complete that course before beginning this one.

This course will allow you to focus on implementing the protective factor of Parental Resilience within your classroom or childcare center.

Our vision is to see families that

  • Exhibit strength and flexibility in the face of general life stress
  • Recognize and value their unique strengths
  • Identify themselves as hopeful, optimistic, and confident
  • Have strong problem solving skills
  • Practice regular self care

Families who are resilient, able to bounce back, are able to provide more nurturing care that promotes secure emotional attachment and healthy development in their children.

The course will involve personal reflection, gathering feedback, planning an activity, providing resources, and intentional family interactions.

Course Facilitators

Emily Keely

Lead Facilitator
emily.keely@ky.gov

Kristen Martin

State Supervisor
kristen.martin@ky.gov

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EMP 107: The Truth About Working and Social Security Disability Benefits

This three-hour course is designed to dispel common myths about working and “the check,” e.g., if I work I lose my check,  I can’t save money or I will lose my benefits, etc.  There are four lessons designed to engage job seekers or employees with disabilities, family members, and professionals in understanding the truth about working and what Social Security says the impact will be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  In addition,  information about STABLE Kentucky, which is Kentucky’s ABLE program is presented which provides an eligible person with a disability the opportunity to save at least $15,000/year, and more if working, without jeopardizing eligibility for means-tested benefits, including SSI, Medicaid, SNAP benefits and HUD-subsidized housing.   

Early Childhood Education providers will not receive credit for this course.

SCCC 101: Orientation

Welcome to the Senior Center Community College
This interactive education experience is YOUR place to learn time-honored fundamentals and new skills/subjects that will help you to make your senior center(s) high performing. There are a wide array of courses from which you may choose. We hope that you will choose them all. You can take these courses in any order that you’d like and at the completion of each course you will receive a digital certificate of completion.

Click on the first lesson below to get started…

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SCCC 108: Food Safety

Learning Objective:
The learner will get a better understanding of the significance of how important the three components of food safety are in congregate nutrition programs. Proper food safety measures in storage, preparation and serving will be addressed in this course.


Course Significance:
Food safety is important for everyone. It is especially important for those working in congregate nutrition programs because the clients are seniors. It is a fact that older adults are at a higher risk for hospitalization and death fro food borne illness. This increased risk of food borne illness is because organs and body systems go through changes as people age. For example: the gastrointestinal tract holds onto food for a longer period of time, allowing bacteria to grow. The liver and kidneys may not properly rid the body of foreign bacteria and toxins. The stomach may not produce enough acid. The acidity helps to reduce the number of bacteria in our intestinal tract. And, underlying chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, may also increase a persons risk of food borne illness.

SCCC 107: Community Partnerships

Learning Objective:
The learner will get a better understanding of the vital role of community partnerships in helping the senior center and congregate nutrition programs reach out to members of the senior community who may be in need of services but are unaware that they are available.


Course Significance:
The senior center and the congregate nutrition program must be a vital cog in the community. It must be seen as a place that is safe, welcoming and an integral part of the larger community. It will accomplish this best by working in tandem with other partners in the community to enable better outreach to those “harder to find” individuals who may be impacted by other community services but are not aware of the services provided by the center. The faith-based community, too, must be part of an ongoing dialogue to encourage seniors to engage in the services offered by the center. Partnerships both old and new must be recruited and/or retained in order to best serve the unserved in the community.

SCCC 106: Nutrition

Learning Objective:
The learner will get a better understanding of the proper role that nutrition plays in the health and well-being of seniors who are utilizing the services of the congregate nutrition program. The fundamentals of proper nutrition will be explored and examined in this course.


Course Significance:
The congregate nutrition program has a primary role of providing healthy, nutritious meals to those who are 60 years of age and older. Therefore, understanding the nutrient makeup of meals is vital in ensuring that the US Government’s recommendations of nutrient values are evident in the meal preparation and meals served. This course will be a fundamental primer on nutrition basics.

SCCC 105: Fundraising

Learning Objective:
The learner will get a better understanding of the fundamentals of raising funds for their senior center and congregate nutrition program in order to expand programming and serve more seniors.


Course Significance:
Fundraising should be considered a major component of the mission of your center and nutrition program. There are not many nonprofit organizations that have the luxury of not having to raise outside funds in order to remain solvent. The economic climate of today and into the future will necessitate that all nonprofits (and that even includes senior centers and congregate nutrition programs) must view fundraising as an opportunity to engage their local community and its citizens as partners in the great work they do. Fundraising brings together an entire community and ignites the passions of those who would otherwise take the services that you are offering for granted.

SCCC 104: Food Waste

Learning Objective:
The learner will get a better understanding of the importance of the critical role that preventing food waste and wasted food plays in the operations of senior centers. 


