Early Care and Education Course Grid

Course List

The ECE 105 course image features the course name, the child care aware logo, and an image of an adult holding the hand of a child.
Family Interaction Training (FIT) Training is a set of three modules (ECE 104, 105, & 106) based on an evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) course.  These courses provide information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of FIT. The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share the evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children.
The ECE 105 course image features the course name, the child care aware logo, and an image of an adult holding the hand of a child.
Family Interaction Training (FIT) Training is a set of three modules (ECE 104, 105, & 106) based on an evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) course.  These courses provide information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of FIT. The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share the evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children.
The ECE 104 course image features the course name, the child care aware logo, and an image of an adult holding the hand of a child.
Family Interaction Training (FIT) Training is a set of three modules (ECE 104, 105, & 106) based on an evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) course.  These courses provide information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of FIT. The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share the evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children.
The ECE 020 course catalog image features the name of the course and the Team Kentucky and Cabinet for Health and Family Services logos
This course will review the requirements for child care to reopen in June 2020, including:
  • the current regulations on healthy and clean environments,
  • the new enhanced regulations for childcare programs open during the COVID19 state of emergency, and
  • a refresher course on mandatory reporting of child abuse.
This course should take 30 minutes to complete. All program staff must complete before the program re-opens.
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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.
Course catalog for ECE 151 features a woman speaking to a child on a swing
This 1.5-hour course is for First Steps providers only. Participants will learn about the role of KY’s Early Childhood Standards for children aged birth to three years, in relation to your assessments, measurement of child progress, and federal funding for First Steps.
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 6-hour online course fulfills the mandatory 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.
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.