Course Significance:
Having a minimal amount of food waste should be a part of your meal service operations planning and is critical component of running a congregate nutrition program. Food waste is important because it directly impacts the bottom line — your ability to serve more seniors in need. Food waste also directly impacts your clients; health. It also impacts the environment. By understanding why and how food waste occurs and committing to talking steps taught in this course, you can virtually eliminate food waste in your congregate nutrition program. Eliminating food waste in your senior center and congregate nutrition program has to become routine, standard operating procedure. 

SCCC 103: Communications

Learning Objective:
The learner will get a better understanding of the fundamentals of communicating the importance of the issue of raising community awareness of the role that the senior center and congregate nutrition program plays in providing nutrition and socialization for for seniors in their community.


Course Significance :
The role of the senior center and its nutrition program is vital in maintaining a relevant organization in the community. But if large segments of the community, namely seniors themselves, do not even know that the senior center is there for them, then the center becomes irrelevant. This course will teach the basic fundamentals of raising public awareness, public relations, marketing and getting the message out in the community about the center and its many offerings.

KDE 201: Annual Review Guidance for Alternate Assessment Participation (2021-2022 version)

This course is an annual requirement for the Kentucky Department of Education. The course content was updated in summer 2021.

Technical questions should be submitted using the Contact Us at the bottom of every screen in the course.

Content questions should be emailed to the Kentucky Department of Education.

To begin, click Lesson 1 below.

ECE 080: Provider CCAP Billing Basics (July 2021) (1hr)

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  • If parents have questions about CCAP Enrollment, they will need to contact DCBS Family Support at (855) 306-8959 to discuss the specifics of their case.
  • Providers may contact DCC with questions concerning payments or certificates at CCAPProviderPayments@ky.gov or (844) 209-2657.

Provider CCAP Billing Basics (July 2021) is designed to give child care providers an introduction to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and the CCAP billing process. All Licensed, Certified and Registered providers participating in CCAP will need to complete this training and provide documentation of completion to the CCAP Billing Section once during each year of operation and upon change of the staff member submitting billing information. Providers need to retain a copy of the documentation of completion, the course certificate, for their files.

CCAP provides payment assistance on a sliding income scale for eligible families, allowing them to gain employment and remain employed.

You will receive 1 clock hour of credit in ECE-TRIS upon the completion of this course.

CCAP is Administered by

Division of Family Support (DFS)

Assists families with the CCAP application process and maintains the CCAP case.

Handles the CCAP eligibility and certificate process.

Utilizes the Integrated Electronic Eligibility System, (IEES).

Division of Child Care
(DCC)

Supports all child care providers.

Manages CCAP payments, enrollment fees, rate increases, banking information, and assists providers with questions related to payments.

Utilizes the Kentucky Integrated Child Care System (KICCS)

The Division of Regulated Child Care (DRCC) manages all licensing and inspections, utilizing the Kentucky Integrated Child Care System (KICCS).

The IEES and KICCS systems share information nightly concerning provider status, certificates, and enrollments.

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SETP 104 – Traditional


This is the final portion of the Supported Employment Core Training Series.

You must pass this quiz with a score of at least 80%; you may repeat the quiz if needed.

Once you pass the quiz, you will see an option to print your certificate. Please be sure to print and/or save this certificate to provide your supervisor and for your own records. This certificate shows that you have completed the required Supported Employment Core Training Series.

You are welcome to access the materials in the dropbox referenced throughout the Core Training series:

EMP 106: Job Development and Employer Engagement

Course Objectives

  • Contrast the ‘old way’ of doing job development with an individualized job development process based on student skills and interests, family involvement, employer needs, and job negotiation.
  • Describe student involvement in the job development process, including the Student Positive Personal Profile.
  • Identify the role of families in the job development process, including the Family Interview process.
  • Describe job development and employer relationship responsibilities.
  • Describe strategies to build employer relationships and develop a professional network.
  • Describe the basic approach and components of an Employer Informational Interview.
  • Describe the basic components of the Employer Proposal letter, to match the employer’s needs with the student’s skills, interests, and experience.

Development of this course was supported by the U.S. Administration for Community Living grant 90DNEM00004-01-00. Technical assistance in developing the course was provided by the YES! Center. Tools and concepts contained in this course were adapted from source material created by TransCen, Inc.

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SCCC 102: Older Americans Act (OAA)

Learning Objective:
The learner will get a better understanding of the importance of the Older Americans Act and how it relates to their work.

Course Significance:
Every senior center director or senior nutrition program manager and staff are probably familiar with the Older Americans Act in some way. It governs the management of Title III congregate nutrition programs and authorizes at least part of the funding for their operations. Those same individuals may not be familiar with the Act’s history – which is important for understanding its purpose and focus – as well as some of the recent changes in the law. There have been many modifications over the years since the Older Americans Act was first signed into law, and understanding what has changed and what remains the same should help guide senior center and senior nutrition program management in their daily work. This course is designed to give a brief history of the law and to highlight those specific issues to which the law directs congregate nutrition programs to give particular attention.